The Huntington's Disease Unit at Leisure Chateau is one of the only specialized units in the country to provide care uniquely tailored to the needs of the individual with Huntington's Disease.

Our expertise enables us to enhance and maximize the quality of life in a safe, secure environment overseen by our interdisciplinary team.

Huntington's Disease Program Highlights

  • Huntington's Disease Program Highlights
  • Board Certified medical director with 17 years experience working with HD
  • Consulting team from HD Family Service Center (Rutgers) that includes a geneticist, psychiatrist, neurologist, social worker and RN
  • Therapy department available 7 days a week with PT, OT, and Speech Therapy specially trained and experienced in treating the special problems associated with HD.
  • Dietician and food service department knowledgeable in the importance of maintaining caloric intake as well as dietary consistencies
  • Psychotherapists available weekly for emotional support
  • 3 full time social workers available daily for resident and family support
  • RN's, LPN's and CNA's with 20 years experience and expertise dealing with all aspects of the disease and it's symptoms
  • Maintenance and Housekeeping departments knowledgeable and skilled in all aspects of safety intervention to protect the residents in their personal space.

It is a comprehensive, resident driven program that understands and designs a care plan based on the resident's preferences and needs. We offer comfort, safety, security and consideration of the individual's entire emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.

As hosts to the largest Huntington Disease population in the state, Leisure Chateau has pioneered and developed a unique care and activity program geared specifically for our HD residents.

Our specialty services program is administered under the auspices of Dr. Michael McCormick of UMDNJ, one of the leading medical authorities on the specialized care and treatment of HD.

Leisure Chateau‘s therapists and staff are intimately familiar with the special needs and accommodations for the various stages of this degenerative condition.

We are proud to host the official bi-monthly support group of the New Jersey chapter of the Huntington Disease Society of America.