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  • A Change in Leadership and Ambitious Expansion Plans Impacts the Los Angeles Jewish Home
    After 24 years as president and CEO of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, Molly Forrest is stepping down and making a lateral move, to become president of the Jewish Home Foundation. Dale Surowitz, CEO of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center will replace Forrest beginning Oct. 1. Read more ›
    Author: Leslee Komaiko  ·  Publication: Jewish Journal  ·  Date: July 12, 2020
  • Amid pandemic, Californians can now visit loved ones in nursing homes, but few are going
    For months, families have pined to see their loved ones who live in California’s skilled nursing facilities, which have been shut down to outside visitors to keep the coronavirus from spreading. California health authorities recently issued guidance for visits to resume, but few are happening as infection rates surge in many communities. Facilities are being cautious after many suffered severe outbreaks earlier in the pandemic. Read more ›
    Author: Associated Press  ·  Publication: Los Angeles Times  ·  Date: July 12, 2020
  • Meet Mary ‘Molly’ Forrest, Hall of Honor inductee
    We are profiling the McKnight’s 2020 Women of Distinction honorees daily through the program’s July 28 online awards ceremony. Read more ›
    Author: Lois A. Bowers  ·  Publication: McKnight's Senior Living  ·  Date: June 29, 2020
  • Is L.A. County Prepared for a Coronavirus Surge?
    In Capital & Main, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Noah Marco and Eisenberg Village Medical Director Dr. Michael Wasserman discuss the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s preparation for an uptick of COVID-19 cases. They also note the ongoing concern of COVID-19 testing deficiencies in nursing homes. Read more ›
    Author: Dan Ross  ·  Publication: Capital & Main  ·  Date: June 16, 2020
  • Garcetti’s team is helping LA’s nursing homes with once-a-month testing
    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 ›
    Author:   ·  Publication:   ·  Date: May 19, 2020
  • Crisis Spawns Efforts to Keep L.A. Seniors' Spirits Uplifted
    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 ›
    Author: City News Service  ·  Publication: KFI AM 640  ·  Date: April 28, 2020
  • How Nursing Homes Are Adapting To Handle COVID-19
    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 ›
    Author: Deborah Quilter  ·  Publication: Forbes  ·  Date: April 17, 2020
  • Nursing home at center of coronavirus deaths spurs precautions across U.S.
    Dr. Noah Marco, chief medical officer of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, was in a meeting with facility leadership on Wednesday when the federal guidance for facilities to concerning the Coronavirus landed in his email. “And I said, ‘Hey, guess what I just got.’ And we immediately started our planning process.” Read more ›
    Author: Maria L. La Ganga, Richard Read  ·  Publication: Los Angeles Times  ·  Date: March 8, 2020
  • LAJH opens research institute
    The Los Angeles Jewish Home (LAJH) has opened the Brandman Research Institute, which is focused on research for geriatric health issues best practices. Noah Marco, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for LAJH, is the institute’s executive director, and the hope is to let medial staff learn directly from seniors. Activities will include research and treatments to enhance medical, social, psychiatric and psychological services for elders. Read more ›
    Author: Elizabeth Newman  ·  Publication: McKnight's Long-Term Care News  ·  Date: March 20, 2019
  • Nursing Home Bills Are Swamping Medicaid
    The high cost of long-term care is a growing problem for this government program. Donna Nickerson spent her last working years as the activity and social services director at a Turlock, Calif., nursing home. But when she developed Alzheimer’s disease and needed that kind of care herself, she and her husband couldn’t afford it: a bed at a nearby home cost several thousand dollars a month. Read more ›
    Author: Barbara Feder Ostrov and Anna Gorman  ·  Publication: Money Magazine  ·  Date: July 29, 2016
  • Dispelling myths about hospice care
    Although hospice and death are inextricably linked in many people’s minds, hospice experts insist that it is life — not death — on which their work centers. Specifically, the goal of hospice is to improve a patient’s quality of life, even though, and especially when, that life is nearing its end. Hospice care has been available in the United States for nearly half a century, yet there are still many misconceptions about what it entails. We’ve checked in with several local experts to address some of the most common fallacies and fears about hospice. Read more ›
    Author: Lakshna Mehta  ·  Publication: Jewish Journal  ·  Date: July 21, 2016
  • Pharmacists onsite at Jewish Home’s skilled nursing facility provide immediate care
    In hospitals and health systems across the country, pharmacists are becoming increasingly integrated into patient care by rounding with medical teams, providing medication counseling at various points along the transitions-of-care continuum, and developing strong inpatient−outpatient collaborations. The Los Angeles Jewish Home has taken an innovative approach to improving patient care by building an onsite pharmacy located within its skilled nursing facility. Read more ›
    Author: Amy K. Erickson, MA  ·  Publication: Pharmacy Today  ·  Date: February 1, 2015
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home holds 'World’s Largest Mother’s Day Celebration'
    RESEDA >> Up to five generations of mothers and their offspring celebrated life, love and "nachas" — a Yiddish term for pride and joy — during the Los Angeles Jewish Home's 20th annual "World’s Largest Mother's Day Celebration" on Sunday. Read more ›
    Author: Brenda Gazzar  ·  Publication: Los Angeles Daily News  ·  Date: May 11, 2014
  • Calif. Home for Older Adults Gets $15-Million From Clients' Daughter
    How much: $15-million. Who got it: Los Angeles Jewish Home. Who gave it: Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer, president of Ben B. Eisenberg Properties, a real-estate management firm in Los Angeles. Read more ›
    Author: Caroline Bermudez  ·  Publication: The Chronicle of Philanthropy  ·  Date: April 9, 2014
  • A Flood of Memories for Holocaust Survivors
    A play about a ship of Jewish refugees turned away by FDR in 1939 and returned to Europe, where many passengers would die in the Holocaust, brings back tamped-down memories at the L.A. Jewish Home. Read more ›
    Author: Nita Lelyveld  ·  Publication: Los Angeles Times  ·  Date: February 2, 2014

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