By Mary Hopfner-Thomas / Posted on June 24th, 2016
Redefining Home. Revolutionizing Care. That was the message from Jewish Senior Life officials as they broke ground for their new Green House homes on June 16, 2016. The well attended event included elders, employees, donors and many members of the press. Senior Director of The Green House Project, Susan Ryan, was one of the speakers for the event and shared her heartfelt congratulations to all who had helped Jewish Senior Life in this special journey.
The Green House homes are part of an $83 million master plan that will also include making major renovations in their main building, the Jewish Home of Rochester. The nine Green House homes will be part of three buildings – each of the three floors in a building will be a home for 12 elders. The homes are slated for completion by the end of 2017.
“At Jewish Senior Life we care for more than 2,000 people each year. The transformation of our campus positions our organization to serve the community with the most comprehensive offering through our complete continuum of care, programs and services,” said Mike King, President and CEO of Jewish Senior Life. “By transforming the traditional institutional model and building upon our long legacy of person-centered care, we will provide a more enriching, engaging environment centered on each individual’s preferences.”
Renovation of the existing Jewish Home will incorporate a small home model, aligning with the Green House Core Values and Practices, featuring all private rooms and bathrooms for long-term care elders.
Those who attended the groundbreaking event had a chance to see what the homes will look like when finished. Large vinyl banners created walls within the tented area clearly giving guests that opportunity to see what the rooms will look like including a floor design of a bedroom.
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