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Dear Patients, Residents and Families
COVID Booster Shots
Hard to believe we are already half way through the summer! In preparation for the fall COVID and Flu season and with the new COVID BA.5 variant circulating, we are recommending all nursing home and assisted living residents receive their COVID booster and Flu shots. Centers will provide access to Flu shots in September and boosters are available now.
Apple Valley Center
400 Groton Road, Ayer, MA 01432
Located in the heart of apple country, Apple Valley Center is conveniently located in the Nashoba Valley area, on the campus of the community hospital, close to a great skiing and local farming community. Our newly renovated facility offers private and semi- private rooms, free cable and wireless internet, telephone service and unit based kitchenettes to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. Our enhanced dining options, 'always available' menu and enriched activity program help to demonstrate our commitment to the quality of life for our residents. Our Transitional Care Unit patients who need assistance in recovering after a hospitalization, features patient centered scheduling, Rehabilitation Services 7 days a week, a Specialized Diabetes Community Collaborative Program, Expanded Clinical Nursing Competencies and an interdisciplinary approach to Discharge Planning. Visiting areas include a lovely living room with complimentary computer and a flat screen TV as well as a beautiful outdoor courtyard. Our reputation in the community and commitment to high standards of care have earned us a 94% satisfaction rating from our patients. Make our home your home for all of your recovery needs.
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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
- On-site Medical Director
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- 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
- Medication management
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Interpreter services
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Fully air conditioned
- Activity room
- Fitness room
- Wellness programs
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Private balcony/ porch / patio
- 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
- Computer with internet access
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
Rodica Anghel, LHNAAdministrator
I am a Romanian native, moved to US in 1998; went to nursing school in MA and have 19 years of experience working in Long term care. I started as a CNA, then to a nurse, case manager and reimbursement director. I then returned to school in 2016 and obtained a bachelor in healthcare administration and became a nursing home administrator. Caring for ill, vulnerable elderly patients came easy after witnessing the progressive decline and suffering of my father, diagnosed early in his life with Parkinson's disease. I was 13 years old when he first got diagnosed and watching him suffer had a strong impact on me growing up. Being a LTC administrator gives me the opportunity to make a difference and help others. I like to travel the world and discover different places, cultures and foods.
Dr. Asha NaiduMedical Director
Dr. Asha Naidu is an Internal Medicine doctor who specializes in Infectious Disease. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, swimming and biking. Dr. Naidu's mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care for all of her patients and work together to help manage your complex medical needs. She has a community based practice on the campus of Nashoba Valley Medical Center. She believes in providing comprehensive health care services and educating our patients and families to achieve the best physical state possible. Dr. Naidu is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has years of experience in her area of specialty. Dr. Naidu earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute in 1993. She completed her residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in 1999 and completed her fellowship at University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2001. After graduating she worked as a hospitalist at Healthsouth Braintree Rehabilitation hospital and also an Infectious Disease Consultant until she opened her private practice in 2006.
Julie MorrissetteSenior Admissions Director
Julie is the Senior Admission Director for Apple Valley. Julie has been with Genesis HealthCare since 2008, She started her career in health care at 16 she has held a few positions over her years in health care as a Certified Nursing Assistant then on to a Center Staffing Coordinator. Julie Joined the Admission Team in 2018.
Stephanie Samuelson, DPTDirector of Rehabilitation
Stephanie has worked for Genesis Rehab since March of 2008. Stephanie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2006. Stephanie loves working with the diverse needs of both short term clients and long term residents to achieve their mobility goals.
Denise RogersDirector of Social Services
Denise earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston College and a Bachelor's degree in history from Saint Anselm College. She began her career as a social worker working with children and families with complex medical needs. For the past ten years, she has worked in long-term care. She joined Apple Valley Center as the Director of Social Services in 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys writing and reading.
To the wonderful staff,
Words can't express our gratitude to all of you for the excellent care you gave our mother, We just can't believe the improvement in her! Hopefully now she can get back to her normal life and enjoy herself.
- Family of a TCU patient February 2011
I wanted to thank you for your help and support during my mother and father's stay at Apple Valley. You were so kind to listen to me with care and compassion when I expressed my sorrow of having my loved one in a nursing home when visitation was restricted. It takes special people to go the extra mile to comfort someone during this time. The staff interactions with my mother and father was very comforting to me. I hope others know what wonderful employees are at Apple Valley
- Family member of TCU patient September 2020
Words alone cannot begin to express the appreciation that my family has for you and all the wonderful, selfless people that work at Apple Valley, and to those who took such wonderful care of our mother. Thank you for making her last years surrounded by people that not only took care of her, but took care of us as well. We will be eternally grateful.
- Long Term Care Family Member February 2021
Thank you a million times over
Thank you a million times over for helping our family through the most difficult part of life. We would have been lost without help. Our whole family appreciates and thanks you for all you have done for our mother.
-LTC Family 2021
A very big thank you for your kind, helpful and genuine support for my daughter during her stay at Apple Valley after surgery. Your staff are amazing!
- Family member of TCU patient May 2021
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