ElderWood Senior Care’s beginnings date back to 1978 when Robert Chur and his wife, Carol, opened their first skilled nursing facility, ElderWood Health Care at Heathwood (then, Heathwood Health Center) in Williamsville. Today, ElderWood is a leader among Western and Central New York’s residential health care providers, reputed for its dedication to excellence, administrative integrity and sincere respect for individuals and families served by the organization.
Maintaining a philosophy of ‘care without compromise®,’ ElderWood Senior Care is comprised of ten skilled nursing facilities, six assisted living residences, and two independent living communities throughout Western and Central New York. More than 3,500 residents and patients receive care in ElderWood facilities each year. Over 2,800 professionals are employed throughout the organization, and 48% of staff has been with the company for at least five years. Buffalo Business First ranks ElderWood Senior Care among the area’s largest private employers. In addition to its administrative headquarters in Williamsville, ElderWood manages a fully-staffed training center, in-house pharmacy, print shop and construction workshop in Amherst.
ElderWood’s ten skilled nursing facilities provide both long-term care and subacute care/rehabilitation services. ElderWood Health Care at Tioga provides adult day health care services. Nine ElderWood skilled nursing facilities have met the rigorous standards required to earn the American Health Care Association’s Step I and Step II Quality Awards, the country’s highest honor in long-term care. ElderWood Senior Care has also earned the rank of “Best” in New York State by The Inside Guide to America’s Nursing Homes.
ElderWood’s six assisted living residences offer private and semi-private apartments and rooms, plus attractive common areas and a variety of supportive services, including comfortable dining, personal care assistance, laundry and housekeeping services, medication management and scheduled transportation. Four of the residences also offer Medicaid-licensed units, offering assisted living services for residents who qualify.
Independent living at ElderWood offers seniors age 62 and up all the advantages of their own patio home or apartment, with none of the worries. Residents of ElderWood Maplewood Commons in Cheektowaga and ElderWood Crestwood Commons in Wheatfield pay monthly rent – with no up-front investment or association fees. Rent includes weekly housekeeping, daily continental breakfast, maintenance, trash and snow removal, and transportation for shopping, banking and worship.
Robert M. Chur
Robert M. Chur, president and CEO of ElderWood Senior Care, has been involved in residential health care management services for more than 30 years. Active and involved in professional, community and not-for-profit endeavors, Mr. Chur is the past chairman of the Board of Directors of the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) and a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Health Care Association (AHCA). He is president of the Williamsville Rotary Club Foundation, a board member of the local Visiting Nurses Association (affiliated with Kaleida Health Systems) and a member of the Daemen College Board of Directors. Mr. Chur was appointed to the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Council.
Under his direction, ElderWood Senior Care actively supports the Alzheimer’s Association, Coordinated Care of Western New York, the American Heart Association, the Arthritis Foundation, the American Lung Association and a number of other not-for-profit community and arts organizations. In honor of his 30 years of service to seniors, Mr. Chur was named the 2004 Health Care Hero for Lifetime Achievement by Business First.
ElderWood Senior Care began from a tradition and inspiration of wanting to help others. Our future depends on shared ideals and continued commitment to the humanity, dignity and well-being of residents entrusted to our care. Our goal is to provide the finest residential health care facilities and services – not some of the time, but all of the time. We recognize that the personal commitment and talents of every staff member are necessary to realize the best possible health care and daily living services for residents.
We believe that harmony in staff relationships is key to effective performance and satisfaction in our jobs. We acknowledge that a nurturing environment is equally important for staff members and residents.
And striving for the ideal amid daily realities requires that sharing of common beliefs in...
FOR THE INDIVIDUAL
| To meet the promises made to
residents and their loved ones, we strive to be uncompromising
in our ethics and unwilling to risk reputation for
financial profit, personal gain or self-protection.
|| We are committed to high standards
in all our endeavors. We care about the respect and
loyalty of fellow workers, residents, their loved ones
and others. We recognize that our energy, enthusiasm
and self-esteem are nourished by pride in ourselves
and the quality of our work.
|| We acknowledge that the initiative
and involvement of each staff member are vital for
innovation, problem solving and quality of services.
We realize that the goal is too difficult and unenjoyable
without teamwork. We strive to identify, cultivate,
train, reward, retain and promote persons committed
to both excellence and cooperation in our organization.
||We believe in minimizing the
distinctions and privilege of rank and social standing,
preserving the self-respect and dignity of the individual,
providing opportunities for personal growth and sharing
the rewards of success.