Caldwell Resident Thanks Crane’s Mill

The following appeared in this week’s edition of The Progress newspaper. To read more, be sure to check out our running “testimonials” web page.

EDITOR: I was hospitalized this past May, and needed sub-acute rehabilitation. While I did not know what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised. I arrived at Crane’s Mill and was given a nice room with a window view.

I spent nearly a month at the Health Center, and I found the staff to be very professional.

One employee in particular was especially wonderful – Pat Wilson, in the dietary department. She made me the most delicious meals, and went out of her way to insure my diet was low-salt. She had a genuine concern for all of the people and always had a smile and a kind word.

I want to thank everyone for helping me during my recovery, and would recommend the Crane’s Mill Health Center.

FRANK M.

Caldwell

West Caldwell Resident Thanks Crane’s Mill for Efforts

The following letter appeared in a recent edition of The Progress newspaper. We were so happy and proud to read another letter touting our Health Center’s exceptional care. To see more, click here to visit our testimonials page.

While many individuals living in the area may think of Crane’s Mill as a retirement community for independent living, there is also a wonderful Health Center that is part of Crane’s Mill.

Thanks to the Health Center, I have the peace of mind knowing that my mother had another very positive experience during her rehabilitation at Crane’s Mill – and this has been her third visit within two years.

We were pleased that the medical team was always available and answered all of my questions, as well as listened to my suggestions. While we found all of the staff to be professional and caring, one of my mother’s nurses, in particular, Djemila, always had a smile on her face, and whenever I needed assistance she would say, “I can do that for you,” whether it was her job or not. She was always there to help in any way possible. She is not only a wonderful nurse, but a beautiful human being. Another employee, Pat, from the dietary department always went above and beyond to help mom with her meals and her specific diet.

As you can probably surmise, we had a very positive experience, and I wanted to commend the staff for all that they do.

Barbara B.
West Caldwell, New Jersey

Crane’s Mill Thanked by Verona Man

A Verona resident recently needed rehab in our Sub-Acute Rehab department. We are proud to share this letter letter he sent to us after his stay.

“I found the following employees particularly outstanding: Devisha Patel, physician assistant; Laurel Fastow, social worker; Rose, Rosa, Terry and especially Cathleen, all wonderful nurses; Pierre, Carmelita and Selwin, all nursing assistants; and Pat from dietary and her entire kitchen staff. They were all great.

I also want to thank Michael Maykish and his rehab staff on the way they helped me during my stay at Crane’s Mill, especially Nino and Jigigha. I also want to make note of Ajshe, Rose, Narse, and all of the wonderful housekeeping and laundry ladies. What a great place.

Mercy Gonzalez, Administrator, you have a wonderful team.”

John L.
Verona, New Jersey

Family Thankful for Father’s Care

We are proud to share this letter we recently received from a resident’s family.

Our father passed away in his sleep at age 84 on Dec. 27. He was a resident at the Crane’s Mill Health Center, and while we are all sad at his passing, we are happy that he was well cared for, had minimal pain, and has joined our mother.

We, his children, very much appreciated the care and love the Crane’s Mill staff showed toward our father. Everyone, including the social worker staff, the skilled nurses, and the doctors were especially kind to our father during his residence at Crane’s Mill for the months of November and December.

Physician Assistant Patel and many of the excellent nurses come to mind, but frankly, there are so many who deserve our thanks and gratitude.

We know that our Dad liked residing at Crane’s Mill very much, and was appreciative of the care. Please know that all of you have our genuine and sincere thanks, and we are grateful to everyone who was involved in making him feel warm, comfortable and at rest.

INGRID J. B.
STEPHEN SCOTT N.
Fairfield, New Jersey

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