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Dear Family and Friends,
We understand the huge toll that separation has taken on our residents and families. We are excited to announce that our Genesis-affiliated Centers will now allow indoor visitation at all times and for all residents (regardless of vaccination status), with the exception of the three scenarios listed below. CMS, the federal agency that regulates nursing centers, has updated its visitation guidance due to high resident vaccination rates and a drop in COVID-19 cases around the country. read more
Brightwood Center, West Virginia
840 Lee Road, Follansbee, WV 26037
Brightwood Center, Genesis is nestled in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, between Ohio and Pennsylvania, and only 40 miles west of the city of Pittsburgh and just 10 miles south from Weirton, WV. Whether you’re looking for a Short-term or Long-term stay, Hospice or Respite care, Brightwood prides itself on providing exceptional skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to each individual. Incomparable nurse competencies enables Brightwood to rehabilitate those suffering from acute illness. Likewise, we excel in Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy with a critical focus on positive outcome. Our 24-hour comprehensive nursing services offer wound care, dementia care and IV therapy. As the nation's leading provider of healthcare services and professional clinical services, Brightwood Center, Genesis focuses on the Vitality of the person. Our culinary experience is of utmost importance to Brightwood as evident by our Executive Chef’s commitment to signature fine dining. Brightwood is ideal for individuals who need the medical resources found at a hospital, but in a calm and comfortable setting that feels like home.
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Bariatric specialties
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Podiatry care
- Psychiatric services
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Heparin therapy
- Medication management
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Private bathroom
- Fully air conditioned
- Individual climate control
- Activity room
- Wellness programs
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Café with always available menu options
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Private dining rooms for family gatherings
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Baby Grand Piano
- Fireplace in living room
Amanda ScottCenter Executive Director
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science in sociology with a minor in psychology and a Master in Business Administration with a focus in management. In addition, Amanda holds Nursing Home Administrator licensure in West Virginia and Kentucky. Amanda believes in fostering a positive workplace focused on teamwork and communication; resulting in the best in quality care for the residents and patients served.
Adrienne Conant, RNCenter Nurse Executive
Adrienne is a registered nurse with an Associates in Applied Science (AAS) degree. She brings 18 years of long-term and skilled nursing experience to the role of CNE. Adrienne started with Genesis as a LPN in 2006 until becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), where she worked as Charge Nurse and then spent 5 years as one of Brightwood's Assistant Directors of Nursing. She has been providing quality care and nursing excellence with Brightwood, Genesis for over 11 years.
Stacy NivenDirector of Marketing and Admissions
Stacy graduated from West Virginia Northern with an AAS Degree in Respiratory Therapy. She is currently in school to achieve her Bachelor's and Master's degree for Business Technical Management specializing in Health Service Management. She started her journey with Genesis in May 2018 as the Director of Medical Records and was Promoted in March 2019 for this position as the DMA. In the past 19 years she has been working in the medical field experiencing many different departments that covers medical, pain clinic, diabetics, surgical procedures, pediatrics, critical care and cancer center patients and pharmacy. She is always giving compassion, dedication, and hard work during her daily work days.
Amy Ollila-Roach, MS CCC/SLPDirector of Rehabilitation
Amy graduated from Duquesne University of Pittsburgh, PA in 2003 with a Master's degree in Health Sciences to become a Speech Language Pathologist. She has practiced in skilled nursing for the past 15 years, rehabilitating Residents with deficits in the areas of cognition, speech/language, and dysphagia caused by various neurological disorders. Amy has been with and committed to Genesis HealthCare and Rehabilitation at Brightwood Center for 11 years.
Dr. Guneet PurewalMedical Director
Dr. Purewal is originally from Inda and completed medical school at the University of Delhi, India. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing in the area for over 20 years. She says, "At Brightwood Center, we treat you and your loved ones like family!" In light of the potential harm the pandemic poses for nursing home residents in particular, Dr. Purewal is vigilant in ensuring the safety and health of Genesis Healthcare’s patients. She stands behind the initiatives and processes Genesis has put in place and says, Safety is our top priority! If you would like to speak with me, please contact the Center at 304-527-1100.
Amazing nurses and staff
At Brightwood Center the nurses are amazing and the staff is amazing always helpful by getting my questions answered.
Courteous, kind and helpful
The Genesis Brightwood Center staff is committed to the care of their patient's. The workers are courteous, kind and helpful at all times.
I just want to say Thank You to all the Brightwood Staff for being great.
- PJ G.
This is the most caring facility we have been involved with. The care and compassion made such a world of difference with his condition. I would highly recommend this facility because they have amazing staff.
Treated me nicely
All the workers was so very nice they treated me nicely. I would recommend this place to my friends and family. Thank you for all your help.
- Debra W.
Kind, professional, compassionate
Thank you a million times over! Kind, Professional, Compassionate care are just a few words that come to mind. Every one from the top down was helpful in more ways that they were responsible for. Showing your patients and residents love and a true interest in their lives and well being while tending to their sometimes difficult and demanding needs. Those things along with your attention to social needs are why we picked this facility and you did not disappoint. It takes a very special person to do your jobs and you seem to have found a bunch of those.Thank You again and god bless all of you.
A very pleasant experience
Brightwood Center has been a very pleasant experience. My dad was well cared for and has improved. The employees were so kind and helpful. Thank you for all you did for my dad.
-Marilyn J. (daughter of patient)
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