Parker at Somerset offers the next generation of senior care

The new state-of-the-art community offers a glimpse of the future of senior living

Parker is ready to change the way you think about nursing homes and post-acute care.

The newly expanded community at Parker at Somerset promises to redefine long-term senior living for the 21st century by integrating next-generation safety and technology with comfortable living spaces and warm social settings. Its doors officially opened Feb. 1.

Located on Dellwood Lane, Parker at Somerset features 120 beds for long-term care and post-acute rehabilitation spread over three floors on a wooded 14-acre campus.

The latest community reimagines post-acute care with the most recent proven practices, in which seniors enjoy spacious private suites and rehabilitate using high-tech equipment under the direction of clinical care specialists.

“Our vision is to make Parker at Somerset the standard of what advanced senior care will look like in New Jersey going forward,” explained Roberto Muñiz, CEO and president of Parker. “It offers a complete spectrum of aging services, as well as access to an entire health care network through our established partnerships with top medical and health care providers, all under one roof.”

Parker at Somerset’s new development is a 78,000-square-foot expansion of its aging services community. With the opening, the construction teams will now begin the full renovation of the original 50,000-square-foot building, which Parker acquired in 2016, to completely modernize the entire site.

The Parker at Somerset campus features a state-of-the-art post-acute rehabilitation center, as well as Parker’s unique “small home” model of skilled nursing care. A new adult day center and a child care center offering day care services and intergenerational programming will also open later this year.

The building has incorporated the latest in infection control technologies typically found only in top-tier health care environments. There are completely touchless access points and surfaces that are treated to prevent microbial proliferation, the visitor areas have been specially designed to support socialization safely, even under lockdown conditions, and bipolar ionization is used to inactivate pathogens in the air.

Hospital-grade negative air pressure systems will ventilate rooms and ensure that air is not recirculated into other areas of the community. Moreover, Parker care partners employ wearable technology that alerts them when their hands need sanitizing, triggered by sensors as they move between suites to care for residents.

Parker at Somerset is the culmination of nearly 20 years of experience refining the small home model of nursing care at Parker, creating true homes that are a far cry from the institutional settings of older nursing communities.