The CCRC would offer medical, wellness, and educational programs. Wellness clinic/primary-care medicine
Blood pressure checkups
Exercise classes/yoga/t'ai chi/aerobics
Care-giving and support programs
What is a CCRC?
A continuing-care retirement community (CCRC), as licensed by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, allows seniors to "age in place," with flexible accommodations that are designed to meet their health and housing needs as these needs change over time. Residents can move among independent living, assisted living, and skilled-nursing care.
Define the project Christian Health Care Center is seeking to construct.
Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) has received approvals from Wyckoff and is seeking approvals from Hawthorne to construct approximately 199 units of independent senior housing with many amenities including a wellness center, pool, exercise rooms, spa-type facilities, auditorium, library, craft rooms, and several retail shops, such as a salon, bank, and convenience stores. The facility will have both formal and informal dining rooms and provide a minimum of one meal per day to the residents. Should a resident need medical care at a level not provided in the wellness center, he/she can take advantage of existing programs on the Center's campus. The fee structure for the facility will be a down payment with refundable options and a monthly service fee. Monthly service fees include all utilities, one meal per day, apartment and building maintenance, weekly light housekeeping, annual heavy house cleaning, scheduled transportation, 24-hour emergency response system, and access to on-campus physician services.
What health services will be offered?
A wellness center at the facility will offer on-site physician services including primary care and the availability of certain specialists. In addition, residents will have priority access to the existing continuum of care services including assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and memory-care services. Exact dollar figures for entry fees and services have not yet been determined.
How do we know there is a need for this project?
CHCC has a long history of responding to community need. Currently the Center has a small number of independent housing units for seniors. Availability is limited, and we maintain a waiting list. Because of a growing demand, CHCC engaged a national consulting firm that specializes in the mature market to conduct extensive market research to determine the need for additional independent senior housing. They looked at the home communities of existing CHCC residents to determine the area for evaluation. Results of the market research showed that there is an unmet demand for senior housing in the PMA. Currently, there are no other continuing-care retirement communities in our area.
How does this fit in with the mission of CHCC?
CHCC's mission is to provide a continuum of high-quality, family-centered geriatric and mental-health services in a compassionate and loving environment consistent with the Christian principles on which the organization was founded. Addressing an unmet need for independent senior housing, offering access to all levels of health-care services, is completely consistent with the mission of the organization.
How many acres of property does CHCC have, and how many will be developed?
CHCC has 78 acres of property, 62 in Wyckoff, and 16 in Hawthorne. The project will be built on approximately 20 acres spanning both communities.
How many units will be built?
The plans call for 199 units.
How many floors is the building?
The building is three stories.
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Typical End Unit Elevation
What is the environmental impact of clearing the land for development?
CHCC intends to save as many trees as possible. The building design calls for wooded areas surrounding the project. Trees that are cleared to accommodate the project will be replaced with new ones. Extensive engineering has been done on the property to contain any potential water runoff in on-site retention ponds. Actually, with the development of the property, we will see an improvement to the current drainage situation.
What will be the impact of additional traffic?
Because this is a residential development for seniors, with an average age of upper 70s to low 80s, there will be relatively little traffic. The level of staffing for the facility will be light and should pose no problems at rush hour.
Will there be a need for many additional municipal services?
Because this is a residential development for seniors, there will be no impact on the most costly municipal service, schools. There will be a minimal need for additional emergency services.
How will the project contribute to the local tax base?
Both Wyckoff and Hawthorne will see a significant contribution to their tax base. This will help alleviate the tax burden in each municipality.