Because of the type of care we provide at Christian Health Care Center, our staff have the opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with many amazing people. It truly is a blessing for us to play such a part in so many lives on a day-to-day basis.

All of the people who live here at our Lynden skilled nursing facility, along with their family members and loved ones, are the reason we do what we do.

From time to time, our management team gets asked about the best ways for people to show appreciation for CHCC staff members who’ve made a difference in their lives. People also ask how they can support programs at CHCC that have made a meaningful impact, such as our memory care unit, pastoral care team or activity department.

One amazing way to show appreciation is through a legacy gift. Gifts, no matter how small ($10 donations really do add up!), are always appreciated at Christian Health Care Center. Our foundation is carefully managed by the members of our board of directors, who make funding decisions in accordance with long-range goals that meet the needs of rehabilitation patients and long-term care residents.

Here are some ways that charitable donations from individuals or corporations can help us care for the elderly in our community:

  • Your donation can help plug shortfalls left over after government agencies like Medicare and Medicaid cover the “basic care needs” of our residents and patients.
  • Your donation can help CHCC offer educational support and training to individuals wishing to pursue careers in health care, thus helping to fight the massive nursing shortage throughout the U.S.
  • Your donation can provide comfort items (clothing items, Christmas gifts, hospice care kit) to residents and their family members.

Financial donations to our Lynden nonprofit truly help CHCC deliver a higher level of care — it’s what we’ve been known for since our founding in 1956: “Providing skilled nursing care with compassion and love in Christ’s name.”

Those interested in learning more about charitable giving at Christian Health Care Center can find additional information on our website.

Christian Health Care Center is a 501(c)(3) qualified charity, and all gifts to CHCC’s foundation may qualify for a variety of tax deductions. Talk with your financial adviser to learn more. For answers to other questions, you may also contact CHCC’s executive director, Patrick O’Neill, at 360-354-4434.