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1515 Lamberts Mill Road, Westfield, NJ 07090
Westfield Center offers both post-hospital ShortStay Rehabilitation and LongTerm Care services. Westfield Center specializes in Pulmonary Care, staffed with Respiratory Therapists on site and supervised by a Pulmonologist. The Pulmonary Program includes Ventilator and trach management as well as recovery from respiratory failure, pneumonia and congestive heart failure. All services are provided by a team of professionals comprised of RN's, LPN's, Certified Nursing Assistants and Restorative Nursing Aides. Westfield Center also has a secured Memory Support Unit. Staffed by Geriatric Nursing Assistant Specialists, RN's and LPN's, the Memory Care Unit provides an environment that is designed to assist individuals with cognitive loss. Westfield Center is a WE HONOR VETERANS partner!
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
- LongTerm care
- Memory Support
- Ventilator Care
- Pulmonary Program
- Respite care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Physiatry services
- Podiatry care
- Vision care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Medication management
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Vitality to You
- Ventilator Weaning
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Private bathroom
- Fully air conditioned
- Individual climate control
- Activity room
- Fitness room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Suburban setting
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Computer with internet access
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pets Permitted
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Fireplace in living room
- Smoke free environment
Brian Faszczewski, MA, LNHARegional Executive Director
Brian joined Genesis HealthCare in 2010. He holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Kean University and has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for 12 years. Since joining Genesis Brian has been the Center Executive Director of Troy Hills in Parsippany and Morris Hills Center in Morristown where he was promoted to Senior Center Executive Director. Brian is known for having uncompromising high standards for quality care and positive outcomes with an expectation for a high level of customer service and follow-up. With the reputation of improving the quality and overall performance of the buildings he has operated, Brian comes to Westfield Center in a promotion as a Regional Executive Director for Genesis. Brian is born and raised in the local Woodbridge / Edison area and has professional roots in the local healthcare community including JFK Hospital, JFK Hartwyck, Trinitas Hospital, and Advanced Physical Therapy Associates in Cranford. Brian is looking forward to providing excellence in Skilled Nursing and Rehab to the Westfield community and a high standard of Quality of Life to the residents and patients it serves.
Shanee' L. Poole, RNCenter Nursing Executive
Shanee’ has been with Genesis since 2016 and is experienced with subacute, longterm, and respiratory care. She began her career with Genesis at Marcella Center as a certified nursing assistant. Prior to Westfield, Shanee’ was the Center Nurse Executive at PowerBack Moorestown. She successfully developed and enhanced her leadership skills, which improved the nursing team. Shanee’ is a genuinely passionate, loving/caring, and patient individual who takes pride in customer excellence. She is very dedicated to improving patient care to achieve positive outcomes.
Christopher Happel, MPHDirector of Admissions and Marketing
Chris has been with Genesis since 2017. He has received Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Rutgers University – Newark. His journey started as a Rehab Office Coordinator for Genesis Rehab Services right out of college. He then went on to become an Assistant Business Office Manager for Genesis Healthcare. Chris is taking steps to become an Administrator and he is using this time to obtain as much knowledge and experience as possible. He will be starting the Leadership and Development Program within Genesis and the Administrator in Training Program for the state. His goal as an Admissions Director is to ensure the transition process from the hospital is as smooth as possible. He is a patient advocate and ensures the residents are receiving the best quality of care and given the best quality of life. Outside of Genesis, Chris is the Assistant Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams at Rutgers University - Newark.
Liza Waer, MS, CDPMemory Care Director
Liza recently joined the Genesis team in September 2020. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from King’s College and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Liza has over 15 years in the social services industry, serving many populations throughout her career, but has always had a great passion in serving the elderly and memory impaired. Liza is passionate about the care for the residents she serves and carries great excitement in running a compassionate, holistic and loving Memory Care program. Outside of Genesis, Liza spends time with her family, is an active member of her children’s PTA and runs a small charity fund for children in need in her hometown in upstate NY in honor of her mother.
Patria Davis, RTRespiratory Director
Pat joined Genesis RHS in 2013. Pat is a Certified Respiratory therapist with 37yrs of experience. She went to Union county Tech in Scotch Plains, New Jersey and graduated with an AAS degree. She started her career with Rahway Hospital in 1982, and worked as staff and management, before coming in 2013 to work at Westfield Genesis. In 2013 Pat was named the #1 Respiratory Therapist in the State of New Jersey, and has been named 2017, 2018 RT of the year to RHS Genesis. Pat has been the Vent manager at Westfield Center since 2018, and also helps run our Pulmonary focus program here at the facility. Pat was born and raised in Roselle, and moved to Roselle Park where she raised her 2 sons Tim and Matt and her daughter Jessica, and she still resides there with her husband Chuck. Pat has the goal to treat each resident with the respect and dignity she would give her own family, Since she has been vent manager she has obtained great results of liberating resident from the ventilators.
Staff is so caring
Dad has only been in Westfield Center for about a week, and we can already see the difference! The staff is so caring toward Dad and have helped us not only learn to help care for him, but be able to do things on his own. Thanks Westfield!
Walking with Mom
I went in to visit with mom in the main room of the Memory Unit. She didn’t recognize me on this day. But I cut her nails and shared the same pictures as I do in every visit hoping a spark will occur. And before I left, I asked if she’d like to take a walk. She doesn’t usually, but on this particular day, she said yes. We walked the hall from one end to the other with small conversation about what we saw and back to her seat in the main room. She said she was tired, but wow! This was a small change, but good for both of us. Although mom needs help walking, I think she enjoyed the short walk - she was smiling. Although smiling and laughing has been part of her process with Dementia, it still made me happy to have a short walk with my mom. So, I think the first change you made is a success for mom and all Homestead patients. Thank you for making an effort to make life better for my mom and all the memory care patients. It’s a small change, but on their level, a powerful one.
Peace of Mind
Thank you for everything you and the Genesis staff do for our Mom! You provide peace of mind at a difficult time for our family.
Staff went above and beyond
The entire staff of the facility went above and beyond in their care for me. At a very difficult time for both me and my family, everyone at the rehabilitation center joined together and gave me the proper care and physical therapy I required. Their skill and dedication to my condition helped me progress and made it possible for me to attend my daughter's wedding, a very important occasion to me and my family. We are extremely fortunate to have a facility in the State of New Jersey that offers a competent and skilled staff of professionals. We should all be proud and grateful to have such an organization locally. I am forever grateful for their dedication and expert care and did not want their efforts to go unrecognized. My family and I are beholden to the professional caretakers at Westfiield Center!
Part of the family
They are very nice people that work there. They made us feel like part of the family. They even arranged time for us to see our aunt. Seeing her made us very happy and she was smiling, I could see through the mask. Thank you!
My Grandmother has been at Westfield Center for the past few months and I must say that the quality of care that she has been given is hands down the best care I have seen at any facility. We have been to other facilities in the past and my family regrets having her anywhere else. They are taking care of her wounds. She is being given amazing physical therapy for her fall. And she is happily occupied with all of the activities that are offered even with COVID restrictions. We sat at the window the other day to visit her and she was telling us about everyone that comes to her room to check on her and how everyone is very social. This place is wonderful for the physical and mental care and we cannot thank the team enough for all of the Love and Support they have shown during her stay. 5 STARS!
I highly recommend Westfield Center
After my brain surgery, I was very scared and worried about my recovery. A nursing home? I have always heard bad things. When I came to Westfield Center it was quiet, I was in a room by myself, and I had the recovery process was Wonderful! Some friends and family visited me outside during my three week stay and they came to the window. It was so calming and peaceful. I did not have to worry about food, bills, medications, answering the phone, nothing. The food was perfect and just enough. I was able to focus solely on relaxing. I met a lot of people and everyone was so nice to me. A lot of them I respected and a lot of them became instant friends. They even write me and answer their cell phones when I call them to say hello. I truly did not want to leave. I could not recommend Westfield enough.
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