About Emerson Health Care

senior facility Bergen CountyEstablished in 1975 and newly renovated, Emerson Health and Rehabilitation Center is widely recognized as the best Bergen County Nursing Home for the high quality nursing care and rehabilitation services provided to its residents. Our experienced health care services team offers comprehensive programs that are customized to serve the needs of each resident. Our detailed programs provide our residents with the total physical, emotional, and supportive services they need to maintain their quality of life. We are a Medicare and Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility and sub-acute rehabilitation center licensed for 155 patients and residents. Upon admission, our professional staff of nurses, therapists, dieticians, and social workers will coordinate a program of services to meet our residents’ and family members’ needs. While in Emerson Health and Rehabilitation Center, an interdisciplinary team will meet to provide a personal continuum of care on a weekly basis.

Emerson Health and Rehabilitation Center is directed by a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) and functions under the professional supervision of personnel experienced in health care administration, registered nurses, licensed rehabilitation therapists, registered dieticians, and licensed social workers. Our center offers a full time professional nursing staff and skilled intermediary care for ambulatory and non-ambulatory residents, as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapy programs. We offer an excellent recreation program providing physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual stimulation to meet the individual needs of all residents. Our recreation therapists deliver an inviting array of activities designed to provide enrichment, enjoyment, and entertainment for all cognitive and physical levels. Appropriately, designated smaller group sessions are also held to meet the needs of residents that are cognitively or memory impaired.

Department Directors

  • Marta Santiago – Executive Director, RN, BSN, LNHA
  • Estie Hollander – Assistant Administrator
  • Dorothy Prager – Assistant Administrator
  • Lori Paluzek – Director of Nursing
  • Dr. Mark Dombrowski – Medical Director
  • Dr. Peter Luongo – Medical Director
  • Dr. Eli Djebiyan – Medical Director
  • Nicole Lalumiere – Activities Director
  • Kathleen Velazquez – Admissions Director
  • Mary Ann Oddo – Business Office Manager
  • Aleida Corneil – Environmental Services
  • Eydie Hillringhouse – Food Services Director/Staff
  • Joey Mateo – Maintenance Director/Staff
  • Lori Kelly – Social Services Director/Staff
  • Stefan Plucinski – Social Worker/Staff
  • Jonathan Mechaly – Director of Business Development