How Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias affects people varies widely: A mother who used to be quiet may become chatty; a father no longer remembers his daughter; a demure grandmother might now be heard using obscenities. Families who had a shorthand for speaking with each other now find themselves at a loss for what to… Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts for Speaking With People With Dementia
Congratulations to Jim Staudt, a stalwart supporter of United Hebrew, recognized by the Westchester Jewish Council with the Julian Y. Bernstein distinguished service award! Jim has volunteered over 500 hours over the past seven years on our campus. On our board of directors, he serves as a member and past chair, and current co-senior chair.… Continue reading Jim Staudt Honored for Service to United Hebrew
“The Time Is Right for Social Work” – that’s the theme of this year’s Social Work Month, and we couldn’t agree more. So as March goes out – hopefully, like a lamb – we celebrate the 720,000 social workers in the US, with a special nod to those serving our residents and their families right here… Continue reading Celebrating Long-Term Care’s Unsung Heroes: Social Workers
Should the U.S. become involved in the Russia/Ukraine conflict? What’s the impact of commercial development in downtown New Rochelle? How will former President Trump factor in the future of the Republican party? These are just some of the big questions tackled by the Current Events group at United Hebrew’s Willow Towers Assisted Living community. “The point… Continue reading Seniors Share Views on the World in Current Events Group
Huge news! For the fourth year in a row, we have been recognized with the highest rating possible for our short-stay rehabilitation facility for 2021-2022 by U.S. News & World Report. Of the 13,500 facilities evaluated, just 1,651 earned the coveted “High Performing” rating. That places United Hebrew’s short-stay facility among the top 12% in the nation. … Continue reading Our Short-Stay Rehab Center Again Named Among Best in Nation
Music has always been an essential part of life on our campus. From musical entertainment to specialized music therapy programs, we’ve long witnessed the power of music to lift our residents’ spirits and engage with each other and the world around them. This is especially true for our residents with dementia who suffer from cognitive… Continue reading Music to Our Ears: Grant Expands Program Using Music to Tap into Precious Memories
You may be at a point in your life when you are noticing that your aging parents need a little help. You might be helping out with whatever they need – shopping, cleaning, or driving them to appointments. If you have the time, caregiving for loved ones can be incredibly rewarding. But you may be… Continue reading Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing: Which is Right for Your Loved One?
For families searching for excellent skilled nursing care, positive ratings are valuable tools when reviewing options for care. So it is welcome news that United Hebrew of New Rochelle has been ranked by Newsweek among the nation’s best! Of the nearly 12,000 nursing homes evaluated, only 450 made the magazine’s list. That places us among the top… Continue reading United Hebrew Ranks Among Newsweek’s ‘America’s Best Nursing Homes’
If an injury or wear and tear are prompting you to consider a hip or knee replacement, you are not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, over 1 million such procedures are performed each year in the United States. Besides vetting a surgeon and hospital or outpatient facility, it’s important to also consider… Continue reading Planning Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery? Read This First.