Welcome to Westside Care Center
Dear Residents and Families,
I would like to welcome you to Westside Care Center. Our team of caregivers is committed to enriching the lives of the residents we serve. More than that, we strive to help and assist anyone that comes through our doors. We understand that placement of a loved one in an advanced care setting is challenging and our goal is to use our knowledge and personal touch to support however we can. Compassion is our culture at Westside, through every level of the organization.
My philosophy throughout my career as an Administrator has been to do whatever is necessary to assist others. I bring that philosophy to our dedicated staff here at Westside, and we are looking forward to showing you our capabilities. Our customer service is a cornerstone that sets us apart from others. I ensure that any issues are handled promptly and effectively but furthermore, take a proactive approach to prevent problems from arising. We are able to accomplish this through teamwork and open and honest communication. Continue reading
All the latest news, discussion, and updates from the iCare & Touchpoints Rehab team.
Touchpoints at Bloomfield held a “Pink Party” to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Touchpoints’ Therapeutic Recreation Director Cindy Payne is herself a breast cancer survivor and organized the event.
On October 9, 2018, as part of the American Health Care Association’s Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, Administrator Jessica DeRing accepted a Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award on behalf 60 West. With this addition, all ten iCare managed skilled nursing communities have an AHCA Bronze or Silver Award.
Visit the iCare Health Network Booth at the Vernon Seniorhood Fair
October 15, 2018According to their website, the Vernon Multidisciplinary Team (VMT) Seniorhood Fair offers seniors, adults, and caregivers ways to plan and enhance their “seniorhood” years through workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, and resources. Exhibitors will showcase a variety of public and private services that are available in the local community which focus on the lifestyle needs of a growing senior population. Learn about Medicare, as well as options for housing, transportation, safety…
Life and Times of East Windsor Legend Tony Dimastrantonio, Touchpoints at Chestnut Resident
October 8, 2018“I have had a wonderful life”, and thus begins the story of Tony Dimastrantonio. We, at Touchpoints at Chestnut, are enjoying the privilege of his presence, and as we provide care for him, he is bringing joy to all of us. While he has been with us, Tony has been continually visited by the members of the Warehouse Point Fire District and members of the Junior Fire Fighters as well as his caregiver Casey Starvish, herself an ex-firefighter and member of a firefighting family—-his story a…
Dr. Joy deMarcaida to Present: Managing Off Times for Persons with Parkinson Disease
October 5, 2018Fresh River Healthcare and Dr. Joy deMarcaida of the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center Present Managing Off Times for Persons with Parkinson Disease. Dr. deMarcaida will bring her expertise, history and passion to share with all the opportunities to increase “on time” and decrease “off time”. Open to patient and families, clinicians and medical providers, assisted living community staff and leadership, support groups, and other interested parties.
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Fresh River Healthcare
October 3, 2018On September 19, 2018 Fresh River Healthcare held a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. As always, a delicious meal was prepared by Fresh River’s Director of Food and Nutrition with an assortment of pies for dessert. Janine Lancaster. Guests were treated to a musical performance by Ed Chiucarello.