The Admissions Department is responsible for the overseeing of the admissions process. They are available to give personal tours of the facility, and meet with you to discuss any questions you may have regarding admissions.
Upon admission, the unit social worker will greet you and your loved one at the door and will assist you in getting acquainted with the unit, staff and facility. Social workers are available to meet with you Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:00PM, and are available evenings or weekends when necessary.
The social workers acts as liaison, resident advocate, or moderator for you or your loved one regarding individual issues or other departments to ensure that your personal, social and emotional needs are being met. Your social worker continually monitors for changes in mood, behavior and cognition. When appropriate the social worker will meet with you and/or your loved one to devise interventions to address your needs which could include but is not limited to; adjustment to long term care, grief counseling, support groups, and discharge planning where appropriate. The Social Services department consists of three social workers including a registered and certified social worker.
Medicaid / Medicare
Medicaid is a program for New Yorker's who can not afford to pay for medical care. You may be covered by Medicaid if:
- You have high medical bills
- You receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- You meet certain income, resource, age, or disability requirements.
For more information about what Medicaid is and if it is right for you, please visit The New York State Department of Health website.
The New York State Veterans' Home is a Nursing Facility that specializes in skilled care. The facility staff provides skilled nursing care within these categories of rehabilitation services Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. For more information and websites that may be helpful to you, please visit Medicare Coverage in a Skilled Nursing Facility.