Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center at a Glance
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Clove Lakes is particularly appropriate for cardiac patients as it provides a critical link in the recovery process. Based on the concept that a supervised rehabilitation program is the key to a return to everyday activity, patients referred to Clove Lakes receive an individually-tailored exercise program, based on medical history and overall functioning.
Exercise sessions are conducted and supervised in our gym by specially trained therapists and a physiatrist. We provide the most appropriate care possible to ensure a safe recovery. As a consequence, every hospital on Staten Island as well as other elite hospitals in the greater metropolitan area admit their cardiac patients to Clove Lakes.
Working Together For You
Cardiac Conditioning begins upon admission with the average patient participating in rehab five days a week. A physiatrist, a physician trained in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal diseases and injuries, works with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team - physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, recreation therapists, dietitians, and social workers - to tailor an individualized treatment plan. For patients confined to a wheelchair, or for those with other physical limitations, an exercise program is designed to work with the disability.
Who Can Participate?
Cardiac Conditioning is designed for patients who need continued skilled care and rehab following surgery or illness. We have successfully helped patients who are recovering from:
Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to providing the highest-quality medical care for our residents. The Medical Staff, consisting of 70 board certified physicians in 24 medical specialties, is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Registered professional nurses are on duty 24 hours a day to coordinate the delivery of resident care. Our nurses hold certifications and/or specialized training in geriatrics, psychiatry, rehabilitation, infection control and IV therapy. In addition, a full-time psychiatric nurse, rehab nurse, infection control nurse and in-service department provide continuing education to keep staff up to date on the latest clinical technology and skills. Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is able to deliver skilled nursing care services which include, but are not limited to, IV therapy, respiratory care, tracheostomy care, tube feedings, peritoneal dialysis, wound care, TPN and the care of the terminally ill.
The focus of Rehabilitative Services at Clove Lakes is on promoting recovery and returning patients to functional independence as quickly as possible. We have achieved the very highest return rates to the community through early intervention and aggressive treatment.
The Hospice Program affirms life. It is our express goal to enable skilled nursing facility residents in the advanced stages of illness to remain in a familiar and supportive environment while receiving relief from pain and control of symptoms.
Our dedicated and skilled social service staff serves as advocate and advisor to the resident and their family. To ensure a smooth transition and adjustment to placement, a social worker is assigned to each resident. Family members can also be accommodated during evening hours. Social Services also coordinates the staff language bank to assist residents, whose primary language is not English, in making their needs known.
To facilitate discharge back to the community, our social workers assist patients and their families in the development of a comprehensive treatment plan, developed on the day of admission. Weekly support and information groups are provided prior to and after returning home.
Therapeutic recreation programs are available to all patients and residents, including large and small groups, 1:1 activities, special entertainment, movies, holiday events, birthday parties, and trips. At Clove Lakes, we offer Pet Therapy and Music Therapy (click for more information on each).
Selective menus empower residents to make their own choices. Residents participate in menu planning through our monthly Menu Committee Meetings, although diet restrictions based on diagnosis may prevail.
Our newly-renovated kitchen uses state-of-the-art trayline and tray systems to promote quality and efficiency in meal service.
At Clove Lakes, interdenominational religious services, available through The Pastoral Care Program, play a key role in giving residents a sense of community. In addition to bringing in religious leaders who conduct worship services in-house, Clove Lakes provides counseling for all religious traditions. The presence of our chaplain, Sister Mary Murtagh, OSF, weaves spirituality into day-to-day life. The Program allows residents of all faiths to reconnect with their faith through daily Mass, communion or fellowship services.
Jewish residents join Rabbi Morris Zachariash each Friday as he conducts a centuries-old tradition of lighting the Shabbat candles and saying the blessings for those present and deceased. Kosher wine and challah is provided while friends and relatives alike are invited to join in the celebration. Residents who are frail receive a visit from the Rabbi.
A newly redesigned interfaith Chapel affords residents the opportunity
to deepen their relationship with God in a specialized setting, says Sister
Mary. Since its founding more than thirty years ago, the Pastoral
Care Program has helped thousands of residents find a sense of joy in what