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By Gordon Woodworth for The Chronicle The 82-bed Adirondack Tri-County and Rehabilitation Center in North Creek is being sold to a film called Post Acute Partners, which said it will "pay $180,000 for the sale and acquisition of the operating interests and real property liabilities of about $2.8 million." The state Public Health and Health Planning Council approved the sale on August 3. Post Acute Partners, owned by Warren Cole and Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, said it operates more than a dozen nursing homes in western New York. We contacted Dr. Rubin and nursing home administrator Hal Payne. Both declined comment on the pending sale. Karen Smith, who chairs Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center's board of directors, had not returned a call by press time. Post Acute said, "Adirondack Tri-County...

State regulators will vote next week on on nursing home acquisitions that would expand the Elderwood network in Niagara County and in Warren County. Post Acute Partners, co-owned by Warren Cole and Jeffrey Rubin, operates more than a dozen Elderwood facilities in the Western New York region. Now they’re working to acquire both Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Inc. in Lockport and Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Inc. in North Creek. Both deals are subject to approval by the Public Health and Health Planning Council which functions under the state Department of Health. The acquisition in Lockport would see the company pay $10 million for Odd Fellow & Rebekah, a 126-bed nonprofit residential health care facility on Old Niagara Road. Funding includes $2 million in member equity and an $8 million bank loan from M&T Bank. The second deal for Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation includes an 82-bed residential health care facility and a 10-slot adult day program. The two companies signed an asset-purchase agreement that will see Post Acute Partners pay $180,000 for the sale and acquisition of the operating interests and real property, plus assumption of operations and property liabilities of about $2.8 million. Though both involve nonprofit...

WAVERLY, NY – Elderwood at Waverly 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 at Waverly is one of 191 long-term care facilities nationwide and among only seven facilities in New York State 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. Jeffrey Rubin. "We are...

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....

PHOTO PROVIDED Mercy Care Board of Directors presented Volunteers with the “Doors of Mercy,” a photo collage project developed by elders and volunteers depicting elders opening their doors to their Mercy Care Friends. PROGRAM: Seeks to comfort lonely elders, promote communities friendly for the aging LAKE PLACID — The Board of Directors of Mercy Care for the Adirondacks recently marked the 10th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy’s renewed mission to enhance life for local senior citizens. Mercy Care works to relieve the isolation and loneliness of elders, empower communities to become more aging-friendly and raise awareness about the challenges and aspirations of older adults. At a free event at the Crowne Plaza Resort Golf House Restaurant in Lake Placid, board members expressed their gratitude to volunteers, donors, partner organizations, government officials and community leaders for encouraging and supporting Mercy Care.   AWARDS PRESENTED Mercy Care Anniversary Event Chair Susan Sweeney, a board member, and Board President Jerry Hayes presented four awards: • The Tender Courage Award, given to Sister Patricia Vetrano, president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community, and Dr. Paul Reiss, president of the Board of Mercy Uihlein Health Foundation in 2007. They led the way 10 years ago in establishing Mercy Care. • The Community Empowerment Award, presented...