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Montefiore receives deficiency-free survey for the fourth year in a row from the Ohio Department of Health

Montefiore receives deficiency-free survey for the fourth year in a row
from the Ohio Department of Health 

     (April 3, 2014 – Beachwood, OH) For the fourth year in a row, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) rated Montefiore as “deficiency-free” in health services after a team of five surveyors from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) examined the care we have been providing over the past year. The rigors of this review included observing medication pass, treatments, rehab, kitchen operations, meal service, housekeeping, maintenance, social services, human resources, dietician services, staff development, Nurse Aide Training Program, and activities as well as speaking with staff, residents and family members.

     In addition, the surveyors examined medical records and other documentation required by the long term care regulations. They scrutinized our entire facility including all our clinical and operational systems from stem to stern under a survey process called QIS (Quality Indicator Survey). These annual inspections are conducted to ensure compliance with Medicare and Medicaid requirements.

     “We are thrilled and most proud to announce that the survey was deficiency free for a fourth year in a row, for Montefiore and our Nurse Aide Training Program,” exclaimed Lauren B. Rock, Montefiore President and CEO, adding, “This is a wonderful achievement. It reflects our team’s continued hard work and a disciplined focus on outcomes and continuous improvement. We are on a clear path to excellence. Staying true to our values of Teamwork, Excellence, Dedication, Respect, Integrity, and Innovation, will help us stay this course.”

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

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!”

FLYER MUST BE PRESENTED FOR
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO BE RECOGNIZED.

   CPK Fun-raiser- Click here to download flyer  


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

Montefiore Receives Perfect Survey from the Ohio Department of Health for the FOURTH Year in a Row

For the FOURTH year in a row, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) rated Montefiore as “deficiency free” in health services after spending four days in the facility examining the care provided by Montefiore over the past year. A team of four surveyors observed medication pass, treatments, rehab services, kitchen operations, housekeeping, maintenance, social services, human resources, dietician services, dining services, staff development, and activities as well as interviewed staff, residents and family members.

In addition, the surveyors examined medical records and other documentation required by long-term care regulations. They scrutinized the entire facility including all clinical and operational systems under a survey process called QIS (Quality Indicator Survey). These annual inspections are conducted to ensure compliance with Medicare and Medicaid requirements.

“This is a wonderful achievement. It reflects our team’s continued hard work and a disciplined focus on outcomes and continuous improvement. We are on a clear path to excellence,” explained Lauren B. Rock, Montefiore President and CEO, adding, “Staying true to our values of Teamwork, Excellence, Dedication, Respect, Integrity and Innovation will help us stay this course.”

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

For more information, call Susan Lieberman at (216) 910-2647 or e-mail slieberman@montefiorecare.org.

L’dor V’dor – From Generation to Generation – March of the Living Intergenerational Program at Montefiore – Sunday, April 6, 2014 beginning at 2:30 pm

March Living photo

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, beginning at 2:30 pm at Montefiore, a Cleveland representative leading the Ohio Delegation of The March of the Living trip, Edna Akrish, will present a program with greater Cleveland area students attending this year’s March as they meet with Montefiore residents and local Holocaust survivors, and listen to their harrowing stories of suffering and the strength of hope and survival in one of the darkest times in history. The student group will then collect personalized notes from the survivors for future placement inside the holy walls of the Kotel during their trip to Israel.

The March of the Living
is an annual educational program, which brings students from all over the world to Poland and Israel, in order to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate – and to see the rebuilding of the Jewish nation.

The March of the Living itself – a three-kilometer walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau – is a silent tribute to all victims of the Holocaust. On Monday, April 28, 2014, thousands of Jewish teens from countries around the world will share in a once-in-a-lifetime experience when they march three kilometers from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built by the Nazis during World War II.

The March is designed to contrast with the death marches, which began towards the end of World War II, and continued virtually up until the Third Reich’s last days. The Nazis forced approximately 750,000 prisoners, almost half of whom were Jewish, on to the death marches.

Since the first March of the Living was held in 1988, over 150,000 youth from around the world have marched down the same path leading from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

                For more information, contact Edna Akrish, Ohio Delegation Leader/
March of the Living, at 216.464.2006.

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

2014  US World & News Report   Logo

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

NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS

MESSAGE FROM STEVEN S. WILLENSKY, BOARD CHAIR, MONTEFIORE

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

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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RABBI’S MESSAGE: FREEDOM: THE YEARNING OF AMERICA AND ISRAEL

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… )