Welcome to Cheshire Home!
For thirty-five years, we have served as New Jersey's premier provider of residential and rehabilitative services for young adults with physical disabilities. Eligible candidates are between the ages of 18 and 55.
We are the only stand-alone special care nursing facility in New Jersey for young adults with severe paralysis. We invite you to visit our home through the pages of this website, and to learn about the unique programs and services that set Cheshire Home apart.
How Can We Help You?
Please call 973 966-1232 and our friendly staff will gladly answer your questions, and discuss our unique programs and services that benefit young adults with physical disabilities.
Each resident receives personal care assistance from Cheshire's Certified Nurses' Aides. These dedicated professionals provide a very special type of care, with bathing, dressing, wheelchair transfer, and any individual need a resident may have.
Cheshire Home's nurses provide the highest level of round-the-clock service to each resident, while demonstrating proficiency in all aspects of spinal cord injury. They are unique in their knowledge, and in the care and compassion they bring to their profession.
Residents rehabilitate at our state-of-the-art Physical Therapy Center. Here you see the RT 300 Cycle, which provides electrode stimulation to paralyzed muscles. This equipment was funded by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Novartis Philanthropy.
Training and Education
Specialized training and education programs are offered at the onsite Cheshire Home Community Resource Center. Individualized instruction is provided, utilizing assistive technology designed for people with paralysis. These programs are also offered to students with disabilities who reside in the community.
Resident Employment Opportunities
Employment skill training is offered at our onsite Community Resource Center, as well as job opportunities. Many residents and former residents choose to work as front desk receptionists, greeting visitors and answering phone calls throughout the day.
Community Events - Paper Shred Day- April 8th!
Rain or shine, bring your old papers to the Cheshire Home parking lot on April 8th, from 9:00 - 12:00 noon. We'll gladly answer any questions at 973 377-9531. Every dollar raised is dedicated to the training, education and transportation programs that enable our residents to achieve independence.
Trustee And Administration Leadership
Our Board and Administration represent a broad spectrum of legal, medical, healthcare and financial expertise. Its dedication to Cheshire Home and our residents provides a unique stewardship in the field of disability services.
Throughout the year volunteers generously donate their time to Cheshire Home, and we are deeply appreciative. On February 17th the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team completed painting projects at Cheshire Home and Cheshire III, They'll be back in the spring to plant flowers!
A Very Special Occasion
Cheshire Home recently celebrated 35 years of serving as New Jersey's only special care facility for young adults with physical disabilities. We were joined at this very special occasion by friends, family, and supporters from our community! Each dollar raised continues to touch a life and make a difference.
Welcome to Cheshire Home!
Cheshire Home is New Jersey's leading provider of unique residential and rehabilitative services to young adults with spinal cord injuries or neurological impairments, and the only stand-alone facility of its kind in our state. Licensed as a special care nursing facility with a 35-bed capacity, we espouse a "can do" philosophy, and empower each individual we serve to attain their highest level of self-sufficiency. Our residents, admitted between the ages of 18 and 55, have quadriplegia, paraplegia, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, or related conditions.
Our Home offers an atmosphere of comfortable living, peer support, caring, professional services, and programs designed to help each resident advance their personal goals. Our care plans are individualized, proactive and broad-based, inclusive of nursing, physical therapy, education, recreation, transportation and counseling services. On a daily basis our residents pursue a lifestyle of their own choosing, through higher education, on and offsite employment, community volunteerism, and socialization. Often when residents attain independence and transition out of Cheshire Home, they do so with college degrees that pave the way to career paths.
We invite you to visit Cheshire Home through the pages of this website, to preview our exceptional programs and amenities, and to go beyond our doors to Cheshire II and Cheshire III, our community-based homes for adults with disabilities who are able to live semi- independently. What you will find is a distinctive organization fully dedicated to the belief that each individual is ABLE, Not Idle, and fully capable of living a meaningful life.
Many of our programs and services are sustained through grant funding and private donations, and we appreciate your generous support!