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Waveny LifeCare Network Celebrates 40 Years Of Serving The Community

Waveny LifeCare Network celebrating 40 years of serving the community.
Waveny LifeCare Network celebrating 40 years of serving the community. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Waveny LifeCare Network will celebrate the 40th anniversary, on April 21, of the day its five-star skilled nursing center, Waveny Care Center, first opened its doors.

Based in New Canaan, Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas.

“In everything we do, we emphasize person-centered care that tailors services to individual needs and preferences,” said Bill Piper, Waveny’s chief executive officer.

“Mission-driven and dynamic, Waveny stands the test of time,” said Kristin Sinatra, Waveny’s director of marketing. “Always propelled by community support, our mission is truly to adapt nimbly to meet the changing preferences and growing needs of older adults and their families within lower Fairfield County and beyond.”

“Home- and community-based services allow us to serve people beyond our walls and physical footprint,” said Piper. 2012 saw the launch of Waveny Home Healthcare, and 2013 the introduction of Waveny’s companion and homemaker service called Waveny at Home. Also in 2013, the organization collectively rebranded as Waveny LifeCare Network. “LifeCare is a powerful word,” said Sinatra. “It implies so much about what we are and what we do as a continuum of care with simplicity and precision.”

Also underpinning the non-profit organization’s aptitude for delivering upon state-of-the-art best practices is its powerful penchant for fundraising, “friend-raising” and development. Waveny’s ongoing efforts to continually improve itself are largely driven by community support through grants, fundraising events and annual appeals.

Recent results include a 750 kilowatt generator powerful enough to light up the entire main campus; a network-wide transition to point of service or “restaurant style” dining; the implementation of wound care, respiratory and IV therapy programs at the Care Center to accommodate trends in growing acuity; as well as a series of comprehensive refurbishments and upgrades at the Care Center, The Village and The Inn.

For information call (203)-1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org .

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