FAQs

About the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation

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What is the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation?
The Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial support to the programs and services of the Jewish Home and Care Center, Chai Point Senior Living and Sarah Chudnow Community.

What is the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation’s Mission?
Our mission is to provide our Jewish Community with those services that enable our seniors to be a part of a quality Jewish environment with comfort, meaning, independence and dignity.

How can I contact the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation?
 Visit our Contact page for a listing of our leadership or to send us your comments online.

Does the Foundation only support the Jewish Home and Care Center?
 No, the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation supports all three of our communities, the Jewish Home and Care Center, Chai Point Senior Living and Sarah Chudnow Community.

How can I help support the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation?
 There are a variety of ways to help. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more about ways to support us.

Where can I learn more about making a gift?
 To learn more about how you can help the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation secure the future for the elders of our community, please contact Michael Sattell at msattell@jewishseniorliving.org or 414-277-8800.

About My Donation

How can I make a donation online to the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation?
 Donate Online using our secure provider.

How can I make a donation by phone to the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation?
 To make your gift by phone, call us at 414-721-9260.

How can I make a donation by mail to the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation? 
 To make your gift by mail, please direct your donation to:
 Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation
 1414 North Prospect Avenue
 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Please make checks payable to Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation.

Can I designate my gift to support a specific facility, program or service?
 You can designate your gift for the specific benefit of any of our three facilities or to support a specific program or service. For more information about specific gifting opportunities or about the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundations’s funding priorities, contact Michael Sattell at msattell@jewishseniorliving.org or 414-277-8800.

Can I make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one?
 Yes, you can designate an honor or memorial tribute for your gift. If you choose, the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation will mail a tribute letter acknowledging your gift to an individual or organization you specify. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed.

How will my donation be recognized?
 Your donation may be recognized in publications or other printed materials, at events and on our website and social media profiles. If you do not wish to be recognized, you may elect to make your gift anonymously.

Have you received my donation?
 To verify that your donation has been received, please contact Michael Sattell at msattell@jewishseniorliving.org or 414-277-8800.

What is a matching gift?
 Some employers match charitable contributions made by their employees to organizations such as the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation. To learn if your employer has a matching gift program or other gift matching opportunities, please contact your employer’s Human Resources department.

Planned Giving

How can I learn more about making a planned gift to Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation?
 To learn more about how you can help the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation by making a planned gift, please contact Michael Sattell at msattell@jewishseniorliving.org or 414-277-8800.

Tax Information

Is my donation tax deductible?
 The Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.

Will I receive a tax receipt from the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation?
 Yes, you will receive an acknowledgement letter that you can use for tax purposes. If you have not received a receipt within two weeks of submitting your gift, please contact Michael Sattell at msattell@jewishseniorliving.org or 414-277-8800.

Security

Is my personal information secure?
 Yes. For more information, please review our Privacy Policy and Security Statement.

About Our Communities 

Are there any other Jewish senior living facilities in Wisconsin?
 As far as we know, we offer the only dedicated Jewish living facilities for seniors in the state.

What makes these facilities Jewish?
 You sense yiddishkeit as soon as you walk in. Our uniquely comforting Jewish environment caters to the spiritual needs and cultural preferences of Jewish residents – regardless of their level of observance. All three of our facilities center around Jewish activities and weekly Shabbat services, as well as holiday and life cycle celebrations. All meals served are certified as kosher, while our independent-living residents may enjoy non-kosher foods in their own apartments.

Why do our residents prefer a Jewish facility?
 As we mature, we return to our roots and gain comfort from embracing our faith. Our residents also enjoy spending time with friends with common interests and beliefs. In addition, residents can trust the administration to provide the best possible physical, emotional and spiritual care for Jewish residents. Our passion for helping the senior members of our community shows in everything we do.

What if I'm not Jewish?
 People of all religions are welcomed at the Jewish Home. Catholic services are held every other Wednesday in our library, and we will do our best to accommodate dietary and other needs as requested. However, you will have to follow the kosher laws with any food that comes from our kitchen.

Besides being Jewish, what makes each facility special?
 The Jewish Home and Care Center, Chai Point Senior Living and Sarah Chudnow Community are more than just places to live. They allow residents to live in comfort. With meaning, independence and dignity. Our residents and their families know they are cared for in the best way possible. We provide meaningful programs, activities and daily enrichments to their lives. Person-centered care is at the heart of each location. Our rooms are designed to give comfort and aid in caring, the food is prepared to tempt and fortify. Every aspect, from housekeeping to activities, maintenance to spiritual needs is given the same level of importance, because it is important to our residents.

Why do you have three different facilities?
 We provide choices, depending on the type of care required, preferred lifestyle and the desired location. Visit our Communities page to learn more about what makes all three of our outstanding options unique.

How are the facilities rated or evaluated?
 All facilities licensed to provide nursing care in Wisconsin are regulated and monitored by the State of Wisconsin Division of Quality Assurance (DQA). The DQA will conduct resident and family interviews and will perform a comprehensive evaluation of our policies, procedures and systems related to patient care.

The Jewish Home and Care Center was named one of the top nursing homes in the country by US News & World Report in its roundup of 5-star skilled nursing facilities around the country. Sarah Chudnow Community was also named to the top listings. According to the site, "All of the homes shown received 5 stars, the highest overall rating, from the federal government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A facility's overall rating is geared to its performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and medical care."

What kind of financial support can residents expect?
 All three residences qualify for Medicare payments. The Jewish Home and Care Center accepts T-19 Medicaid payments and all three participate in Wisconsin’s Family Care support programs. Additionally, our communities are supported by your generous donations through the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation.

Is there an entrance fee?
 No. Unlike many other senior housing communities, we do not require anyone to pay a large entrance fee up front. Other facilities will charge large sums of money just to get in the front door and that does not include your monthly rent! We understand that you worked hard for your nest egg and you shouldn't have to give it up. That is why the only money you will need to put up front is a deposit equal to one month’s rent. Period.

How can I learn more about the Jewish Home and Care Center, Chai Point Senior Living, or Sarah Chudnow Community?
 Visit our Communities page to learn more about what makes each of our three outstanding communities unique, or visit their websites.
     
» Jewish Home and Care Center
     » Chai Point Senior Living
     » Sarah Chudnow Community

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