Home Health Care Chatham, NJ
Chatham NJ is nestled between some large and lovely NJ cities, but Chatham can’t be overlooked. The community of Chatham NJ is bustling with activities for seniors and their families to help the whole family flourish. At Assisting Hands, we want our residents seeking home health care Chatham to feel comfortable in the knowledge that wherever you are, your loved ones are safe and happy. We’ve provided resources for local agencies that will treat seniors with the same care we provide.
Are there legal requirements for home care providers in Chatham?
Yes, but they apply to all of NJ as they are state laws. In short, a home care provider must be licensed, bonded and insured to operate legally in NJ. There are also procedural rules such as visits conducted by a registered nurse to perform an evaluation and subsequent follow ups. Assisting Hands Home Care complies with all regulations in the state of New Jersey to ensure your loved ones are safe and cared for.
Businesses serving seniors
Caring for seniors is at the heart of what we do at Assisting Hands, but we can’t do it alone. Many businesses in cities like Chatham have the same goal. Here is a list of businesses who cater specifically to the senior community.
Meals on Wheels
While Chatham doesn’t have its own Meals on Wheels location, your next door neighbor city of Summit serves the Chatham area seniors.
Senior Citizen Club of the Chathams
234 Southern Blvd, Chatham Twp (Corpus Christi Church)
973-635-6481 (for Jo) or 973-635-4703 (for Marie)
Become a member and benefit from the easy access to new friends and a like-minded community. The meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month and begin at 10 a.m. Come earlier for coffee and treats.
AARP Local Chapter
240 Southern Blvd, Chatham Twp (Chatham Township Presbyterian Church)
Meetings take place on the second Thursday of the month between September and May. All are welcome.
92 Main Street, Chatham NJ 07928
Chatham Family Medicine provides a full list of medical services for the entire family. They perform cancer screenings, complete health assessments, administer immunizations, etc.
This free program gives seniors and their loved ones the sense of security they deserve. Registered seniors call in every morning by 10 a.m. to let the police know they are fine otherwise the police will check in instead. To participate in this program in both Chatham Township and Chatham Borough, simply register with the local police department.
195 Main Street, Chatham NJ 07928
Health care for adults, children, and even pets.
The following is a list of Taxi and car services that operate in Chatham.
- Madison Square Transportation: 973-514-1800
- Terry’s Taxi: Toll Free 1-877-294-8294 or 973-898-6588
- Chatham Taxi: – 973-539-2500; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your Senior Transport: 973-519-3260 (Dana Arluna)
- On Time Ambulance Service: 908-273-6900
Municipal Senior and Social programs
58 Meyersville Road, Chatham NJ 07928
Directory of Senior Services and Senior Friendly Businesses
Mid-Day Friendship Lunch
240 Southern Blvd, Chatham NJ 07928
This event is open to everyone and takes place on Tuesday and Thursday. Call at least a day in advance to attend. A $1.00 is suggested.
First Friday Luncheon
234 Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp
973-635-0070 (reservation); 973-635-2442 (information)
From October through June, lunch and social activities will be held following a 12:30 p.m. Mass.
Summit Old Guard
360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence NJ 07974 (New Providence Municipal Building)
908-273-7472 (Foster Osborne)
Come early for coffee at 9:30 a.m. and enjoy the meeting and a program.
Senior Bus Service
973-635-4565 (Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. the day before needed service)
This service will pick up seniors from their homes to go to appointments, shopping trips, and other errands or activities. Their CHHAs are invited to join them. The service operates Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and is free, but there is a suggested donation of $1.00. On the second Wednesday of the month, the bus service offers a trip to Livingston Mall and Short Hills Mall.
MAPS – Morris Area Paratransit Service
(973)829-8103 or 1-888-282-6277
MAPS is another transportation service for seniors and those with disabilities. It operates between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. It is specified for medical or employment reasons. To register or check the schedule, email email@example.com and they will respond within 24 hours.
214 Main Street, Chatham Township NJ 07928
The Library of the Chathams has begun it’s first adult summer reading program with 2 grand prizes for the winner of their drawing. Earn entries by reading a book and completing a review form. You can also enjoy the rest of the libraries facilities and events competition free.
Chatham Parks & Recreation
Chatham has many beautiful parks and activity spaces to enjoy all year, but nothing quite beats a beautiful park in the spring and summer. Take advantage of a membership at Colony Pool and Tennis Courts or the Memorial Park Pool. Each place plans events for seniors and are accessible via the Senior Bus on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To see the other wonderful parks, click here.
Religious Institutions in Chatham
Many religious institutions have events that bond community members, religious or otherwise. They often cater directly to seniors or allow senior friendly groups to use their facilities for activities. We have listed some places of worship in Chatham to guide you.
240 Southern Blvd, Chatham NJ 07928
85 Washington Ave, Chatham NJ 07928
Main St & Elmwood Ave, Chatham NJ 07928
94 Fairmount Ave, Chatham NJ 07928
36 Chatham Road, Summit NJ 07901
60 Temple Drive, Springfield NJ