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Congrats To Our President On A Groundbreaking Achievement (Literally)!

On October 18th, a long pursued dream came true for our President, David Gross, as he broke ground on what will be a beautiful new Jewish Congregation in Clifton, NJ.

The celebration was well attended by the entire Jewish community of Passaic-Clifton and many local politicians. The ceremony marked the culmination of a 15-year long legal process which set a new precedent in the City for all future houses of worship catering to all faiths and denominations.

This years long struggle spearheaded and funded entirely by Mr. Gross, is a demonstration of his iron will and fortitude and will long resonate and be remembered by future generations. Indeed, every faith and every denomination will benefit from his single-minded vision and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Regency Jewish Heritage is proud to pay homage to our beloved Founder and President upon this milestone achievement.

Rendering of the new Sanctuary!

Regency Nursing Founder, David Gross Helps Secure Increased Yeshiva Funding

Regency Nursing Centers Founder and President, David Gross, has long spearheaded and championed many charitable initiatives for Jewish causes. This has always been a source of tremendous pride for us at Regency Jewish Heritage!

His latest successful initiative with the venerable Jewish institution, Agudath Israel of America, is no exception.

This article was recently published by Harry Glazer writing for the Jewish Voice.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY

Senior Fitness and Rehab Near The Wilf Campus for Senior Living

“A body at rest tends to stay at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion.”
-Sir Isaac Newton-

At the Regency Jewish Heritage Nursing and Post-acute Rehabilitation Center in Somerset, NJ, we place great emphasis on honoring the aforementioned quote.

There is nothing more counter to a healthy lifestyle than inactivity and turning into a sedentary ‘couch potato.’

A proper fitness and exercise and regimen, knows no distinction of age or gender. Male and female, both young and old, need to stay active in order to stay healthy.

I find there is a misconception promulgated by some that fitness is about honing ones physique or developing an obsession with your local gym and your personal trainer.

That’s a most myopic view of what staying fit is all about.

Staying fit is about improving your immune system and increasing your lifespan, period.

It really is that profound, yet that simple.

To this end, seniors have much to gain by working on increasing their stamina and energy, including spending more years enjoying their children and grandchildren.

The problem during this unprecedented pandemic, is that we no longer have the luxury of going to the gym to workout and stay healthy.

However, that doesn’t mean all is lost. In fact, the helpful tips I’ve put together below don’t require a gym membership!

Here are several suggestions that we practice here with our residents at Regency Heritage to great success:

  1. Proper sleeping habits is crucial. Our bodies crave a set rhythm and structure when it comes to sleep. Without the proper amount of sleep, the body becomes lethargic and weak. Seniors are especially prone to lethargy when their sleeping pattern is off kilter and inadequate.
  2. Eat healthy. It isn’t just young folks who like to nosh. Seniors enjoy candy too. Some candy in moderation (and when it doesn’t conflict with ones dietary restrictions and protocol) is ok, but junk food should never replace healthy, wholesome and nutritious meals. At Regency, we ensure that our residents eat healthy.
  3. Walk, don’t ride. Most senior living centers will have multiple elevators in house. Elevators are convenient, but not conducive to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you don’t absolutely need the elevator, take the stairs to help with your metabolism and increase your vitality.
  4. Get outdoors. We have beautiful outdoor spaces at Regency and encourage our residents to avail themselves of our lush greenery and idyllic waterfalls and ponds. Staying cooped up all day inside (and certainly during the warmer months) will adversely impact your mood and energy level.
  5. Stay social. On first glance, this seems like more of an emotional tip than a tip for maintain a healthy body. The truth is, there is a direct synergy and correlation between emotional and physical wellbeing. Someone who is thriving emotionally will be better equipped to stay healthy. That’s why at Regency, we encourage and foster an active social lifestyle for our residents.

In the final analysis, a healthy individual is a happy person, so stay happy and stay healthy!

Visit us next door to the Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for senior living!

We are the marquee skilled nursing and rehab facility located next door in the the same sprawling complex.

About Regency Jewish Heritage

Regency prides itself on offering the very best of care in a patient-centered environment. This means always listening to our residents and patients and respecting their capabilities, while helping them to achieve maximum functionality and independence. And always maintaining the highest professional and quality standards in our staff and our facilities. Our 25 years of excellent care have led to us being awarded a Best Nursing Homes award by US News & World Today, a 5-Star rating by USA Today, and an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, among many other awards.

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Mr. Gross Gets His Annual Flu Shot at Regency Grande, Dover, NJ

Whoever said that owners of skilled nursing and post-acute facilities “never involve themselves in the day to day activities” of their centers, never met our beloved Mr. David Gross.

Here he is just this week getting his free flu shot at Regency Grande Nursing and Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center.

It is an annual occurrence for Mr. Gross to receive his flu shot together with our Regency staff (and he insists on waiting in line like everyone else).

Taking “true ownership” has meanings on multiple levels.

Mr. Gross is a true owner and that’s why we respect him so much!

Regency Nursing Centers provides FREE annual flu shots to our staff

For more information on our 5-Star Skilled Nursing Facilities in New Jersey and to take a VIRTUAL TOUR, please CLICK HERE.

Left: Mr. Gross gets his annual flu shot at Regency circa 2013. Right: Mr. Gross gets his annual flu shot at Regency, September 2020

Long-Term Care; Making Informed Choices

At Regency Nursing Centers, we are all about empowering consumers to make the right choices.

With world-class skilled nursing and rehab centers in New Jersey, there is no reason to fall into the trap of choosing anything less for your loved one.

Back in 2015, I was interviewed by the good folks at the popular consumer healthcare resource website, www.SeniorAdvisor.com regarding this topic.

SeniorAdvisor.com has always been a great friend of Regency Nursing Centers because of our shared commitment to protecting our seniors. They have a deep and abiding appreciation and respect for the type of care we provide. So when they asked me to write an article on this important topic, I was happy to oblige.

That important article can be found HERE.

Long-Term Care in a Post-pandemic world

The fact is, the world is healing, perhaps a bit slowly, but healing nonetheless.

God willing there will be a vaccine for this pandemic in the not too distant future.

In fact, we are extremely proud at Regency Nursing Centers to be COVID-19 free at our centers!

5-Star rated and COVID-19 FREE is a powerful and winning combination.

It’s why people have continued to entrust us with the long-term care placement for their elderly loved ones for all this time.

It’s also why this important topic deserves a refresh.

How Do You Know When the Time is Right?

The reality is that at some point, even the healthiest and most robust senior will likely require some level of assistance outside the home. If your loved one is experiencing ongoing health difficulties or needs assistance with activities of daily living, take a few moments to answer the questions below. If you can answer yes to any of them, the time has probably come to make a decision concerning long-term care.

  • Has your loved one’s advancing age or a chronic health condition resulted in seriously diminished strength and inability to function independently?
  • Has it become increasingly difficult for family members and friends to provide adequate care without regular professional support?
  • Have escalating clinical needs or changes in behavior rendered the current setting for care inadequate or unsafe?

To read more, visit my article published in 2015 on SeniorAdvisor.com right OVER HERE.

The Regency Alliance on Senior Healthcare

As part of our ongoing efforts to educate healthcare consumers, we placed our article on this topic in print form to make available for free downloads!

Click on the cover below to view and download this important pamphlet!

Exciting news From Regency Nursing Centers!

We are proud to announce that we are now officially COVID-19 FREE! in all Regency Nursing Centers

…and it hasn’t gone unnoticed!

Here are a few emails we have received over the past several days:

“God bless the Regency Heritage. My Mom was a patient after being diagnosed with covid 19 and as a family we chose your facility. I cant express my gratitude for the loving and dedicated care she was given. Heartfelt thanks to Sarah Ward, Catherine, Josephine Alonzo, and many more of your staff that I regret not remembering everyone’s name. My Mom was admitted after hospitalization and re-admitted after second hospitalization. Gloria guided us to the right path…”

and..

“On behalf of the ____family, we want too say THANK YOU SO MUCH to all our extended Regency family/staff/WARRIOR ANGELS for working hard to keep my Mom and all the residents safe. You are all amazing *AND* we will continue to keep everyone in our daily prayers. 

Truly blessed and thankful, Anna.”

and…

“Regency is the best, we would not choose any other facility for our loved ones!

God bless

Cindy H”

IN OTHER NEWS…

We are still going strong at our locations with networking events and small tokens of appreciation for our heroic staff.

This is an outdoor thank you day  event we hosted this week at Regency Grande in Dover, NJ.