Elderwood at Williamsville Earns Five-Star Rating

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

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

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

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?

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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Fall Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At For Seniors

Fall Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At For Buffalo Seniors By Alicia Schwartz, MSN-Ed, PCC, CCM, RN of VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans While Fall allergies aren’t fun for anyone, they place an extra burden on older adults, many of whom live with preexisting medical conditions that can

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Can people with dementia travel?

Can people with dementia travel?

By Thane Schulz Summer is finally approaching, and it’s a wonderful time to get out to enjoy the beautiful warm weather. For many folks, it means traveling to see friends, explore new places, and learn about different cultures. If you are thinking about traveling with a loved

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