"The emergency respite care service is an extension of our existing Short-Term Stay Program, which has been in place for several years," said Kevin Zitko, Admissions Director. "The program was originally designed to offer full-time caregivers of aging parents, grandparents and spouses, who are recovering from an illness or injury, the opportunity to take a family vacation or travel for business. We recently expanded the program to accommodate the requests we receive when harsh weather is forecasted or a storm sweeps through the New York metropolitan area, leaving roads impassable and electrical service interrupted."
Offering stays of a week or two, to lengthier stays of a month or longer, guests benefit from a safe, supportive environment that incorporates a full complement of recreational activities with fine restaurant-style dining and flexible healthcare and wellness options. Services include assistance with daily tasks such as dressing and bathing, medication management and wellness assessments. Therapeutic treatments, such as occupational, physical and speech therapy, can also be administered by professionals associated with The Allendale Community's onsite Rehabilitation Center.
"Although the Short-Term Stay Program was developed to provide families with a temporary respite, many of our guests decide to relocate full-time to the community," added Zitko. "They like having everything they need in terms of nutrition, socialization and healthcare in one convenient location - regardless of the weather outside." Emergency Short-Term Stays are available in the Allendale Nursing Home, Carlton Court and The Atrium, for every level of care.
The Atrium's social, educational and cultural programs encourage residents and Short-Term Stay guests to rekindle their interest in former hobbies or pursue new interests. Daily events are held in The Atrium's various venues, including the Activities Center, Greenhouse, Internet Café, full-size Cinema, outdoor Putting Green, Game Room, Arcade and upstairs Lounge.
The Emergency Respite and Short-Term Stay Programs offer customized lease rental options for fully furnished apartments on a weekly or monthly basis. Each apartment features a spacious living area and closet space as well as a private bathroom. Apartments also are equipped with 24-hour emergency response systems and are in close proximity to a health station, staffed by CNA nurse aides with registered nurse supervision.
For information about arranging an emergency or planned short-term stay at The Atrium, call The Allendale Community for Mature Living at (201) 818-4499 or visit www.allendalecommunity.com.
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About The Allendale Community for Mature Living: The Allendale Community for Mature Living is located on 12 acres in a scenic, quiet suburban neighborhood, with direct access to Route 17 South. The physician-owned Community offers three levels of residency and a continuum of care on campus: The Atrium, where independent seniors enjoy residential living; Carlton Court, which offers assisted living; and The Allendale Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center, a skilled nursing facility focusing on rehabilitation. In addition, the Community offers the Senior Social Club, an adult day program that provides a variety of dynamic activities. For more information about The Allendale Community for Mature Living, call (201) 825-0660 or visit its web site at www.allendalecommunity.com.