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78 years. That’s how long it’s been since the holocaust happened and the negative effects are still felt by its survivors. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics in Israel, there were 147,199 Holocaust survivors in 2022 and that number is slowly declining. In another study by The Claims Conference, it was estimated that the survivor count plunged to 50,000 survivors in the United States in the same year.
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The majority of Holocaust survivors are now over the age of 80, with complex physical, mental, and emotional needs. Survivors have claimed to experience a range of long-term effects, including:

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Physical health conditions.

Holocaust survivors are among the most resilient individuals, having endured unimaginable trauma and loss during one of the darkest periods in human history. At Ezra Home Care, we provide specialized care and support to these heroes to honor their resilience and ensure their comfort and honor. The majority of Holocaust survivors are female, as women had higher survival rates during the Holocaust due to factors such as their assignment to labor camps or hiding. 

This article dives deep into the history of the holocaust, our aim for survivors, and the specific services caregivers provide to address the wants of these remarkable individuals.

Brief History of the Holocaust and Our Goal for Survivors

The Holocaust, which took place from 1941 to 1945 (World War II), was a systematic genocide orchestrated by Nazi Germany, resulting in the persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews. This unprecedented act of hatred and discrimination inflicted immeasurable physical, emotional, and psychological suffering on survivors. The consequences of the Holocaust continue to impact survivors today, affecting their overall welfare and quality of life.

At Ezra Home Care, we understand the delicate requirements of Holocaust survivors and guarantee our caregivers are well-informed of triggers that cause trauma. To best cater to this population, we have a special program to provide holistic care to Holocaust survivors and war casualties. 

Our aim is to help holocaust survivors live safer, healthier, and more independent lives in their homes. Our professional caregivers are well-versed in several essential topics relating to the Holocaust. The curriculum includes:

  • The Origin of the Holocaust
  • Personal care assistance
  • Sensitivity and cultural competence
  • Continuous care integration

The role of a caregiver cannot be overemphasized. They play a vital role in providing specialized care to help holocaust survivors feel better. These services are tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by survivors, helping them age in place and maintain their independence.

Key areas where our caregivers can support survivors include:

Emotional Support

  • Compassionate companionship and active listening to address the emotional scars of trauma.
  • Encouragement and engagement in activities that promote mental well-being and social interaction.

Memory Care

  • Support in preserving and sharing personal stories, memories, and cultural traditions.
  • Engagement in reminiscence therapy to foster healing and emotional connection.
Trauma-Informed Care
  • Our caregivers are equipped with trauma-informed techniques, such as recognizing and responding to triggers and sensitivities.
  • Enabling a safe and empathetic environment that respects the victim's boundaries and autonomy.
Assistance with Therapeutic Activities
  • Engaging survivors in therapeutic activities such as art therapy, music therapy, or reminiscence therapy.
  • Encouraging participation in support groups, survivor organizations, or educational programs tailored to their needs.
Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals
  • Collaborating with healthcare professionals to address complex physical and mental health needs.
  • Assisting with medical appointments, medication management, and coordinating care plans.

In summary, it is important to note that each survivor is an individual with their own specific needs and preferences. Ongoing communication and collaboration with the survivor, their families, and professionals in the field can help ensure that the caregiving approach is respectful, compassionate, and responsive to their unique circumstances.

Core Program Elements:

  • Comprehensive client assessment
  • Development and implementation client-centered care plan
  • Specialized caregiver training and ongoing supervision
  • Engaging the client in cognitively stimulating activities
  • Assistance with medication management
  • Ongoing communication with family and care providers
  • Personal care and assistance with activities of daily living
  • Housekeeping, laundry, shopping
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Appointment escort and incidental transportation

What Makes Ezra Home Care Your Best Choice Caring for Holocaust Survivors at Home
Ezra Home Care has a track record of providing quality services to seniors all year round. With a solid structure, Ezra home care is ready to manage Holocaust survivors and other mental-related traumas. Because the aged care home is privately owned, you'll expect top service from professional personnel. 

There is flexibility with accommodation as patients can decide to own private suits. With caregivers that are swift to respond, ensure your loved ones are in quality hands at Ezra Home Care. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my caregiver understand and respect my background and experiences?

Yes. We understand how sensitive your situation is and we pride ourselves in ensuring our caregivers are culturally and historically aware. This is why we only choose caregivers that we would trust to take care of our own loved ones.

What if I experience triggers or flashbacks related to my past trauma?

Our caregivers are trained in recognizing and responding to these situations with patience, compassion and understanding. Be rest assured that we would match you with someone that fully understands why you might experience them and navigate through it.

How can I maintain my independence while receiving the care I need?

At Ezra Home Care, we  understand you don’t want to be treated like a child but an independent person. This is why we encourage active participation in decision-making, and support your continued engagement in activities you enjoy.

What if I only need help for an hour or two?

No problem. At Ezra Home Care, we have no minimum hour requirements.

If I already live in an assisted living community, can I still use your services?

Absolutely. Many of our clients need more care than an assisted living community can provide but do not want to live in a nursing home. As long as your community approves, we can supplement your care services so that you can remain as independent as possible.

What if I’ve already moved into a nursing home, but still want services that Ezra Home Care offers?

We are happy to assist you no matter where you live. If you find that you’d like a companion to talk to, an escort to an appointment or any type of assistance beyond your nursing home’s services, we are there for you.

Ezra Home Care is a “private pay” service. What does that mean?

Private pay means that services are paid for using personal income or assets—without aid from insurance or government benefits. We would be happy to discuss pricing details with you directly.

Are there any other ways to pay for private home care services?

Yes, there are other available options:
  • Long term care insurance
  • Reverse mortgages
  • Veterans Administrations
  • Workman’s Compensation
  • State and local programs, community organizations
  • Viatical Settlement

Why choose Ezra Home Care over a franchise?

Ezra Home Care is large enough to handle all of your home care needs, yet small enough to give you the personalized service and care you deserve. Since Ezra Home Care is privately owned, we have a greater flexibility of accommodating our clients' needs. We are not bound by territory, and are capable of providing continued care even when our clients are being relocated to another areas. Our decision-making process is more efficient than that of a franchise because all of our decisions are made right in the office, without the need for a comparatively lengthy corporate approval process. Schedule a free Needs and Safety Assessment and you’ll see exactly what we mean.

Here's What Our Clients Are Saying:

“Ezra has really come through for us and I recommend them without hesitation. They are highly responsive, providing appropriate care when you need it whether it involves a few hours of companionship or around the clock care. They provide regular updates to the family and respond almost immediately to every inquiry or concern. Our family is fortunate to have Ezra by our side and thank them for everything they have done for us.”

David Greenberg

“After hospice put me in the horrible position I called Ezra in a panic. They were kind and compassionate and moved mountains to get me a trained aide at the last moment. Everyone I was in contact with was kind and sympathetic and called after to offer condolences. I was impressed with everyone I spoke to and met. I would highly recommend them.”

Donna F.

“Very professional and caring agency. They worked hard to match me with the perfect caregiver during my recovery. Thank you.hank you. for us.”

Mindy Dobrow

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The information that we gather from the Needs and Safety Assessment will be used to produce a customized and comprehensive care plan for you or your loved one.
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