News & Events

Welcoming Pinni Friedman to Alameda Center!

We are delighted to introduce Pinni Friedman as our new Administrator – and excited about his aim to elevate our outstanding patient & resident care to new heights.

A healthcare professional since 2010, Pinni holds an LNHA License in the states of New Jersey and New York and brings to Alameda a successful track record of transforming his workplace into a 5-Star healthcare facility and achieving Deficiency-Free Surveys for two consecutive years.

We are confident that Pinni’s diligence in clinical excellence and the team-building skills that led him to these achievements, are a great match for Alameda’s dedicated staff.

Subacute Rehab Every Day of The Year!

January 8, 2018. Perth Amboy, NJ. Step into Alameda Center For Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Perth Amboy during the holiday season, and you might run into a local group of Girl Scouts and their Troop Leaders caroling through the halls of this towering 250-bed subacute rehabilitation and nursing care facility, meet members of a local church delivering gifts, and witness a steady stream of family members who from near and far come to visit their loved ones.

Even more impressive, is that in the midst of this merriment, distinctive of the Holiday season, the care teams at Alameda Center remain ready to provide high quality of care, establishing once more Alameda’s 30-year reputation for clinical excellence.

“When you are a healthcare provider, you can’t take any day lightly – holiday or not,” says Jay Berger, LNHA, adding that at Alameda Center, the care continues throughout the holiday season. “Whether it is easing the transition from the hospital through our uncomplicated admissions process, summoning the specialists to tend to specific conditions, or providing uninterrupted rehab therapies, we operate with ‘all hands-on-deck’ 365 days of the year, and our care teams remain in place, providing the excellence in care we are renowned for.”

“We’re all quite aware it’s the holidays, and as a staff, we do have some lighter moments during those days, like our door decorating contest that brings out the creativity in all of us” indicates one of the highly qualified registered nurses at Alameda. “But we remain focused on our reason to be here: our Patients and Residents’ wellbeing”.

Beyond their capacity to remain focused, what’s remarkable about Alameda’s staff is how they harness the high spirits of the season to boost their patients’ rehab progress and propel their recovery.

Case in point, the generous offer from Alameda’s administration for family members to enjoy free transportation to and from the facility when visiting their loved ones.

Certainly, no one wants to be in the midst of recovering from orthopedic surgery or a cardiac event during the holiday season. But if there’s a patient in need, be assured that the team of physicians and rehab specialists at Alameda Center will be there – ready to provide the care needed and help both Patients & Residents step into the New Year at their highest level of functionality.

The Spirit of Christmas at Alameda Center!

The visiting Girl Scouts and their leaders caroled through our halls – bringing smiles and wellbeing to our Residents!

Images From Our CEU Event!

In collaboration with VITAS Healthcare, Alameda’s Educational Program had great attendance – and perfectly combined with a delightful dinner at the Portuguese Manor. Take a look!

ALAMEDA CENTER: READY TO STAND IN SUPPORT OF THE PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY!

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Honorable Mayor Javier Jimenez

Municipio San Sebastian, Puerto Rico

September 27, 2017

Alameda Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Perth Amboy, New Jersey wishes to help the Nursing Home bound patients whose insurance can be crossed over to our state and have a need to be relocated while Puerto Rico rebuilds.

We have a consortium of facilities with a capacity for 120 patients.

If you need our assistance, here we are ready to help. Please contact me by telephone at (732)406-4585 or via email jgonzalez@alamedacenter.com

God Bless you and all of our brothers and sisters.

Dr. Jorge Gonzalez Gomez, Hispanic Program Director

To learn more about the New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurrican Relief Program, click here.

Sayreville Housing Authority (SHA) residents get free Health Screenings & Education

by Dr. Jorge Gonzalez Gomez, Dir. Hispanic Program and Community Liaison
On Monday, September 11, 2017 Alameda Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare offered complimentary health screening services and educational tips on End of Life Decisions.
The residents of the SHA were very attentive with the discussion of End of Life. The screening services consisted of blood pressure, heart rate, blood glucose levels and blood oxygen levels. Over twenty residents and staff members participated and they were treated to refreshments (compliments of the SHA) following the discussion and screenings.
Alameda Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is the only Four Star Rated facility in the area and has been chosen “Best of the Best” for rehabilitation services for three consecutive years. Alameda’s mission is not just treating the residents that come to the facility for sub acute rehabilitation and long term care BUT much more importantly, it is about providing the community we serve with the appropriate tools to remain healthy.
If you are interested in having Alameda’s staff visit your Congregation or Community Group and conduct educational series and screening services – free of charge – please call Alameda Center at (732)442-9540 and leave a message with the receptionist for Dr. Gonzalez Gomez.

Alameda Center’s New DON: Superior Expertise in Nursing Bolsters An Already Outstanding Clinical Team

September 5, 2017. Perth Amboy, NJ. Superior expertise in Nursing is essential to direct patient care and yet, it could prove insufficient when a patient cannot, in the midst of excruciating pain, find the right words to explain where the pain is located or how intense it is. This succinctly encapsulates what drove Jackie Fiorillo, to become Alameda Center’s new Director of Nursing.

image2Holding a BSN degree from St. Joseph’s College, Jackie’s extensive training in infection control will now play a key role in supporting Alameda’s efforts to sustain the lowest possible rate of re-hospitalizations, and her State Certification to train CNA’s is certainly an asset that allows her to provide both formal training sessions to the staff as well as direct one-to-one coaching during her supervising rounds throughout the day.

“We are proud to have someone as qualified as Jackie in our team” says Jay Berger, Administrator at Alameda Center. “Watching her conduct her daily rounds, making sure every patient is receiving prime care, is essential to our reputation for clinical excellence – and knowing that she is coordinating 24/7 with our Nurse Practitioner, constantly monitoring changes in the patients’ conditions, assures a continuum of care for our patients that translates into priceless peace of mind for their family members”.

Directly supervising a staff comprised of 200+ Nurses and Nurse Aides, is impressive in anybody’s nursing career. Nevertheless, it is something beyond the numbers that encouraged Jackie to accept the position at Alameda.

A self-described “Jersey Girl”, Jackie acknowledges that the opportunity to tend to people of different cultures was a decisive factor “because it demands a higher level of sensitivity to understand the clues, different for each culture, that are at the heart of wellbeing; And here at Alameda Center between the patients and our staff members, you have the whole world – all in one place!”

Indeed, Alameda’s multicultural staff is at the core of its excellence; yet, even more importantly, it is the staff’s multilingual skills that significantly raise Alameda’s capacity to access critical information from the patient that can help identify a potential complication right away.

Eager to contribute her 15+ years of experience, Alameda’s new DON is sure to advance the center’s mission to be at the forefront of charting new frontiers in patient care.

Alameda Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare is a 250-bed subacute rehabilitation and nursing care facility with a 30-year reputation for clinical excellence located in the heart of Perth Amboy, NJ, and recently awarded a CMS 4 star rating. For more information and to schedule a tour, please call Israel Kanarek, Admissions Director/Assistant Administrator at 732) 442-9540 extension 7280.

Improving Outcomes of Residents in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF)

Statistics show the nation’s 65 and older population is projected to reach 83.7 million in the year 2050, almost double in size from the 2012 level of 43.1 million, according to two reports from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This data translates into more residents needing healthcare at all levels and in particular, long term care. The wise baby boomer population can better prepare for the future TODAY by simply taking some preventive measures. Don’t wait to visit your primary care physician until you are sick, be wise; visit them when you are healthy, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The preventive measures exercise today will transform any sub acute rehabilitation stays into shorter inpatient stays.

Things we can do today in order to be healthy tomorrow include your routine check with your family doctor. Make sure you always have your blood pressure checked, colonoscopy, blood sugar levels checked, ladies and their annual breast cancer evaluation, cholesterol level checked, cat scans of your lung screening for lung cancer.

LTCF are prepared to meet the future needs of the baby boomer population. Our initiatives at Alameda include the use of Nurse Practitioner as part of the health care delivery team, fall prevention programs, Medicare newly launched Quality Assurance initiatives, Heart Failure and Joint Replacement programs in partnership with leading hospital systems.

In conclusion, be a smart and healthy baby boomer by reading, preventing and knowing who your health care partners are.

Dr. Jorge Gonzalez Gomez, Dir. Hispanic Program & Community Liaison