VillageCare Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
**Alert** VillageCare is committed to the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to respond to the latest recommendations from State and Federal officials regarding the Coronavirus spread in NY, and at this time VCRN is accepting admission referrals. We have been following all guidelines by the NYSDOH to remain prepared for this spread. Please see below for more details on our response to the Coronavirus spread.
Full visitation is now allowed.
Please note that appointments are no longer needed and we are happy to announce the following hours are available for visitation.
We invite you to visit your loved on between the hours of:
10am-12pm, 2pm-5pm and 6:30pm-8pm.
Just a reminder that no more than two visitors are allowed per resident at any time. Please remember at each visit you must stop at the front desk to complete the sign-in and COVID screening process. As always, televisits remain available by scheduling with the activities department.
Quick COVID-19 Related Links
COVID-19 Visitation Safety Plan (printable version)
VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center. Designed not as an end-point facility, but rather a place where patients receive rehabilitation and recovery care to prepare them to return home, this modern center promotes efficient and effective delivery of rehabilitation services, respecting individual privacy and dignity.
Based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends health care personnel (HCP) and residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) be included among those offered the first supply of COVID-19 vaccines. Early protection of all HCP is critical in order for HCP to continue taking care of residents at LTCFs. LTCF HCP are on the front lines and risk being exposed to COVID-19 each day on the job. Making sure LTCF residents can receive COVID-19 vaccination as soon as vaccine is available will help save the lives of those who are most at risk of dying from COVID-19.
On 07/29/21, in accordance with DOH and CDC requirements, the Facility is reporting as follows:
|0||In-house Resident(s) that are currently COVID-positive|
|59||Total Resident(s) that have test(ed) positive for COVID-19 to date|
|0||In-house Resident(s) who test(ed) positive for COVID-19 on the above date|
|0||In-house Resident(s) who exhibited new onset of COVID-19 symptoms, including respiratory symptoms, on the above date|
|0||Resident(s) suffered a COVID-related death in-house on the above date|
|57||Total Employees that have test(ed) positive for COVID-19 to date*|
|0||Employees exhibited new onset of COVID-19 symptoms, including respiratory symptoms, on the above date*|
|0||Employees who test(ed) positive for COVID-19 on the above date*|
Limited Family Visitation Allowed
Effective, April 11, 2021
At this time, we are pleased to inform you that we are allowing limited in-person Family Visitation by appointment only effective April 11, 2021 for patients at VCRN. Please know that we have developed a comprehensive visitation plan that ensures the safety of our patients, visitors and staff and is compliant with regulations.
All in-person visitation will be by appointment only, which will be scheduled through our website. Click the button below:
Be reminded that we offer Compassionate Care Visitation. For more information on Compassionate Care visits, please call 212-337-5656.
For updates and COVID-19 status within the facility, you may call our Family Information Hotline at 212-337-5905.
Hotline hours: Sun-Sat, 8am - 8pm.
If you receive the voice message system, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
The CDC recently issued a new statement regarding the use of masks indoors for fully vaccinated people. Like everyone, we are excited and hopeful about this significant step on the path toward recovery.
As the CDC provides guidance for state and local health officials, we anticipate that updated guidelines from those agencies will be issued soon. However, in the meantime, our facility is complying with the current local health guidelines. These guidelines continue to require masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Therefore, we respectfully remind everyone that until further notice, masks must be worn at all times while in the facility. We will continue to provide updates as these policies evolve.
We continue to exercise necessary precautions consistent with state DOH and CDC guidance including monitoring temperature of staff and residents and looking for other signs and symptoms of the virus. If anything is noted, staff will be sent home immediately. Patients that develop symptoms will be dealt with on a case by case basis and their families will be informed.
Please be assured that are doing everything we can to maintain a safe environment and that we continue to refine our protocols as new information becomes available.
Additional steps that we have already taken:
• Professional cleaning and disinfecting of the entire facility.
• No communal dining. Food is delivered directly to patient rooms.
• All staff wearing masks and other protective equipment.
• Patients are encouraged to wear masks as much as possible and practice social distancing .
Until further notice, pet privileges have been revoked, unless they are serving in the capacity of service animals.
Given the changing nature of the spread of Coronavirus in New York City, VillageCare reserves the right to make changes to this policy based on guidance from regulatory agencies.
Staff at The Center have been specially trained to enhance their abilities to interact with patients and to work in non-traditional ways with those in their care and with their families. The state-of-the-art medicine and care, along with surrounding and an environment designed to promote healing and well-being, enhance the patient staff-relationship.
Common areas are central to the two distinct "neighborhoods" that are created on each floor. The "commons" are where patients can socialize with other patients, dine, relax and visit with family, friends and loved ones. Dining areas on each floor have have self-serve hospitality food bars and full-service pantries.
The overall facility design promotes efficient and effective delivery of rehabilitation services, respecting individual privacy and dignity.
A rooftop garden and a healing bamboo garden is integrated into the entire facility’s footprint so that they may be seen from all levels, offering quiet social interaction and relaxation.
The design facilitates the flow of patients and staff throughout the Center. Operationally, wireless electronic medical records, wireless staff communications and electronic dietary, patient monitoring and workflow systems support better staff functioning and patient care.
What People Are Saying
They [VCRN] take good care of you. You have to want it and have to be active. The staff of nurses, nurse aides and rehabilitation specialists are there to help you and are professional and very helpful.
VillageCare Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
For more information call 212.977.4600. Office hours are 8am-5pm.