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There is always something exciting to report about Fellowship Senior Living. Read all about it! And then, if you want to learn more, please contact us.  By scheduling a personal appointment you will have the opportunity to meet our professional staff and learn about the many choices available to you on our campus or in your home.

Fellowship Helping Hands Receives Home Care Award

February 7, 2018

Fellowship Helping Hands, the home care agency operated by Fellowship Senior Living in Basking Ridge,  has received the 2018 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse, announced Liz Fandel, vice president of Home Community Based Services at Fellowship Senior Living.

Fellowship Helping Hands is a New Jersey licensed home care service for older and disabled adults; providing certified home health aides to assist with personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, companionship, transportation to appointments and more.  The agency serves clients in Somerset, Morris, Union, Essex, Middlesex, Hunterdon and Bergen counties.

“I started working in this field because of my own frustration when I was unable to find quality, reliable care for a loved one,” notes Fandel. “At Helping Hands we go to great lengths to exceed expectations and bring peace of mind to clients and their families. I’m proud to congratulate the entire team.  This award represents their hard work and dedication to providing high quality services to all we care for and serve.”

Home Care Pulse is the home care industry’s leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance.  The firm gathers feedback by conducting live phone interviews with clients every month. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the home care agencies who receive the highest satisfaction scores. “Since this award is based on client feedback, it demonstrates a dedication to providing the highest quality of care with a focus on client satisfaction,” says Aaron Marcum, Home Care Pulse CEO and founder.

LeadingAge New Jersey Awards Fellowship Senior Living VP

February 7, 2018

Jack Ellias, Vice President of Health and Medical Services for Fellowship Senior Living, received LeadingAge New Jersey’s Excellence in Leadership award at a breakfast event on December 6, 2017 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe.

During his 19-year tenure at the Fellowship Village continuing care retirement community in Basking Ridge, Ellias has overseen the Health Center operations which include the Medical Center, Rehab and Wellness Center, and the Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing residential areas.

At the awards ceremony Brian Lawrence, President and CEO of Fellowship Senior Living, cited Ellias’ success in expanding Fellowship Village’s medical and residential support services.  Lawrence also noted that, “Jack’s strong healthcare team and commitment to providing a high standard of care has resulted in a 5-Star rating in all categories from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for our skilled nursing center.   This critical rating places Skilled Nursing at Fellowship Village at the top 2% of nearly 400 nursing homes in the state and underscores Jack’s focus on mission, service, and quality.”

Ellias is also playing an instrumental leadership role as Fellowship Village transitions to a “person directed” model of care in its Health Center.  A major construction project currently underway will soon accommodate skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care and rehab residents in “households.”  Every household of 16 to 20 persons will resemble a real home with both public and private spaces, and care is determined by the needs and lifestyle of each resident.

LeadingAge New Jersey (LANJ) is a statewide advocacy and educational association of not-for-profit senior care organizations.  The annual LANJ awards ceremony recognizes outstanding achievements of service providers at all levels of care.  Fellowship Senior Living, a member of LANJ, offers senior living communities, rehab, wellness and homecare choices for older adults throughout the state.

Skilled Nursing Care at Fellowship Village Earns Top Ranking from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Home Compare Survey

June 26, 2017

Skilled Nursing at Fellowship Village-a part of Fellowship Senior Living-has been rated a 5-Star Community, recently receiving the highest marks possible in all categories based on the Nursing Home Compare system compiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as well as a deficiency free State Health inspection. 

This important rating system, which reviews State Health inspections, Staffing Data and Quality measures, gives consumers an overview of the safety, quality and overall care provided by nursing homes.  Skilled Nursing at Fellowship Village is among only 2% of the almost 400 New Jersey-based nursing homes to receive this top rating.

Michelle M. Kent, President & CEO of LeadingAge New Jersey, the statewide association of not-for-profit senior care organizations, believes the top ranking awarded to Fellowship Senior Living underscores its focus on mission, vision and priorities.  "This 5-star ranking reflects the consistent quality and care associated with every program and service at Fellowship Senior Living, including Skilled Nursing at Fellowship Village.  To reach this elite status in every category is exceptional."

Since its founding in 1996, Fellowship Senior Living - a mission-driven nonprofit which provides a continuum of care - has always achieved high marks for the quality of care it provides, its state-of-the-art facilities and its focus on community, service and hospitality.

According to Brian G. Lawrence, President & CEO of Fellowship Senior Living, this latest designation is a testament to his team members.  "Our team is comprised of dedicated professionals who day in and day out provide personal service and compassionate care in a warm and welcoming setting.  This latest ranking represents more than 20 years of excellence by Fellowship Senior Living. We are committed to delivering the best possible service, hospitality and support to all those we care for and serve."

Nursing Home Compare is a federal website which offers detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the United States. The background presented on the site is essential for anyone considering a nursing home for themselves or their loved ones. The surveys look at every aspect of the nursing homes they review including the staff-to-resident ratios, meeting the federal nursing home standards, Life Safety Code standards set by the National Fire Protection Agency, and the quality of nursing home care.  The latest results for Skilled Nursing at Fellowship Village will be posted on the Nursing Home Compare website by July 2017.

Learn more at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html

Fellowship Vilage Expansion Project Begins This Fall

August 25, 2016

A long awaited expansion and renovation project at Fellowship Village is set to begin this fall, announced Brian G. Lawrence, president and CEO of Fellowship Senior Living.  The project includes new construction and renovations in the Health Center which houses assisted living, dementia care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing areas; re-design of the Community Center and the addition of a 240 seat multi-purpose auditorium.

Features of the Health Center project include larger suites for skilled nursing and assisted living residents and more areas for social engagement in a home-like setting. Short term post-hospital rehab patients will enjoy single occupancy suites with full private bathrooms. Memory care residents will benefit from a secure environment with outdoor space, specialized activities, art studio and salon services.

The new design for the Community Center includes the addition of a Great Room and lounge for social activities, expanded administrative space, a new entrance and reception area.  The sorely needed multi-purpose auditorium, large enough to accommodate resident gatherings, will host theatrical, culinary and educational events, worship services, celebrations and more.  Additional parking and new landscaping are also planned.

The project reflects trends that are occurring throughout senior living communities.  “Seniors now expect more choices,”  notes Lawrence. “They’re seeking communities that offer an active lifestyle with high quality amenities, convenience and updated facilities.  Fellowship Village has been a standard bearer for excellent care and service for over 20 years and we intend to continue as we serve our current residents and welcome future residents.”

Annual Family Fun Day Slated for September 10.

August 25, 2016

Fellowship Senior Living invites the public to join in the fun at Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The annual event will take place at Fellowship Village, the senior living provider’s continuing care retirement community, 8000 Fellowship Rd., Basking Ridge. 

“Family Fun Day is such a special day for our Fellowship Senior Living family,” notes Brian Lawrence, president and CEO of the non-profit organization. “It’s not unusual to see four generations of family members enjoy the afternoon together. And we’re delighted to welcome area residents who bring their families to our Fellowship Village campus and join in the fun.”

This year, organizers welcome back perennial favorites such as the inflatable giant slide, petting zoo, pony rides and caricature artists.  A deejay will keep the mood lively as guests enjoy refreshments, arcade games, henna tattoos, fun photos, and ice cream treats served from an authentic classic ice cream truck. 

Volunteer firefighters from the Liberty Corner Fire Company will be on hand with a fire truck to explore, and families can circle the “Village Green” in the colorful trackless train.  Shoppers are invited to peruse the Village Store or check out the unique crafts and tasty treats made by Fellowship Village residents. Animal lovers can get up close and personal with "Rizzo's Reptiles." 

Admission to Family Fun Day is free and there is no charge for refreshments or amusements. Call 908-580-3800 for more information.



For more information, call (877) 866-3480 

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