Our 60-bed skilled nursing home and 20 bed assisted living in Wellsville is under the local ownership of Scott & Susan Averill of Overbrook, KS. The Averill’s purchased Wellsville Manor from AltaCare Corporation of Alpharetta, Georgia who had owned it since 1994. The Averill’s also own Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook which is a 5-time recipient of the PEAK award presented at the annual Governor’s Conference on Aging.
Wellsville Retirement Community has undergone an extensive remodeling effort since its purchase by the Averill’s. Construction in 2013 has revealed a significant change to WRC as a new neighborhood has been added to skilled nursing along with a new assisted living building!
Our Diva of Design, Tammy Conklin, has applied her masterful, aesthetic touch to the delight of staff and residents alike, making our environment look beautiful and home-like. Along with the additions to the building, extensive remodeling has taken place in the existing structure to match the fit and finish of the new addition. WRC has a 20-passenger bus we use for resident outings along with a van with a wheelchair lift that will be used for transporting residents to and from appointments.
Our monthly newsletter, named in an area-wide contest, called The Wellsville Welcomer, in which we talk about activities, show a potpourri of photos highlighting residents and staff members, and have Spotlight questions where we get to query our caregivers with thought-provoking questions, comes out at the beginning of each month. We also celebrate one resident and one staff member with a photo and narrative. Let us know here if you wish to be added to the distribution list.
The staff members at WRC have made a commitment to take on resident-centered care which is also referred to as “culture change.” This is a nationwide movement that many nursing homes are engaging in that has to do with transforming the environment of a nursing home from that of an “institution” into that of a “home.”
Our nursing home also pushes the envelope with great benefits and extraordinary, out-of-the-box opportunities for staff and residents alike. It is our vision to make the spectacular, the sensational and the unconventional our regular standard of fare.
Our 2008 Employee of the Year, Susan O’Dea, won a trip to Disney World, and in 2014 we sent resident, Helen Diamond to New York along with activities director, Jennifer Carpenter and long-time CNA, Marty Buchmeier, to see the Jerry Springer Show – Helen’s longtime wish. Each year we have a year-ending party with staff members, spouses and children all getting together for a great time. Here, we gave away free hot air balloon rides, twin engine plane rides, massages, skydiving adventures, and day trips to Chicago with site seeing and subway rides.
Come visit us – Wellsville Retirement Community; we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!