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Help Support the Montefiore Auxiliary by eating at California Pizza Kitchen: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Eat. Drink. Donate.

Help support the Montefiore Auxiliary by eating at California Pizza Kitchen on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. 20% of your lunch, dinner, catering or beverage check will be donated to Montefiore. Whether you decide to dine-in or carry-out – either way – you get a delicious meal and we get to say, “Thank you!”


   CPK Fun-raiser- Click here to download flyer  

For more information, contact Diane Weiner, Auxiliary and Volunteer Manager, at 216.910.2741.

Six-Week Bereavement Support Group offered through Vinney Hospice of Montefiore beginning April 2014

Journey Through Grief April-May 2014

Six-Week Bereavement Support Group offered through
Vinney Hospice of Montefiore beginning April 2014 

“Journey Through Grief,” a six-week bereavement support group, will begin in April for adults suffering from recent loss. This education and support group will provide materials and discussions on a variety of topics to assist participants in their grieving process.

“Journey Through Grief” is offered for six weeks on Wednesday evenings beginning April 2 through May 7, 2014 from 5:30 – 7 pm at Montefiore, One David N. Myers Parkway, Beachwood, Ohio.

This non-denominational support group is sponsored by Vinney Hospice of Montefiore, The Edith and Alvin O. Schreibman Bereavement Support Group Fund of The Montefiore Foundation and Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel. Vinney Hospice of Montefiore brings pain management and symptom control, as well as loving, caring help and compassion to those facing a life-limiting illness, their caregivers, family and loved ones.

All sessions are free and open to the community. The group is facilitated by Gail Weintraub, LSW. To register, call 216.910.2795. Light refreshments will be provided.

Montefiore & Rehab Pavilion at The Weils Receive Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes of 2014

Montefiore and The Rehab Pavilion at The Weils Receive Highest Rating from
U.S. News & World 
Report Best Nursing Homes of 2014

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Montefiore in Beachwood, Ohio and The Rehab Pavilion at The Weils in Chagrin Falls, Ohio have both received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual Best Nursing Homes of 2014, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.

The Best Nursing Homes 2014 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News’ goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of good care. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 60 percent of individuals over 65 will require some type of long-term care services during their lifetime and over 40 percent will receive care in a nursing home for some period.

Best Nursing Homes draws on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories—health inspections, level of nurse staffing, and quality of care—and gives each an overall rating. U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2014.

“We are thrilled to receive this outstanding distinction for both of our senior campuses,” said Lauren Rock, president and CEO of Montefiore and The Weils. “We pride ourselves on the dedication and expertise of our clinical staff who work tirelessly to ensure the needs of our residents and patients are met on a daily basis. Our continuum of care campuses offer the full spectrum of services including post-hospital care, long-term care, assisted living services, memory care, hospice & palliative care, home healthcare, private duty services and outpatient therapies,” Rock continued.

“The rising number of five-star homes is encouraging,” says Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor. “It speaks to care that is steadily becoming more skilled and compassionate.”

For a tour of Montefiore, please call Nancy Axelband in Admissions at 216.910.2477 or e-mail: naxelband@montefiorecare.org. The Montefiore campus is located at One David N. Myers Parkway, Beachwood, OH 44122.

For a tour of The Rehab Pavilion at The Weils, contact Amy Simon, community relations and admissions services manager at 440.996.0504 or e-mail: asimon@theweils.org. The Weils campus is located at 16695 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, OH  44023. Visit us at: www.theweils.org



Montefiore Spring Family Newsletter 2014

Montefiore Spring Newsletter 2014




In a few short months, I will become a member of the very special group of individuals – the Montefiore Board Chair alumni association. Now one might think that after three years of meetings, fundraisers, construction projects, government reimbursement cuts and late night phone calls….

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Freedom gives us the dignity, the liberty to be fully ourselves and commit to the ideals that matter. At Passover (which begins Monday evening, April 14), it also means…

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EVERY BRICK BUILDS A LEGACY OF LOVE BE PART OF THE MALTZ HOSPICE HOUSE AND PALLIATIVE CARE PAVILION PAVER CAMPAIGN  Submit your order by Friday, March 14, 2014 to ensure your paver will be in place for the pavilion opening.

Everyone has the opportunity to purchase a brick paver to be placed in the hospice pavilion courtyard.

Honor a family member/friend, pay tribute to someone special, recognize a birthday, anniversary…
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PROGRAMS & SERVICES INQUIRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!  Learning about utlilizing our programs and services is now ony a click away!  Log on to www.montefiorecare.org /inquiry  and request information… (Click on the newsletter link above for more… )

Montefiore’s Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Monday, January 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm – Free and Open to the Community!

Montefiore’s Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm 

Keynote address by May L. Wykle speaking on
“Breaking Barriers: From Humble Beginnings to National Leader in Nursing Education and Research

Dr. May Wykle will deliver the keynote address entitled,  “Breaking Barriers: From Humble Beginnings to National Leader in Nursing Education and Research” as part of Montefiore’s annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm in Montefiore’s Maltz Auditorium (One David N. Myers Parkway, Beachwood, OH).MLK

May L. Wykle, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing), is a nurse, gerontologist and former chair at the Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Wykle is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of aging.  She has done research in the areas of mental and physical health, spirituality amongst older adults, self-care activities of caregivers and minority elder health. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America and a former Director of a Robert Wood Johnson Teaching Nursing Home Project.

At CWRU she has held various teaching and research positions including a joint appointment as Director of Nursing at Hanna Pavilion of University Hospitals of Cleveland and Chairperson of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Dean of Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton  School of Nursing. She served on the Planning Committee of the White House Conference on Aging, was the first recipient of the “Pope Eminent Scholar” at the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving and still serves on the Board of Directors. In 2011 Sigma Theta Tau inducted Dr. Wykle into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and in this same year she served as President of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research.

In addition to Dr. Wykle’s presentation, there will be special musical performances by members of Bedford High School’s Madrigal Singers under the direction of
Gary Kaplan and by Montefiore’s Keynote Staff Choir.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Rabbi Joel Chazin at 216. 910-2522.

This event is made possible by the generous support of
The Malcolm and Helen Zucker Endowment Fund of The Montefiore Foundation.

“Navigating the Unknown: Understanding the Dementia Journey” – A Special Three-Part Series on Dementia – Sundays, January 12, January 19 & January 26, 2014. Free & Open to the Community!

 “Navigating the Unknown: Understanding the Dementia Journey”
A Special Three-Part Series on Dementia

Sundays, January 12, January 19 & January 26, 2014
at Montefiore * 10 am 


Dementia Flyer Montefiore Version

 Dr. Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D., AABPP, clinical psychologist and dementia expert, will be the featured speaker for “Navigating the Unknown:Understanding the Dementia Journey” – a special three-part mini-series to provide knowledge and insight into the person experiencing dementia, as well as support and resources for those that love them. Each session will be followed by a question and answer period: Sundays, January 12, January 19 and January 26, 2014 at 10 am (Montefiore’s Maltz Auditorium, One David N. Myers Parkway, Beachwood, Ohio, 44122).

This event is free & open to the community. Join us for one, two or all three!

First Session: Sunday, January 12, 2014 * 10 am
“What Was I Saying? Where Was I Going?”

Second Session: Sunday, January 19, 2014 * 10 am  
Dementia Decision-Making.”

Third Session: Sunday, January 26, 2014 * 10 am 
“Successful Communication and Activities for
People with Memory Loss.”

Sunday, January 12: “What Was I Saying? Where Was I Going?”
This session will address the differences between Alzheimer’s, other dementias and normal memory loss due to aging; provide knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease; and insight into the thoughts and experiences of the person with dementia.

Sunday, January 19: “Dementia Decision-Making.”
This session will discuss when it is no longer safe for the dementia sufferer to be home alone, to drive, and/or manage finances; what to do when a loved one says “I’m fine” and refuses help; important tips on selecting an appropriate care facility and determining when it’s time to make the transition and how to make the transition successful for the person with dementia, as well as other members of the family.                                                                         

Sunday, January 26: “Successful Communication and Activities for People with Memory Loss.”
This session will inform caregivers about communication changes with dementia, assist caregivers in developing practical skills to enhance ongoing communication, as well as present ways to understand behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and helpful strategies for managing them.  It will also discuss the importance of activities for the person with dementia and how to design and structure activities that promote contented involvement and enhance quality of life.

 About the Speaker: Dr. Stevic-Rust is a dementia expert and program advisor for Montefiore and The Weils. She holds a doctoral degree in psychology, a master’s degree in community counseling and has been awarded a Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Board Certified Clinical Health Psychology. She is also a contributing writer for Cleveland Business Connects magazine and is a regular media contributor to Fox 8 News and WKYC Channel 3. Dr. Stevic-Rust is a national speaker on numerous health-related topics with specialty areas in geriatrics and stress disorders.

 A continental breakfast will be served. Space is limited. Register early by contacting Kristen Morelli, memory care program manager at 216. 910.2323 or e-mail kmorelli@montefiorecare.org.

Montefiore offers a full continuum of healthcare and wellness services to seniors in the community including post-hospital and long-term care, home healthcare, private duty services, assisted living memory care, palliative and hospice care and outpatient therapies. Assisted living, memory care and post-hospital rehab and nursing care are also available at The Weils, Montefiore’s senior campus located in Chagrin Falls.

This series is made possible through a grant from the Maurice Saltzman Youth Panel of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and is presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Area Chapter.

The Weils Announces Expansion Plans to Build New Pavilion for Residential Memory Care

 The Weils Announces Expansion Plans to Build New Pavilion for Residential Memory Care

 The Weils, a Montefiore senior living community in Chagrin Falls, announces a $4 million expansion project on its campus located at 16695 Chillicothe Road (Route 306 – just north of E. Washington Street). The groundbreaking for this one-floor, 18,000 square foot assisted living pavilion for individuals with dementia is planned for spring 2014 with an opening for early spring 2015.

The pavilion is targeted to individuals who have memory impairment and are no longer able to live safely in their current residence but don’t yet need the comprehensive services of a nursing home. This inviting and intimate pavilion consists of 18 suites with three distinctive households.

According to Lauren Rock, Montefiore & The Weils president and CEO, “The pavilion will integrate the principles of person-directed care with an environment specifically designed to assist those with memory impairment in a safe and meaningful setting.” She continued, “This planned and purposeful design promotes partnerships with families while integrating the latest technologies and safety innovations in a relaxed, homelike environment.”

Each of the three households of six suites is self-contained and will be overseen by trained memory care staff that is on-site 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  All 18 spacious suites have a full bathroom with shower – all designed with safety in mind. Family-style dining rooms will serve as gathering spaces for eating, activities and socialization. The three households have their own family room for relaxing, visiting, social engagement and activities. A multisensory room incorporating special lighting and sounds, plus tactile and visual stimulation is for all to utilize whenever needed

A secure, centralized entrance foyer will greet guests who will be able to park outside the pavilion. Easy access to secure walking paths and courtyard gardens with lovely sitting areas and walking paths enhance the overall ambiance.

Designed by C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group, a nationally recognized and award-winning industry leader in senior housing, based in Cleveland, Ohio, brings fresh thinking and innovative design principles to the project with over 30 years of specializing in senior living environments – always guided by their philosophy that environments affect people’s behavior.

Both Montefiore and The Weils have partnered with Dr. Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D., ABPP, clinical psychologist and dementia expert to oversee dementia-related programming on both campuses. Dr. Stevic-Rust has developed innovative and therapeutic programs in dementia programming, activities and housing and has been working in tandem with the architect and leadership from Montefiore and The Weils to ensure best practices in design and planning.

The Weils, a non-profit organization, opened in 2002 as an assisted living community and is owned and operated by Montefiore, one of the area’s leading providers of senior healthcare and housing. The existing Weils campus has 67 assisted living suites and 7 memory care suites in a dedicated and secure wing – all fully occupied with waiting lists. In 2009, The Weils campus expanded and opened a 29-bed rehabilitation pavilion for post-hospital care after surgery, injury or illness for physical, occupational and speech therapies along with skilled nursing, long-term care and outpatient therapies to serve its residents and individuals in the surrounding communities.

Montefiore’s expertise in dementia care and dementia residential housing is evident by the fully-occupied Willensky Residence, a Montefiore assisted living memory care community, on its Beachwood campus. Due to the success of The Willensky Residence, Montefiore is expanding this innovative concept with Phase II and is opening a second memory care pavilion adjacent to the current Willensky Residence with ten additional suites by the end of the year.

Art to Go Monthly Series at Montefiore – Presented by The Cleveland Museum of Art. Free & Open to the Community!

Montefiore Art to Go-MontefioreTake a tour around the world as we go on an art exploration! See and touch amazing works of art when staff from The Cleveland Museum of Art and trained volunteers visit Montefiore with genuine art objects from the museum’s collection.  Free and open to the community!


December 12, 2013 – AFRICA: Art from West & Central Africa

January 9, 2014 – CHINA: Art & Technology

February 13, 2014 – CONSUMPTION & EXPLORATION:
Trade Connections Between Europe & Asia

March 13, 2014 – POINTS OF CONTACT: Europe in the Americas

April 10, 2014 – ISLAMIC ART: By Medium & Motif

To register or for more information, please contact the activities deparment at 216.910.2521
or e-mail imarshall@tmontefiorecare.org.

Our sincere thank you to Abe and Idelle Wolf for generously funding
this Art to Go series.