News & Updates

A Q&A with Howard Gilman, MD, about Southgate and Behavior Management
January 13, 2020

Howard Gilman, MD, is board-certified in psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. He serves as the Medical Executive of Christian Health Care Center and as the psychiatrist for Southgate behavior-management unit What is behavior management? “Behavior management is a form of treatment using behavioral techniques to alter a person’s actions. People with dementia, for example, Read More

2019 Awards and Recognition
December 23, 2019

Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) programs, services, residences, employees, and volunteers were truly blessed to receive numerous awards, and recognition in 2019. The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living presented CHCC with the 2019 Gold – Execellence in Quality Award for superior performance in long-term/post-acute care and assisted living. CHCC is one of Read More

Service Coordination Program boosts quality of life for seniors
December 12, 2019

Joe Dodds has Stargardt’ disease, a rare genetic disorder which has led to nearly total vision loss, but that doesn’t deter the 78-year-old Siena Village resident. His positive outlook, combined with the benefits of Siena Village’s Service Coordination Program, continue to boost the quality of his life. The Service Coordination Program at Siena Village and Read More

How do you talk to aging loved ones about moving?

Diane Stevens’ parents were high-school sweethearts. They married in 1957, moved from the city and settled in the suburbs, raised their daughter, and decades later upon their retirement, filled their days with pursuit of their favorite pastimes: shopping excursions, dining at new restaurants, and trips to Aruba. Diane’s father has now passed, and her mother Read More

Stress less this holiday

By Rev. Tim Dunn, MDiv, LCSW, LCADS “Tis the season to be jolly” are the lyrics in the traditional Christmas carol “Deck the Halls.” A contemporary variation on those lyrics could be “Tis the season to be busy.” We may approach the upcoming holidays with mixed feelings, expectancy of joyous times spent in celebrative gatherings Read More

Express your personal style at The Vista
December 11, 2019

The Vista is about community, and it’s also about individuality. North Jersey’s newest Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), being built on Christian Health Care Center’s (CHCC) Wyckoff/Hawthorne campus, will be a thriving neighborhood joining active, independent seniors together for activities, events, and dining to nourish body, mind, and spirit. But through the 20 different floor Read More

You can put the healthy in holidays!

Ample gatherings of family, friends, and food? It must be the holidays! You can enjoy festivities without impacting your health and waistline. Here, Carolyn McAdams, RD, Christian Health Care Center’s Clinical Nutrition Manager, answers FAQs so you can put the healthy in holidays. What foods traditionally associated with the holidays are healthy – or relatively Read More

Short-term rehab: Which facility is right for you?
November 15, 2019

Your knee replacement was a success, you’re ready to be discharged from the hospital, and next you’ll need short-term rehab. But how do you decide where to go? A facility’s reputation and quality of care are primary driving factors, but other elements are part of the equation. Some people turn to family, friends, and neighbors Read More

Christian Health Care Center Announces Employee Legend of the Fourth Quarter
November 11, 2019

Carly Sherman, RN, Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) Team Leader for Heritage Manor Nursing Home, is CHCC’s employee Legend of the fourth quarter for 2019. Ms. Sherman, of Butler, NJ, was recognized for being an ambitious, proactive, and adaptable employee who always goes above and beyond. She has served as an ambassador for other departments Read More

Continuum of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease
November 8, 2019

Every 68 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, 5.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, with the vast majority being 65 and older. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, irreversible illness involving loss of cognitive functioning and pathological changes in the brain. While tremendous strides have been made in research, knowledge, Read More

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