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Freehold, N.J., Skilled Nursing Facility Continues Specialty Enhancements with New Rehab Program for Post-surgical Patients

FREEHOLD, N.J., Feb. 9, 2021 – The Jewish Home for Rehabilitation & Nursing welcomes Gregg S. Berkowitz, MD, FAAOS, as the director of Orthopedic Rehabilitation, including its new Orthopedic Transition Program for post-surgical rehab patients. Located at 1151 W. Main Street in Freehold, the 150-bed skilled nursing facility provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab, memory care and long-term residential care.

Dr. Berkowitz is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He serves as the vice president of Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold and is on staff at CentraState Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge Division.

The Jewish Home’s new Orthopedic Transition Program focuses on helping post-surgical rehab patients transition home in a safe and efficient manner. The initiative combines the facility’s clinically proven orthopedic care pathways with its progressive rehabilitation experience in a home-like setting.

The Jewish Home developed the program with Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility. “Dr. Berkowitz’s appointment and this new ortho rehab initiative continues The Jewish Home’s legacy of partnering with the region’s top physicians and developing specializations to help seniors live their best lives,” said Marquis’ Pam Montemurno, regional director of market development. “Dr. Berkowitz is working closely with The Jewish Home’s dedicated care team, including physical therapists, in providing exceptional patient care.”

The Jewish Home offers care in a quiet, dedicated orthopedic wing and a state-of-the-art rehab gym. Depending on a patient’s medical condition and stability, the average estimated program stay is between five and 10 days. Trained admission specialists are available for complimentary consultations. “Selection of a post-hospital recovery plan and rehabilitation program can be just as important as the surgery itself,” noted Montemurno.

The Jewish Home’s newest offerings – all introduced over the past 12 months – also focus on environments and approaches to support quality of life. Those include a Russian Cultural Program overseen by Lev Simkhayev, MD, and Traditions, a self-contained 30-bed memory care wing, under the direction of Geriatrician Joshua Shua-Haim, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD. “Every aspect of The Jewish Home speaks to top-quality skilled nursing,” added Montemurno.

Opened in 2018, The Jewish Home features a synagogue on premises, provides focused Jewish programming and offers OU certified Glatt Kosher cuisine. The facility is committed to serving as a healthcare resource for area residents. Together with Marquis, it has established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community.

A highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Consulting Services currently supports Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.

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