At New Community Extended Care, our relationship with family members is critically important. Our vision for holistic care involves your input in creating a plan of care for your loved one. We value your feedback on the services provided to your loved one. At New Community Extended Care, your loved one is our priority.
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Call us today to visit New Community Extended Care. We are located at 266 South Orange Avenue in Newark, New Jersey, and welcome visits Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact our Admissions Coordinator Rhonda Nobles at 973-585-9610 or email@example.com.
- Workshops and support services
- Family education
- Respite care
- Mental and behavior health counseling services at New Community Family Service Bureau
- One-stop community resources at the New Community Family Success Center
Support groups can provide a lifeline for caregivers, especially those caring for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets monthly at New Community Extended Care , 266 South Orange Avenue in Newark. The meetings are free and held the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and are led by Director of Nursing Veronica Onwunaka. Refreshments are served.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is a progressive and fatal brain disease causing memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies and social life. An estimated 5.3 million Americans are living with the disease, including more than 350,000 individuals and their care partners in New Jersey. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Support Group, call the front desk at 973-624-2020.
Our mission is to touch people’s lives through holistic care at New Community Extended Care. Read the stories of these three residents to see how we are bringing a healing touch to members of our community.
Name: Kenneth Watson
Background: A month after Kenneth Watson suffered a stroke, he came to New Community Extended Care with serious challenges. “I couldn’t walk,” recalled Watson, whose speech was also affected by his stroke. Less than two months after his five to six times a week rehab regimen, Watson is back on his feet but it wasn’t without hard work. “I can say that they put me to work but they know their limitations,” he said. “I had a lot of fun. They always made me laugh,” Watson added. Watson’s speech has also improved and he said he’s able to carry on longer conversations with greater ease. “Every day you want to come to therapy because there’s so much love and it makes you want to come,” he said. “I’m going to miss it.”
Name: Peggy Trotman
Background: Peggy Trotman’s schedule for therapy appointments was intensive: one to two hours a day, six days a week. But the payoff has been priceless, she said. “I feel myself walking better. I’m not stumbling,” she said. Trotman came to NCC Extended Care after dealing with heart issues, dizziness, and getting a pacemaker in February. She had stayed at Extended Care in 2011 and wanted to return a second time for her most recent rehab stint. “Everybody here was so nice, I wanted to come back,” said Trotman, who previously struggled to walk but can now stroll outside with minor assistance from a cane. “I would recommend it to anybody, I really would,” she said of the rehab. “You need to do it in order to get strong and get back your health.”
Name: Phyllis Burns
Background: Phyllis Burns says she deals with several different health issues—an irregular heartbeat, arthritis, and being legally blind—so when she fell off her bed at home and blacked out, she needed a lot of support in her recovery. The fall impacted both her left arm and leg, so Burns had to work on small improvements, such as increasing foot movements. “At first, I didn’t want to be here. I was down and out,” she acknowledged. Gradually, as her condition improved, Burns advanced to lifting a bar and focused on regaining her balance. She also found the staff to be her source of support throughout the process. “I call them my angels. They came into my room to encourage me,” she said during her stay at the nursing home.