Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jewish Convalescent and Nursing Home in Baltimore gets new name

Jewish Convalescent & Nursing Home, part of LifeBridge Health, has been renamed Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center to reflect the change in its admission policy to include non-Jewish residents.

“Recent analysis showed that the demand for long-term care services within the Baltimore-area Jewish community would be insufficient to maintain Jewish Convalescent’s Jewish-only census,” said Ron Rothstein, vice-president of post acute services for LifeBridge Health and president of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. “The new name better explains the expanded resident enrollment that was instituted in 2007, when the center was opened to people of all faiths.”

Although some changes have already been made and more will follow, Courtland Garden’s Jewish residents will continue to share in the traditions of living a Jewish lifestyle with kosher food, worship services and holiday celebrations. Christian observances are also being held.

Courtland Gardens is one of the few long-term care centers that has a physician, and nurse practitioners as permanent members of its medical staff. They provide instant care and consult with residents’ personal doctors if that need arises. They also work closely with Courtland Gardens’ registered nurses and geriatric nursing assistants to provide seamless care and a stimulating, safe environment for the residents.

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