The Benjamin Rose Institute

Advancing support for older adults and caregivers

aka Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging   |   Cleveland, OH   |  http://www.benrose.org

Mission

The mission of Benjamin Rose is to advance support for older adults and caregivers by:
~ deepening the understanding of their evolving needs in a changing society
~ developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions
~ promoting effective public policies

Ruling year info

1937

President & CEO

Mr. Orion H. Bell

Main address

11890 Fairhill Road

Cleveland, OH 44120 USA

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EIN

34-0714482

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Gerontology (V36)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (E05)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and its' subsidiaries, ESOP, Rose Centers, Eldercare Services, & Center for Research & Education, help people answer the question "How do I prepare for what's next?" *As I grow older, how do I develop habits or activities to enable me to age well? *As a caregiver or concerned family member, how can I assist my parent in continuing to live in her community of choice? *As a retired person, how do I make the most of the financial resources I have? *As a concerned friend, how can I help my older neighbor make new friends & social connections? *As an older adult or caregiver, how do I navigate the health care system & identify benefits to subsidize health care expenses? *As a caregiver how do I get resources to support my own wellbeing while caring for my loved one? Benjamin Rose is here to help older persons and their loved ones address these questions and identify innovative, effective solutions to meet their personal and family goals.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Home and Community Based Services

Helping olderadults maintain their independence and self-sufficiency is the primary goal of the home- and community-based programs of Benjamin Rose. To encourage unfragmented service, a collaborative team of licensed social workers, counselors, paraprofessionals and volunteers work together. People of all income levels are served. Services are provided in clients homes, at the organization's offices and at other community sites. Services include adult day, behavioral health services, mental health day treatment, social work, Senior Companions, and BRI Care Consultation, a telephone-based care-coaching program

Population(s) Served

The Rose Centers, a subsidiary of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. provides home-delivered meals, and programs and hot meals in 7 Rose Centers senior centers located in Cleveland, East Cleveland and Oakwood.

Population(s) Served

Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People (ESOP) was founded in 1993 by the late Inez Killingsworth, a community organizer and Purpose Prize honoree who realized that the solution to many neighborhood challenges could be found by engaging community members. In its early days as the East Side Organizing Project, ESOP used community activism to combat predatory lending and other disreputable financial practices in Cleveland neighborhoods. As the organization evolved into Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People, ESOP shifted focus to provide individuals with the knowledge and tools they needed to ensure their financial wellness and housing stability. In its 25 year history, ESOP has helped more than 40,000 homeowners across Ohio save their homes from foreclosure. In recent years, ESOP developed the Senior Financial Empowerment Initiative. The commitment to helping older adults achieve financial wellness and housing stability was enhanced in 2017, when ESOP became part of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, a 110-year-old nonprofit organization advancing support for older adults and caregivers.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our Strategic Goals are:

- Increase the dissemination of knowledge and information to older adults, caregivers, professionals and policymakers that is relevant to improving services and supports.

- Expand current research on caregiving, service access and impact, and wellness; pursue new research topics and product development; and market research-based products to organizations and consumers.

- Align services in response to evolving consumer preferences, sustainable partnership opportunities, and evidence on effective practices.

- Promote an organizational culture that encourages the development of new ideas, methods and products.

- Create a new business model and funding strategies to support organizational growth.

We have developed a premier online resource for older adults, caregivers, professionals and policymakers, continue to disseminate new research findings, products and lessons from the field, and expand our role as a local and national leader in the field of aging.

We continue to research topics in caregiving, service access and wellness, and explore new lines of research, especially those related to social indicators of health and wellness.

We continue to adapt our service delivery model to the ever-evolving needs of older adults and caregivers while maintaining industry standards.

Our history, expertise & deep knowledge uniquely positions our organization to effectively serve older adults & caregivers now & in the future. We are developing & delivering new solutions that: Promote better health; Support improved outcomes for individuals receiving medical care; & Contribute to lowering overall health care costs.

We are prioritizing our work to focus on the following activities:
*Empower consumers to advocate on their own behalf.
*Develop cost-effective, innovative solutions for older adults & caregivers and bring them to scale.
*Expand community-based programs to promote health and wellness and reduce social isolation.
*Assist the growing number of economically-challenged adults in making sound financial decisions.
*Invest in new research.

We launched a new website including a comprehensive resource library in July 2019 (benrose.org)

We have implemented new software to track and report on staff publications and presentations, which has in turn encourage other staff to publish and present more.

Two additional PhD-level Research Scientists were hired in the past year, expanding the breadth of possible research topics and increasing our capacity to conduct studies.

We continue to pursue partnerships in our local community to fund programming in our senior centers and adult day program. Several programs have been added to the centers, including intergenerational and music programs that are designed to help people age independently in the community. In addition, we have placed financial counselors at all area Rose Centers & a local hospital in order to provide financial counseling, education & services within his/her/their community.

We recently upgraded our electronic health record system to better coordinate and integrate care and services delivered to older adults and caregivers.

Our evidence based program, BRI Care Consultation is now available through licensed organizations, in more than ten states, and providing services to older adults and caregivers throughout the country.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

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The Benjamin Rose Institute

Board of directors
as of 11/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cynthia Dunn

Emily Drake

Hermine Krasny

Amy Gilchrist

Patricia Frutig

Kathryn Kaesberg

Elizabeth Stueber

Yvette Ittu

Denise Kresevic

Nancy Adams

Giesele Greene MD

Sarah Dimling

Cynthia Dunn

Constance Hill-Johnson

Maggie Jackson

Barbara Bellin Janovitz

Christine Lobas

Lori Lozier

Sue Omori

Deborah Enty

Katy Bryan

Annapurna Valluri

Katherine Hollingsworth

Diane Downing

Jennifer Markworth

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/11/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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