850 Mix Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514-2102
Arden House is a 267-bed skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital rehabilitation in eight short-stay suites and one transitional suite and the center also has a specialized 70-bed memory support unit for residents with Alzheimer's or dementia. Our medical director is associated with Yale New Haven Geriatric Services and works closely with our nursing and rehabilitation staff to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Arden House is an American Healthcare Association (AHCA) Bronze Quality Award winner and was honored in 2020 by the AHCA Quality Initiative Recognition program for achieving improvements in all four quality tiers.
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.
Arden House es un centro de enfermería especializada con 267 camas que ofrece rehabilitación pos hospitalaria en ocho suites de corta estancia y una suite de transición, y el centro también cuenta con una unidad especializada de apoyo a la memoria de 70 camas para residentes con Alzheimer o demencia. Nuestro director médico está asociado con los servicios geriátricos de Yale New Haven y trabaja en estrecha colaboración con nuestro personal de enfermería y rehabilitación para garantizar los mejores resultados para nuestros pacientes. Aceptamos Medicare, Medicad y la mayoría de los seguros privados. Arden House es un ganador del Premio Bronce a la Calidad de la Asociación Estadounidense de Salud (AHCA) y fue honrado en 2020 por el programa de Reconocimiento de la Iniciativa de Calidad de la AHCA por lograr mejoras en los cuatro niveles de calidad.
La educación sobre el cuidado de la demencia de Genesis HealthCare está reconocida por la Alzheimer's Asociación® por incorporar las recomendaciones prácticas para el cuidado de la demencia basadas en evidencia en las siguientes áreas temáticas: Alzheimer y demencia, atención centrada en la persona, evaluación y planificación de la atención, actividades de la la vida diaria y comportamientos y comunicación.
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- On-site Medical Director
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Audiology care
- Bariatric specialties
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Pet therapy
- 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
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Interpreter services
- Memory Support
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Fully air conditioned
- Activity 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
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pets Permitted
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
Dr. Channa PereraMedical Director
Dr. Perera is the Medical Director at Arden House. He is an Internal Medicine Specialist in West Haven, CT and is affiliated with Yale New Haven Hospital-Saint Raphael Campus, where he completed his residency. Dr. Perera earned his medical degree from St. George's University and has a strong passion for geriatric medicine.
Jennifer HaughtonDirector of Nursing
Jennifer Haughton is the Director of Nursing at Arden House.
Gloria CoraDirector of Admissions
Gloria has 25+ years experience in Nursing Homes as well in the healthcare Industry graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/ HealthCare Management. Gloria also has 3 years of nursing school under her belt from Saint Vincent’s College that has giving her the passion to help those in need. She is Bilingual fluent in Spanish and English from New York City. Trainings/Certificates: NARCAN STEP CHW Language Proficiency Assessment Mental Health Basic Behavioral Health Diabetes Self-Management Program Suicide Prevention FRG Army National Guard.
Stephanie Highkin, NCDP, DPDSolana Dementia Program Director
Stephanie is a dementia specialist, Nationally Certified Dementia Practitioner, educator and innovator with over 22 years of experience coordinating, assessing, and improving senior care in Connecticut. She has driven specialized programs, a culturally sensitive approach, and significant technology changes, with a vibrant environment of compassion and comfort care. Stephanie is a certified Trainer in Positive Approach to Care. A certified Dementia Care Consultant as well as a certified facilitator in: Music and Memory, Java Music Club, TimeSlips Storytelling, Drums Alive Golden Beats, Silver Sneakers, Zumba and IN2L technology.
She holds certifications in Human Services with a focus on Therapeutic Recreation from a joint program with Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College.
Other Certifications include: Palliative Care, essentialALZ from the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator, Nursing Home Infection Preventionist from CDC, and Respirator Safety Training from OSHA, Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association.
Stephanie was also awarded the Aging Services Award of Excellence from Leading Age Connecticut. Stephanie rejoined the Arden House team in October 2022, and is passionate about educating staff and supporting people living with brain change by providing person-centered dementia care.
Shelby Artaiz, MS, CCC-SLPDirector of Rehabilitation
Shelby graduated with her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from Mercy College in 2016. She has been practicing speech pathology for 6 years with Genesis Rehab Services. Shelby also has experience working in acute care settings. She is trained in fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Shelby enjoys coming to work and has a passion for working with the geriatric rehabilitation population.
Proud to work at Arden House
I am proud to work at Arden House - where we have outstanding teamwork and compassionate staff. During the Covid Pandemic the situation broke my heart but working with my colleagues it touched my heart and the work we did together healed my heart. Our teamwork made a big difference to both the patients and each other.
- Tanya E., unit manager
Mr. Korby was admitted to the hospital after falling and being on the floor for 6 days. His hospital course was complicated by aspiration pneumonia and eventually had a feeding tube placed. He lives alone in an apartment, has some family/community support, was independent with all mobility and walking without a device, bathing/dressing/toileting (ADL) tasks and driving short distances.
Upon admission to Arden House, he was evaluated by PT, OT & Speech and needed assistance of 2 with all mobility, ADL's, was able to ambulate a few steps with a walker and was not eating by mouth. Throughout his course of therapy, Mr. Korby was able to progress to full independence with all tasks; was cleared to begin eating food and eventually had his feeding tube removed. With the assistance of the team at Arden, Mr. Korby was able to obtain additional support in the community so he could safely return to his apartment.
Jessica Cronk, PT
Director of Rehab, Genesis Rehab Services
Eastern Territory/ New England Division
Region #8/Area #63
Able to walk again!
In October 2020, Herboso was diagnosed with COVID-19 and hospitalized. During his hospital stay, he was intubated, and had a trach and tube feed placed; all were removed prior to leaving the hospital. Due to prolonged lying on his stomach, he also developed significant weakness in his ankles and now requires orthotic devices to walk. At the beginning of April 2021, Herboso was admitted to Arden House for rehabilitation. After 25 days, he was able to walk on his own again, could take his orthotics on and off, was independent with all activities of daily living. Herboso worked very hard but he was able to make daily improvements. At the end of April, he was discharged back home with his son. Congratulations Herboso – we admire your strength and perseverance!
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