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Ratnaparkhi Joins Eliza Jennings

MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
August 14, 2013
News Release

Contact:
Linda Hart
Director of Public Relations
216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org


Ratnaparkhi
Joins Eliza Jennings as Executive Director of
Cleveland Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Services Community

(Cleveland, Ohio) – Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized and trusted expert in aging services, announced that Basabi  R. Ratnaparkhi, Ph.D., LNHA, has joined the organization’s operations team as executive director of its Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Services community on the organization’s Health Campus on Cleveland’s West Side.

Dr. Ratnaparkhi is a gerontologist and licensed nursing home administrator and has worked in eldercare and long-term care for 27 years. “Basabi is an accomplished public speaker and educator in the field of aging and Alzheimer’s/dementia care management,” said Eliza Jennings President and CEO Deborah Lewis Hiller. “Her passion for advocacy on behalf of older adults and leadership experience will support the continued expansion of innovative services for which Eliza Jennings is recognized.”

Dr. Ratnaparkhi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India; a Master of Arts degree in History and South Asian studies from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada; a Master of Education degree in Foundations of Education/Multicultural Education from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; and holds a doctorate degree in Education & Gerontology from the University of Connecticut.

She is on the Board of the Lorain County Volunteer Guardianship Program, a program of the Elder Pillar of the Lutheran Metro Ministry, and has facilitated a support group for caregivers for the Cleveland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in her hometown of Amherst for 23 years. Dr. Ratnaparkhi received a 2009 Woman of Compassion Award from the Community Foundation of Lorain County and Lorain County Community College.

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About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization with 125 years of providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side, is the first aging services network to offer SAIDO Learning TM, a non-pharmaceutical intervention that is proven to reverse and prevent memory loss among older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  The Network manages Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; Eliza Jennings Retirement Campus at The Renaissance in Olmsted Township; Eliza Jennings Assisted Living Community at Devon Oaks in Westlake; and Eliza Jennings Adult Day Center at Acacia Place in Cleveland.  In addition, Eliza Jennings Home and Community-based Services provides a full range of services including in-home therapy, skilled home health care, and clinic services. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.

About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side for more than 129 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.

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