Rochester, N.Y. July XX, 2014- Wolk Manor, an assisted living community located in Brighton on the Jewish Senior Life campus, has been approved by the Department of Health as an Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR). This certification will allow Wolk Manor to offer a more comprehensive level of care by helping residents age in place more comfortably with additional support from trained staff members.

Although all Wolk Manor residents receive services such as assistance with medications, daily meals, recreational programs, housekeeping and transportation, EALR residents often need more attention than typical assisted living residents due to lack of mobility or physical impairments. By introducing the enhanced license, Wolk Manor is now able to offer EALR residents a higher level of assistance with transferring from sitting to standing, ambulation and managing medical equipment.

Each one of Wolk Manor’s personal care aides and nurses has received comprehensive training on effectively and respectfully meeting the needs of EALR residents. The training includes methods on assisting with mobility impairments, and, for Wolk Manor’s licensed staff, delivering the available nursing services.

“We’re excited to offer Enhanced Living at Wolk Manor. This program allows our residents to live as independently as possible,” said Susan Bussey, vice president of senior housing at Jewish Senior Life. “The EALR is a great addition to the assisted living services that are provided by Wolk Manor, as residents will have the ability to remain in their apartment as their needs increase.”

To learn more about Wolk Manor or about the EALR certification, please contact Susan Bussey, vice president of senior housing at Jewish Senior Life (585) 341-2301.

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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