The Los Angeles Jewish Home (LAJH) has opened the Brandman Research Institute, which is focused on research for geriatric health issues best practices.

Noah Marco, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for LAJH, is the institute’s executive director, and the hope is to let medial staff learn directly from seniors. Activities will include research and treatments to enhance medical, social, psychiatric and psychological services for elders.

“The LA Jewish Home has provided 107 years of outstanding programs and services for seniors,” said Molly Forrest, CEO and president of LAJH. “With the formation of BRI, the Home will identify and promote new and more effective models of care to enhance the quality of life for a growing aging population.”

One of BRI’s first initiatives will be a focused study of effective models for post-acute care, executives said. Joyce Brandman and her late husband, Saul, supported the creation of the Brandman Research Institute, located in the Eisenberg-Keefer Medical Center on the Home’s Grancell Village Campus.

“We felt that with people living longer than they used to, we need to know what can be done so that they can live full, healthy lives while they are aging,” Joyce Brandman said.