A Rental Continuing Care Retirement Community in Newark, Delaware
Millcroft Living is a full-service, rental continuing care retirement community nestled in a thriving Newark neighborhood close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Our highly desired rental model means there’s never an up-front endowment or purchase required, but, because we’re a continuing care community, residents still enjoy the benefits of having advanced levels of care conveniently available when it’s needed, right on our campus.Contact Our Team
Our Leadership Team
Our team is dedicated to providing a community of loving care and exceptional experiences for the seniors we serve. Click below to learn more about each of our community leaders and how they impact the lives of our residents and their family members.
Kristopher Brown is the new executive director of Millcroft Living senior living community in Newark, Delaware. Kris said that his 20 years long career started with him working as a caregiver. He earned a degree in health sciences with a minor in physics and then became a certified-dementia practitioner. Kris said his dream was to attend med school to become a physician specializing in geriatrics, but he was waitlisted for admission. “Since I was determined to work with the senior population, it seemed that becoming a nursing home administrator was the next best thing.” Kris moved through the ranks of senior living, working in an assisted living and memory care setting, then a senior living community, and, most recently, as the executive director at Millcroft Living.
Folarin said that as the Director of Nursing, he likes to lead the best team in the world to provide the best care to their residents. His success is apparent, as he has been at Millcroft for 21 years, working his way up from CNA to Supervisor and Restorative/Admissions Nurse. Now, as the Director of Nursing, he manages the Nursing Department and runs the clinical programs. Folarin said he loves working in senior living as it allows him to "see the results of one's input in the lives of the seniors being cared for."
Christina first worked at Millcroft from May 2019-September 2020 as the Healthcare Admissions Director/RN Case Manager. She began her role as Assistant Director of Nursing in February 2022. In that capacity, she manages the wound care program, helps the Director of Nursing oversee nursing staff, communicates with residents, physicians, admissions, etc. "Basically, I help in all aspects of the Nursing Department to ensure a continuity of care while ensuring regulations are followed," she said, adding, "I love the passion of the Millcroft staff. They genuinely care about the residents and their well-being. And I love knowing that I am part of providing an improved quality of life for those in long-term care."
Janet Belles inspires confidence and pride. As the Director of Nursing at Foulk for more than three years, and Director of Resident Services prior to that, she manages all aspects of skilled care, assisted living, and memory care for the community. Describing herself as “dedicated,” Janet is also highly qualified, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Wound Care Certification. She is also an Infection Preventionist. Janet said that she values her team at Foulk and loves the residents for whom she cares.
A nurse for over 20 years, Jamie has devoted her career to serving seniors. As the Regional Nurse Liaison, Jamie works with Foulk Living and Shipley Living in Wilmington and Millcroft Living in Newark. In her role, Jamie oversees the admission of residents to the community. “I meet with residents and their families to review their clinical needs. It’s an important responsibility, and I like that I am the face of the community,” she said. As she reviews clinical information, an essential goal of hers is to ensure that each resident receives the appropriate level of care. Jamie enjoys walking into each of the communities that she oversees. “It’s a welcoming feeling when you walk in. Everyone really cares about their residents,” she said.
Nicci said that as the Sales and Marketing Director at Millcroft, she is proud to be responsible for helping seniors "find their forever homes." Her greatest joy, she explained, is to "help people," and at Millcroft, she is able to assist seniors in finding exactly what they want and need for a fulfilling and engaging life. "I love to go home knowing I made a difference to somebody that day," she said.
Kelsey has had several different roles at Millcroft, including Medical Records Clerk and CNA, and is presently the Social Service Director. In that role, she said, she coordinates discharge planning, case management, and psychotropic management and review. Kelsey has her BSW and MSW and is currently studying to become an RN. Describing herself, Kelsey said she is "passionate and empathetic. I'm supportive of my colleagues and willing to lend a hand. I'm dedicated to my residents."
Swara has worked at Millcroft for nine years. As the Registered Dietician, she evaluates and screens the nutrition status of residents and plans and implements nutrition therapy, nutrition education and counseling. She also works with the interdisciplinary team, healthcare team and staff to provide optimal nutrition care and outcome. Swara said that she likes working in geriatrics, seeing the positive outcome of her work, and establishing close relationships with residents, their family members, and her fellow staff members.
Edward came to Millcroft in 2022 as the Director of Plant Operations. In that capacity, he oversees the community's maintenance, transportation, and security. An Air Force veteran and certified firefighter, Edward is committed to service and is known for being hardworking and dependable. Describing what he likes best about working in senior living, he said he is proud to take care of needs and requests in order to enhance the quality of life for the residents.
It's a matter of pride to Judy, who has been with Millcroft for 25 years. As Director of Environmental Services, she is dedicated to providing a clean and home-like environment to the residents, family members and guests. "I'm always checking on the residents to assure they are happy, healthy and living their best life," she said.
Kelly develops engaging programming, enriching the social, physical, emotional, and vocational well-being of the residents in skilled nursing. "The best part of my job is the reward of seeing the smiles on the residents as they enjoy the activities," she said. Kelly, who earned a Certification of Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, has recently received specialized sales training to help her provide support to the community's sales and marketing department.
Ana, who previously worked for Millcroft for eight years in Accounts Receivable, returned to the senior living community after four years away. Now, as the Business Office Manager, she balances the books, handles all billing questions and transactions and posts cash. She said that she is goal-oriented and hardworking and enjoys the kind and understanding residents.
Lucy began her career at Millcroft Living as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage Services and, after six months, was promoted to Director. She said her role includes overseeing spending, keeping track of food costs and budgeting, and ensuring the staff is providing the necessary items and care to the residents. Describing herself as “kindhearted, understanding, and dedicated to my beliefs,” Lucy said that her favorite part of the job is knowing she’s made a difference in the lives of the residents.
Debi came to Millcroft Living almost a year ago. Her role as Director of Human Resources includes ensuring the policies and procedures outlined in Millcroft Living’s mission and vision statement are followed by all staff. She works hard to boost morale and encourage engagement between all employees and management. Debi said she likes and respects her team members and would describe herself as a resource to the staff. The best part of working in the senior living industry, she said, is “the wisdom shared by the residents in the community.”
I started with Millcroft Living in October 2022, as the Dining Room Manager, but as of November 2023 I will now be Millcroft Living’s Admissions Coordinator. I came to Millcroft about 6 months after moving my Mom into the facility. My mother was an independent living resident, but sadly passed on in October 2023. I came here after 11 years in the Christina School District. As the Admissions Coordinator, I get to welcome families and seniors into our skilled nursing care department. I get to provide visits and amazing customer service during their initial intake into our community. What I love most about my job is that I get to hang around with all of my mom's best friends. I am honored to have the opportunity to give each person who comes into our skilled nursing unit the care that I would want my own mother to receive.
Millcroft Living is managed by Life Care Services®, a nationwide leader in senior living with more than 50 years of proven experience. In 2022, Life Care Services earned the J.D. Power award for Customer Satisfaction in Senior Living among independent living residents for the fourth consecutive year. In resident satisfaction surveys, 95% of all residents would recommend a Life Care Services managed community to a friend.Explore Life Care Services
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