How Can We Help? Part 3

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How Can We Help? Part 3

May 1, 2016

The Jewish Home’s innovative Connections to Care (C2C) program is an exciting approach to meeting the growing needs of seniors in our community and beyond. C2C is a simple, fast, and easy way for seniors and their loved ones to access all of the programs and services offered by the Los Angeles Jewish Home. A call to the C2C toll-free hotline at (855) 227-3745 will customize a care plan just for you.

With C2C, the top priority is asking, “How can we help?” One toll-free phone call connects seniors directly to Jewish Home expert staff members. They begin by listening, and then open the door to the Home’s full continuum of in-your-home, community health, and residential programs. C2C also enables the Home to serve as a resource for calls from outside our service area, providing assistance through resources and referrals to help address individual situations.

In recent issues of Jewish Home e-Connections, we highlighted some of the Home’s many programs - Brandman Centers for Senior Care, a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Jewish Home Care Services, Care Transitions, the Jewish Home Center for Palliative Medicine, Skirball Hospice, and geriatric care - using sample questions we have received. In this installment, we will take a look at the Home’s short-term rehabilitative care, also known as transitional care, and short-term geriatric psychiatry care.

“My husband is scheduled for hip surgery and will need therapy and care after the hospital. Is there help available?”

—Yes. Call Connections to Care to access short-term rehabilitative care for seniors. Designed to help seniors successfully recover from an illness, injury, medical procedure, or acute hospital stay, the Transitional Care Unit (TCU) provides short-term skilled nursing care and a guided transition to return home. Patients in the TCU receive treatment from physicians and geriatric specialists in physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

“My grandmother frequently has huge mood swings – manic one day, very depressed the next. How can I help?”

—Start by calling the Connections to Care toll-free hotline. We will connect you with experts in the state-of-the-art Auerbach Geriatric Psychiatry Unit for short-term geriatric psychiatric care. The Unit admits individuals who are experiencing stressful mental or emotional challenges that require intensive, short-term acute hospital psychiatric care. Most commonly treated diagnoses are:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Delirium
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Other dementias with behavioral disturbances

In addition to the Jewish Home’s many community-based and in-your-home services, the Home offers long-term in-residence programs, including independent living, residential care, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and skilled nursing care.

For more information about the programs and services offered through the Jewish Home’s Connections to Care, please contact us at (855) 227-3745 or visit our website at www.lajh.org.

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