Nursing Students to Learn from CareOne Nursing Leaders

(FT. LEE, NJ - September 14, 2012)  CareOne – A Senior Care Company will partner with the Rutgers College of Nursing to provide clinical training and education for 3rd year nursing students, CareOne announced today.  Rutgers University nursing students will rotate throughout CareOne's family of sub-acute rehabilitation, long-term care and assisted living centers in New Jersey for the upcoming semester.

The program will give nursing students valuable hands-on experience as they work in the clinical setting with CareOne nursing leaders.  The program begins starting with this Fall’s semester for the students.

"We are honored to have been selected to work with Rutgers nursing students," said Dexter Vickie, RN, CareOne's Vice President of Clinical Services.  "We believe that CareOne's reputation for high-quality inpatient and after-hospital care was a factor in Rutgers' choice.  The nursing leadership in our centers will provide tremendous educational value for the Rutgers students, and we welcome the opportunity to have the students interacting with our patients while enhancing their clinical skills."

"CareOne will be an excellent partner in our program," added Gray-Micile, PhD, GNP, CRNP, FAANP, Assistant Professor at Rutgers College of Nursing.  "The experience of the CareOne nursing leadership and the systems that they have put into place to achieve the impressive clinical outcomes they have shown over the years is the main reason we have selected their organization as a place for our nursing students to learn."

Like Rutgers University, CareOne is a New Jersey-based organization.  It provides a continuum of care to more than 20,000 patients annually. 

"Post-acute care is increasingly becoming a vital part of the health care landscape," commented Tim Hodges, CareOne’s Chief Strategy Officer,  "As the population ages, patients require more care following a hospital stay.  We have created centers of excellence for patients with significant medical issues who require a higher level of clinical care than traditionally offered.  The Rutgers nursing students will benefit from the expertise CareOne has developed in managing these patients and rehabilitating them successfully."

CareOne operates 29 centers throughout New Jersey, including CareOne at Cresskill, CareOne at Morris, CareOne at Teaneck and CareOne at Hanover Township. 


Top Scores in Three Categories in The Best of Burlington 2012

 (FT. LEE, NJ – July 25, 2012)  The readers of the Burlington County Times have named CareOne at Moorestown #1 in three categories:  Assisted Living, Nursing Rehabilitation and Adult Care.

The Best of Burlington County 2012, sponsored by the Burlington County Times, is an annual reader’s choice contest in which readers vote for their favorite retailers, organizations, programs and services throughout Burlington County.  CareOne at Moorestown is a repeat winner for Assisted Living and Adult Care.

CareOne at Moorestown attributes its success in the poll to a growing reputation for successful outcomes.  Patients who come to CareOne at Moorestown for rehabilitation increase their walking distance an average of 59%, a result that helps more CareOne at Moorestown rehabilitation patients return to their prior living situation after their stay.  Home visit therapy sessions help patients prepare for a safe return home, and the innovative “Stay a Little Longer, get a Little Stronger” program gives patients the option to practice new rehabilitation abilities in a home-like environment with continued therapy and twenty-four hour nursing care.

CareOne at Moorestown is also known for providing its assisted living residents with a thriving lifestyle.

“We would once again like to thank the readers of the Burlington County Times for this honor,” said Tim Hodges, Chief Strategy Officer for CareOne.  “The credit belongs to our dedicated therapists, caregivers, and support staff, who work extraordinarily hard to provide our residents with a gracious home and a rapid recovery.”


Day of discharge medications provided at the bedside

(EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - July 10, 2012)  CareOne, the Senior Care Company, today announced that it has teamed with Walgreens to introduce a program that will provide day-of-discharge medications to patients before they leave CareOne centers and return home.

Traditionally, patients must obtain their own medications after they are discharged from an acute care hospital or rehabilitation center.  In addition to the burden placed upon patients and their family members, this responsibility increases the chances of misunderstandings and failure to comply with medication regimens. 

Under the new CareOne/Walgreens initiative, Walgreens will deliver discharge medications directly to patients electing this service before they leave CareOne centers.  This will enable CareOne clinicians to educate patients and their caregivers before they return to the community.  The pilot program will begin in July at CareOne at East Brunswick, which will work with the Walgreens on-site pharmacy located at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.

"This new program will allow us to spend time with patients to help them understand what medications they are supposed to take, and why," commented Mary Ann Barbato, RN, CareOne at East Brunswick's Administrator.  "Our program with Walgreens helps our patients get their medications before they go home.  That means no delay or interruption in patient care."

"We think this is a great program to improve medication adherence and patient teaching at a critical time in a patient's recovery," said John Colaizzi, district pharmacy supervisor at Walgreens.  "Walgreens is excited to collaborate with CareOne on this innovative program.  We are confident it will lead to better outcomes for patients in our shared community."

"Health care providers are increasingly being challenged to find creative ways to improve outcomes for patients," said Tim Hodges, Chief Strategy Officer for CareOne.  "Relationships with forward-thinking organizations like Walgreens demonstrate our deep commitment to changing the way health care is delivered."

About CareOne

CareOne is a family-owned Senior Care Company with more than 45 years of health care experience.  CareOne operates 29 centers throughout New Jersey including CareOne at Hamilton, CareOne at Valley, CareOne at Livingston and CareOne at Pine Rest.  CareOne is the leading choice for post-hospital care and rehabilitation services in New Jersey.

About Walgreens

As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2011 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens ( vision is to become America’s first choice for health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 7,907 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.


#1 Assisted Living Residence and Rehab Facility with Multiple Locations for Third Straight Year

(FT. LEE, NJ – June 19, 2012) The readers of the New Jersey Jewish Standard have once again named CareOne as #1 in two categories: Assisted Living Residence – Multiple Locations and Rehab Facility – Multiple Locations. CareOne has received this honor in each of the three years that the Jewish Standard Readers’ Choice Awards have been held.

Ballots went to 23,000 subscribers of the New Jersey Jewish Standard and were also available at locations throughout northern New Jersey. The complete listing of award winners including CareOne will be published in a supplement to the Jewish Standard later this summer.

CareOne is a family-owned Senior Care Company with more than 45 years of health care experience. CareOne operates 29 centers throughout New Jersey, including nine centers in Bergen and Passaic Counties. CareOne has been a leader in assisted living, long-term care, memory care, respite care, specialty programs, and sub-acute rehabilitation.

CareOne offers therapy programs seven days a week at all of its locations, so rehabilitation is not interrupted and can proceed at the most rapid possible pace. CareOne is chosen for post-hospital rehabilitation care more than any other provider in New Jersey, according to a 2010 report from Health Care Market Resources.