Short-term rehab and long-term skilled nursing care.
Neptune Gardens for Nursing and Rehabilitation is a skilled nursing facility located in Neptune, New Jersey just off Route 18 and down the block from Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Neptune Gardens offers short-term rehabilitation, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy as well as long-term care services and a peritoneal dialysis program. Our amenities include a sun room, sub-acute lounge area with complimentary Netflix, beauty parlor, two gardens, breakfast club social and pet therapy.
Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors
We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalize...
The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why
If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:
Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reali...
Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom
Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:
Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especia...
JoJo, 78, was diagnosed with right lower extremity edema. She has multiple medical diagnoses including bipolar disorder, right lower extremity acute embolism, and DVT, right leg cellulitis, and hypomanic episode. JoJo also presented with a past medical history of breast cancer.
When she was first evaluated she had significant weakness and required assistance with walking, dressing, toileting and bathing. JoJo had bright spirits and was motivated to participate in therapy.
While at Neptune Gardens, JoJo was given the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities with our Activities Depa...
Kevin*, 36, came to Neptune Gardens having been diagnosed with Eagle-Barret (also known as Prune Belly Syndrome), a rare, genetic birth defect. It is a congenital disorder of the urinary system characterized by a triad of symptoms, including cryptorchidism, abdominal wall deficits, and genitourinary deficits. In addition, Kevin presented with end stage renal disease with two failed kidney replacements and on dialysis since the age of 21, aortic insufficiency, hypertension, osteopenia due to chronic steroid use, bilateral hip replacements, and he was receiving peritoneal dialysis.
One day, Kevi...
A proud military man – inside and out – Thomas, 70, came to Neptune Gardens following a bad fall which resulted in bi-lateral hip displacements. Thomas also required nightly peritoneal dialysis treatment and to make matters worse, had recently began experiencing rapid vision loss (legally blind upon admission, Thomas’ sight was fine just six-months prior).
Working with Thomas, our occupational and physical therapy teams developed a tailored recovery plan with strategic rehab objectives – our goal was to help Thomas regain his independence so he could return home.
Considering his vi...
This week Neptune Gardens hosted a wine and cheese tasting with Veteran Care Services a company that helps Veterans and their families, for anyone in the healthcare field it was truly an amazing event, one for the books we enjoyed some great Wines, Music and Food all in all a great night. #NeptuneGardens #BestStaff #VeteranCareServices #WinedDownWednesday #Music #Wine #Cheese #Food #Friends #Fun #Summer ... See MoreSee Less
During the massive storm that hit New Jersey yesterday, many were left without power including us at Neptune Gardens but we still got through it. Neptune Gardens opened its doors today to welcome anyone that wanted a nice hot cup of coffee and some doughnuts, or just some AC thanks to our generator!!! #NeptuneGardens #BestStaff #Welcome #Blackout #CantStopUs #Coffee #Dougnuts #Summer ... See MoreSee Less
Mary was referred to Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy at Neptune Gardens after a significant decline in functional status, strength, transfers and ambulation due to a long hospital stay, April-June. She was diagnosed with necrotising fascitis, debridments, and wounds with L knee septic arthritis and multiple washouts.
Mary’s past medical history includes GERD, hyperlipidemia, bronchitis, asthma, pancreatitis, anemia, Herniated Discs, shoulder osteoarthritis.
Upon admission, Mary demonstrated difficulty with standing, requiring maximum assistance with two people, bed mobility, ambulation, dressing, and bathing.
Upon her discharge from Neptune Gardens, Mary was able to ambulate several hundred feet with a rolling walker and ascend and descend a flight of stairs using a cane, perform all dressing tasks with set up only and she was able to perform all hygiene with supervision.
Mary was successfully discharged to her daughter's home from Neptune Gardens. #NeptuneGardens #BestStaff #Therapy #TherapyGrad #Success #BackHome #Motivation #KeepMoving #CantStop #WontStop #Summer #Sun #Fun ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Henderson on your 51st Wedding Anniversary!!! We wish you many more years of happiness together. #NeptuneGardens #BestStaff #Wow #51Years #ManyMore #Congratulations ... See MoreSee Less
Michael is a 56 year old male. He was admitted to Neptune Gardens after a brief hospitalization due to a fall that he suffered and worsening pain and paralysis in his elbow with pain levels at 10/10. Michael was referred to Physical Therapy secondary to worsening balance deficits. Michael has a past medical history of the following: ETOH, mononeuropathy/radiculopathy, HTN, pancytopenia secondary to alcoholism, Right brachial DVT with decreased motor control of his right wrist, seizures and cannabis use. Skilled Physical Therapy services were warranted to increase independence with gait, increase functional activity tolerance and improve dynamic balance in order to enhance patient's quality of life by improving ability to safely return to community. Skilled Occupational Therapy services were warranted to maximize independence with ADLs and improve motor control/tone in upper extremity. Upon admission to Neptune Gardens, Michael had difficulty with dresssing, self-feeding and all uses of his right upper extremity during ADL’s, which was his dominant hand. Michael benefitted from a wrist cock-up splint. In addition, the physical and occupational therapists were able to work closely with AllCare Orthotics and Prosthetics in order to fit Michael for an appropriate elbow orthotic. Upon discharge, Michael was independent in all ADL’s and was able to walk unassisted. Michael was able to discharge back to the community after participating in skilled physical and occupational therapy. #NeptuneGardens #BestStaff #Therapy #TherapyGrad #BackHome #CantStop #WontStop #KeepMoving #Success #ThankYou #Summer #Sun #Fun ... See MoreSee Less