November is Home Care and Hospice Month

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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During November the home care and hospice fields honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the individuals they serve. This year’s theme: the theme, Home Care and Hospice Deliver Freedom, helps to spread awareness about the choices we have with recovery, chronic pain and illness, palliative care and support at the end of life.

Jennings caregivers bring personal warmth to the daily work of giving personal care and assistance. Likewise, Jennings Home Care and Jennings Hospice staff play an invaluable role as caregivers, companions, and friends. Home care and Hospice both provide comfort and relief in an individual’s own home and enables you to make choices about your care. Services are tailored to each individual, such as medical and nursing care, emotional care, pain management, spiritual guidance and bereavement care.

Jennings Home Care can assist you with recovery in the comfort of your own home, for ex-ample after a hospital visit or short-term rehabilitation. The staff helps you meet your well-ness and recovery goals at home, where you are in your most familiar environment. As individuals recover with new routines or needs, Jennings Home Care can make additional recommendations to help a person retain their level of independence.

Judi Makan, Director of Jennings Home Care and Administrator of Jennings Hospice stressed that hospice is not a preparation for death, but rather a celebration of life that recognizes the final phases of life and helps individuals transition in a comfortable and dignified manner. She said, “At Jennings Hospice, we strive to treat all hospice patients as if they were our own family members. The addition of hospice enables Jennings to provide each individual dignity and comfort at the end of their life.”

Jennings Home Care and Jennings Hospice staff members available for support if you or a family member would like this values-based care from the same organization you know and trust. Feel free to contact them if you would like additional information:


Education Funfair

Monday, November 13, 2017

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Celebration of life is one of Jennings’ core values, and our Education Coordinator Jennifer Pazey took it to a new level by organizing a three-day education event for staff. Who says education and mandatory training can’t be fun? Not us! Staff members sharpen skills and complete required annual training but also enjoy snacks and a photo booth in this enjoyable interactive carnival-themed event.

Director of Nursing Susan LoDolce greets staff with registration and information packets.

Our “Ringleader,” Education Coordinator Jennifer Pazey.

Fun at the photo booth!

There are many good practices and tools to use in supporting someone with memory impairment.

Hands on emergency and oxygen therapy technology.

Discussing best practices with IVs and tube feeding.

Safe techniques are important when assisting individuals, for example helping them transfer from a wheelchair into bed


Jennings honors veterans with Veterans Day celebration

Friday, November 10, 2017

In observance of Veterans Day, Jennings is honored to celebrate veterans. We are forever grateful to veterans for their service to our country, and today we honored veterans with a flag raising ceremony, followed by a gratitude pinning ceremony and luncheon for veterans who live, work, volunteer or receive services at Jennings. 
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Spirituality and You: Pray

Monday, November 6, 2017

Every spiritual tradition has its own form of prayer: ways in which we connect our essence with the divine essence as we understand it. There is no one way to pray. We can speak or remain in silence. We can sit or walk or pray lying down. We can be still or dance. We can [more…]

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Jennings seeks volunteers for Make a Difference Day

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Local Volunteers Encouraged to Participate in Largest National Day of Community Service, Opportunities for All to Get Involved
Jennings announced plans to take part in Make A Difference Day on October 28, the largest national day of community service. Through Make A Difference Day, volunteers will join hundreds of other organizations around the country that are engaging [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Facing Change

Monday, October 23, 2017

It comes at us constantly
sometimes in a whisper
like a falling leaf
sometimes like a river
roaring through a gorge.
It is all we know: change
all we are: ever-evolving
creatures of nature.
Next time you hear
the stubborn bray
of your donkey voice
resisting the horizon ahead
take a lesson from your Mother.
Watch how summer kneels down
when she hears the flutter of fall.
Notice how spring [more…]

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Hospitality: Cultivating Inclusion during Pastoral Care Week

Sunday, October 22, 2017
hands with rosary

October 22-28 is a time to recognize the spiritual needs of those we serve and the spiritual care given through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling within our communities. Chaplains, pastoral care counselors, educators and care providers will share in this year’s theme, “Hospitality: Cultivating Inclusion.”
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Thanking physicians on the Feast of St. Luke

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

We celebrate the feast day of St. Luke, patron saint of physicians, on October 18 and celebrate physicians who continue to provide compassionate care. We are grateful for the physicians that care for individuals at Jennings, as well as the many other doctors and surgeons who touch our lives. St. Luke, care for their gentle [more…]

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Jennings Volunteer Chuck Morelli recognized

Friday, October 13, 2017

Congratulations to Jennings #volunteer Chuck! He was honored as a 2017 Medical Mutual Northeast Ohio Outstanding Senior Volunteer Platinum Award winner for his outstanding contributions as a volunteer. He was recognized during a luncheon Thursday, October 13 at Landerhaven, where all the finalists were announced for their service to the community.

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Residents pray for end to violence

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Feeling the weight of recent events, Jennings residents sought a way to take action. Sister Valerie Sweeney, Director of Mission and Ministry at Jennings, coordinated a prayer service that offered an activity of unity that also reflects Jennings’ value of compassion. All who wished to participate were invited to join, with residents also taking on [more…]

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