Rochester, N.Y. – Jewish Senior Life (JSL) is proud to announce the opening of the Lodge at Wolk Manor, an assisted living center for memory care, serving residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. As another offering in JSL’s complete continuum of care, The Lodge focuses on providing person-centered care to its residents in an environment that feels like home. Last year, an estimated 5.2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s disease with more than 15 million unpaid family and friends caring for their loved ones. Health care costs from added stress on these caregivers shot to $9.1 billion.

“We’re seeing a growing need for memory care in senior living, and The Lodge at Wolk Manor focuses on providing all the comforts of home to dementia sufferers, while allowing peace of mind for their families and respite for their caregivers,” said Dan Katz, CEO of Jewish Senior Life. “Lodge staff and caregivers have undergone comprehensive training to effectively communicate with, care for and calm the fears of each resident so that they can live fulfilling, enriched lives.‖ For a comfortable, residential feel, The Lodge includes only 14 private bedrooms with private bathrooms, as well as two companion suites, and it features common areas much like residents would have at home. An open kitchen and large dining areas offer opportunities for family-style dining; living rooms, a great room and an activity room provide space for meetings, discussion and games; and a secure outdoor terrace allows residents to get fresh air and enjoy nature while remaining safe.

The Lodge marks JSL’s third dedicated memory care center, with The Gateway at the Jewish Home providing long-term care for those with memory impairment and Marian’s House offering a memory care day program and overnight respite for those who wish to keep their loved ones at home. The Lodge at Wolk Manor sits at 7000 Summit Circle Drive, adjacent to the Summit at Brighton, JSL’s independent living community, and Wolk Manor for assisted living. The Lodge welcomes residents new to JSL and is also a convenient destination for residents already within the JSL community. A grand opening and dedication ceremony will be held in the spring.

About Jewish Senior Life:
Serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Senior Life is guided by the values of honoring family and emphasizing aging in place—allowing people to remain in the place of their choice longer. Jewish Senior Life is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), offering all levels of care from independent living to skilled nursing care on a single campus:

  • The Summit at Brighton for independent living;
  • Wolk Manor for assisted living;
  • The Lodge at Wolk Manor for assisted living memory care;
  • The Jewish Home of Rochester for long-term, transitional, and memory care;
  • Transitional Care at the Jewish Home for short-term rehabilitation;
  • Atkin Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation;
  • Marian’s House daytime retreat for those with memory loss; and
  • a variety of community programs and services such as Living Well Companion Care and Physician House Calls that enable people to age and live safely, either on campus or another place that they call home.

Jewish Senior Life is the only senior care provider in the Rochester area to offer Life Care, a program which eliminates worries about unforeseen care needs and medical expenses throughout the full continuum of care.

Jewish Senior Life is CARF accredited for its high quality and customer satisfaction, and has been named a 2017 Top Workplace by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Jewish Senior Life is a member of the Alliance for Senior Care of Greater Rochester, Leading Age, Leading Age New York, and the Association of Jewish Agency Services.

For more information, please visit www.jewishseniorlife.org.

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