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.

Crane’s Mill Health Center: Assisted Living, Memory Support, Skilled Nursing, and Sub-Acute Rehab

Staying active as we age is paramount to leading fulfilling lives. Sometimes as we get older, we start to need some help maintaining the lifestyle we desire. That’s where the Crane’s Mill Health Center shines.

Our Health Center consists of four levels of care:
Assisted Living – a collection of studio apartments providing an elegant lifestyle with supportive care for our activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, and going to meals.
Memory Support – a secure area of our community with specialized staff and programming specifically designed for those with memory impairment.
Skilled Nursing – for both short- and long-term, round-the-clock senior healthcare.
Sub-Acute Rehab – short-term rehabilitation for those needed physical, occupational, speech, swallowing therapies and so much more.

Interested in learning more? Call us at 973-276-3016 or click here to send us an email to schedule a tour. In the meantime, please enjoy our video tour of the health center:

Crane’s Mill Health Center Receives 5-Star Rating

Searching for a healthcare facility that provides five-star care in skilled nursing and sub-acute rehab just became easier for residents of the West Essex area.

Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded this highest rating, Five-Star, to the skilled nursing and sub-acute rehab units of the Crane’s Mill Health Center, located in West Caldwell.

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help individuals, families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily, and to identify key areas related to the quality of care. Key areas include: recent health inspections, staffing ratios, and quality measures, which encompass 11 essential areas. Those facilities that have achieved a 5-star rating are considered to deliver a quality of care significantly above average.

The Crane’s Mill Health Center consists of 132 beds, 66 of which are designated to provide skilled nursing and sub-acute care. The sub-acute rehab area of Crane’s Mill accepts direct admissions from hospitals and medical centers for Medicare beneficiaries who require short-term care. The patient does not have to live at Crane’s Mill. The remaining beds are assigned to studio apartments in the assisted living and memory care units of the Crane’s Mill Health Center.

According to Mercy Gonzales, RN, CDP, CALA, LNHA, Administrator, “Achieving a Five-Star Quality Rating is the goal of every long-term nursing facility. This award is the result of incredible teamwork from all our various areas, including admissions, rehab, nursing, housekeeping, dietary, recreation, and all ancillary areas.  I’m so proud to head up this incredible team.”

Explore the Crane’s Mill Health Center

Have you watched the new Crane’s Mill Health Center video yet?

It’s a 4-minute video tour of our renowned on-site healthcare facility, including assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation. Check it out below, and be sure to send us an email to let us know what you would like to see us film next!

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.