Purchase enables Elderwood to expand in Niagara County region LOCKPORT, NY – Elderwood at Lockport, formerly Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, becomes the newest member of the Elderwood Care Community, effective Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The skilled nursing facility is located at 104 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, NY. Last year the Odd Fellow & Rebekah’s Board of Directors actively sought a buyer that had the residents’ and local community’s interests at heart. Elderwood has a reputation for providing high-quality care, something that is reflected in its quality reporting measures and patient satisfaction scores. "We are pleased to welcome Odd Fellow & Rebekah into the Elderwood family of companies. This acquisition allows Elderwood to expand its presence further into Niagara County," Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, Co-Chief Executive Officer, said. "We plan to leverage the excellent reputation and care provided by the staff, and will work together to enhance the services provided at the facility." Fundamental to the company mission and values is the goal to ensure care remains local. Providing quality health care to local communities is important to Elderwood, as it focuses on building a deep and local presence in the markets they serve. Elderwood at Lockport will be led by...

BUFFALO, NY – Denise Bothwell has been named executive director of Elderwood at Wheatfield community at 2600 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Wheatfield. Ms. Bothwell previously held the role of Administrator at Elderwood at Lancaster for more than five years and led the facility to become a center of excellence in quality, earning a five-star Medicare rating and 2017-18 Best Nursing Home ranking from U.S. News & World Report. "She has developed a culture and exceptional environment for employees, a warm home for residents and outstanding service for patients," Elderwood’s Chief Operations Officer Phil Quillard said. "I know that her experience, unique talents and leadership abilities will serve us well on this beautiful campus as we continue to expand services to that community." As executive director, she will oversee all aspects of operation for Elderwood at Wheatfield skilled nursing facility, Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield and Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield, an independent living facility. Elderwood provides skilled nursing care, specialized subacute care, rehabilitation, assisted living, independent living and memory care services in Western and Central New York, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. Elderwood is part of a larger group of health care companies owned by Post Acute Partners, which operates pediatric facilities in Pennsylvania, Elderwood Health Plan...

BUFFALO, NY – Elderwood has honored four exemplary staff members for Service Excellence. Service Excellence Awards for 2017 were presented to Tara Wisniewski, community relations coordinator at Elderwood at Lancaster; Carol Merhoff, cook, Elderwood Village at Williamsville; Bonnie Sobol, RN, Elderwood at Williamsville, and Kelly Myhalenko, dietitian at Elderwood at Wheatfield. Considered Elderwood’s highest honor, the award is presented annually to staff who work toward providing quality health care and demonstrate honesty, integrity, reliability, teamwork and respect for co-workers, residents and families. To be considered for the award, staff must be full-time employees who have been with Elderwood10 years or longer. The Service Excellence Award was presented at Elderwood’s annual staff recognition celebration honoring employees marking milestone anniversaries of five, 10 or more years with the organization. In all, 33 percent of Elderwood staff have dedicated five or more years of service, and 20 percent of employees have been with Elderwood for 10 or more years. This year, Elderwood recognized 254 individuals for five to 35 years of service. Contact: Linda Trzyna Communications Coordinator (716) 633-3900, ext. 243...

Former Brockport care center becomes Elderwood care community   BROCKPORT, NY –   Elderwood of Lakeside at Brockport, formerly Lakeside Beikirch Care Center, becomes the newest member of the Elderwood care community, effective Monday, January 1, 2018. The skilled nursing facility is located at 170 West Ave., Brockport, NY. Elderwood parent company, Post Acute Partners, under the leadership of Co-CEOs Dr. Jeffrey Rubin and Mr. Warren Cole, is pleased to become a community health care partner in the Brockport area. The property will maintain capacity at 120 beds. Fundamental to the company mission and values is the goal to ensure care remains local. Elderwood has successfully built a reputation for quality across New York State, where the organization has grown rapidly in the last year. “We are committed to investing in the communities of Western New York and are excited to offer exceptional medical services to their residents,” says Dr. Rubin. “We expect the same dedicated, well-trained staff will continue to be a part of the daily lives of residents and families. We will continue to retain the best professionals to maintain the highest quality residential health care services, including Administrator Kimberly Klinetob who will continue to oversee operations under new ownership,” says Mr. Cole.   Elderwood provides skilled nursing care,...

[caption id="attachment_552" align="alignnone" width="300"] Map shows Weinberg Campus in Amherst[/caption] by By Jonathan D. Epstein, The Buffalo News After nearly two years of uncertainty, Weinberg Campus agreed Wednesday to sell the majority of its main nursing home and senior care complex in Amherst to Post Acute Partners, the operators of Elderwood. The two companies earlier in the day signed a formal sale agreement. Post Acute will take over and continue to operate the Weinberg facilities at 2700 North Forest Road as part of its Elderwood network. The price was not disclosed. "We are very pleased to become part of Elderwood, Western New York’s preeminent long term care organization," Robert T. Mayer, Weinberg's president and CEO, wrote in a letter to residents and employees. "Elderwood is a quality operator of skilled nursing, assisted living, rehabilitation, senior living communities and other post-acute care services, with a strong track record of success." The sale includes the Forest Creek and Meadows senior citizen apartments, the Rosa Coplon Living Center skilled nursing home, the Dosberg Manor and Garden House assisted-living facilities, Menorah Licensed Home Health Care Agency, Rosa Coplon Certified Home Health Agency and Rosa Coplon Outpatient Therapy. The 123-unit Turtle Creek independent-living complex north of the main campus was excluded...