Meet Barbara DeLeon, Nurse Manager for Our APU

SFCJL operates one of California’s few acute geriatric psychiatric hospitals. Only two counties (San Francisco and San Mateo) provide inpatient geropsychiatric care; in nearly half of California’s 58 counties, there is no local access to inpatient psychiatric care at all. Older adults from across California receive care in our acute psychiatric unit (known as our […]

The Key to Caring: Meet Our Director of Volunteer Services

Meet Keyatta (Key) Shade, our Director of Volunteer Services! We sat down with Key to talk about what brought him to campus more than five years ago, how he became involved working with volunteers, and what he continues to learn from our residents and patients. “I have always had an affinity for older adults and […]

A Zest for Life: Meet Tanja Nicklisch, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Tanja Nicklisch has always had a love for people. “I’m pretty good at connecting with just about anybody, and all the jobs I’ve had require that,” she says. An entrepreneurial artist at heart, Tanja owned her own tattoo shop in San Francisco for more than 20 years before becoming a wedding photographer. However, when the […]

Decades in the Driver’s Seat: Meet Clifton Grigsby, Medical Transportation Driver

Clifton Grigsby, a San Francisco native, has a humorous story about the day he interviewed for a job as a medical transportation driver at SFCJL, then known as the Jewish Home of San Francisco. “During my interview, the hiring manager said it would be preferable if I could commit to staying for one full year. […]

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