Crane’s Mill: a Certified Wildlife Habitat

If you’ve visited the Crane’s Mill campus, you may have noticed small animals such as American Robins and Canadian Geese, and larger ones like wild turkeys and stunning families of deer who call Crane’s Mill their home. You may have also noticed the sign stating that the Crane’s Mill campus is a Certified Wildlife Habitat.

Certified by the National Wildlife Federation, Crane’s Mill, a continuing care retirement community in West Caldwell, NJ, contains “all the basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive,” including:
Providing food for wildlife
Supplying water for wildlife
Create cover for wildlife
Give wildlife a place to raise their young

 

We at Crane’s Mill are proud of our certification, and invite you to come visit our community see its beauty for yourself!

Crane’s Mill Health Center – Everything You Need to Know

The Crane’s Mill Health Center in West Caldwell, New Jersey offers Assisted Living, Memory Support, Skilled Nursing, and Sub-Acute Rehabilitation services.

Open to residents and members of the outside community, the Health Center at Crane’s Mill offers an array of care options for both short- and long-term needs.

Dinner in the Crane’s Mill Assisted Living dining room.

Assisted Living
Assisted Living at Crane’s Mill provides exceptional lifestyle with the benefit of hands-on care for your individual needs. Our dedicated staff is available 24 hours a day for residents who require assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, going to meals, managing medications, and more.

Memory Support
A dedicated area within Assisted Living, the Memory Support Unit is specially designed and staffed to meet the needs of individuals living with memory challenges.

Skilled Nursing Care
Crane’s Mill offers licensed skilled nursing care to individuals who need 24-hour care or rehabilitative services. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

A Crane’s Mill independent living resident utilizing the sub-acute rehab services in the Health Center.

Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
The rehabilitation department at Crane’s Mill offers state-of-the-art equipment and is suited for both long- and short-term stays. Services include:
Physical, Cognitive, and Occupational Therapy; Speech, Language, and Swallowing Therapy; Conditioning Programs; Wound Care; Pain Management; and I.V. Therapy.

Independent Living residents at Crane’s Mill can utilize the Health Center on an as-needed basis, and can also make the move full-time should their needs change as they age. For instance, a resident may begin to experience dementia, and require a move to our Memory Support Unit to ensure their health and safety.

The Health Center is also open to those who are not already Crane’s Mill residents. For example, an area person who needs surgery can get themselves well in our Sub-Acute Rehab area, or a family can arrange a respite stay for a parent or grandparent in our Assisted Living should the need arise.

Regardless of the level of care, the Crane’s Mill Health Center receives excellent reviews from residents and their families. Click this link to read more about their experiences.

For more info on the Crane’s Mill Health Center, call 973-276-3016 or click here to contact us.

Crane’s Mill Events Calendar – Plan Your Next Visit Today!

Things are really heating up at Crane’s Mill!

Mark-your-calendarEach year our events calendar fills up with all sorts of fun and educational programs in spring and summer, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever!

In 2017, we have tons to offer including “Live! at Crane’s Mill” and our Spring Speaker Series. Plus, we’re always adding programs, so be sure to check back often to see what’s new!

Check out our full events calendar by clicking here, and plan your next visit today!

About Our Neighbor: West Essex Park

West Essex Park is literally right in our backyard here at Crane’s Mill

West Essex Park – next door to Crane’s Mill

You may already know that Crane’s Mill is a 48-acre oasis that combines the natural beauty of a Certified Wildlife Habitat with an upscale residential retirement setting.

What you may not know is that our nature walking trails on the west end of our campus lead directly into West Essex Park—home to over 1,300 acres of parkland including an environmental center, boating and canoe landings, golf driving range, and so much more! Plus, birdwatchers know West Essex Park as a destination to see some of their more elusive feathered friends.

For more on West Essex Park, please visit the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs.

Plus, stay tuned to the Crane’s Mill Courier as we share more of our favorite local spots including other parks, restaurants, theaters, museums, and more. Do have a favorite spot that you would like to see profiled? Click here to send us an email—we’d love to hear from you!

All About Successful Aging

Crane’s Mill, a senior living community in Essex County, New Jersey, is committed to the successful aging of its residents.

A Crane’s Mill resident uses the Telesensory Machine in our library.

The Crane’s Mill staff is continuously searching for new ways to ensure our residents are able to stay active and healthy throughout their retirement.

There are examples of this type of commitment to successful aging all around the campus. For instance, in our library, there is a Telensory Machine, which magnifies text and images in books up to 50 times their original size. This machine was brought to Crane’s Mill in part because of our resident low vision support group and their dedication to ensuring that people with vision impairment can still enjoy books, magazines, and other printed materials.

Another great example is the Hearing Loop technology installed in Hinman Hall. Here’s a link to an article that provides more details about the technology, and how Crane’s Mill uses it to keep our residents and guests “in the loop.”

We’ve heard of many more great things to come in the area of successful aging, and we’ll be sure to post about them right here on the Crane’s Mill Courier as we learn more.