Hand holding a heartRECOVERING LIKE A NEW YORKER

Recovering like a New Yorker and other stories of The New Jewish Home fighting COVID-19. The New Jewish Home reflects the diversity and strength of New York City. During this challenging time, these inspiring stories of recovery and resilience are a source of hope. 

What’s Next After 51 Days on a Ventilator? A Dedicated Team of Rehabilitation Therapists

Larry Kelly is probably one of the best-known COVID-19 survivors in New York City. Larry, who retired a few years ago as the assistant principal of a high school in Harlem, contracted COVID-19 while performing in a dinner theater in Fair Lawn, NJ. The whole cast of the play got sick. Continue Reading What’s Next After 51 Days on a Ventilator? A Dedicated Team of Rehabilitation Therapists

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Reuniting Families, at a Safe Distance

One day in early July, Peter and Susan Day drove to Sarah Neuman, The New Jewish Home’s Westchester campus, to visit Peter’s mother, Virginia. It was a trip they’ve made many times before, but this time it was different: they hadn’t seen her in person in months, and she had been very ill with COVID-19. Though they had video and phone chats with Virginia since she’s recovered, it was hard not to see her in person. Continue Reading Reuniting Families, at a Safe Distance

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How We’re Tackling COVID-19: A Conversation With Our Manhattan Medical Director

Dr. Ruth Spinner, our Manhattan medical director, has been expertly leading The New Jewish Home’s system-wide response to the devastating pandemic since February, tracking the disease in Asia before we experienced any cases of COVID-19 at our facilities. Continue Reading How We’re Tackling COVID-19: A Conversation With Our Manhattan Medical Director

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A Caring Nurse Keeps COVID-19 Patients Connected With Their Families

Lilian Gomez has faced challenges before. As a young woman, she emigrated to New York from the Dominican Republic and built a new life for herself. And she experienced one of the most challenging years of her life, she says, when she studied to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Continue Reading A Caring Nurse Keeps COVID-19 Patients Connected With Their Families

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