Affiliations, Certifications & Awards
Jewish Senior Life is a member of the Alliance of Senior Care Communities, The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, LeadingAge NY, LeadingAge and a member of the National Nursing Home Advancing Excellence Campaign. We also have an affiliation with the Alzheimer’s Association, Academy for Leadership in Long-term Care and Project SEARCH. We are a member of the National Stroke Association’s Stroke Center Network (SCN). 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 Health Care Administration, Social Work and Therapeutic Recreation programs
- University of Rochester Nursing and Geriatric programs
Accreditations, Certifications and Awards
In 2015, Jewish Senior Life was awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), 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 accreditation upon its first submission.
Jewish Senior Life earned a five-year term of CARF accreditation as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) 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.
CARF 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’s accreditation conditions and standards. Furthermore, an organization that earns CARF accreditation is commended on its quest for quality programs and services.
Jewish Senior Life’s Jewish Home of Rochester has been nationally recognized for excellence in care, earning top awards from both U.S. News and World Report and NRC Health. For 2017-18, the organization was named a U.S. News Best Nursing Home, which fewer than 15 percent of nursing homes achieved. Additionally, the Jewish Home ranked in the top 20 percent of nursing homes according to NRC Health, earning the Excellence in Action award for resident satisfaction.
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.
We’re honored to have been named a 2018 Top Workplace two years in a row by the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of a confidential employee feedback survey. We offer a team environment based on mutual respect, trust, and open communication, where employees are valued and appreciated.