Jewish Senior Life raised $20 million in support of its capital campaign and is launching the public phase of the campaign to fund the remainder of the project.
Edward Bloom and Michael Haymes are leading the campaign as co-chairs.
The purpose of the “Power of One” campaign is to help support Jewish Senior Life’s campus transformation, an $83 million project that is transforming long-term care housing into a small-home setting for residents and expanding transitional care to meet a growing need.
Three modern three-story buildings, housing a total of nine small homes with 12 residents to each home, are taking shape on the Jewish Senior Life campus, progressing toward a fall 2017 grand opening. The full project is expected to be complete in February 2019.
“For nearly a century, the Jewish Home of Rochester has been committed to meeting the unique needs of the elders in our community, and to this day our residents are at the center of everything we do,” said Mike King, president and CEO of Jewish Senior Life. “With the help of our generous donors, we’re taking person-centered care to the next level by updating our campus to redefine home and revolutionize care for the individuals we serve.”
The updates also will include renovation of the existing Jewish Home to incorporate a small-home model featuring all private rooms and bathrooms for all long-term care residents. The home’s Transitional Care program will be expanded to better serve its hospital partners. All transitional care rooms will be private rooms inside.
Jewish Senior Life broke ground on the project in June, starting with a celebration that brought together donors and community leaders, employees, residents and residents’ families.
“Community support for our vision and project has been extraordinary,” said Joel Weiss, senior vice president of advancement, Jewish Senior Life Foundation. “While there is much to do, we fully expect to reach our goal.”
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