West Orange Resident Thankful for Care Received at Crane’s Mill

Crane’s Mill is open to members of the outside community for direct admission into our sub-acute rehabilitation unit. To read more letters from residents and family members, visit the Crane’s Mill Reviews page.

“I am a resident of West Orange, and recently needed to go to a sub-acute rehab facility. I selected Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, and it was very beneficial for my recovery. I found that most of the people that I had contact with were very knowledgeable and helpful with their job responsibilities.

I would especially like to make note of Michael Maykish and his rehab staff on the way they helped me during my stay at Crane’s Mill. In the beginning I was very apprehensive and insecure with respect to my rehabilitation progress. Michael spoke to me about Crane’s Mill and what his department was in charge of ensuring patients to perform their mobile functions properly. The discussion enabled me to feel much better about myself.

I would also like to mention some of the people I worked with whom I have very high respect for within the therapy group. These people were very knowledgeable, kind, considerate and helpful. The therapists explained that after my discharge, it was necessary to continue exercising the routines they performed with me. The therapists I would like to mention are Sofia, Lisa, Jason, Nino, Terrill and Lorie, all responsible caring, outstanding professionals. Moreover, I would be remiss if I did not mention two employees that helped me recover more quickly from my illness – Pierre, my nursing assistant, and Chickee, one of the head nurses.

In closing, I would definitely recommend and advise others of the fulfilling experience. Thank you.”


August M.
West Orange, New Jersey

Crane’s Mill Welcomed James Caldwell High School Seniors for Magical Healing Program

Our West Caldwell, New Jersey Retirement Community welcomed key club members for this engaging and entertaining program.

“Key Club members from James Caldwell High School found a new way to serve their community this fall when they learned and shared a newfound love of magic.

Magical Healing, a soon-to-be non-profit organization, worked with Key Club members to teach them magic tricks and illusions that were then performed on Thursday, November 20, for residents at Crane’s Mill, a continuing care retirement community in West Caldwell.”

Continue on to the Caldwells Patch website to read more about this exciting program.

Lyndhurst Resident Recommends Crane’s Mill Rehab

Here is a letter we received reviewing the sub-acute rehabilitation care at Crane’s Mill. For more testimonials, please visit the Crane’s Mill Reviews page.

“I am a resident of Lyndhurst, and needed to have short-term rehab care after a hospital stay. My daughter lives in the Caldwell area, so I came to the Crane’s Mill Health Center in West Caldwell.

I arrived at Crane’s Mill in late October, and when I left earlier this month, I felt like I was leaving family. The staff was very kind and friendly, and I have to say that they really “bent over backwards” to assist me in every way.

I would recommend Crane’s Mill to anyone. Thank you.”

Frances M.
Lyndhurst, NJ


Hearts of Hope Fundraiser at Crane’s Mill—Order Your Tickets Today!

Crane’s Mill Retirement Community will once again play host to this annual fundraising event.

Click the image above for tickets and more information on Hearts of Hope.

Our parent organization, Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, is hosting its annual Hearts of Hope fundraiser at Crane’s Mill! The fun takes place on Thursday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m.

The event will benefit New Visions Homeless Day Shelter, Lutherans Feeding Friends, and the Crane’s Mill Good Samaritan Fund. It will be a uniquely entertaining evening, richly infused with friends, and delightfully fulfilling with good food, drink, and philanthropic spirit.

To learn more, and for ticket information, continue on to the LSMNJ website.

We hope to see you at Hearts of Hope on February 12!

Crane’s Mill Retirement Community FAQ

Everything you need to know about Crane’s Mill Retirement Community on one convenient page.

The Essentials:
-251 Apartments
-30 Cottages
-48 Acres
-Certified Wildlife Habitat

Recent Events:

-Creekside Expansion
• Completed in 2010
• Added 65 apartments and 10 cottages
-Dining Renovation
• Completed in 2011
• Remodeled Candleberry Dining Room
• New Heartwood Cafe casual dining venue
• Cherry Blossom Lounge

Services & Amenities
• Housekeeping and bed linen services
• Individual transportation to physicians, dentists and hospitals
• Regularly scheduled trips to shopping and errands plus many special trips, tours and outings
• Monitored emergency response system
• Flexible meal plan
• On-site beauty salon
• Library
• Fitness center
• Indoor pool and hot tub
• Jogging, biking and walking paths
• Greenhouse
• Pastoral care program

Continuing Care:

-Assisted Living
• 66 Apartments including 18 designated memory support units

-Skilled Nursing
• 24-hour skilled nursing care • 66 Beds
• Accomplishments/Awards }Sub-Acute Rehab
• Accomplishments/Awards
• Newly renovated
• State-of-the-art equipment
• Professional, courteous staff


-Property originally a lumber mill dating back to the mid-1700s
-Opened in 1998
-Beams from the original mill can be seen through- out Towne Square

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey

-Parent company of Crane’s Mill
-Over 100 years of helping NJ residents }Services include:
• Adoption Services
• Affordable Senior Housing
• Community Outreach
• Disaster Response
• Homeless Day Shelter
• Immigration & Refugee Services
• Special Needs Housing
• Senior Healthcare