Affiliations

The Friendly Home is affiliated with each of these organizations:

LeadingAge
LeadingAge is an association of 5,600 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old. It advances policies, promotes practices and conducts research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age. Their promise: Inspire. Serve. Advocate.

LeadingAgeNY
The New York State affiliate of LeadingAge.

Academy for Leadership in Long Term Care
The Academy for Leadership in Long-Term Care (Academy) is the result of two consecutive grants awarded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Northwest Health Foundation, and the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation.  The Academy objective is to respond to the life-long learning needs of long-term care nurses by building a skilled, diverse, and committed nursing workforce in long-term care.  It is based at the Wegmans School of Nursing (WSON) St. John Fisher College to provide on-going involvement and improvement through input of faculty experts in clinical education, geriatrics, leadership, and management. The Academy is a professional collaboration between St. John Fisher College and the Rochester Senior Care Alliance, Inc.

Membership

Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly (GRAPE)
GRAPE connects elder care professionals through networking and educational programs, and provides comprehensive information about senior services to better serve older adults and caregivers.

Rochester Business Alliance

Industrial Management Council

RRHA Joint Ventures Corporation

Town of Brighton Chamber of Commerce

Certifications

LeadingAge Quality First
A philosophy of quality and a framework designed to help organizations like ours continue to achieve excellence and earn public trust. Quality First is an initiative led by LeadingAge in collaboration with other aging services organizations. Glenmere joins thousands of aging-services providers nationwide in a commitment to continuous quality improvement.

The Friendly Home is a not-for-profit nursing care and rehabilitation facility governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. It is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and is approved for both Medicaid and Medicare. The Friendly Home does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, sponsorship or sexual preference.

Awards:

  • 2008 Long-Term Living magazine OPTIMA Award Runner-up: Friendly Home Angel Care Program
  • 2007 RBJ Health Care Achievement Award, Volunteer Category Honoree: Adelaide Spencer
  • 2007 NYAHSA Long Term Care Employee of Distinction Recipient: CNA Maribeth Mance
  • 2006/2007 RBJ/Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Wealth of Health Award Winner: The Friendly Home
  • 2006 NYAHSA Professional of the Year Award Recipient: Clinical Nutrition Manager Mary Shalhoub
  • 2004 NYAHSA Trustee of the Year Award Recipient: Crofts K. Gorsline
  • 2002 NYAHSA Lawrence E. Larson Award Recipient (NYAHSA’s highest honor): President/CEO James E. Dewhirst
  • 1999 NYAHSA Thomas Clarke Young Administrator of the Year Memorial Award Recipient: President/CEO James E. Dewhirst