The Los Angeles Jewish Home’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Los Angeles Jewish Home is committed to keeping our residents and staff safe and healthy. Following the recent developments of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), particularly in senior living communities, we are reaching out to inform you about how we are handling the situation. Our priority remains the protection from harm of the most vulnerable members of our community.

  • Garcetti’s team is helping LA’s nursing homes with once-a-month testing

    Posted: May 19, 2020

    The Los Angeles Daily News reported that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti shared progress on a city initiative expanding testing capacity at nursing homes, during a media briefing held in front of the Home’s Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Medical Center. The Daily News also reported that the Jewish Home’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Noah Marco addressed testing efforts within LAJH specifically and in general for skilled nursing facilities during the briefing. Read more ›

  • Crisis Spawns Efforts to Keep L.A. Seniors' Spirits Uplifted

    Posted: April 28, 2020

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Effort to keep seniors' spirits up in the midst of the stress and worry caused by the coronavirus pandemic has sparked innovation in residential care facilities and among volunteers who participate in twice-weekly phone calls with isolated elderly members of the Los Angeles community. At the Los Angeles Jewish Home residents are treated to international theme events with corresponding foods and costumed staff, said Larissa Stepanians, its chief operating officer Read more ›

  • How Nursing Homes Are Adapting To Handle COVID-19

    Posted: April 17, 2020

    At the Jewish Home Family facilities, staff vital signs are monitored for each shift three times a day. Everyone wears disposable coveralls; masks are available for people going into rooms with infected patients. The Jewish Home Family was very aggressive about stocking up on protective equipment early, Elliott says Read more ›

  • “This Shall Pass:” Jewish Home Seniors Share Their Wellness Wisdom

    Posted: April 21, 2020

    Many of us feel challenged by the current stay-at-home orders, including our socially isolated residents. To protect their health, our staff are delivering meals to our residents' rooms, finding creative ways to keep them active and doing their best to accommodate their emotional and physical needs as they shelter in place. Overall, however, our residents are resilient people and they are making the best of the situation. READ MORE »

  • An Important Update to Jewish Home Residents and Family Members from Dr. Noah Marco and CEO-President Molly Forrest

    Posted: April 11, 2020

    Click here to read the letter.

  • Information on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

    Posted: April 8, 2020

  • Develop a Household Plan to Face COVID-19

    Posted: March 31, 2020

    Here at the Jewish Home, the safety and health of our community remains one of our greatest priorities. Below is guidance we received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on what you can do to safeguard your home against Novel Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. READ MORE »

  • An Important Update to Jewish Home Residents and Family Members from COO Larissa Stephanians

    Posted: March 24, 2020

    Click here to read the letter.

  • LACDPH: Steps for Handwashing

    Posted: March 24, 2020

    Stop the spread of germs and keep yourself and others from getting sick. Follow these guidelines on handwashing set by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

    Click here for a poster-sized version to hang in your place of business.

  • Communicating With Your Loved One at the Jewish Home

    Posted: March 18, 2020

    At the Los Angeles Jewish Home, the health and well-being of our residents remains our top priority. Thankfully, we do not have any cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at this time.

    We understand connecting with family members and loved ones is extremely important. We ask that you try to contact your loved one directly through telephone, email, or text messaging. If you cannot reach your loved one through these channels, please contact the nursing station where your loved one resides.

    If necessary, you may call the Jewish Home's main switchboard at 818-774-3000 Monday through Friday 9 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.—2 p.m. A Jewish Home representative will then try to connect you with your loved one or get back to you by phone or email with information. For a complete list of nurses station phone numbers, click here.

    Please visit for regular updates.

    As always, we appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Thank you.

  • The Jewish Home’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Posted: March 13, 2020

    Following the recent developments of COVID‐19 in the U.S., particularly in senior living communities, we are reaching out to inform you of how we are handling this situation at the Los Angeles Jewish Home. As of today, there are no known or suspected cases of COVID‐19 among residents, patients, staff, volunteers or visitors in any of our programs. However, we are taking extra precautions to keep each of our communities as safe as possible during such a critical time. READ MORE »

  • An important message on the Coronavirus from Dr. Marco

    Posted: March 12, 2020

    On March 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced “Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus.” CMS announced several actions aimed at limiting the spread of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Specifically, CMS issued a call to action to health care providers across the country to ensure they are implementing their infection control procedures. The LAJH has answered that call. READ MORE »

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