The Daniel Straus CareOne Dementia and Memory community at Harmony Village recently appointed Jennifer Barbieri as Program Coordinator. The Center, established in 1998, is today New Jersey’s largest family-owned and operated senior care provider. According to Michael Daichman Executive Director, this recent appointment has engineered “a positive programming change in a small amount of time.” As well, it was immediately obvious to him that Barbieri brings tremendous “compassion and love” to the new position, features of which have been crucial to the workings of the Center.
Indeed, Daniel Straus, CareOne Founder, Chairman and CEO, in reflecting on the achievements of the center over the last decade-and-a-half, said that he saw a need for “high quality secondary care providers…to continue caring for patients who had the need for around the clock, complex medical management.”
Barbieri fits these requirements. A BA Community Health and Gerontology Graduate of William Paterson, she has been working with Continuing Care Retirement Communities. She established extensive memory care programs and engaged in staff training. She has specialized certifications in dementia care and activity programming. Her plans for her work at CareOne include new program implementation, which, according to Daichman, she has already achieved on some level.
Barbieri’s new role at CareOne will involve supervision of Harmony Village at both Livingston and Morris. She claims her new program will enable the residents there to “maintain maximum levels of functioning. Through the dedicated staff of care managers, residents participate in daily programs such as music, creative arts and dance therapy.”