Jewish Assisted Living
Jewish assisted living communities provide skilled nursing and
personal care 24 hours a day. Services may include supervision,
medication management and rehabilitation, as well as pain
management and hospice care.
Jewish assisted living also provides daily Kosher meals and
snacks, private or semi-private rooms, physical therapy,
housekeeping and laundry. Most assisted living communities have
special units for Alzheimer's or dementia care. Other typical
amenities include wellness and exercise programs, full-service
dining rooms, on-campus community events, group transportation for
medical appointments, shopping and other errands, a library, gift
shop, and beauty salon.
In Jewish senior living, residents can expect medical care that
centers on the health needs of the patient and keeps with Judaic
traditions. Being in a community with others who share in
these traditions helps residents build friendships and remain
social and happy.
Religious Programs Often Include
- Synagogue on the premises
- Kosher meals
- Celebration of Jewish holy days
- Observation of the Sabbath
- Access to local Jewish religious services
Fast Facts About Jewish Senior
Living in 2013
- Number of U.S. Jewish or Jewish-affiliated nursing
homes and assisted living communities: 1,000
- Average length of stay: 22 months
- Average cost: $3,022 a month for assisted
living; $230 a day (national median)
Costs for Jewish assisted living vary based on the residence
size, types of services and other factors. In general,
assisted living is a more affordable option than in-home
or nursing home care because it includes rent, food, utilities,
health monitoring, security, housekeeping, maintenance and more.
According to the Assisted Living
Federation of America (ALFA), many communities provide
financial assistance, and 41 states offer waivers for low-income
Finding Jewish Senior Living
When starting your search for
kosher assisted living facilities, you'll want to consider your
loved one's health and emotional needs. Most important, is that the
assisted living facility feels safe, welcoming and comfortable,
with a compassionate staff and friendly residents. It should feel
less like a facility and more like home.
Deciding on Jewish Senior Living
Finding a Jewish assisted living facility or Jewish nursing home
takes careful consideration and research, as well as instinct. Be
sure to tour your top assisted living choices, meet with staff, ask
questions and even talk to residents if you can. The place that
offers the care and amenities your loved one needs, and also feels
right to you, is often the best choice.
A Place for Mom Cost of Care Survey.
Assisted Living Federation of America.
Association of Jewish Aging Services.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).