Elegant. Lovely. Exquisite. These are among the adjectives Administrator Jean Monnecka hears guests use over and over again when they walk through the doors of CareOne at Teaneck to visit their loved ones.
“There’s a reason our residents feel at home here,” she says of the facility, which provides sub-acute rehabilitation and long-term care in a warm, gracious environment for 128 residents. “We take great care to make them feel welcome.”
CareOne at Teaneck residents enjoy the comforts of home from the moment they step inside. The stylish, newly-renovated center—located just minutes from the George Washington Bridge in Teaneck, NJ—offers all of the amenities one could hope for, including lush, landscaped gardens, engaging gathering spots, a restaurant-style dining room which overlooks an expansive patio, and a bright, beautiful synagogue with an on-site rabbi to offer spiritual guidance.
To make residents’ rooms even more homey, CareOne encourages guests to bring furniture, artwork, pictures and other beloved memorabilia from home, all of which is professionally moved at no cost.
Besides its elegant, restful environment and picturesque grounds, there are many reasons CareOne at Teaneck is the top choice for both sub-acute rehabilitative care and long-term living:
Five-Star Rating: CareOne at Teaneck recently received a five-star rating (a designation reserved for the top nursing facilities in the country) from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.“We’re extremely proud of our rating,” says Monnecka, noting that the facility admits and discharges about 100 patients per month. “Our ultimate goal is to get people feeling better and back into their homes, and we have a lot of success doing that.” The center also has an impressive record of retaining and promoting its nursing staff, so longer-term residents get to know their caregivers on a personal level. “We become part of our residents’ families, and they become part of ours,” she says.
Serving the Jewish Community: CareOne at Teaneck welcomes people of all faiths and offers a variety of programs for those of the Jewish faith. The center is Glatt Kosher, Cholov Yisroel and Pas Yisroel under the strict kosher supervision of the Star-K. The facility also has an on-site shul with Orthodox Shabbat and Yom Tov Minyanim. Rabbi Mordechai Feuerstein is the facility chaplain, offering spiritual guidance to all residents.
In addition, there are Shiurim and other exciting activities year round. Residents, their families, and members of the community are invited to take part in services and celebrations. “Our Jewish community is wider than just our facility,” Monnecka says. On Purim, CareOne at Teaneck had Megillah reading, and dozens of high school and college students dressed in costumes came to sing, dance and celebrate with the residents.
Residents can also take advantage of frequent outings, daily activities and celebrations customized to their unique interests and hobbies. “We take pride in getting to know each resident and in creating programs to nurture their mind, body and spirit,” Monnecka says.
Innovative Care: In addition to providing high-quality specialty clinical programs, such as memory care and on-site MD specialists, CareOne at Teaneck leverages the latest technologies to help patients get back on their feet faster. A shining example is CareOne’s use of the AlterG Treadmill, a new type of treadmill that uses “unweighting technology” to reduce a patient’s body weight by up to 80 percent. Designed originally for astronauts, the AlterG offers rehab patients a painless way to exercise much earlier in their recovery. Studies have shown that returning to activity as early as possible helps prevent muscle atrophy, decrease swelling and improve patient outcomes.
CareOne has also eliminated the hassle of waiting for medication deliveries by creating a Pharmacy Passport machine (one of the few of its kind in the area) which allows patients to receive their medications on-site. And it has an on-site lab so residents can get lab work done within the comforts of the facility.
These services are just a few ways CareOne continually endeavors to enhance the patient experience. “People see we’re different the moment they walk through our doors,” Monnecka says. “Whether patients stay for just a few days or become long-term members of our family, CareOne Teaneck is a special place they are proud to call ‘home.’”