Crane’s Mill Blog: Continuing Care

Crane’s Mill Health Center Reviews

Have you read these reviews of Crane’s Mill? We often receive letters, notes, and e-mails about our facility, our personnel, and the care provided to our residents. They are always heartwarming and unique, as every resident and their family has a special story to tell. From tales of life at our community to family members’ experiences with our staff, each letter is a one-of-a-kind testament to the excellent level of care we strive to provide, the elegant environment to which we meticulously tend, and the caring hearts that we bring to work each and every day. Click here to read …Read More »


Did You Know? Crane’s Mill has a Dedicated Memory Support Unit.

Part of our Assisted Living Facility, our Memory Support Unit at Crane’s Mill is an important part of the continuum of care offered in our community. Many people are aware of the wonderful independent living area of Crane’s Mill, home to the well-appointed apartments and cottages, dining options, trips, live entertainment, and more. Plus, people are familiar with our skilled nursing and sub-acute rehab areas, which are open to Crane’s Mill residents and members of the greater community to help after a hospital stay or illness. What you may not know is that 18 of our 66 Assisted Living apartments …Read More »


Asking the Right Questions When Visiting a Retirement Community

When considering any new place to call home, it’s important to have all the details you need to make an informed decision—and choosing a retirement community is no different. Here is a short list of vital questions to ask as you visit different communities: How convenient is the location? What’s around the community? Is the community a true Continuing Care Retirement Community with a licensed Skilled Nursing Unit? What types of contracts and financial options are available? Does the community offer a Lifecare option? How does the management and staff address questions and concerns from its residents? Ask for a disclosure statement showing the community’s financial statements for the last …Read More »


Making the Right Move for You

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



Resident Grateful for Care Received at Crane’s Mill

Crane’s Mill resident expresses gratitude for the care received while in rehabilitation after an illness. A long-time Crane’s Mill resident wrote a letter to the editor of The Progress about the care received in our Health Center. Crane’s Mill helped him recover from his illness, and he’s back on his feet in independent living—what a phenomenal story! It shows just one example of many stories happening every day in our community. Click here to read the article on The Progress website. Plus, be sure to read our Crane’s Mill Reviews page, where you’ll find many more letters, emails, and testimonials …Read More »


Crane’s Milll Health Center In The News

Fairfield Township Family appreciates Crane’s Mill Staff The Crane’s Mill Health Center has a great reputation as a dignified, caring and supportive environment. We were so happy to see this Letter to the Editor of The Progress about our Health Center, and wanted to share it with our readers: Letter to the Editor of The Progress, February 22, 2013 …Read More »


End of Life Issues: A Medical Lecture Brought to you by Barnabas Health and Crane’s Mill

Please join us at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, NJ for a very special medical seminar Join Jaqueline M. Pagano, Community Liaison, Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center for a discussion about end-of-life issues and the choices you will make surrounding end-of-life care. We will also review the Five Wishes advanced protocol training tool. Tuesday, February 12th 1:30 p.m. Crane’s Mill 459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ RSVP to Barbara Davey by calling 973-276-3004 or email BDavey@lsmnj.org. …Read More »


Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Facts & Figures

Today we’d like to share with you answers to some “frequently asked questions.” Here’s a fun sheet of facts & figures you might find helpful when researching the best retirement communities in the New Jersey area: Do you have questions that you don’t see answered above? Please send us an email or call 973-276-3001. We’re happy to help by providing any information you may need to help with your retirement research. …Read More »


Independent Retirement Living or Assisted Living—What are the Differences and Which is Right for You?

As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Crane’s Mill in Essex County, NJ offers its residents levels of care ranging from Independent Living to Assisted Living and Memory Support to Skilled Nursing and Sub-Acute Rehab care. What is “Independent Retirement Living”? It’s just like living in your own home, but with the added benefit of services and amenities. Included for all residents are housekeeping, transportation, maintenance, emergency response system, exercise classes, social and cultural offerings and so much more. Also included is a flexible meal plan that covers a five-course dinner every night in the Candleberry Dining Room with the option of …Read More »