Jewish Home’s project to build The Living Center of Manhattan on the Upper West Side is featured in the current issue of The Jewish Week.
The story discusses the exciting new Green House model of elder care that The Living Center will bring to life. Elders will live in small “households” rather than traditional hospital-style nursing units.
Everything about the design of the building will center around the needs of elders and their choices about how they want to live their lives.
The Living Center of Manhattan will serve a population as diverse as the city itself, welcoming all New Yorkers. It will also feature a specialized household for LGBT elders.
The Jewish Week story also describes how Jewish Home is working with our SEIU 1199 Union partners to redefine the direct caregiver role. Self managed care teams will work together to ensure that care is truly focused on the needs and desires of the elders. Direct caregivers in these teams will be called “Adirim,” derived from the Hebrew word for noble, because, as Audrey Weiner is quoted saying, “This is noble work.”