SeniorBridge Expands Services in West Florida
1st Choice Home Health Care Joins SeniorBridge
(NEW YORK, NY) - May 7, 2009 - SeniorBridge, a provider of professional services for individuals requiring care for chronic health conditions, is expanding its business in the West Florida area. It has acquired 1st Choice Home Health Care, a well-established home care company headquartered on Marco Island, Florida. This makes SeniorBridge one of the largest providers of in-home chronic health care in the state.
1st Choice Home Health Care was founded in April 2005 by Monica Buddemeyer, LPN, and has a strong reputation for providing reliable, high-quality services to the Marco Island area. Ms. Buddemeyer has more than 11 years of experience in home care and has been a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 20 years. “Monica and her dedicated staff share our interest in enabling people with chronic health conditions to remain safely at home with quality of life,” said Eric Rackow, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of SeniorBridge. “This partnership will allow us to be even more successful in supporting the complex care needs of our clients in Western Florida.” Monica will be staying on with SeniorBridge to assist with the transition.
The SeniorBridge integrated system of care in the home encompasses a 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 and help prevent 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.