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Metropolitan Receives Grant to Educate Caregivers

Thursday, September 13, 2007 General News J E 4
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NEW YORK, Sept. 12 Metropolitan Jewish HealthSystem is pleased to announce that they have recently been awarded asignificant grant from Johnson & Johnson and the Rosalynn Carter Institute forCaregiving (RCI). The $50,000 grant will enable MJGC Long-Term Home HealthCare Program to offer innovative training to the family members and othercaregivers of those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

The aim of the training is to enable family members and other caregiversto better care for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The benefit ofthis is two-fold: first, it allows these caregivers to take a more active,personal role in treatment. Secondly, it takes some of the strain off ofhealth care facilities across the nation that are already struggling tosupport the millions of Americans who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

MJGC Long-Term Home Health Care Program provides services such as nursingcare and rehabilitation in the patient's home, allowing those with Alzheimer'sdisease or other chronic illnesses to seek treatment in a comfortable andfamiliar setting. This new training will ensure that patients are receiving agreater, more thorough level of care.

"I am honored that Johnson & Johnson and the RCI have chosen Metropolitanto receive this crucial grant," said Eli S. Feldman, President and CEO,Metropolitan. "This will aid in our continued efforts to address the needs ofthe growing population of Alzheimer's patients in this region."

MJGC Long-Term Home Health Care Program is a participating program ofMetropolitan Jewish Health System. Metropolitan is a recognized leader in thefield of integrated health care. Metropolitan's participating agencies andprograms have a century of health care experience and serve over 40,000individuals and their families in the Greater Metropolitan New York area. Theservices of Metropolitan include Managed Care, Home Care, Hospice, PalliativeCare, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Independent Living, Adult Day Health Careand Research.

For more information, call (718) 921-7601 or visit www.mjhs.org.

SOURCE Metropolitan Jewish Health System
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