Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Receives Grant

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Staff and family cut the ribbon of the new advanced care unit.

Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a New York State grant to help fully fund its new, 12-bed Advanced Care Unit for patients with complex medical needs. A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held to commemorate the unit’s opening.

Gurwin’s Advanced Care Unit was conceived to improve patient outcomes as well as to address government mandates to reduce unnecessary hospitalization. The specialized unit provides a higher level of care for fragile, clinically complex patients, which at one time was only available in the hospital setting. Gurwin is one of the few skilled nursing facilities on Long Island to offer care for residents with serious, multiple comorbidities in a dedicated unit.

“The new Advanced Care Unit is an exciting addition to our growing list of specialty services,” said Stuart B. Almer, president and CEO of Gurwin. “In addition to enabling our team to address the many challenges that are inherent to residents with complex medical needs, the state-of-the-art unit will further strengthen our relationship with area hospitals, who can be confident that they have a trusted partner caring for their patients.”

Residents in Gurwin’s Advanced Care Unit will benefit from Wi-Fi-enabled telemetry monitoring of patient vital signs, a dedicated physician, an increased RN-to-patient ratio and an on-site pharmacy, where IV and other medications are dispensed. Mobile technology will enable higher acuity residents access to other specialty areas in the 460-bed complex, such as the on-site clinic and dialysis center, as well as the rehabilitation gyms, when appropriate. The unit will also feature telemedicine consultation to a network of area hospitals.

Gurwin’s Advanced Care Unit was dedicated by long-time Gurwin board member Rosalyn C. Gordon and her family, including her daughter, Lisa Gordon-Loozis (also a board member), and her son, Robert Gordon and their families.

The Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a five-star, 460-bed nursing care facility located in Commack, Long Island, and is part of the Gurwin Family of Healthcare Services, a renowned health-care provider offering a full continuum of healthcare services for the frail and elderly. The award-winning center provides skilled nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, advanced care, ventilator and respiratory care, on-site dialysis and infusion therapy, memory care, and palliative and hospice care, as well as both medical and social Adult Day Programs, and home care programs. The 34-acre campus is also home to Gurwin Jewish Fay J. Lindner Residences assisted living community, and a proposed independent living community, Fountaingate Gardens.

For more information, visit www.gurwin.org.

—Submitted by Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

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