Robert & Natalie Marcus Home for the Jewish Aged
Built on a tradition of care, comfort and support, The Robert and Natalie Marcus Home for the Jewish Aged provides care to seniors regardless of their ability to pay. We offer a nurturing Jewish cultural and religious environment with 137 beds.
Our services include:
- Comprehensive medical, nursing and nutritional care
- Rehabilitation therapies
- Social and recreational services
Promoting Well-Being... Our Lifestyle
Our residents are the heart of our community and we consider them family. We provide around-the-clock nursing care, help with the activities of daily living and serve nutritious kosher meals and snacks.
We believe staying as active and involved as possible are an important part of health and well-being and offer an activities calendar that provides a variety of recreational opportunities to keep our residents mentally, physically, and spiritually engaged. Our schedule of entertainment can include games, music, crafts, discussion groups, pet therapy and much more.
Caring, Compassionate, Competent... Our Team
Our team of over 225 full and part-time health care professionals stands ready to provide care and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our medical staff includes board-certified geriatricians who provide counseling and clinical evaluations. Residents are visited by our medical director or other physicians at least once a month for a wellness exam and more often if necessary. Our Podiatry clinic is staffed by specialists and dental work can be done at Greenwood House.
Our nursing department includes more than 100 licensed and certified nursing professionals who provide the skilled nursing services essential to quality care.
Comfort & Support... Social Services
Our Social Services Department provides services to new residents and their families both prior to and at the time of admission to aide in the transition to the nursing home environment. Our staff provides counseling and support, and strives to develop a partnership with families that will enable residents to achieve the greatest quality of life throughout their stay at Greenwood House.
Our professional social workers function as part of our interdisciplinary team to develop a plan of care that meets individual psychosocial needs. A social worker is always available to assist in addressing any concerns that may arise, dealing with age and loss, or behavioral functioning and mood changes.
We have a staff of activities professionals who plan diverse recreational and social programs for residents of all levels and abilities. Programs are offered during the day and evening and are tailored to residents’ preferences. Residents can choose to participate in many physical and social activities such as:
- Exercise programs
- Arts and crafts
- Musical programs
- Outside entertainment
For residents that need more individualized programs, activity staff provides sensory stimulation to enhance the resident’s senses through smell, touch, sound and sight. Activities might include:
- Hand massages
- Soothing music
- Looking at pleasing pictures
- Smelling pleasant aromas
Family members, friends, volunteers, local school and community groups, dogs and other family pets are all frequent visitors to our home and enrich our homelike atmosphere.
Dining in a Kosher Environment
Under the supervision of a registered dietician and Rabbi our dietary staff prepares a wide variety of delicious, nutritious and therapeutic meals. Our food service is strictly kosher and is prepared from home-style recipes. Residents are always encouraged to make suggestions regarding menus. Family members are encouraged to join our residents for meals any time.
Religious Life and Observances
At Greenwood House, we strongly believe it is important to observe Jewish cultural and religious traditions. We celebrate all of the holidays with services and traditional meals with religious services being held at least twice a week, led by either a Rabbi or a Cantor. Jewish holidays are observed with food and activities when appropriate, and oftentimes community and school groups will join our residents for special celebrations. We are fortunate to have several local Rabbis and Cantors visit the Home to conduct traditional services, lead religious study groups and participate in holiday celebrations.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias requires special skills, patience and understanding. Our team has special training and extensive experience in dementia care for residents with varying degrees of memory decline and is able to provide care in safe, secure and cheerful surroundings.
Life within our Memory Care neighborhood offers residents an opportunity to live a meaningful life. Through a program of proper nutrition, programming, social activities and surroundings, our lifestyle is designed to accommodate the cognitive and functional abilities of each resident.
As with everything we do, our goal is to focus on comfort, dignity and quality of life.