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Welty Home Accepting New Residents Again

Photo Provided Pam Milton, registered nurse, enjoys a visit with Welty Home resident Sue Cozart.

WHEELING — The coronavirus has made many seniors rethink their living situations. While many who live alone have done well during the year-long pandemic, others suffered terrible loneliness during the months of isolation.

Welty Home in Wheeling has seen an uptick in inquiries from seniors who are determined to make their retirement years enjoyable and safe. The residents have many opportunities to spend time together during group activities, at meals and just sitting and chatting with one another.

Having friendly neighbors is just one of the advantages Welty Home offers. “We offer hospitality, comfort and security, but healthcare is another important aspect of the services we provide,” said Tess Gaudino, Welty Home manager.

Nurses are on duty 24 hours a day, she said, to give residents their medications and monitor their health and well-being. Welty Home offers in-house physical therapy and provides transportation to medical appointments for its residents.

All Welty Home residents and staff have been offered the coronavirus vaccine. As a result, The Welty Home has reopened its doors to visits from family and friends. Residents can make appointments to welcome visitors, but there are limits on the number of people who can come in at the same time.

“There have been lots of joyful reunions around here,” Mrs. Gaudino said. “Our residents are excited to spend time again with the people they love.”

Now is a great time to discover the advantages of assisted living, she said, as Welty Home has resumed new resident admissions. There are currently several available rooms at Welty Home. “This is a great time to make a move,” she said. To learn more about Welty Home, please call Mrs. Gaudino at 304-242-5233, or visit weltyhome.org.

“Assisted living takes away a lot of worry for seniors and their families,” she said. “Moving into a place like Welty Home that has nurses on duty 24 hours a day gives peace of mind to our residents and their families.”

Although all the rooms at Welty Home are private, with private baths, nurses and other staff check on residents often. The relationships that develop between residents and staff contribute significantly to the residents’ happiness but can also improve their health care.

Welty Home of Wheeling, founded in 1950 through a generous donation from Wheeling resident Clara Welty, is part of a range of senior living options provided by the nonprofit Welty Corporation. Other Welty properties include Good Shepherd Nursing Home, the Clara Welty Apartments, the Bertha Welty Apartments, Braddock Apartments, and the new Welty TownHomes, all in Wheeling.

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