Category Archives: Life & Living with Joanna Gagis

Eileen Murray on Matheny’s Arts Access Program

Director of Matheny’s Arts Access Program Eileen Murray sat with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss this important program for people with disabilities and the life changing impact it is making.

“The art resides within them,” Murray says, “and Arts Access gives them the tools to get it out.” They do this by providing facilitators. A facilitator is a professional artist who is trained to be the arms and the legs for the person who can’t use theirs.

Matheny is a special hospital for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. Their mission is to provide exceptional care and an optimal quality of life for children and adults with special needs and medically complex developmental disabilities.

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Jamie Chebra on the Importance of EMS

Director of EMS at JFK Medical Center Jamie Chebra sat with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss the importance of ambulatory care.

Chebra believes that everyone should trust Emergency Medical Services to provide them with rapid and efficient treatment prior to arriving at the hospital.

“Basically, we are bringing the emergency department to you,” he states. “You have the advantage of staying right where you are and allowing us to bring all of that care to you.”

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Lizzy Straus on CareOne

CareOne Executive Vice President Lizzy Straus sat with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss their ability to serve those who struggle with diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

“We’ve used a lot of research to really level our patients and create neighborhoods,” Straus says. She explains that there are different stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Based on the needs and the stage, there are different activities and programs that would best work for the resident.

CareOne, a friend of #HipNJ, has developed a reputation as a premier health care company and assisted living community due to their commitment to best clinical practices, strong management standards and resident quality of life.

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