Elderly care provider receives $151,000 grant

August 23, 2017

A leading elderly memory care provider in Rochester has received a $151,000 grant toward staff training.

Rochester Presbyterian Home, an assisted living facility with three locations in Perinton, Chili and the 19th Ward, received the grant through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, a community development nonprofit founded by the late businessman, famed for founding the Buffalo Bills.

The care facility received the grant as a response to their innovative approaches to dealing with residents suffering from memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease. Utilizing The Eden Alternative, a technique used to ease the burden of loneliness and helplessness, residents are allowed pets, given an array of stimulating activities and are attended to closely by staff. The grant funding will go toward training and certifying staff as memory care specialists.

Read the full article at Rochester Business Journal »