BUFFALO, NY – Elderwood has introduced Elderwood Staffing Solutions to its talent acquisition program to help maintain consistent staffing and continuous quality care. The in-house agency effectively creates a reserve work force of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and home health aides to fill in during the temporary absence of an employee. Working on an as-needed basis, or "per diem," is common in the health care field. By forming a pool of on-call substitutes who have already gone through the hiring and orientation process, Elderwood can quickly fill staffing gaps with professional caregivers familiar with the company’s culture and protocols. The "float pool" system appeals to caregivers looking for a flexible work schedule. A per diem staff member can be more selective about the days and shifts they work, a plus for people who are caring for a family, working toward a degree or interested in occasionally supplementing their income. Elderwood Staffing Solutions enables quick response to staffing situations at any of Elderwood’s skilled and assisted living communities in western and central New York. Per diem workers aren’t "attached" to one building, but can be placed wherever there is a need, although geographic preferences are considered. Schedules of eight or...

BUFFALO, NY – Julie Horton has joined Elderwood Administrative Services as Director of Staffing Solutions. In her new role Mrs. Horton will manage, coordinate and grow Elderwood’s float pool of per diem RNs, LPNs, CNAs and HHAs to better support each facility and their staff. With more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry, Mrs. Horton spent her last 11 years at Supplemental Health Care, most recently as division manager. She currently holds an associate’s degree in business management, and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bryant & Stratton College. Mrs. Horton lives in Lockport with her husband and three children. The family enjoys competing in sports and attending each other’s athletic events. When she’s not working, Mrs. Horton spends time with her family, rides her motorcycle and goes kayaking with friends. 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. Contact: Courtney Gfroerer Communications Specialist (716) 633-3900 ext. 1279  ...

Photo: Approximately 30 walkers set off from Elderwood Saturday to "paint the Valley purple." Johnny Williams/Morning Times By JOHNNY WILLIAMS Staff Writer WAVERLY — If Elderwood’s goal was to paint the village pur-ple, then the over 30-plus commu-nity members donning purple apparel as they walked throughout the village served as the proverbial paintbrush. Basking in bright sunshine and mild temperatures, the walkers kicked off the senior care facility’s second Annual Paint the Valley Purple event, which is a week-long fundraiser that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. "The Alzheimer’s Association provides free services and pro-grams to people suffering from Alzheimer’s as well as their fami-lies," Elderwood’s Nicole Uhl said. "Having fundraisers like this ensures those programs remain free, and they wouldn’t be able to do that without the community’s support." Uhl said Elderwood will be holding basket raffles all week long, and on Thursday — the longest day of the year — the fa-cility will host a dunking booth to raise money. "I’ll be in the dunking booth, Waverly Schools Superintendent Eric Knolles will be in it, and we’re trying to get other local dig-nitaries as well," Uhl noted. "On Friday, we’ll also be hosting a rummage sale that anyone can register for. People can bring their items to sell,...

LAKE PLACID, NY – Rachel Tart has been named assistant administrator at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid, a skilled nursing and subacute rehabilitation facility at 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid. Ms. Tart received her bachelor of science degree in psychology in 2009 from SUNY College at Plattsburgh. A native of Jay, NY, she has held previous positions in social services at several area medical centers and health care communities and served as assistant administrator at the Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care in Elizabethtown. "I decided to pursue my administrator’s license because I wanted to be able to advocate for both the residents and the staff," she said. "It is important to have and build a strong team to provide the utmost care for those who live in our community and for those who are just trying to get stronger to return home." Ms. Tart lives in Plattsburgh with her husband and son. 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. Contact: Linda Trzyna Communications...

HORNELL, NY – Elderwood at Hornell administrator David Denny will be moving to a new position as administrator of the recently acquired Elderwood at North Creek in Northern New York. Sabrina Neal will take over administrative duties at Elderwood at Hornell, effective May 14, 2018. Ms. Neal remains in the building where she has served as director of nursing and assistant administrator since June 2011. She obtained her certificate in long term care administration in November 2017 from Saint Joseph’s College. This move will allow Ms. Neal to utilize her strengths in clinical supervision and operation management, while Mr. Denny will work to build the capacity and quality of care offered in North Creek. "Sabrina has a strong work ethic and a solid clinical background. Her hard work and willingness to make a difference as an administrator should serve her well for many years to come," Mr. Denny said. "She will be a great asset for Elderwood at Hornell." Mr. Denny is a licensed nursing home administrator with more than 20 years of experience in the field. His work spans for-profit and not-for-profit environments with a strong presence in skilled nursing facilities. He is excited for the opportunities and challenges that await him...