Parker at Monroe, Long-Term Living Community, Opens Doors to First Residents

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On the morning of December 15th, the staff of Parker at Monroe happily welcomed their first residents to Parker Home’s newest long-term living residence. The intimate Ribbon Cutting ceremony included welcome and remarks by Doreen Illis, Administrator, and Roberto Muñiz, President and CEO. The ribbon cutting was followed by a celebratory luncheon with first Residents, family and staff.

Parker Home® is a leader in the transformation of traditional long-term care practices to person-directed living, where residents have choice, dignity, self-determination and purposeful lives. Parker at Monroe takes this philosophy a step further. It is a uniquely designed long-term living community that blends an environment similar to assisted living with the best practices of skilled nursing care.

Next month, Parker celebrates the eighth anniversary of Parker at Stonegate, an assisted living residence in Highland Park, NJ, and today is expanding services with the opening of a new long-term living campus in Monroe Township, NJ.
Parker at Monroe, located at 395 Schoolhouse Road in Monroe Township, will be home to 96 residents. The campus consists of three two-story buildings connected to a community center with a formal dining room, a café, a health and wellness center, enclosed gardens, roof-top terrace and a great room for activities and socializing. Each building contains two Small Homes, one on each floor, where sixteen residents with similar needs will live together. Every Small Home includes a living room, sunroom, a kitchen and dining area. Each comfortable private and semi-private bedroom suite has a fully-accessible bathroom with a large shower.

“Our staff invested significant time studying the success of our Evergreen Way ‘small home’ memory care model and teamed with our architects, engineers and builder to construct a new level of excellence in long-term living environments,” said Donna Lazartic, Parker’s Chief Operating Officer.

“Parker at Monroe has four distinct programs to meet a variety of individual needs,” said Doreen Illis, “These different programs are designed to serve individuals who have no cognitive impairments and are physically dependent, those who have early stage memory loss and are physically active, people who require traditional long-term care services, and those who have behavioral expressions which may be difficult to manage at times.”

“Our newest community is another means of fulfilling our mission of serving more individuals in central New Jersey who are seeking affordable long-term care services,” said Roberto Muñiz. “Parker Home’s legacy continues to represent exceptional quality and an organization that is viewed as a state and national leader in the delivery of person-directed eldercare,” he added.

Since 1907, Parker Home has a long-standing reputation of providing the ultimate in personalized, affordable high quality long-term care services in a home-like setting for over 100 years. Guided by the principles of the Eden Alternative®, Parker embraces and nurtures aging as a natural stage of life to be celebrated with compassion and enthusiasm. Parker Home is accepting applications for admissions to their continuum of care services, including Parker at Monroe. For more information, refer to, 732.902.4200.