From our clients’ families:
“We have found an inviting, warm, nurturing, and safe daily care center for Mom in Lebanon, N.J.! – Open Arms has been a wonderful addition to the on-going daily care Kitty experiences. Mom continues to comment on how wonderful the staff is. They truly make everyone feel welcomed and a part of the daily activities, with a close eye on each person’s individual needs. Thank you!”
-Steve Greene (son of Kitty Greene)
“We are grateful to have a place where Mom can spend her day so we can all have peace of mind while we work. Your location is perfect and the programs you offer are top notch! Thanks for giving us a safe daytime place for Mom so she can be with us at home each night!”
-The Marcucci and Leap Families
“Open Arms came to my rescue when the driver who picked up Mom in the afternoon at home moved. An aide from Open Arms now takes Mom home and stays with her until my husband or I get home. The Club staff and the aides genuinely care about Mom and eagerly help her any way they can. I highly recommend Open Arms.”
“Open Arms is very helpful in allowing the clients to feel like they belong and still have a sense of freedom. My mother looks forward to going every day and feels like she is doing something important.
It gives my wife and I a feeling of relief to know that she is being taken care of and is safe. It allows us to go to work every day with peace of mind and to carry on with family matters.
We cannot say enough good things about the people who work there and the volunteers that make everything go so smoothly. Everyone makes my mother feel so welcome every time she goes. She really likes all the people and looks forward to going.
I personally want to thank everyone for all of the fine care that they give my Mother.”
-Herb & Joanne L.
“When my mother-in-law first came to live with us, she never wanted to leave the house. She was restless and bored. It was hard for me to get done what I needed to every day because I did not like to leave her home alone.
A friend of mine told me about Open Arms Adult Day Club and how much help it had been to her and her father who lived with her. I scheduled a visit for my mother-in-law. She was reluctant to go, but when I came to pick her up, she was reluctant to leave! The next morning she got up and ready early and asked if she could please go back to the Day Club every day.
That was over two years ago. My mother-in-law still gets up early every morning eager to go to Open Arms. She enjoys visiting with other people her own age. The staff does an excellent job at treating all the elders there with dignity and kindness. Every day there are different activities, with snacks and lunch provided. My mother-in-law enjoys it all: the food, card games, puzzles, movies, tai chi, crafts, therapy dog visits, school children visits, nature talks, health talks, etc.
Having my mother-in-law at Open Arms during the day gives me peace of mind that she is safe and that her physical, mental and social needs are being met. I am able to get my weekly errands and shopping done without rushing. I am free to help with church and school activities that I enjoy doing again. And most importantly, it gives me a break from the round-the-clock caregiving I do for my mother-in-law.
Open Arms Health coordinates other services that are a great help to us too. There are monthly Caregiver Support Group meetings. Once a month, a hairdresser visits for haircuts and/or nails. Quarterly a podiatrist comes to check and clean feet. Private care at home can be arranged, if we’ll be out for the evening or a weekend day and can’t take Grandma with us.
I highly recommend Open Arms Adult Day Club and their staff. They are affordable, sincere and compassionate. There’s no doubt that Open Arms has been a huge blessing to our family!”
Michelle Van Patten
Readington, New Jersey