Vineyard's Elderly Face Hard Choices as Wildflower Court Is Set to Close
With the Wildflower Court wing of Windemere slated to close, Islanders expressed concern for current residents and the Island's elderly in general.
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Windemere Will Close Its Independent Living Facility

Citing low occupancy and financial losses, trustees at the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center announced Wednesday that the independent living facility at the Island’s only nursing home will close.

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Windemere Auction Success

The auction held on Friday, June 6, in support of the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’s recreation department raised over $24,500.

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Windemere Nursing Home To Undergo $3 Million Renovation
Thanks to funding from Partners HealthCare and Massachusetts General Hospital, Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be getting $3 million for exterior building renovations. “We’re very excited,” Windemere administrator Ken Chisholm said Thursday. “We have a lot of needs on the outside of Windemere.” Through a $2 million grant from Massachusetts General Hospital and a $1 million grant from Partners, the facility’s exterior will see a complete overhaul: all windows, siding, outside doors and decking will be replaced, Mr. Chisholm said.
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Hospital Nursing Home Leaders Report on Moves to Secure Future of Facilities
Hospital leaders gave themselves a checkup this week, and while no crisis was detected, there was a prescription - for more work.
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Tom Dresser Is New Leader of Nursing Facility

He has been on the job two months now, and no one calls him Mr. Dresser anymore.

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New Windemere Administrator Forsees Turnaround at Vineyard Nursing Center

New Windemere Administrator Foresees Turnaround at Vineyard Nursing Center

By MANDY LOCKE

Just past the entrance way of Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Philip Hickey sits in a fishbowl.

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Deficit Staggers Nursing Home

Deficit Staggers Nursing Home

Operating Loss of $500,000 Is Mainly Attributable to Loss of Medicaid Payments from the State

By JULIA WELLS
Gazette Senior Writer

Leaders at the Windemere Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center announced this week that the Island's only nursing home ended its fiscal year with a staggering $500,000 operating loss, more than $300,000 over the projected loss for the year. About half the loss can be traced to retroactive cuts in Medicaid reimbursements.

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