Founded by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1914, The Estaugh began its long history as a simple not-for-profit boarding home in Haddonfield, New Jersey, dedicated to providing for the concerns and care needs of older adults. In 1971, the expansionof this original mission resulted in a transformation and relocation from boarding home to the creation of Medford Leas Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Medford, New Jersey. History photo-essay (residents website)
CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community)
A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), combines attractive residences with the security of a coordinated system of services designed to address the comfort, health, wellness, and developing needs of adults as they grow older. CCRCs provide a continuum of care, including residential living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care, all at one site.
Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC)
Medford Leas is accredited by the independent Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC)—the nation’s only accrediting body for CCRCs. Before awarding accreditation, CCAC reviews all facets of a community’s amenities, services, accommodations, management, and long-term financial reliability. The CCAC “seal of approval” is a mark of quality, awarded to only about 350 of the thousands of continuing care communities nationwide. http://www.carf.org/home/
Five Star Quality Ranking
Nursing homes that are certified to participate in Medicare and Medicaid are ranked by the US government. Medford Leas has the highest quality ranking -- five stars. http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/About/HowWeCalculate.html