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Grand Opening Celebration for the St. Francis Medical Center Assisted Living Program

Amid balloons, giveaways, comedians and lots of good fun, residents of the newly opened Assisted Living Programs in Trent Center East and West and in Luther Arms celebrated in style. The Assisted Living Program is the latest addition to the array of senior services offered by St. Francis Medical Center. This new service is available to seniors who reside in publicly subsidized housing communities in Mercer County. This unique approach offers a full array of health care and supportive services to qualified residents that will allow them to stay at home with the dignity and respect they deserve.

The Assisted Living Program (ALP) serves residents who are medically eligible for nursing home placement but provides the services in their own home.  ALP provides personal care, light housekeeping, supervision, home health aides, and the case managed services and care of a professional nurse.  The program also connects seniors with services such as personal emergency response services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical supplies, adult day health care and equipment.

Currently, the St. Francis ALP is operating in both the Trent Center East and Trent Center West buildings located on Greenwood Avenue in Trenton as well as Luther Arms, located on South Broad Street in Trenton.  The program currently serves approximately 40 residents but is growing rapidly.  “There was a huge need,” said Director of the program Tom Kelly.  Kelly comes from a very strong background managing several for profit assisted living programs in New Jersey. 
The benefits of this program are evident, providing the extra care and oversight that allows the resident to remain living safely in the community.   For more information about the ALP program please call 609-599-5161.

(Pictured :Tom Kelly, Director of the St. Francis Assisted Living Program addresses the Grand Opening Guests)

St. Francis Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health System, is an acute care teaching hospital recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures from The Joint Commission. Most noted for its cardiac surgery program and the first accredited stroke center in Mercer County, St. Francis features regional services including its Heart Hospital, Sleep Disorder Center and an extensive community outreach program.
St. Francis’ partners in care include LIFE St. Francis (Living Independently For Elders) and LifeCare Physicians, PC, which includes Primary Care and Surgery practices and the Assisted Living Program, providing support to seniors living in the community.

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