What is the Holland Christian Home?
We are a nonprofit Christian retirement home certified by the state of New Jersey as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Located in suburban North Haledon, we are easily accessible via highway from most of Passaic, Bergen, and Morris County. We are a private facility and receive no funding from Medicare or Medicaid.
As a CCRC, we offer a spectrum of care spanning Independent Living to Skilled Nursing. All of our care options are available to residents thanks to our Life Care program. We also offer Respite Care and Per Diem programs for residents who desire a shorter stay or fixed level of care.
What exactly is Life Care?
Life Care is a continuum of care given for the rest of your life, including the assurance of long-term skilled nursing care on-site if you should need it, at no added cost. Under this payment model, a one-time entrance fee and small monthly fee secure all of the Home’s services for the rest of your life.
What does it cost to enter the Home?
For the current fiscal year, requirements for residency include a one-time entrance fee of $397,500* plus a monthly Social Security and/or pension contribution of $1,900.
Any Social Security and/or pension income in excess of this amount at the time of entry is refunded to the resident each month of the first eight years. Thereafter, all Social Security income accrues to the Home.
Residents are responsible for maintaining secondary health insurance and a creditable prescription plan. They must also cover their own co-pays and dental, eye, hearing, and personal care aide expenses.
How do these costs compare to other facilities in the area?
Over an eight-year period (which is the average length of stay at the Home), our costs are significantly lower than similar facilities in our area. With Life Care, those costs include any amount of time spent in any of our levels of care, including Skilled Nursing. During an eight-year stay, our costs calculate to approximately $199 per day. The 2020 median cost of skilled nursing care in New Jersey was $390 per day.
Is there a discount for couples?
Yes. There is a 17.5% discount on each entrance fee for married couples who jointly occupy a residential room or suite.
Does the Home have a refund policy?
Yes. Significant refunds are made to an estate if death occurs within the first four years of residency. The refund depends on the length of stay and level of care and can amount to as much as $200,000.
For married couples, a refund is given to the estate of the last spouse to pass away (unless the couple paid two full entrance fees with no discount, in which case both estates receive a refund).
Do I need to turn over my assets to the Home?
Absolutely not! You retain all assets in excess of the entrance fee and monthly contributions. In fact, residency at the Holland Christian Home preserves your assets from being depleted due to the high fee-for-service costs or daily rates of most other CCRCs and nursing homes.
What are the criteria for admission?
Applicants must be at least 75 years of age and in relatively good health. A physical examination and a Medical History & Certification form by an applicant’s physician, as well as a POLST and a clinical screening by one of our licensed registered nurses, are requirements for admission.
Why should I move into the Holland Christian Home?
You deserve the comfort, security and fellowship of living in a faith-based atmosphere, knowing that your needs will be taken care of for the rest of your life.
Licensed for 118 residential beds and 57 skilled nursing beds, the Home employs over 160 staff members and has twice as many RNs per Mountain View resident as the average skilled nursing facility in NJ**. Honored as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in 2019 & 2020, the Home has been declared deficiency-free by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) after unannounced on-site inspections in each of the last three years***.
With recent renovations resulting in beautiful new amenities, our 125 years of experience have cemented us as a pillar of care in northern New Jersey.
How do I apply for admission, and how long does the process take?
What services does the Home provide?
The Home offers many kinds of care, spanning from Independent Living to Skilled Nursing. Essential services are paid for and provided by the Home, including:
- Private room with bathroom.
- Three daily meals.
- Professional medication management.
- Professional services from our 24/7 licensed nurses, medical director, licensed dietitian, licensed therapist, and chaplains who are available seven days a week.
- Around-the-clock skilled nursing care and a qualified physician always on call.
- Daily activities, including games, performances, trips, exercise programs, and Bible studies.
- Enjoyment of our spacious grounds, gardens, chapel, library, fitness center, and more.
- Access to limited on-site bank services, available twice each month.
- Cable television.
- Laundry facilities.
- Housekeeping services.
- $50 monthly cash payment for personal needs.
*Entrance fee increases to $425,000 on April 1, 2021.
**2019 New Jersey Department of Health Nursing Home Staffing Reports Q1-Q4.
***According to yearly on-site surveys from the New Jersey Department of Health in 2018, 2019 & 2020.