Los Angeles Jewish Home to Host Community Education Series

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Contact Bonnie Polishuk at 818.757.4407 or Bonnie.Polishuk@jha.org

Caregiving and Aging Series to Offer Help with Difficult Decisions

(RESEDA, CA – May 2, 2011) During May and June, the Los Angeles Jewish Home will host a free community education series designed to help families cope with the challenge of caring for an aging loved one. Caregiving and Aging, a four-session program featuring experts from the Home, will be held at Fountainview at Eisenberg Village in Reseda. Space is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP, please contact the Home at (818) 774-3324 or caregiving@jha.org.

The series will provide much-needed information in four key areas of elder caregiving:

  • Session 1, May 17, 2011: How to Find, Hire, and Manage the Right Caregiver
    Featuring Shelly Ryan, vice president of human resources for the Jewish Home, and Ilana Grossman, CEO of the Home's Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Medical Center, this session will delve into the strategies behind finding and managing the best in-home caregiver.
  • Session 2, May 31, 2011: Tough Decisions: Do We Need to Move Our Loved One to a Facility?
    Dr. Edward Schneider, one of the leading authorities in the field of healthy aging, and Dr. Esiquio Casillas, deputy medical director for the Jewish Home, will discuss the signs and symptoms to look for before considering an assisted living facility for a loved one.
  • Session 3, June 14, 2011: What Kind of Help Does Your Loved One Need: Caregiving Options for Seniors
    There are many senior care choices out there. Jewish Home CEO-President Molly Forrest and vice president of health and community-based services Arnold Possick will explain the full continuum of care options available, and how to determine which one is best for your loved one.
  • Session 4, June 28, 2011: Planning Ahead: Advanced Directives for Healthcare Choices
    Handling end-of-life issues can be difficult, emotionally and financially. Having an organized plan can ease some of the burden. Senior staff from the Jewish Home's Skirball Hospice – administrator Bill Ries, medical director Dr. David Wallenstein, and director of patient care services Julia Cage-Lindsay – will present the choices you have for advanced directives, palliative care, and hospice. Advanced directive forms will be available at no charge at the session.

Founded in 1912, the Los Angeles Jewish Home is one of the foremost multi-level senior living communities in the United States and the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles. In total, the Home annually serves more than 1,700 seniors through our extraordinary continuum of services. Each year, more than 1,200 women and men are cared for in-residence on two village campuses, with services including independent living accommodations, residential care, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitative care, acute psychiatric care, and Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care. Another 500 seniors are served through the Home’s community-based programs, which includes Skirball Hospice and community clinics. The Home is a nonprofit organization that relies upon donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to continue its remarkable work. Further information regarding the Home can be found online at www.jha.org or by calling (818) 757-4407.

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