A Place to Call Their Own: The Importance of the Jewish Home for the Aged for Jewish Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

By Caroline Goldberg

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 2002

Using ecological theory as a guiding tool, this article explores the relationship between Jewish nursing homes and the Jewish residents who live in these specialized care facilities. While it is widely accepted that Jewish nursing homes positively affect the well-being of Jewish seniors requiring nursing home care, systematic study and empirical evidence supporting this environmental intervention are lacking in the existing literature. Even less is known about the effectiveness of the Jewish Home for the Aged for Jewish nursing home residents who have dementia. This article considers if and how the Jewish nursing home environment works to improve the well-being of Jewish nursing home residents, with a focus on the effects of this intervention for Jewish residents in the advanced staged of dementia.

Topic: Jewish Organizations, Health and Healing, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 78/No. 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Goldberg, Caroline. A Place to Call Their Own: The Importance of the Jewish Home for the Aged for Jewish Nursing Home Residents with Dementia. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 2002: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1693


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