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Los Angeles Jewish Home Increases Resident Capacity and Adds New Programs to Address Community Needs
Date:6/10/2008

ng in-home caregivers an opportunity for occasional time off to recoup emotionally or handle other family tasks.

The new capacity available at the Home through the opening of the Medical Center comes on the heels of the Home recently announcing the opening of the Lisa & Ernest Auerbach Behavioral Health Center for adults 55 and over that are experiencing mental or emotional changes that require intensive treatment. The opening of the Auerbach Center comes at a time when privately operated psychiatric units are closing or cutting their beds across Southern California.

"All of our new programs incorporate the Jewish Home's nationally acclaimed model of comprehensive, high-quality treatment by attending to the needs of the whole person in a calm, nurturing environment," said Forrest. "As a society we need to address the mind, body and spirit of the individual and view aging as a natural part of the life experience."

Founded in 1912, the world-renowned 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 "Neighborhood Home" accommodations, residential care, skilled nursing care, acute psychiatric care, 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 http://www.jha.org or by calling 818-757-4407.


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