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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
Heritage Hall South
65 Cooper Street, Agawam, MA 01001
Heritage Hall South is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital and short-term rehabilitation, as well as long-term and respite care services. Heritage Hall South also offers on-site dialysis services through the dialysis center attached directly to our building. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Heritage Hall South is an AHCA Bronze Quality Award winner and is part of the Heritage Hall Health & Rehabilitation Campus, which offers memory care and transitional care in adjacent buildings. Physician services on the campus are provided by Post-Acute Care Clinicians.
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- On-site Dialysis care
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- On-site Medical Director
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Audiology care
- Colostomy care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Pet therapy
- Podiatry care
- Psychiatric services
- Vision care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Heparin therapy
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Vitality to You
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Fully air conditioned
- Activity room
- Private balcony/ porch / patio
- Suburban setting
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Computer with internet access
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Baby Grand Piano
Kevin Kaczynski MS, LNHACenter Executive Director
Kevin is a graduate of Salve Regina University with a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and Management. He attended the University of New Haven and has been licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator since 2012. Prior to transitioning to long-term care, Kevin worked in home healthcare administration.
Dr. Rami AshkarMedical Director
Dr. Ashkar was born and raised in Syria. He graduated from Damascus University Faculty of Medicine in 1995 and conducted his residency in internal medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Upon the completion of his residency, he continued his work in the emergency room while conducting research at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ashkar relocated to Western Massachusetts and joined Hampden County Physicians Associates as well as became a hospitalist at Mercy Medical Center. In 2019, Dr. Ashkar joined Post Acute Care Clinicians, LLC., while continuing to work at Mercy Medical Center on per diem basis. In his spare time, Dr. Ashkar enjoys spending time with his family, reading and sports. He presently serves as the Medical Director for Heritage Hall West, South and Memory Support of Heritage Hall. Dr. Ashkar works closely with our interdisciplinary team to deliver the finest care possible to our residents. He is committed to providing the best outcome possible for his patients. It is an honor to have Dr. Ashkar on our team. "With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing in many areas throughout the US, we have put robust protocols and precautions in place to keep our admitting patients and our long-term residents as safe as possible." If you would like to speak with me, please contact the Center at 413-786-8000.
Tina Eggleston, RNCenter Nurse Executive
Tina spent nearly two decades as an LPN Unit Manager for a subacute unit prior to becoming an RN. She graduated from Southern Vermont College with her RN degree over ten years ago and has since served as both an Assistant Director of Nursing and a Director of Nursing. Tina achieved her first deficiency-free survey in 2017.
Jane Trevethan MSW, LCSWSocial Worker
Jane graduated from Springfield College and also attended Western New England College, earning her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Previously a Behavioral Health Network crisis clinician, Jane has worked in the long-term care setting for 10+ years and enjoys providing support services to the elderly. Jane is a familiar face to the Heritage Hall campus as a neighbor and volunteered at the various campus buildings prior to receiving her certification.
Katy CopsonRecreation Director
Katy has extensive experience in the healthcare setting providing activity support services from adolescents to the elderly. Katy’s background includes working with TBI, cerebral palsy, and drug rehab patients. She previously served as Activities Director on a dedicated TBI unit and as a rehabilitation specialist working with physical and occupational therapists in a mobile rehabilitation unit. Katy has also worked in the catering business and brings that experience to Heritage Hall South to coordinate various resident functions.
It is so nice to know that my family members are being taken care of in a safe environment.
- Cathy K.
My dad has been at HHS for about 4 years now. The entire staff has been wonderful, not only in taking care of him, but also being available when mom and I have any questions or concerns. The administrator keeps us updated on any issues or changes, especially due to COVID-19, which is greatly appreciated. HHS has a great team!
Genuine warmth and compassion
It is never easy having to place loved ones in a Nursing Facility but Heritage Hall South has such a homey, comfortable atmosphere that you immediately know you made the right decision. I live out of state with two dear family members residing there and I can’t commend the staff enough for keeping me posted on any new developments that arise and addressing any concerns I may have. Everyone at H.H. South has genuine warmth and compassion for the residents and that means the World to me. Highly recommend this Home!
- C. King
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