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...

NORTH CREEK, NY – Elderwood at North Creek, formerly Adirondack Tri-County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, becomes the newest member of the Elderwood care community, effective Monday, January 22, 2018. The skilled nursing facility is located at 112 Ski Bowl Road, North Creek, 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 with its second facility in the Adirondack area. The property will maintain capacity at 82 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. Elderwood at North Creek will continue in partnership with Hudson Headwaters Health Network as its premier health care provider. “We’re excited to expand our presence in Northern New York with this second Elderwood community,” says Dr. Rubin. “Our growth locally illustrates our commitment to offering quality health care services to residents of the Adirondack Region.” “The services offered at Elderwood at North Creek complement the quality care already provided by Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid and other Elderwood senior 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...

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...

WAKEFIELD, RI – Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield has achieved the Silver Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association. The National Quality Award program is a progressive process designed to encourage continuous quality improvement and provide a pathway for providers of long-term and post-acute care services to journey towards performance excellence. The Silver Award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA National Quality Award Program, based on criteria adopted from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. To earn the award, residences must demonstrate their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long-term and post-acute care settings. Members at the Silver Award level develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and quality outcomes. The award is judged by a board of highly trained examiners from inside and outside the long-term care profession. Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield is one of 191 long-term care facilities nationwide and the only facility in Rhode Island to earn a 2017 Silver Quality Award. The award will be formally presented during the AHCA Annual Convention in October. "The AHCA Silver Quality Award is a prestigious recognition within the long-term care profession," said Elderwood co-CEO Dr....