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Wanaque Convalescent Center
(866) 870-8999
1433 Ringwood Ave
Haskell, NJ
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06/07/2015 An Interested Visitor Writes: I wouldn't let my dog stay here. The facility is filthy. The nurses are all sitting around texting on their cell phones. The food is disgusting and cold when served. There are a lot of incidents of people being dropped by CNAs. One of the residents fell down the back steps while still in his wheel chair head first. They didnt find him for two hours. Medication is given to the wrong residents. The residents have to beg to go outside. It's like a prison. There is frequent theft in the building of residents belongings. Don't put your loved ones here.

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    07/10/2014 An Interested Visitor Writes: My mother was at The Wanaque Center for 2 months while she needed specialized care. The staff were so compassionate and caring during that time, going above and beyond to make sure she was comfortable and happy. The activities room was always fun and vibrant. The other residents were always smiling and having fun in there. They offer trips which my mother loved and while she was there she went to the movies, Walmart, and even a baseball game. The food was good, the building was clean, and my mother was happy. An amazing facility!

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    11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Wanaque Convalescent Center is a large, for profit, nursing home with 227 beds based in Haskell, NJ. At last check, the facility had 208 residents indicating that it is 92% occupied which is about average within the state of New Jersey. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
    This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Wanaque Convalescent Center, was 5 stars. Only 19% of nursing homes have 5 stars in New Jersey.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Wanaque Convalescent Center with other senior care providers in New Jersey. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is higher than average. The most recent health inspection was on 04/09/2012.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    04/04/2012 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: The care at the center is incredible. All staff are caring, compassionate and patient. The FOOD, however, is abismal....reminiscent of army rations at times!!! Even a cheese sandwich was comprised of stale bread and 1 slice of cheese!!!

    01/26/2012 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Staff couldn't be more attentive! Kind, caring...even to those bedridden. Food very good. The facility is a bit run down, but renovations/upgrades are planned. Most residents very disabled.

    06/08/2010 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Poor communication between nursing staff. Medication not given as scheduled. Patients not exercised. They make excuses for, rather than address the concerns of the responsible party for problems that arise with a patient. They are the experts and know more about your loved one than you do. Control diet with the priority put on ability of aide to feed patient rather than patients ability to eat or quality and enjoyment of food.

    Response: This was my review and I wanted to elaborate.

    My wife has Parkinsin's desease and dementia . She lost 10lbs. (6.5% of her body weight) within the first two weeks of admission. She was put on an subsequently taken off an anti depressant. Put on a pureed diet with no improvement. I told the nurses to adjust the timing of her medication so she could physically be able to eat and it worked. I prepare and feed her regular food several times a week, but the facility keeps her on pureed food which she will eat only reluctantly. She also developed an open sore on her buttocks within one month of admission. She was able to walk with assistance when admitted but is kept in bed 20-21 hrs. a day and now can barely walk. I helped her to the bathroom to urinate on 6/17/2010 and the two aides said they didn't even know she could walk and was on a diaper change schedule. When her freshly changed disper was removed there was partially dried feces between her buttocks. I am now searching for another facility for her after less than two months.

    I would strongly recommend avoiding The Wanaque Center.

    Description of Wanaque Convalescent Center in Haskell, NJ

    Number of Beds : 227

    Wanaque Convalescent Center, located in Haskell, New Jersey provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Wanaque Convalescent Center has received 5 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Wanaque Convalescent Center has a very good hospital, Chilton Memorial Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 84 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Wanaque Convalescent Center's nearest hospital is 4 miles away. The zipcode (07420) in New Jersey, where Wanaque Convalescent Center is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Wanaque Convalescent Center can be found here.

    Wanaque Convalescent Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

    Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

    Also, Wanaque Convalescent Center is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

    Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.



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    Demographic Profile for Haskell, NJ,07420

    Annual Crime
    07420 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 2 4
    Property Crimes 2 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 30%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 25.1 / 100
    Water Quality 20 / 100
    Superfund Sites 10 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 177.2
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 21% Above
    Cost of Food 12% Above
    Utilities 14% Above
    Miscellaneous 13% Above
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 4.93%
    Male Population 48.96%
    Female Population 51.04%
    Median Age 41.6 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $71,596
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Haskell NJ
    Percent Religious 46.93%
    Catholic 30.94%
    Islam 5.35%
    Other Christian 3.28%
    Jewish 2.90%
    All Other 4.49%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Haskell NJ
    White  85.5%
    Hispanic/Latino  6.6%
    Asian  3.9%
    Multiracial  2.2%
    Black  1.1%
    Native American  1%
    Other  0.1%

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.