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Harmony Village At Paramus

Daniel E. Straus and CareOne Introduce Harmony Village At Paramus

CareOne continues to set the bar for the Garden State healthcare scene!

CareOne Harmony Village at Paramus is a trailblazing assisted living community for the memory impaired, offering innovative memory-care programs designed to help residents maintain the highest possible quality of life, as well as optimal cognitive and physical functioning. The state-of-the-art property will be dedicated to serving those living with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and related memory impairments.

“With the increasing demand for new and progressive care options for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease, our goal is to provide a safe and engaging assisting living community that reflects the high standard of care that CareOne has become known for,” noted CareOne Chairman & CEO Daniel E. Straus. “With each new building that we open, we strengthen our operational expertise and illustrate our strong commitment to serving older adults with compassion and excellence.”

Harmony Village at Paramus’ lush yet comfortable accommodations include 124 private apartments and four distinct “neighborhoods” for residents with varying stages of memory impairment, making it the only dedicated assisted living community for the memory impaired in Bergen County. Further, the team at CareOne’s Harmony Village at Paramus is specially trained to work with residents living with memory impairments as well as their families to create a personalized care plan that maximizes independence and works toward quality of life enhancement. The specialized team will be led by site administrator Sindy Vaillencourt who will ensure the new facility upholds the highest in healthcare standards.

CareOne’s expansion in Paramus marks the thirty-second location in the Garden State for the company and affirms its mission of developing state-of-the-art care and living environments for people living with memory loss.

As one of New Jersey’s largest family-owned, healthcare providers, and one of the largest privately owned healthcare companies in the United States, CareOne’s commitment to exceptional care is epitomized by employees throughout the organization. The company was recognized for its accomplishments and dedication to healthcare this past June when they were named Make-A-Wish New Jersey’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year & Corporation of the Year award as a result of CareOne’s 200 Wishes fundraiser that took place at the Prudential Center in February 2017, both of which #HipNJ attended! 

Families interested in admission information for CareOne Harmony Village at Paramus may contact a CareOne representative by visiting CareOne online or calling 551-276-7200 to learn more about the health care options available to them.

The Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

#HipNJ joined Alzheimer’s New Jersey at Cricket Hill Brewery in Fairfield to talk about Alzheimer’s Disease.

Alzheimer’s New Jersey hosted Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s in October, their largest fundraising event to support New Jersey families that are impacted by the disease.

Alzheimer’s NJ explains, “When somebody has Alzheimer’s or dementia, they have difficulty with activities of daily living.” They may have trouble getting out of bed, brushing their teeth, or taking a shower because they may not know the steps to do so. “They have difficulty living their normal, daily lives,” ALZ NJ states.

More than five million Americans live with Alzheimer’s. Over 500,000 people in New Jersey are impacted by Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s affects not only the person who has it, but to the people who take care of them. In New Jersey, nearly one third of residents care or have cared for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Among these caretakers, more than four in five said that it has had a negative impact on their emotional health.

Family relations can become tense when they take care of their loved ones. Nearly three in four said their family relations are strained by caregiving. 65% of caretakers also say their financial situation has been affected.

Because those who have Alzheimer’s struggle with daily living, caretakers must help them with many tasks. 51% of caretakers spend more than 20 hours a week on caregiving activities and 27% devote more than 40 hours a week.

Alzheimer’s New Jersey is dedicated to offering continuous hope and support to individuals and families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia. For more information, visit alznj.org.

2017 Alzheimer’s New Jersey Walk at Liberty State Park

#HipNJ stopped by Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s in Liberty State Park.

Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s is Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s largest fundraising event to support New Jersey families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.

 Lisa Marie Latino sat with Ken Zaentz, president and CEO of Alzheimer’s New Jersey.

Kristin Davie, president of the Young Professionals Advisory Council for Alzheimer’s New Jersey, discussed the goals of the new council, as well as her personal experience with Alzheimer’s.

Giselle the #WalkToFightALZ Jersey City ambassador, discusses her music and her personal connection to the day’s purpose. Hear her music here.

Russell Rothman, board chair of Alzheimer’s New Jersey, gives Latino information on upcoming Walks to Fight Alzheimer’s , which you can check out here.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s New Jersey, click here. Below, listen to some inspirational speeches from the exceptional day.