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...

In this file photo, Tammy Hudson, an R.N. unit manager, checks Dolores Burgstahler’s vitals during a stay at Elderwood in Cheektowaga. The company’s new Elderwood Staffing Solutions will build a pool of on-call substitutes who will go through the company’s regular hiring and orientation process By Tracey Drury  – Reporter, Buffalo Business First Elderwood has launched a new staffing division to help identify and recruit nurses and other clinical care professionals for per diem work. The company’s new Elderwood Staffing Solutions will build a pool of on-call substitutes who will go through the company’s regular hiring and orientation process, allowing facilities to more quickly address staffing gaps with caregivers already familiar with its culture and protocols. Based at the company’s downtown Buffalo administrative offices, the division will recruit registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and home health aides in both Western New York and the Syracuse area to start, with a goal of reaching other parts of the state where it owns or is in the midst of acquiring nursing homes and assisted living sites. The company currently has 25 sites in the state and is finalizing several acquisitions, including programs at the Weinberg Campus in Getzville. Individuals should be able to work...

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,...