Sunday, February 10 at 4pm at Parkdale Auditorium, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora, screens “Casablanca”. One of the most beloved American films of all time.

Following the screening there will be a special presentation on "What Makes Casablanca A Classic." Learn how the film was made, some of the backstories and insight into why the film is loved by so many. ”$6 me HighPointe on Michigan offers the finest in rehabilitative and medical subacute care in a state-of-the-art facility. Subacute, or short-term rehab, provides individuals who have complex medical and rehabilitation needs with integrated, comprehensive and cost-effective inpatient care designed to promote independence that helps get them home. Often, individuals need subacute services after an injury, illness or as a result of a chronic disease. Subacute rehabilitation is a good choice for individuals who are medically stable to leave the hospital, but who require further skilled services and monitoring in order to return home safely.

As part of Kaleida Health, the largest healthcare organization in Western New York, HighPointe has immediate access to services connected to a full continuum of care. This care is designed to promote independence and to transition patients back to the community.

Colleen Krauss, administrator of long-term care at HighPointe on Michigan, expressed the importance of HighPointe’s prime location on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. “Located in the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, HighPointe is just across the street from Buffalo General Medical Center and Gates Vascular Institute. This location gives our patients immediate access to tertiary medical services and follow up from Buffalo General’s physicians. Doctors and providers can literally walk across the street to see their patients, which promotes better outcomes.” Colleen added, “In addition, the Kaleida Health infrastructure of electronic medical records makes healthcare management seamless.”

HighPointe’s committed, interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists work together to ensure you reach your full recovery potential by using the latest technology and therapeutic techniques available. The team consists of licensed physical, occupational, and speech therapists, as well as nurses, dieticians, physicians and social workers.

“Our dedicated and strong rehab providers are trained in creating a customized plan for recovery,” said Renu Verma, manager of rehab services. “They work closely with the physician and follow their protocol to promote independence and the best outcome for our patients.”

Six days a week, our therapists work with patients – referred by their physicians – for care in the specialty areas of orthopaedic, neurological (stroke, brain, spinal cord, MS, Parkinson disease), cardiac (congestive heart failure, heart attack) and general medical conditions (COPD, kidney disease, skin disorders, wound treatment, infections, burns).

Rehabilitation modalities offered include:

o Physical Therapy

o Restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical function and quality of life

• Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries

• Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities

• Patient/family teaching for discharge readiness

o Occupational Therapy

• Assists individuals in restoring physical and cognitive ability through participation and engagement in everyday activities

• Provide education and training in activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, home financial management, and kitchen tasks

o Speech/Swallowing Therapy

• Evaluate and treat communication disorders to improve speech, language, and cognition

• Assess swallowing ability, customize diet plan, and optimize swallowing function

o IV Therapy

• Accommodates patients requiring intravenous feeding or antibiotic therapy

The entire staff at HighPointe is committed to hard work and quality outcomes for each patient’s maximum return of function and independence. As part of healing the whole person, not just the injury or disease, HighPointe offers patients all the comforts of home; free internet and television, beautiful green space, and comfortable rooms allowing patients to heal in a relaxing and productive environment. Recreational activities provide an outlet for socialization and sensory stimulation. Personalized meal options add to the café-style dining experience. Families and friends are encouraged to become part of the support network that helps drive the energy for the journey home.

HighPointe on Michigan also provides long-term residential care, offering a nurturing environment while assisting residents in living enjoyable, comfortable, dignified lives.

The highly qualified staff includes board-certified geriatricians, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, therapists, dietitians, and social workers. Pastoral care provides spiritual support and services, and the activities department offers a wide variety of leisure activities, games, field trips and celebrations.

o Dental care

o Foot care

o Financial assistance

o Laundry

o Barber/beautician services

o Gift shop

o 24-hour security

The staff at HighPointe welcomes anyone to make an appointment for a visit. To schedule your short-term subacute therapy stay and reserve a bed prior to your scheduled surgery or to arrange for a tour, please call 716-748-3101. HighPointe on Michigan is located at 1031 Michigan Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.bers, $8 non-members. www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com