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April 09, 2004 - Image 57

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-04-09

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Healthcare partners are essentialkM"

Creating a Jewish piesence at American House facilities


merican House Senior Living Residences is the latest addi-
tion to the growing list of JHCN's healthcare partners. With
13 facilities in Oakland County, American House offers
assisted-living services and affordable apartments for independent
seniors. For those of limited economic means, American House
can assist residents in applying for the Low-Income Housing Tax
Credit. Section 8 Voucher, and the Medicaid Waiver Program.
through which they may receive assistance to pay for meals.
housework, and personal care services. As a JHCN partner.
American House also offers Jewish programming, which includes
on-site Shabbat services, religious and other activities at local
synagogues, Jewish holiday celebrations, Torah study, and kosher
meals-on-wheels. Plans for 2004 include a continued expansion of
Jewish programming and the availability of all JHCN services.
For more information call administrators Cathy Felkins in American House
Southfield at (248) 353-5835 and Eden Elbinger in West administrators (from
left) Eden Elbinger and
Bloomfield at (248) 538-5283. PI
Cathy Felkins.

Our Partners

Primary Partners

■ Jewish Family Service*
■ Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit*
■ The Jewish Fund
■ Michigan Board of Rabbis*
■ Jewish Home and Aging Services
■ JVS — The Dorothy and
Peter Brown Jewish Community
Adult Day Care Program


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Israel Hospice

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The Milton & Lois Shiffman Home Hospice of the Valleys

* Founding Partner

Community Partners

Jewish Apartments & Services
Yad Ezra Kosher Food Pantry
SPACE for Changing Families
Alzheimer's Association
Hebrew Free Loan Association
Friendship Circle
Local funeral homes
Local synagogues and temples

Healthcare Partners

■ Hospices
■ Hospitals
■ Blue Cross / Blue Shield
of Michigan
■ Assisted living facilities
■ Independent living centers
■ Nursing Homes

Dr. John Finn (second from left), Chief Medical Director
– Maggie Allison Center of Hospice of Michigan, visits
with Israel Hospice staff in Central Galilee.


here are very few developed hospice pro-
grams in Israel. The concept of end-of-life
care simply isn't that well understood. In an
effort to remedy this unfortunate situation, the
Federation's Partnership 2000 board established a

hospice program modeled after JHCN in its region
in Israel: the Central Galilee. In an ongoing effort to
support this initiative, JHCN coordinates a series of
exchanges between American and Israeli health
and hospice professionals that is highly effective in
transmitting our goals and expertise to our Israeli
counterparts. Now in its fifth year, this program is
made possible by a generous gift from the Milton
and Lois Shiffman family. ■


Does JHCN only serve
hospice patients?

No! JHCN works with all
terminally ill patients. This
includes patients and families
who are still pursuing curative
treatment and those who are at
the end of life, but may elect
not to use a hospice program.
JHCN provides services from
the time of referral throughout
the treatment process and end-

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