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Newsweek Ranks Jefferson’s Ferry Top CCRC in the State, 25th Nationally, in America’s Best Continuing Care Retirement Communities 2024

Newsweek Ranks Jefferson’s Ferry Top CCRC in the State, 25th Nationally, in America’s Best Continuing Care Retirement Communities 2024

January 12, 2024

S. Setauket, NY…January 2024… Jefferson’s Ferry Life Plan Community has been ranked the top Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRCs) in New York State by a national Newsweek survey conducted among healthcare professionals, CCRC residents, family members and acquaintances of those living in CCRCs and through accreditation data. Jefferson’s Ferry’s national ranking in the survey is 25th among 250 CCRCs ranked.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities, also known as Life Plan Communities, offer a continuum of long-term care options, allowing residents to access higher-level care as medical needs progress. The communities typically include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Care and Memory Care.

Jefferson’s Ferry Chief Executive Officer Bob Caulfield attributes Jefferson’s Ferry’s top ranking to its proactive approach to the evolving needs of its residents, who span three generations, and the deep sense of community among Jefferson’s Ferry residents. “This winter we will complete our 5-year Journey Toward Renewal, which has added independent living apartments and expanded our fitness programs, dining experiences, and arts and entertainment activities,” he explained. “Our physical therapy and rehabilitation suite is expanded and newly outfitted, and a state-of-the-art memory support wing has a spacious, flowing floor plan which invites residents to stroll around their neighborhood, enjoy family gatherings and the outdoors in a secure space. Our residents are committed to the healthy, vibrant lifestyle we offer.”

He continued, “Another important consideration is that Jefferson’s Ferry, as a not-for-profit, can provide our residents with a sense of security unlike for-profit communities.  Our “lifecare promise” is just that.  Residents are never asked to leave if they run into financial difficulties by outliving their assets.  Health care is conveniently available on our campus at predictable costs should it ever be needed. This differentiates us from other competing for-profit senior living options.” CCRCs continue to increase in popularity as an option for older adults who desire the peace of mind that comes with the continuum of care and an independent, active and engaged lifestyle. To help its readers make informed decisions about retirement living options, in 2023 Newsweek inaugurated a partnership with the global research firm Statista to rank America's Best Continuing Care Retirement Communities.

Online surveys conducted nationally utilized professional recommendations and assessments from medical professionals (e.g., registered nurses, therapists, and physicians) and staff working in the management/administration of CCRCs and surveyed thousands of acquaintances of residents and residents living in CCRCs. Acquaintances were able to participate through The survey was also promoted on several social media platforms.

About Jefferson’s Ferry
Jefferson’s Ferry is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community for active adults aged 62 and above, with Independent Living cottages and apartments, assisted living apartments, and a quality health care center all on one site.  A multi-million-dollar expansion and renovation project, “The Journey Toward Renewal,” is part of a larger strategic initiative launched in 2018 to create a life-enriching environment for all new and current residents at every stage of their life. Journey Toward Renewal has added 60 one and two-bedroom independent living apartments, provided six distinct dining venues, an expanded Healthy Living Center, Fitness Center, and its state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Therapy Center. A new Memory Care wing will provide a high quality of life and care for people diagnosed and living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Common areas in Assisted Living and Nursing Home will be renovated.

Jefferson’s Ferry offers exceptional living and amenities, including indoor pool, computer center, library, recreational areas, gardens, and gazebos. A mix of cultural excursions, civic activities, and a community of residents who help shape Jefferson’s Ferry’s future ensures a spirited and engaged lifestyle.

The Vincent Bove Health Center at Jefferson’s Ferry enjoys 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 has repeatedly earned the industrywide Choice Community Award for resident satisfaction and engagement and has been recognized with the Pinnacle Quality Insight’s Customer Experience Award for five years running. FitchRatings has assigned Jefferson’s Ferry a BBB bond rating.  Jefferson’s Ferry has consistently been voted Best Retirement Community, Best Nursing Home and Best Assisted Living on Long Island by The Long Island Press and has been recognized for Excellence by the Hauppauge Industrial Association’s Business Achievement Awards program.

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