Why a Jewish Home?

By David M. Dunkelman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1992

Today's Jewish aged, with profiles of frailty more severe than ever before, threaten to overwhelm existing gerontological facilities. At the same time, the Baby Boom generation, seeking meaning in their lives through satisfying community involvement, can be galvanized to use their enormous capacities and resources on behalf of an undertaking of great scope - the resolution of the gerontological crisis. This action, the exercise of community, can break the cycle of isolation and fragmentation for parent and child. Editor's Note: This article is the first in a two-part series on the state of the Jewish longterm care facility. The second article, "Spirals: The Jewish Nursing Home Dilemma," will appear in the Winter 1992-93 issue.

Topic: Social Services, Elder Care, Aging, Elderly, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 69/No. 1

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Dunkelman, David M. Why a Jewish Home?. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1992: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3266


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