New Jewish Home Senior Residence Asks for Supplies as Report Says Virus Has Spread to ‘Dozens’ of People

New Jewish Home, a nursing home and rehab center at 120 West 106th Street, has dealt with challenges during the Covid-19 outbreak, as have other nursing homes throughout the city.

A report published on The City news site says that dozens of New Jewish Home residents have tested positive for the virus, and that the nursing home needs more equipment.

The 514-bed residence has logged several dozen COVID-19 cases to date, according to multiple sources. New Jewish Home officials didn’t respond to an email seeking comment.

Ann Marie Spitzer said her husband, Morris, who turns 60 on Monday, has been in and out of the nursing home for months because of a foot injury.

She expressed concern about how the facility is handling the outbreak — including putting a roommate in her husband’s room a day before her husband was told his COVID-19 test results were negative.

“It’s really bad there,” said Spitzer.

The nursing home’s website says that resident deliveries have been limited because of the disease. And visits by outsiders have been restricted.

We reached out to New Jewish Home about The City report, and to find out how residents are holding up and whether Upper West Siders can do anything for them. We haven’t heard back yet.

The nursing home has been asking for protective equipment.

The New Jewish Home urgently needs the following supplies to keep our patients, residents and staff safe:

Face masks (level 2 or greater—including homemade fabric masks)
N95 respirator masks
Face shields or goggles
Disposable gowns
Sanitizing wipes (tubs)
Liquid hand soap
Hand sanitizer

New Jewish Home explains here how to donate these items.

This should go without saying, but we’ll say it — no one should be hoarding masks and other equipment in their homes when doctors, nurses and other workers are going without them.

NEWS | 4 comments | permalink
    1. Danielle Remp says:

      What specifications does NJH require for homemade masks?

    2. I run a 3D printing/ laser cutting business, SKill Mill NYC, on Amsterdam Ave between 106th & 107th. We started making face shields this week. I just saw your requests from the New Jewish Home so we will donate face shields there by the end of the week. SO delighted to be able to help in the neighborhood.

    3. Iris says:

      I called the home as I knew a pharmacy in the neighborhood where masks were being sold and they
      could not have cared less. They did not even bother
      to even ask for the address.