The New York State Veterans' Home at Montrose is a healthcare facility owned and operated by the New York State Department of Health for Veterans' and their dependants.
The New York State Veterans' Home at Montrose is a long term care skilled nursing facility. We are located in Montrose NY, and we serve the lower Hudson Valley region. We provide care for veterans and their dependents. Our facility is clean and pleasant, and our staff are friendly and professional.We are a NON Smoking Facility. We welcome you to a guided tour upon request!
The building is a single story design with six "Y" shaped residential wings of 42 beds each, accomidating 252 beds. Seven bed "clusters" in each nursing wing are designed for maximum privacy and convienience of each resident. Other features of our facility include a spacious multipurpose room with a full service "deli", a 27' panaramic fish tank, and a gift shop.
Each of the Home's residential units provides double rooms and some singles, each with an adjoining bath. Each occupant has a window with a lovely view, comfortable seating area, and a spacious closet.
There are also many other comfortable areas for relaxing, visting with other residents and family that are indoors and outside. Our single story building allows every resident to have a view of the beautiful gardens or the grounds from their room.>
The Environmental Services Department at the New York State Veteran's Home at Montrose are responsible for maintaining the water, electric, sewage, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, telephone and television services. We also inspect and maintain our kitchen equipment, medical equipment, fire alarm and sprinkler systems, as well as general maintenance of facility equipment, vehicles and grounds maintenance. Our staff has a sovereign goal to dedicate ourselves to our resident's happiness, health and welfare at all times. Our direct daily contact and total concern for our residents assures we are a "HOME".
Our housekeeping Department has the basic and vital task in keeping the environment aseptic, pest free, and aesthetically pleasing for our residents. The washing of resident clothing is accomplished in-house or sent out to our outside linen company. We take great pride in what we do to make this facility a more pleasurable environment.
The New York State Veteran's Home at Montrose features a spacious Multipurpose Room that includes:
- A 27' (3,200 gallon) panoramic aquarium
- Full service "deli" area for residents, visitors, and staff
- Gift shop
Business Office and Financial Services
Business Office - The Business Office at The New York State Veterans Home at Montrose oversees: Billing, Resident Accounts, Purchasing and Medicaid/Medicare.
Resident Accounts - Residents may deposit funds into an interest bearing trust fund account through the Home's Residents Accounts Office located in the business office suit. This fund is available to residents seven days/twenty four hours a week to pay for personal items or services such as Barber/Beauty, Telephone or clothes. A statement is automatically provided to residents or designated representative or upon request. Banking is also provided at every wing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Purchasing - The NYS Veterans Home at Montrose is required to follow all procurement regulations of the State of New York.
The Medical Department at the New York State Veterans' Home at Montrose is committed to providing superior quality of care to its residents and preventative health maintenance to its employees through its comprehensive medical service programs. We employ a full-time in-house medical team comprised of:
- Two Board Certified family Nurse Practitioners
- One Board Certified Cardiologist Attending Physician
- Medical Director who is a fellowship trained and a Board Certified Geriatrician
Medical Services Programs:
- Cognitive Remediation and Dementia Work-up
- Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
- Employee Health Services
- Falls Prevention and Surveillance
- Medication Review
- Pain Management
- Specialty In-House Clinics, i.e. Dermatology, Neurology, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Urology, etc.
- Vaccination and Wellness Promotion
- Wound Rounds
Vision and Dental Services
New York State Veterans' Home at Montrose offers state of the art vision, dental, and podiatry care. In-house vision care is offered to residents in an interdisciplinary team concept offers our residents a higher quality of vision services. Dental services are an important and integral part of patient care. Appointments are arranged through the in-house Clinic or outpatient services can be supplied.
The New York State Veterans' Home boasts of a newly equipped Rehabilitation Department ready to meet your short and long term needs. The professional staff works closely as a team to help people achieve their maximum potential.
Our full-time Speech Language pathologist evaluates and treats swallowing dysfunction, aphasia, cognitive impairment, voice and speech disorders, and provides treatment in the use of hearing devices. The Speech Pathologist is dedicated to ensuring that our residents communicate their thoughts and needs to the best of their ability and that they are able to swallow safely to maintain the highest quality of life.
The Physical Therapists develop a plan to improve the person's movement and function. New equipment recently purchased at the Veterans' Home consists of Access Weight Trainer, Ultrasound, Electric Muscle Stimulation, Fluid therapy, and Whirlpool treatments. The Physical Therapists frequently work with individuals who have had strokes, fractures, joint replacement, and arthritis, to name a few.
Occupational Therapists work closely with people to increase their activities of daily living and independent function. Activities may range from dressing and self care to food preparation. Treatments for these skills bridge the gap between nursing home placement and successful return to the community.
Food and Nutritional Services
The Food and Nutritional Services Department at the New York State Veterans' Home at Montrose provides nutritional meals to all the residents of the Home. All residents receive not only the meal plan prescribed for them by our Medical Staff, but snacks throughout the day. Every effort is made to meet the personal wishes of our residents at meals and at snack time. The Home also offers meals to residents' visitors for a nominal fee. Daily meals as well as holiday meals are available to visitors either on the units or in the Multipurpose Room.
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. For information on how to apply for admission, contact the Admissions Department, New York State Veterans Home, 2090 Albany Post Road Montrose, NY 10548-1454, or call (914) 788-6144 or (800) 681-1415; or E-Mail DTravis@nysvets.org; or contact your local veterans' organization or veterans' counselor.
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Social Workers are committed to insuring that your loved ones are treated with dignity, respect and have the optimum quality of life. We will assist you and your loved ones with getting acquainted with the unit, staff and facility. The Social Worker acts as a liaison and resident advocate for you and 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. Social Workers coordinate with the Care Plan team individualized treatment Care Plans for your loved ones in the facility. When appropriate Social Workers will meet with you and loved ones to discuss interventions to address the following types of needs but not limited to adjustment to long term care, grief counseling, support groups, and discharge planning where appropriate.
Medicaid is a program for New Yorker's who cannot 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, resources, age, or disability requirements.
- The home will assist you to obtain Medicaid coverage through The Medicaid Coordinator's Office
The New York State veterans Home at Montrose is a skilled Nursing Facility specializes in skilled care. The facility's staff provides skilled nursing care within these categories of rehabilitation services Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy.
What People Are Saying . . .
Following are excerpts from actual letters received from our resident families….
"This Veterans Home is a very special place providing very special care in a very special environment."
"I can’t say enough about the care (my father) received both physically and emotionally. He was always treated with respect and dignity and the longer he stayed the more the team became like family …not only to him but to us.
“Everyone we came in contact with was extremely courteous and welcoming…”
“Walking through the halls everyone had a hello and a smile just about all the time.”
“The last time (my father) went to the hospital (the nurse) went above and beyond, sitting with my father and holding his hand to reduce his fear until the ambulance came. Once he returned (the aide) would come in and he would reach for her hand for comfort.”
“(the Nurse) would make sure he had a pie a la mode every night and he would rave about how she “cooked” him a fresh pie every day.”
“(the Aide) was always there to cheer (my father) up and shave and clean him.”
“…and (the Nurse) who I met the last night my Dad was alive was an angel. What incredible care and comfort she provided, not only to Dad, but to me as well, as he went to sleep for the last time. When (the Nurse) came in and covered (my father) with the American Flag after his death it was just a perfect ending for a wonderful man.”
“I am at peace knowing that my father lived a great life and had an exceptional last year thanks to the team at Montrose.”
“A few years ago I had to make the ultimate decision to bring my mother to your facilty. My mother, not the simplest person to deal with, needed much catering to and attention. …having to bring her to the (Veterans)Home at Montrose was a major change of environment and lifestyle for her. …I was immediately at peace with my decision once I saw the care that the staff and nurses put into each patient, most especially, of course my mother”
“Your team didn’t just do their job by caring after my mother as nurses and car takers would… they included her and made feel a part of a family. They genuinely cared for her.”
“Knowing my mother was in the care of the (people) at (Montrose) made it easier for me to sleep at night…knowing she had the best possible care.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Who is eligible for Admission to the Home?
A: Please contact our Admissions Department for information regarding admission to the Home.
Q: Who would I speak with regarding employment opportunities?
A: A downloadable PDF format Employment Application is available on the Human Resources page. You may also call us at (914) 788-6000.
Q: Where are you located and how do I get there?
A: We are located in Montrose, New York, approximately 45 miles North of New York City. For an online map or driving Directions, are available for your use. Our physical address is 2090 Albany Post Road. Montrose, NY 10548.
We, the staff of the New York State Veterans' Home at Montrose have been given a great opportunity to serve those who have served us in the Armed forces of the United States of America. The Human Resources Management Office works with each Department to pick the very best candidate for the specific opening that we are trying to fill.
Human Resources Department continues to support supervisors and staff alike throughout the working life of each employee. Some of those activities include providing guidance, direction and assistance in the execution of various personnel activities.
NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HOME AT MONTROSE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/FACILITY: It is the policy of the New York Veterans Home at Montrose to provide for and promote equal opportunity in admissions and employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.