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Rochester, N.Y. August 19, 2015– Jewish Senior Life (JSL) has earned its second consecutive five-year CARF-CCAC accreditation from CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accrediting body of continuing care retirement communities and similar human services organizations.

Approximately 12 percent of long term care facilities in the nation are accredited as continuing care retirement communities by CARF International.

“This achievement is an indication of dedication and commitment to improving the quality of lives of persons served,” noted CARF International President and CEO Brian Boon, Ph.D. “Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice
excellence.”

Jewish Senior Life successfully renewed its certification as a Continuing Care Retirement Community as well as Adult Day Health Care, Assisted Living, Person-Centered Long-Term Care and Person-Centered Dementia Care. Jewish Senior Life also received three-year certifications for its Weinberg Manson Transitional Care and Atkin Center Outpatient Rehabilitation programs.

“We’re very proud to be recognized by CARF for high quality medical care and for our commitment to person-centered care, for those of all faiths,” said Jewish Senior Life President and CEO Michael King. “Our mission since 1920 has been to help older adults thrive in an atmosphere of respect, compassion and individuality, and this accreditation affirms our achievements.”

Jewish Senior Life is the only senior care facility in Rochester to offer the full continuum of care all on one campus. Its Life Care program allows residents to pay a one-time entry fee to cover any future assisted living and long term care needs so that residents can enjoy the
full continuum of care, knowing that their costs will not change even if their needs require additional care services.

About CARF International
CARF International consists of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC). CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value
and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.

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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