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Rita and Fred Richman

IN MEMORIAM Fred Richman 1922-2020

The New Jewish Home mourns the passing of Fred Richman, beloved husband of Rita Richman and father and father-in-law of our supporter Jim (Great Neck) and Elissa Richman.

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Larry Kelly, after 151 days with Covid-19, Larry Kelly being discharged from The New Jewish Home in Manhattan to return home to his family

51 Days on a Ventilator: How ‘Miracle Larry’ Survived

It’s been 128 days since Larry Kelly has been able to hug his wife. At one point, he was considered the sickest patient at Mount Sinai. Today, he is known as “Miracle Larry” and has been discharged from The New Jewish Home in Manhattan to return home to his family.

Read his amazing story of recovery in The New York Times.

The New Jewish Home’s award-winning short-term rehabilitation programs and post-acute care in Manhattan and Westchester help patients get well, go home and get back to doing what they love.

Our Manhattan campus offers three centers for specialty rehabilitation care, including our Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System, our Cardiac Rehabilitation Center with NYU Langone Medical Center, and the Center for Speech, Language, and Swallowing Disorders. Learn more about The New Jewish Home’s services and locations, including skilled nursing and adult day care.  

Addie and her daughter Althea

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.

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New Jewish Home’s medical director, Dr. Ruth Spinner

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. She continues to skillfully guide our COVID-19 tasks force, which brings senior leaders, clinicians and administrators across our system together on a daily call where they proactively plan and solve problems, discuss best practices and analyze the latest guidance from the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. Though the worst of the pandemic is now hopefully behind us, Dr. Spinner continues to lead with candor and motivation to provide our clients with outstanding clinical care. We asked Dr. Spinner a few questions about her experience and what sets The New Jewish Home apart.

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Mitali Vyas, Rehabilitation Manager for The New Jewish Home’s Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA)

Rehabilitation Manager Helps Amputee COVID-19 Patient Regain His Life

Mitali Vyas relishes her role as Rehabilitation Manager for The New Jewish Home’s Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA). The Program helps ensure that older adults living in their own homes receive the support they need to remain healthy, safe and comfortable. The New Jewish Home’s CHHA provides physical, speech and occupational therapy, social work and nutrition counseling. Clients also receive home health aide services through the CHHA.

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Milton Glaser, American Graphic Designer

Remembering Milton Glaser, 1929-2020, our 2015 Eight Over 80 Honoree

The New Jewish Home mourns the passing of Milton Glaser. Our organization had the privilege and pleasure to honor him at our Eight Over Eighty Gala in 2015. He was among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States, producing the iconic I ❤️NY logo.

Milton Glaser Video — Eight over 80, 2015

The New Jewish Home has a proud legacy of empowering older adults to live with purpose and enhanced well-being. We’ve been around since 1848 as one of the nation’s first nursing homes, and now serving older New Yorkers of all backgrounds through a portfolio of health care services, including post-acute care and rehabilitation, skilled nursing, adult day care, assisted living, and at-home care.

See how we continue to elevate health care for older adults through our Research Institute on Aging and our SkillSpring program (formerly known as Geriatrics Career Development program), which empower teens and young adults to begin careers in health care.

Lilian Gomez, a health care professional at The New Jewish Home’s Manhattan campus

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). “My daughter was little at the time,” Lilian says, “and it was very hard going to school full-time and working full-time. I had classes from Monday through Friday, then I worked double shifts Saturday and Sunday.” 

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