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Two Jewish Home Leaders Receive United Hospital Fund’s Tribute to Excellence in Health Care Awards in 2023

Leeada Durant

Leeada Durant is a nursing leader with nearly 50 years of experience, who joined The New Jewish Home (TNJH) system in 2003 as Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) at TNJH’s Westchester campus. In 2017, Leeada created the Sarah Neuman Nursing School Affiliation Program to train nursing students in providing excellent care to older adults while enhancing resident care and engagement. Leeada built the program on weekends and after work hours, partnering with local nursing schools and training 268 nursing students in 2022.

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NYS Budget FY 2024 statement from Dr. Jeffrey Farber, CEO of The New Jewish Home:

“At a moment when 75% of New York’s 614 nursing homes are unable to meet staffing minimums due to a shortage of nursing professionals, we are grateful for the State’s investment of $500,000 in The New Jewish Home’s SkillSpring program.  Through the leadership of State Senator Cleare, we secured funds in the FY24 budget toward a workforce development initiative that will help aging services providers address shortages while setting in place training infrastructure to support the next generation of caregivers.

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older woman and woman holding arms

10 Questions to Ask Older Adults in Your Life

As our parents and grandparents age—and, frankly, as we grow older along with them—we may miss golden opportunities to get to know them even better than we already do. What were they like in their younger years? There is always more to be learned from older adults just by asking.

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Dr. Farber and Sen. Cleare Pen Op-ed in Support of SkillSpring Funding

We are excited to share our President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Farber’s co-byline with New York State Senator Cordell Cleare published this morning in City & State NY highlighting the success of our SkillSpring program! The op-ed encourages the State Legislature to include more funding in the budget for CNA training initiatives that address our industry’s staffing needs and provide career pathways for underserved New Yorkers to enter the healthcare field. Thank you for your continued support. Click here to learn more about SkillSpring.

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