Los Angeles Jewish Home, which since 1912 has provided residential living options and care for seniors, has been renamed LAJHealth to reflect its expansion of programs and a comprehensive continuum of care available both at home and at LAJH’s campuses.
“Over the years, as the needs of our community members have expanded and changed, we have evolved too, expanding the scope of health care services we provide,” LAJH CEO and president Dale Surowitz said. “It is now the right time to transition to a name more reflective of the vast array of senior care services and living options available through LAJHealth, while still remaining true to our mission and Jewish values.”
Surowitz said he wants the public to know that LAJH provides services for people of all faiths and backgrounds. A nonprofit, LAJHealth is the largest single-source provider of comprehensive senior health care services in the Los Angeles area, annually serving nearly 4,000 people, administrators said. Programs include PACE (A Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly), hospice, palliative medicine, community clinics, short-term rehabilitation and acute psychiatric care. Four campuses – Eisenberg Village, Grancell Village, Fountainview at Eisenberg Village and Fountainview at Gonda Westside – serve seniors with options for independent living, residential care, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation and Alzheimer’s disease and memory care. Surowitz said LAJH plans to open an additional facility this fall at the southwest corner of Pico Boulevard and Roxbury Drive. It will offer care for people in their homes and at the facility.
“People will see continued growth and expansion of services that all reach out and touch people within their communities,” Surowitz said. “Our goal is to care for people where they live.”
Surowitz added that the need is growing for LAJH’s geriatric and specialty health care programs. By 2030, one in five Americans are projected to be seniors. People 85 and older are the fastest growing segment of the senior population and their numbers are expected to increase to 21 million by 2050.
“Shifting demographics demand that we sharpen our focus to ensure we are an available senior care resource for every member of our community,” Surowitz said. “As we have for more than 100 years, we look forward to contributing LAJH’s extensive experience and medical expertise toward better health outcomes for all seniors.”
For information, visit lajh.org.
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