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...

Tri-County Nursing Home now part of Elderwood system Business director says staff, administration won’t change BY CHRISTOPHER SOUTH [caption id="attachment_581" align="alignnone" width="640"] The Adirondack Tri-Country Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center is now Elderwood at North Creek. The nursing home was purchased by Elderwood’s parent company Post Acute Partners out of New York City. Business director Anna Foy with Elderwood said the company hopes to keep the current administration and care staff, while upgrading the facility and services.[/caption] NORTH CREEK | The Adirondack Tri-County Nursing Home is now Elderwood at North Creek after being sold. Post Acute Partners paid $2.8 million for the facility plus another $180,000 for operating interests. The deal became effective on Jan. 22. Anna Foy, director of business development with Elderwood, said the company has facilities in western and central New York, and in Rhode Island. “We are mainly focused in New York state. Our first in the North Country is in Lake Placid, and North Creek is adding to it,” Foy said. While part of a larger group of elder care facilities, each building is its own entity, she said. “We work with the facility and staff, invest in what is there, and make it better.” Foy said the existing staff members are the ones who have been...

The $10 million deal for Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center gives Elderwood a second site in Niagara County, joining a facility at the other end of the county in Wheatfield. stokkete By Tracey Drury  –  Reporter, Buffalo Business First Elderwood has completed its acquisition of a Lockport skilled nursing facility, the third deal to close this month. The $10 million deal for Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center gives Elderwood a second site in Niagara County, joining a facility at the other end of the county in Wheatfield. Just last week, the company completed the acquisition of the 82-bed Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Inc., now known as Elderwood at North Creek; which followed an $11.5 million sale that closed Jan. 2 for the nonprofit Lakeside Beikirch Care Center, a 120-bed residential health care facility now known as Elderwood of Lakeside at Brockport. Elderwood at Lockport, the new name for the 126-bed Odd Fellow site, provides long-term care and skilled nursing, as well as adult medical day services, cardiac telemetry, respite care, memory care and subacute services, such as cardiac rehab, orthopedic rehab and wound care. No major changes are planned, said Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, co-CEO for Elderwood...