Jewish Home of Rochester
“The concept of living as if you were in your own home is very, very exciting.”
Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.4 million Americans today, and 1 out of 8 people over the age of 65 have the disease. This number will escalate rapidly over the coming years as Baby Boomers age. For this reason, Jewish Senior Life has developed specialized programs and environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other memory impairments. In addition, the entire staff of Jewish Senior Life has gone through specialized training to better care for and communicate effectively with those who have memory loss.
The Memory Care Program at the Jewish Home offers a welcoming, enriching atmosphere, with care plans customized to the needs of each resident. Our 38-bed residence is devoted to making life more open and enjoyable for residents. Our on-unit recreational therapy staff integrates residents into regular activities at the Jewish Home, where they enjoy a full range of events, entertainment and recreation, all within a secure, safe environment.
Jewish Senior Life became the first certified care community in the Rochester area to offer the Music & MemorySM program. Caregivers provide iPods with personalized song playlists to residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges so they can reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.
We understand that respect begins with a willingness to listen. That’s why we take particular note of residents’ experiences, remembrances and preferences, right along with medical needs. Our staff recognizes that the needs of residents may change daily. We’re committed to remaining flexible in our approach to these changing needs and individual preferences.
For more information about the Memory Care Program at the Jewish Home, contact (585) 784-6395.