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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...

By Messenger Post Media Elderwood Administrative Services named Alicia Laible-Kenyon, of Niagara Falls, as its 2018 employee of the year in recognition of her commitment to quality, employee engagement and leadership in the community. Laible-Kenyon is the executive director for Elderwood Health Plan, a managed long-term care plan operating in western New York. Laible-Kenyon joined the Elderwood team in 2013 as director of network development and was promoted to her current position in 2016. Elderwood Health Plan provides long-term care support services for individuals who are Medicaid-eligible with a chronic illness or disability. “Alicia embodies the core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence,” said Jeffrey Rubin, co-CEO. “She is a leader in the office and in the community.“ Laible-Kenyon said she believes it is her mission in her current role to provide access to affordable and quality comprehensive care to older adults and individuals with chronic health concerns. Her goal for Elderwood Health Plan is to be the best in the industry through the management and coordination of care in order to keep members healthy, independent, and out of the hospital and residing in their homes for as long as possible. See full article...

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...