Caring for the Country’s Greatest Generation

A Special Subacute Care Partnership: Fighting Coronavirus in Nursing Home Patients How Elderwood, General Physician, PC, and Kaleida Health are making a difference with Dr. Paul Shields at the Helm! by Annette Pinder The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), represent 14,000

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Heritage Ministries Designs COVID-19 Testing Stations

Design Will Protect Staff, Residents, and Preserve PPE Supplies As mandated testing of employees in long term care facilities has been ordered across New York State, two of Chautauqua’s largest providers of skilled nursing services, Heritage Ministries and Lutheran Jamestown, have begun working together to ensure employees

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Making Masks at McGuire Group

McGuire Employees Donate Time, Talent to Support One Another By Making Masks and Mugs During the COVID 19 crisis, employees at The McGuire Group health care facilities have donated time and talents to support one another. At The McGuire Group’s Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg,

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Staying in Touch at a Safe Distance

COVID-19 – Staying in Touch at a Safe Distance by Dan Gabbay The spread of coronavirus has compelled many of us to break from our normal routine. That is certainly true of those in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities. They are all facing formidable

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Elderwood at Williamsville Earns Five-Star Rating

Elderwood at Williamsville 5-Star Rating reflects dedication and commitment of care WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Elderwood at Williamsville, a subacute rehabilitation and long-term care community located at 200 Bassett Rd., Williamsville, has earned a Five-Star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “We are thrilled that the

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ECMC’s Terrace View Long-Term Care Gets Five-Star Quality Rating

Achievement marks first ever five-star rating for 390-bed facility on ECMC health campus BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has determined that

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Home Care Social Workers: Being the Change They Want to See, Everyday

By Chandra Wilson National Social Work Month is a great time to learn about and acknowledge the meaningful impact that social workers have on so many lives. Social workers help individuals, families and community groups cope or navigate the obstacles they encounter in life, from medical or emotional challenges

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A Family Caregiver’s Medication Management Checklist

by Alicia Schwartz, R.N. and Care Coordinator, VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans Picture this: Your elderly father lives alone and sees a doctor for several chronic conditions, but his latest checkup has you troubled. His high blood pressure has been creeping up again, chronic pain seems unmanageable and,

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Facing A Crisis or Slow Decline?

Facing a Crisis or Slow Decline: Planning Can Make a Difference By Laurie Menzes As an elder law and estate-planning attorney, I typically see two types of families — those facing an immediate crisis, and those observing the gradual decline of a loved one. In both situations,

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