New Community Extended Care Facility
266 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
Veronica Onwunaka, Administrator
When our loved ones are no longer able to care for themselves and require medical attention around the clock, it can be difficult to know where to turn. At New Community Extended Care Facility, we strive to deliver excellent medical care in a clinical environment that addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of residents in need of both long-term and short-term care. Extended Care focuses on providing the best possible care through a team approach. Our multidisciplinary team consists of physicians, registered nurses, therapists, a psychiatrist and dietitian who all work together to provide customized care for your loved one.
Delivering Excellent Care
New Community Extended Care Facility is a modern care center where our expert staff are dedicated to providing the ideal home-like atmosphere for your loved one. We believe in providing excellent, patient-centered medical and rehabilitative care. Our goal is to promote a healthy and stimulating environment for your loved one on a daily basis.
Nursing Services: We provide 24-hour nursing care by a team of physicians, RNs, LPNs and certified nursing assistants in a caring, patient-focused environment.
Recreational Therapy: We offer supervised activities designed to promote both physical and mental stimulation, as well as socialization. Our staff is committed to meeting the spiritual, emotional, occupational and social needs of our residents.
Social Services: Our staff facilitates discharge planning, makes referrals and obtains social services for patients from other agencies. We also make arrangements for adaptive equipment use.
Food Services: We work closely with certified dietary experts and physicians to ensure that your loved one is served hearty, delicious meals that also adhere to any individual dietary restrictions.
Rehabilitation Therapy: Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality physical, occupational and speech therapy services, while still maintaining a therapeutic and healing touch.
Subacute Unit: Our 180-bed skilled nursing center also features a dedicated 30-bed subacute unit to care for your loved one when they require intensive nursing care during a shorter period.
Activities and Meal Service
We design our activity and dietary services not only with our residents in mind but with actual input from your loved one. New Community Extended Care Facility helps residents feel right at home during monthly meetings where they help plan a calendar of activities, as well as make suggestions about the menus prepared by our dietary staff.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Our caregivers receive ongoing training in the latest methods of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care. As a comprehensive service provider for area residents, New Community is also spearheading academic research initiatives where Extended Care Facility staff are studying and developing strategies aimed at slowing down, preventing or reversing cognitive degeneration. In 2015, Extended Care launched new services for Alzheimer’s and Dementia residents that cater to the specific needs and challenges of individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Also, Extended Care holds monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group meetings on site designed for caregivers.