Life on your terms

Wellness begins the minute you step through our door. Cranberry Park at New Albany is proud to offer you a variety of care services. Our assisted living includes help with day-to-day tasks to support your independent lifestyle. Our respite program, on the other hand, can be as simple as helping you get back on your feet after elective surgery. Exploring our levels of care is an important step to understanding all that Cranberry Park has to offer. See what fits you or your loved one’s needs best. We’ll take care of the rest.

Assisted Living

Choosing a place to call home is no small matter. Because home is more than a place; it’s a state of mind. Cranberry Park at New Albany combines the security of care with the comforts of home, enabling you to live as independently as you wish. If you’re looking for a place that feels like home but offers the security of care when you need it, Assisted Living at New Albany offers 36 spacious, private assisted living suites that are perfect for seniors.

Our professional staff provides services for those needing minimal assistance with daily living activities like bathing, dressing, grooming, and medication management. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own suite, with the security of knowing help is there if needed. At New Albany, we focus on individual wellness and encourage continued independence with a tailored plan of assistance provided by professional team members available 24 hours a day.

Each personal suite features separate living, sleeping, and kitchenette areas, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, an emergency call system, a full private bath, and a walk-in closet. And we encourage you to personalize your suite with your own furnishings.

What’s Life Like in an Assisted Living Community?

Wondering what life in an assisted living community would be like? It’s very similar to life at home. Residents are still able to do what they’ve always enjoyed doing — but one important difference is that they have the support they need.

At an Optalis assisted living community, residents live in apartments that they can decorate with their own furnishings and decorations. They have access to activities like fitness classes, crafts, and entertainment events, as well as nutritious, chef-prepared meals.

Each resident in an assisted living community has a plan of care tailored to their needs and their doctor’s recommendations. Housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance services are also included.

Amenities and Hospitality

  • Private apartments and suites
  • Beautiful courtyards with walking paths
  • Housekeeping and linen service
  • Restaurant-style bistro menus prepared by chefs
  • Well-appointed dining room, restaurant-style meals, room service and readily available snacks
  • Beauty salon and barber shop
  • Transportation
  • 24-hour professional nursing staff
  • Health and wellness monitoring
  • Medication management
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Emergency call system
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy available
  • Podiatry, dental, optometry and psychological services

Respite Care

Taking on the care of a loved one is a feat of compassion and responsibility. You want your loved one to enjoy the care and company that only family can provide. But modern life, with all of its complexities and demands, can feel like a powerful tide opposing your best intentions and sapping the energy you need to fulfill your duties. Cranberry Park at New Albany offers signature respite care that allows you to relax and recharge while your loved one receives the best care in well-appointed, homey surroundings. Take a pause. Take a vacation. Let Cranberry Park help you to keep giving the best of care your loved one so richly deserves.

Respite care can be defined as a short-term stay for a loved one to allow a respite, or recovery time, for the caregiver. Some of the reasons a caregiver might seek a respite care stay for their loved one include a planned surgery, vacation, or needed time to manage their stress and personal health and well-being.

Respite Care at New Albany offers short-term stays that can vary from a few days to a few weeks. We provide furnished respite suites in both our skilled nursing and assisted living levels of care. Your loved one will have access to a nursing team 24 hours a day with a personalized plan of care.

Respite-stay guests at New Albany receive the same patient-directed care as our residents. This includes a compassionate interdisciplinary team that ensures their individual needs are met as well as access to numerous services, activities, and amenities.

It’s typically best to plan ahead for a respite care stay, but we understand that it’s not always possible. If an urgent need arises, feel free to contact us to check our availability.

Amenities and Hospitality

  • Fully furnished respite suite
  • Three well-balanced meals each day with healthy snacks available
  • Accommodations for special diets
  • Assistance with personal care needs such as bathing, grooming, toileting and dressing
  • Support managing medications to ensure the correct dose is taken at the right time
  • Around-the-clock nursing team
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Transportation services for appointments and errands

Assisted Living Rehab & Recovery

Cranberry Park at New Albany offers respite recovery suites called Assisted Living Rehab & Recovery to provide proactive care and rehabilitation for those transitioning from a hospital, same-day surgery center, or skilled center prior to returning home.

For a daily rate plus a level of care charge, Assisted Living Rehab & Recovery offers a comfortable, fully-furnished apartment suite alongside 24/7 nursing support and personal care assistance.

Other program amenities include:

  • Medication management
  • On-site physical, speech, and occupational therapy
  • Full dining menus with room service options
  • Help with all the activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing

Our Assisted Living Rehab & Recovery program is also a great way to determine if you would like to make one of our communities your permanent home.

If you’ve been denied skilled care through insurance or exhausted your health care benefits coverage but feel you’d benefit from therapy and nursing services, contact us today!

Assisted Living Frequently Asked Questions

May I bring my own furniture or do you provide furniture?

We encourage you to bring your own furniture and decorate your room to your personal tastes.

Is there an annual lease?

We don’t have long-term leases. All residents pay on a month-to-month basis. We simply ask for thirty days’ notice if and when you plan to vacate your apartment.

Is there a security deposit?

At most of our centers, the security deposit is $1,000. The deposit is non-refundable.

How do I get my medications?

Although we have contracted with a pharmacy to provide medications to all of our residents, you may continue to have your medications filled at the pharmacy of your choice.

Do I keep my medications in my apartment?

You may keep your medications in your apartment. If you prefer, our nurse can secure it in our medication cart and administer it to you at the appropriate times. However, there is a charge for that service.

Will a doctor see me in my apartment, or do I have to go out?

For your convenience, several of our attending physicians make themselves available to see assisted living residents. If you prefer, you may continue to see your own physician(s) outside the center.

Can I come and go as I please?

Just like your own home, you’re free to come and go as you wish. We only ask that you let the staff know if you’re going to miss a meal or be out of the center for an extended period of time.

Are meals included?

All meals and snacks are included in our daily rate and provided according to your dietary needs. We do our best each day to offer appetizing and nutritious meals. Whether you order from our bistro menu or choose the special of the day, we’re confident that you’ll find something that appeals to you. A private dining room for family gatherings and parties is available by reservation. Please contact the facility receptionist for information on how to reserve the room.

Can I cook in my apartment?

For your convenience, the apartment is equipped with a small kitchenette. While stoves are not provided, you’re welcome to have small appliances such as a coffee maker or microwave in your apartment.

Do you have any activities?

Social, educational and recreational activities are available each day of the week. From music and games to crafts and religious services, we offer something for everyone.

Do you provide any transportation?

Some of our assisted living centers offer transportation to doctors’ appointments either free of charge or for a nominal fee. In any event, we will be happy to assist in arranging transportation to and from your appointments outside the center in the most cost-effective manner that’s in keeping with your needs.

Can I smoke at the center?

All our centers are smoke-free facilities, so smoking is not permitted in your apartment. Smoking by residents and guests is permitted only in outside designated areas.

When are visiting hours?

We have no limits on visiting hours. Family, friends, children, and even pets are welcome to visit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can guests eat meals with me?

Absolutely. Guest meals are available daily and can be ordered by contacting our receptionist.

Do you have a beauty and barber shop?

All of our centers are equipped with a full-service salon. All salon services are billed to you.