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. 

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

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

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Through Rehabilitation Therapy, Dedicated Clinicians Help Post-COVID Patients Recover

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.

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Making Spiritual Connections During COVID-19

Residents and patients at The New Jewish Home have always appreciated chaplaincy visits. During the pandemic, however, these visits evolved to provide deep emotional and spiritual care to meet the needs of our older adult clients. Each year, in conjunction with the Jewish Theological Seminary, The New Jewish Home helps train chaplains by hosting students in our Clinical Pastoral Education Program (CPE).

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