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Facility Visitation Information:

WELCOME!

The links below have been updated with guidance from the DOH.

Dear family and friends of our residents – we’re happy to offer online visitation booking at Absolut Care of Gasport as of 6/21/21.

Please click on the link to schedule a visit. Note, unvaccinated residents who are in isolation precautions for the required 14-day observation period are not eligible for visits. We will continue to facilitate FaceTime and window visits, as allowed. Please contact the facility to discuss any extenuating circumstances.

Please be courteous to others and do not reserve numerous time slots so everyone will have a chance to visit with their loved ones. 

Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy your visit!

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Links:

Employee Vaccine Safety Video

Family and Resident Vaccine Safety Video

NEGOTIATION UPDATE:

To Absolut Care of Gasport families & community members:
You may have heard that RCA is in labor negotiations with a portion of our Absolut Care of Gasport workforce. As often happens in contract talks, most of the certified nursing assistants [CNAs], food service, housekeeping and activities staff involved voted to establish an option for informational picketing today.

Before we explain our negotiating positions, we want to assure you that the picketing will have no effect on the fine care we deliver to our residents or our neighborly interactions. RCA will draw as needed on our other Western New York facilities to maintain full staffing during this time. If you have any concerns or questions, please call RCA Regional Vice President Andrea Czora at 716.650.7755.

We also want to be transparent with you about these management-union negotiations, because we want our staff focused on caring for our residents, knowing they can build their career here with fair salaries and benefits.

We met twice in May with representatives of the union, known as 1199SEIU, and also yesterday. We have great respect for the hard-working, front-line employees who care for our residents. RCA demonstrated this throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by being among the first health-care companies in the state to create a $5-an-hour bonus for our employees working in a COVID area. That consideration is emblematic as well of our approach to the current negotiations for a new contract for the 45 staff members at Absolut Care of Gasport.

Since RCA took over Absolut’s operations in early March 2020, we:

  • increased the starting wage rates for these employees by 3%
  • raised the CNA rate from $12.94 to $13.35 an hour in April 2020
  • negotiated the rate to $13.70 for CNAs in August 2020
  • voluntarily enhanced employees’ health-insurance coverage in March 2021
  • bargaining unit employees hired prior to Jan 1, 2020 also received a 25-cents-per-hour raise on June 1, 2020 and again on Jan. 1, 2021

In the last year, meanwhile, RCA established three other contracts with 1199SEIU locals at four facilities in Western New York and one in Painted Post. The employees ratified all the contracts, which will pay the CNAs $14.35 an hour. At the negotiating table, RCA offered our Gasport CNAs $14.45 an hour and $14.50 an hour for cooks.”

Beyond the hourly rate, the company also offered:

  • longevity bonuses of up to $600 per person after contract ratification
  • increased pension contributions
  • double-time for work at Christmas
  • improved wage progressions

RCA continues to respect our employees at Absolut Care of Gasport and we expect to agree to a fair and acceptable contract as soon as possible that enhances employees’ salaries and benefits.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Welcome To Gasport

Absolut Care of Gasport is an eighty-three (83) bed facility located in Eastern Niagara County, 5 miles east of Lockport, in the quaint Village of Gasport. Our facility specializes in short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care, provided in a family oriented environment.

Our Physical and Occupational Therapists are full-time employees of Absolut Care of Gasport. They are fully invested in the successful treatment and rehabilitation of our residents. Our Rehab staff work closely with a resident’s personal physician/surgeon to implement the prescribed protocols, and an individualized treatment plan is developed to meet each resident’s needs. Therapy services are offered 6 days per week when prescribed, allowing residents the opportunity to progress more rapidly toward their return home.

At Absolut Care of Gasport, we also specialize in caring for residents and their family as the end of life approaches. Our staff are specially trained in palliative care and are sensitive to the difficulties that residents and family members experience during this time. Our residents are part of our family, and we never lose sight of the important role they play in their own family.

Let us help you find a way everyone can live well with.

We’d Love To Hear From You!

Administrator:  Kevin Kennedy
Phone:(716) 772-2631
Click here to Contact Us.


Services

  • Anodyne Therapy
  • Bariatric Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Physicians on call 24/7
  • 24/7 skilled nursing care provided by licensed and certified staff
  • Full time Social Worker
  • Registered Dietician on staff
  • Post Operative teaching for self-care at home
  • Therapies offered six days a week
  • Rehab to home meals
  • Response Link Program
  • Activities seven days a week
  • Complimentary WiFi

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We believe the world is a beautiful place. We also believe that’s because of the generations of people we’ve inherited it from. Caring for our seniors is more than just our duty. It’s an honor. At Absolut Care we are reminded of this constantly. That’s part of the reason why we’ve assembled such an impressive team. And since we’re growing, we’re always on the lookout for professionals in healthcare, nursing, food service, administration and many other fields. Head over to our career center to browse our current openings or submit your resume for future consideration.

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