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Waveny at Home and The Inn welcome new Department Heads

Waveny at Home and The Inn welcome new Department Heads

Posted on June 8, 2018

Waveny LifeCare Network recently welcomed two directors into roles that oversee key divisions within the nonprofit organization’s continuum of care.

Janice Kohn, MSW, has been named Director of Resident Services at The Inn, Waveny’s independent living community. Located near the heart of downtown New Canaan, The Inn is a 37-apartment senior living community that welcomes older adults from all areas.  

Most recently, Kohn served as Community Sales Director at Atria of Stamford, and previously held several management positions including Director of Programs for JCY-Westchester Community Partners, where a primary focus was intergenerational programming.

 “Janice is a strong and compassionate leader who brings decades of experience in both social work and working with seniors to her new role,” said Kristin Sinatra, Waveny’s Vice President of Marketing. “Her passion for seniors, intergenerational activities and the two-way learning they encourage is evident. We are delighted to have her aboard.”

“Promoting healthy aging has always been a focus of mine,” said Kohn. “I love to see seniors develop new interests while remaining engaged in things they have always enjoyed.”

Elena Westhaver has been named Director of Services for Waveny at Home, Waveny’s non-clinical home care division, which was founded in 2013 to meet the public’s growing demand for in-home services. In her new role, Westhaver will manage client relations, daily operations, and oversee Waveny at Home’s growing private duty staff of professional home health aides, certified nursing assistants (CNAs), live-in caregivers, companions and homemakers.

Westhaver brings a depth and breadth of experience to her new role, having previously served in various roles and management positions in skilled nursing, homecare and hospice, including Regional Hospice of Danbury, Brightstar and Visiting Angels.

“Elena is one-hundred percent dedicated to helping others, so she shines in her new role,” said Lenore Consiglio, Waveny Administrator, who was instrumental in launching Waveny at Home five years ago. “As Waveny at Home continues to grow in response to our community’s needs for quality home-based services, Elena’s dedication, passion for serving seniors, and experienced direction of our hard-working team are more important than ever.”

“My service in senior care and hospice has shaped me into the person I am,” said Westhaver. “Every day I reflect upon my experiences in helping the families and seniors whom I’ve previously served. I look forward to working alongside our talented staff as we help many more seniors in the community, now and in the future, through Waveny at Home.”

Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Located at 73 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan, The Inn provides independent senior living and welcomes older adults from all areas. For more information call 203.594.5450 or visit www.waveny.org. To learn more about Waveny at Home’s services and how Waveny can bring the expertise and resources of a full healthcare system into the home, call 203.594.5249 or email [email protected]. Whether receiving hands-on assistance from a licensed and certified caregiver, or making a match with the right companion to help run errands, assist with housekeeping or share in recreational activities, Waveny at Home provides personalized assistance when seniors and families need a helping hand.