Willow Towers, a not-for-profit luxury Assisted Living Residence in New Rochelle, New York, and part of the United Hebrew of New Rochelle’s campus of senior services, announced the receipt of the new Assisted Living Residence (ALR) licensure, with dual certification for Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR) and Special Needs Assisted Living Residence (SNALR) by the New York State Department of Health. The new accreditations were developed to strengthen the standards of caring for older adults in a senior residence. A licensed facility in New York provides clients with clear parameters for admission and retention and allows a family to advocate through clearly defined channels through the New York State Department of Health. Willow Towers features a two-story glass atrium and dazzling views of the Long Island Sound. Opened in 2003, the not-for-profit community located in New Rochelle offers 126 apartments, from studios to 2 bedroom suites — 20 of which are in Willow Towers’ Phoenix Memory Support Neighborhood, now a licensed SNALR.
Lisa Newcomb, Executive Director of the not-for-profit Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL), which is dedicated to strengthening New York State’s assisted living industry and promoting the best interests of providers and residents, points out that “licensing is an important form of protection for consumers, and we congratulate Willow Towers staff for all the hard work they did to get this enhanced new licensing and certification.”
“This licensure will allow our residents to age in place and continue to be a part of our vibrant community,” said Rita Mabli, President and CEO of United Hebrew of New Rochelle, the flagship organization of Willow Towers. “We are so very proud of our enhanced status.” said Jean Dunphy, Executive Director of Willow Towers, “This licensure underscores our daily efforts and moral obligation to bring the best standards and expanded care to our residents.”