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This totally blew my mind. Have you heard about his? When I found out that the first rest home run by Jehovah's Witnesses was just opened in Pennsylvania June 13, 2015 http://www.jjha.org/

There are a few overseas but this is the first in the US. A wonderful provision fo

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Wow! Well, at least there won't be any worries about elderly abuse as is so rampant in other homes.

And no, it's not endorsed by the society but then neither is this site yet look how well maintained and spiritually uplifting it is. So no worries.

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Jah Jireh homes have been around awhile,

  seems it was discussed here recently

 

  http://www.jah-jireh.org/

 

  http://phinational.org/articles/jah-jireh-homes-america-assisted-living-home-jehovah%E2%80%99s-witnesses-honors-faith-and-service

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This totally blew my mind. Have you heard about his? When I found out that the first rest home run by Jehovah's Witnesses was just opened in Pennsylvania June 13, 2015 http://www.jjha.org/

There are a few overseas but this is the first in the US. A wonderful provision fo

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Does this mean they deal exclusively with JW's or do they accept general public residents too?  I think "rest home" is a really outdated term.  Now they are either assisted living, or skilled living centers.  If the activity of the residents is severely restricted and they are unable to leave the facility I wonder who they have to preach to? Are the employees JW's too?

 

I took care of an elderly man last week who was hilarious.  He came from a "rest home".  The physical therapist was in to evaluate him and to do some exercises with the elderly gentleman.  Tom, the therapist,  would ask him a question re: his activity (he was a bil amputee below the knee) and he would reply "I don't get up"  then Tom would say "How  much help do you require to get out of bed"  reply?  "I don't get out of bed"  Tom would then say "How much help do you require to get to the bathroom?"  reply  "I don't go the the bathroom--I have a colostomy.  Tom would then say "doesn't ANYONE work with you and do any type of strengthening exercises with you?  Any bed exercises at all?"  The old man said "Hello. I said it was a REST home"  I thought Tom and I were going to croak laughing.  That was a good one.

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Does this mean they deal exclusively with JW's or do they accept general public residents too? I think "rest home" is a really outdated term. Now they are either assisted living, or skilled living centers. If the activity of the residents is severely restricted and they are unable to leave the facility I wonder who they have to preach to? Are the employees JW's too?

I took care of an elderly man last week who was hilarious. He came from a "rest home". The physical therapist was in to evaluate him and to do some exercises with the elderly gentleman. Tom, the therapist, would ask him a question re: his activity (he was a bil amputee below the knee) and he would reply "I don't get up" then Tom would say "How much help do you require to get out of bed" reply? "I don't get out of bed" Tom would then say "How much help do you require to get to the bathroom?" reply "I don't go the the bathroom--I have a colostomy. Tom would then say "doesn't ANYONE work with you and do any type of strengthening exercises with you? Any bed exercises at all?" The old man said "Hello. I said it was a REST home" I thought Tom and I were going to croak laughing. That was a good one.

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They would probably take anyone but if your not Jw you will probably become one. They schedule Christian activities and assist with meetings and service. We know several who volunteer to help out. It is a assisted living residence. With a nursing staff. However, my sister and bro in law are nurses and make a killing signing up for worldly holidays, won't work there because nobody cares a out them!

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Everyone wants to get in good with me when they find out I don't mind the holidays.  I actually told my nurse manager during the initial interview (did not know I was a JW and I had not decided at this point to reveal such).  I told her that I did not mind working holidays--she could schedule me any or all--it did not matter.  I told her there was a time when holidays were important to me (because I did not know about the Truth then) and I wanted to be with my kids too on Christmas and certain events.  I told her that now my kids were grown and living in all parts of the globe and no grandchildren close by so holidays were not important to me and could be given off to the ones that wanted the time with their families.  Brownie Point! 

 

She still said that she has to rotate holidays by policy.  Even though I said I would be happy she still has to give me my share off.  Crazy policies.

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Everyone wants to get in good with me when they find out I don't mind the holidays.  I actually told my nurse manager during the initial interview (did not know I was a JW and I had not decided at this point to reveal such).  I told her that I did not mind working holidays--she could schedule me any or all--it did not matter.  I told her there was a time when holidays were important to me (because I did not know about the Truth then) and I wanted to be with my kids too on Christmas and certain events.  I told her that now my kids were grown and living in all parts of the globe and no grandchildren close by so holidays were not important to me and could be given off to the ones that wanted the time with their families.  Brownie Point! 

 

She still said that she has to rotate holidays by policy.  Even though I said I would be happy she still has to give me my share off.  Crazy policies.

I am in a similar situation.  So I do get to work all the holidays and the staff thinks I am "crazy"......."you don't want to be w/your family?"...seems explanations are not enough but they gladly take the day or the night off.  I have been working weekend nights, go home Sunday a.m. and get ready for the meeting, pray for a 30-45 minute nap, and get it!  Then I enjoy the Public Talk and WT study.  Go home, take a nap and back for Sunday night.  It is really upsetting to see these Nursing Home residents w/o family or friends to visit.  So when I am in service and meet the family members it is easier to talk to them about God's Kingdom.  I think that is because they know that I understand what they are going through.  Some of these ppl have no hope whatsoever.   I have worked Hospice also and that is a different type of nursing.  We need that Kingdom so badly.  How thankful I am to Jehovah to know and to believe his promises from his Word.  So, if you have family, brothers and sisters, in these homes PLEASE visit them.  They love your company and hearing your service experiences.  If you don't fill that void, the Activity Director will with something worldly.  

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Jan-jireh, Jehovah-jireh (Jehovah will provide)

Ge 22:14 And Abraham named that place Je·hoʹvah-jiʹreh. This is why it is still said today: “In the mountain of Jehovah it will be provided.”

 

I have a little story that makes my eyes water. By 2004 Emma had stopped walking and I was finding it increasing difficult to push a wheelchair. Despite having no way of transporting it I knew she needed an electric wheelchair.

 

All I could think of was going on eBay, and there was a nice chair for sale - south London, bidding from £100. I put it to prayer and put a bid in that was affordable. If I remember correctly, someone bid £100 and I got it for £105. But collecting it was a problem.

 

I asked my brother (who was in the truth at the time, and had a van) and he said he was working near the ‘chair and was able to collect it. At some point I noticed that all proceeds of the auction were to be ‘given to charity’ so I felt a bit uneasy. When my brother went to collect, the door was answered by the helper to a very disabled man, who had placed the ‘chair on eBay. 

 

My brother was also feeling a bit uneasy about where the money would be going so asked the man. He replied, ‘Jah-jireh. A home for disabled and infirm Jehovah’s Witnesses.” The chair had belonged to a brother who had died and this brother had been tasked with selling the chair. 

 

So yes. Jehovah does provide.

(And now I must wipe my eyes again. But that’s just fine!) :)

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14 hours ago, Qapla said:

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This will have to suffice since we can't like a post twice

 

This is why we need a :heart: icon.  We had one and then @Dismal_Bliss changed it for a thumbs up when someone mentioned it and I was under the impression, due to previous discussion in that topic, (which I can't find)  that we were going to have the :heart: as well, but it didn't happen.  Dear Bob, please may we have a :heart: for extra special likes, as well as the thumbs up. :kiss: 

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