Making their lives the best they can be
Publication: Times Herald
Sometimes Frankie Teague cries - because she's sad.
"She's not in pain," says her godmother, aunt and caregiver, Gail W. DeCicco of Kingston, something that she's recently had to explain to the certified nursing assistants, known as care members, at Teague's new home: the Center for Neurodegenerative Care at ArchCare at Ferncliff in Rhinebeck, which opened in April.
The ND Center, as it's called, is affiliated with the Archdiocese of New York, therefore "ArchCare," and is a residential care center for people with Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions such as ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
"We're the only one in the Hudson Valley," says Charissa M. Brown, program manager at the new ND Center.