News & Updates

Meals Matter
September 18, 2019

In the short-term rehab inpatient unit at Christian Health Care Center (CHCC), patients are going back in time with the transformation of the dining room into a 50s diner. At this special-themed dinner, patients and families sing along to Elvis Presley and Bobby Darrin, while feasting on grilled-cheese wedges, oven-fried chicken, crinkle-cut French fries, coleslaw, Read More


Corporate volunteers add new dynamic at CHCC
September 17, 2019

An afternoon on the links is uncommon for long-term care residents, but Heritage Manor Nursing Home residents did just that when the DeYoung Auditorium at Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) was transformed into a miniature golf course, complete with waterfall and working windmill! The Heritage Manor Activities staff spearheaded this special event, with significant assistance Read More


Anxiety: An American epidemic

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. An important deadline at work, a final exam, or selling a house may all cause nervousness. But when anxiety becomes intense and persistent, impacting daily living, the result is a diagnosable mental illness. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 Read More


Christian Health Care Center Honors Local Heroes
September 12, 2019

Police Departments, Volunteer Fire Departments, First-aid Squad, and Ambulance Corps of Hawthorne, Wayne, and Wyckoff to be recognized alongside trustees at 20th Anniversary Gala Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) is proud to announce this year’s honorees at its premier gala, A Celebration of Excellence: Hawthorne, Wayne, and Wyckoff first responders – Police and Volunteer Fire Read More


Christian Health Care Center Earns National Award for Quality Care – One of Only Five in the Nation
August 13, 2019

Christian Health Care Center Earns National Award for Quality Care – One of Only Five in the Nation. Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) has been recognized as a 2019 Gold – Excellence in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for superior performance in the long-term Read More


Local College Students Improve Quality of Life of Seniors Through Internship Program

Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff recently completed its annual undergraduate non-clinical summer internship program. Five students with cumulative grade point averages higher than 3.0 were accepted into the program, working within their fields of interest alongside a CHCC mentor in their respective departments. Interns were placed across a variety of areas within the Read More


Local college students improve quality of life of seniors through Summer Internship Program
August 7, 2019

Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff recently completed its annual undergraduate non-clinical summer internship program. Five students with cumulative grade point averages higher than 3.0 were accepted into the program, working within their fields of interest alongside a CHCC mentor in their respective departments. Interns were placed across a variety of areas within the Read More


Physiatry: Caring for body, mind, and spirit

Physiatrist Allen Khademi, MD, has joined Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) as Vice President of Medical Affairs. He brings a quarter century of knowledge and experience from providing medical leadership and practicing in acute-care hospitals and rehabilitative facilities in the Northeast. Here, Dr. Khademi explains physiatry and its role at CHCC. What is physiatry? “Physiatry Read More


Easy Steps to Prevent Falls

Tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor can have catastrophic results, particularly for seniors. Among individuals 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and are also the leading cause of non-fatal injuries, threatening independence, mobility, and safety. More than one in four people 65 and older falls each Read More


Art therapy enriches lives of individuals with memory impairment

“Often times I could say things with color and shapes that I could not say any other way, things I have no words for.” Georgia O’Keefe For individuals living with dementia, Georgia O’Keefe’s words are impactful. Art therapy enriches their lives on so many levels. It provides opportunities for physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and tactile Read More


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