Educational initiative aims to build relationships in local communities
FISHKILL, N.Y. (April 2, 2012) – On Friday, March 30 Elant at Fishkill and Elant at Wappingers Falls hosted the year’s first Community Exchange at the Fishkill campus. The breakfast program educates attendees about Elant’s programs and services and builds relationships in the communities that Elant serves. The first Community Exchange breakfast debuted on October 12, 2011 at Elant at Newburgh.
The program invites members of the community, as well as local businesses into Elant for breakfast, and provides an opportunity for attendees to network, learn about Elant’s programs and services and take a tour inside Elant’s community.
“The Elant Community Exchange is an exceptionally meaningful program,” said Elant President and CEO Todd A. Whitney. “Until people actually come through our doors and see that we are a community within a community, they don’t realize what we do, and most importantly who we care for. The breakfast provides the opportunity to understand the role Elant plays in the community, as both a corporate leader and provider of a vital community resource.”
As part of the program, Dr. Sukhdeep Kaur, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Elant, provided a lecture about Elant Medical Practice (EMP), which is unique to the Hudson Valley region and one of Elant’s key points of difference. Dr. Kaur explained how Elant uses a new hospitalist-model of providing care to its residents where it has dedicated physicians and nurse practitioners – who are Elant employees – on-site daily to see residents, monitor their medical needs and administer care when necessary. EMP professionals know both residents and their family members well, as they spend their workdays with the residents and develop strong relationships with them.
“Having medical professionals on-site daily in the facility gives them better access to the residents and allows them to have a baseline condition of each resident, so we know quickly if their condition changes,” said Dr. Kaur. “Our residents and families like this new, more person-centered and interactive approach to skilled nursing home care. With the EMP team of experienced professionals, residents and their families can rest assured that they will always have access to quality care, when and where it’s needed.”
For additional information on the Elant Community Exchange, contact 845-360-1410.
Todd A. Whitney, President and CEO, Elant Inc.; Frank Fornario, Supervisor, Town of Blooming Grove; Bob LaColla, Supervisor, Town of Fishkill.
George Michaels, Executive Director, Elant at Fishkill; Deborah DeJesus, Administrator, Elant Choice; Donna Frazier, Director of Corporate Rehabilitation, Elant, Inc.; Annmarie Maglione, Director, Orange County Office of the Aging.