Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda

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111 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150
Call (800) 385-2527
Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda (800) 385-2527

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July 13, 2012

By marecat

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Both of my parents lived here until Dad passed last fall. Mom still lives there. Have also had two other relatives live there in the past. Everyone was completely satisfied with the care received at the Manor. The staff is helpful, caring, and supportive. The residents rooms, common rooms, and grounds are well maintained and pleasant. The only thing that prevents me from giving a five is the food, which is rather bland, institutional food. My mother has some dementia and right now they are managing her care well, but as her memory worsens we are considering a skilled setting with a memory care unit. We are just so afraid that she could wander.
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Questions about Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Residents at our community are at least 65 years of age or older. We have residents that are anywhere from 65 to 101, and they all have in common the fact that they are independent with getting around the community. Some residents may walk, use a cane or walker, or propel themselves in a wheelchair, but everyone is able to get around on their own. Some residents need more help than others, and that's okay - we work to provide the care level that each resident needs.

What programs or activities does Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Here at Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda, we have a vibrant activities schedule. From card games, to bingo, to movies, to arts and crafts, there is always something to do. Even if there isn't a current scheduled activity, it is common to find residents working on puzzles in common areas, taking walks with friends or lounging on the couch watching T.V. together. During the warmer months, residents love spending time in our outdoor areas, soaking in the sun. Outings are on of the most popular activities within our community. A few times a month, a small group of residents will take a van to their favorite places - Ted's and Anderson's for some good eats, the Dollar Store for essentials, or The Christmas Tree Shop for some shopping.

What places are near Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

There isn't walkable access to stores near our community, but the Tonawanda Senior Center is less than a half mile away, as is Sheridan Park and the golf course. Residents are able to have their own cars and park in our lot free of charge. The Village of Kenmore is just a few minutes away and provides tons of shopping in adorable boutiques and specialty restaurants and stores.

What transportation services does Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda offer to assisted living residents?

Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda does not provide transportation, but we can help to arrange it. Our social worker can help make sure you have a ride that will get you where you need to go. Our activities van is reserved for activity outings only.

What makes the chef or dining program at Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our chef has been serving up meals in our community for nearly 20 years - meaning, she knows exactly what the residents love. Residents will choose their menus a week in advance and there are always at least two main options for each meal. There are always other options, too, such as simpler sandwiches, salads and soups. Lunch is our larger meal for the day, with dinner being a bit smaller. Everything is homemade - from the donuts, to the soups, to the fresh salads, it's all made with love. It's a pretty good sign when our staff can't wait to see what's for lunch each day, too.

How does Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Beginning in 2019, families will be invited to a family forum within six month's of their loved one's arrival. This is a private to families, but open forum for families to ask questions and express concerns. As always, we encourage families to keep an open line of communication with our staff at all times - from our nurses and aides, to admissions, to social work, to our business office, someone is always available to address your concerns. Monthly e-mails are sent out to interested families about upcoming events and activities.

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Services and Amenities of Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

General

  • Resident Capacity: 120
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed

Licenses

  • State Licenses: AF0568B

Costs

  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3840/month

  • About Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda

    Upon opening our doors in November of 1993, our goal has been to provide our residents with a retirement lifestyle which offers independence without the upkeep and expense of maintaining a home. As a resident of the Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda, a variety of services are provided to address your daily needs, allowing you to conduct your life comfortably and freely. Our professionally trained staff is committed to providing quality service and personal attention to enrich and support the needs of our residents in everything we do.

    Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda is a beautifully decorated, one story facility designed to accommodate 120 residents. Rooms are deluxe-private, private or semi-private (with one other person). Each room has a private bathroom with a shower. All rooms are tastefully decorated and fully furnished, but as a resident, you are welcome to bring in your own personal items, if you choose. Room sizes vary and are priced accordingly.

    Also provided are:

    • Resident rooms have individual thermostat controlled heat for your comfort.
    • Resident rooms and bathrooms are equipped with a call-bell system for needed assistance.
    • Advanced fire protection and detection system.
    • Lounge areas are available for resident and family enjoyment.
    • On-site beauty/barber shop.
    • Ice cream parlor.

    Our goal is to provide residents with a retirement lifestyle offering independence without the burden and expense of maintaining a home. These goals can be readily achieved through the supportive services offered by our home. Professionally trained staff is on duty and available to meet the resident’s needs 24 hours per day. Each room and bathroom is equipped with an emergency call light. The following services are all provided in our all-inclusive rate:

    • Professionally Trained Staff on Duty 24/7
    • Medication and Case Management
    • Organized Daily Recreation Program
    • Central Dining Room with a Selective Menu Served Waitress Style
    • Personal Laundry & Housekeeping
    • One Story Spacious Residence
    • Private & Semi-Private Rooms Private Baths
    • Individual Room Heating
    • Emergency Call System in Resident Rooms & Baths
    • Leisure Areas including: Lounges, Ice Cream Parlor & Beauty/Barber Shop
    • Beautifully Landscaped Courtyards
    • Fire Protection & Detection System
    • Transportation

    What Makes Us Special

    Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda gives you the unique opportunity to move in to our community, with no long term commitment or upfront non-refundable community fees.We give you the opportunity to decide if Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda is the place you want to live.If you decide this not the option for you a simple 10 day notice is all that is required. We’ve given our residents this opportunity for the past 20 years, and 99.9% have chosen to make Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda their home.


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