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Community Updates Blog: Health Center

Cristine Franco, Administrator, Assisted Living and Memory Care at Crane's Mill

Crane’s Mill Staff Profile – Cristine Franco, Health Center Director

Read on to learn more about our Health Center Director Crane’s Mill’s five-star Health Center offers superior hands-on care, and we are lucky to have excellent leadership on our team. Cristine Franco, our Health Center Director, has been with Crane’s Mill since July 2019. She initially joined the team as Recreation Director before she was offered an opportunity to transition into an administration role, and took over as Health Center Director in May 2021. Cristine has always loved working with senior citizens, and especially enjoys getting to know residents at Crane’s Mill. “I’ve been able to forge great bonds with our …Read More »


Rachel Teixeira, Director of Nursing

Crane’s Mill Staff Profile – Rachel Teixeira, Director of Nursing

Enjoy this profile of our outstanding director of nursing Crane’s Mill’s five-star Health Center offers superior hands-on care. Rachel Teixeira, the Director of Nursing for our skilled nursing unit, has been with Crane’s Mill since summer 2021. Originally inspired to pursue nursing as a profession by her childhood experiences with the nurses who guided, taught, and cared for her, Rachel spent nine years as an emergency room nurse before seeking a nursing leadership position that brought her to Crane’s Mill. “As I learned more about the work during my time here, I started to really enjoy it,” she shares. “I …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Mandy Laraway

Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Crane’s Mill skilled nursing and rehabilitation offers five-star care. Mandy Laraway recently joined Crane’s Mill as our Health Center Administrator. Mandy is excited to join the Crane’s Mill team and is looking forward to meeting all the residents, families, and staff. Read more about Mandy’s background in the Crane’s Mill News section. …Read More »


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. 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 …Read More »


Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Offers Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Services

Open to residents of the greater community beyond just residents of Crane’s Mill, sub-acute rehabilitation at Crane’s Mill is renowned as one of the best in Northern New Jersey. Yes, Crane’s Mill has wonderful independent living apartments and cottages and excellent care in its assisted living and skilled nursing areas. But did you know that Crane’s Mill offers sub-actue rehabilitation services? Our on-site rehabilitation area is not exclusive just to Crane’s Mill residents—it’s open to anyone looking for the best in rehab services. Picture this scenario: you or a loved one need to have a knee replacement surgery. You pick …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Health Center Staff Receives Praise

We are proud to share this letter we received this morning. For more letters from family members, visit our reviews and testimonials page. To the Staff at the Crane’s Mill Health Center: Thank you very much for taking care of my mother these past three years. What you did for my mother goes beyond words I have in my vocabulary. My sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to the entire Crane’s Mill assisted living and skilled nursing staff. Wishing everyone at Crane’s Mill happiness and good health for many years ahead. Warmest regards, Ron S., Denville …Read More »



Summer Solstice Open House: Wednesday, June 21

Visit Crane’s Mill on Wednesday, June 21 for a special open house event featuring independent living apartments, our 48-acre campus, and our 5-Star Rated Health Center! Wednesday, June 21 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. RSVP: Call 973-276-3070 or click here to send an email. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Health Center – Everything You Need to Know

The Crane’s Mill Health Center in West Caldwell, New Jersey offers Assisted Living, Memory Support, Skilled Nursing, and Sub-Acute Rehabilitation services. Open to residents and members of the outside community, the Health Center at Crane’s Mill offers an array of care options for both short- and long-term needs. Assisted Living Assisted Living at Crane’s Mill provides exceptional lifestyle with the benefit of hands-on care for your individual needs. Our dedicated staff is available 24 hours a day for residents who require assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, going to meals, managing medications, and more. Memory Support A dedicated area within Assisted Living, the …Read More »


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 »