Oakmont Senior Living promotes Maclaine to Regional VP of Operations and Names Singler Regional VP of Sales and Marketing

Windsor, California- Oakmont Senior Living has promoted Mark Maclaine to regional vice president of operations and added Allison Singler to its management team as regional vice president of sales and marketing.

Both Maclaine and Singler will be responsible for the Central California region of Oakmont’s portfolio of senior living communities.

Singler has more than 20 years of experience in the senior living industry with a strong background in sales and marketing. She is also experienced with developing sales strategies for pre-lease communities and established communities, and creating sales training and development programs.

“I am thrilled to be joining Oakmont Senior Living in this pivotal time in the company’s future and look forward to being part of the management team leading sales and marketing efforts,” Singler said. “Oakmont is a first-class company and I am looking forward to getting started.”

Maclaine has been with Oakmont since the beginning of 2019 and has served as executive director of Oakmont of Montecito. Before Oakmont he was a general contractor in construction for a decade. He started in the senior living industry with Belmont Village in 2015 as a development manager.

“I am honored to be promoted at Oakmont and my experience at Montecito as executive director will serve me well in my role as regional vice president of operations for the Central region,” Maclaine said.

Singler received her Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and minor in speech communications from the University of Alabama in 1993. Maclaine studied business management at Texas State University in San Marcos and finished his education there in 2004.

About Oakmont Senior Living
Oakmont Senior Living is a recognized leader in the senior living industry, currently serving over 3,000 seniors across 34 communities in California and Nevada. Residents receive customized care services delivered in luxurious, resort-style settings. With an impressive array of five-star amenities and compassionate team members, residents at Oakmont Senior Living benefit from the finest senior living experience in the industry. For more information about Oakmont Senior Living, visit www.oakmontseniorliving.com.

Amber Potter

Claiborne Senior Living Adds to Management Team

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, October 12, 2020— Claiborne Senior Living is pleased to announce the addition of Amber Potter to its growing corporate management team/

An accomplished leader in sales strategy and team development, Amber Potter joins Claiborne as regional director of sales. She held a series of increasingly responsible sales management positions at Enlivant Senior Living, most recently as national director of sales. She now oversees sales operations at communities in Mississippi and Louisiana.

“Amber brings a depth of experience that will serve us well as we continue to grow and expand into new markets,” said Tim Dunne, Claiborne’s president and chief operating officer. “We’re fortunate to be in a position to bring such a talented individual on board.”
Headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Claiborne Senior Living serves hundreds of older adults with senior living communities in Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Each community offers a broad continuum of care designed to provide a safe, enriching environment in which seniors can stay healthy and engaged.

Residents Celebrate La Posada's 16th Anniversary

La Posada, a Kisco Senior Living Community, Recently Celebrated its 16th Anniversary

It’s been sixteen years since La Posada first welcomed residents. The community, owned and operated by Kisco Senior Living, is in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens across 22 acres. As a CCRC and lifecare community, La Posada is able to care for residents across all levels of care from independent living to skilled nursing.

“Each year we invite the residents to help us celebrate our anniversary. It’s really our way of saying thank you. Many of our residents have actually been with us all 16 years,” said Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada. “We knew this year’s celebration would look different, but we still wanted to create a memorable moment.”

Residents have been practicing social distancing since March, and associates are delivering all meals, as the dining room remains closed. While masks, plexiglass dividers and social distancing measures remained in place, the sixteenth anniversary marked the first time residents were able to come together for a meal since March.

“We decided to bring an al fresco experience to our residents. Our community spirit is so strong at La Posada, we wanted to bring back that same feeling to our celebration,” said Cadiere. “Our chef went above and beyond to create a three-course surf and turf menu. It really was a huge hit!”

One of the residents who’s been there since the beginning is Jacqueline Oppedisano. Originally from the East Coast, the Oppedisanos frequently moved for new career opportunities. After spending time in Florida on and off as snowbirds, the couple decided to permanently call the sunshine state home.

“My husband worked so hard in his career. His retirement was really his time to relax. I wanted him to have more peaceful moments and no worries,” said Oppedisano. “La Posada is a place where you don’t have to worry. And especially now, I’m able to put my head on the pillow and know that I’m safe. I know that everything being done here is to keep us protected.”

Oppedisano raved about the “sweet sixteen” celebration. From the tablescapes to the chocolate ginger truffle torte, it was clear how much time and effort went into making the event a standout. She’s also been impressed with the creative ways the team has kept residents busy, despite social distancing measures. Exercise classes have been brought outside, bingo is often called over a loudspeaker, a happy hour cart comes to them, and lecture series are now held via zoom. She’s found there really is something for everyone. She’s also staying busy with a standing happy hour with her son and daughter-in-law, catching up with them over a glass of wine each day at 5:30.

“At this point we don’t even say hi, it’s just ‘cheers.’ With the measures in place here at La Posada, it’s really given my children that same peace of mind I have every day,” said Oppedisano.

The Crest Pointe  Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center team and guests break ground for the Point Pleasant skilled nursing facility’s therapy gym expansion.

Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Celebrates Groundbreaking for 3,000-SF Building Expansion to House Therapy Gym

POINT PLEASANT, N.J., – The Crest Pointe  Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center team, healthcare colleagues and local dignitaries this fall celebrated the groundbreaking for a 3,000-square-foot building expansion at a socially distant outdoor launch event. The expansion to house a new therapy gym is part of a multi-million-dollar renovation and specialty programming initiative at the Point Pleasant skilled nursing facility.

Special guests included Point Pleasant Borough Mayor Robert Sabosik, Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra and Bay Head Mayor Bill Curtis, along with Lynette Whiteman, senior advisor to Congressman Andy Kim. Leadership of the Point Pleasant Police and Fire Departments, Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and local religious organizations also joined in the event, which included virtual tours and refreshments.

“Crest Pointe’s renovation is bringing it to the next level, making it one of the best along the Jersey Shore,” Mayor Sabosik said at the groundbreaking. “Crest Pointe has a reputation for quality patient care and staff retention, and is exactly the type of company we want investing in our community and taking care of our elderly.”

Crest Pointe is working with Marquis Health Services, a leading nursing home consulting firm, on the design and implementation of the renovation project. Crest Pointe’s new  therapy gym will feature state-of-the-art equipment, including a smart car to help patients simulate actual daily living skills during the rehabilitation process. The facility’s renovation already has  introduced a redesigned dining area and updated resident rooms.

“We thank our many community leaders for joining in this special event,” said Crest Pointe’s Loretta Shopene, director of community relations. “At Crest Pointe, we remain focused on creating a center for skilled nursing and healthcare excellence, and are thrilled to take this next step in expanding our facility with a new rehab gym.”

Crest Pointe and Marquis also regularly partner with leading medical providers  and area hospitals to develop  new specialty  programming that meets  the healthcare needs of the regional community. Recently, this has included the introductions of new Cardiac Care and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management offerings, with others in development. 

Located at 1515 Hulse Road, Crest Pointe provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. The facility offers patients a scenic place to rehab and recover, as many patient rooms boast views of the Point Pleasant Canal.  A highly skilled and vision-driven consulting company based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Services currently supports Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.

Hunt Midwest and McWhinney Announce Plans for 78,000-Square-Foot Senior Living Community in Centerra

LOVELAND, Colo. – Hunt Midwest is under contract with McWhinney, master developer of Centerra in Loveland, to purchase a 4.7-acre site planned for a two-story, 78,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care community. The Capstone at Centerra will be located on the north west corner of McWhinney Boulevard and US 34. The community plans to offer 56 assisted living apartment homes and 32 memory care suites, with accommodations for as many as 114 residents in the northern Colorado region. Construction is slated to begin in early 2021 with a grand opening planned for spring 2022.

“Loveland and its neighboring cities have experienced rapid population growth in the last several years,” said Aaron Schmidt, vice president of development and construction at Hunt Midwest. “Generations of new families relocating to the area have created an urgent need for high-quality senior housing throughout the region. The Capstone at Centerra will meet the current and ongoing demand for exceptional assisted living and memory care services and allow seniors the ability to live comfortably and close to their families, friends, and loved ones without having to leave their community.”

The design for both the interior and exterior of The Capstone at Centerra will be inspired by surrounding architecture and northern Colorado’s natural scenery. Residents at The Capstone at Centerra will benefit from convenient access to the 3,000-acre Centerra master-planned community’s nearby amenities including recreation, art, shopping and dining, medical services, open spaces, trails and wildlife habitat. At the assisted living and memory care community, a variety of thoughtfully designed indoor and outdoor amenities and gathering spaces are planned to include formal and informal living and dining rooms, a fitness center, a bistro lounge, a sunroom, a beauty salon, walking trails, a gazebo and a dog park.

“With its open spaces, fresh air, and easy access to the outdoors and iconic destinations such as Rocky Mountain National Park, northern Colorado has been a highly demanded area for those looking to retire. As our community’s residents age, it is important we identify industry-leading providers in this vital sector of the housing and care business,” said David Crowder, vice president of community development for McWhinney and general manager of Centerra. “As Hunt Midwest expands its national footprint, we are pleased the team has chosen Centerra for this new project. With a strong track record of quality development, we look forward to welcoming Hunt Midwest and wish its team success in bringing the much-needed facility and services to our community.”

Integral Senior Living (ISL) will provide management services for The Capstone at Centerra. Residents of the community will have full access to ISL’s nationally recognized programs such as Vibrant Life®, Generations Memory Care, and Elevate® dining and support from a team of compassionate, highly trained associates committed to providing personalized care.

“The Capstone at Centerra will serve to augment the unparalleled quality of life Loveland and northern Colorado has to offer,” said Collette Gray, CEO/COO for ISL. “We’re eager to become a part of this vibrant, growing community and bring ISL’s excellent level of care to future residents and their families.”

Hunt Midwest, in collaboration with ISL Ventures, a division of ISL, and Leading Light Development and Construction Consulting, has worked to identify sites in areas throughout the country where the demand for senior housing is unmet. The Kansas City-based developer currently has Capstone communities in Royal Palm Beach, Fla. as well as Gallatin and Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Hunt Midwest has selected Pi Architects to lead the overall design of community and Olsson to perform land planning and civil engineering for the project.

About Hunt Midwest
Hunt Midwest is a dynamic real estate development company privately held by the Lamar Hunt family. Based in Kansas City with over 50 years of development, construction, and management experience, Hunt Midwest’s wide range of projects include industrial, commercial, mission critical, self-storage, residential, multifamily, senior living, mixed use and SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex. Hunt Midwest is part of the Lamar Hunt family’s diverse portfolio of entities involved in real estate, sports/media, energy/resources and private equity investments. In addition to Hunt Midwest, marquee entities include the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt Southwest, FC Dallas Soccer Club, Toyota Stadium, Chicago Bulls and United Center.

About Integral Senior Living
Integral Senior Living (ISL), headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It manages independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout 18 states. Ranked among the nation’s 20 largest senior living providers by the American Seniors Housing Association, ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated associates at each community are trained to maintain the highest standards of senior care services. For more information about ISL, visit Integral Senior Living’s website, blog and Facebook page.

About McWhinney
McWhinney is a Colorado-based real estate development and investment firm with offices in Loveland and Denver, comprising a team of talented professionals who are passionate about creating great places and building a world of possibilities. Since 1991, McWhinney has planned and developed more than 6,000 acres of innovative and sustainable master-planned communities and more than 10 million square feet of vertical commercial and mixed-use properties throughout the Rocky Mountain region and the West Coast. Over the years, McWhinney has been recognized for significant real estate development contributions, including being named Colorado’s “Developer of the Year” by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), winner of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence, The Denver Business Journal (DBJ) Real Estate Champions – Catalyst Award for Denver Union Station and the Development Deal of the Year for Denver Union Station by NAIOP. McWhinney has been ranked 11 and 13 on the list of the Best Small and Medium Sized Companies to work for in America. For additional information, visit www.mcwhinney.com.

About Centerra
Centerra, an award‐winning 3,000‐acre master‐planned community located in Loveland at the heart of Northern Colorado, is a McWhinney development that was built on the belief that nature provides the perfect balance to urban planning. As a community designed to enhance all aspects of life, Centerra integrates neighborhoods with recreation, art, shopping and dining, business opportunities and medical services. Centerra and its businesses offer more than 8,000 part-time and full-time jobs. This unique community is home to Northern Colorado’s first lifestyle center, The Promenade Shops at Centerra; UCHealth–Medical Center of The Rockies, a state‐of‐the‐art 187 bed LEED gold‐certified regional hospital; and The Marketplace at Centerra, one of Northern Colorado’s largest contiguous shopping centers. Centerra is also home to High Plains Environmental Center, which manages 483 acres of wetlands, open space and reservoirs within Centerra, and Chapungu Sculpture Park, a 26-acre park with more than 80 stone sculptures throughout. In 2018, Centerra became the first certified National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Community Wildlife Habitat in Colorado. Named Development of the Year by the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties’ (NAIOP) Colorado Chapter, Centerra embodies McWhinney’s purpose of creating great places and fabled experiences for people. For additional information, visit www.centerra.com.

The Courtyard at Dallas Retirement Village

Construction Underway on Phase 2 of Dallas Retirement Village

DALLAS, Ore.,– The Phase 2 expansion of the Lodge Residences is underway at DALLAS RETIREMENT VILLAGE, a senior living community that has served the Dallas area for more than seven decades. This 60,000-square-foot expansion will complete the circle around the existing picturesque courtyard, adding 29 new independent living apartment homes, an indoor pool, spa, fitness facilities and more.

“Phase 1 was completed four years ago. Since then, we’ve continued to build a waiting list,” said Dave Parrett, Executive Director. “Having more apartments will make us more accessible to local seniors who would like to move here.”

In fact, more than 80% of the new apartments were under contract before marketing efforts were temporarily halted in March due to COVID-19. The community recently resumed the pre-selection process. “At this point, we are about a year from move-in,” said Parrett. “We’re confident that we’ll have most, if not all, apartments reserved before then.”

Designed to be a continuation of Phase 1, the expansion features a craftsman exterior with a Pacific Northwest elegance, says the project architect, Chuck Archer of LRS Architects. In addition, the interior design offers a familiar and comfortable aesthetic that feels like home, explained Lisa Warnock, Director of Housing Interiors with LRS Architects.

Welcome additions to the Dallas Retirement Village campus|
As a distinct design element of the expansion, the new indoor/outdoor roof top patio will feature large sliding glass doors that can be opened or closed depending on the weather—offering a temperature-controlled space that can be used year-round, said Parrett. The patio will have its own kitchen, making the space ideal for community events and parties. Plus, residents can utilize the space to host private family get-togethers.

Overall, Phase 2 offers a welcome addition of community space. “Currently, our Commons space is booked solid throughout the day,” explained Parrett. “This new space will really allow us to expand our programming.”

Residents are particularly excited about the new fitness facilities, including a space for group exercise as well as a new weight room for individual exercise. Plus, the expanded spa will include hair stations, pedicure and manicure stations, and private massage treatment rooms.

Construction activities to escalate soon
Currently, work continues, said project manager Albert Castaneda with Deacon Construction. “Soon there will be a lot of workers from various subcontractor trades all working at the same time. This site has minimal areas for staging which makes it more exciting to see what is happening for residents.” A construction photo gallery and live video feed is available on the community’s website.

Founded in 1947 and located in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley, Dallas Retirement Village is an active, 30-acre senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.

Southeast Building Conference Recognizes Watercrest Naples as a Double Award Winner in the 2020 Aurora Awards Design Competition

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties are pleased to announce that Watercrest Naples Assisted Living and Memory Care was selected as a 2020 Silver Award Winner in two categories at the 41st Annual Aurora Awards.

Watercrest Naples received the Silver Award as a finalist in the Best Service Enriched Senior Community category and the Best Commercial Project Over 20,000 Square Feet category. Finalists were selected from over 200 entries in categories including interior design, detailing, custom and renovation work, as well as diverse commercial, recreational, and specialty buildings.

Established in 1979, the Aurora Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, and interior merchandisers for residential and commercial projects in the southern United States and Eastern Caribbean.

Watercrest Naples is a 128-unit luxury senior living community developed by Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties; and constructed by Walker & Company. The community offers 96 assisted living and 32 memory care apartments with premium accommodations, resort-style amenities, and world-class care. Residents enjoy pampering in elegant Spa W, savor private label Watercrest wines at the bistro, and relish the flavors of locally grown, seasonal ingredients and organic fare whether dining outdoors, bistro-style, or in the chef’s private dining room.

Architected by D2 Architecture with interior design by Interior Design Associates, the community boasts a stunning promenade, fireplace, signature water wall, multiple dining options, pool, salon and spa, grand balconies, and Florida-style outdoor living spaces in a peaceful setting. Watercrest’s uniquely designed Market Street Plaza showcases an ‘outdoor’ streetscape with numerous LifeBUILT programming touches; a highlight and crucial element of their multi-sensory memory care programming.

“Thanks to the collaboration of our talented Watercrest team and skilled partners, Watercrest Naples has earned national recognition as a senior living community at the forefront of innovation and building excellence,” said Marc Vorkapich, Principal and CEO of Watercrest Senior Living Group. “We are grateful for the opportunity to showcase our uniquely-designed Watercrest communities and to serve seniors and their families in the spectacular settings they deserve.”

Ideally located at 9015 Bellaire Bay Drive, Watercrest Naples is just minutes from sandy white beaches, and casually elegant shopping, dining and cultural venues. The city offers nature lovers and sports enthusiasts unlimited opportunities to enjoy their favorite pastimes, while the grand architecture, friendly people, and pleasant year-round climate make Naples an extraordinary place to call home. For community information, contact Dawn Osterweil, Executive Director at 239-734-5639.

Watercrest Senior Living Group was founded by Marc Vorkapich, CEO, and Joan Williams, CFO, to honor our mothers and fathers, aspiring to become a beacon for quality in senior living by surpassing standards of care, service and associate training. Watercrest senior living communities are recognized for their luxury aesthetic, exceptional amenities and world-class care, and their innovative and artfully designed Market Street Memory Care Residences offer unparalleled service to seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Founded in 1916 and based in Minneapolis, United Properties has developed nearly 200 projects totaling more than 20 million square feet and nearly $1 billion over the last 30 years. Since 2004, United Properties has developed 15 senior housing communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul and Denver markets, with seven more under development. For information on United Properties, visit http://www.uproperties.com.

A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest Senior Living Group specializes in the development and operations of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders. For information, visit www.watercrestseniorliving.com.

Covenant Living Fills Two Key Leadership Positions

SKOKIE, Ill.: Covenant Living Communities and Services, a non-profit faith-based senior living organization headquartered in Skokie, announces the appointments to its leadership team of Jeannie Justie as Chief Financial Officer and Amy LaCroix as Senior Vice President/Community Operations.

Jeannie Justie comes to Covenant Living with more than 20 years’ experience in health care finance most recently working for a Chicago-area health system with 19 hospitals. In her role, Justie will work collaboratively with senior leadership in the areas of organizational and financial strategy, financial management, planning, analysis and operations. She is a CPA and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Covenant Living leadership team and am extremely excited to be in this role with the organization,” said Jeannie Justie, Covenant Living Chief Financial Officer. “Covenant Living has solid fiscal policies and a history of prudent financial practices and it’s exciting to join its leadership in continuing development of long-term strategies for the organization that will carry it well into the future.”

Amy LaCroix joins Covenant Living with nearly 20 years’ experience in the field of senior living and has worked in health care, assisted living, memory care and with Continuing Care Retirement Communities. LaCroix most recently worked with a large senior living organization with seven communities in six states as a regional operations director. She will work closely with senior leaders in operations, human resources, sales, marketing and communications, health services strategy, project development, information technology and financial services. She received a Bachelor of Science-Health Administration from the University of South Dakota and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

“Covenant Living already has a strong operational system which helps in providing its residents and employees great places to live and work,” said Amy LaCroix, Senior Vice President-Community Operations. “I’m excited to forge ahead and work with not only leadership at the Central Office, but those leaders at the community level across the country as well.”
“Bringing Jeannie and Amy on board at Covenant Living gives us that extra level of leadership necessary to provide even more sound financial business practices while also providing exceptional experiences for our residents and employees,” said Terri Cunliffe, Covenant Living President and CEO. “Each brings the level of experience to our organization that will contribute to our continued success in the field of senior living and services.”

WesleyLife Growth Prompts Leadership Addition

JOHNSTON, Iowa – An aggressive growth strategy resulting in expansion into new markets has prompted WesleyLife, Iowa’s most comprehensive provider of services for older adults, to add an experienced regional director to its leadership roster.

Matt Garcia joins WesleyLife on Monday, October 26, as Regional Director of
Campus Operations. In this role, he will hold primary accountability for a segment of WesleyLife’s operations, managing the geographic health and well-being networks under his leadership to ensure a consistent focus on mission and vision, engaged person-centered environments, consistent hospitality and customer-centered experiences.

Garcia, of Polk City, brings 25 years of healthcare and aging services expertise to the position, having served as Chief Operating Officer and Administrator of Bishop Drumm Retirement Center and Iowa Division Director for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). He is a PRN member of the Department of Management faculty at the University of Northern Iowa.
Currently, he serves as Central Iowa Operations Officer and Chief People Development Officer for Western Home Services, leading eight sites throughout Iowa.

“This addition is an indication of our growth, expansion, and outlook on the future,” Janet Simpson, Vice President of Campus Operations for WesleyLife, said. Simpson said through WesleyLife’s partnership with Genesis Health System in 2019 that resulted in the creation of WellSpire, a Quad Cities-based health and well-being organization, WesleyLife is bringing a new kind of senior living to that region of the state — and Garcia will help to lead that charge.

“Through the new communities we’re building in Bettendorf and DeWitt, as well as an expansion of our network of home- and community-based services, we’re serving a greater number of individuals than ever before,” Simpson said. “Matt’s extensive aging services leadership as well as passion for our mission and expertise in our existing and new markets will keep us well poised to broaden and enhance our impact.”

Garcia will oversee WesleyLife’s communities in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. The organization is currently building its 12th community, in Bettendorf, Iowa, and planning is under way for a new community to replace an existing one in DeWitt. Expansion and enhancement projects are planned for WesleyLife communities in Des Moines, Indianola, and Pella as well.
Garcia will be based in WesleyLife’s corporate offices in Johnston.

About WesleyLife
Guided by Christian compassion, WesleyLife enhances the independence, health, and well-being of individuals wherever they call home, transforming the aging experience to encourage individuals to live lives of greater purpose and meaning. Certified as a Great Place to Work, WesleyLife offers health and well-being services in 15 Iowa counties through our 11 communities, award-winning Adult Day programs, and an array of home and community-based services. In 2019, WesleyLife expanded to eastern Iowa and western Illinois in partnership with Genesis Health System via a new organization, WellSpire, and a new WellSpire community is under construction in Bettendorf, Iowa. For more information about WesleyLife, please visit wesleylife.org.

Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Introduces Physiatry Services

RICHMOND, Va.,- Building on its vision for development of the area’s leading subacute rehabilitation services, Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has enhanced its specialized rehabilitation focus with the introduction of Physiatry programming and in-center consultative support under the direction of Dr. Daniel Perri. The 190-bed Henrico County skilled nursing facility, located at 1776 Cambridge Drive, provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.

Physiatry services – also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) services – blend pain treatments and physical therapy with the goal to help patients avoid surgery. This physician-led, “whole body” approach at Canterbury centers on designing, coordinating and overseeing customized rehabilitation therapies for patients while managing their medical conditions, including co-morbidities. The program is tailored for individuals with a range of diagnoses and rehab needs.

Dr. Perri specializes in rehab care and the treatment of pain. He is board certified in PM&R, as well as pain medicine. “Physiatry services are quite new to Virginia and underscore Canterbury’s transformative care model,” said Dr. Perri. “I am pleased to join the dedicated team at Canterbury and provide cutting-edge services to meet the healthcare needs of the Henrico community.”

“Canterbury is thrilled to welcome Dr. Perri to lead our Physiatry programming, which maximizes rehab services and helps in ensuring the very best outcome for each patient,” said Jeremiah Davis, Canterbury’s administrator. “Dr. Perri is well respected for his expertise in physiatry and in the customization of optimal treatment plans for rehab patients. He will work seamlessly with Canterbury’s physical therapy specialists and care team.”

Dr. Perri serves as an expert consultant with the New York State Department of Health and is an adjunct clinical assistant professor, PM&R, with the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. Prior to joining Canterbury, he was the managing partner of Advantage Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the department chairman, PM&R, of Orange Regional Medical Center, both in Middletown, N.Y. Previous academic appointments include serving as the clinical instructor for the department of PM&R at UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J.