New Jersey State Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-40) recently visited Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) and toured several of the Center’s facilities. Sen. O’Toole is a member of the Senate Budget Committee. The legislature is currently considering Governor Chris Christie’s budget request for fiscal year 2015. CHCC, as well as other health-care providers throughout the state, are asking the legislature to increase funding for nursing facilities, special-care nursing facilities, and assisted-living residences. Sen. O’Toole came to CHCC to learn more about the care delivered in these types of facilities. CHCC has all three types of these facilities on its campus: Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Southgate behavior-management unit, and The Longview Assisted Living Residence. Ultimately, the Senate Budget Committee will send a budget recommendation for vote by the entire Senate. Then it will be sent to the governor for his signature or veto.
“We were very pleased to welcome Senator O’Toole to Christian Health Care Center, and I much appreciate his interest in learning more about the care we provide here, and how distinctly unique each program is,” said Douglas A. Struyk, CPA, LNHA, CHCC President and CEO. “He spent a good deal of time touring our programs and enjoyed meeting some of our residents.”