Senior Living by Youngstown Area Jewish Federation received a $15,000 grant from the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation, a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. The funds will be used to renovate rooms at Heritage Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation to establish new hospice suites.
The hospice suites are part of the final phase of a large expansion project for Heritage Manor, part of Senior Living by Youngstown Area Jewish Federation’s continuum of care.
Prior to the expansion, begun in 2021, the facility had 42 private rooms, 16 rooms that shared one bathroom for every two rooms and seven semi-private rooms. Phase 1 added 12 private rooms, each with their own restroom, and eliminated semi-private rooms. Phase 2 added a therapy gym, rehabilitation solarium, Veteran’s Courtyard, mock apartment, and therapy office. In Phase 3, all shared bathrooms were eliminated and 11 rooms were newly renovated. Every room of the 72 bed facility is now private with its own restroom.
“Hospice care is a challenging yet essential part of improving a resident’s quality of life,” said Eric Murray, executive director of Senior Living by Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. “The final days of a person’s life should be spent in a room that welcomes and encourages a family’s loving vigil. Our hospice suites will create welcoming spaces for residents and their loved ones.”
Heritage Manor offers 24-hour licensed nursing care seven days a week. It’s rated as a five-star nursing facility by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is the only Veterans Administration approved provider of long term care in Mahoning County. It is an area leader in nurse staffing. As well as skilled nursing, Heritage Manor offers shortterm care, including all types of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Onsite access to mental health counseling through Jewish Family & Community Services is available as well. The Adult Day Services program includes on-site nursing, is wheelchair-accessible, and is Veterans Administration approved. Each individual’s unique needs are addressed through individualized care plans that include a variety of services in a supervised, structured environment.