Jewish Senior Life is a member of the Alliance of Senior Care Communities, LeadingAge NY, LeadingAge and a member of the National Nursing Home Advancing Excellence Campaign. We also have an affiliation with the Alzheimer’s Association and Academy for Leadership in Long-term Care. Jewish Senior Life works closely with partner organizations in the Jewish community, including: Association of Jewish Aging Services, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service and Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.

Clinical Affiliations and Teaching Relationships

Jewish Senior Life serves as a teaching site for students of the following college programs:

  • Genesee Valley BOCES LPN program
  • Monroe Community College Human Services program
  • Monroe Community College Nursing program
  • Monroe #1 and #2 BOCES Medical Secretary program
  • Nazareth College Nursing, Creative Arts & Music Therapy, Occupational & Physical Therapy and Social Work programs; field work disciplines in sociology and psychology
  • Roberts Wesleyan College Social Work program
  • Rochester Educational Opportunity Center LPN and CNA programs
  • St. John Fisher College Nursing program
  • SUNY Brockport Social Work and Health Care Administration programs
  • University of Rochester Nursing and Geriatric programs

Accreditations and Certifications

The Jewish Home of Rochester is ranked among the top ten percent of nursing homes nationwide by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating, earning 5 out of 5 stars. Ratings are based on more than 180 regulatory standards designed to protect residents, including having superior staffing levels, and achieving high performance on 16 clinical quality measures. CMS created this rating system to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes.

In 2015, Jewish Senior Life was awarded accreditation by CARF–CCAC, the nation’s only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities and similar human services organizations. Jewish Senior Life met all of the requirements for CARF–CCAC accreditation upon its first submission.

Jewish Senior Life earned a five-year term of CARF–CCAC accreditation as a Continuing Care Retirement Community and for Adult Day Health Care, Assisted Living, Person-Centered Long-Term Care and Person-Centered Dementia Care programs. A three-year term of CARF accreditation was awarded for the Transitional Care program and Atkin Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation program. Both of these term lengths are the maximum allowable by CARF–CCAC.

CARF–CCAC accreditation demonstrates an organization’s quality, transparency and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. An organization receiving accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site survey that it is committed to conforming to CARF–CCAC’s accreditation conditions and standards. Furthermore, an organization that earns CARF–CCAC accreditation is commended on its quest for quality programs and services.

The Jewish Home skilled nursing residence is licensed by the New York State Department of Health, and is both Medicaid and Medicare certified. Our assisted living facility, Wolk Manor, is licensed as an Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR). This provides a higher level of physical assistance and support than traditional assisted living services to those residents who need it. Our independent living residence, The Summit at Brighton, is approved for Life Care by the New York State Department of Insurance. The Summit is Rochester’s only Life Care community, which means even if care needs increase, the costs will not.