Huntington's Specialty Services

Huntington's Disease Care in Lakewood, NJ

Learn What Leisure Chateau Care & Rehabilitation Center Can Do For You

We have a specialized Huntington's Disease Unit that provides around the clock service here at Leisure Chateau Care & Rehabilitation Center. We are proud to be one of the only specialized units in the country that 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. Contact us today at 732.370.8600 to learn more about the care we can provide for you or your loved ones.

Huntington's Disease Program

Review The Highlights Of Our Care

We provide a comprehensive, resident driven program that understands and designs a care plan based on the resident's individual preferences and needs. We offer comfort, safety, security and consideration to ensure our residents entire emotional, physical, and spiritual needs are meet.

  • Board Certified medical director with over 20 years of experience working with Huntington's Disease patients and families
  • 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.

Huntington's Disease News & Information

Multidisciplinary Treatment of People With Huntington's Disease

Understanding the patients, their needs and successful interventions.

Learn about this unique patient population from healthcare professionals at a long-term care nursing unit that has 35 patients with Huntington's disease.This FREE informational webinar took place Jan. 19, 2011.

To access the recorded session, click the arrow on the webinar box below. To download handouts for this webinar, click here. To read an article on Huntington's disease and to see a slide show from Leisure Chateau, click here. 

 

 

Webinar Presenters: A multidisciplinary care team from Leisure Chateau, Lakewood, NJ, including: Mandy Spiller, head dietitian at Leisure Chateau. Kelly Kunz, the unit manager on the Huntington's unit. She is an LPN who has worked at Leisure Chateau since 1989 and on the Huntington's unit since its inception in 1998. Michelle Schiavone, who has been employed at Leisure Chateau on the Huntington's unit since 2009. Carol Peel, an RN for 17 who is in charge of the restorative nursing program. Donna Knowles, director of nursing at Leisure Chateau.

 

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