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Meet Beverly, Director of Nursing at Regency Park

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Florence Nightingale was the pioneer of nursing as we know it, and has become the gold standard for nurses everywhere. Every year on her birthday, we celebrate International Nurses Day—a day to fete our amazing and dedicated nurses.

In honor of National Nurses Week, we spoke with Beverly, our beloved Director of Nursing at Regency Park, to get her take on nursing, long term care, and what she loves about being part of the Regency family.

Beverly, can you tell us a little about yourself?

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Beverly Sevilleno, RN DON

I obtained my  Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing from the Universidad de Sta. Isabel, and became a registered nurse in the Philippines in 1994.  In 2004 I became certified here in the US, and licensed to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York.  I joined the Regency Grande as a night shift nurse in 2005, and was promoted to assistant to the Director of Nursing in 2007.  After two years of being ADON, I  transferred to my current position at Regency Park.

I’m also a devoted wife to my husband of 21 years, and mother to two exceptionally wonderful children ages 18 and 12

What inspired you to become a nurse?

Growing up in the Philippines, I knew I would fulfill my mother’s dream for me to become a nurse,  so I could go abroad and explore greener pastures. But looking back now, I can say that it was always my calling and destiny to be a nurse. Relatives who needed care always came to me, and even back then I found I had the heart and passion for it.

The first job I got when I arrived here was in long-term care. Over the years I’ve come to embrace and love it. Being in  a long-term care setting requires patience and diligence, which best fit my personality. I can now say this has become my passion and calling.

So you’ve been a nurse for nearly 20 years. What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in the field in that time?

Yes, I have been in nursing since year 2000.  The biggest change I observed over the years was how computerization has taken such a vital role in patient care .The transition from pen and paper to electronic medical records is just one example.

Regency is at the cutting edge of healthcare technology, enabling us to provide the best possible care for our residents. What does a typical day look like for you?

Aside from my administrative routines, on a normal day I solve the daily issues and concerns that come up. I also like to be proactive rather than reactive in my approach to nursing concerns. One thing I’ve ensured as DON is that the shift nurses take the time for personal interaction with the residents. Our nurses have a full schedule: dispensing medications, providing treatments, following up with the doctors, and completing paperwork. On top of that, they also make time to build relationships with our residents.

That’s incredible! In your opinion, what’s the most important quality of a good nurse?

The most important quality of a good nurse is service before self. To be available when needed, and to have the ability to give of yourself to provide that care. Nursing at that level is very fulfilling, because you know you’re part of the patient’s healing process.

What’s the best way for residents and their families to show appreciation to their nurses?

Appreciation is earned. As a nurse, the best is always expected from us, in terms of giving care and service. We feel appreciated when our residents and their families are satisfied and happy. Simple, sincere words of appreciation go a long way.

That’s so true, Beverly. What do you like best about being the DON at Regency Park?

Being a DON gives me satisfaction and pride.  I find mentoring others fulfilling. Also, extending and realizing  Regency’s vision and objective of providing excellent care, “Where Care Comes to Life,” actualizes my calling as a nurse.

Thanks for giving us this insight into nursing, Beverly. We appreciate your devotion to the Regency Park family. Happy Nurses Week!

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Congratulations, Mr. David Gross – Regency Nursing Founder and President

We are always proud to commend our Regency Founder and President, Mr. David Gross, for his continuing community outreach and philanthropic and charitable work.

Mr. Gross, was a featured speaker at last week’s legislative breakfast hosted by the Agudath Israel of America, at Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ.

Mr. Gross introduced the well known and highly regarded NJ Assemblyman, Gary Schaer.

The meeting was well attended by various assembly members and legislative staff and included such notables as the Speaker of the Assembly, Craig Coughlin and Governor Mitch Daniels.

To view many additional photos of this event, please visit our Regency Facebook Page

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Regency Gardens Superstar Retires After 44 Years Of Selfless Service

Our beloved and long time Regency Gardens staff member, Bea Ross, just retired after 44 years!!

We paid her a visit this week with all of our department heads and our Founder and President, to personally thank her for her dedication and years of service and to present her with a gift basket, jewelry and a plaque!

To view all of the photos, visit our Regency Gardens Facebook Page (make sure to follow/like us while you’re there).

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Preparing Our Regency Heritage Kitchen For Passover 2018!

The Regency Jewish Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides skilled nursing care and short-term sub-acute care and rehabilitation on The Wilf Campus in central NJ.

Our services include:

• Rehabilitation
• Extensive physical, occupational and speech therapy
• Specialized transitional care for seniors suffering from the effects of severe illness, trauma or surgical procedures
• Help with eating, bathing, personal care and other activities of daily living according to each resident’s individual requirements

Our philosophy of care is shaped by one guiding principle: everything we do is devoted to helping the people we care for to achieve a fuller life. We will always do everything possible to achieve that goal… regardless of the cost or effort involved.

YES WE ARE KOSHER!!

If you are looking for the best Kosher Nursing Home in New Jersey, Regency Jewish Heritage is where it is at!

We have a beautiful Synagogue on the premises and a dedicated Rabbi for our residents and families.

Our Kosher food and Kosher ingredients are of the highest quality and delicious to the most discriminating palate!

Speaking of Kosher, we are once again hard at work, cleaning our kitchen equipment, in advance of our unique to the industry, Kosher For Passover Culinary Cuisine Program!!

After last year’s Passover program, we received this beautiful letter of thanks from one of our local Rabbis and we are expecting a great program for this year as well!

Here are a few photos of our very own Rabbi Friedman, supervising the cleaning of our equipment this week.

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Regency Wishes A Sad Farewell To Our Dear Friend Upon His Passing

On behalf of the Regency Executive Management team, our Administrators, Staff and the entire Regency family, our hearts break over the sad news of the untimely passing of our long time and very dear friend, Lester Smith.

A Man Who Personified Kindness and Embodied The Unquenchable Joy Of The Human Spirit

Lester was one of our most beloved musicians and entertainers, who brought happiness and joy to our residents.

Lester would light up the room with his megawatt smile, even before he started his performances!

To know him was to love him, and did we ever love him!

Our residents would greatly look forward to his performances and he never disappointed, as he combined his stirring music sprinkled with his witty and insightful anecdotes.

Lester passed away on February 1, 2018, due to a sudden heart attack.

In the words of his beloved Wife, Barbara:

“Lester was my loving husband and a devoted father,  but to all who have come to know him, his music was his passion. His smile lit up the room and his charismatic personality made everyone feel special. He lived and breathed music and knew how important it was to share his talent with all the residents he was honored to meet. 

Lester’s kind and gentle heart touched countless lives, and not only inspired his family and friends, but was also an inspiration to everyone at nursing homes,  hospitals, and senior/family communities. He loved to share his special stories about the people he met with his family; these stories taught his children valuable lessons of compassion and kindness. It brought him great joy to put a smile on someones face, and to brighten days and lighten spirits. 

Thank you to all our friends at Regency Nursing Centers, for including him in your life and especially in the lives of all the residents he preformed for. We know he will always be remembered for his loving disposition and musical talent – it was truly a special gift that he used to the fullest capacity. Please keep us in your prayers and let your residents know how much he truly enjoyed performing and spending time with them. The friendships he formed were significant to his life.”

Lester will forever live in our hearts and in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

We will miss you dearly, Lester.

Rest In Peace.

Your Regency Family.