Nearly 160 seniors representing 50 North Jersey towns attend Christian Health Care Adult Day Services in either Wayne or Wyckoff. The program is designed to help clients maintain independence and improve their quality of life. Door-to-door transportation is available by wheelchair-accessible vans. Medical care, nutrition services, activities, social services, pastoral care, and personal-care services are offered in a safe, friendly, and pleasant atmosphere. An individualized care plan, with input from the client’s personal physician, is developed upon admission so individuals receive the maximum benefit from the program. Medicaid is accepted and other financial-assistance programs include the Community Care Program for the Elderly and Disabled, Respite Care, state Gerontology Alzheimer’s Program, Veterans Administration, and long-term care insurance.
Jean Gilsinan, a resident of Hawthorne, attends Christian Health Care Adult Day Services of Wyckoff. “I must tell you,” she said smiling, “that my first few days at the program, I thought I did not belong here. I used to wait for my daughter to ask how my day went so I could say I wasn’t going back. Oh, how that has changed! Now I come here four days a week. I really do love this place.”
Today, Mrs. Gilsinan takes advantage of all Christian Health Care Adult Day Services has to offer. She enjoys the camaraderie with her fellow clients, and has come to consider the staff as her extended family.
For information about Christian Health Care Adult Day Services of Wayne, call
(201) 897-5151. For information about Christian Health Care Adult Day Services of Wyckoff, call (201) 848-5830.