December 2018
Featured Member
The William Breman Home
(Atlanta, GA)
We are very proud to announce our featured member for December.

To read the featured story,
Visit their website here.

Featured AJAS Business Partner 
(Bloomington, MN)

The countdown to the October 1, 2019, implementation date for the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) has begun!
At MatrixCare, we ensure that all regulatory changes are integrated into our products on time and in a thoughtful way. We participate in local and national industry conferences to gain insights, we review and analyze all CMS documentation, we communicate with CMS to resolve any questions, concerns or suggestions. And, as we learn and prepare for what's ahead, we're committed to sharing this knowledge with you.

Register for the 2019 AJAS Conference 
Plans for the 2019 AJAS annual conference are well under way. The conference is March 31-April 3 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA.  
Click here to register   
For more information, contact Joni Lucas at

Reichman Set to be Keynote Speaker at AJAS 2019 Conference   
AJAS is honored to announce that Dr. William E. Reichman will be the 2019 conference keynote speaker. He will address the conference on Monday, April 1.  
Reichman, an internationally-known expert in geriatric mental health and dementia care, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Baycrest, one of the world's premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging, seniors' health and residential care and brain function. Baycrest, an AJAS member, is home to the preeminent research institute and best funded innovation accelerator in the global senior care industry. Dr. Reichman also serves as President and CEO of two successful, commercial subsidiary firms, Cogniciti and Baycrest Global Solutions.
Dr. Reichman's early research interests included Alzheimer's drug development and testing and evaluation of the character and quality of dementia and mental health services delivered in congregate geriatric care settings. He has been a passionate advocate for building innovation capacity in the senior care sector and speaks across the globe on this theme to care providers, academic audiences and industry.
 their affiliated universities in the United States and Canada working together to advance the effectiveness of long-term care across the globe.

Jewish War Veterans Honored at Arlington 

On the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War 1, AJAS CEO Don Shulman on November 13 led a delegation of Jewish war veterans in an historic and powerful ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, somberly acknowledging the extraordinary service of the Jewish people to our nation.
On the west coast, Los Angeles Jewish Home CEO Molly Forrest and her team led a passionate service with their residents at the National Military Cemetery in Los Angeles along with the National Chaplin of the Jewish War Veterans.     

Veteran's Day 2018 at Arlington National Cemetary
Veteran's Day 2018 at Arlington National Cemetery

Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home participate in Veterans' Day activites at the National Military Cemetery.  

Parker Jewish Hosts Caregiver Conference
Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
(New Hyde Park, NY)

    Parker Jewish Institute hosted the first Services Now for Adult Persons (SNAP) Caregiver Conference on November 15, 2018. Over 80 health care professionals attended the conference. The conference brought together a panel of experts who addressed the complex issues of caregiving. Paola Miceli, SNAP's president and CEO, said her goal was to provide valuable information to caregivers and the professionals who assist them. Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker President and CEO, welcomed the group of professionals. "Parker is here for everyone, between our skilled nursing facility, all our community programs, insurance with Age Well New York and transportation, we're here for you," he said.

River Garden Award
River Garden Senior Services
(Jacksonville, FL)

River Garden announced it received the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Nursing Care Center Accreditation and Post-Acute Care Certification in October. River Garden received the award by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold
Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care.

River Garden underwent a rigorous on-site survey earlier this year. During the review, Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with nursing care center standards in several areas including assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of care and staff education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with leaders and staff of the organization.
Video Highlights Blessings of Aging  
A humorous and genuine video highlighting the blessings of aging debuted last month. The video, produced by The New Yorker, features residents of RiverSpring Health. It was screened during the Hebrew Home's annual dinner.

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