Wartburg, an award-winning provider of comprehensive services for seniors in Westchester and the Bronx, has expanded to Queens and has opened a Wartburg Care at Home office at 5 Continental Avenue in Forest Hills.
The new office will provide skilled nursing, medication monitoring and home health aide services (even a “bath and breakfast” service) for seniors who live in Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Nassau County.
“The expansion into Queens and surrounding boroughs and counties builds on the success of our home care services in Westchester and in the Bronx,” said David Gentner, president and CEO of Wartburg. “While we have a beautiful 34-acre campus with new day care and rehabilitation facilities, as well as assisted living and independent living residences, home care is at the core of our vision – to keep older adults in their homes as they age.”
Mary Queally, RN, BSN, MBA, administrator of home care at Wartburg, and a certified geriatric care manager, said: “Whether a senior needs home health care just a few hours a week, or requires comprehensive 24/7 care, we have seasoned caring professionals to meet those needs. Many of our professional nursing staff, for example, are qualified by the Alzheimer’s Association as dementia care specialists.”
Wartburg Care at Home is a licensed home health agency. Seniors experiencing difficulties with routine activities, chronic illness or disabilities are cared for by a team of licensed professionals and home health aides, all under the direct supervision of registered nurses. Care is covered by long term care insurance, workers’ compensation, no fault insurance and private pay.
“The goal of Wartburg Care at Home is to tailor the specific services needed by each senior, and to help them navigate the complex evolving changes in the nation’s health care system,” said Queally.
In addition to nursing, home health aide services and social services, the new home care office offers companion services, escorts to medical appointments, meal preparation, and physical, occupational and speech therapy services. For additional information about the services offered by Wartburg Care at Home please call 844.893.2093.
Wartburg is an award-winning provider of comprehensive senior services, including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, adult day services and hospice care. Its 34-acre campus in Mount Vernon serves seniors and their families in southern Westchester and the northern Bronx, and now the tri-state area. Wartburg’s nursing home has been recognized by “U. S. News & World Report” as among the best nursing homes in New York State for the third straight consecutive year, in 2013. Over the past few years, Wartburg has launched an ambitious building expansion program, including the Friedrichs Residence, providing affordable housing for seniors with 61 independent living apartments, and a rehabilitation and adult day services center of excellence both opened in 2013.