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Edgewood Opens First CaringEdge Location in North Dakota

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News Release

Contact: Russell G. Kubik
Title: President, Edgewood Healthcare
Phone: (701) 738-2000

(Grand Forks, ND) Edgewood Healthcare today announced the opening of its first CaringEdge location in North Dakota, located at the Edgewood Vista Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Minot. CaringEdge is Edgewood’s healthcare and home care division, specializing in Medicare certified home health, therapy and hospice services, along with in-home personal care services (PCS).

Edgewood’s first CaringEdge location opened earlier this year in the Boise and Treasure Valley region of Idaho, where the company operates 10 independent living, assisted living and memory care communities. “Our joint venture and eventual acquisition of All Care Health Solutions in Eagle, Idaho resulted in enhanced healthcare services within our Assisted Living communities, and allowed us to provide these needed services in residents’ homes as well,” said Philip Gisi, Chairman and CEO of Edgewood Healthcare. “One of the keys to the success of CaringEdge is our well trained and caring staff, also having a close relationship with the resident and their family, physicians and other caregivers to better coordinate care and to identify opportunities to improve the health and welfare of the people we serve,” continued Gisi.

CaringEdge of Minot will offer home health services to include skilled nursing, nursing assistance, therapy services (physical, occupational and speech therapy), palliative care and hospice services. “Having these additional on-site services means that our residents can receive therapy services conveniently and more frequently, enabling quicker recovery from illness or injury,” said Russ Kubik, President of Edgewood Healthcare. “Additionally, the services we can provide through CaringEdge are covered by Medicare and other insurance plans; it’s a win for our residents and other Minot-area customers we plan to serve,” continued Kubik.

Personal Care Services (CaringEdge PCS) will be an additional offering available to people in the Minot area. These services include nonmedical tasks in senior’s homes, such as cooking, cleaning, bathing assistance, medication management, companionship, transportation, etc.

CaringEdge of Minot is managed by Brendan Weidler, RN, BSN, a Velva, North Dakota native. Weidler recently welcomed Jenna Perlichek to the CaringEdge team as the Director of Therapy Services. Perlichek is an occupational therapist and Des Lacs native. Weidler and Perlichek are actively recruiting physical therapists to join their team. For additional information contact Brendan at (701) 852-1399.

About Edgewood Healthcare
Edgewood Healthcare (formerly Edgewood Vista Senior Living) is the leading operator of senior living communities in the upper Midwest. Edgewood opened its first Edgewood Vista assisted living community in Minot, North Dakota in 1993. Since then, Edgewood has been committed to helping seniors stay as independent as possible, for as long as possible, with well-trained staff members in communities designed for residents to choose various living and care options. Edgewood currently owns and operates 60 independent living, assisted living and memory care communities with 4,047 beds in seven states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming and Idaho). Edgewood employs over 2,700 people, including about 930 in North Dakota and 120 in Minot. Edgewood Healthcare is based in Grand Forks with regional offices in Bismarck, ND; Boise, ID; Cheyenne, WY; and Blaine, MN.

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