BJH FOUNDATION was formed as a result of the dissolution and sale of Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged (the Home). The Home was established in 1962 to provide nursing care for Jewish residents of North and South Carolina, at a facility located in Clemmons, North Carolina.
In the late 1990’s, the number of Jewish residents in the facility declined significantly and the operating costs of a stand-alone skilled nursing home generated substantial financial losses. As a result, the Board of Directors of the Home engaged in a transition plan to secure ongoing nursing home care for area residents and continue to serve older Jewish adults in North and South Carolina.
A for-profit operator of skilled and assisted living facilities – Universal Health Care – now owns and operates the Blumenthal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (BNRC) in Greensboro, North Carolina. Although BNRC retains the Blumenthal family name, the Home no longer owns or operates the nursing facility.
The proceeds from the sale of the Clemmons property were combined with an existing endowment to form BJH Foundation. The Foundation serves older Jewish adults in the Carolinas by distributing grants to non-profit organizations providing life enhancing programs to older Jewish adults in North and South Carolina.