About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at West Side Rochester – and throughout Brookdale Senior Living communities – has shared since 1971, when our community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful – a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our residents who have chosen our senior living community for its active lifestyle.
The Perfect Location
West Side Manor is in a perfect location because our residents can stay active by walking to the nearby mall, which is less than 3 blocks away. We are also located right across the road from a hospital for all their medical needs. Emeritus at West Side Rochester is located in a country like settling. Each and every room has a wooded view. Residents can put up bird feeds, etc. We have lots of wildlife. We have a great relationship with the local fire department. They come in and do blood pressure checks monthly. We also do a fireman’s breakfast to thank them for all of their support.
A Wonderful Selection
Emeritus at West Side Rochester is very homey. We have had several people that have toured a newer facility down the road but still move into our senior living community. We pride ourselves in giving good, quality care. We have several staff members that have their own family members living here. Our small, 72 room building is located near everything but seems to be away in a country-like setting. We have several benches and places to sit in front of the building.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
We have a relationship with a local doctor’s office that works with people over 65 years of age. The doctor and PA come to West Side Manor to do office visits scheduled 2 times a month and whenever they are needed. We also have a great working relationship with Unity Hospital, which is located right across the road.
Our staff is a great. Our director, Heather Weber, has been working here for the past 24 years. We also have a med tech that has been here for over 30 years. The staff has great longevity and it’s because the staff becomes like family with the residents.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Place to Live
At Emeritus at West Side Rochester, our activity director, Melody Roberge, has been providing activities that keep the residents active and excited for over 15 years. Our activities include functions inside and outside of our senior living community. Additionally we have a 16 passenger van that helps transport the residents for outside activities. West Side Rochester provides many activities. We have a full time director and a part time weekend worker. We encourage the exercise program, have several churches that come in to do church services, and go to the casinos and local parks for picnics. We play Bingo, make cookies, do scrapbooking—it’s way too much to mention in just one paragraph.
Active Community Relationships
Emeritus at West Side Rochester has and always will be involved with local agencies and businesses. We have a great relationship with the local fire department, police department and Girl Scouts of America and are committed to the local community. Additionally we host a variety of support groups as well as participating in community events and always encourage community members, families and residents to attend and participate in our meetings.
Overseeing three homemade meals a day, our dining room manager has been with the company over 15 years. She will do what she can to make your dining experience a pleasant one, including accommodating to special diet needs. Each meal typically offers soup or salad, entree and desert with a variety of juices, coffee and tea are offered at each meal. Meals are offered in a family atmosphere so the residents can enjoy each others company and conversation while savoring a delectable meal!
As part of grandparents day, West Side Rochester called all the family members and had pictures sent of all of our residents. It was a complete surprise to residents and guests as they enjoyed recalling and sharing family memories!