Jewish Home Innovation Program and Employees Recognized by LeadingAge New York

(JUNE 7, 2024 – ROCHESTER, NY) Jewish Home was recently honored with two awards at LeadingAge New York’s Annual Conference and Exposition held in Saratoga Springs, New York. The conference brings together chief executive officers, executive directors, administrators, chief financial officers, department heads, and other leaders who work in skilled nursing, adult care, assisted living, home care, housing, or community service environments.

Jewish Home’s Virtual Reality Immersion Room received LeadingAge New York’s Innovation of the Year Award, which recognizes programs for their ground-breaking creativity, vision, success, and ability to replicate. For the program, a state-of-the-art immersive product developed by BroomX Technologies is used to transform a 12’ x 20’ room into a quiet, distraction-free space. Blank walls and window blinds create a 180-degree backdrop for panoramic images beamed from a robotic-looking projector on wheels. Participants are enveloped in a calming virtual experience that brings the outside world indoors; and can turn freely to experience the 360 degree view and comment or engage in conversation with those around them.

Qais Qaderi, Dining Room Supervisor at The Summit, Jewish Home’s Independent Living community, was selected as a 2024 LeadingAge New York Employee of Distinction for the Rochester region. This award recognizes extraordinary dedication and commitment to the organization while positively affecting the quality of life for the people served. Qaderi’s notable contributions included his strong aptitude for employee mentorship and retention, willingness to go above and beyond, outstanding work ethic, and customer service skills.

Also at the conference, Chief Technology Officer Chris Zoellick received his certificate of completion for LeadingAge New York’s IGNITE Leadership Academy. IGNITE is a year-long professional development program designed to foster growth for leaders in communities that serve older adults across New York State. IGNITE focuses on internal and external relationship building, sharing of best practices, and a passion for continuous learning.

“Celebrating innovation, staff development, and recognizing our employees for the great service they provide to older adults is part of our culture at Jewish Home,” says Michael S. King, President and Chief Executive Officer. He adds, “It’s a pleasure to see them honored among our peers and on a state level by LeadingAge New York.”

LeadingAge New York will visit the Jewish Home campus to present the awards and celebrate with the recipients this summer.

About Jewish Home:

Established in 1920 and serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Home is Rochester’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Guided by the values of honoring family and aging in place, Jewish Home offers all levels of care on a single campus—from independent living to skilled nursing care. Recognized for high quality and customer satisfaction, Jewish Home has CARF International accreditation and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® since 2020. For more information, visit www.jewishhomeroc.org or on social media at @jewishhomeroc.



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