(Feb. 5, 2024 – ROCHESTER, NY) Governor Hochul’s budget proposal imposes over $500 million in cuts to nursing homes, $400 million in Medicaid savings targets, and millions of dollars of reductions to operating and capital rates, which impacts the Jewish Home and all nursing homes in Rochester and across the State.
The consequences will be dire and result in more Rochester area hospital overcrowding at a time when nursing home placement is already strained as a direct result of Medicaid funding shortfalls of $810 million and growing.
President and CEO Michael S. King recorded a video to help educate the Rochester community about the issue and to share information about the impact.
To help ensure older adults have access to nursing home care, Jewish Senior Life is asking for the community’s support in sharing advocacy messages with legislators to:
- Vote no to the Governor’s proposed budget.
- Urge legislators and the Governor to include a 16% Medicaid rate increase to nursing homes and rebase rates.
About Jewish Senior Life:
Serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Senior Life is Rochester’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Guided by the values of honoring family and aging in place, Jewish Senior Life offers all levels of care on a single campus—from independent living to skilled nursing care—along with a variety of programs and services for people living outside its campus. Jewish Senior Life has CARF International accreditation for high quality and customer satisfaction, and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® since 2020. Its affiliate, the Jewish Home, has been recognized as a Newsweek Best Nursing Home 2022-2024; and also received the “High Performing” ranking for Long-Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2022-2024. For more information, visit www.jewishseniorlife.org or https://www.facebook.com/jewishseniorlife.