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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Geriatrics, Health, Judaism, Nursing Facilities, Rehabilitative Care, Religion, Seniors

Mission: Hebrew home of greater washington has been providing essential care and rehabilitation services to the frailest elders in the washington dc region for over 100 years. Our unique programs and services include full-time on staff physicians with experience and certification in geriatrics; enriched staffing patterns; a russian program to meet the needs of an immigrant population which has attracted national press attention; the renouned rakusin rehabilitation center, with a proven track record in patients' functional improvement; respect for jewish values that honor and respect our elders, spiritual services, and kosher meals served in a "home-style" setting; life-enhancing programs supported by our annual guardian campaign, for example restaurant night, virtual tours, transportation to area shopping centers, restaurants and theaters, home style dining program, and programs geared toward the mind, body and soul (literary programs, creative writing, park outings, creative movement and dance

Programs: Hebrew home of greater washington provides to those in need, quality and compassionate rehabilitation and long term nursing home services.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all concerned with Mary W., my wife of 57 years and a stroke rehab patient at your facility from August 8 to September 30, 2011.

For myself, and on her behalf and our family, I wish to express our deep appreciation for the skilled treatment and loving care she received from all members of your staff. She is now receiving home care rehab with every prospect for a full recovery over time. That outcome in large measure is due to the excellent therapy, encouragement and treatment she received at the Hebrew Home where everyone (doctors, nurses, therapists, aides (including kitchen workers) seems to wear (as a trademark?) a warm smile and have sincere empathy for all patients.

With heartfelt thanks,
Bob W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

On behalf of the family of the late Leona C, I would like to thank you for the expert and professional service given to her during her stay at the Hebrew Home. During my visits to the Home, I found the staff courteous, well-trained and attentive to her needs. In particular, I would like to thank the staff on 3 east for all they did in keeping me aware of any health issues related to her condition and the sensitive and professional manner in which they were handled. Knowing that she was in such professional care was a blessing and for this I will always be grateful.
-Isaac C.

Review from Guidestar

9

Volunteer

Rating: 1

More than 10 years ago a group of interested citizens who had friends and/or relatives residing in the Hebrew Home formed a group to help improve care residents' were receiving. It was a groups composed of university professors of nursing and other professionals in the field along with very concerned parties. Unknown to the group the Hebrew Home used funds to hire a detective agency to "find dirt" on these individuals by searching their trash, and investigating their private business. About two years ago this was exposed in the Jewish Forward, the Washington Post, and the Washington Jewish Week. The Hebrew Home has glossed over this issue, insinuating that too much time has passed to even look into this issue or to apologize to involved individuals. Care at the Home is less than mediocre, although there is lots of hype about how good it is. "God pity" the poor people who live there.