Ticonderoga health facilities change hands


TICONDEROGA — The sale of the assisted-living and skilled-nursing facilities here has been finalized.

Heritage Commons Residential Health Care, with 84 beds, is now Elderwood at Ticonderoga; Moses Ludington Adult Home, with 23 beds, has been renamed Elderwood Village at Ticonderoga.

Both are located at 1019 Wicker Street.

“The purchases enhance Elderwood’s presence in the Adirondack Region,” said a press release from Elderwood, headquartered in Buffalo.

“Fundamental to Elderwood’s mission and values is ensuring care remains local.”

The company, which provides skilled-nursing and specialized-subacute care; rehabilitation; assisted and independent living; and memory-care services in Western and Central New York state, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, belongs to a larger group of companies owned by Post Acute Partners.

In June 2014, that health-care provider purchased Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid from Adirondack Health.

Sale of the Ticonderoga facilities was approved by the Inter-Lakes Board of Directors in late May 2016.

The State Department of Health gave its OK to an application from Inter-Lakes Health to sell them in December 2016.

A long-term lease for both was in place

“Elderwood nursing homes have an excellent reputation,” Inter-Lakes Health and Elizabethtown Community Hospital President John Remillard said then.

The sale of the nursing home, Inter-lakes said then, would “pave the way for development of a ‘medical village’ that will encompass all manner of health-oriented organizations in one central location.”

Already located there is Moses-Ludington Hospital, which recently completed upgrades to its Emergency Department and other facilities, and offers outpatient services.

“This latest acquisition furthers our goal of improving the accessibility of high-quality, local care for seniors in the Adirondack Region,” said Elderwood Co-Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jeffrey Rubin in the press release announcing the finalized sale.

“We’re committed to investing in the Ticonderoga community and look forward to providing exceptional medical services and care to the residents and rehab patients.”

Both facilities have kept their administrators, who will continue to oversee operations under new leadership, the release said.

Heidi Schempp is at the helm of Elderwood at Ticonderoga, and Kristen True is administrator of Elderwood Village at Ticonderoga.

The purchase prices of the facilities was not available Tuesday.

For more information, visit www.elderwood.com.


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