PARAMUS, N.J. — Planned Companies, a national real estate services provider headquartered in Parsippany, has donated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-approved face masks to New Jersey Veterans Home at Paramus to support the staff during the COVID-19 crisis.

Both the Paramus nursing facility and the Atrium Post-Acute Care of Park Ridge received the masks on April 24 from Planned Companies President and CEO Robert Francis. Francis noted the good work of both these facilities since the World Health Organization's declaration of the potentially deadly virus a pandemic two months ago, which prompted the gesture.

“As a national company that has been based in North Jersey for more than 100 years, we couldn’t sit back passively after seeing how hard these particular skilled nursing facilities were working to serve their patients and residents in this unprecedented emergency,” said Francis in a news release. “We wanted to do something impactful and significant to help these facilities, as well as protecting those who are putting themselves at personal risk to provide exceptional care to residents at these facilities."

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With a staff of 4,300 employees inclusive of 1,400 in the Garden State, Planned Companies provides services such as front desk concierge, security, maintenance and janitorial for apartment buildings, condominiums, office complexes and other facilities in 11 different states throughout the country. The New Jersey Veterans Home at Paramus serves 336 residents in two buildings, while the Atrium in Park Ridge houses a 210-bed post-acute care facility and an assisted living building that holds 115 patients.

Congressman Josh Gottheimer commended Planned Companies for its generous donation in this critical time in history.

“It's great to see so many businesses in our community, like Planned Companies and its employees, finding ways to support North Jersey and the most vulnerable among us,” said Gottheimer in a press release. “It's vital that we all work to ensure our long-term care facilities, veterans homes, and nursing homes have the resources and equipment they need to fight these outbreaks.”

For more on Planned Companies, go to plannedcompanies.com.