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Through periods of great change, the best parts of us have persisted. At Jewish Senior Life, it has been the compassion of our staff, the joy of our residents, and the trust of their families that have helped us provide a level of care that truly sets us apart.

Through periods of great change, the best parts of us have persisted. At Jewish Senior Life, it has been the compassion of our staff, the joy of our residents, and the trust of their families that have helped us provide a level of care that truly sets us apart.

Through periods of great change, the best parts of us have persisted. At Jewish Senior Life, it has been the compassion of our staff, the joy of our residents, and the trust of their families that have helped us provide a level of care that truly sets us apart.

About Jewish Senior Life

and its residents

For 100 years, Jewish Senior Life has been committed to ensuring the health and safety of older adults of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. Today, our staff remains dedicated to keeping our residents protected, active, connected with loved ones, and engaged in activities that brighten their days.

Safety

There are many ways Jewish Senior Life is working to fight the spread of COVID-19. Jewish Senior Life is fiercely committed to keep our 600 residents and 1,000 staff members safe from the spread of COVID-19. Scroll down to read more about this below.

Well-being

Residents continue to stay active safely, in the ways that fit their lifestyles. From taking advantage of virtual exercise and meditation classes, to enjoying Zumba and Silver Sneaker® classes brought to us by the JCC, there’s something for everyone.

Connections

Jewish Senior Life’s Recreational Therapy team is incredibly dedicated to keeping residents connected with loved ones through virtual, outdoor, and window visits—more than 15,000 since March 2020!

Engagement

Whether playing cards, reading stories with a staff member, or enjoying “Travelling Happy Hours,” Jewish Senior Life staff across campus keep finding new and fun ways to put smiles on our residents’ faces.

How we’re protecting

our residents

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01 Screening

All employees are screened upon arrival every day, for every shift. This includes taking temperatures and screening for signs of respiratory illness.

02 Face Masks & Shields

Strict infection prevention and control procedures are in place at Jewish Senior Life. All employees are required to wear surgical masks, and any employee within six feet of others must also wear a protective face shield. Social distancing of at least six feet is monitored and strictly enforced.

03JSLAdvantageTM

This exclusive program ensures that our care is complemented by the highest standards of environmental safety and sanitization to protect from the spread of COVID-19. JSLAdvantage best-practice health and safety standards exceed guidelines from the CDC and Department of Health. Highly-trained staff conducts frequent, rigorous decontamination procedures supplemented by the use of innovative technology.

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Surface Unit

Used daily, this unit uses “No-Touch Disinfection” by producing a fine mist of hydrogen peroxide that kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses on all types of surfaces within minutes.

05 The UV Rapid
Disinfecting Unit

This ultraviolet disinfecting machine is the same as used by many hospitals to prevent disease contamination. It is custom-programmed to help fight against COVID-19, and is used in any area which is at a higher risk of exposure.

06 iCleanse Swift XL®

This multi-drawer system disinfects high-touch mobile devices, tablets and remotes, effectively killing 99.9% of most pathogens in as little as 30 seconds.

07 Laminate Protective Barriers

These are installed indoors and outdoors across the campus to ensure social distancing for our residents and staff where it’s needed.

For me, it’s all about love. You have to love your residents.
Nothing else matters.

eva

Certified Nursing Assistant

It’s a wonderful place to make new friends and keep your old ones.

golda

Summit at Brighton Resident

There’s a lot of love and caring—and confidence on my part that she’s being taken care of correctly.

charles

Son of Jewish Home Resident

There’s a great team here. They show a lot of love for the residents. So it makes me happy coming to work.

rose

Certified Nursing Assistant

Have Questions?

Review Our FAQs

Are you accepting new residents?

Yes. Please contact our admissions team at (585) 784-6395 or admissions@jewishseniorlife.org to get more information and answer your questions.

Are you offering tours?

While we cannot have guests on our campus at this time, we are happy to discuss your questions by phone or e-mail, as well as share information by e-mail or mail. We also have virtual tours available on our website.

Do you allow visitors?

We are following guidelines from CDC and the New York Department of Health. For our current status and policy on visitation, please click here.

How are you protecting residents from the spread of COVID-19?

  • Screening. All employees are screened upon arrival every day, for every shift. This includes taking temperatures and screening for signs of respiratory illness.
  • Face Masks & Shields. Strict infection prevention and control procedures are in place at Jewish Senior Life. All employees are required to wear surgical masks, and any employee within six feet of others must also wear a protective face shield. Social distancing of at least six feet is monitored and strictly enforced.
  • JSLAdvantageTM This exclusive program ensures that our care is complemented by the highest standards of environmental safety and sanitization to protect from the spread of COVID-19. JSLAdvantage best-practice health and safety standards exceed guidelines from the CDC and Department of Health. Highly-trained staff conducts frequent, rigorous decontamination procedures supplemented by the use of innovative technology.
  • SteraMist® Surface Unit. Used daily, this unit uses “No-Touch Disinfection” by producing a fine mist of hydrogen peroxide that kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses on all types of surfaces within minutes.
  • The UV Rapid Disinfecting Unit. This ultraviolet disinfecting machine is the same as used by many hospitals to prevent disease contamination. It is custom-programmed to help fight against COVID-19, and is used in any area which is at a higher risk of exposure.
  • iCleanse Swift XL®. This disinfects high-touch mobile devices, tablets and remotes, effectively killing 99.9% of most pathogens in as little as 30 seconds.
  • Laminate Protective Barriers. These are installed indoors and outdoors across the campus to ensure social distancing for our residents and staff where it’s needed.

How are residents staying active and engaged?

Residents continue to stay active safely, in the ways that fit their lifestyles. From taking advantage of virtual exercise and meditation classes, to enjoying Zumba and Silver Sneakers® classes brought to us by the JCC, there’s something for everyone.

Activity calendars can be found here.

How do you communicate with family members of residents?

  • We hold regular conference calls with families. Calls are hosted by Michele Schirano RN, Senior Vice President & Administrator of the Jewish Home; Susan Bussey, Senior Vice President of Housing; and Marie Aydelotte MD, Medical Director and recording of these calls are available on our website.
  • Timely updates are communicated by mail and e-mail.
  • Specific questions can be sent to covidquestions@jewishseniorlife.org and our team will respond as soon as we are able.
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