Lester Senior Living in Whippany Offers Short-Term Assisted Living Respite Stays With Full Range of Services

Flexible Accommodations for up to Two Months Provide Temporary Care when Caregivers or Family are Not Available; Area Seniors are Invited to Open House on Jan. 17 to Learn More and Tour Community

​With winter vacations on the horizon, many families may be concerned about their elders when caregivers or family members are away and cannot look in on their loved ones. Lester Senior Living in Whippany, a JCHC community, offers peace of mind with short-term respite stays, from ten days to two months, in its distinctive Judy & Josh Weston Assisted Living Residence. The respite stays, for seniors who need some help with the tasks of daily living, provide a true home away from home and include:

·         A fully decorated, well-equipped apartment

·         Three meals daily in the community’s elegant dining room

·         An assistance alert pendant

·         Wellness services from the professional nursing team

·         A full range of activities

A pre-stay wellness assessment is done to ensure that all needs can be accommodated.

“Respite stays keep older adults safe and secure under the watchful eye of professional staff while caregivers take a much-needed break, and enable our guests to sample the Lester lifestyle,” said Administrator Marlene Glass, LNHA, CALA. Seniors who decide to make their permanent home at Lester Senior Living can convert from respite to permanent residency based on availability.

The community also offers individualized dementia care in its intimate Memory Care Suite—including short-term respite stays there for those who qualify—and independent living in its Margaret & Martin Heller Independent Living Apartments.

Lester Senior Living is located at 903-905 Rt. 10 East in Whippany on the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus. Area residents are invited to attend an open house on Thursday, January 17 at 3:30 p.m.; information about the community’s living options, the respite stay program, and resident amenities and services will be available along with a tour. Contact David Rozen, admissions/marketing manager at (973) 929-2725 to reserve a spot.


About the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey Founded in 1983, the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) owns and manages more than 470 apartments in four buildings for older adults in Morris and Essex counties in northern New Jersey. The non-profit organization offers seniors a range of options in terms of services, amenities, location, and cost, all within a traditional Jewish environment. The JCHC provides housing, programs, and services for the independent elderly as well as those who need assisted living and memory care. For more information, go to www.jchcorp.org.

Source: Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey