Mount Vernon, New York: Wartburg’s Adult Day program, which provides medical services and socialization to adults of all ages, will be re-opening, after a lengthy closure, on May 15th, 2022. Adult Day offers a wide range of clinical management services, activities, social engagement, and nutritious meals within 10,000 square feet of space. Adult Day provides seniors living in the community with another option to assist in maintaining a healthy independent life.
The program has been greatly missed and its return is critical to a post-pandemic recovery. Bridget Zimmermann, Wartburg’s Skilled Nursing Administrator said, “The excitement is tangible as we prepare to welcome back familiar faces and open the doors to new participants of our Adult Day program. One of the only programs of its type in Westchester County, we are thrilled to bring back this much needed resource.”
New York State’s Department of Health has issued guidance allowing Adult Day Health programs to resume in-person services and Wartburg will follow strict standards for infection control for registrants and staff. “Our measured approach to re-opening has provided time for additional training of staff, insurance re-authorizations from managed care plans and community physicians, and most importantly the opening of communication to registrants and families,” said Dr. David J. Gentner, Wartburg’s President & CEO. “The space will again help fill the gap in the continuum and I look forward to seeing this program grow,” said Gentner.
Wartburg Board member and Adult Day volunteer Thomas A. Roth said, “I am so pleased that Adult Day will reopen soon. I am a Board member, and I know that this is a vital program for the communities we serve. Also, pre-Covid I was a volunteer in the program for 8 years, so I know firsthand that the care is professional and compassionate, the meals are nutritious, and the programming is excellent. Welcome back!”
Mental health experts around the country report that the prolonged stress of caregiving under the isolating circumstances of quarantine has taken its toll, both on caregivers and their loved ones. “We feel great about once again bringing the relief and social connection that are so desperately needed,” said Ms. Zimmerman.
For more information on Adult Day Services, eligibility, the safety protocols and regarding volunteer opportunities, contact Paulette Watts 914-513-5108.
Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on their beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State” by U.S. News & World Report for the tenth consecutive year in 2021.