Lester Senior Housing Community Now Offers Short-Term Respite Stays for Seniors with Full Range of Services, in Its Assisted Living Residence

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Flexible Respite Stay Accommodations for up to Two Months Provide Temporary Care When Caregivers or Family Are Not Available; Stays Enable Seniors to Sample Lester Lifestyle While Enjoying Amenities and Programs at Senior Living Community

Respite stays are an ideal way for older adults to stay safe under the watchful eye of professional staff while caregivers take a much-needed break, and to explore our assisted living options and the Lester lifestyle.

For seniors whose caregivers or family members are away and cannot look in on their loved ones, the Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany offers short-term respite stays in its Judy & Josh Weston Assisted Living Residence. These accommodations, for seniors who need some help with the tasks of daily living, are available from ten days to two months, and provide a true home away from home amidst luxury surroundings.

“Respite stays are an ideal way for older adults to stay safe under the watchful eye of professional staff while caregivers take a much-needed break,” said Marlene Glass, LNHA CALA, administrator of the Lester Senior Housing Community. “It also allows the family and our short-term guests to explore our assisted living options and the Lester lifestyle without a long-term commitment.” The community, which is owned and managed by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey, also offers independent living in its other building, the Margaret & Martin Heller Independent Living Apartments.

The respite stays at the Weston Assisted Living Residence include a fully decorated and well-equipped apartment, three meals daily in the community’s elegant dining room, an assistance alert pendant, wellness services from the professional nursing team, a full range of activities and more. The level of care and medication management are determined during a pre-stay nursing assessment to ensure all guests receive the attention they need so that their families and/or caregivers can rest easy while they are away.

Seniors who decide that they’d like to make their permanent home at the Lester Senior Housing Community can convert from respite to permanent residency based on availability. Rates vary depending on apartment style and number of residents. For more information about the respite stay program at the Lester Senior Housing Community, for details on the amenities and services available to residents, or to arrange a tour contact David Rozen, admissions/marketing manager at (973) 929-2725.

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About the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey
Founded in 1982, the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) developed and manages more than 470 apartments in four buildings for older adults in Morris and Essex counties in northern New Jersey. The non-profit organization offers seniors a range of options in terms of services, amenities, location, and cost, all within a traditional Jewish environment. The JCHC provides housing, programs, and services for the independent elderly as well as those who need assisted living. For more information, go to http://www.jchcorp.org.

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