The Wesley Community has acquired Saratoga Springs-based home care provider Senior Solutions, which will enable the senior services organization to offer in-home care to clients and residents.
The move expands the service offerings of the Wesley Community from its Saratoga Springs campus to a home-based setting, and extends the geographic footprint of the organization from beyond Saratoga and Warren counties to include the adult aging population within the Schenectady area, officials said.
The acquisition also allows the Wesley Community to add another level of service to its continuum of care model, which includes independent and enriched living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care options for seniors.
“Aging at home is an important priority for many adults and their families. Wesley Senior Solutions provides the senior population with an alternative option beyond the traditional residential care currently available on our campus,” said Wesley Community CEO Brian Nealon. “All of us at The Wesley Community are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, and this new offering will allow us to bring that same level of service to clients who wish to remain in the comfort of their own home.”
He said Wesley Senior Solutions will offer a wide array of comprehensive home health care services to meet the needs of individuals on a 24-hour basis. Personal care services available include: assistance with personal hygiene and skin care; assistance with the use of a bed pan or toilet; using alternative walking devices; assistance with applying non-prescription topical medications; recording weight; medication reminders and refilling prescriptions at the local pharmacy.
Home health professionals can further assist with changing urinary diversion appliances; collecting urine specimens and assisting self-directing clients with the use of their oxygen equipment. All clients will receive a customized care plan designed to meet their individual needs following a professional in-home nursing assessment. Both long- and short-term care options are available, according to Nealon.
Non-medical companion care services will also be available, which include daily routine maintenance; light housekeeping; linen changes; laundry; meal preparation; shopping; and transportation to appointments, events, or recreational activities.
The Wesley Community is currently hiring for companion, personal care and home health professional positions at Wesley Senior Solutions. For more information about Wesley Senior Solutions, call 1-800-677-2507 or visit www.thewesleycommunity.org.
The Wesley Community is a 36-acre, nonprofit agency in Saratoga Springs.