Forsake Them Not: The Jewish Community and Elders in Non-Jewish Long-Term Care Facilities

By Dayle A. Friedman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 2006

Jewish elders in non-sectarian and Christian long-term care facilities represent a growing, and underserved, consituency. These individuals are cut off from Jewish community and Jewish life precisely at a moment when they could greatly benefit from celebration, meaning, and connection. This article outlines the domains in which the Jewish community would ideally address this population, and surveys some models from communities across North America. It concludes with an examination of unmet needs, chiefly attention to spiritual care.

Topic: Social Services, Spirituality, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 81, No. 3-4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Friedman, Dayle A. Forsake Them Not: The Jewish Community and Elders in Non-Jewish Long-Term Care Facilities. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 2006: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=934


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