Making the Right Move for You

Considering a move to a retirement community? Make sure they have a skilled nursing facility on-hand.

A closer look the Skilled Nursing Unit in the Crane’s Mill Health Center

We talk quite a bit about the luxurious apartments and cottages, the beauty of the natural wildlife surrounding our campus, and of course the wonderful hotel-like services and amenities. Plus the delicious food, indoor pool and gym, friendly staff and more.

All of those items are very important when choosing a retirement community. You want to make sure you’re in a place that fits your personality, needs and wants. You’re moving because you want a wonderful lifestyle.

But you’re also making this move to secure your future, and should you have a fall or other medical occurrence, chances are you will need to spend some time in rehabilitation before returning to your apartment or cottage. This is the case for people of all ages, and of course becomes increasingly important as we age.

So make sure to ask the question “Does this community have a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center on-site?” If not, you may need to move again should you need skilled nursing or rehabilitative care.

An independent living resident receives rehabilitative care.

Should you find yourself in the hospital, you need to make a decision as to where you will get your care. Typically you choose from a list of area facilities without the benefit of exploring the facility in-person or doing the proper research to ensure they provide the great care you need.

At Crane’s Mill, we have a 24-hour skilled nursing and rehab department in our health center. If a Crane’s Mill resident is in a position to need this high level of care, the choice has been made in advance as to where they will spend their time in rehabilitation. They likely even know the staff, residents and neighbors. And they certainly know they will receive the top-notch care that Crane’s Mill provides. You can click here to find out more details on this specialized area of our community.

Families Should Be Proactive When Considering Senior Living Options

Have you read our very own Barbara Davey’s Q&A piece from a recent edition of the Star-Ledger?

Residents enjoying a chat in Towne Square.

Residents enjoying a chat in Towne Square.

You can access the piece here, and be sure to check back and let us know your thoughts!

Barbara chats with readers about independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, and more! As our very own “hospital lady,” Barbara’s expertise comes from over 25 years of working in the industry. We think you’ll find she is a valuable resource.

Click here to visit the article, then be sure to click here to send us an email to discuss.

Did You Know?

Crane’s Mill accepts direct admissions in our Skilled Nursing and Sub-Acute Rehabilitation departments.

TM on the BikeOur residents enjoy the comfort that comes from knowing if they have a surgery, illness, or other trip to the hospital, and are in need of rehab after, they come right home to Crane’s Mill and its exceptional rehabilitation department.

However, many local residents may not know that you can enjoy that same excellent healthcare even if you are not a Crane’s Mill resident.

We accept many direct admissions every month from local hospitals such as HackensackUMC Mountainside, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Morristown Medical Center, as well as rehab centers like Kessler Rehabilitation.

Are you interested in learning more? We welcome tours in advance of a hospital stay to make sure Crane’s Mill is the right fit for you or a loved one—call us at 973-276-3016 to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sub-Acute Rehab at Crane’s Mill

Did you know that you can complete your sub-acute rehabilitation at Crane’s Mill?

That’s right, you don’t have to live at Crane’s Mill resident to enjoy the same excellent healthcare as our residents. If your doctor decides you need physical, occupational, speech, or other therapy after a hospital stay, you may be eligible for a stay in our Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Department.


For more info, call 973-276-3016 or click here to visit the rehabilitation area of our website.

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.”

Sincerely,

August M.
West Orange, New Jersey