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Somerford House & Place Newark
4175 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713
Based on 16 reviews
Services and Housing OptionsAssisted Living, Memory Care, Respite, Rehabilitation
Somerford House & Place Newark DescriptionLooking for a home away from home? Look no further than the Somerford House & Place Newark. Our beautifully appointed assisted living and memory care apartments come complete with tailored services to fit your needs. Enjoy restaurant-style dining, a spacious activity center, and a variety of social and recreational events. Plus, our full-service barber and beauty salon has you covered from head to toe! Somerford House & Place Newark is located 2.7 miles from Brookside, a small town with a population of 14,353. Other nearby cities and towns include Pike Creek, Newark, Pike Creek Valley and Bear. The community is in a middle class neighborhood where the average income is $58,247, 56% of the country has a higher median income. This community provides Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care and Rehabilitation and has Studio, Suite and Companion apartments available. Studio apartments start at an estimated $5,684 a month, while the average cost of Assisted Living is $5,755 in Newark, $4,044 in DE, and $3,545 in the United States. These prices are estimated. Somerford House & Place Newark is a member of a larger group of communities called Five Star Senior Living. Somerford House & Place Newark is ranked 2 out of 6 communities in Newark and is ranked 8 out of 61 communities in DE.
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in-house doctor visits
assistance with activities of daily living
regular wellness checks
skilled nursing care
in-house physical therapy
resident clubs and committees
low sugar/salt options
private dining room
restaurant-style dining room
personal laundry service
scheduled local transportation
parking on premises
secure outdoor areas
card and game room
barber and beauty salon
in-house religious services
Surrounding AreaSomerford House & Place Newark is also close to a range of restaurants, culture, shopping and parks. Looking to go out to eat or order takeout? Order Mexican at Morelia Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Indian at Hyderabad House or Chinese at Dragon City. Love the arts? Head on over to Newark Arts Alliance, Chapel Street Players, or Everyday Artists Studio. Enjoy shopping? Spend some time at Christiana Mall, Shoppes at Buena Vista, or Beaver Brook Plaza. Looking for a park to relax at? Enjoy the outdoors at Rutherford Park, Leathermans Run park, or Lewden-Green Park.
WeatherWeather in the area consists of an average of 160 days of rain, 21 days of snow and 182 days of sun and the total precipitation is around 2.8 inches a year. The region reaches a high of 81°F in the summer and 35°F in the winter, with an average temp of 58.0°F throughout the year.
LicensingThis community is licensed by the state of DE. It is a large-sized community with 72 total beds.
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Probably the best experience ever for a service that we ended up never using! Dad’s dementia required that he move to a memory care facility and Somerford came highly recommended from a couple of sources. Our conversations with the staff reinforced those recommendations. We were all set to move in right after the holidays, then his condition took a turn for the worse, had to be hospitalized and he ended up passing away at the end of January. (Not Covid-related for the record). Terri and Pauline were amazingly helpful, professional and most importantly caring throughout the entire process.
I am updating a previous review. My mother was transferred to Somerford from a previous facility. She had a terminal condition. From the moment she arrived, she was treated with dignity and respect by the staff. Her time there (7 months) was truly amazing despite limitations due to the pandemic. She made friends and loved every day there. At the end, the staff took great care of her and she died with dignity. I am eternally grateful to the staff there. Of note, I am a physician in the area so i deal with these facilities all the time. Somerford is among the best in many aspects.
Somerford is an amazing assisted living facility with outstanding staff. Mom moved into her lovely apartment earlier this year and has been accepted and loved on and made to feel so welcomed by everyone there. Staff is always available for assistance, to answer questions and concerns and lend a hand wherever possible. Mom has become more active and outgoing than sbe has the past few years, attending events and participating in activities and has made good friends. Its been a challenge for everyone during COVID quarantine, but Somerford staff has made it work! We are so pleased and blessed to have Mom residing here at Somerford.
Mom has been at Somerford since Jan 2020...The staff welcomed Mom with open arms!She says everyone is so nice.Mom has been more active at Somerford than the last few years.Even with the corona virus,the facility still has fun things to do..We love participating in the parades!Somerford Rocks!!!!!,
I am so proud and thrilled to call Somerford House my Mother’s “home away from home”. She has dementia so sometimes gets confused about things. The staff are friendly, supportive and go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that Mom is well take care of. Due to the physical layout of the building it makes communication for everyone and everything quite simple. The staff’s offices are in such close proximity to one another that an issue can be easily addressed (without picking up a phone or having to write an email!) The residence hallways, dining rooms and various other facilities are also close together, so the residents can get around with confidence and ease.Since March all visitation rights have been cancelled due to the pandemic. It has been necessary but so tough on everyone. Somerford House has made the best of it! They have set up virtual visits via Zoom or FaceTime, organized outdoor drive by parades and have recently set up window visits. I live in New York, so the daily FaceTime visits with Mom are priceless!Mom’s only complaint is about the food. She has always been a good cook and loves all different types of foods and flavors. I am hopeful that this can be addressed and modified once we get through
Our family had a horrible experience here. My husband was admitted to the memory care unit, moved in and then rejected. He was moved out that very same day. Management is so inept, we considered litigation. The only reason I gave this place one star, is because it is a beautiful facility. I urge everyone seeking a facility for their loved one to go elsewhere.
Im a student at the University of Delaware and visited this facility as part of a research project. First of all, the facility is absolutely incredible. It offers so many activities and services for all their residents. The staff goes above to make sure the residents feel right at home. I was able to tour the facility and it was beautifully taken care of and very clean! Just from walking around and observing I can tell the staff makes it their mission to know every resident on a personal. It was definitely one of the best assisted living facility I have visited and I would highly recommend it.
Before Somerford my mother was housebound, locked in as caregiver for her husband, who was dying with lung cancer. Mom never got out and they became co-dependent for basic necessities. She is 96 and he recently died at 84. For two years I watched her decline in mobility and mentality. She had no socialization, poor nutrition, and the home deteriorated around them. He wouldn't allow any help.After his death mom reluctantly agreed to visit Somerford. She is there now and thriving. Her voice is strong again, her memory is improving and she loves it there! She is so active she told my brother he didn't need to visit because she had so many things to do! She tells me, "the food is great, we are busy and sing all of the time, and I have so many friends!"Personally, I am so thankful for Somerford! I have my mother back again!
My 90 year old father has been a resident here for a few months now, and the experiences have been almost entirely positive. The staff are attentive, professional and obviously caring. The facilities are very nice, and generally well maintained.My complaints concern the services provided, or not provided, on a dependable basis.First, despite the near $6000/ month fee for residence, the management cannot see fit to include even basic internet connectivity for that price. Years ago, that may have been an understandable position, but this is 2019. Walk into any McDonalds, any public restaurant or other place of business. Odds are, there is a free WiFi connection available. How much could it possibly cost them to include this, which is widely seen as a basic necessity?Secondly, the contract states that basic transportation to and from medical appointments will be provided, utilizing the facility’s van. Th van was broken down with “brake problems” for more than two weeks and no official consideration was made to facilitate alternatives. Thankfully one of the wonderful, caring staff members thoughtfully came through and made private arrangements is Lyft. At her own expense, which we of course have reimbursed her for.These points aside, we are very very satisfied with Somerford House.
I have a family member who is a resident at Somerford Place. It is the best decision we as a family have made. Everyone from the front desk, nurse, cna, dietary, housekeeping, maintenance and the administration team is a caring staff. What a great team! The building is always clean and does not smell. The activities offered by Mary O. is phenomenal. She bakes, sings, dance, paint and tells story. She loves what she does, love the residents and it shows.
August 10, 2018Somerford House501 S Harmony RoadNewark, DE 19711Hello Denise (Williams)As I travel back today (8-10-18) to visit my Mother (Alma L DiStefano Somerford House Apt E4) I realize I have failed to write this letter after my last visit in June 2018.It is long overdue.I want to express my satisfaction and appreciation with the Somerford staff.My Mother has been living at Somerford 1-year July 10, 2018My sister and I visit often.Being able to stay in our Mother’s room (and have a pajama party!) has made a difficult transition as easy as possible. It’s a great ‘perk for us girls ‘The staff has been warm and welcoming every visit.The fact that I see the same faces every visit is a comfort. I assume Somerford recognizes and values the staff.I know almost everyone by name and we embrace during each visit.The staff is sincerely and genuine.I imagine Caregiving can sometimes be a thankless job, or we forget to say thank you.The crew at Somerford are worth their weight in gold!!!I am located in Colorado, my other sister travels from Holland, yet when I call I am recognized and made to feel issues will be addressed and greetings pasted along.If you had asked me a year ago if my Mother would except AND like the change to her life I would have told you you were crazy. Maybe the move was harder for me then her…….Please know the staff at Somerford is bestKudos to all!!!! If I have forgotten a name or spelled them incorrectly accept my apologiesMelissa Minor-Brown MSN, RN Director of NursingKimatha Fleck – getting me the monthly invoices on time while I travelNaima- KitchenColeenTyaniaTosinNuNu – my “go to girl”ObyGloriaTitianaJasmine - my buddy!Shauna – best room cleaner around!DonnaLottieCharlesJamesGermain - my 5 am nurse/buddyMary Robinson – Lifestyle DirectorCarltonDave Brown – my kitchen buddy!!!!Rafael – lunch with him is a blast!PricillaJoyce – the receptionist ALWAYS directing me in the right directionKeishaTerri Doody – answering every question we may haveJonica – keeping me up on my Mom’s hospital stay and future doctors appointmentsLawrencia - could not do lunch with out herNatishiaChel - sweet receptionistAnapSincerelyNancy DiStefano
We toured many commuities before placing my grandmother at Somerford. We just really loved the home-like atmosphere. She’s adjusted much quicker than we thought, which is a huge blessing. The staff and residents have been so welcoming. The whole community really made it easy. They are so great and accommodating.
Somerford recently hosted an Easter Brunch for residents and their families. I must say it was top-notch. The food was great, decorations tasteful, and the energy & friendliness of the staff (as always) were refreshing! As a family member, I do appreciate the special events held at the facility.
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