Friday, May 10, 2013
The Morris View Healthcare Center will host a free program for veterans on May 30.
Veterans put their lives on the line for our country and when they return, it's sometimes difficult for them to get back on their feet and re-join society. Morris View Healthcare Center in Morris Township will host a veterans program, “How to Make the Most of Your Veterans Benefit,” from 2 to 3 p.m. May 30. Morris View resident veterans, families and community members are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. The program will be presented by Hospice of New Jersey, with the agency’s social work supervisor Hannah Fisher as the featured speaker. Fisher has a masters in social work from Fordham University.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Morris Township resident was the 100th patient treated at the facility while first patient, a former Jefferson resident, also joined the celebration.
Doris Fenn was the 100th patient to be treated at a one-year-old health care center in Morris Township on Friday. Fenn, a Morristown resident, was treated at the Sub-Acute Unit at the Morris View Healthcare Center in Morris Township. The unit provides short-term recovery to patients after they are released from a hospital. The unit opened Jan. 31, 2012. Fenn attended a celebration commemorating the anniversary of the center opening on Friday. Charlotte Walker, the unit’s first patient, formerly of Jefferson, attended the celebration as well. Walker now lives in Morris View. The unit specializes in treating orthopedic conditions and helps patients rehabilitate from surgeries, strokes, and neurological conditions. “The goal is to maximize …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Officials believe they can cut costs enough to balance the budget at Morris View, the county-run facility. But advocates for seniors worry that if they fail, there will be no safety net for patients many private nursing homes don't want to serve.
Built on hillsides, near streams, or in other picturesque locations, county-run nursing homes once stood as monuments to local governments’ ability to care for people in need. But that was long ago. Now they stand as targets. New Jersey’s county-owned nursing homes routinely operate at multimillion-dollar deficits that make it more and more difficult for county executives and freeholders to fulfill campaign promises to hold the line on taxes. And the fiscal outlook for the facilities continues to worsen with ongoing cuts in Medicaid and new state-imposed budget restrictions. Meanwhile, the number of private-owned nursing homes in New Jersey has grown in recent decades to more than 300, and almost all of them have vacant beds. In counties …