As a not-for-profit organization, Miami Jewish Health relies on charitable contributions to support innovative health services and lifestyle programs for aging adults. Our donors help those entrusted in our care live life better, every single day.
Your philanthropic participation is integral to our ability to provide the services and programs our patients, residents and clients deserve and expect. Join us in turning ordinary days into extraordinary moments!
The Wish List for our nursing home residents ranges from bingo supplies to day trips to larger purchases designed to improve overall quality of life. Items on this list are not covered through insurance or other private payers.
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Our new Horticulture Therapy Program will provide a nature-based intervention to improve physical and mental well-being. Participants will be guided by a therapist in an accessible community garden that will also serve as an outdoor classroom and meeting space.
Social connection for seniors is critical, playing an essential role in their mental, emotional and physical health. In fact, research has shown that social isolation and loneliness is linked to higher risks for a variety of conditions—including high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety and depression, as well as cognitive decline.
With the fastest-growing age group in the United States being those 85 and older, this is a serious public health risk.
Our CONNECT initiative will help address this expanding crisis by raising $50,000 to purchase senior-friendly tablet computers that can keep people in touch with family, friends, physicians and other caregivers. With this technology, our elders can continue to age in place, in their community.
These devices, called “GrandPads,” are intended to support our Florida PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) participants. Most PACE participants suffer from several chronic conditions, have limited mobility and are increasingly frail. GrandPads can deliver telehealth to these individuals, while also keeping them socially connected.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) can help seniors manage chronic health problems by keeping them linked to caregivers in real time. It’s an innovative solution that we want to share with the more than 900 participants in our Florida PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly).
Most PACE participants are quite frail and suffer from several health conditions. RPM devices will allow them to easily monitor their blood pressure, pulse, weight, glucose level, oxygenation and other biometrics.
This data then gets transmitted to the clinical team at PACE for, assessment and early intervention. All of which can lower healthcare costs, encourage positive habits, improve quality of life, and eliminate the need for ER visits and hospitalization.
Our REACH initiative seeks to raise $100,000 to equip Florida PACE participants with smart RPM devices. Being able to offer this virtual option for preventative care will make a world of difference for our community’s most vulnerable, chronically ill seniors.
As the largest provider of healthcare for seniors in the Southeast, safety is of utmost importance. A particular concern is a rise in hate crimes and threats against Jewish organizations, such as ours. Our RENEW initiative seeks to raise $100,000 to proactively safeguard our community against increased physical and cyber threats.
Specifically, a portion of these dollars is intended to meet new federal government recommendations for securing sensitive data against cyber-attacks. RENEW is an opportunity to enhance prevention, protection, response and recovery measures for the optimal safety of our patients, residents, visitors and staff.