About Us



On July 23, 2010 Jewish Senior Life was awarded accreditation by CARF–CCAC, 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–CCAC accreditation upon its first submission.

Jewish Senior Life earned a five-year term of CARF–CCAC accreditation as a Continuing Care Retirement Community 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 Weinberg Manson Transitional Care program, and  Atkin Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation program. Both of these term lengths are the maximum allowable by CARF–CCAC.

CARF–CCAC 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–CCAC’s accreditation conditions and standards. Furthermore, an organization that earns CARF–CCAC accreditation is commended on its quest for quality programs and services.


  • The Jewish Home is Medicare and Medicaid certified
  • The Jewish Home is licensed by the New York State Department of Health
  • Wolk Manor is licensed by the New York State Department of Health as Enriched Housing
  • The Summit at Brighton is approved for life care by the New York State Department of Insurance


  • McKnight’s Excellence In Technology Awards – Silver and Bronze awards
  • 2013 AIA Design for Aging Merit Award – Marian’s House
  • Rochester Business Journal 2012 Health Care Achievement Award- Wanda Kudaj, RN
  • NYAHSA Long Term Care Employee of Distinction 2010- Wanda Kudaj, RN
  • 2010 Clinical Nutrition Manager of the Year from Morrison Food Management- Courtney Porray
  • 2010 Employer of the Year Award from Rochester Educational Opportunity Center
  • Rochester Business Journal 2010 Health Care Achievement Award- Dr. Brian Heppard, VP Medical Services
  • NYAHSA Long Term Care Employee of Distinction 2009- Mina Preston, Recreation Therapy
  • NYAHSA Trustee of the Year 2008- Lawrence Glazer, Jewish Senior Life Board Chair
  • Alzheimer’s Association 2007 Quality of Life Award- Outstanding Group
  • Rochester Business Journal 2006 Health Care Achievement Award- Dr. Bernard Shore
  • United Way 2006 Award of Excellence
  • SHAGR 2006 Practice Innovation Award
  • SHAGR 2005 Practice Innovation Award
  • NYAHSA Long Term Care Employee of Distinction 2003- Gisele Rayball, Nurse Manager

In need of short-term care after a hospital stay? We're internationally recognized for our high quality rehab program!

Our Transitional Care / Short-Term Rehab program at Jewish Senior Life helps you resume control over daily living activities, and return home as quickly, safely, and comfortably as possible. Internationally recognized for high quality and customer satisfaction (CARF, 2015), we’re unique in that we offer you a full-time, in-house medical staff, a full time Physiatrist (trained in rehabilitation), and therapy sessions 7 days a week. Call 585-784-6397!

“The care was wonderful, expert, caring and efficient. The food was tasty, delicious and plentiful. I recommend the place wholeheartedly. Whomever is there to recuperate will do very well and be well taken care of.” – Dr. Alan M.

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Hear from Jean Phillips and how Transitional Care at the Jewish Home helped her restore her fearlessness. Click here.