"Thank you for taking so much time to show us all that Parker has become historically and as state-of-the-art care for so many people. We were amazed at all of the thought and planning that contributed to the success of these homes. We thank you and everyone at Parker for your continued effort to maintain the core value of this special place! - Gail F. & John H.
"Many thanks to you for allowing the Retired Nurses Group tour your facility. The commitment to the care you provide at Parker was obvious in the faces of your clients as well as the staff." - Evelyn S.
"I thought of trying to recall the names of every staff member who had every been kind to us or especially helpful. But I quickly realized that it was a Herculean task, and that I would never be able to manage it... What you pride yourselves on is really true - that all
the staff go out of their way every day of every week to try to help the elders in their care, as well as the family members who love them." - Cami T.
"Words can't really express the deep gratitude I feel for the many years of care and love that my mother received while living at Parker. I can't single out one or two people who were exceptional because the whole staff is extraordinary. So please know that your organization is the best of the best. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." - Toby E.
"Over the years, I have witnessed, on an almost daily basis, the professional and loving care my wife is receiving. At the same time, I have made many acquaintances within the Parker
family and I am always touched by the sincere friendliness of everyone I meet. While the pain of separation remains, the guilt has been tempered by a deep satisfaction that my wife is in good, loving and caring hands." - Robert S.
"My mother suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and as painful as it is for families, I know my mother is getting excellent care at Parker. For families, Parker is a Godsend. I also like that the rooms at Parker at Landing Lane
have glass windows that look out to beautiful gardens and flowers. It's just gorgeous and it is enriching for the people who are there." - Betsy M.
"I didn't want the moment to pass without taking the time to thank you for all for the hard work and time it took to put together this summer bash at Parker at Landing Lane
. You gave us an opportunity to feel special as we laughed and enjoyed the company of our loved ones, as well as those new friends we have made here at Parker. Though this is not the journey I would have chosen, I thank God every day for my Parker angels." - Sue O.
"You have the most wonderful staff at Parker at Landing Lane
. They all became our family while my mum was there for two years. Every staff member of that building went 100% out of their way for mum. You should be so proud of Landing Lane. The care and love they gave to mum and everyone is unbelievable. I will never forget them." - Patricia M.
"I want to especially thank everyone who works on Apple Blossom Way (Parker at River Road
) for they were the ones who took care of my husband each day. Thank you to everyone at Evergreen Way
who never forgot him even though he was there for a short time. To everyone at the Adult Day Center
, I thank you for your care and compassion. Many of you have become friends for life; people that I respect and love." - Catherine M.
"Our White Willow family (at Parker at Monroe
), and I truly believe they are family, showed my father such love and compassion. They stopped in frequently to see how not only he, but how I was doing. They watched over us so tenderly. As the staff left for the day or night, depending on their shift, they would come into his room to say goodbye, give him a kiss and tell him that they hoped they would see him tomorrow, but if not, they would miss him. They cried tears of pain as they realized they too would lose a dear, sweet man that they had come to love deeply... I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love! It was not only a tribute to my dad, but also to your employees who do not see the residents as patients, but rather as family." - Maura Ann D.
"On behalf of our family, I want to thank every staff member at your Parker at Monroe
location for the tremendous care our mom received. I would rate every department of yours an A+, from the administration, nursing, kitchen staff and recreation. We called Parker our mom's home. We enjoyed visiting with our mom during her stay and your workers were so friendly, it made our visits so much more enjoyable. It never felt like I was in a nursing home or assisted living environment. Please thank all your staf for the outstanding care our mom received." - Steve S.
"I currently live in Clearbrook, an active adult community in Monroe Township, but I don't know what my future holds. I realize that one day I may need more care than the typical "active adult" community can provide. As I age, I want to remain close to my family and friends, without being a burden to them. We are all aging and I want to be prepared. I am comforted to know that an exceptional place like Parker at Monroe
is in town. I've been to their other locations and I didn't feel like I was in a nursing home at all." - Lillian W.
"When I visited nursing homes looking for a place for my in-laws to reside, I asked the employees many questions. I was so impressed by the remarkable longevity and commitment of the Parker employees as compared to other places I'd researched. I can tell you that Parker is just a wonderful place with wonderful people. It is great to have them in Monroe
so people like my in-laws can get the best care while staying close to home." - Bruce C.
"It is very interesting and enjoyable to have the support of the dining room staff and the activities group when one or more of our dining table group members has a birthday. Over the past year, we have had several opportunities to make use of the private dining room for birthday dinner celebrations--the same food as the regular dining room but in a very special setting. The extra effort by the dining service staff is much appreciated as is the nice poster always designed and produced by the activities group indicating the name[s] of the birthday guys. Thanks to all involved for helping to make these birthdays very special." - Bill B.
I arrived at the Parker at McCarrick (now known as Parker at Somerset
) for rehab on the evening of December 1, 2016 after undergoing bilateral total knee replacement at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. It proved to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. The Physical Therapy department is absolutely superb. After knee replacement the quality of PT received is vitally important to the success of the entire process of rehabilitation. I can only say that the care, attention to the quality of the experience, knowing when to press forward and gently retreat with the exercises and absolute skill of all the therapists surpassed all my expectations. My special thanks and deep gratitude to Susan McGuire for her untiring effort in getting my new knees mobilized and functional and to the entire Genesis PT staff, Jeff, Chris, Sharon, Noel and Dawn for being a part of my journey. It is a humbling experience to be almost totally dependent on others for basic needs.
Thank you to the aides and nurses, Sharon, Lucie, Patricia and all the rest for doing for me when I could not do for myself. The entire staff at Parker at McCarrick made my stay a truly memorable and rewarding experience. I highly recommend this facility for their excellent care. - Sandra D.
"If not for the fantastic care my mom receives at Parker at McCarrick, she would not still be here. After her stroke, she could no longer stay at her assisted living. I found Parker at McCarrick and we could not be happier. They not only saved her life, they improved it. The care provided by all the staff has been outstanding. I would recommend Parker at McCarrick to anyone who needs a skilled nursing facility." - Lisa R.
"The attitude of all Parker at McCarrick staff, from the physician to maintenance people, is very upbeat and pleasant. They give the impression that they care about you and your wellbeing." - Family member of a post-acute rehab resident
"Very impressed that there is a physician and an APN available daily to immediately address concerns." - Parker at McCarrick resident.
"Your entire staff and the culture of Parker at Stonegate
make the difficult times often associated with aging and death much easier - not something tolerated in isolation. It is not easy for an entire staff to always respond to residents in a kind and compassionate manner but yours does. You should be proud of them and proud of your managers." - Carol B.
"Parker offers so much for me and my family. My husband and I live at Parker at Stonegate
. Our grandson, attends the day care program, and visits once a week with the Child Development Center
Intergenerational program. Also, the Adult Day Center
administrator, Natalie, helped my daughter with her aphasic husband with much needed respite care." - Vera S.
"The Eden philosophy really is the goal at Stonegate
. The entire staff is helpful and understanding, and the activities are wide ranging." - Bill S.
"I want to take a moment to thank you officially for all the wonderful celebration and publicity surrounding my father’s 100th birthday. From the party at Stonegate
(with Proclamation from the Mayor) to the wonderful publicity in the Jewish News and Star Ledger, you made my Dad’s 100th birthday something very special. As family, we were all very pleased, but the real measure was that my Dad was truly touched." - Peggi E.
"My parents moved to Stonegate
last spring, and from the first, it was clear we had made the right choice. You and your staff have been unfailingly thoughtful and helpful. I would like to list all of the people who have been so wonderful, but will refrain, out of fear that I may accidentally leave out the kindest person of all. Instead, I will simply say that my whole family is very grateful to all of you, for everything." - Camilla T.
"The care that the Evergreen Way
staff has given my mother for the past seven years has been beyond excellent. They kept her mentally engaged and physically active, providing her with a wonderful quality of life. From daily exercise and current event discussions to fun lunches and shopping trips, there is always something special happening there. My family and I are very grateful to our friends at Evergreen Way." - Barbara Z.
"I don’t know where to begin about extolling the virtues of Evergreen Way
. The staff provides a warm, supportive environment. The nursing staff is knowledgeable, thorough and caring. The staff takes the best care of my mother’s physical and emotional needs. My mom is always engaged in something fun and creative. She is given the best of care. Whenever friends and family members visit, they all comment on the beautiful environment as well as the friendly staff and happy residents. They say it is the nicest nursing facility they have ever seen. Parker has given me such peace of mind. I don’t worry at all about my mother’s well-being." - Beth N.
"God bless the Francis E. Parker Home and all those that commit their lives to care for the elderly." - Mark W.
"Thank you for the exceptional care my mother received at Parker. The time she spent at Parker was some of her most enjoyable years. Your staff was very respectful towards my mother and I know she appreciated that." - Elinor O.
"Thank you and please continue to do the wonderful work you do in serving people in the later years of their lives." - Elaine H.
"Aside from the outstanding care that her aides give her, I am amazed at how each staff member, no matter their position, joins together to ensure that my mother’s needs are met." - Linda P.
"Thank you for the expanded hours and offerings in the Health & Wellness Center
. I have been able to spend time exercising and feel that it has improved my fitness and lowered my weight. Being able to use the center on Saturdays and taking the evening pool classes on Mondays and Wednesdays has been very beneficial for me. I realize that the Wellness staff had to change schedules in order to provide coverage and I really appreciate the staff's dedication to make this happen." - Elaine D.
"I want you to know how much I appreciated the different programs and the friendly atmosphere at the Adult Day Center
. I can not praise the staff and atmosphere enough." - Edna B.
"I just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude for the support and help that you and your staff at the Adult Day Center
have given to me, my husband, and our family. Your kindness, thoughtfulness, and professionalism has been of great support to me and I can see how it has helped my husband. " - Iona J.
"My husband loves the Adult Day Center
program. He feels really energized. When he comes home, he wants to share everything although sometimes the words are hard to find. It's like having a new family...it gives him purpose and makes him happy. " - Doris Y.
"We are very satisfied with how the Parker Adult Day Center
staff is helping my aunt. We have noticed enormous improvement in her mobility and social skills." - Darlene and Debbie
"From my perspective, though, and my Dad’s, we are very pleased with the Adult Day Center. It seems to offer my mother the right amount of structure; she is very happy to go. As you know, she particularly enjoys “the birds”, but I also think she enjoys a place that is her own to go. I also think she just enjoys the attention and everyone there. She always comments how nice everyone is. My Dad and I also appreciate the ongoing communication with us. It is reassuring to know that someone is watching over her and tracking her progress. I would certainly recommend the program." - Margaret E.
"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful program at Parker Adult Day Center. The staff is excellent and everyone is honoring, respectful, warm, and very willing to make my mom feel at home." - Bert B.