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Training Chaplains to “Be Present”

By Rabbi Jonathan Malamy, Director of Spiritual Care and Religious Life

“Are you ready to die?”

It was a simple but jarring question and one that the seminarian was really not prepared for. As he sat with a terminal patient near the koi pond on our Manhattan campus, he knew he needed to answer. But how? The student quickly replied that in his religious tradition, he was taught to live every day as if it were his last.

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Solutions at Home® Complete In-Home Care

Making the right decisions when it comes to you or your loved one’s health care can be challenging. Managing doctor appointments, medication, and nutrition staying on top of bills and dealing with insurance providers is often overwhelming for older adults. The New Jewish Home, Solutions At Home® in-home care is a program that helps you or your loved one navigate health care resources and maintain the best quality of life.

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Get Well – Go Home! Gold Seal of Approval for Sarah Neuman’s Heart Failure Program

Sarah Neuman Heart Failure Program providing the highest standards of health care 

According to the American College of Cardiology, heart disease is the most prevalent condition among older adults. No one knows this better than our dedicated health care professionals who work at Sarah Neuman’s Heart Failure Program in Westchester. Every day, our care team strives to ensure that heart patients can get well, go home safely and are able to manage their care more effectively.

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Birthday Bash of the Century: Celebrating 14 Kittay Tenants Who Turn 100+ this Year

14 Residents of Kittay Senior Apartments Turning 100+

On June 21, staff from The New Jewish Home’s Kittay Senior Apartments pulled out all the stops to throw the birthday bash of the century celebrating the lives of 14 tenants who turn 100 years or older in 2019. Together, these special New Yorkers have lived for more than 1,416 years. 

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One Order of Pancakes.

One Order of Pancakes. Hold the Psychotropics – A Lesson in Empathy and Dementia Care.

As it turns out, a little empathy does go a long way. While this principle may seem self-evident to caregivers whose vocations are rooted in compassion, empathy wasn’t always the go-to response when treating patients with dementia who exhibited disruptive behaviors in nursing home settings. Too often, the first option when it came to dementia care was to prescribe psychotropic or antipsychotic medications.

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