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Reuniting Families, at a Safe Distance

One day in early July, Peter and Susan Day drove to Sarah Neuman, The New Jewish Home’s Westchester campus, to visit Peter’s mother, Virginia. It was a trip they’ve made many times before, but this time it was different: they hadn’t seen her in person in months, and she had been very ill with COVID-19. Though they had video and phone chats with Virginia since she’s recovered, it was hard not to see her in person. Continue Reading Reuniting Families, at a Safe Distance

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How We’re Tackling COVID-19: A Conversation With Our Manhattan Medical Director

Dr. Ruth Spinner, our Manhattan medical director, has been expertly leading The New Jewish Home’s system-wide response to the devastating pandemic since February, tracking the disease in Asia before we experienced any cases of COVID-19 at our facilities. Continue Reading How We’re Tackling COVID-19: A Conversation With Our Manhattan Medical Director

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A Caring Nurse Keeps COVID-19 Patients Connected With Their Families

Lilian Gomez has faced challenges before. As a young woman, she emigrated to New York from the Dominican Republic and built a new life for herself. And she experienced one of the most challenging years of her life, she says, when she studied to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Continue Reading A Caring Nurse Keeps COVID-19 Patients Connected With Their Families

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How We’re Helping COVID-19 Patients Breathe and Communicate

When patients arrive at The New Jewish Home with tracheostomies after being hospitalized for COVID-19, their speech, breathing and swallowing are impaired. Our Department of Speech-Language and Swallowing Disorders — known for its excellent care – is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients like these. Continue Reading How We’re Helping COVID-19 Patients Breathe and Communicate

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Celebrating Juneteenth with a poem by Maya Angelou

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. Though President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation technically took effect on January 1, 1863, the true ending of slavery was not actually in effect until after the end of the Civil War in 1865. On June 19 of that year, Union Army General Gordon Granger announced federal orders in Galveston, TX, that all slaves held in Texas had been freed. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified that December 6th formally ending and forbidding all non-penal slavery everywhere in the United States. Continue Reading Celebrating Juneteenth with a poem by Maya Angelou

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In the name of justice and as an expression of our values

We do important work every day at The New Jewish Home. Today is no exception. Yet today we have some different important work to do together. First at noon and then again at two PM all available staff are invited to join in front of the building for a vigil in memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with the protest movement that has grown up in the aftermath of his murder on May 25th. We will stand together for the 8 minutes and 46 seconds that robbed him of his life. Continue Reading In the name of justice and as an expression of our values

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