Cancer Care

For patients recovering from cancer, Colonial provides personalized, integrated rehabilitation and support services. These may include physical and occupational therapy, therapeutic exercise, nutritional management, psychosocial counseling, stress and pain management, wound care, and lymphedema treatment. Services are tailored to each resident’s specific condition and approved as a part of a comprehensive plan of care with the resident’s oncologist.

Cardiac Care

For those recovering from heart disease and/or cardiac-related surgery, our cardiac rehabilitation program can help them achieve optimum recovery and health. Goals include limiting the physical effects of cardiac illness and improving overall cardiovascular fitness. Our individualized programs are designed, supervised and executed by a team of specialists that may include physicians, nurses, therapists, and even nutritional and mental health professionals.

Counseling

At Colonial our mission is always to treat the whole person to the best of our ability. That means meeting not just the day-to-day physical requirements of our residents, but their emotional and psychological needs as well. Consequently, patient, resident and family counseling support plays an increasingly important role in our facility.

Stress, depression and other psychological problems stemming from medical conditions, loss and other age-related issues, can often be reduced or even eliminated through a combination of interpersonal psychotherapy, problem-solving and cognitive-behavioral therapies. A robust schedule of activities specifically designed to encourage socialization, engage and involve further enhances the quality of life for our residents.

Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care

For those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, Colonial offers a warm, nurturing environment, state-of-the-art safety and security features that address our residents’ special needs. A structured schedule of innovative programming provides a sense of purpose and meaning, as well as daily opportunities for success and reinforcement of self-worth.

Our specialized services include:

  • 24-hour resident focused care
  • Safe and secure unlocked environment
  • Restraint-free, compassionate care
  • Peaceful surroundings
  • Specially-trained staff
  • Nutrition and hydration programs
  • Social and recreational activities based on abilities and interests
  • Family support and educational programs

Diabetes Care

For residents and patients with diabetes, Colonial provides comprehensive services, treatment and support. In addition to specialized treatments, comprehensive diabetes education is provided to encourage the individual and his or her family members to take an active role in the management of the disease.

Services include:

  • Inpatient medical treatment under a physician’s direction
  • Specialized insulin therapies, including insulin pumps
  • Neuropathy treatment
  • Wound care
  • Specialized services and equipment for those with obesity
  • Oral medication management
  • Individual and family counseling and education
  • Nutrition counseling and behavioral management of weight control and risk reduction of diabetic complications, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and non-healing wounds
  • Amputation therapies
  • Adaptive equipment training

IV Care

When the road to recovery calls for intravenous care, the experienced staff at Colonial can ensure it’s done correctly and with compassion. From maintaining the right fluid balance, to monitoring drug effectiveness, to treating infection and relieving pain, our highly trained IV therapists and dedicated nurses work closely with our patient’s personal physicians to maximize comfort and speed recovery.

Long Term Care

When it comes to choosing a nursing home for your loved one, the factors that matter most – quality of care and quality of life – are the same things that have helped make Colonial Healthcare and Rehab one of Princeton’s most respected long term care facilities.

Our compassionate care, comprehensive services and uplifting environment are widely recognized as among the finest in the area. In addition to round-the-clock skilled nursing and personal assistance, residents enjoy stimulating social, educational and recreational activities, restaurant-style dining, comfortable accommodations, and full amenities, all in a comfortable home-like setting.

Colonial residents also benefit from our unique daily “scripted rounds” facilitated by our trained staff. Our Nursing staff visit each resident to assess his or her condition, chart progress in recovery, deal with on-going or co-existing health issues, or take preventive steps where potential problems are identified.

Neuro-Muscular Care

For persons affected by neuromuscular disorders, including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease, Colonial provides comprehensive care designed to restore maximum functional performance and overall well-being. Individualized care plans address each patient’s physical, cognitive, emotional and vocational needs and deliver a range of specialized treatments and services, including:

  • Strength and range of motion exercise
  • Mobility training
  • Re-education in skills of daily living
  • Communication skills re-training
  • Swallowing management
  • Gait and balance training
  • Psychological counseling and family support

Nutritional Management

For residents and patients with nutritional disorders, as well as those with weight management issues, Colonial offers a comprehensive nutritional management program.

Individualized plans are developed for both risk reduction and/or management of the medical conditions impacted by an individual’s nutritional status, including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertensive disorders, lipid disorders, and gastrointestinal dysfunction.

When focused on the management of obesity, services include nutritionist-designed meal planning, exercise, nutritional education, counseling and behavioral support needed to accomplish long-term weight management goals.

Pain Management

Residents and patients coping with a wide range of conditions and disorders may benefit from Colonial’s pain management program. Our specialists utilize the latest equipment and innovative procedures to diagnose and treat pain according to individualized needs.

Our program includes treatment for:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Chronic abdominal pain and pelvic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Disorders of the nervous system, including shingles and trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain)
  • Pain associated with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, arthritis or spinal cord injuries

In-house treatment and pain management techniques include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, whirlpool, cold and heat therapy, as well as physical therapy and psychological support.

Rehabilitation

Unlike many area facilities, at Colonial we offer physical, occupational and speech therapy up to seven days a week, for up to three hours a day, as ordered by the resident’s physician. As part of an integrated treatment program, these advanced therapeutic services address a wide range of orthopedic, neurological and other disabilities, diseases and conditions, including:

  • Joint replacement
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Dysphagia
  • Fractures
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Diabetes complications
  • Amputation

Respiratory Care

For patients coping with the often devastating effects of lung disease and other chronic respiratory problems, our comprehensive respiratory therapy program provides hope and help. In addition to individualized physical and occupational therapies, treatments may include oxygen therapy, dietary counseling, education in specific disease management/self care issues, and breathing control techniques designed to reduce stress and apprehension.

Restorative Nursing

For those patients who are no longer in an acute or short-term rehabilitation program, restorative nursing can help close the gap between rehab and home. Directed and implemented by a registered nurse and specialized aides, restorative nursing focuses on the therapeutic use of simulated life activities to help restore daily living skills.

Stroke Care

The goal of our specialized stroke program is to restore residents to their highest level of function, help compensate for decreased capabilities, regain greater mastery over tasks of daily living, and achieve an improved quality of life.

Our highly personalized, integrated programs incorporate, physical, cognitive and psychological components, including:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Gait, balance and mobility training
  • Psychological support
  • Dysphagia therapy

Tracheostomy Care

We offer tracheostomy care to residents and patients with severe lung disorders, neurological problems or infections, who are dependent on a surgically inserted tube (trach) for breathing. In addition to continuous nursing, we perform daily trach maintenance and comprehensive respiratory services in order to minimize complications, maintain stability, and return the individual to his or her highest level of function or independence.

Wound Care

For residents and patients with hard to heal wounds, our comprehensive wound care program includes a broad range of leading edge therapies and treatments, including:

  • Surgical wound debridement
  • Chemical wound debridement
  • Wound VAC
  • Burn care
  • Ultraviolet light therapy
  • Tissue ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Whirlpool therapy

Our full-time staff includes a physician wound care specialist and trained wound care nurses who play an active role in assessing, diagnosing, and overseeing all wound care procedures and protocols. To prevent recurrence, our unique whole person approach to care also stresses wound prevention and self-management.

The program is designed to treat a wide range of problems, including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Arterial and venous ulcers
  • Burns
  • Infections
  • Surgical wounds
  • Amputations

Other complex wounds resulting from conditions that compromise circulation, such as: diabetes, traumatic injury, surgical breakdown, congestive heart failure, vascular disease, incontinence, obesity, renal failure, lymphedema and others.

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