Centers Health Care: Book of Achievements 2022

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Centers in the News

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As reported in Provider Magazine Online, Centers Health Care takes proactive steps to guard against “caregiver burnout.”

Jeff Grzybowski, Director of Rehabilitation at Boro Park Center, says: “I needed to come up with ways to lessen, or hopefully remove that feeling of burnout. As a result, several people on my team became motivated to pay it forward and made efforts to help those around them.” (6/2/2022)

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Downstate

As seen on News 12 Brooklyn: The always happy Alberta Clue, who came to the United States from Jamaica 50 years ago, celebrated her 100th birthday at Bushwick Center in Brooklyn on March 8, 2022. Along with her family including her daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren, the facility’s Director of Nursing Veronica Franklin-Simon, other staff and fellow residents, Ms. Clue was all abuzz. (3/8/2022)

The Journal News in Rockland County covered the story of Ms. Christina Muttavanchery, Chapter Head of the Stony Point branch of “Letters for Rose,” who organized the delivery of beautifully handwritten spring and holiday cards to Northern Riverview, lifting the spirits of the facility’s residents. (4/21/22)

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Success Stories

Queens, New York

Meet Jonathan Gilliam, former resident at Holliswood Center.

He lost a leg, but found hope, health and a new lease on life at Holliswood Center.

When he comes back to visit, he says it’s like coming home to his second family.

Discover Care that Moves you, only at Centers Health Care. See the whole inspiring story, watch here.

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WRGB-TV Schenectady covered the very Happy Birthday of Louise Franchetti. She celebrated turning 105! Louise was surrounded by family and friends—and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara—at Schenectady Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. (6/20/2022)

As the Troy Record reported, the staff at Saratoga Hospital was recently treated by the folks from Centers Health Care to free ice cream from a Cooley’s Ice Cream truck as a thank you to the heroes who continue their hard work to keep everyone safe in the Saratoga and Capital regions. (9/12/22)

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Success Stories

Delmar, New York

Diane Hayden, former resident at Delmar Center.

I was in terrible shape. I had been diagnosed with heart failure and was also struggling with wounds that just wouldn’t heal. When I was discharged and transferred to Delmar Center, I required a mechanical lift for all transfers. I felt helpless and hopeless.

My mood began to change as soon as I met the team at Delmar Center. At first, I relied on them completely—and they were there for me 24/7. And just as important as their medical and therapeutic excellence, they also had a positive attitude, which rubbed off on me.

When I arrived at Delmar Center, I was concerned that I would have to move into long-term care. But the team wouldn’t let that happen. I can now walk on my own with a walker and I’m completely independent. I returned home to my family just in time for Christmas! A great gift!

Adirondacks

As reported on the front page of the Post Star, speech language pathologist Anna Niedbalski at Glens Falls Center is utilizing stateof-the-art technology to improve the quality of life of patients. (6/15/2022)

The Granville Sentinel reported on Mary Myrick’s successful rehab at Slate Valley Center. “I was in a car accident and broke my leg,” she told the reporter. “I was at Slate Valley Center for 20 days, and it made a world of difference. If you need rehab, go to Slate Valley Center!” (11/17/2022)

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Success Stories

Meet Tom Esposito, former resident Glens Falls Center. The story of his recovery and rehab from a debilitating case of Covid pneumonia, and the care and compassion he received from the Glens Falls Center staff, is an inspiration.

This is just one of the many stories that move us. Watch and discover care that moves you.

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Glens Falls, New York

Success Stories

Meet Christopher Kimball, former resident at Glens Falls Center, and prepare to be moved.

His story of his physical and emotional crises, and the remarkable care and comfort he received from the Glens Falls Center staff, is an inspiration. They gave Christopher the encouragement, confidence and strength to stand on his own again.

This is just one of the many stories that move Watch and discover care that moves you.

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Glens Falls, New York

Western New York

As seen on WROC-TV in Rochester, Rochester Center had a very special Veterans Day event this year. The event focused on a flagpole ceremony where the veterans saluted the entire time. Following that, the residents had a tasty celebratory lunch. (11/11/2022)

WETM-TV in Corning previewed the Halloween Parade Event at Corning Center. Come One, Come All, it said. It’s Really Spooooky! FREE Haunted House for teens and adults. (10/29/2022)

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Success Stories

Buffalo, New York

Mazella Schoenborn (as told by her daughter), former resident at Buffalo Center.

My mom was in pretty bad shape: weak, dizzy, with chest pain. She had problems with her heart. When she was admitted to Buffalo Center, I wasn’t sure she’d ever be able to come home.

The team there reassured me that they’d get her back home—and they did! Our whole family was very impressed with the care and love she received from the staff. They were very helpful, answering any questions we had. We are so thankful to the entire Buffalo Center team. Our mother is back home!

New Jersey

WPVI-TV in South Jersey covered the outing of case managers and social workers from Atlantic Care Hospital in Atlantic City to a beautiful full afternoon lunch event at the Golden Nugget Marina and Yacht Club in Atlantic City. Hosting the event were the staffs of Hammonton Center and Deptford Center, as a thank you for their hard work. (6/30/2022)

A special Veterans Day event at Deptford Center and WCAU-TV was there. The facility honored their vets with certificates, a bagpipe player known as Kyle, and a flag folding service. The veterans had a special lunch and other refreshments. (11/14/2022)

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Hammonton, New Jersey

Meet Wyatt Sylvester, former resident at Hammonton Center.

I knew something was wrong with me: I had lost my appetite, I had shortness of breath and chest pains. Turns out I had Chronic Renal Failure—my kidney function had dropped to 20%. I was frightened. I couldn’t function on my own. I needed help.

That’s where Hammonton Center came in. They were so reassuring, promised to take care of me. They said I had nothing to fear, and they were right. Whatever I needed— special diet, physical therapy, activities—they answered the call. I’ve been in and out of nursing facilities for several years, and the team at Hammonton Center is far and away the best. I feel much stronger—mentally, emotionally and physically. They made me feel so safe!

Rhode Island

The Kent County Daily Times reported on the Centers Health Care $2.5K donation to Project Hand Up—a donation made to recognize the nonprofit for its role assisting hundreds of Rhode Islanders weekly. “We’re just so happy that we can support them,” said Carol Landreville, Centers Health Care’s Regional Director in Rhode Island. (2/3/2022)

WJAR-TV reported on the visit of a gorgeous eight-year-old pony to the residents and staff at Oak Hill Center in Pawtucket, bringing laughs and smiles from the residents. Oak Hill Center

Recreation Director Natalie Gallucci arranged this beautiful visit. (9/9/2022)

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West Kingston, Rhode Island

Meet Lawrence Cannone, former resident at Kingston Center.

I woke up in the middle of the night to a loud banging on the door, my apartment filled with smoke. The place was on fire, and I was lucky to get out alive. Alive, but not well. I had a killer headache, I was dizzy, my heart was racing and I could hardly breathe. By the time the ambulance got me to the hospital, I had suffered a seizure and then lost consciousness. It turns out that I had inhaled a large amount of cyanide gas.

They put me on a respirator in the ICU. After two weeks in the hospital, they were ready to release me, but until I fully recovered I couldn’t work and I had no place to go. My apartment was obviously out of the question. I panicked. Was I going to be homeless?

Kingston Center came to the rescue. I was there for eleven months and they took care of everything I needed. Their Respiratory Management team is superb, dealing with all my medical issues. The fire messed my life up. Kingston Center put it back together.

The Kansas City Patch reported that at Topeka Center, the Recreation team celebrated National Skilled Nursing Care Week with the theme of “Music Through the Ages” connecting residents to popular music and styles with the sounds of the past. (5/13/2022)

KSN-TV in Wichita sent congratulations to Courtney Lang, Wichita Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Director of Rehabilitation, for achieving the 2022 Rising Star Award by Sigma Health Rehab and Centers Health Care on October 5, 2022 at Rivers Casino in Schenectady, New York.

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Topeka, Kansas

Meet Michael Coughlin, former resident at Topeka Center.

I was in terrible shape. I had no strength or stamina. Walking was out of the question. I was bedridden. My doctor said I needed to go to a rehab facility, but I wasn’t thrilled by the idea.

The Topeka Center team eased my fears. They were personable and always friendly. All of my needs were met. The therapy was tremendous. We set goals and achieved them with hard work. Also, I want to add that my room was great, very comfortable. In short, my stay was excellent. If not for the Topeka Center team, I wouldn’t be home now.

I have done great and I’m still at home 5 months later!

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