Jewish Senior Life, a senior living community serving more than 1,000 residents and patients in Rochester, recently announced that its skilled nursing facility and the Jewish Home of Rochester spanning four buildings, has received the WELL Health-Safety Rating from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the leading global authority on healthy buildings. The accomplishment marks the first in the region, according to a news release.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing buildings and spaces focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future. The rating, launched in 2020, has now been adopted in more than 100 countries at almost 24,000 locations representing 2.3 billion square feet of space.
“Since our founding, we have set out to provide the very best in senior living, creating an inclusive, vibrant community rooted in compassion and care,” said Michael S. King, president and chief executive officer at Jewish Senior Life. “The health and safety of our residents has always been paramount, and today, by achieving the world’s foremost rating for healthy buildings, we are once again demonstrating our unequivocal commitment to our residents’ health.”
“I am excited to see Jewish Senior Life in Rochester receive our WELL Health-Safety Rating,” said Rachel Hodgdon, president and chief executive officer at IWBI. “This wonderful community is demonstrating exceptional leadership and ensuring its residents and staff are benefiting from WELL’s science-backed strategies that promote health and well-being.”