Movers & Shakers: Cypress HomeCare Solutions, Van Dyk

Home Care Partner Named to Arizona Governor’s Council on Aging

Bob Roth, managing partner of Cypress HomeCare Solutions, has been appointed to a seat on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s Advisory Council on Aging.

Roth is the first agency owner of a home care or home health care agency on the council. He is one of 11 appointees on the council, which will advise policymakers on all matters related to the aging population in Arizona.

The Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging (GACA) was established by state law in 1980 and is a statewide body of 15 members appointed by the Governor to serve three-year terms.

The council is currently addressing Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, legislation affecting aging adults and more accessible and affordable transportation options.

Van Dyk Adds Two Staff Members

Van Dyk Health Care, a health care provider with two nursing and post-acute care facilities, an assisted living community, a home care company and a soon-to-open memory care day care center, has added two new staff members. Virginia Conrad has been appointed vice president of clinical and quality care, and Liliya Serada has ben hired as post-acute care navigator.

Conrad brings more than 30 years of nursing experience to Van Dyk, and will evaluate clinical practices and patients outcomes at the company’s two skilled nursing and post-acute care facilities in Ridgewood and Montclair, New Jersey. She will also coordinate clinical education programs.

Serada will worked exclusively at Van Dyk Health Care at Ridgewood, following patients throughout their stay and developing a comprehensive discharge plan to keep patients safely in their own homes. She will provide families with ongoing communication and personalized care to ensure successful discharges and reduce unnecessary re-hospitlizaiotn visits. She has more than 10 years of skilled nursing experience.

Addison County Home Health and Hospice Names New CEO

Vermont-based Addison County Home Health and Hospice named a new CEO and chief nursing officer, Tim Brownell. Brownell joined the agency on May 8.

Brownell has more than 25 years of home health and hospice experience in various administrative roles. He most recently served as the divisional director of hospice for Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH). Prior to that, he was vice president of business operations for a large multi-state Medicare and adult home health care company based in New Jersey.

Integrity Home Care + Hospice Appoints New Staff

Emily Christopher has been appointed as the regional marketing director for Integrity Home Care + Hospice for South Missouri. She will lead business development in the Springfield, Joplin and Lebanon areas.

Christopher joined Integrity in 2014 as a nursing supervisor in the private care department and served for the last year as a clinical manager. She has more than 14 years of nursing experience and a history in marketing.

Integrity Home Care + Hospice provides pediatric care, hospice, home care, and home health and rehabilitation services in Kansas City and Missouri.

Written by Amy Baxter