SeniorBridge Expands Services in West Florida
Nursing Resources Joins SeniorBridge
(NEW YORK, NY) - May 1, 2009 - SeniorBridge, a provider of professional services for individuals requiring care for chronic health conditions, is expanding its business in West Florida. It has acquired Nursing Resources, a well-established health care company headquartered in Sarasota, Florida. This acquisition makes SeniorBridge one of the largest providers of home-based care in the state.
Nursing Resources was founded in 1989 and has a strong reputation for providing compassionate, reliable, and high quality services to the Sarasota and Venice communities. “The dedicated staff of Nursing Resources share our concern for enabling people with chronic health conditions to maintain their quality of life and remain safely at home or in the residence of their choice.” said Eric Rackow, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of SeniorBridge. “This partnership will allow us to further expand our ability to support clients with complex care needs in West Florida. SeniorBridge is extremely pleased that Debbie Woods, RN is staying with the company as the Executive Director for Nursing Resources and that Michael Kelsey will serve as a development consultant to SeniorBridge. Ms. Woods and Mr. Kelsey will both continue to play a very valuable role in helping to connect resources and services in the Sarasota and Venice communities to those in need."
The SeniorBridge integrated system of care in the home, encompasses the full range of services. A multidisciplinary care team provides coordinated in-home services including, nursing, psychosocial support, personal care, companionship and enhancement of wellness to maximize client health. Clinical research has shown that this approach can lead to reduced emergency room visits, unnecessary hospital admissions and institutionalization for patients with complex chronic conditions. Families experience more peace of mind while individuals are more likely to remain at home with quality of life.
SeniorBridge, founded in 2000 and with offices throughout the United States, is a provider of long term care at home. The company addresses the total well-being of clients and their families through a comprehensive program that includes assessment, planning, service coordination, advocacy and direct care by a multidisciplinary team led by a professional geriatric care manager. The full range of services is customized according to the level of need and preference. The SeniorBridge program is especially beneficial for patients with complex problems, including chronic medical illnesses such as Congestive Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, and memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease; patients who require close oversight and management of care.
SeniorBridge is a knowledge-based professional organization that benefits from the support of its advisory board of internationally known experts on geriatric issues. Its corporate headquarters is located at 845 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022. For further information, visit www.seniorbridge.com.