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December 14, 2017

STAMFORD, Conn. (Dec. 12, 2017) – Edgehill Community residents enjoyed an enchanting holiday performance of vignettes from The Nutcracker by the Connecticut Ballet on Monday, Dec. 11. Attendees were entertained with a magical performance of classical and contemporary ballet, then they enjoyed a holiday-themed cocktail reception with residents and invited guests.

“We appreciate the dancers and crew of the Connecticut Ballet taking time out of their busy holiday schedules to visit us,” said Edgehill Executive Director Christopher Barstein. “The performing arts plays an important role in Edgehill culture, and they are a great way to enrich residents’ lives while celebrating the holiday season.”

About Edgehill
Set on the spacious grounds of a former family retreat in Stamford, Conn., Edgehill is a Type A Lifecare, all-inclusive continuing care retirement community. As part of the Edgehill Advantage, the community offers exceptional, maintenance-free senior housing, a wide variety of premium services and amenities and a full continuum of on-site health care. For more information, please visit www.edgehillcommunity.com.

Jade Plaschka
(704) 262-1117

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November 15, 2017

STAMFORD, Conn. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Edgehill Health Center is ranked as one of the top 64 performing nursing homes in Connecticut for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. Out of nearly 2,300 top-rated nursing homes in the United States, Edgehill is the only recognized care provider in Stamford.

Using data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, nursing homes are rated “poor” to “top-performing” on a scale of one to five. Edgehill’s overall rating is five out of five and includes ratings in health inspections, nurse staffing and medical quality of care. In Connecticut, only 64 nursing homes out of more than 200 made the list and had overall ratings of 4.5 or greater.

“We are extremely proud of the hard work, dedication and professionalism of the subacute rehabilitation staff at Edgehill,” says Executive Director Christopher Barstein. “Our caregivers love working here, and their compassion is shown in every interaction with the residents, every detail on our campus and in every element of our care.”

Having a health center with five stars and above average quality plays a significant role in helping residents, families and caregivers feel confident about choosing Edgehill when the need arises, says Barstein. Skilled nursing is only one focus of Edgehill’s services;
others include independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer’s care.

“All of our Benchmark Senior Living communities are held to high standards of service,” says Allison Melahouris, Benchmark’s vice president of quality resident services. “As a leader in the industry, we strive to make a difference in every life we touch. Caring for
our residents is not just our purpose, it’s our passion, and we are proud that the Edgehill team has been recognized consistently for its exceptional work.”

About Edgehill
Set on the spacious grounds of a former family retreat in Stamford, Conn., Edgehill is a Type A Lifecare, all-inclusive continuing care retirement community. As part of the Edgehill Advantage, the community offers exceptional, maintenance-free senior housing, a wide variety of premium services and amenities and a full continuum of on-site health care. 

Jade Plaschka
(704) 262-1117

Edgehill's Dr. Angelo Mallozzi Voted Connecticut Magazine 'Top Doc'

April 1, 2017

Congratulations to Edgehill's very own Dr. Angelo Mallozzi, who has recently been recognized as one of the state’s 2017 'Top Docs' by Connecticut Magazine. As a family medicine specialist with Stamford Health Medical Group, Dr. Mallozzi oversees the medical aspects of Sub-Acute Rehabilitation at Edgehill. He is a medical school graduate of the University of Rome, Italy, and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Through his long association with Edgehill, he developed a deep awareness and understanding of unique issues relating to aging and senior care. At Edgehill, we are proud to have our exceptional Medical Director ranked among the top doctors in Connecticut. 

To learn more about Edgehill's Sub-Acute Rehabilitation services, please call 800-721-8068 or click here.

Memory care center highlights improvements at Stamford retirement complex

March 27, 2017

By Paul Schott

STAMFORD — The needs of today’s senior citizens continue to evolve — and so have the range of services offered by one of the city’s largest retirement communities.

Representing a landmark project in its 19-year history, the Edgehill center at 122 Palmers Hill Road completed earlier this year a $21 million expansion and renovation. The upgrades include a new memory-care wing for residents who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, an expanded skilled-nursing facility with more private rooms and improved independent-living accommodations.

“Our residents come in independently and live in independent-living apartments,” Christopher Barstein, Edgehill’s executive director, said in an interview last week. “And as needs arise, they can move onto a traditional assisted-living environment, and they can move onto a skilled-nursing environment. But what was missing was that dedicated, specialized memory-care environment.”

Covering 15,700 square feet on Edgehill’s third floor, the “Harbor Wing” memory-care center contains 22 apartments. Harbor Wing also includes a dining room, activities area and two patios.

Certified dementia practitioners staff Harbor Wing. They assist residents throughout the day.

“I like living here a lot,” 87-year-old resident Carrol Houser said during an interview last week. “They are very friendly.”

To maintain and strengthen Harbor Wing residents’ cognitive capabilities, “Journey Stations” aim to engage them in a memory or take part in activities that interest them. Those stations include a sewing machine, fishing rod, tackle box, art brushes, paint and a canvas.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which represents the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Demand has grown nationwide for memory-care centers such as Harbor Wing because of the extent of care required by seniors with dementia, said Dr. Patrick Coll, medical director of senior health at UConn Health in Farmington.

“For folks who need continuous supervision, if they have a family that has time and resources, often we’ll see families who’ll work it out among themselves to be there for ‘Mom’ or ‘Grandma,’” Coll said. “But for some folks that’s not an option, because they’re busy with work and other commitments, and that’s why these residential options are now available.”

Edgehill also made extensive changes one floor down from Harbor Wing. As part of the overhaul of its second-floor skilled nursing facility that covers about 24,000 square feet, Edgehill increased the number of private rooms from four to 42. The skilled nursing center now has 46 beds, compared with 60 before the renovation.

“When you see the changes that are happening at the (Stamford) hospital right now — all private rooms, brand-new facility — the expectations in this market are for that same thing, a (skilled-nursing) facility with a high level of finish, with additional amenities and, most specifically, private rooms,” Barstein said.

Creating the memory care center and refurbishing the skilled-nursing complex involved significant reconfigurations including the relocation to the ground floor of assisted-living units previously located on the third floor and expanding the footprints of the second and third floors.

The improvements to Edgehill’s 216 independent living apartments included an enlarged casual dining restaurant and several new amenities such as a rooftop garden, a parlor and entertainment room, a fitness center and a massage therapy room. Edgehill also includes 10 assisted-living apartments.

Construction work for the renovation finished in January, after starting in March 2015.

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