Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging To Increase Skilled Nursing Beds by 30%
The Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda will add 249 beds to increase its skilled-nursing beds by 30% under a $52 million construction project, officials announced Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Currently, there are over 350 people on the waiting list for one of the home's existing 396 skilled nursing beds, according to the Times. The new Residential Medical Center will consist of three interconnected buildings. Two five-story buildings will add a total of 249 skilled nursing beds, about half of which will accommodate patients moved from another building slated for demolition. A two-story Research Institute will house offices from the Borun Center for Gerontological Research and Education, the Physiology Research Lab and Physical Therapy/Treatment Center, Clinical Geriatric Medical Research and a 10-bed acute psychiatric center, which will treat residents, as well as community residents if space is available. Construction on the new facility will begin this winter and is anticipated to take 18 to 22 months to complete (Stassel, Los Angeles Times, 6/4).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.