As survivors age, they may experience a recrudescence of past symptoms, often activated by the loss of a loved one or a current stress factor. Some survivors find it increasingly difficult to cope with traumatic memories and other symptoms such as nightmares, insomnia, and depression, as they become physically weaker. Many survivors have spent a lifetime trying to avoid dealing with the impact of the Holocaust on their lives and their families. Our program provides a safe environment for understanding how past events relate to current symptoms. We also provide medication management and help with reparations and compensation claims for our patients.
Program for Child Survivors
Many survivors were too young to remember the details of their wartime experiences and have even considered themselves "lucky" to have been spared the ordeals of the concentration camp. Nonetheless child survivors are increasingly aware that they have been profoundly affected by their early experiences. A large number of children lost parents, were forced into hiding, and were abused and neglected during their early years. As their children reach adulthood and begin parenting their own offspring, child survivors feel an even greater need to explore the impact of early separations on their lives.
Family Members of Holocaust Survivors
The effects of the Holocaust do not end with those who directly experienced this event. Children of Holocaust survivors in particular also suffer deep scars as a result of the pain and suffering sustained by their parents. Our program helps offspring more clearly identify and confront the effects that the Holocaust has had on their lives.
Martha Stewart Center for Living Geriatrics Outpatient Practice
Mobile Acute Care for the Elderly Program
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