Jewish Home Launches Elder Abuse Prevention Initiative in Partnership with Lifespan

(JUNE 24, 2024 – ROCHESTER, NY) Jewish Home is pleased to announce that it has received funding from The Sephardic Foundation on Aging to establish and support a new initiative aimed at addressing elder abuse in the greater Rochester community. This initiative builds upon the Jewish Home’s longstanding partnership with Lifespan to combat elder abuse in our region.

This grant will enable Jewish Home to deliver robust training for its 1,000 employees, enhancing the ability to serve residents and patients holistically and advancing Jewish Home’s person-centered model of care.

Lifespan’s educational training, resources, and expertise will be utilized to refine and expand Jewish Home’s ability to identify, assess, and care for the older adults they serve who may be experiencing abuse.

“Elder abuse is a significant problem in our region—and across the country—that all too often goes unreported and unrecognized. This initiative will allow us to better support our community by enhancing Jewish Home’s ability to address elder abuse among the people we are privileged to serve,” says Michael S. King, President and Chief Executive Officer at Jewish Home.

“It is vitally important for our Rochester community to come together and address the pernicious problem of elder abuse. We are looking forward to our continued partnership with Jewish Home and this new opportunity to assist them in the education and training of their employees,” says Ann Marie Cook, President and Chief Executive Officer at Lifespan.

Approximately one in 10 older Americans have experienced some form of elder abuse, with most cases going unreported. The majority of perpetrators are family members of victims, and two-thirds of them are adult children or spouses.

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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