Crane’s Mill resident thankful for 5-star nursing staff, therapy just steps from home.

An independent living resident sent us this inspiring letter about the care in our 5-star rated Health Center, and we are proud to share with you:

Over 12 years ago, my wife, Janet, and I sold our home in Livingston, and moved to Crane’s Mill. At the time, we were getting ready to retire, and wanted to live in an active, vibrant senior community in the West Essex area.  It was a wonderful experience for at least 10 years, as our independent apartment was spacious and comfortable, and we had all the amenities. Two years ago, Janet was called to heaven, and though I miss her terribly, I am surrounded by so many compassionate friends here at Crane’s Mill. Last month, I suffered a complicated health issue, and I didn’t realize what an important role the Crane’s Mill Health Center would play in my life. When I was discharged, I was too ill to return to my apartment, so I spent several weeks recuperating in the skilled nursing / subacute rehab area of the Crane’s Mill Health. There, I received many kindnesses, and great care from a 5-star nursing staff; I received physical therapy seven days a week, from a staff who always encouraged me, and I was visited daily by dozens of friends that my wife and I had made since coming to Crane’s Mill. I am back in my own apartment now, and I am so grateful that Janet and I had the foresight to move here ten years ago.

Artie Knutsen
West Caldwell, New Jersey

Family Grateful for Mom’s Successful Recovery at Crane’s Mill

“On behalf of our entire family, we would like to say “thank you” to the Crane’s Mill Health Center for all your great care and wonderful support that you provide to our mom over the past two months. When we first admitted our mom to Crane’s Mill, we felt so hopeless, but as the days and weeks passed, we realized that she was in the best hands and it gave us all hope and put us at ease. It is because of each and every one of you that mom’s recovery was so successful. Your facility always makes us feel so welcomed and treated us like family. We are so grateful to each of you and we will definitely miss all of our friends at the Crane’s Mill. Thank you again.”

The W. Family
Cedar Grove and Little Falls, NJ

Did You Know? Crane’s Mill accepts direct admissions for Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, & Sub-Acute Rehab

The Health Center at Crane’s Mill provides top-notch care for both residents of Crane’s Mill and of the community at large. For direct admissions from the outside, there is no entrance fee or community fee.

Crane’s Mill addresses the ever-changing needs of those desiring an active, independent lifestyle both today and tomorrow. Whether care is needed for a short term or as part of a comprehensive plan, residents and their loved ones can rest assured that Crane’s Mill will provide the care you need, when you need it.

In the Health Center, residents find an array of different living accommodations to meet their specific needs. From Assisted Living and Memory Support to Skilled Nursing and Sub-Acute Rehabilitation, the Health Center offers seniors excellent care in a state-of-the-art environment.

Click here to find out more about our renowned Health Center.

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.