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...

New ownership is coming to the Weinberg campus in Getzville. Photos by Jim Courtney By Tracey Drury  –  Reporter, Buffalo Business First   In what could be its biggest nursing home deal yet, Elderwood’s owners are working to acquire the majority of programs at Weinberg Campus in Getzville. The deal includes the Rosa Coplon Jewish Home nursing facility, Dosberg Manor Adult Home & Assisted Living; Forest Creek Independent Living Facility; Garden House Assisted Living; Meadows Assisted Living; the Town Square for Aging facility and a certified home health agency program. Though neither side would disclose the overall sale price yet, Elderwood owners agreed it is its biggest publicized deal since the $141 million acquisition that brought Post Acute Partners into the market in 2013. The variety of programs, and the reputation of Weinberg, made the acquisition especially appealing, said Warren Cole, co-owner of Post Acute Partners and the Elderwood senior care network, headquartered downtown at 500 Seneca. “It is a rare opportunity to buy a campus that’s highly regarded, beautifully constructed and beautifully situated with every level of care,” he said. “It’s really the holy grail of what we do.” The Weinberg deal is the next in a series of buys by Post Acute Partners around the state,...

Sunday Spectator Inaugural event raises local awareness by Jason Jordan NORTH HORNELL - Walk a mile in the shoes of someone living with Alzheimer's Disease, those of his or her caregivers, or his or her friends and family. You will recognize sacrifice aimed at starving off a disease that effects millions of Americans. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and loss of other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases, according to figures from the Alzheimer's Association. On Saturday morning, local advocates spoke up and lent their voices to raise public awareness by hosting the first Hornell END Alzheimer's walk. The event was sponsored by Elderwood at Hornell, a multi-service adult care and skilled nursing facility where staff sees the ravages of the disease on a daily basis. Tracey Stillman, assistant administrator of guest relations at Elderwood, talked about why it was important to find local allies in the cause. "There are people here with this disease, we see it every day...