Geriatric Services

Geriatric Services

Northern Valley Adult Day Health Center

Vantage’s Northern Valley Adult Day Health Center allows men and women over the age of 55 to continue functioning independently in their community in the therapeutic setting provided by the day health center. Their needs for these services are based on a medical diagnosis, which may include: a physical disability, memory impairment, isolation, loneliness, and a difficulty performing daily activities.

Services:

  • Medication Management
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Dancing & Exercise
  • Discussion Groups/Current Events
  • Music Appreciation & Sing-a-Long
  • Field Trips & Parties
  • Guest Speakers & Much More

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Benefits:

  • Higher self-esteem
  • Lessening of Depression
  • Old Skills Return
  • Respite for caregivers
  • Support Group: Sandwich Generation Group for middle aged parents who are also the children of elderly parents and other caregivers to the elderly. This group meets monthly.

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Geriatric Consultation Service

Our mission is to provide comprehensive assessment, education and planning for elders and/or their families, and to provide geriatric stage of life education to the community at large.

  • Bergen County has the largest number of persons age 60+ in the State of NJ. Consequently, County leadership has recognized that a large group of baby boomers are finding themselves for the first time needing information to meet the care needs of their parents, and prospectively, themselves.
  • For National Senior Citizen Month in May 2006, County Executive Dennis McNerney called for a focus on “quality life issues necessary for maintaining health and well being as one ages” and used the equation:

Independence + Dignity + Choice = Healthy Aging

You are not alone. When an elderly family member exhibits changes that are uncharacteristic and affect their ability to maintain their independence and/or care for themselves, concern and confusion result. There are many unanswered questions. Vantage’s Geriatric Consultation Service is available to explore those questions and help you find the answers.

Vantage Health System has a 30 year reputation for excellence in geriatric services. Building on that history, our experienced geriatric staff will share their expertise to advise you about the changes which occur during this stage of life and in making the best choices that help your loved one and your particular family situation.

  • Assess the changes
  • Evaluate your loved one’s needs
  • Explore with you options for care
  • Assist in the referral and coordination of services
  • Provide counseling, if necessary, to assist in understanding the changes which are occurring within the family and affect family members of every age.

Vantage Health System operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Any person who believes that she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint in writing to Vantage Health System . To file a complaint, or for more information on Vantage Health System’s obligations under Title VI write to: Nancy Bortinger, 2 Park Avenue, Dumont, NJ 07628 .  Transportation services provided by this agency are in whole or part funded through federal funds received through NJ TRANSIT and as an individual you also have the right to file your complaint to both Vantage Health System  as well as the Federal Transit Administration.  Complaints may also be filed with the Federal Transit Administration in writing and may be addressed to: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor – TCR, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590

Fee: Hourly fee based service
Funding is provided at no cost by the Bergen County Division of Senior Services for Support Groups, Geriatric Counseling and for limited attendance at the Adult Day Care Center for seniors 60 and over.
Contact: Nancy Bortinger, LCSW, Director, Geriatric Services, 201-385-4400 x 3084, nbortinger@vantagenj.org
Location: Consultations can take place at our Dumont office, or at a more convenient location of family choice.

Dumont, NJ

  • 9am-5pm
  • 9am-8pm

Englewood, NJ

  • 93 West Palisade Avenue
    Englewood, NJ 07631
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  • 9am-8pm
  • 9am -5pm