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Dignitaries and Healthcare Colleagues View Progress at Wayne, N.J., Skilled Nursing Facility

WAYNE, N.J., July 28, 2022 — The leadership of Arbor Ridge Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center and Marquis Health Consulting Services recently celebrated a renovation milestone, marking the Phase 1 completion of a $3 million modernization at the Wayne skilled nursing facility. The invitation-only event brought together dignitaries, care team members and healthcare colleagues; Wayne Mayor Christopher Vergano led a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.  

Located at 261 Terhune Drive, Arbor Ridge provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. The 120-bed skilled nursing facility maintains a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “I know Arbor Ridge’s goal is to be number one in Wayne, and it is competitive here,” remarked Mayor Vergano during the ribbon cutting. “From what I am seeing today, I don’t think achieving that goal is out of reach at all.” 

According to Ugochi Opara, regional director of market development for Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility: “Arbor Ridge is being completely transformed into an elegant, contemporary environment for residents – one that accommodates progressive skilled nursing services. The updates pair a high level of functionality with sophisticated aesthetic touches, with the goal to support the health and wellness of the entire Arbor Ridge family.” 

The new design features a contemporary feel with an overall color scheme that is both elegant and sleek – crisp shades of grey with hints of gold and brass are accented with pops of teal. Ample glass throughout captures abundant natural light and cleanly divides open spaces. Renovation highlights also include wide, bright hallways; well-appointed rooms with contemporary fixtures and furnishings; and updated, centralized nurses’ stations. The theme complements Arbor Ridge’s bucolic setting; the facility is nestled in a scenic environment with attractive gardens and courtyards, as well as views of the Ramapo River. 

“The teams at Arbor Ridge and Marquis were thrilled to celebrate this milestone and are excited about the plans underway in Phase 2 of this ambitious project,” added Opara. The ongoing modernization will include a building expansion, featuring a new, 3,000-square-foot therapy gym and the incorporation of a spacious activities of daily living (ADL) suite. The gym will include state-of-the-art equipment and technology to support the delivery of progressive rehab services, while the ADL suite mimics a home environment – enabling patients the opportunity to regain skills before returning home. Further upgrades also include the addition of 30 new private rooms. 

Alongside the renovation, Arbor Ridge has continued to enhance the facility’s specialized programming in partnership with leading regional healthcare providers. Offerings include Pulmonary Care, Cardiac Care and Physiatry Services, among others. “The physical improvements and programming enhancements together are further establishing Arbor Ridge as a regional destination of choice for quality care,” added Opara. 

Arbor Ridge’s dedicated Korean cultural program also distinguishes the facility, centering on a culturally authentic environment for the care and comfort of Korean seniors. With the support of caregivers and medical professionals who share their values and speak their language, residents enjoy familiar traditional décor, ethnic cuisine prepared in-house, and special cultural programming and recreational activities.  

Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Consulting Services is a highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling approximately 6,000 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.   

PHOTO CAPTION: Wayne Mayor Christopher Vergano (center) joined the leadership of Arbor Ridge and Marquis Health Consulting Services at the skilled nursing facility’s recent renovation completion ribbon cutting ceremony.  


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