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NAC program at CHCC named one of best in state

Great news! The Nursing Assistant Certified training program at Christian Health Care Center has been named one of the top-performing programs in the state of Washington, based on the percentage of students who pass the difficult state certification exam. Making this...

Tips for battling elder loneliness

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Loneliness can lead to early death. Studies consistently show that the feeling of being alone is a leading contributor to poor physical and mental health among the elderly. One such study, from the University of California, San...

What are nursing assistants, and what do they do?

Looking for a job in Whatcom County? What would you say to a quick-start career with practically guaranteed full-time work? The only caveat is that, like any nurse, you have to be compassionate and loving, with a servant’s heart. Is that you? Great. Read on. As the...

What to consider before choosing a therapeutic rehab center

Physical, occupational and speech therapy provide a number of benefits. You probably know this already, because if you’re reading this your doctor has likely prescribed therapeutic rehabilitation or has at least encouraged you to consider the many ways therapy can...

The benefits of therapeutic recreation in a long-term care setting

"Recreation's purpose is not to kill time, but to make life; not to keep a person occupied, but to keep them refreshed; not to offer an escape from life, but to provide a discovery of life." -Author Unknown The staff and volunteers at Christian Health Care Center have...

Skilled nursing social workers: Your family away from family

Family. They’re trustworthy and reliable, always around to help when you need them. You laugh with them, cry with them and, especially as you get older, you rely on them daily. Christian Health Care Center has a team of social workers on staff whose job is to think...

Pausing to recognize Pastor Appreciation Month

Every October at Christian Health Care Center, we pause to recognize Pastor Appreciation Month. Why? It’s not just because we have an incredible spiritual support staffer, although Gary Vanhulzen certainly is someone whom we appreciate dearly. It’s because at CHCC, we...

One Patient’s Story: Then and Now by Kathryn Noble

By Kathryn Noble, CHCC rehabilitation patient in 2016. Then (1984-85) — Mkar Christian Hospital (MCH), Mkar, Nigeria. Now (July, 2016) — Christian Health Care Center (CHCC), Lynden, WA. I revel these days! I revel in unlimited hot and cold water. I revel in dazzling...