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...

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY – Danielle Beilman, of Kenmore, has been named Administrator of Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga, effective September 5, 2018. Ms. Beilman comes to Elderwood from Eden Heights of West Seneca, where she served as the Assistant Administrator. She obtained her master of science in health service administration from D’Youville College in 2013 and also holds a bachelor of science in speech language pathology. This position will allow Ms. Beilman to utilize her strengths in resident relations and diverse experience in the healthcare industry. "Following the departure of Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga’s previous, long-time administrator, we knew the next administrator would have big shoes to fill," said Chief Operating Officer Phil Quillard. "With her diverse experience, we are confident that Ms. Beilman is the right person for the job, and are excited to support her in this new role." Ms. Beilman discovered her passion for health care at a young age. She entered the field at age 16, working in various capacities including activities directory and resident relations director. "I am excited to get to know the residents, their families and the staff at Elderwood." said Ms. Beilman. Contact: Courtney Gfroerer Communications Specialist (716) 633-3900 ext. 1279...

In this file photo, Tammy Hudson, an R.N. unit manager, checks Dolores Burgstahler’s vitals during a stay at Elderwood in Cheektowaga. The company’s new Elderwood Staffing Solutions will build a pool of on-call substitutes who will go through the company’s regular hiring and orientation process By Tracey Drury  – Reporter, Buffalo Business First Elderwood has launched a new staffing division to help identify and recruit nurses and other clinical care professionals for per diem work. The company’s new Elderwood Staffing Solutions will build a pool of on-call substitutes who will go through the company’s regular hiring and orientation process, allowing facilities to more quickly address staffing gaps with caregivers already familiar with its culture and protocols. Based at the company’s downtown Buffalo administrative offices, the division will recruit registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and home health aides in both Western New York and the Syracuse area to start, with a goal of reaching other parts of the state where it owns or is in the midst of acquiring nursing homes and assisted living sites. The company currently has 25 sites in the state and is finalizing several acquisitions, including programs at the Weinberg Campus in Getzville. Individuals should be able to work...