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For nearly 10 years, The Phil Zwickler Charitable and Memorial Foundation has been supporting VillageCare. Their mission is to provide nursing, hospital and daycare services for the elderly as well as chronically ill AIDS patients.

  Empowerment Center and Community Gatherings Report
Read the Empowerment Center and Community Gatherings Report, which provides an update on programs that were supported by the Foundation and which includes photos from their first event.
  VillageCare Mid-Year Report 2016
Read the VillageCare Mid-Year Report from June 7, 2016, which provides an update on their recent activities.
  AIDS Adult Day Health Grant
In 2015, the foundation gave VillageCare a grant to fund the AIDS Adult Day Health Center Community Gatherings Program. Click on the image to the left to learn more.

VillageCare in their Own Words

VillageCare is a highly regarded, not-for-profit provider of high quality care for people with chronic diseases including HIV/AIDS, as well as older adults and individuals in need of continuing care, rehabilitation and medical services. VillageCare has provided health care services to individuals residing within New York City for over 30 years. VillageCare annually provides services to more than 19,000 unique individuals through our short-term and long-term care programs. These programs include the state-of-the-art VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center; VillageCare Home Care, a Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA); Licensed Home Care Agency; VillageCare at 46 & Ten, a Medicaid Assisted Living Program; Adult Day Health Care programs; and VillageCareMAX.

In 1977, a not-for-profit Village Nursing Home was incorporated after the hard work of the community "saved" a much-needed resource and transformed it into a skilled nursing residence where the staff and the board were aware of the community needs and dedicated to meeting them.

In 1985, the nursing home's board of directors committed itself to take action and began to plan its response to the AIDS epidemic. Confronting the disease in those days meant mostly finding ways to provide comfort and support for those with the infection for which treatments were entirely experimental and most often ineffective. In 1988, VillageCare opened the first AIDS Day Treatment program in New York City, the board and staff created a model not for just the city and state, but for other municipalities across the country seeking to find ways to engage those living with HIV/AIDS with medical and alternative treatments along with social and support services. In 1991, VillageCare opened the city's first AIDS-specific Certified Home Health Agency and in 1995 a Community Case Management program and skilled nursing facility opened.

In the 1990s it was becoming clear the nation was beginning to see a cohort of older adults who were living longer, and staying healthier longer, for whom the available array of traditional long-term care services centered in the nursing home was neither appropriate nor desirable. VillageCare responded by opening VillageCare Plus, Inc., a licensed home care agency; Village and Chelsea adult day health centers; The Village at 46 & Ten, apartment living for seniors; Village and Chelsea senior information centers. With this dramatic expansion, by mid-2002, services for older adults that just a few years before had been concentrated in a single residential care facility, Village Nursing Home, were being transformed into an array of programs that provide care for those living at home and which promote community care options.

VillageCare offers a full array of services dominated by community options and choices with high-quality, inpatient rehabilitation care designed to address the impact of persistent and intermittent frailty in the most optimal way possible. VillageCare's mission is to promote healing, better health, and well-being to the fullest extent possible.

2013 Annual Letter

2013 Semi- Annual Letter

2012 Annual Letter
In March 2014, we received the 2013 annual letter which provides an update on recent activities. We find their annual and semi-annual letters informative as they provide an update on the tremendous work that Emma Devito, the CEO of VillageCare, has accomplished in recent years.