Elmhurst Extended Care has three floors — we call them neighborhoods — with each specializing in a particular type of care. On these three neighborhoods, you will find the elders and caregivers who make up the caring community that is Elmhurst Extended Care.
Willow Bend (for Short Term Rehabilitative Care) is a caring community designed for individuals who are recovering from surgery or suffering an illness and need rehabilitative care.
Cedar Winds (for Alzheimer's/Dementia/Memory Care) is a caring community designed for individuals who need continuous, long-term care but who also require special attention because they are experiencing mild or moderate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
October 2014 Elmhurst Extended Care recently held a celebration for the 11 centenarians living at Elmhurst. Read more
October 2014 Richard Gamache, Vice-President of Extended Care for CharterCARE Health Partners, has been named President of the Board of Directors of the Eden Alternative, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to creating quality of life for Elders and their care partners, wherever they may live. Read more
October 2014 Follow CharterCARE and affiliates on social media. Read more
September 2014 Kerri Ann Cerra, RN, BSN, NHA, has been named Director of Nursing at Elmhurst Extended Care. Read more.
Elmhurst Extended Care and its revolutionary culture change was the focus of a recent feature on Rhode Island National Public Radio. Elmhurst is Rhode Island’s only Eden Alternative facility, which means elders have greater choice and are active members of a vibrant community. Elmhurst elder Natalie Blais, pictured here with caregiver Maribel Almanzar, was also interviewed for the feature. To hear the story, click here: http://ripr.org/post/changing-culture-nursing-homes
August 2014 Throughout the week of August 4, Elmhurst Extended Care was again the host for Kamp Kalimos, bringing together children and elders for a week of fun and learning. Read more
Elmhurst Extended Care has entered into a new contract with United Healthcare, enabling patients with United to access the care available at Elmhurst. Read more
June 2014 Continuing its commitment to the Eden Alternative, Elmhurst Extended Care held Eden Alternative Associate training for 14 staff members over three days in June. Read more
In May, Richard Gamache joined with a group of recognized leaders in elder care innovation on a national AARP-sponsored tour inviting people to reimagine what it means to grow older. Read more
April 2014 The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Richard Gamache, Gamache, Vice President of Extended Care Services for CharterCARE Health Partners and administrator of Elmhurst Extended Care, with the 2014 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. Read more
February 2014 Elmhurst Extended Care has been recognized as a 2013 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through improved quality care. The award is one of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Read more
December 2013 Elder care is one of CharterCARE’s primary areas of focus. Today’s Providence Journal contains a thought-provoking column by Richard E. Gamache, Vice President, Extended Care, CharterCARE Health Partners and Administrator, Elmhurst Extended Care. Read more
November 2013 Emily C. Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, has been named Director of Rehabilitation Services for Elmhurst Extended Care. Read more
Janet Doyle from Elmhurst recognized at symposium Janet Doyle from Elmhurst Extended Care was recognized with an “Honorable Mention” award at the RI Generations Annual Symposium held at the Crowne Plaza on November 11. Read more
Dr. W. Vincent Perrelli named medical director at Elmhurst Extended Care Vincent Perrelli, MD, CMD, is
joining Elmhurst Extended Care as
medical director. A board-certified
geriatrician, Dr. Perrelli has served
for more than 10 years as the Director
of Geriatric Outreach Services
at Mount Auburn Hospital in
Cambridge, Mass. He previously
held the positions of Director of the Geriatric Center
at Waltham Hospital and Director of Primary Care
and Geriatrics Services at Westborough State Hospital.
He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota
Medical School and completed residencies at Boston
City Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
Dr. Perrelli has held a number of teaching positions
including Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Harvard
Transitional Care Pavilion at Elmhurst Now Open Your surgery was a success. You don’t need further hospital care but you’re not quite ready to go home...Read More
Four associates from Elmhurst Extended Care have been named as certified Eden mentors at Elmhurst Extended Care. . . Read More
Elmhurst Extended Care has become the first long-term care facility to achieve Milestone 2, a set of specific personal, organizational and physical transformations prescribed by the Eden Alternative. . . Read More
Awards & Accolades
2011 Rhode Island Health Care Association Distinguished Service Awards Indira Hernandez, CNA (Distinguished Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year)Janet Somerville (Therapy Resources Management Spirit Award)
Cheryl Fitzgerald, MSN, ANP-C, GNP-C, Director of Clinical Services, received the 2011 State Excellence Award from the National Association of Nurse Practitioners
2010 Rhode Island Health Care Associations Distinguished Service Awards Salla Fall, CNA (Distinguished Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year) Deborah Lambert, RN (Long Term Care Nurse of the Year Award) Heather Siravo (Therapy Resources Management Spirit Award)
We're proud to be the only Eden-certified community in Rhode Island!
Too often elders living in a nursing home suffer from 3 plagues identified by the founders of the Eden Alternative - loneliness, helplessness and boredom. The Eden philosophy is designed to change this situation by putting the “home” back into nursing home. Learn More About The Eden Alternative.
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