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Historical photos used to spur reminiscences at Lake Placid facility LAKE PLACID — Residents in the Secure Memory Unit, called “Seasons Memory Care,” at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid now have the opportunity to share their memories as inspired by historical photographs of friendships throughout the winter season. This exhibit is part of a special program put together by the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, Lake Placid-north Elba Historical Society and Historic Saranac Lake. An installation of photographs from their collections is on display in the Seasons Unit. Residents and visitors are being encouraged to share memories triggered by these historical photographs. This exhibit is intended to encourage storytelling and foster connections and conversation about shared memories. The three history organizations met with residents and caregivers recently to discuss the photographs as part of the “Blast from the Past” program at Elderwood of Uihlein. This program is made possible by the Generous Acts Fund established by the Adirondack Foundation.   Town of Plattsburgh offers snowshoe, cross-country skiing program PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department is offering snowshoeing and cross-country skiing to adults and seniors at the Cadyville Recreation Park. The department will provide instruction as well as the equipment, if needed. This free program will occur from...

By Tracey Drury  –  Reporter, Buffalo Business First Though state approval won’t likely come for many months, the Weinberg Campus ownership transition to Elderwood is beginning. Though the nonprofit Weinberg corporations still own the facilities, a purchase agreement signed in late November has led to collaborative efforts between staff at both companies to assess operations and make improvements where necessary. Warren Cole, co-owner of Elderwood and its parent, Post Acute Partners, said the deal is a win for both the residents at Weinberg and for Elderwood. “We’re going to do everything we can, subject to the regulatory construct, to collaborate and help provide services on the campus,” he said. “We will bring to bear the full might of our corporate resources for sure. And thankfully Weinberg is open to that, and indeed embraces that.” The deal will result in a name change to Elderwood at Getzville, as five nonprofit corporations come under private ownership: the 180-bed Rosa Coplon Jewish Home residential health care facility, the Dosberg Manor Adult Home, the Meadows and Garden House, two separate enriched housing programs, as well as a certified home health agency, and a licensed home care services agency. Elderwood filed a certificate of need application with the New York...

Wheatfield resident Kelly Myhalenko, a dietitian at Elderwood at Wheatfield, has been named an Elderwood 2017 Service Excellence Award winner. 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 Elderwood 10 years or longer. “Kelly consistently demonstrates Elderwood’s core values and leads by example on a daily basis,” said Administrator Shannon Cayea. “Resident health and wellness is always a top priority and she is always willing to jump in and assist any department when needed.” 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. Contributed photo Elderwood at Wheatfield Administrator Shannon Cayea congratulates dietitian Kelly Myhalenko on her 2017 Service Excellence Award. See Full Article...

New York City-based Centers Health Care has been buying up upstate nursing homes at a staggering rate in recent years, but a local nursing home sold in recent months to a company other than Centers. Tri-County Nursing Home in Johnsburg was sold last month to a different New York City company, Post Acute Partners LLC, which owns nursing homes in Lake Placid, other parts of New York and in New England. Sun Community News has a full article on the sale here, which includes a mention that the home will now be known as Elderwood at North Creek. (The name sounds like something out of a Harry Potter book, but I digress.) The company runs 11 nursing homes in New York under the Elderwood name, and their ratings seem pretty solid, most of them 3 or 4 stars out of 5 in federal ratings, with a few even getting 5 stars. The Lake Placid homes is a two-star facility, as was Tri-County at the time of the sale Tri-County, an 82-bed home, had been one of the initial suitors years ago for Warren County's former nursing home, Westmount Health Facility. The county later sold it to Centers Health Care, and it went from a...

Purchase enables Elderwood to expand in Niagara Region Elderwood at Lockport, formerly Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, became the newest member of the Elderwood Care Community, effective Tuesday. The skilled nursing facility is located at 104 Old Niagara Road, Lockport. Last year the Odd Fellow and Rebekah's board of directors actively sought a buyer that had the residents' and local community's interests at heart. Elderwood has a reputation for providing high-quality care, something that is reflected in its quality reporting measures and patient satisfaction scores. "We are pleased to welcome Odd Fellow and Rebekah into the Elderwood family of companies. This acquisition allows Elderwood to expand its presence further into Niagara County," Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, co-CEO, said. "We plan to leverage the excellent reputation and care provided by the staff, and will work together to enhance the services provided at the facility." Fundamental to the company mission and values is the goal to ensure care remains local. Providing quality health care to local communities is important to Elderwood, as it focuses on building a deep and local presence in the markets they serve. Elderwood at Lockport will be led by Administrator Shari Hutchison. Along with the Wheatfield campus, Elderwood at Lockport...