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Jewish Home E.V.P. Lobbies in Trenton for NJ Elderly

Sunni Herman, executive vice president and CEO of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, and representatives of five other nursing homes in the state, met with New Jersey legislators, to speak on behalf of all homes in NJ about the value of not-for-profit aging agencies and specifically the work that Leading Age NJ does in terms of advocacy. Herman met with Kim Guadagno, Lieutenant Governor; Thomas H. Kean, Jr., Minority Leader of the State Senate; Paul A. Sarlo, Assistant Majority Leader, and Vincent Prieto, Speaker of the General Assembly, and others.

Leading Age NJ, formerly the New Jersey Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, is the statewide association for not-for-profit senior care organizations and is dedicated to advancing quality aging services in New Jersey through advocacy.

Nursing home epresentatives emphasized that nursing home residents are coming into homes in a frailer state than ever before and are more compromised medically. In addition, since seniors stay at home longer than they used to, caregivers are often burned out as a result of daily responsibilities they have. They emphasized the importance of continuing to provide robust funding to Medicaid in order to cover the costs of care in nursing homes.

For further information about The Jewish Home at Rockleigh and its other programs and facilities for the elderly, please call 201-784-1414.

 

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