Arbor Ridge Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Wayne celebrates completion of $3M renovation

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 health care 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.

“I know Arbor Ridge’s goal is to be No. 1 in Wayne, and it is competitive here,” Vergano said during the ribbon-cutting.

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,” Opara added. 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 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 health care providers. Offerings include Pulmonary Care, Cardiac Care and Physiatry Services, among others.

Based in Brick, 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.