"Elderwood’s owners are working on a deal with the University of Rochester to open a new children’s specialty hospital to serve patients from Buffalo to Syracuse. The New York City company has acquired land in Rochester and will soon be filing a certificate-of-need application with the state to develop the site near Strong Memorial Hospital, which will include specialty pediatric ventilator services similar to a site it operates in Pennsylvania." Full article: Buffalo Business First ...

Post Acute Partners was recently featured in Skilled Nursing News, the focus, the expansion of Elderwood and its family companies. "The Elderwood chain has been on an acquisition kick in the upstate New York region over the past year, with purchases ranging from assisted living to skilled nursing — and backing from a corporate parent that took a unique route into the SNF world. Post Acute Partners co-founders and co-CEOs Warren Cole and Dr. Jeffrey Rubin found themselves attracted to Elderwood’s geographic concentration, reputation for quality, and multiple levels of care, all of which played into the company’s acquisition of Elderwood in 2013." Read full article here: SkilledNursingNews.com  ...

Elderwood at Wheatfield, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, has been recognized as offering a high performing short-stay rehab program by U.S. News and World Report. The report on subacute rehabilitation programs was provided alongside the U.S. News "best nursing home" standings for overall quality. All facilities with sufficient data on patient outcomes and nurse staffing in the July Nursing Home Compare data set received a U.S. News rating. Rating metrics included nurse staffing, patient outcomes, facility complaints and routine patient care. In addition, nursing homes were assessed based on the appropriateness of the therapy minutes provided, as well as the consistency of nurse staffing across self-reported and payroll-based reporting systems. The Short-Stay Rehabilitation rating is not based on Nursing Home Compare star ratings. "This U.S. News and World Report rating reflects the quality work and exceptional care that the Elderwood at Wheatfield team provides every day to residents, patients and their families," said Executive Director Denise Bothwell. Elderwood provides skilled nursing care, specialized subacute and rehabilitation care, cardiac care, cardiac telemetry services, assisted living, independent living and memory care at skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities and independent living communities across New York state, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. For more information, visit www.elderwood.com. See Full...

Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune Elderwood at Wheatfield, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., has been recognized as offering a high performing short-stay rehab program by U.S. News and World Report. The report on subacute rehabilitation programs was provided alongside the U.S. News “best nursing home” standings for overall quality. All facilities with sufficient data on patient outcomes and nurse staffing in the July Nursing Home Compare data set received a U.S. News rating. Rating metrics included nurse staffing, patient outcomes, facility complaints and routine patient care. In addition, nursing homes were assessed based on the appropriateness of the therapy minutes provided, as well as the consistency of nurse staffing across self-reported and payroll based reporting systems. The Short-Stay Rehabilitation rating is not based on Nursing Home Compare star ratings. “This U.S. News and World Report rating reflects the quality work and exceptional care that the Elderwood at Wheatfeld team provides every day to residents, patients and their families,” said Executive Director Denise Bothwell. Elderwood provides skilled nursing care, specialized subacute and rehabilitation care, cardiac care, cardiac telemetry services, assisted living, independent living and memory care at skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities and independent living communities across New York state. For more information, visit www.elderwood.com....

BUFFALO, NY – In partnership with DaVita Kidney Care, Elderwood is now able to accept rehab patients who require peritoneal dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) removes toxins and fluid from damaged or diseased kidneys. Special equipment enables patients to perform their own dialysis at home, rather than at a clinic. However, until recently, a hospitalized PD patient requiring residential physical/occupational rehab therapy was forced to stay in the hospital for lack of a local subacute setting that could accommodate their dialysis treatments. Elderwood at Hamburg, 5775 Maelou Drive, Hamburg, and Elderwood at Wheatfield, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, are now the only subacute rehab therapy programs in the area able to accept peritoneal dialysis patients. This means PD patients can be discharged from the hospital sooner to begin their physical rehabilitation. In preparation for the addition of PD service, several Elderwood nurses completed intense training from DaVita to learn how to run the dialysis machine and monitor the complex care of dialysis patients. DaVita chose to partner with Elderwood because of the high quality of rehab care offered. Their PD patients are screened at the hospital for acceptance into Elderwood’s rehab program. DaVita provides the supplies and works with Elderwood staff to coordinate delivery of...