Community Updates Blog: Skilled Nursing

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 »

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 »

Crane’s Mill Reviews

Read reviews from New Jersey and beyond about the Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing services at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell How do you know if you or your loved one are going to receive excellent care in an Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing or Sub-Acute Rehab setting? Sure, you can learn plenty from the admissions personnel, do online research, and even visit the community. But when you really want to know the truth about a community, it’s best to hear from the residents and their family. How did the staff treat them throughout their stay? Was the community clean and …Read More »

Daughter Thanks Crane’s Mill for Mother’s Care

We recently received this letter from a daughter of a former resident, and are happy and proud to share with you here: My mother lived at Crane’s Mill for almost 10 years, and had a wonderful experience there! She did the usual progression through the different levels of care– she started out in Independent Living for several years, where she made many friends and had an active social life. She moved to Assisted Living when she had an accident and her health started failing, and then did several stints in Skilled Nursing, following various hospitalizations. Once when she was in …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 »

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 »

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 »