Dedicated Care Team
Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation (Sayville, NY) recognizes that the transition to a nursing and rehabilitative care facility may be difficult. Our dedicated care team is committed to making this change easy and reassuring for you or your loved one. We are here to answer any questions or concerns. Comfort and well-being is our first priority.
Both the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) maintain information on nursing homes that includes performance on quality measures, complaints, inspection results, and citations and enforcement actions, as well as any penalties imposed on the nursing home.
Admissions & Discharge
Upon arrival, you or your loved one will be assigned a room within a community. Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation has two separate communities. Rooms are comfortably furnished but we encourage adding personal touches such as photographs and mementos.
We recommend patients and their guests use the common areas and dayroom lounges as well as two garden courtyards and an outdoor patio that provide tranquil, private settings. The grounds are landscaped and garden furniture is supplied for comfort, relaxation and visits with friends and relatives.
To be eligible for admission to Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation, an individual must require 24-hour skilled nursing care, rehabilitation/sub acute treatment and/or hospice/palliative care. Our admissions staff will gladly help and answer any questions about eligibility for admission.
Please call 631-539-3696 for more information, including the application process.
Discharge planning begins on admission and continues throughout the patient's stay. The goal is to foster the appropriate use of health care services to ensure a timely and smooth transition to the most appropriate setting for post-rehabilitative care, including:
- Home for self-care (follow-up with physician)
- Home with skilled home health services
- Home with hospice
- Assisted living
- Nursing home placement
The discharge plan assesses the needs of the patient and matches those needs with the appropriate and available options. Medical services, supplies, equipment, education, monitoring and transportation are arranged as needed on discharge.
At the time of discharge, both the patient and the primary doctor receive a copy of the discharge summary and a follow-up appointment is confirmed. Prescriptions are provided and reviewed with the patient and family. A copy of the medications is sent to the primary doctor.
A pamphlet of community resources within the local area is given to each resident at discharge. A satisfaction survey is provided to each discharged patient to help us continue to make improvements to assure a positive experience during a patient's rehabilitative stay.
Caregivers Frequently Asked Questions
Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation, as part of the vast Catholic Health system across Long Island, can seamlessly provide care in a hospital or home setting if any special needs arise. Catholic Health has a history of compassionate care based on foundational Catholic values. The faith-based integrated health care system sees each individual as a whole, requiring care and nourishment of the body, mind and spirit. We welcome all those in need and show respect to all, whatever their faith.
Generally. insurance covers skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy (physical, and if indicated, occupational and/or speech) in the home two to three times per week and a home health aide approximately two hours, two to three times per week.
Medicare, HMOs and private insurance cover skilled care, such as rehabilitation. Coverage ends when a patient no longer qualifies for skilled care. Medicare programs allow for a maximum of 100 days. Private insurance depends on a particular policy.
Rehabilitation is provided five to six days per week and will continue for as long as progress continues or insurance terminates.
If you feel your loved one needs more care at home, or cannot return home, options include private-hire home care, Medicaid home care (if eligible), assisted living or long-term placement.
Gentle honesty is recommended if your loved one needs to remain in the nursing home for long-term care. Explain that more care can be provided than at home for their own safety and well-being. An adjustment period is expected.
Our dedicated staff hold family support groups to help with feelings of guilt when a loved one is placed in a nursing home and the challenges of coping with a loved one who has dementia.
Yes. Catholic Health's Good Shepherd Hospice provides medical, emotional and spiritual support for patients with serious and terminal illness as well as support for their loved ones wherever care is needed.
Resources we provide:
- Caregivers support group
- Certified home care agency referrals
- Durable medical equipment purchases
- Housing specialist information to facilitate with assisted living placement
- Para transit program applications
- Personal emergency response systems applications
- Resources for private hire agencies
- Resources on nutritional programs in surrounding areas