New Beginnings

Comprehensive subacute care for a wide range of diagnoses.

New Beginnings at Broadway House for Continuing Care provides comprehensive short- and long-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing services for those recovering from acute illnesses and injuries. Your personalized treatment plan will incorporate expert medical care and rehabilitation, as well as behavioral and social services support.

The subacute care specialists at Broadway House handle a range of diagnoses, including complex medical conditions that other facilities can’t:


Multiple Trauma

CVA & Post
Stroke Recovery

Cardiac and
Respiratory Recovery

Physical Therapy

Speech Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Psychiatric Care

For more information or to refer a patient, please call 973.268.9797, ext. 1013, or email

Meet Margarida Chagas

Margarida Bahia Chagas was born with brittle bone disease, a rare condition that causes debilitating pain and frequent broken bones. After breaking her hip, Margarida spent several months recuperating at Broadway House for Continuing Care. This faith-filled community volunteer says, “Everybody at Broadway House…I thank God for their lives.”

There is no cure for brittle bone disease, medically known as osteogenesis imperfecta.  As she grew up in Brazil—the ninth of 12 children—Margarida experienced stunted growth and frequent breaks. The condition is so rare that her doctor at Broadway House, Lauro L. Rocha, DNP, APN-BC, knows of just one other case. Dr. Lauro notes, “Most doctors will never see a case like this.”

By the time Margarida joined family in the United States, one of her legs had been broken more than 25 times. She has undergone several serious surgeries, including one to strengthen her spine and a 12-hour procedure to rebuild her leg after it shattered in multiple places. One day, Margarida’s hip broke as she was getting dressed. Doctors recommended that she be admitted to Broadway House to keep her hip immobilized as it healed.

Despite her lifelong illness, Margarida has an infectious positive attitude that enriches the lives of those around her. Before her discharge from Broadway House, she knitted scarves and hats for her fellow residents, as well as staff members. In the local community, Margarida is a member of Assembly of God Church, where she counsels and visits fellow congregants. She also volunteers at University Hospital helping immigrants to navigate the healthcare system, and creates crafts to welcome arrivals from Brazil through Mantena Global Care, a Newark nonprofit. Margarida has even offered to teach arts and crafts at Broadway House.

Margarida draws her positivity from her deep faith: “It is God. It comes from my relationship with Jesus Christ—I have always been a believer. My disease does not define me. It is my relationship with Christ that does.”

I am so lucky I ended up here. Broadway House has been a blessing to me. It is a jewel—a gem in all of New Jersey.

—Terry K., Broadway House resident