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Lutheran’s Leadership Team has announced the promotion of Sandra Gilbert, BSN, RN, as the new Director for the Warner Place Medical-Model Adult Day Health Care Program. Warner Place, the region’s only medical-model adult day health care program, provides skilled nursing services to individuals during the day to allow them to remain home with their families in the evening.
Sandra Gilbert, a Jamestown resident, has been employed at Lutheran for five years. She began her career as a Home Health Aide with the Hultquist Place Assisted Living Program in 2012. While working, Gilbert graduated from the Nursing Program at Jamestown Community College to become a Registered Nurse and then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. Most recently, she was a Case Manager for Hultquist Place.
“This is the type of progression we love to see in our employees. Sandy not only chose to take advantage of our tuition assistance program, but she also chose to advance her career and climb a ladder to continue meeting the needs of those we serve,” said Tom Holt, President and CEO of Lutheran. “Sandy recently completed the IGNITE Leadership Academy through LeadingAge New York as well. She is an emerging leader in this community and we’re proud to have her as a member of our team,” said Holt. The IGNITE Leadership Academy platform is designed to foster growth and relationships among the current and next generation of leaders within New York’s nonprofit providers of care, housing, and service to seniors. Gilbert graduated from the program this past spring.
In her new role, Gilbert oversees day-to-day operations of Warner Place and its nursing staff, which includes licensed RNs, LPNs, CNAs, COTAs, as well as other professionals to provide a continuum of care for those in the program. The purpose of Warner Place is to allow those in need of medical attention the ability to stay at home longer and avoid stays in a nursing home setting. Skilled nursing services offered by Warner Place include physical, occupational, and speech therapies, wound care, meal delivery or tube feeding, medication administration, bathing, and more.
“I’m truly honored to be part of such an amazing organization and program. The best part about my job and Warner Place is that it provides safety for our registrants and peace of mind for their families,” said Gilbert. “It is also rewarding to see how excited they get when they are able to experience the community through our day trips. These are activities that they may not have had the opportunity to do in the past,” she said. An open house is scheduled on September 21 during National Adult Day Services Week to allow staff to meet with potential registrants and their families to highlight the services offered in the program. Warner Place is located on the Lutheran Campus at 155 Aldren Avenue. The event is free, open to the public, and runs from 1-4 p.m. RSVPs are not required.
For more information on the Warner Place Medical-Model Adult Day Health Care Program or to register a loved one in the program, please call 716-720-9430. You can also visit Lutheran on the web at www.lutheran-jamestown.org to learn more.
Lutheran, a Christian organization, is a comprehensive continuum of community, residential, and home based supportive services that help people of all ages gain or retain independence.