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Not Just Bingo!

Linda Baker ADC, Activities Director Skilled Nursing on Monday, November 13, 2017
Activities are vital in maintaining residents’ mental and physical well-being. Programs include arts and crafts, trivia, word games, board games, exercise, tossing games, worship service, pet therapy, (yes, bingo), sing-alongs and music ...

Housekeeping improvements

Erica Peralpa, Director of Housekeeping on Monday, November 6, 2017
Hi​,​ my name is Erica. I ​am the Director of Housekeeping​. Since I started my career at The Fountains,​ we have improved​ the laundry room ​by installing new ​washers and dryers. Installing more ...

Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Monique Turner, Director of Social Services on Monday, October 30, 2017
The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is an annual period of time when current Medicare users can chose to reevaluate their Medicare coverage and /or Part D plan. The open enrollment period is October 15th to December 17th. During this time Medicare ...

Wellness Center at the Fountains

Andrea Rowand, Wellness Center Nurse on Monday, October 23, 2017
Welcome to the Wellness center at the Fountains. We are pleased to announce our extended hours! 7am to 8pm Monday thru Friday. These extended hours help us better serve our community and residents. We offer a wide variety of services to the ...

How To Stay Hydrated When Your Sick

Jaime Patnode: Medical Receptionist on Monday, October 16, 2017
When you're sick, you hear it over and over: "Get plenty of fluids." And it’s true. Your body needs extra hydration when you’re trying to get well. Not getting enough fluids can affect the body’s ability to fight infection. But ...

Alzheimer's​ ​Association Walk

Jennifer​ ​Ridgeway,​ ​LPN​ ​Director​ ​of​ &# on Friday, October 6, 2017
In​ ​light​ ​of​ ​the​ ​upcoming​ ​walk​ ​for​ ​Alzheimer's​ ​Association​ ​on​ ​October​ ​8th​ ​in ...

Main Functions of The Human Resource Department

Kim Bancroft, Human Resources on Monday, October 2, 2017
The Human Resource Department, formally known as Personnel Department, has six main functions as follows: Recruitment – the process of finding and hiring the best qualified candidate Safety – training of employees to reduce work ...

Hip Fracture causing the fall, or fall causing the hip fracture?

Steven Melchiorre on Monday, September 25, 2017
What comes first? One of the most serious fall injuries is a broken hip. It is hard to recover from a hip fracture and afterwards many people are not able to live on their own. As the U.S. population gets older, the number of hip fractures is ...

Home Modifications for Senior Safety

Andrea Fanz on Monday, September 18, 2017
Use this home modification checklist to keep your loved one safe while they age in place. Hidden hazards in the home can make seniors’ lives more challenging and put them at greater risk of injury. Inexpensive home modifications can make a ...

Anxiety​ ​in​ ​Elderly​ ​Population

Sia Janga on Monday, September 11, 2017
Anxiety​ ​can​ ​interfere​ ​with​ ​an​ ​older​ ​adult’s​ ​day​ ​to​ ​day​ ​function.​ ​​​If​ ...

Farm to Table

Maria D'Orazio on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Here at The Fountains, we support our local farmers by using everything in season. Jersey tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, zucchini, squash, cantaloupe, asparagus, and corn accompany our menus daily. Residents and their families can trust that ...

Medicaid PNA

Barbara Hurst, Business Office Manager on Monday, August 28, 2017
There has been an increase in the Personal Needs Allowance for Long Term Care Medicaid Residents. Effective July 1, 2017, the PNA amount has increased $15.00 bringing the new amount to $50.00. We are not sure if new PR1 forms will be created for ...

Resident Bios June to August

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, August 21, 2017
We warmly welcome our new residents who moved in June through August! Paul Ivins was born in Camden, New Jersey and raised in Blackwood, New Jersey. He moved into The Fountains on June 12th, 2017. He was enlisted in the United States Navy for 4 ...

The Fountain's Resident Concierge Program

Jenna McGrail on Monday, August 14, 2017
The Fountains concierge service enhances the living experience for our residents and truly helps make our community feel like home. But it’s so much more than a service- it is a supportive, easy-to-use amenity that helps residents manage their ...

Strategies for Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease: Patience, Compassion and Flexibility

Andrea Fanz on Monday, August 7, 2017
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease flings every member of the family into a difficult and often chaotic situation. Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is a full-time undertaking. As Alzheimer’s progresses, everyone; spouse, children ...

Young Mind from a Healthy Body

Andrea Fanz on Monday, July 24, 2017
Most people believe that the only way to maintain a sharp mind is by completing intellectual activities such as reading, solving problems or studying new information. However, studies show that physical exercise is actually highly effective in ...

Tips for Seniors on Staying Mentally Sharp

Andrea on Monday, July 17, 2017
Promising research indicates that taking the following steps can help keep your mind sharp as you age: • Control cholesterol problems and high blood pressure. These conditions can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke, which are ...

Summer tips

Steven Melchiorre on Monday, July 10, 2017
Dear Fountains Community, My name is Steven Melchiorre and I am a Physical Therapist for Balance Rehabilitation and I provide rehabilitation services to this community. I am familiar with many of you, but I have not had the pleasure to meet all of ...

Keeping Proper Caregiver Records

Andrea Fanz on Monday, July 3, 2017
It’s not uncommon for adult children to find themselves in a caregiving role for an aging loved one. Whether the transition was gradual, at first just helping out with tasks like transportation or housekeeping until more medical care was ...

Assisted Living, Simplified

Andrea Fanz on Monday, June 26, 2017
While life has its changes, the transition from an independent lifestyle to Assisted Living does not always come naturally. It's a choice that can only be made with the proper support, advice, and information. Before you and your family make the ...

About Louise M. Falzarano, Move In Coordinator

Louise M. Falzarano, Move In Coordinator on Monday, June 19, 2017
Well it is almost a year since I became Move-In-Coordinator here at the Fountains at Cedar Parke and I can say that I am very happy in this position. I love working with the new incoming residents and the other staff members that help in getting the ...

New Resident Biographies

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, June 12, 2017
We warmly welcome our new residents to The Fountains community! We hope you enjoy your new hope as much as we enjoy having you! John H. Quinn: John Quinn was born and raised in Riverton, NJ. He moved into The Fountains on April 25, 2017. Mr. Quinn ...

Seniors in Summer

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, June 5, 2017
Summer is right around the corner and that means hotter temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Summertime is a time of fun and relaxation for most people who can endure the heat and participate in outdoor activities. However, the senior population and ...

Online Activities Give Aging Brains a Boost

Andrea Fanz on Monday, May 22, 2017
The best exercise for your brain? Use it! A new study finds that knowing your way around the Internet and using digital tools may help you hang onto your memory and other cognitive skills – even improve them – as you age. Using ...

Take Care of the Skin You’re In

Pam Davis on Monday, May 15, 2017
With Winter upon us, it is a good time to talk about caring for our skin. As we spend more time indoors and crank the heat up, skin gets dry, no matter what type of heat you are using. It’s important to use a moisturizer and prevent dryness ...

The Fountains Move in Experience Testimonial

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, May 8, 2017
A new resident moved into our facility this week and his family was pleased with the move in process. She took the time to send the testimonial below to our Move In Coordinator, Louise Dunn. Louise has done a fantastic job since she started June ...

Music & The Elderly

Christa Bergamo on Monday, May 1, 2017
This fall, our Assisted Living community participated in the Music & Memory research program. Through this program we were able to obtain individual iPods for our residents and loaded them with personalized music play lists through iTunes. ...

The History of The Fountains at Cedar Parke

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, April 24, 2017
The Fountains at Cedar Parke was founded by Mr. Ellis G. Willard who was President of Presbyterian Homes of New Jersey. Construction was started in 1987 and opened July 5th, 1989. It was originally called Harvest Village under Presbyterian Homes and ...

April showers bring May flowers

Linda Baker, ADC Activities Director Skilled Nursing on Monday, April 17, 2017
April also offers many other events. Passover, Easter, Earth Day and Arbor Day are all celebrated in April. Our residents created a lovely Easter craft which is proudly displayed in their rooms. We will be reading about the meaning of Passover, ...

Bemer Therapy: What’s It All About?

Steven Melchiorrre, PT, DPT on Monday, April 10, 2017
The Balance Rehabilitation team was recently introduced to an adjunct method of treatment for injury called Bemer therapy. We are so impressed by the countless testimonials from users (including pro athletes, medical professionals, and long-time ...