Care Connection Rahway

(located on the campus of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway)


Specializing in short-term rehabilitation, Care Connection Rahway is designed to bridge the gap between hospital and home. Our sub-acute center assists patients recovering from a wide range of conditions, including orthopedic, cardiac, pulmonary, and stroke. Care Connection Rahway provides a smaller, more comfortable setting with a high-ratio of dedicated staff who are trained to assist patients and their families in the recovery process. Whether it’s for a few days or several weeks, our patients have access to our full suite of rehabilitation services seven days a week, including holidays. Our integrated therapeutic rehabilitation programs consistently produce superior outcomes, enabling patients to transition home as safely and smoothly as possible.

Conveniently located on the fourth floor of RWJ Barnabas Health in Rahway, Care Connection has access to an array of specialized medical services available, as ordered by the attending physician. Being on the RWJ campus affords our patients a seamless continuum of care from your acute hospital stay to sub-acute rehabilitation.

Recognizing the uniqueness of each patient, Care Connection Rahway formulates individual rehabilitation plans designed for each client to improve function, rebuild strength, confidence, and achieve the highest level of functioning. The facility integrates a holistic and interdisciplinary team approach depending on the plan care.


Our Services

Care Connection Rahway is a 24-bed facility that truly focuses on positive patient outcomes and customer satisfaction. Our facility is a welcoming and intimate place to heal from an acute hospital stay. In addition to accepting patients from RWJ Barnabas Health, Care Connection Rahway accepts patients in need of sub-acute rehabilitative care from other hospitals.

The following services are available to our patients:

  • Private and semi-private room accommodations
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Pain management
  • Laboratory and radiology services
  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • IV therapy
  • Ultrasound, heat and cryogenic treatments
  • Recreation therapy
  • Social Services
  • Wound care management

In addition to room accommodations, amenities also include complimentary cable television and phone. Patients are able to choose their meals from a restaurant-style menu, in accordance with their specific dietary needs and restrictions.

The Social Services department serves as the client’s advocate and assists in planning for a safe discharge to home and to other community settings. Our licensed social worker also coordinates transfers to extended rehabilitation or long term care facilities including affiliated Alaris Health Centers.  Located just one mile from RWJ Barnabas Health lies Alaris Health at Riverton, Care Connection’s preferred provider for extended sub-acute and skilled nursing services.  For more information on Alaris Health at Riverton, please click here. For more information on other Alaris  Health Centers throughout New Jersey, please click here.

Be our guest

We cordially invite you to learn more about Care Connection, our exceptional capabilities, valuable services and unique environment for care. Simply call 732.499.6460 to speak with a representative and schedule a private tour at your convenience.

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Care Connection is an independently owned and operated facility and is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services as a skilled nursing facility. All health care related services provided by Care Connection are provided solely by Care Connection.


865 Stone Street
4th Floor
Rahway, NJ 07065

Phone: (732) 499-6460
Fax: (732) 388-4111
Arielle Milsted, Administrator

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Posted By: Cynthia Jernstedt (Daughter-In-Law), May 30, 2018

Care Connection Administrator
RWJ Hospital

I am writing this letter to praise the staff RWJ Hospital and Care Connection. Since My Mother-In-Law, Helen was admitted to RJW Rahway Hospital, she received excellent care. The emergency room staff, Dr. Prassad, the entire staff has exceeded my expectations. Once discharged from the medical floor, 3 East, Helen has been a patient at Care Connection in Room 432. The care she was given was excellent since the moment she arrived. From Dr. Holler and Feldman, the Food Service Worker, Bob, to the Aides, Nursing Staff, Therapists, Cleaning Staff, and especially to John in the recreation room, and Bonnie, the Social Worker, everyone was excellent. It amazing me that Bob, Food Service Worker, knew her likes and dislikes with the food. In the recreation room with John, he keeps them active thru lunch with multiple interesting activities. Bonnie, the Social Worker gave me valuable info to help my mother in law at home. I cannot believe how wonderful everyone was to her. The all are pleasant, helpful, attentive and do their job very well.

The entire staff of 3 East and 4 East should be recoginized for the wonderful job they do. Again, thank you all for making Helen’s stay as pleasant as possible and keep up the good work!!!

Cynthia Jernstedt (Daughter-In-Law)

Posted By: Robert Howell, August 25, 2017

My wife is home now and doing very well. At first she didn't want to come home because she was very contented at the facility. All employees took good care of her with special mention to Marie, Kelly, and Sue. She loved all of them. She was showing the beautiful blanket that was given to her by Care Connection to the person that visits from meals on wheels.Thank you for taking excellent care of my wife.

Posted By: Sarah Epifano, August 21, 2017

I highly recommend Care Connection. The therapy was excellent. It helped me and my husband when he was ill too. I would recommend for people to come here for recovery. Everyone was excellent. I was pleased, the food was good and above all the staff was always here for me.

Posted By: Mabel Kofi, August 9, 2017

During my mother's stay at Care Connection I feel that the staff went above and beyond in providing care for her. Everyone was good to her. Thank you all for your patience and compassion

Posted By: Philip Svoboda, August 3, 2017

The whole crew was incredible. Everyone was great and very kind to me and my wife. The staff handled her very well. They're all like family because they treated us like family. I'm very appreciative of all of the staff.

Posted By: Loretta Clark, July 27, 2017

Everyone treated me the way I wanted to be treated. AnnMarie the nurse was beautiful and has a wonderful personality. She knows my medicines and definitely knows how to take care of me. If I have a question, she always has the answer or she always gets right back to let me know the answer. She's always there for me. "She's perfect".
Marie, the nurse from the 3rd shift was always there if I need help. She checks on me before she even sits down. She always takes good care of me. She provides " super service".
People don't enjoy being in a facility or hospital but I felt I was home at Care Connection. Everyone was excellent. " I miss everyone".

Posted By: Doreen Tiru, July 19, 2017

The nursing care was unbelievable. My father gets very agitated due to chronic illness. The nursing staff and aides went above and beyond to care for him. Words can't even explain how much we appreciate the excellent care that was provided by the staff. You don't see this in most facility.- Doreen Tiru (daughter)

Posted By: Alfredo Perez, July 6, 2017

Everyone on the floor were all phenomenal. The nurses and CNAs were wonderful. Kelly the nurse was a very lovely person, very caring, she has answers to all our questions and if not she'll find the answer. She's a very good employee. Kelly is really sweet and has a wonderful heart.

Posted By: Leo Griffin, June 15, 2017

Staff provides excellent care. OT and PT staff were wonderful. Nurse, CNAs and everyone were excellent. Tina the nurse was extra special. Everyone contributed to my speedy recovery. I'm home now and doing very well. Thank you to everyone!

Posted By: Mafalda Decleva, June 1, 2017

Thank you very much for all the care that you've given me. Special thanks to Danita, Marie, Nadya, Kelly, and Mimi. They're super good to me. They're good with people and they provided me with love. I would refer this facility to everyone because I received excellent care. Again, thank you. I forgot, thank you to Carol and Alicia too

Posted By: Hansagauri Choksi, May 25, 2017

I couldn't thank you enough. I thank all the staff from nursing, rehab., and everyone at the facility. My mom was provided excellent care. Everyone was very polite and explained every procedure to her. She is home now and doing very well. Thank you to everyone for the excellent care you have provided. Again, I couldn't thank you enough.---Jaishri Soni ( daughter of Mrs. Choksi)

Posted By: Rose Setticerze, February 24, 2017

Everybody was very good to me. I appreciate all the help that they gave me. They got me all straightened out. When you ring for service they come right away. I enjoyed my stay here. Everyone has been consistent and provides excellent care. I would recommend this facility to others. I would like to make a special mention to Marie and Kelly for their hard work.

Posted By: Carol Burnejko, February 7, 2017

I feel like spoiled rotten. I have to leave sometime but I'll miss everybody because they all work together. They are like family. Staff are very knowledgeable and puts me in a good mood. I will recommend this facility. Everyone is very diligent and the facility has a very happy environment. The employees are very caring which makes me feel important.

Posted By: Thomas Kelmartin, October 13, 2016

The care here is excellent. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is delicious. There's variety of entree to choose from. The nurses and the aides are very personal and comforting. The attention of administration is well received. The administration's daily visit to my room and the answers to my questions are very comforting. Daily visitation helps me. I came as a stranger, administration and staff are now my friends. This facility is the best!--- Thomas ( Tom) Kelmartin

Posted By: V. Buccarelli, September 30, 2016

I give this facility 10 stars which is the BEST! I wouldn't take my husband anywhere else. I love the people here, they're the best. From housekeeping, nursing, and everyone else are very friendly. Maggie, Nadia, and Mimi are very caring and they do everything just perfect.--- Mrs. Buccarelli

Posted By: John Germanski, September 20, 2016

I'm getting excellent care. This is the best 24 hours a day. This facility is a 5 star facility. Staff are very friendly and always smiling. If I need anything, they're right there to give it to me or give me extra help. This facility has TEAMWORK. I also want to add that the food is very good.

Posted By: Elizabeth Swanson, September 16, 2016

The staff were very helpful and nice. I'm very happy with the care. I'll miss the staff. Marie ( the CNA) and Kelly ( nurse) were excellent. I wanted to stay here from the bottom of my heart but I have to go. This is an excellent facility.

Posted By: Alfred Epifano, August 30, 2016

I'm so pleased that he was accepted at Care Connection. They give him excellent care and they make sure he's clean. They encourage him to drink and eat. Therapy is excellent. This facility is a 10 star.--- Sarah Epifano ( wife of Mr. Epifano)

Posted By: Debra Carter, August 14, 2016

The nurses, aides, and everyone has been very patient. They always come in even if it's not routine. They make sure I take my medication. The housekeeping is excellent. The staff goes above and beyond. My nurse, Alain is excellent. Therapy dept. is fantastic. I give this facility 10 out of 5 stars if I could.

Posted By: Ann Baraniak, June 8, 2016

From the Administrator down to the housekeeper during my stay here they have been very helpful, courteous, and concerned to make my stay comfortable. I love to stay longer because I love the people and employees so much but my bed has been calling my name for weeks. I give this facility 6 out of 5 stars.

Posted By: Jane Kuzmich, June 8, 2016

Yanique is excellent. If I could take her home I would. This is the only facility that I would go to. This is like my 2nd home. If I could give the facility 10 out of 5 stars I would.

Posted By: Conchita San Filippo, May 23, 2016

Everyone has been wonderful and caring. They're very attentive and extremely dedicated. They take the time to explain things to me.

Posted By: Lawrence Wheat, May 22, 2016

My wife and I rate Care Connection Rahway a 5 star.From the CNAs ,to the RNs, to the therapist. I couldn't ask for a better care. Each and everyone treats me with gentle care and compassion as if I was their own loved one.

Posted By: Paul White, May 19, 2016

The care is excellent and the nursing and therapy staff were very attentive.

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