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Q: What is your relationship to other Jewish senior living communities?
A:
The Jewish Home and Care Center is an independent, not-for-profit senior living community with its own on-site administrator and support staff. The Community enjoys a working relationship with Chai Point and the Sarah Chudnow Community, enabling the residents of the Jewish Home and Care Center to partake in activities and services offered on any of the campuses as desired or necessary.

Q: What kinds of care do you offer?

A:We offer a variety of care, including:

Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy Center
The Jewish Home offers comprehensive Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Services in our Minnie K. Friedman Therapy Center. Our occupational therapy center features a fully functional kitchen, laundry, bedroom and training bathroom to assist our clients in regaining skills for independence at home.

Our Speedy Recovery Program offers the following amenities:

  • Private Rooms
  • Million-dollar location on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan offering therapeutic views
  • California closets
  • 42 in. flat screen TV
  • 24/7 RN staffing
  • Medical Director available to family on-site
  • Library by the Lake with computers and Skype access
  • Coffee Corner
  • Complementary telephones

Nursing Center
The Jewish Home and Care Center is staffed twenty-four hours a day by Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurses Aides and Restorative Aides.
The staff works closely with the resident's physician to treat existing conditions, identify and treat any emerging conditions, and maintain accurate records in the medical chart. The nursing staff at the Home is trained in intravenous therapy, total parental nutrition, enteral nutrition, wound and ostomy care and state-of-the-art equipment to perform bladder scans.

Helen Bader Center: Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
The Jewish Home and Care Center has long been a national leader in Alzheimer'sdementia care, receiving attention from professionals from around the world. The award-winning, newly redecorated Helen Bader Center offers a home-like environment with all of the support of our caregiving team. Interaction, through socialization and programming, enables residents with memory loss to hold on to independence longer, while continuing activities that give their lives pleasure and meaning.

Since dementia is a progressive disease, the Jewish Home and Care Center has developed end-stage dementia programming for small groups and 1:1 sensory therapy. Our pastoral program provides spiritual support to both the family and the resident.

Q: How is your facility rated/evaluated?
A:
All facilities licensed to provide nursing care in Wisconsin are regulated and monitored by the State of Wisconsin Division of Quality Assurance (DQA). On average the DQA will evaluate a rehabilitation center (SNF) once per year.The DQA will conduct resident and family interviews, and will perform a comprehensive evaluation of our policies, procedures and systems related to patient care. What this means to you is that when you need care, you can rest assured that you are receiving only the best care.

Q: What do you mean by “traditional” Jewish setting and will I be comfortable in that setting?
A:
Religious, activity and dining services staff incorporate Shabbat and Jewish holiday observance and life cycle celebrations into daily Jewish Home life. The Jewish Home follows kosher dietary traditions. Non-kosher foods may be enjoyed in the residents’ rooms and designated areas throughout the Home.

Q: How do you meet the spiritual needs of residents?
A:
The Pastoral Services Department is staffed by two rabbis. Daily and Shabbat services are held in our beautiful Kohl Family Synagogue and are attended by Home residents, as well as residents from the surrounding neighborhood and the community. Holiday observances include religious services as well as celebrations such as Passover, Chanukah, Purim, Sukkot and life cycle celebrations. Those residents who are not Jewish have full access to the religious leader of their choice, and regular ecumenical services are held.

The Pastoral Services Department also supports the Caring Partners Volunteer Program, which has been recognized by the Last Acts Foundation as a model program for end-of-life care. The Caring Partners Program provides specially trained volunteers when desired by the family, for those nearing the end of their lives at the Home.

Q: How will you meet my transportation and mobility needs?
A:
Transportation to scheduled off-campus events is provided by our own van, staffed by JHCC staff and volunteers. Within the building, JHCC staff and volunteers will assist in bringing non-ambulatory residents to therapy, activities and other destinations.

Q: What about activities, programs, exercise? How will I keep mentally and physically active?
A:
The activities team offers a wide variety of programs to help keep your mind, body and spirit active. Programs include live musical performances from local, national and international performers. Guest lecturers speak on a wide variety of topics ranging from world and national politics and the global economy to health and legal issues. Daily activities are geared to the abilities of each neighborhood’s residents and are designed to maximize enjoyment and benefits for the individual. Mental and physical exercises are offered daily. Visit our activities center to find out more! 

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“You get to a point in your life when you need people to help you, when you need to rely on others for everything. The service and the staff here are so good. This is one of the finest in the US.”— Cyril (Cy) Schulman, Resident 


Supported by the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation