As Seniors Age, Their Need for Specialized Healthcare Services Grows

To Meet Demand, United Hebrew of New Rochelle Enhances Services in Dementia, Rehabilitation, and Respiratory Care to Meet Demand

We’re living longer than ever before, but as we age more people find themselves managing chronic conditions, illnesses and diseases that require specialized geriatric medical services. With that in mind, United Hebrew of New Rochelle has recently enhanced services across its campus of comprehensive care.

New staff respiratory therapist Terrence Seymour is now attending to residents with respiratory conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other breathing disorders. He is also evaluating, assessing and making recommendations for the care of individuals with respiratory conditions and administering treatments such as nebulizers, inhalers, oxygen, and CPAP and BIPAP (non-invasive forms of advanced ventilation therapy) care.

Terrence Seymour, United Hebrew’s new staff respiratory therapist, brings a wealth of experience and compassion to his new position.

In addition, United Hebrew’s skilled nursing residents and short-term rehabilitation patients are riding more smoothly thanks to the addition of a new a car transfer simulator in the rehabilitation suite, which allows individuals  the opportunity to comfortably readapt to transferring in and out of a motor vehicle, a necessity for achieving independence.

The new car transfer simulator allows United Hebrew’s rehab patients to safely and comfortably learn car transfer skills in a clinical setting all year-round. 

These service additions follow the successful opening of Willow Gardens Memory Care on United Hebrew’s campus, the first assisted living facility in Westchester County, New York, dedicated to Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

“Our goal is to meet our residents’ advanced healthcare needs while ensuring a high quality of life,” says Rita Mabli, president and CEO of United Hebrew, which includes an array of supportive care services including skilled nursing and rehabilitation, independent senior housing, assisted living, memory care and home health services.

Music therapy is one of the enriching programs offered at Willow Gardens Memory Care, United Hebrew’s newest facility dedicated to those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

The new services not only help United Hebrew stay ahead of the curve, they help the award-winning facility maintain its national reputation for offering the highest quality of care. In fact, United Hebrew has received the “Women’s Choice Award for Extended Care,” earned by the top 6 percent of extended care providers. In addition, the organization earned the distinction of being among the top 2,000 nursing homes nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report. United Hebrew’s overall 5-star rating placed its nursing home among the top 9 percent in the nation and in New York State. Other hallmarks of United Hebrew’s high-quality care include a staff turnover rate that is five times lower than the national nursing home average. The organization has received accolades locally, regionally and nationally for its patient-centered care, including the American College of Healthcare Administrators (ACHCA) Eli Pick Facility Leadership award.

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