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Celebrating Long-Term Care’s Unsung Heroes: Social Workers

“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

5 Common Misconceptions About Dementia

The word “dementia” is often used in common parlance as a catchall for a range of behaviors, including forgetfulness, in elderly people. But an elderly person who occasionally forgets to take her medication or who can’t remember where she left her purse does not necessarily have dementia.  As with other health-related words that find their… Continue reading 5 Common Misconceptions About Dementia

What to Look for in a Memory Care Facility

Having a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be challenging in so many ways. If you’re a caregiver, you know how stressful it can be to try to give your loved one the care they require while tending to your family, your job, and other responsibilities – not to mention your own needs. According… Continue reading What to Look for in a Memory Care Facility

Express Yourself: The Healing Power of the Arts for Older Adults

“Are you ready to get creative?!” art therapist Linda Erman-Strober asked a small group of seniors who were gathered in a common area at United Hebrew’s nursing home. Seated around a table laden with an array of artistic supplies, they glanced at the tempura and acrylic paints in a rainbow of colors, brushes in every… Continue reading Express Yourself: The Healing Power of the Arts for Older Adults

Don’t Go It Alone: Resources For Family Caregivers

As this whirlwind year winds down and we look ahead to plans for 2022, many of us have family caregiving at the top of our minds. Spending the holidays with Mom and Dad may have convinced you that they need more help, or you might have realized that Aunt Betsy is unhappy with her current… Continue reading Don’t Go It Alone: Resources For Family Caregivers

Assisted Living vs. Memory Care: What’s Best for Your Loved One?

We often receive emails from community members asking questions about residential care. They usually want information and advice on how to determine the best option for themselves or their loved ones. Here’s a recent example: “I’m looking for a place for my mother to live. She has mild dementia. I’m not sure if assisted living… Continue reading Assisted Living vs. Memory Care: What’s Best for Your Loved One?

United Hebrew Ranks Among Newsweek’s ‘America’s Best Nursing Homes’

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’

After Hospitalization, Sub-Acute Care is Essential

What if you have been hospitalized for an extended period of time due to surgery, an illness or injury and are ready to be discharged, but are not fully recovered. Now what?  Increasingly, surgeons, physicians, and rehabilitation experts are recommending you a stay in a sub-acute care facility. Why? Sub-acute care post-hospitalization is recognized as… Continue reading After Hospitalization, Sub-Acute Care is Essential

United Hebrew is a Great Place…to Feel at Home!

Lorna Hawthorne remembers the day she started working in the housekeeping department at United Hebrew: March 22, 1999. She felt at home right away. Not only were her new co-workers friendly and warm, she says, “The residents were happy to meet me, too!” She had moved to the United States from Jamaica a few years… Continue reading United Hebrew is a Great Place…to Feel at Home!