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Expanding on the Success of Ravine Ridge Further Commemorates The Williamsport Home’s 150-Year Legacy of Caring in Lycoming County

A small renovation project at The Williamsport Home has allowed the creation of Whitetail Ridge, an additional unit to care for seniors who are transitioning between the hospital and their home or the hospital and another care setting, further expanding on the success of the Home’s existing transitional care unit, Ravine Ridge.    

In 2014, The Williamsport Home introduced Ravine Ridge, a brand new, state-of-the-art transitional care unit consisting of 18 rooms offering individuals the opportunity to rehabilitate in a beautiful environment with the comforts of home. Each room offers private accommodations, climate controls, flat-screen TVs, and high-speed internet in a setting where nurses are available 24/7 and intensive rehabilitation is provided to enhance recovery and assist with transitioning back home.

“The Ravine Ridge transitional care program has exceeded our expectations in touching the lives of community seniors who need short- stays for rehabilitation as well as medical and clinical management of complex care needs.  Our Board of Directors and Leadership team saw both a need and an opportunity to expand on the successes of our current program while making some adjustments to better meet the needs of seniors in our community,” said Don Pote, Executive Director of The Williamsport Home.  

“When we met in October 2022 for our annual strategic planning meeting, we evaluated a number of options to further our mission for seniors in this community.  One of our biggest strengths is our short-stay, transitional care unit, Ravine Ridge.  Many of our independent living and personal care residents who live on campus as well as friends, family and neighbors have benefited from the care and services provided on Ravine Ridge,” says Candy Dewar, Chair of The Williamsport Home Board of Directors.  

This set the strategic plan into quick motion. The unit was quickly renovated and some amenities added to create a comfortable environment for individuals who need short-term rehabilitation or complex nursing management.  The average length of stay for seniors needing transitional care is 20-30 days, depending on insurance provider. “Our goal is to make the transition from hospital to Whitetail Ridge as seamless as possible.  We want our customer’s primary focus to be their recovery,” says Denise Stayer, Nursing Home Administrator. “This unit is dedicated to providing high acuity nursing care and clinical management for medically complex patients transitioning from the hospital to home.  We will offer a higher complexity of care along with the luxuries and comforts of home.” 

Whitetail Ridge is now open and accepting new patients.  The unit offers private accommodations, spacious rooms, large flat-screened TVs, RightTrackTM access to patient outcomes 24/7, and in-room dining.

To learn more about the transitional care services offered at The Williamsport Home, please contact admissions nurse Felicia DiBernardo, RN, at 570-323-8781.

The Williamsport Home is a Continuing Care Retirement Community sitting on an 86-acre wooded campus in Loyalsock Township that offers Independent Living Apartments, Personal Care, Short-Term Transitional Care, Skilled Nursing Care, Secure Memory Care, and End of Life Suites/Comfort Care.   The Williamsport Home is commemorating its 150-year legacy of providing caring and compassionate service to the greater Lycoming County community.


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