PRLog - Jan. 3, 2012 - MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- JoAnn Davis, Director of Adult Day Programs at The Wartburg Adult Care Community has been elected by her peers to serve a three-year term for the Adult Day Health Care Council of New York State (ADHCC). In 2012, she will serve as Chair-Elect;
Jo Ann Davis Elected Chair ADHCC
“This is a very exciting, yet challenging time for ADHCC and for me personally. I look forward to fulfilling this honor that has been bestowed upon me by my fellow ADHCC Directors. Across New York, these programs face of budget cuts,” said Ms. Davis. “Adult day programs provide comprehensive long-term health care management and services in a community-based congregate day setting. Adult day health care programs have successfully provided essential effective coordinated care for the chronically ill, the disabled and the frail elderly for more than 30 years. These programs provide all the health care and services that a nursing home provides, but it is far less expensive than a nursing home.”
Ms. Davis added, “In 2013, this ADHCC Chairwoman also will be opening the newest and best Adult Day Health Care Center in the state of New York on The Wartburg’s campus, a project I am delighted to be working on.”
David Gentner, President and CEO of The Wartburg said, “We are proud to have JoAnn’s expertise each day as she enhances our registrants’
Ms. Davis joined The Wartburg in 2011 with over 20 years of experience in nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals, corrections, managed long term care, and adult day care. She has earned a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Ithaca College and is a resident of Buchanan, NY.
The mission of the Adult Day Health Care Council is to foster the continuation and expansion of adult day health care in New York State, in order to meet the ever-growing needs of the frail elderly, chronically ill and disabled adults and their caregivers.
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The Wartburg Adult Care Community is a not-for-profit Lutheran ministry, serving people of all faiths with a full range of residential options and health-related services for older area adults and their families. The Wartburg offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living, adult day services, home care, memory care, pastoral care and monthly caregiver support groups. The Wartburg is a member organization of the National Center for Creative Aging. For more information about The Wartburg Adult Care Community, please call (914) 699-0800, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thewartburg.org .