Huntington's Disease Center
EXCEPTIONAL, INTERDISCIPLINARY HD CARE
ArchCare has been a pioneer in caring for the unique medical, emotional and psychosocial needs of people living with Huntington’s disease (HD) and other neurodegenerative disorders for nearly three decades. ArchCare’s nationally recognized centers for neurodegenerative care in New York City and the Hudson Valley town of Rhinebeck, New York encompass 86 beds, making it by far the largest provider of this complex and highly specialized care in the nation.
Individual plans of care recognize and respect the person who existed prior to the onset of HD, and are formulated to help them express themselves and socialize to their maximum ability. Therapeutic services such as Adaptive Recreational Programming take into account the chorea and other symptoms experienced by people with HD, allowing residents to derive the greatest benefit from these activities.
Each resident is cared for by an interdisciplinary team led by a physician who specializes in HD. Psychiatric and behavior management services are available 24 hours a day, and state-of-the-art technology and architectural features ensure safety and comfort. A host of supportive services are also available for caregivers and family members who are affected by and may be at risk of HD themselves.