The Five Towns Premier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, the only skilled nursing facility in the Five Towns area and the area’s only nursing facility under the kosher supervision of the VAAD of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway, has been selected by the US News and World Report Survey as one of the best skilled nursing facilities on Long Island.
“We have worked hard and are proud to receive a very high rating for short term rehabilitation and to make the list of top nursing homes in the US News and World Report,” said Five Towns Premier administrator Joseph Benden.
The 280-bed skilled nursing famility is located at 1050 Central Ave. in Woodmere. In addition to its unique kosher status, it boasts a full-time synagogue, with a full-time rabbi, with daily prayers for the residents and members of the community. Five Towns Premier is constantly engaged with the community and hosts programming for residents, their families, students and community members so that Five Towns Premier’s residents remain involved with the neighborhood during their rehabilitation.
The center was lauded for its person-centric approach to care while applying progressive therapy approaches in a warm, nurturing manner. At the heart of the rehabilitation program is an expansive, 4,800-square foot health club-style rehab gym, equipped with cutting-edge technology and equipment to service a wide variety of resident needs.
The interdisciplinary rehabilitation team includes physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists working together. As reported in the US News and World Report survey, Five Towns Premier boasts a higher than average staffing level for physical therapy which results in better outcomes for the resident’s rehabilitation.
Five Towns Premier received particularly high ratings for its short-term care rehabilitation and recovery program.
The short-term rehabilitation rating was based on 10 quality measures focusing on staffing, outcomes, resident complaints and processes of care. US News and World Report used scientific literature review, expert consultation and statistical modeling to select these measures. This rating evaluates a nursing home’s quality of post-acute care for patients recovering from a hospital stay such as after a stroke, heart attack, infection or accidental injury.
Five Towns Premier scored highly in important categories such as registered nurse staffing, consistent nurse staffing, physical therapist staffing, and low in emergency-room visits during the resident stay.
US News & World Report’s annual ratings of the best nursing homes in the country include just 19 in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
At Five Towns Premier every resident receives a custom recovery plan, based on their initial evaluation and continuing through their discharge, that is designed to help them regain their independence. Premier offers respiratory, physical, occupational and speech therapy on a daily basis, seven days a week, allowing residents to reach their rehabilitation goals. The Five Towns Premier’s therapeutic approach has demonstrated benefits as the percentage of residents who are able to return to living at home after their rehabilitation program is 20 percent higher than the national and New York State averages for nursing homes.
Source: Five Towns Premier