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Results. How your philanthropy helps HEBREW SENIORLIFE achieve its mission. Inside KATELYN’S WELCOME


NEW SENIOR CARE GUIDELINES FRIENDS OF HSL EVENTS


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Hebrew SeniorLife will begin offering hospice care later in 2013. Your philanthropic support allows HSL to provide compassionate, holistic end of life care.


Hebrew SeniorLife to Open Boston’s First Hospice Rooted in Jewish Values


For more than a century, Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) has cared for seniors. Tat experience has fostered a profound sensitivity to the special needs of our residents and their families at the end of life.


Explains HSL Hospice Care Rabbinic Director Rabbi Herman Blumberg, “HSL spread its umbrella widely by offering a spectrum of services — independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, long-term care, home care and, most recently, palliative care. But there were voices in the community calling for a hospice rooted in Jewish values.”


Completing the continuum of care Notes Mary Moscato, President, Hebrew SeniorLife Health Care Services and Hebrew


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Rehabilitation Center, “Hospice care honors the natural progression of life and strives for comfort and quality at journey’s end. Our strong palliative care is a solid foundation for our hospice program, and enables us to complete HSL’s care continuum.”


Hospice takes a holistic view of patient needs at the end of life, paying attention to the social and spiritual needs that contribute to a sense of well-being. Care is provided by multi-disciplinary teams of medical profes- sionals, including physicians and nurses, in-home aides, social workers, chaplains, volunteers, families and friends.


Although Hebrew SeniorLife Hospice Care is informed by Jewish values, needs and (continued on page 3)


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