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The Women's Christian Association

134 Temple St
Fredonia, NY 14063-1712
(716) 672-7961
Fax: (716) 672-3496
Services Offered:
Assisted Living, Home Health Care, Home Care
The Women's Christian Association serves Chautauqua County, NY
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    The Women's Christian Association, AKA WCA Home, is located in Chautauqua County, in a charming village named Fredonia. The WCA Home is very unique with much history! This was a private home donated by the Putnam family to the Women's movement back in 1892 to be able to provide shelter for Civil War Widows within the community. Since then, the WCA Home has kept their mission the same as it started 116 years ago; To provide to women shelter and assist in the activities of daily living while protecting the residents' privacy and dignity. The WCA Home poccesess an Adult Home License, Home Care License, and Assisted Living Residency License. All residents' rooms are private and we can have 37 residents in total. Our nursing staff has Certified Personal Care Aides, Certified Home Health Aides, LPN and RN. Medication management and personal care are what we pride ourselves in. Our staff is always In-serviced with the most up to date information. A Registered Dietician that reviews and approves all menus as well as works with residents, resident families and kitchen cook staff in making sure all parties are well aware of nutritional choices and how their choices can effect their health. A full time Activity supervisor and part time activity aide provides many activities within our facility and out into the community. You will keep your own primary physician for all your medical needs, and if you choose you could be transported by our van and an escort will stay with you during your medical appointment. The WCA Home is a not for profit facility that is overseen by 11 volunteers from the community; What this means to you is all revenues that are received from the rent, etc. is put back into the home. All meals are home cooked and we offer three nutritional snacks a day. Air-conditioning is available in all common areas such as the two dining rooms, recreation and activity rooms. No air-conditioning is in the residents rooms. The Home Care Agency assist with additional personal care needs, which then allows the residents to stay at the WCA Home for a longer period of time. Case Management works with the resident, physician and family in the care planning. Respite care is another option as a temporary residency for up to 6 weeks. Many choose respite for a variety of reasons, the primary care provider needs a break, a needed vacation, surgical and rehab needs, a trial period, etc. If the resident or family member wants to admit their loved one as a permanent resident after completing the respite stay, you can do this just by letting the administration staff aware and a new permanent admission agreement will need to be signed. For more information you can visit our website at or call 716-672-7961
    Female residents only
    Age 65 and over
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided for eight (8) or less hours per day
    No licensed physician care provided
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Foot care
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Occupational therapy
    Physical therapy
    Speech therapy
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Broken bones
    Colostomy/urostomy care needs
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Immune deficiency
    On-site dialysis
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Parkinson's disease
    Wound treatment
    Staff certifications and training:
    The Women's Christian Association's staff are trained and certified as Personal Care Aides or Home Health Care Aides as well as Assisted Living Resident Care Aide. All training of staff is set by the Department of Health criteria and standards. An evaluation of Skills are assessed by our Director of Nursing (Registered Nurse) on a yearly basis; also class room supervision/review is conducted by an outside Home Care Agency and is scheduled annually.
    Memory Care
    Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Provided
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    If they should become aggressive such as physically or verbally. Incontinence that is unmanageable, refusal of medication or personal care which could cause harm to self. Elopement, or being a danger to self or others. Not able to ambulate or get in or out of furniture or bed independently.
    Special care programs offered for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents:
    All activity programs involve all residents. we do not have a program that is only for Alzheimer or special need residents.
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Rehabilitation care
    No pets allowed
    No smoking is allowed on the premises
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour controlled access
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Transportation provided by facility
    Resident parking
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Cable hook up
    Private telephone line
    Walk-in shower
    Opened in:
    This facility is a residential home
    Number of residents: 37
    Dietary Options
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Restaurant style
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Clubhouse or meeting rooms
    Computer and internet access
    Designated family visiting area
    Guest dining
    Guest lodging
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    TV, media room, or theater
    Other recreational activities:
    Bible study conducted by the residents, church services every Sunday a different denomination every week. Bingo three times a week, local library visits, attend community events such as in the Summer concerts in the park every Wednesday, shopping, going out for luncheons and fish fries, visit the Botanical Gardens in Buffalo, rides in the fall to look at all the colors nature has to offer, rides to see christmas lights around the area, etc.
    This facility caters to:
    We have a variety of residents that have disabilities or impairments such as: visually, hearing, physically, mentally. Our residents come from all walks of life...retired school teachers, telephone operators, bank tellers, librarians, homemakers, farmers and veterans.
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    VA benefits
    Damage or security deposit required
    NY Adult Home
    License No. 060-E-014
    Issued by New York Department of Health
    NY Assisted Living Program
    License No. 060-E-014
    Issued by New York Department of Health
    NY Home Care Services Agency
    License No. 0561A001
    Issued by New York Department of Health
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