Parker, a full-continuum provider based in Piscataway, NJ, has been involved in many research projects, but has taken the unusual step of funding outside research into one of its innovations—a new “small house” model of care in a nursing home.
Parker at Monroe opened in 2014. Its 6 small homes house 16 people each, and are internally connected to a community center offering enriching programs, rehabilitation services, dining and more. Two of the 6 homes are for residents with early- to mid-stage dementias, 3 serve residents with moderate to severe dementias, and one serves residents with complex physical issues who do not require memory care.
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