CareOne At Hanover Township And ShopRite Of Greater Morristown Develop Health And Wellness Partnership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lauren Fortier
Whippany, NJ – August 7, 2015 – ShopRite of Greater Morristown and CareOne at Hanover Township partnered to create a Community Re-Entry Program for post-acute rehabilitation patients. The program provides patients with the opportunity to practice daily living activities, such as transferring in and out of the car and grocery shopping, prior to discharge.
Through the program, CareOne at Hanover patients will visit ShopRite of Greater Morristown with their physical or occupational therapist two weeks before their discharge date, then again the week before they return home. Therapists will provide physical and occupational therapy with patients during these visits while assisting them in re-acclimating themselves with day-to-days tasks.
Patients can also take advantage of the wide variety of services offered by ShopRite of Greater Morristown, including:
- Free consultations with the store’s on site Registered Dietitian. “I love creating personalized shopping lists and menu ideas for our guests,” said ShopRite of Greater Morristown Registered Dietitian Jessica Guarnieri. “Whether it be low sodium, heart healthy, or diabetic, there are so many products in our store that can fit someone’s lifestyle. I can show them where these products are located and how to use them.”
- Meetings with the Pharmacist to discuss their medications and arrange for at-home medication delivery. Patients will also have medications delivered to CareOne at Hanover Township before they are discharged. “One of my favorite parts of my job is interacting with our guests. I like to take the time to explain their medications, answer any questions they may have and inform them about all the great pharmacy programs we offer,” said ShopRite of Greater Morristown Pharmacist Audrey Wallace, PharmD. “I’m excited to partner with CareOne and make a personal connection with their patients and aid in their care and treatment plans.”
- ShopRite from Home, which allows patients to purchase all of their groceries online with the option of picking up their purchases at a separate entrance of the store or having the order delivered straight to their home.
“Village Super Market’s (ShopRite of Greater Morristown’s parent company) mission statement is ‘Helping Families Live Better’ and we believe that partnering with CareOne and helping to transition patients back into the community really embodies this statement,” said Village Super Market, Inc. Director of Business Relations Amanda Fischer. “Our pharmacy, dietitian and ShopRite from Home services can create a healthier and more convenient lifestyle for those in need. This is really a unique opportunity, we are excited to get started and hopefully expand the idea to other stores.”
The new initiative was launched last week. CareOne at Hanover Township patient Roy Gartrell, his therapist Jorge Castro, OTR and Director of Rehabilitation Dominic Olivo, PT, DPT visited ShopRite of Greater Morristown, where they met with the dietitian and pharmacist and practiced grocery shopping and using Shoprite from Home. Mr. Gartrell said he enjoyed the experience and can’t wait to do it again.
“We are thrilled to provide this comprehensive program to improve the health and wellness of our patients and individuals in the community,” said CareOne at Hanover Administrator Shirley Cabildo. “This service is unique to CareOne and we feel privileged to be the first center to participate in this innovation, which will enable a smoother transition to home for our patients.”
To see photos from the program launch and learn more about CareOne at Hanover Township’s programs and services, please visit www.careonehanovertownship.com.