Category: Recovery and Resilience
Jesus Hernandez

Jesus Hernandez, RN, Takes the Lead and Reflects on Building a New COVID-19 Unit from the Bottom Up

Just a few months after becoming the assistant director of nursing, Jesus was asked to become the clinical lead at The New Jewish Home’s COVID-19 Recovery Unit.

Jesus Hernandez, who joined The New Jewish Home in 2012 as a nurse manager, stepped up in October 2020 to become assistant director of nursing. Just a few months later, while still adjusting to his new role, he was asked to take on another big challenge—to serve as the clinical lead of The New Jewish Home’s COVID-19 Recovery Unit.

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Enhancing Neurological Rehab in Westchester

The rehabilitation team at The New Jewish Home’s Sarah Neuman Westchester campus shines at helping clients get well and go home. Among the tools they use to achieve excellent results is a new gait trainer, the Rifton E-Pacer, which helps make rehabilitation safer and more effective for staff and patients. 

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Jeanette Cohen’

A Friendly Voice on the Phone Who Gets Problems Solved

Jeanette Cohen’s role as client experience director is to make sure Westchester residents’ concerns are addressed, no matter how large or small.

As client experience director, Jeanette Cohen oversees all aspects of resident experience at The New Jewish Home’s Sarah Neuman facility. For family members of our residents and patients, she’s the central resource for any questions and concerns.

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Manhattan Senior Care Staff

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

No doubt most people are familiar with the saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” It’s a notion that’s been with us for a very, very long time. Longer, I suspect, even than recorded memory.

A quick search of internet sources reveals that this idea first found written expression over two thousand years ago. The Roman Poet Sextus Propertius wrote, semper in absentes felicior aestus amantes. And for those not fluent in Latin, just know that this version is a little bit spicy. Later expressions toned it down a bit. In the 17th century, Englishman Thomas Overbuy wrote, “Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it.” And his contemporary James Howell put it this way, “Distance sometimes endears friendship, and absence sweetens it.”

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Sarah Neuman Recovery

Visitors Return to Sarah Neuman, Bringing Hugs, Smiles, and Tears of Joy

When visitation reopened at The New Jewish Home’s Sarah Neuman facility in Westchester on March 31, the hallways were full of emotion. Lorraine Thomas, a recreation therapist, said her eyes hurt from all the tears of joy she cried with families who were able to visit their loved ones in person after many months apart.

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Ariana Schwartzberg, a student intern working at The New Jewish Home’s COVID-19 Recovery Unit

An Empathetic Intern Delivers Love to COVID Unit Patients and their Families

Ariana Schwartzberg, a student intern working at The New Jewish Home’s COVID-19 Recovery Unit in Manhattan, serves as a critical link between patients and their families in this facility, which is one of the few to receive this designation by the New York State Department of Health to exclusively care for patients with COVID-19. She is “a breath of fresh air,” says Manhattan Administrator Sandra Mundy, because she cares so deeply and is so helpful to staff and patients alike. 

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The New Jewish Home Featured on FNTV – FreedomNewsTV

Three residents were recently vaccinated with Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the New Jewish Home, Sarah Neuman, Westchester. Nursing home residents gave a quick interview and offered encouraging words after receiving the vaccine.

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