December 3, 2018
S. SETAUKET, NY–Jefferson’s Ferry has earned a Community Choice Award for 2018 by Holleran Consulting, based on the high marks given to the not-for-profit Life Plan Community during its annual resident survey. Recognized as the gold standard in the senior living industry, the Community Choice Award recognizes Life Plan Communities that exceed national benchmarks for resident engagement and satisfaction. Holleran has the largest benchmark of senior living engagement scores by which campuses can compare performance relative to their peers.
“This recognition is a resounding confirmation of the outstanding service our exceptional staff provides each day to every member of our community,” said Jefferson’s Ferry President and Chief Executive Robert E. Caulfield when sharing the good news with residents and staff. “Our dedicated staff members perform their jobs with professionalism and expertise and consistently go the extra mile to provide the friendly, personalized service that is at the heart of the Jefferson’s Ferry community. We take great pride in the uncommon bond and engagement that exists between our residents and staff.
“In addition to our appreciation to our staff, equal thanks must be extended to our residents for giving us this high vote of confidence,” Caulfield added. “It’s exceedingly gratifying, and very important to know that our residents feel that their needs are being well met at all levels of service.
“Every day, the management and staff of Jefferson’s Ferry do our utmost to provide our residents with an exceptional, engaged, and active lifestyle that promotes dignity, privacy, individuality, independence, security, and peace of mind for each resident through a focus on resident service.”
Jefferson’s Ferry is a nonprofit Life Plan community for active adults age 62 and above, with Independent living cottages, apartments, assisted living, and a quality health care center all on one site. Located in South Setauket along Long Island’s north shore, Jefferson’s Ferry is surrounded by various attractions, shopping, beaches, theaters, and a world-renowned university. Jefferson’s Ferry offers exceptional living and amenities, including restaurants, fitness center, indoor pool, computer center, library, recreational areas, gardens and gazebos. A mix of cultural excursions, civic activities and a community of residents who participate in shaping Jefferson’s Ferry’s future, ensures a spirited and engaged lifestyle.
The Vincent Bove Health Center at Jefferson’s Ferry earned a 5-star rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and was named a “Best Of” nursing home by U.S. News & World Report. Jefferson’s Ferry as a whole received the industrywide Community Choice Award for resident satisfaction and engagement, and FitchRatings has assigned Jefferson’s Ferry a BBB+ bond rating. Locally, Jefferson’s Ferry has consistently been voted Best Retirement Community and Best Assisted Living on Long Island by The Long Island Press. Jefferson’s Ferry has also regularly been recognized for Excellence by the Hauppauge Industrial Association’s Business Achievement Awards program.