New York Home Health Providers Plan County-Wide Expansion

The owners of Waterfront Health Care Center, a for-profit nursing home in Buffalo, New York, is planning to offer home health services in Erie and Niagara Counties, according to an article from Buffalo Business First.

The Bronx-based Alpine Home Health Care LLC received approval last week by a State Department of Health regulatory committee to expand its existing home health care services from the Bronx into Kings, Queens, RIchmond, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, reports Buffalo Business First.

Additionally, full approval is required from the entire Public Health and Health Planning Council at its April 11 meeting. 

Alpine has also applied to expand services into two local Western New York counties, as well as Rockland County, writes the article. 

The organization is already providing managed long-term care service through a related company, Centers Plan For Health Living, which serves individuals with chronic needs in New York City as well as Rockland, Erie and Niagara counties, according to Buffalo Business First.

Alpine’s expansion, according to the article, stems from a Medicaid redesign initiative to shift Medicare beneficiaries from traditional fee-for-serive programs to managed long-term care systems.

Currently, Alpine provides a range of home care services, including home health aides, medical social services, medical supply, equipment and appliances, nursing, nutritional, occupation and physical therapy, as well as speech language pathology services. 

Read the Buffalo Business First article.

Written by Jason Oliva