Senior Connections was established out of a personal and professional mission of its founder, Pat O’Hora, RN, BSN, CCM, to help families struggling with the mild to moderate memory loss of a loved one. By providing a nurturing, comfortable and healthy atmosphere for our clients, and a safe, structured and stimulating program of activities for them to enjoy, Senior Connections is a unique daily care option for clients and their families in and around Bergen County, New Jersey.
What’s more, the team at Senior Connections has a personal understanding of the impact of dementia on a family. That’s why the staff provides support services and information to families, to help clients’ loved ones better understand cognitive impairment, to manage their family member’s care, and to remind these loving caregivers that they’re not alone.
Everything we do at Senior Connections is carefully designed to enhance the quality of life for our clients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. The center includes a daytime program, as well as a variety of related services that support the well-being of both our clients and their loved ones.
Cognitive Health & Wellness
Our specially-developed brain stimulation program enhances language skills and improves visual spatial recognition for our clients, two cognitive areas that are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and some other dementias. This program includes logic, reasoning, and memory exercises, and is reflected in both electronic and in-person activities throughout the day, such as:
- Computer time
- Art therapy
- Music therapy and appreciation
- Daily Discussions (including current events and history)
Physical Health & Wellness
Maintaining physical health and well-being is an essential component to the Senior Connections program. With nurses and other experts on-site, our clients experience capable and loving care.
- Healthy lunch and snacks based on client preferences and dietary needs
- Medication management
- Exercise and movement program
For families who occasionally need just a couple of hours of care, we’re pleased to offer convenient, drop-in care. This service is available on an hourly basis; pre-registration is required and transportation is available. Please contact us for more information.
Care Management & Support
Care management and support services from Senior Connections are available to our day program clients and their families. They receive insight and expertise from our team of geriatric care professionals to help them plan for the care of their loved one, and they find comfort in a community that understands their challenges.
- Ongoing cognitive assessment and feedback to families
- Geriatric care management sessions
- Support group
- Individual care plan counseling, upon request
Private Memory Care Counseling & Education
Senior Connections founder, Pat O’Hora, RN, BSN, CCM, offers individual counseling to families to help them learn about dementia, the changes they see in their loved one, and the disease’s impact on caregivers. Available to both Senior Connections clients and the general public, Senior Connections is pleased to offer this support privately, by appointment. Please call (201) 857-3558 to learn more about this offering.
Those with cognitive impairments socialize better in a small, non-judgmental setting. Our staff creates just such an environment, which creates positive outcomes that truly enrich the lives of our clients, such as memory stimulation and an improvement of focus, speed of thinking and problem solving. To learn more about our day program and individual support services, contact us at (201) 857-3558 or connect with us online.
A year ago a registered nurse suggested I try a small day care center in Waldwick for my husband who has Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. I followed through and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. There are a group of women working there that are dedicated, kind and caring not only to their clients but to the caregivers as well. On the few days that he physically could not manage to get there, I received calls from them asking “How is he”? My husband seems to enjoy his time there and taking part in the various activities. I am so grateful our paths crossed!