The Wesley Community resumes outdoor family visitations at Wesley Health Care Center

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ShimkusWesleyVisit: Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce President Todd Shimkus (right) visits with his mother Amy Shimkus (left) during an outdoor family visitation session on Monday, October 5 at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. The special visit marked the first time the family had been able to see each other in-person since the pandemic started nearly seven months ago.

For Immediate Release:

The Wesley Community resumes outdoor family visitations at Wesley Health Care Center

Saratoga Springs, N.Y., October 8, 2020 – The Wesley Community has reinstated outdoor family visitations at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 global pandemic.

On Monday, October 5, Todd Shimkus visited his mother Amy Shimkus in-person for the first time since March. In-person family visitations at the senior care facility had been paused in accordance with New York State health and safety rules and regulations due to the pandemic. Shimkus is the president of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce.

Wesley has kept families connected during the global health crisis through window visits and online Skype sessions between seniors and their families.

“On behalf of my sisters, Tracy and Trisha, and our entire family, I want to thank all of the heroes at Wesley who have taken such great care of our mom,” said Todd Shimkus. “They’ve kept her safe and healthy while doing everything they can to keep us in contact with her virtually, with window visits and now with socially distanced outdoor visits. We look forward to the day when we can give her a hug and sit right next to her while sharing a cup of coffee and a chocolate chip cookie again.”

For more than 40 years, Wesley Health Care Center has provided quality nursing care for aging adults and seniors through a variety of services, including: long-term care; light care geriatrics; Alzheimer’s and memory support; and a short-term rehabilitation program.

Wesley Health Care Center is part of The Wesley Community, a 37-acre continuum of care campus in Saratoga Springs which provides seniors with a variety of levels of care including independent living, assisted living, long-term care, outpatient therapies, short-term rehabilitation and home care.


About The Wesley Community

The Wesley Community is a 37-acre, not-for-profit agency in Saratoga Springs, NY, which serves the needs of the elderly, as well as active seniors, adults and pediatrics. Sponsored by United Methodist Health and Housing, Inc., The Wesley Community’s unique continuum of care community provides independent and assisted living for seniors, affordable independent senior housing, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, as well as home care services and outpatient therapies available for people of all ages.



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