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Dear Family and Friends,
We understand the huge toll that separation has taken on our residents and families. We are excited to announce that our Genesis-affiliated Centers will now allow indoor visitation at all times and for all residents (regardless of vaccination status), with the exception of the three scenarios listed below. CMS, the federal agency that regulates nursing centers, has updated its visitation guidance due to high resident vaccination rates and a drop in COVID-19 cases around the country. read more
Barn Hill Care Center
249 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860
Barn Hill Care Center is nestled in the rolling hills of Sussex County, New Jersey. Take one step inside our comfortable facility and you'll feel right at home. The natural surroundings just outside our front door provide comfort and beautiful scenery. We are easily accessible from most locations; our Newton, New Jersey location is close to Morris and Warren Counties in NJ, and Pike County, Pennsylvania and Orange County, New York are less than one hour away. We offer ShortStay, Rehabilitation, Respite, Dementia and Hospice services. Barn Hill has the caring professional staff to ensure dignity, strengthen independence, and preserve the health of all those we serve.
Dementia Care Education by Genesis HealthCare is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for incorporating the evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication.
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- ShortStay care
- Transitional Care Unit
- LongTerm care
- Memory Support
- Cardiac Management Program
- Neurological care and rehabilitation
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- On-site Medical Director
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Audiology care
- Bariatric specialties
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Pet therapy
- Physiatry services
- Podiatry care
- Psychiatric services
- Vision care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Heparin therapy
- Medication management
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Vitality to You
- Respiratory Therapy
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Fully air conditioned
- Individual climate control
- Activity room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Computer with internet access
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Fireplace in living room
- Smoke free environment
Joseph SchmidtCenter Executive Director
Joe began his career in Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation as a Recreation Director and has worked in health care for over 25 years. He has worked for Kessler, Saint Barnabas Healthcare System, and Genesis HealthCare during his career. In 2013 he became a licensed Administrator. Shortly after he was promoted to Assistant Administrator of Morris Hills Center. In January of 2015, Joe was promoted to Administrator of Troy Hills Center. In 2018, Joe became the CED at Barn Hill Care Center. Joe has been with Genesis HealthCare for over 10 years and brings a commitment to excellence in care and exceptional customer service.
Daya Nadarajah, M.D.Medical Director
Dr. Nadarajah has been providing compassionate and comprehensive medical treatment for patients in Northwest New Jersey for over 30 years. Dr Nadarajah specializes in primary care, pulmonary diseases, internal medicine and sleep-disorders. Medical Education Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, University of London Internships Charing Cross Hospital, London Residency Training Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey Medical School Clinical Fellowships Pulmonary Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York Board Certifications The American Board of Internal Medicine The American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Diseases The American Board of Internal Medicine in Critical Care Medicine The American Board of Sleep Medicine Hospital & Facility Affiliations Newton Medical Center Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Barnhill Care Center Bristol Glen Kindred Hospital of Morris County
Donna Smith, RNDirector of Nursing
Donna Smith graduated from nursing school in 1987 and immediately began working at North Iowa Medical Center as a Med-Surg. Nurse for 5 years. Eventually, Donna settled in Sparta, New Jersey and began working at Valley View Care Center as a part-time Registered Nurse, which progressed to a full-time charge nurse where Donna oversaw the day-to-day responsibilities of the staff. Donna then took over completion of all MDS assessments related to long term and sub-acute patients. After Valley View, Donna took a position at Andover Sub-Acute Rehab Center as a MDS Coordinator. Donna was subsequently promoted to Director of Nursing. Finally, Donna joined Barn Hill Care Center as Director of Nursing. She truly loves working in long term care and providing continuity of care to the geriatric population. Donna’s goal is to provide high-quality health care for all long term residents and sub-acute patients in the center.
Heidi ReinhardtDirector of Admissions
Heidi has been with the Genesis family since 2013. She started her career in healthcare as a paramedic, earning her degree in Prehospital Emergency Management, from Davenport University. Heidi has worked in the ICU as a monitor tech, transitioning to 14 years as a Information Technology Clinical Application Manager at a large academic medical center, where her primary focus was the Operating Room and Cardiac Cath lab. Now working in skilled nursing, she uses her knowledge and experience to help patients and families create smooth transitions from hospital to post acute care. A strong patient advocate, Heidi's favorite motto is, "do not promise what you will do, promise that you will care."
Like a Bed & Breakfast
The staff was so nice, helpful, and kind. Everyone went above and beyond in my therapy. I didn’t want to go home. I really felt like I was at a Country Bed & Breakfast resort with a gym and hair salon. Everything was wonderful and if I ever need physical therapy again I would 100% choose Barn Hill, without a doubt. Also, I would highly recommend your Care Center to my family and friends.
Thank you for a wonderful physical rehab.
Genuinely Interested in my Progress
I am writing to express my thanks to all of you for the excellent care and treatment I received following my recent bilateral total knee replacement surgery. From the time I entered your facility until my departure each and every staff member was friendly, listened and addressed my concerns and seemed genuinely interested in my welfare and progress. The environment was clean and quiet and the private accommodations were definitely conducive to optimal recuperation.
Fun, Care and Friendliness
I’d just like you to know I appreciated the fun, care and friendliness I received at Barn Hill during my rehab there recently. Thanks to all. I enjoyed the good food and a smile from everyone.
Recommendation Without Hesitation
In late January, I fell and severely injured my left leg. After surgery, I spent almost 3 weeks in Barn Hill doing physical and occupational therapy. I am much better than I expected to be at this stage! The staff is top-notch and super friendly nurses’ aides, therapists, housekeeping, social worker, administrators and receptionists! I would recommend Barn Hill with no hesitating!
Thank you all so much,
Offering Assistance & Encouraging Independence
I was recently a resident at your facility and must tell you what a caring, professional and astute staff you have on your Hampton Unit!!! The staff was so instrumental in my progress, always offering assistance and encouraging independence as my care evolved. Every staff member on the Hampton Unit exceeded my expectation. The OT and PT department shines above and beyond and I’ve needed to avail myself of. I’m sure that Dominick is well aware of the tremendous team he leads. God Bless them all.
It Reminds Me of a Hotel Room
The care I was given at your facility was absolutely wonderful. Beginning with the room, it is so nice and reminds me of a hotel room. It is such a lovely section of your facility. Makes a wonderful impression on patients and visitors. The nurses and nurse’s aides are so helpful and thoughtful. I was very impressed with the kindness and care given. I have saved the best for last and that is Rehab and Physical Therapy Department. They are just great and so talented in knowing what to do and how to help us reach our goals. All of your staff are just great! They were strict but in a good way so you knew it is for your best. They always had a kind word for us and made us feel good when we accomplished one of our goals. Keep up the great work. Barn Hill will be around for many years to come. I will certainly recommend your place to my friends.
To all the Staff –
Thank you for your care, dedication and patience. You all were great!!
Wonderful Care & Friendship
I would like to thank you for the wonderful care and friendship you all extended to me during my stay with you, it was just like checking into a Marriott Hotel, with a few extra services. All of you folks got me back on my feet and going again. Your care and warm and friendly feelings will always remain with me.
To all the Nurses & Staff:
Thank you all for your help, thoughtfulness and being so kind. I appreciate all you’ve done for me to make me comfortable.
Blessed to Have Chosen This Facility
I recently had cause to stay at your facility in Newton, NJ: Barn Hill Rehabilitation. I am a 50 year old male, and I underwent surgery for a total hip revision. I am writing to tell you that I could not have been more pleasantly surprised at the treatment I received from every single person at this facility. Additionally, I should mention that the food staff was also very pleasant and very caring and all meals were very tasty. I am blessed to have chosen this facility, and I do not hesitate to tell anyone about the exceptional services I received.
I Felt Pampered
A wonderful, kind and caring staff! Thank you for all your personal attention! I have felt pampered at times. I am going home with confidence that your attention and care have put me on the right path to a stronger me!
Compassion, Humor, Dedication, Patience
Our aunt became a resident at Barn Hill Care Center last October (2014). In the 10 months that she spent at Barn Hill, we have come to understand and recognize the true meaning of the word dedication. It was so difficult to see her going through these health challenges (hip replacement, Alzheimer’s), but it was such a reassurance to know that the Barn Hill staff was looking after her needs so closely. We would like to express our most heartfelt thanks to Taryn for being such a compassionate and competent caregiver for our aunt during the time that she has been at Barn Hill Care Center.
To Director Dana, Nurse Mary Ann and the rest of the staff (especially Tina, Lisa, Trisha) in the Blair Unit: when we think about specific character qualities we observed on a regular basis, these qualities come to mind - compassion, humor, dedication, patience. We could list numerous examples of these character traits, but suffice it to say, we know we are not aware of everything you all did for our aunt on a daily basis. In caring for her with compassion and enthusiasm, you gave us peace of mind. To Helen and Lauren in the business office and Sara the social worker, you all made our lives easier with your knowledge and expertise. If we could bottle all the admiration and appreciation in the world, it still wouldn’t be enough for all of you that cared for our loved one and/or provided us with information and guidance while we tried to understand this new path that her life had taken. Thank you!
-Artie and Cathy G.
Thank You From the Bottom of My Heart
To all at Barn Hill,
I just want to say “thank-you!” to all who took such good care of me during my stay. The nurses, aides, therapists, and everyone involved were the best. Barn Hill is most definitely top notch! Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
Skill, Attention and Kindness
My husband and I would like to thank the staff at Barn Hill for all of your skill, attention and kindness during his stay at your facility. We are both grateful for your care as you got him on a speedy path to recovery.
Bud & Carol B.
True Excellence in Your Nursing Staff
I want to express my thanks for the wonderful care I received at your rehabilitation facility. As a nurse I can recognize and acknowledge true excellence in your nursing staff and that includes your aides. Your ancillary staff was also outstanding. Everyone was polite and professional. My room accommodations were of hotel quality. When I expressed a concern, it was listened to and the matter was addressed immediately. Thanks to everyone for their care.
Patricia H., RN, MA
You are the best!
Thank you so, so much... my mom sounded awesome today and was soooo happy to watch blue bloods. She told me all about the piano player. I know 100% she is in the right place. You are the best!
The Benziger Family
An Excellent Overall Experience
The nursing staff were excellent and professional in caring for all my needs. All my aides were great- happy and helpful. Overall, all the nurses and aides did a great job in getting me as well as I could be. The Rehabilitation staff was excellent also. The Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy departments did an excellent job with me. They made sure I did not cheat in my program. They were great to work with and helped me to get well. The recreation department was great in the activities they offered. The food we had was excellent. There was always an excellent menu to choose from. Overall, my stay here for a month was excellent.
Would Definitely Recommend!
Barn Hill Staff,
Recently, Gary spent a few weeks at your rehabilitation center. We both want you to know that we appreciate the care Gary received on his way to recovery. We would definitely recommend Barn Hill!
Joyce and Gary B.
Thank You So Much
To Everyone at Barn Hill- Let me start by saying “Thank you so much” for all the fine care I received. That goes across all areas from Dietary to Nursing to Therapy and of course the great hard working aides! To Kate especially “Thank you”! To Erica and Felecia- you are the best! To Mary Novak, you are a wonderful caring person! Sara and all of you- Mary, Shirley, Jes, Brooke- thank you and I will try to live up to your caring concern.
The first and only choice
Meet my parents, Bob and Judy. Judy went to the hospital in mid-July, and my dad, Bob admitted a week later. While both were admitted for different medical conditions, they both required sub-acute rehab upon discharge.
My dad has been to Barn Hill in the past and has received excellent care. Of course, to him, it wasn’t even a question of where he wanted to return for rehab. My mom had never been to rehab. This would be a new experience for her.
It was explained to both my parents the precautions being taken for COVID, as well as the 14 day isolation period, during which time, they would not be allowed visitors. Once they both completed their 14 days of isolation, arrangements were made for outside visitation with each other. I was also allowed to visit after the 14 days. Both my sister and I work in healthcare, and knowing the precautions Barn Hill has in place, ensuring the safety of the patients first, made us more at ease having both our parents in a skilled nursing facility.
During this uncertain time, the staff went above and beyond to ensure that my parents were able to speak via telephone, and video chat via FaceTime with each other, my siblings and myself. My parents celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary while at Barn Hill. Their hospitalization and rehab stay, were the longest time that they have been away from each other in all those years! Since they were both off of the 14 day isolation period, the staff arranged for them to have a special dinner. Masks and social distancing were maintained, but the experience will forever be a cherished memory.
Both of my parents are now home and doing great! The care provided by all of the staff was excellent. From nurses, CNAs, and therapy, to dietary and housekeeping, every single person, treated my parents with kindness and respect. They provided comfort when we couldn’t due to COVID restrictions.
While I hope that neither of my parents need to return to Barn Hill in the future, should the unforeseen occur, there is no question that Barn Hill is the first and only choice.
Heidi R. – daughter to Bob and Judy R., and Admission Director at Barn Hill Care Center
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