One hundred years ago, many Jewish elderly faced an uncertain future. These recent immigrants could not rely on Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. Fortunately, a small group of concerned Jewish leaders took notice, and worked to provide shelter for senior citizens in need.
Today, 70% of our residents rely on Medicaid to pay for their longterm nursing care, while Medicaid reimbursement is actually 54% of our revenue. The gap between what we receive in government reimbursement (more than $50 per resident per day) and what we spend to care for our residents will result in a $2.5 million budget shortfall this year. While this number is large and beyond the reach of any individual donor, the total of collective gifts from the community can help reduce our shortfall.
While we serve hundreds of residents daily, the impact of our work gives peace of mind to many thousands of family members - spouses, siblings, children and grandchildren. Ask any of our family members when the hospital said they have a short time to find a nursing home bed. Or ask anyone who cared for someone at home until incontinence, sleep problems, or dementia made home care no longer manageable.
We hope we can count on you to help us provide care and comfort to those who once cared for us, by contribute generously to the Hebrew Home.