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Dear Patients, Residents and Families
COVID-19 Second Booster Dose
The CDC recently released a recommendation for a second COVID-19 booster dose for certain persons. Specifically, a second mRNA booster dose could benefit people ages 50 years and older, as they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. People ages 50 years and older may choose to receive a second booster dose, if it has been at least 4 months after the first booster. We recommend that appropriate residents receive their second booster dose. The COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) are available. Please let your physician or nurse know right away if you or your loved one would like to receive the second booster.
Granite Ledges of Concord
151 Langley Parkway, Concord, NH 03301
At Granite Ledges, assisted/senior living means peace of mind for residents and their families. Residents enjoy the privacy of their own apartment with all the benefits of a full service community. Services such as housekeeping, meal preparation, and scheduled transportation allow residents the freedom to spend their time doing the things they love most, with the added confidence of knowing care is available should the need arise. Based on each resident’s individual needs, the assisted/senior living program provides personalized assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and medication reminders. Granite Ledges is home to over 70 residents, from varying backgrounds and states. Granite Ledges is a joint venture with Capital Region Health Care. To learn more about our annual 5K Run/Walk, please go to: http://www.genesishcc.com/GL5K.
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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- Private and Semi-Private Apartments
- Spacious rooms
- Private bathroom
- Private kitchenettes
- Fully air conditioned
- Individual climate control
- Activity room
- Wellness center
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Private balcony/ porch / patio
- Scenic views
- Suburban setting
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Country kitchen
- Dining Room
- Private dining rooms for family gatherings
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- 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
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Baby Grand Piano
- Guest Accommodations
- Smoke free environment
Deb Burns has been the Administrator of Granite Ledges of Concord since 2007. She received her Nursing Degree from Rivier College in Nashua, NH. She has over twenty years of healthcare experience including several years as a Director of Nursing in a Long Term Care setting. Deb is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of Granite Ledges of Concord from the care of the residents to the oversight and management of staff and facility operations. Deb currently serves on the Board of Directors for New Hampshire Association of Residential Care Homes and is a former Board Member of GoodLife Programs and Activities. A resident of Concord, NH, Deb is a tri-athlete and has two big Great Danes.
Dr. Amy MartelMedical Director
Dr. Martel is a NH native. She attended St Anselm College, Dartmouth Medical School and completed her residency at the NH Dartmouth Family Practice Residency in Concord. She joined Concord Family Medicine in 2005 and has been a Medical Director since 2014. She lives locally with her husband and 2 daughters. Since the Covid outbreak, Dr. Martel is extra-focused on the safety of our Residents! She is proud to welcome patients to Granite Ledges and is always willing to speak with current or prospective patients at 603-224-0777.
Sandra Nichols, RNDirector of Nursing
Sandi Nichols, RN, has been the Director of Nursing at Granite Ledges since January 2020. She started her nursing career in 1990 and has held a variety of positions from a Med-Surg Nurse in Hawaii to many years in family practice and Staff Development/Infection Preventionist among many others. Sandi brings with her many years of experience and is responsible for the oversight of the nursing department at Granite Ledges of Concord. Sandi was born and raised in Concord, NH and received her Nursing Degree from NHTI Concord and Rivier University. She currently lives in Weare, NH and in her spare time enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking and gardening.
Lindsay GonzalezDirector of Community Relations
Lindsay Gonzalez has been with Granite Ledges of Concord since November 2008, started as the Admissions Coordinator and was promoted to Director of Community Relations in 2012. Lindsay has a degree in Human Services from NHTI Concord and is currently studying Healthcare Administration at Southern New Hampshire University. Lindsay is responsible for admissions, marketing, community outreach and education. Lindsay currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Friends Program in Concord and is a former Board Member of GoodLife Programs and Activities. Lindsay was born and raised in Bow, NH. She still lives in Bow with her husband, dog, Harley and soon to be born son.
Lisa StonecipherDirector of Rehabilitation
Lisa Stonecipher has been Director of Rehabilitation since 2018, and is an experienced Physical Therapist Assistant and brings with her over 10 years experience in the field, and is responsible for the oversight of the therapy team. Lisa takes pride in managing a team of highly skilled therapists who are compassionate about providing the best care possible to the community’s aging population to maximize their highest level of function and independence. As a New Hampshire native, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and her 2 dogs, enjoying the outdoors and will usually be found skiing, hiking, kayaking or gardening.
Your professional dedication shines through amid our fears.
To Granite Ledges of Concord administration and staff,
The simple words 'thank you' can not express how appreciative I feel about the care of my Mom, .
Difficult as it's been, I'm glad Genesis/Ledges made the proactive choice to limit outside contact, cancel group activities and close the dining room. I see from the updates and Facebook postings that all of you are creatively keeping residents engaged and calming their fears that they will remain healthy. Your professional dedication shines through amid our fears.
A special shout out to Chris, for the insta-pot cooking program. I happened to call my Mom just after the taste test for the chicken marbella. She was so excited to tell me all about every dish you made with them. That was an ambitious menu and involved a lot of prep on your part. I hope the program continues after Covid makes it's exit.
Thanks again for your dedication and sacrifice! Be healthy and take care
A beautiful testimonial from the daughter of a Resident:
When you asked me to write a testimonial about my mom’s wonderful 6 years as a resident of Granite Ledges, it took some time for me to identify the best way to describe her life as a resident. After much thought, I sum it up in two words: Community and connection.
It was very important to my mother and father to be a part of a community throughout their lives, and they built many, in different areas from church to sports to family and friends. After my dad passed, mom was able to live in her home for almost 6 years. When she was ready to move, she knew she
wanted to live in assisted living, and Granite Ledges was her choice. You see, mom had several friends who had lived there, and she went to visit regularly. She saw how happy they were, and knew one day it would also be her home.
After almost 50 years, and after a difficult decision, she knew in 2012 it was time to move out of her and my dad’s family home in Concord. She knew it was time to rely on others for help. Though tough for her to admit, once she settled in, she loved every minute of her life. She gained a family at Granite
Ledges. It was her “new” community, and she accepted and enjoyed living independently. She still drove for a few years after moving in. And, she had instant connections with her friends who already lived there. It was surprising, and comforting to our family, to learn how many residents she already knew!
She loved taking field trips, sing-a-longs, bingo, and apartment hopping to visit friends. The connections she already had, and the new ones she made were incredible. For me, as her caretaker, I met some staff who I’d grown up with, worked with, and who became part of my community. I knew mom had a place at home at Granite Ledges, a supportive community and connections in her new and former community.
She was connected in so many ways. The most precious memory for our family was the kindness and caring the staff showed when mom moved in and couldn’t bring her beloved cat with her. Being the sensitive people you all are, you found a creative way for “Cuddles” to become part of the Homestead
Community. Mom was thrilled to have her near! Cuddles became a bit of a celebrity, and everyone was happy to have her there, with the exception of her weekly “escape stunts,” which became funnier to everyone at Granite Ledges every time she got out.
When it was time to move mom to a nursing home, it was a bittersweet day. She loved her Granite Ledges family and was comforted with that knowledge. It was heartbreaking to move her, knowing she was entering the last part of her life without all of you, how had cared for her in such a tender way over
the years. My brothers and I always knew she was truly “living” at Granite Ledges, and we are all so grateful for the years she was able to live independently, happily, and safely, because of all of you.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, as you all became part of our family, because she was part of yours.
Quality of life improved
As challenging as it was for my mother to leave her home and independent living, in fact, her quality of life improved greatly when she became a resident of Granite Ledges of Concord. Regular meals (with great food!), consistent medication, and daily opportunities for socialization combined to create a great experience in the last years of her life. The staff cared for her with such love and respect; they became an extension of our family. We were all grateful we made this choice.
- Pamela Puleo, FAHP, Chief Advancement Officer, Concord Hospital
Granite Ledges offers a lot!
We have chosen Granite Ledges of Concord for a lot of things, location, close proximity to Concord Hospital and mom's primary care physician, and the level of care. The layout is visually appealing. There are walking trails behind the facility, there are gardens behind the facility where you can walk and sit, there are raised garden beds, they have a nice open area that's all windows where the residents can go in and sit, and they have a library. They offer a lot.
- Mary via Caring.com
Highly recommend GL!
If you are considering an assisted living community for a family member who may not be fully capable of living independently any longer, I would like to suggest that you consider Granite Ledges of Concord, NH. I say this as someone who moved my mother, Regina, to Granite Ledges in the spring of 2010 and I have never regretted the decision.
I must admit that I enjoy the proximity of Granite Ledges to my own home. However, I was also attracted to excellent facilities, the administrative staff and the fact that Concord Hospital is literally a short walk away. Over the past 11 years, I have really come to know and respect the caring people who watch over my mother as her memory loss has become more pronounced. Regina had to be moved to the memory-care unit called Homestead about 18 months ago, and I was relieved that Granite Ledges had this self-contained option for my mother. The thought of moving her to another facility would have been traumatic for the entire family. Beyond the excellent care, also know that Granite Ledges provides a wide range of activities for their residents and that the food is terrific. Take this endorsement from someone who had many meals at Granite Ledges over the years. My wife particularly likes buying holidays pies from the Granite Ledges kitchen!
The past 14 months or so have been very trying due to restrictions mandated by the State of NH because of the COVID pandemic. And while it has been sad to be physically separated from my mother, I understand the need for the precautions given the vulnerably of the elderly population and seeing some to tragedies that have befallen other long-term care facilities across the United States. The safety steps taken by the Granite Ledges’ staff has protected the residents from experiencing any fatalities that have unfortunately made headlines elsewhere. With COVID hopefully moving into our rear-view mirrors soon, I encourage you to talk to the people at Granite Ledges to see if it might be the right choice for your family member. I’m certain that you will not regret choosing Granite Ledges.
- Bob M.
Mom’s Concord, NH Home
Granite Ledges is nestled in the woods behind Concord Hospital and very near Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic. The staff is very accommodating to the residents’ and families’ needs. It is a very caring facility, there are daily activities, a paved sidewalk for outside enjoyment and a wide selection of menu choices in the dining room.
- Sue L., Resident Family Member (Google Review)
Beautiful place and very clean
I went to Granite Ledges of Concord. It was comparable to the other places I went to. It looked more like a ski lodge from the outside, which was kind of cool looking. The inside was beautiful, it was clean. The residents were out and about sitting comfortably in their chairs, because it wasn't suppertime that night. She was very informative about her facility, very nice, and very friendly. They had a couple of different dining areas and it was like restaurant style. That's beautiful. They had a TV room. I think most of the residents were watching a movie. They had the salon. They had a little library, a sitting room type library, which was very nice.
- Veronica (Google Review)
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