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Does Your Parent Need More Assistance?

When you visit your senior parent, do you see….

  • A decline in health?
  • A loss or impending loss of a spouse, partner or companion?
  • Continued medication errors?
  • Inability to keep up with interior and exterior chores and maintenance?
  • A risk of being taken advantage of?
  • A history of falls?
  • An increase in hospitalizations?
  • Self neglect?
  • Lack of finances?
  • The want or need to be closer to adult children regardless of the state of the relationship?

If you answered YES to any of this, let a Renaissance Home Health Care expert help you explore your options.

Contact Maria Laurent mlaurent@renaissanhomehc.com or Ruby Krah hkrah@renaissancehomehc.com.

 

 

 

Valentine’s Festivites at Renaissance Adult Day Services in the Bronx

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Renaissance Adult Day Service in Westchester kicked off the Valentine’s Day celebration with bingo, karaoke and dancing. The blissful celebration was followed by an exchange of homemade Valentines. “Many of our participants had never had Valentine or had not received roses or chocolates in quite some time so the participants really enjoy this day”, says Alberto Cordero, the ADS   Coordinator at the 787 E. 156th Street location. As a part of the Valentine festivities, clients took turns expressing what love meant to them and their favorite way to express the feeling to their loved ones. The celebration ended with a toast and with participants coming together to hug one another. Hoping you all had as much fun this Valentine’s Day as our clients!

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Renaissance Home Health Care Services Expands to Queens, NY

RENAISSANCE-LOGOWhen it comes to caring for seniors, Renaissance Home Health Care Services is known for its outstanding home health care service in New York. They have recently added Queens, NY to the areas they serve located at 91-31Queens Boulevard, Suite 201, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Renaissance Home Health Care offers a personal, unique, and individualized approach of home care services through their Signature Touches program. This program was created to ensure that all of Renaissance’s clients receive their “Caring with a Commitment to Quality” service. In addition to Queens, Renaissance Home Health Care currently provides care for seniors in Richmond, Bronx, Queens, Kings, Nassau and New York counties.

Renaissance Home Health Care understands that each person requires a customized approach of care and is able to bring much-needed help in a variety of ways to seniors who need assistance in their current environment. Help is available for daily living needs such as bathing, grooming, or eating; companionship; medication reminders and other services by certified home health aides in addition to such services as transportation services and meal preparation.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director of Renaissance Home Health Care, has seen how the services they provide have made a positive difference in the lives of seniors. She said, “It is very gratifying to talk to families of seniors who praise our service and are put at ease knowing that their loved ones are well-taken care of in their own home.”

Eileen ParentiEileen Parenti, Executive Director of Renaissance Home Health Care

Renaissance Home Health Care Queens office is located at 91-31 Queens Boulevard, Suite 201, Elmhurst, NY 11373. For more information call 718-215-5934 or visit www.renaissancehomehc.com. Renaissance Home Health Care also offers Adult Day Services at three locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn. For more information on these services, visit www.renaissancehcs.com/day_service.

 

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Holiday Dinner Celebration with Renaissance Adult Day Services Brooklyn Location

The staff and clients at Renaissance Adult Day Services Brooklyn location celebrated the holiday’s with a Chinese dinner at the King Buffet. Everyone had a great meal and an even better time!

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Reveling with Renaissance, An Article in the Bronx Free Press

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Posted on the Bronx Free Press on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Posted by: Erik Cuello in Entertainment, Food, Local, News

More than turkey, it was about tradition.

The clients at Renaissance Adult Day Services joined together on Tues., Nov. 25th for a holiday celebration filled with family and friends.

Renaissance Executive Director’s Eileen Parenti was joined by her own 80-year-old mother Betty Lockwood, who she shared stories about growing up in New Jersey’s smallest licensed nursing home, the same house where she, in turn, raised Eileen.

Lockwood said she believes that baking is simply another way to care for people.

“That’s why when I bake, I bake with love. While I’m baking, I say my prayers and have my rosary on. I put blessed salt in the cake and a tablespoon of holy water to bless the people who receive the cake.”

Lockwood said that in addition to the cakes she had brought to Renaissance, she would make more than 150 cakes by the end of the holiday season.

Lena, Betty Senator Diaz, Eileen, Larissa with CakeFrom left to right: Lena Hymson, RN BA MS MSN, Director of Patient Services at Renaissance of Washington Heights in Manhattan; Betty Lockwood; Senator Díaz, Eileen Parenti, RNC, BSN, Renaissance Executive Director; and Larissa Chechelnitskaya, Vice President of Outreach for Renaissance.

There was more to celebrate, as Grace Petti, Program Coordinator at the 625 East Fordham Road Renaissance Adult Day Services location, stopped in and donated 10 turkeys to give away as door prizes. Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. also handed out $10 gift cards for holiday food shopping.

All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer individualized services that seek to promote social, physical, and emotional well-being of their clients through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs. 

For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

 

Holiday Tradition was the Theme at Renaissance’s Thanksgiving Celebration

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The clients at Renaissance Adult Day Services enjoyed a holiday celebration filled with family tradition on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Betty Lockwood, 80 and mother of Renaissance Executive Director, Eileen Parenti, served everyone a piece of her famous “Betty’s Blessing” Apple Cake while sharing stories about growing up in New Jersey’s smallest licensed nursing home from 1946-1966, the house where she, in turn, raised Eileen. Senator Diaz joined everyone for the celebration at 787 E. 156th Street and handed out $10 gift cards for holiday food shopping.

Alberto, Angela, Grace and Betty with a Turkey

Lockwood believes that baking is simply another way to care for people. “That’s why when I bake, I bake with love. While I’m baking I say my prayers and have my rosary on. I put blessed salt in the cake and a tablespoon of holy water to bless the people who receive the cake.” Lockwood will make more than 150 cakes this holiday season, not including the cakes she brought to Renaissance.

Eileen and Betty Lena, Betty Senator Diaz, Eileen, Larissa with Cake

 

Renaissance Adult Day Services and Home Health Staff get Certified in CPR

On October 15, 2014, the staff at Renaissance Adult Day Services and Renaissance Home Health Care received their certification in American CPR Training at a certified course led by Darby Torres held at the Renaissance Home Health Care office, 3044 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

IMG_0142Pictured above from left to right are: Christian Santos, Director of Corporate Compliance, Laura Hymson, DPS, and Larissa Chechelnitskaya, Vice President of Outreach, all for Renaissance HHC joined by Vanette Destilus who does Marketing for the Brooklyn location of Renaissance Adult Day Services.

Also in attendance at this class was:
From the Brooklyn location of Renaissance Adult Day Services:
Michael Simmons, Program Coordinator
Jose Guzman, Licensed Nurse Practitioner
Maria Laurent, Intake Coordinator/Community Outreach
Vanette Destilus, Marketing
Pierre Louis Woofield – Driver

From the Bronx (787 E 156th Street) location of Renaissance Adult Day Services:
Alberto Cordero, Program Coordinator

From the Coney Island Renaissance Home Health Care office:
Eileen Parenti, Executive Director
Larissa Chechelnitskaya, Vice President of Outreach
Laura Hymson, DPS
Christian Santos, Director of Corporate Compliance
Lakeish London, Administrative Assistant
Jeremy Lebron – Administrative Assistant
Ruth Vasquez, HR
Iesha Stewart, Home Health Aide
Franck Auguste, Coordinator
Jenny To, Coordinator
Elaine Cheng, Coordinator
Lan Chung, Coordinator
Jennifer Tejeda, Coordinator
Dexter Williams, HHC Driver

Betty Lockwood, 80, and Her “Betty’s Blessing” Apple Cake are the Special Stars at the Renaissance Adult Day Services Thanksgiving Celebration

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Tradition runs strong this Thanksgiving season for Eileen Parenti, Executive Director of Renaissance Adult Day Services, as she prepares for a special Thanksgiving celebration on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parenti is bringing her mom, Betty Lockwood, 80, and Betty is bringing her famous apple cake called “Betty’s Blessing” to share with guests at the Bronx location of Renaissance Adult Day Services at 787 East 156th Street. Senator Diaz will be joining the Thanksgiving celebration that is highlighted by this special dessert.

Parenti’s family history is quite remarkable for a woman who works daily in the field of senior living. Her grandmother, Margaret Schneider, ran the smallest licensed nursing home in the State of New Jersey from 1946 to 1966 out of her 18-room Victorian home located in Dunellen, NJ. She raised her five children in this house, including Parenti’s mother, Betty Lockwood. Lockwood and her siblings helped their mother care for the residents by bringing them meals, helping them eat and simply spending time with them. Lockwood says her mother “gave love to the residents, not a lot of medicine. They felt content because they knew they were cared for.”

This is how Lockwood chose to raise Parenti and her five brothers and sisters. “When I got married and had kids of my own, I’d bring them to meet the residents regularly, it was as if they had nine grandparents. My kids didn’t grow up with a lot of material things but they had a lot of love and friendship.” Parenti has continued the family tradition of caring for others in her work as Executive Director for Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult day Services.  She also is a current member of the New Jersey, Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board and participates on the education committee for the Health Care Association.

The family home was not always intended to be a nursing home. Schneider originally bought the home to be a bakery that she ran with her sister when the family tradition of baking began. Unfortunately, Schneider was burned and while she survived with no scars, she was unable to continue the bakery. Instead, she began taking war brides into her home during World War II as they were located near Camp Kilmer in Piscataway, NJ. After the war, a woman who worked with the state asked Schneider to take in an elderly man and a woman with ulcerated legs. She then coaxed Schneider into getting her nursing home license and the family tradition of caring for people was born.

Lockwood believes that baking is simply another way to care for people. “That’s why when I bake, I bake with love. While I’m baking I say my prayers and have my rosary on. I put blessed salt in the cake and a tablespoon of holy water to bless the people who receive the cake.”

Schneider and Lockwood used to bake for everyone. They started baking the Apple Cake when people came to visit. They would pick the apples from their Victory Garden. Lockwood has since simplified the recipe and Parenti has named it “Betty’s Blessing”. Lockwood will make more than 50 cakes this holiday season, not including the cakes she will bring to Renaissance.

Lockwood lived in the house in Dunellen, NJ for 52 years, first for 21 years with her mother and siblings and then for 31 years when she and her husband bought the house to raise their family in. Lockwood knows that Schneider “would have been thrilled with Eileen’s success in the field. She is sitting on board,” she said proudly, “that my mother had applied to when she turned our home into the nursing home.”

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

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Renaissance and the Brooklyn Community

Marketing Outside BedfordRenaissance Adult Day Services is always looking for ways to reach it’s community members. We want everyone to know that we are here to be of service to them. So we set up an information table right outside of our doors in Brooklyn with the hopes of introducing ourselves to everyone in the community who doesn’t know  who we are!

Harvest Fesitival at Renaissance Adult Day Services

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Renaissance Adult Day Services welcomed Autumn and the holiday with a Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 30, 2014. There were two celebrations for the three locations. One celebration was at the Bedford location while the two Bronx locations, (787 E. 156th Street) and (625 E. Fordham Road) joined together for the other celebration.

Each location had a costume contest while everyone had fun playing games like bowling and bingo and singing along to karaoke music. They even celebrated the birthday’s of every client who has an October birthday during the party.

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