Category: Recovery and Resilience
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.

Vaccine News

The New Jewish Home Makes News!

All of us at The New Jewish Home are thrilled that we were among the very first skilled nursing facilities nationwide selected to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

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Dr. Ruth Spinner, Senior Medical Director on the Second Wave, Staying Safe During the Holidays and the Flu Shot

Text transcript of the interview with Dr. Spinner

Hi, my name is Dr. Ruth Spinner, and I’m a geriatrician and Senior Medical Director at The New Jewish Home. As Senior Medical Director, I oversee the medical staff at our nursing homes, and I also put policies and procedures in place to care for and protect the older adults under our care. I was also appointed in the spring as director of our COVID-19 task force.

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