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Therapeutic rehabilitation for older adults

Therapeutic rehabilitation services, when combined with restorative nursing care, can be beneficial in helping older adults recover from medical procedures or other health conditions. At Christian Health Care Center in Lynden, occupational therapists, physical...

Start a career in healthcare with free nursing assistant training!

Nursing assistants have the extraordinary opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of older adults.  As a professionally trained nursing assistant, you can offer patients compassion and care while assisting them with day-to-day life tasks such as dressing,...

Say “Thank you”; Leave a Long-Term Legacy

Has your life been touched by care you or a loved one received at Christian Health Care Center? Are you looking for a way to show appreciation to CHCC’s staff that made a difference, or to find a way to support important programs like our activity department, pastoral...

CHCC care transition nurses receive award

Christian Health Care Center's transition support nurses are honored to be invited to an upcoming gala in Bellingham, WA where they will be recognized with a Healthcare Award from Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center. The team was nominated for this award earlier this...

Benefits of spirituality for the elderly

Some say the body slowly ages but the spirit is still capable of growth, renewal, and even new birth as one matures—that’s an interesting concept to think about. Experts also report that religion and/or spirituality can help older adults cope with aging and related...

How to plan for post-surgery rehabilitation

During the aging process, joints like hips, knees and shoulders can wear out—the resulting pain and lack of mobility can lead seniors to consider joint replacement surgery. Joint replacements can often enhance the quality of life for seniors, especially if they take...

Community Resource: Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement

Is there an insurance plan I qualify for AND can afford? Is there help to pay for my medical expenses? I can’t afford my medications, can you help? How do we plan for end of life choices? These are all questions that Whatcom County senior citizens and their care...

Free resources for Whatcom County senior citizens

Since 1978, the Northwest Regional Council  has been helping Whatcom County seniors and their families access a wide range of public and private resources by implementing state and federal programs for seniors and people who need long-term care.  Their goal is to...

Benefits of long-term care living

As people get older, they can face ailments such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, memory loss, mobility issues, and other limiting factors. These types of ailments can lead to the need for special care and often 24-hour, long-term care. It can be a difficult decision for...

What is long-term care insurance?

Nursing home, skilled nursing facility, long-term care center, rest home. These are all terms used to describe organizations that provide elders a safe place to live along with 24-hour medical care as they age. There are many benefits to living in a long-term care...

CHCC to fill adult day health gap

Article by Calvin Bratt - originally posted in The Lynden Tribune, October 2014 Christian Health Care Center of Lynden will help fill the gap in adult day health that arises when a PeaceHealth St. Joseph program closes at the end of 2014. By the summer of 2015 CHCC...

The importance of religion and spirituality in the elderly

According to a recent Merck Manual article, 96% of the elderly in the U.S. believe in God or a higher universal spirit. That high percentage is not surprising to us here at Christian Health Care Center. During the aging process, having a sense of meaning in life...

How to cope with hearing loss during the aging process

Hearing loss affects many senior citizens, yet often it is left untreated. Without realizing it, friends and family may make it easier for people suffering from hearing loss to ignore the signs and not seek the help they need. Left untreated, hearing loss can affect a...

Leading Age Washington

Have you heard of Leading Age Washington? It’s a local branch of Leading Age, a national trade organization that advocates for their members in the eldercare industry. They also offer information and support to help people make the most of the aging experience....

Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

The news that a loved one has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be initially devastating, but those impacted should not lose hope. Great strides have been made in the number of resources available and in researching prevention and cures for memory loss...

Join us for our 7th Annual Heroes Day on September 11th

In 2008, CHCC staff organized the first Heroes Day event in Lynden to honor not only those who lost their lives on September 11th, but to also honor local heroes who serve and protect our community. At that time, we didn’t realize the event would evolve into a...

How to choose a skilled nursing facility

There are many things to consider when choosing a skilled nursing facility for a spouse, parent, grandparent or even a friend/neighbor. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind as you navigate through the process: 1.)  Is the eldercare facility close to home so friends and...

Rehabilitation Services at Christian Health Care Center

Let’s face it. The human body can go through some minor and major challenges as part of the normal aging process. Walking can cause joint pain, simple housekeeping chores can become more difficult, balance can become an issue, and speech or swallowing issues may...

RN and LPN Jobs in the United States for Canadian Nurses

Are you an RN or LPN looking for work in The United States? If so, there is a great opportunity for meaningful, long-term employment right across the border in Lynden, WA. Christian Health Care Center operates a healthcare campus -- including skilled nursing,...

Nursing jobs available in Whatcom County

Yes, you can live, work and play in beautiful Lynden, WA! Christian Health Care Center is a major healthcare employer in North Whatcom County (more than 200 employees) and we typically have several of full- and part-time nursing positions open. Our state-of-the-art...

Therapy Department Adds New Equipment

The Lynden Tribune recently featured CHCC's new LiteGait equipment in their Encore insert. The new, state-of-the-art therapy equipment will be a benefit to seniors who are recovering from injury because it helps provide proper posture, reduces weight bearing, and...

Whatcom in Bloom Award Presented to CHCC

Our facility was awarded a 1st Place plaque during the 26th annual Whatcom in Bloom contest! Judges visited CHCC in August 2011, taking note of the private interior courtyard and beautifully maintained grounds that bring joy to the lives of residents and their loved...