Haledon resident Belinda Buggs, CNA/Driver/Activities Assistant for Christian Health Care Adult Day Services of Wyckoff, was recently honored as a Legend Quarterly All Star by Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff. Staff of CHCC is invited to nominate co-workers as Legends as part of the Center’s service-excellence initiative. A Legend is someone who exemplifies the mission and values of CHCC in an outstanding and easily recognizable manner, who contributes exemplary service for the benefit of those served at CHCC and beyond, or who demonstrates behavior above and beyond expectations. Ms. Buggs was nominated by her co-workers.
“Belinda truly loves what she does and shows tremendous compassion for the clients and their families,” said Mary Mariconda, Hillcrest Director and Christian Health Care Adult Day Services of Wyckoff Administrator. “Her positive attitude and sense of humor are contagious. Clients and caregivers consider her a part of their extended family.”
On her own time, Ms. Buggs picks up medications for housebound clients and brings meals to those whom she knows does not have anyone to help them. She is often the nurse’s eyes and ears when it comes to detecting if a client needs attention. For example, she recognized the symptoms of a urinary tract infection and notified the nurse. This prevented a hospital admission for the client.
“Belinda is equally attentive to families,” said MJ Paulison, Christian Health Care Center Adult Day Services of Wyckoff Assistant Administrator/Activities Director. “She may notice a family struggling to care for a client and suggests that the social worker call to provide information on home care. If she is aware of financial difficulties that the family is facing, she will notify the social worker so that the family can be aware of available grants.”
CHCC provides a broad continuum of high-quality, compassionate care, offering superior mental-health, elder-care, residential living, and rehabilitation services. As a non-profit organization, we deliver care to our community based upon the Christian principles on which we were founded more than a century ago.