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. 

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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How We’re Helping COVID-19 Patients Breathe and Communicate

When patients arrive at The New Jewish Home with tracheostomies after being hospitalized for COVID-19, their speech, breathing and swallowing are impaired. Our Department of Speech-Language and Swallowing Disorders — known for its excellent care – is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients like these. Continue Reading How We’re Helping COVID-19 Patients Breathe and Communicate

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She Got COVID-19 on Her 90th Birthday but Beat the Odds

Her name is Elvira, but loved ones call her Vera. A talented woman who raised two daughters in the Bronx, New York with deep faith and willpower, her strength has helped her conquer many obstacles. Recently, her daughters and friends have been awed by her ability to overcome illness, including COVID-19. Continue Reading She Got COVID-19 on Her 90th Birthday but Beat the Odds

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A Team Effort: Pitching in to Solve the PPE Problem

At The New Jewish Home, keeping a steady supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) in stock is always important. Long before most of us had given much thought to masks, gowns, and gloves, Michael Jurist — vice president of facilities and material management — and his team made sure we had enough PPE on hand to keep our staff, residents and patients safe. Continue Reading A Team Effort: Pitching in to Solve the PPE Problem

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National Nurses Week: Here’s How One of Our Home Care Nurses Shares Kindness Across New York City

Each morning, Zoila O’Keefe loads her car with enough PPE (personal protective equipment) — masks, gloves, gowns — to protect herself and her patients throughout the day. She’s a home care nurse who sees between five and six patients daily in Westchester County, the Bronx, and Manhattan. These days, two or three of those visits are to COVID-19 survivors recovering at home after hospital stays. Continue Reading National Nurses Week: Here’s How One of Our Home Care Nurses Shares Kindness Across New York City

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