Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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560 Iron Bridge Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728
Call (800) 385-2527
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July 10, 2013

By Diana13

I visited this facility

The atmosphere and cleanliness at Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living was not the same as the other facilities. Although I didn't smell anything foul, it just wasn't as nice of a place. The rooms were bigger than the other two facilities I saw. The staff seemed busy and rushed but also seemed nice.

August 14, 2012

By debdog120

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Monmouth Crossing is a fabulous assisted living with a quaint, home-like memory care neighborhood with 16 private studios. It has a warm, friendly, caring staff. Staff longevity is unheard with minimal staff turnover. You can rest assured that the same smiling faces will be caring for your loved one for many years to come.
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Questions about Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

The staff receives ongoing monthly educational training and refreshers. There are also annual mandatory educational components that the staff must fulfill.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The Monmouth Crossing population is comprised of different ages from the late '70s to over 100! We also have different religions and cultures. The average age is 88. The residents have many favorite activities, but their favorites are live entertainment, happy hours, bingo, crafts, lady's and men's clubs, and theme/holiday parties.

What programs or activities does Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?

From social events, happy hours, entertainment, to lectures and games, Monmouth Crossing offers a variety of programs to help stimulate and enhance our residents' quality of life. We believe in developing programs that are engaging and purposeful, from mind games on our iN2L computer system to themed parties where residents can socialize and relax. We adhere to all the resident's needs and abilities, no matter where they are in their life, and believe it’s never too late to learn or try something new!

What places are near Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We have a shopping center conveniently located nearby. There is Stop & Shop, Romeo's Pizza, Bakery, Jeweler, Dry Cleaners, Nail Salon, Bagel Store, CVS, Walgreens, Panera, Dunkin Donuts, Great Clips, Hallmark, and Starbucks just to name a few.

What transportation services does Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living offer to assisted living residents?

We provide transportation services to and from doctors appointments (within 10 miles) and scheduled local area trips as long as the resident is safe to go alone.

What makes the chef or dining program at Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

The chefs at Monmouth Crossing come from an array of culinary backgrounds such as country clubs, hotels, and fine dining establishments with culinary schooling training with a touch of personal flair. The culinary team at Monmouth Crossing creates 90% of the entrees from-scratch cooking. They also create a home-like atmosphere by incorporating resident’s personal or favorite recipes and ideas for menu items and then design menus to present to the rest of the community. Keeping in mind that food is very personal, the chefs in our kitchen create daily lunch and dinner menus that cover vast regions of culinary cuisine, such as Italian, French, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Irish, and Spanish foods. Our chefs showcase their culinary creations by setting up action stations in front of the residents which creates a restaurant-style ambiance that is blended in a home-like atmosphere.

What safety features or security measures does Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living offer to assisted living residents?

We have a wander alert system in place that all of our memory care residents have as well as some residents in traditional Assisted Living who may be showing some cognitive decline but are not quite ready for a memory care neighborhood. Our staff goes through rigorous criminal and background checks prior to starting employment as we are part of the Centrastate Healthcare System. We encourage our residents to keep any valuables in our safe in the Administrative Office for their convenience. They have full access to retrieving these items during normal business hours. We also have security cameras throughout the building as well as outside the building. We have many cleaning and disinfecting protocols in place due to Covid-19 to keep our residents, staff, and families safe.

How does Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We communicate with a daily email update from the administrator. If it is regarding the personal health of a resident the nursing staff will reach out to the family.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living during daytime and nighttime hours?

There are 4 care staff on 7AM-3PM; 4 care staff 3-11PM; 3 care staff 11PM-7AM; 1 LPN on all 3 shifts; Heritage Corner, memory care neighborhood has a FT LPN 11-7PM, 5 days a week; 2 RNs in the building 5 days a week (and on call 24/7); Infection Preventionist RN 3 days a week. A FT Activities Director 5 days a week, 2FT Activities Specialist, and per-diem Activities Specialists 7 days a week.

If Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Residents are allowed small pets as long as the resident is capable of maintaining their care. A pet needs to be on a leash inside and outside of the building. Pets can enjoy our beautiful outside grounds.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

The staff receives ongoing monthly educational training and refreshers. There are also annual mandatory educational components that the staff must fulfill.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

There are 4 care staff on 7AM-3PM; 4 care staff 3-11PM; 3 care staff 11PM-7AM; 1 LPN on all 3 shifts; Heritage Corner, memory care neighborhood has a FT LPN 11-7PM, 5 days a week; 2 RNs in the building 5 days a week (and on call 24/7); Infection Preventionist RN 3 days a week.

What safety features or security measures does Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living provide to protect residents who wander?

Residents in our secure memory care neighborhood, Heritage Corner, may wander freely. Staff is trained to allow this behavior as a form of the residents self-expression and as a means of getting exercise. For added security and peace of mind, all residents in Heritage Corner wear elopement bracelets (the size and look of a wristwatch) to ensure their safety. These bracelets activate the doors to send a signal to the caregivers to alert them that a resident is near a door. Activities staff engage the residents in meaningful and productive activities to allow creative expression, exercise, and cognitive stimulation. Caregiving staff additionally encourage and conduct activities to keep the residents active and happy doing purposeful tasks and activities. The outside secure courtyard is colorfully filled with seasonal plants, flowers, and raised gardening beds for the residents' enjoyment.

What programs or activities does Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

We have mind games, travel programs, lectures, and social gatherings like Ladies Club and Men’s Club which stimulate and spark conversation and reminiscence. We host a variety of entertainers whose music brings the residents back to old times, where they can dance and enjoy themselves. Our staff is trained to work with residents of all different capabilities, from traditional assisted living to memory care. We believe every resident has the right to choose to participate in anything they’d like to do!

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

The Wellness RN and or the DON (Director of Nursing) assess the residents routinely every 6 months per state regulation and additionally when a significant change occurs. An example of a significant change is: a hospitalization, an illness that could change the residents current baseline status, as well as cognitive changes.

What techniques does Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Mealtimes in the Heritage Corner Memory neighborhood are just like eating in your own home! The kitchen area is homelike and meals are served to meet all of the residents' dietary and dining preferences. Some residents may need additional cueing and finger foods as the cognitive decline progresses. Staff is trained to recognize the signs and cue the resident as needed. They may place a fork in the resident's dominant hand to encourage the resident to pick up their fork or spoon. These foods maintain the residents' dignity and keep the residents as independent as possible still ensuring a delicious nutritious meal. Residents may eat at the time they are hungry….there is always availability of a hot meal, sandwich, or snack for the residents to enjoy. Our herb garden provides delicious flavors to the food to include basil, parsley, dill, oregano, and thyme to name a few.

How does Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

There is always an open door policy between the family and nursing staff. If families have questions/concerns they are welcome to call us. We call families with health changes/concerns as they arise. Our philosophy is that Assisted Living is a partnership between the family, the facility, and the residents. We all work together as a team to keep our residents/loved ones well cared for and happy.

Describe the neighborhood around Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

Monmouth Crossing is part of a residential neighborhood. We are also a part of a medical community with a hospital and doctors offices in the surrounding area.

Is Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Monmouth Crossing is owned and operated by CentraState Healthcare System. The hospital and it's ambulatory campus is conveniently across the street from us. Our sister facility, The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center is also on the hospital campus. It wonderful to be a part of a continuing care health community.

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Services and Amenities of Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living

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  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: Entry Fee Cost : $4500
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $5810/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $7756/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: No
  • Studio Apartments

Features

  • Resident Parking

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime

General

  • Resident Capacity: 94
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed Only
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About Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living

Located in Central New Jersey’s beautiful Monmouth County, Monmouth Crossing is an award-winning assisted living community that offers residents the comforts and privacy of home without the responsibilities. This vibrant senior living residence has the perfect balance of independence and support.

From the moment you enter our hotel-like reception area, you’ll know you’ve found a unique, welcoming community. Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living offers all the comforts and privacy of home, minus the responsibilities. It’s situated on seven acres in historic Freehold Township, New Jersey, with easy access to the beautiful beaches of the Jersey Shore, shopping, entertainment, and recreation.

Our residents enjoy abundant on-site amenities, professionally prepared meals, and life-enriching social, educational, spiritual, and wellness programs. Serene outdoor patio areas and gardens beckon conversation, and ample parking is available for residents and visitors. We even offer an on-site beauty salon and barber shop.

Because Monmouth Crossing is part of CentraState Healthcare System, residents have priority access to health care and wellness services. In fact, we’re conveniently located across the street from CentraState Medical Center and The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center. Geriatricians on staff at the medical center visit residents regularly, and nursing staff are available on-site 24/7. Our residents enjoy an engaging lifestyle, companionship, and the security of knowing that help is available around the clock if needed.

For the past seven years, Monmouth Crossing has earned Advanced Standing distinction from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the Health Care Association of New Jersey. Participation in this quality assessment program is voluntary, and it is open to all licensed assisted living facilities in New Jersey. Through this distinction, residents and their families can be assured that they have access to the highest level of care at an assisted living facility that is among the best in New Jersey.

Monmouth Crossing has earned the Assisted Living Best Practice Award from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services three times, citing top expertise in:

  • Balancing resident safety with independence and individuality
  • Offering creative dementia programs and services
  • Preventing falls

What Makes Us Special

Monmouth Crossing has earned Holleran’s Choice Community Award for their exemplary efforts in creating a culture of engagement and satisfaction in their communities, despite the COVID pandemic. This award ranks Monmouth Crossing in the top 15th percentile of all campuses in Holleran’s massive benchmark. At Monmouth Crossing, our resident and family satisfaction scores consistently rank in the top 5 percent nationally according to Holleran scores.

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