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RiverSpring Health Q1 and Q2 2015 Communications Highlights
YouTube, Jun 16, 2015

From The New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to National Public Radio, the comprehensive care solutions offered by RiverSpring Health were extensively featured in the news media.

New York Times New old Age Blog
The New York Times - APRIL 24, 2015

Israel Sapoznick doesn't do well in hospitals.
At 89, he sees poorly, uses a wheelchair, and suffers from mild to moderate dementia. Even the ambulette ride from the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, where he lives in the memory care unit, can prove stressful.

Riverdale nursing home program helps memory loss patients
News 12 Bronx - April 24, 2015

RIVERDALE - A nursing home in Riverdale has launched an innovative way to help patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.

Surreal strokes at the Hebrew Home
The Riverdale Press - Apr 23, 2015

Pop quiz: which name doesn't belong on this list?
Dalí, Hložník, Picasso, Warhol.
If you picked the second, hard-to-pronounce name (you say it like "lazh-NIK"), you would be wrong.
There's actually work from all four artists at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.

Why Nursing Homes Need to Have Sex Policies
TIME - April 23, 2015

The question of consent is complicated by Alzheimer's and dementia
No one wants to talk about sex in nursing homes.
The need for sex doesn't disappear as we age, yet many facilities for the elderly have no policy on sex at all and only acknowledge that it happens when there's a problem, like concern that an Alzheimer's or dementia patient is being abused.

Riverdale Press – Model Train remodeling
The Riverdale Press - APRIL 22, 2015

Hebrew Home train pulls out of station.

Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?
NPR - APRIL 22, 2015

Sexual relationships in long-term care facilities are not uncommon. But the long-term care industry is still grappling with the issue.

Video messages aid Alzheimer's, dementia patients
Associated Press - APRIL 17, 2015

Video messages help reassure dementia patients.


President and CEO Daniel Reingold featured on Dr. Drew YouTube
YouTube - Apr 15, 2015

Hebrew Home at Riverdale President and CEO Daniel Reingold interviewed by Dr Drew on the HLN Television Network about Alzheimer's and sexual consent.

April 19 – July 31 | Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale – Doug Brin: Journals and Surrealist Impulse: Works from the Permanent Collection
BX 200 - April 15, 2015

The Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale is pleased to announce two concurrent exhibitions opening on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Forum showcases services for seniors
The Straits Times - Apr 15, 2015

A distressing problem that confronted staff at the RiverSpring Health senior care facility 15 years ago sparked some innovative thinking that has resonated across the world. A forum on ageing here yesterday heard how many caregivers of dementia patients were deprived of sleep at night.

Sex, Dementia and a Husband on Trial at Age 78
The New York Times - APRIL 13, 2015

There is no question that Donna Lou Rayhons had severe Alzheimer's.
In the days before being placed in a nursing home in Garner, Iowa, last year, Mrs. Rayhons, 78, could not recall her daughters' names or how to eat a hamburger. One day, she tried to wash her hands in the toilet of a restaurant bathroom.

WNBC-TV coverage of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale's Good Morning Mom and Dad Program
WNBC-TV - Mar 29, 2015

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale's "Good Morning Mom and Dad" program is a creative approach to Alzheimer's care and quality of life. WNBC-TV reports on this non-pharmalogical approach.

A new approach to Alzheimer's care
McKnight's - Blogs - March 18, 2015

A few years ago, I saw the movie "50 First Dates," starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. In the movie, Drew Barrymore's character has memory loss, and the only way that she can acclimate each day is by watching a video, created by Adam Sandler's character.

Awake, And Safe, All Night Despite Dementia
kaiser Health News - Mar 9, 2015

In her Manhattan apartment, Josephina Deltejo is trying to coax her 84-year-old mother Brunhilda Ortiz to get ready to leave the house. As she does most nights, Deltejo makes up a story to get her mother, who has dementia, to cooperate.
In Spanish, Deltejo asks her mother if she would rather go to Miami or the Dominican Republic. “She says she wants to go to the Dominican Republic,” Deltejo translates, and then she helps the older woman gather her things and go downstairs to a waiting van.

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale's ElderServe at Night Program Featured on NPR
YouTube - Mar 2, 2015

NPR's Here and Now program features the Hebrew Home's innovative and unique overnight program, ElderServe at Night.

Team-Based Care Optimizes Outcomes
Today's Geriatric Medicine, Vol. 8 No. 2 P. 14 - March/April 2015

Coordinated communication among care team members ensures that patient care decisions consider input from clinical specialists, expedited service delivery, and cost-effective strategies.

In Alzheimer's Cases, Financial Ruin and Abuse Are Always Lurking
The New York Times - Jan 30, 2015

MIDWAY through the film "Still Alice," which tracks the growing grip of Alzheimer's on a 50-something Columbia University professor, that professor, played by Julianne Moore, stands at a lectern to address an Alzheimer's conference. She is holding a yellow highlighter and a copy of her speech.

Remembering the Lost
The New York Times - JANUARY 7, 2015

You may have noticed the discreet way in which many nursing homes and assisted living places acknowledge a resident’s death: A bud vase on the mantle or at the reception desk. A single rose. A card announcing the deceased’s name.

Out, Proud And Old: LGBT Seniors More Likely To Age Alone
wbur's CommonHealth - JANUARY 2, 2015

Margueritte Wilkins was, as she likes to say, “born, bred, and buttered” in Manhattan’s Sugar Hill neigborhood, a northern section of Harlem. Wilkins remembers that she came out to her family when she was in kindergarten: “My brother called me an early bloomer.”



Media Coverage 3rd and 4th Quarter 2014 YouTube
YouTube - December 22, 2014

Enjoy these media highlights from 2014 - 3rd and 4th quarter.


Q1 and Q2 2014 Hebrew Home at Riverdale Communications Highlights
YouTube - Jun 30, 2014

A brief view of radio, print and broadcast media coverage for Q1 and Q2 2014.



Hebrew Home at Riverdale celebrates advocacy award
McKnight's - November 18, 2013

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale received the 2013 Outstanding Advocacy Award from LeadingAge at its national conference in Dallas last month. I had the honor of accepting the award on behalf of the organization. This award, which recognizes our leadership role in the field of elder abuse prevention for the past decade, meant a lot to us.



'Iron Curtain' Exhibition at Hebrew Home
The New York Times - December 21, 2012

A perk of living in a city brimming with artists and art lovers is that there tends be a lot of stuff around. Having a surplus means that terrific work can end up in unexpected places. Many of those places are fun to seek out.

New exhibit at Derfner Judaica Museum pulls back the 'Iron Curtain' to showcase dissident artists
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS - December 20, 2012

It was a time of unprecedented freedoms that gave way to a cultural revolution in the Soviet Union. It was the mid-1950s, and following Joseph Stalin's death, Nikita Khrushchev rolled back long-standing, oppressive policies, among other key political moves. It was called "The Thaw" and a new exhibit at the Derfner Judaica Museum in Riverdale is celebrating some of the prominent artists of the time.

Rebel art from the Soviet Union
The Riverdale Press - December 19, 2012

Some of the art was rebellious enough to face the bulldozer. Other work was nonconformist enough to be left alone. Under the Iron Curtain: Modern Art from the Soviet Bloc, being shown at Hebrew Home's Derfner Judaica Museum features artists working in the Soviet Union or one of its satellite states in the 1950s and 1960s.

Overnight dementia care gives caregivers some rest
USA TODAY - October 01, 2012

Just after 10 p.m., when most people their age are going to sleep, a group of elderly folks suffering from dementia are just getting started, dancing and shaking tambourines and maracas in a raucous version of La Bamba.

Nursing Home Sex Stifled by Safety Fears
abc NEWS - June 26, 2012

With single beds behind unlocked doors, nursing homes do little to support sex among seniors, argues an editorial that says the elderly – even those with dementia – retain the right to a healthy sex life.

Doors open to new housing for low-income seniors
The Riverdale Press - June 13, 2012

On Monday morning, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale opened a 58-apartment building for low-income seniors at 3247 Johnson Ave. Residents, who had not yet been inside to see their future home, clutched roses in one hand and glasses of champagne in the other as Rep. Eliot Engel, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Councilman Oliver Koppell posed for a ribbon-cutting picture with Hebrew Home CEO Dan Reingold.

"Culture trail" maps the Bronx
Daily News - April 26, 2012

A new grassroots effort is underway to explore the cultural history of the South Bronx. "The South Bronx Culture Trail," a joint project by Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, and Dancing in the Streets, will combine an online map with actual trail markers to guide viewers through the histories of various neighborhoods.

Preparing for Passover keeps Hebrew Home busy
The Riverdale Press - April 4, 2012

Many families in the Riverdale area are preparing their kitchens and dining rooms for Passover this year. To do so, they thoroughly wash pots, pans, utensils and dishes in a process known as kashering, or koshering. For many, it's a relatively simple, but meaningful, task. Not so simple for the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.



Linda Levine Madori Uses Art Therapy with Alzheimer's Patients
Westchester Magazine - November 15, 2011

While providing residents at the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale with art therapy, Linda Levine Madori of Chappaqua noticed that Alzheimer's patients became "more coherent—they'd start to use language better, they would actually recognize me and start speaking with me during the program." The nurses noticed as well. "They started coming to me saying, 'I never heard so-and-so speak with such detail before.'"



Caregiving Thrives at an Intersection of Faiths
The New York Times - September 22, 2010

While my mother was not a religious woman — a "cultural Jew" was how she characterized herself — and did not attend services during her years of residence at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, one of the ways I have chosen to memorialize her in the seven years since her death is by helping the rabbi there during the High Holy Days, the holiest time of year on the Jewish calendar.

Sitting Pretty at senior home, thanks to gift of furniture
Daily News - August 25, 2010

Furniture arrived at a Bronx nursing home yesterday more peacefully than it left there. A tornado wreaked havoc in Riverdale July 25, wiping out about 265 pieces of furniture at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale on Palisades Ave. and leaving its 900 residents shaken-and without a comfy chair to kvetch in. But home-decor chain Ethan Allen remedied that problem by donating about 45 new pieces of furniture, worth $35,000.

By the Grace of God
Interior Design - August 1, 2010

The July tornado that touched down on the campus of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale uprooted trees, broke windows, and destroyed outdoor furniture, doing $1 million in damage.

Art for the mind's sake at the Hebrew Home
The Riverdale Press - May 20, 2010

Art serves many purposes. It adds beauty to our lives. It brightens our homes. It enriches our days. At the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, located at 5901 Palisade Ave., art does all that, and also stimulates the minds of the seniors who live there. "These exhibits provide a bridge to the outside community," the assistant curator at the Home, Emily O'Leary, said. "And it works for the community as well."



All-Night Care for Dementia's Restless Minds
The New York Times - June 12, 2009

The patients were on the loose again, moving their shrunken frames through the nursing home's shadowy halls, chattering and giggling like children sneaking out of camp.

Jewish Art, the Hudson and Bingo in the Bronx
The New York Times - June 10, 2009

During a recent museum visit I looked up from a display case of Jewish ceremonial and art objects I had been admiring, including an 18th-century Persian painting with inlaid ivory, and found myself gazing through a glass wall into a room where Bingo was being played by dozens of older men and women, most in wheelchairs. us.