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Best of Newark Senior Living

The care you or your loved one receives is vital, and you want the best. can help you find the best by searching numerous care facilities in your area.  You can also read reviews on their site, get price ranges, and check amenities.  Every year selects the Best of Senior Living Award winners. Here is more information on requirements to win this award. Below is an overview of 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners near the Newark area.

Assisted Living Winners

Assisted living communities help residents remain independent by offering help with personal care, transportation, meal preparation, and light housekeeping. Residents can live a maintenance-free lifestyle and focus on activities, wellness programs, and other entertainment events.

Atria Cranford is near Rahway River Park. This community offers support for daily living through personalized services, skilled care, and numerous engaging activities.  Residents can choose from 20 gourmet meal options daily.  There are numerous trips and excursions to get residents away including local shopping, restaurants, casinos, museums, and sporting events.  Residents can also take trips to nearby New York City.

Other amenities include beautician on-site, medication assistance, visiting a dentist and podiatrist, religious services, on-site therapy services, 24-hour care, and more. Residents are allowed to have pets.

One review stated, “We are pleased with the care of this great community. The caring staff is always patient and helps out with any changes. The menu is very good with a wide selection and variety.”

Another reviewer was pleased with his dad’s experience saying, “My dad seems to be acclimating very well to this community.  He loves the food and staff.  They are doing a wonderful job with him.”

Spring Hills in Morristown offers a tailored approach to each resident’s care plan. The modern facility offers resort-style amenities including beauty and barber shop, personal concierge services, weekly housekeeping, linens, wellness classes, meals, and snacks. Pets are allowed.

There are a variety of activities available each day.  Transportation is available for shopping, errands, and excursions. Residents can choose from a variety of floor plans.

The reviews are extremely positive.  One states, “I gave this community a five-star rating because a community is only as good as their management.  The management team at Spring Hill is second to none. The care here is wonderful, and residents are treated with dignity and respect.”

Several reviews raved about the staff.  One stated, “The staff is so attentive and personable, including the director, nurses, aides, and dining employees.  They take the time to get to know their residents and families.”

Sunrise of Paramus offers quality and innovation in their care services. Residents can keep the privacy they had in their previous home, but will also enjoy a carefree lifestyle without having to cook, clean, take out the trash, or drive. This community offers a variety of care to help with a resident’s evolving needs including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and hospice.

In the assisted living area, Sunrise of Paramus offers residents assistance with daily life.  They have programs to help residents with their minds, bodies, and spirits.  These programs include gardening club, drama club, poetry group, art classes, walking club, bowling, aerobics, current event discussions, memory games, lecture series, and more.

Each resident gets a customized service plan to meet his or her needs.  Staff will meet with the family regularly to see if anything in the plan needs to be updated.

Reviews are positive about the staff and level of care.  One review says, “The care the staff provided my mother was outstanding.  The staff was always so kind, patient, and caring to her.”

Alzheimer’s Care Winners

Patients with Alzheimer’s or another memory-related condition need specialized attention and security. Memory care facility staff are fully prepared to handle these conditions through high levels of training. Every patient is different in memory care, but all need to have a comfortable, familiar setting and security to prevent falls and wandering.

Memory Care Living in Montville recently renovated its facilities to make them even more comfortable for their residents. The facility is small and homelike to make memory care patients feel more comfortable. Each resident has his or her private bedroom.

The environment is stimulating and supportive for memory care.  Memory Care Living wants to help the families dealing with the complexity of memory loss. They offer programs to help educate the families about the disease and help bring them closer to their loved one.

One reviewer wrote, “I thought the place was lovely and had a lot of great amenities for their residents. The staff is very friendly.”

Another review stated, “The community at Memory Care Living has the feel of home and family. Making the decision to move a parent there is never easy, but the staff and family atmosphere made the transition easy.”

In-Home Care Winners

In-home care provides needed care for seniors including medical care and assistance with dressing, meals, bathing, and other hygiene routines.  All these services can be done at the individual’s home to make it comparable to other assisted living care without having to move.

iHeart Home Care won the Best of Senior Living Award in the in-home care category.  It is family-owned and operated.  They provide affordable and customized care for patients. They take the time to review each patient’s needs to be sure the care plan addresses all areas of attention.

They also offer aides that speak various languages, so there is no translator needed.  iHeart Home carefully screens all caregivers to find reliable employees. Each caregiver has full workers’ compensation and liability insurance since they are agency employees.

Reviewers commented on the compassionate care.  One review stated, “Working with the professional staff at iHeart Home Care made the process very easy and seamless. I have used this company for about a year, and I can see how the proper care and attention have raised my grandfather’s morale.  He can now live comfortably at home.” 

You can review the entire list of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners here.  You can search for other senior care options on in the Newark area.

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