Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center

Dear Chris: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the special care that was given to my mother, Evelyn DM during her stay in the month of February 2013. I want to thank you and your staff for the complete comfortable feeling I had while she was in your care. I wish all the patients that I got to know there were able to go home as well. Evelyn would like to go there to visit some of her acquaintances she made while she was there. She is doing remarkable, walking along with a cane. Whittier Home Health Care is providing their services to her. Again, thank you. Marion W. for Evelyn DM.

Hannah Duston Healthcare Center

Welcome to Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center

Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center is a special place where virtually every healthcare need and desire is met, including: quality; comprehensive medical, nursing and rehabilitation care; beautiful facilities; air conditioning and a friendly staff of experts who exhibit the utmost respect and dignity. The atmosphere at Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center is warm and family-like.  It’s a place you can call “home.”

The professionals at Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center are dedicated to providing high quality long-term nursing and subacute care. It is our goal to open the doorways to a functional and fulfilling lifestyle for each and every one of our residents.

The facility is attractively situated in scenic Columbia County, between the beautiful Berkshire and Catskill Mountains. When you arrive, you will find the setting to be pleasant and comfortable.

Inside, you will find an elegant dining room, social rooms and finely decorated living accommodations.  In addition, the nursing and therapeutic services are second to none.  Programs are comprehensive, offering residents modern and innovative therapies.

» Available Services

Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center provides a continuum of care that includes the following services:

•  Adult Home
•  Assisted Living
•  Intensive Rehabilitation Services
•  IV Therapy
•  Hospice
•  Licensed Home Care
•  Skilled Nursing Facility
•  Sub-acute Care
•  Wound Care
•  Respiratory Therapy
•  Tracheostomy Care
•  Medication Supervision
•  Case Management Services
•  Three meals and Snacks (approved by a Registered Dietitian)
•  Housekeeping Services
•  Social and Recreational Activities
•  Religious Services
•  24 hour a day on duty Home Health Aide

A nominal fee may be required for the following services:
•  Transportation Services
•  Laboratory Services
•  Mobile X-Ray
•  Podiatry Services
•  Beauty/Barber Services
•  Mental Health Services

» Rehabilitation Program

The rehabilitation program is overseen by an orthopedic surgeon.  The physician has an interdisciplinary group of highly trained and motivated specialists to round out the team—physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, social workers, therapeutic recreational specialists and nutritionists.

All rehabilitation programs are individually tailored to ensure success.  We strive for healthy outcomes.  That means using every possible form of effective therapy to accelerate and maximize every resident’s rehabilitation potential.

Rehabilitation programs range from intensive one-on-one therapy sessions to group sessions.

» Intravenous & Central Line Program

For some patients, intravenous antibiotic therapy is the most effective treatment for fighting infection. For those residents whose physicians have prescribed intravenous antibiotics as part of their healthcare program, an IV and Central Line program is offered which allows them to continue their therapy in the comfort of our facility.


Residents are always busy, if they choose to be. A representative from the activities department greets each resident at the time of admission to discuss personal interests and hobbies. While at the facility, patients can be involved in their favorite pastimes, and meet others with similar interests.

Arts and crafts, physical fitness programs and discussion groups are all coordinated through the activities department. There are many social events, such as ice cream socials and cookouts. Outings away from the facility are also scheduled.

In addition to the above activities, Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center offers a library of books, and music and other activities are frequently held at the facility.

» Admission Criteria

• Age 16 or older
• Persons with a significant change in functional status resulting from a medical problem or problems.
• Persons who are medically stable and able to participate in rehabilitation activity.

We accept admission from all healthcare facilities
• Emergency Rooms
• Physicians Office
• Acute Care Hospitals
• Home

» How to Make a Referral

Referrals can be made by contacting Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center directly. Please refer to the list below for insurances accepted. If you want to confirm insurance information on Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, please call the facility directly at (518) 828-0800.

» Medicare and Insurances Accepted

We accept most Medicare, Medicaid, workers compensation and insurance plans, including a wide range of major HMO’s and PPO’s, including, but not limited to:

• Medicare
• Workers Compensation
• AETNA/US Healthcare
• Anthem BC
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA
• CIGNA/Healthsource MA/NH
• Fallon Community Health Plan
• Focus Healthcare
• Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
• Holland Compcare
• Neighborhood Health Plan
• Tufts Associated Health Plan
• Unicare (GIC Indemnity)
• United Payors/United Providers

Religious Services & Support Groups

We recognize that the spiritual needs of our residents are very important. Religious services are held on-site and clergy of different faiths visit regularly.

Support meetings are available for family members of residents. These group discussions and activities allow families to share thoughts and feelings and learn from others who have loved ones in similar situations. Resident support groups are also held regularly.  Here residents can learn more about their disability, discuss concerns, share experiences and more.

Families are invited to actively participate in goal-setting, conferences, teaching programs and counseling sessions.  They will work with the same members of the care team throughout a resident’s stay. Learning to adjust to and care for a family member with a disability can be an enormous task for a family.  Our social workers can help address these complex issues.  They are also available for residents and family to assist with the transition to our facility.

Directions to Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center

From the South: Take Taconic Parkway to Route 82 (Hudson Exit). Make right onto Route 82.  Follow Route 82 until it meets with Route 9 and 9H.  Take a right onto Route 9H.  Follow 9H (North) to Route 66.  Take a right onto Route 66. Go one mile.  Whittier is on the right.
From the North: Take I-90 Eastbound to Exit 12 (Hudson Exit).  Go South on Route 9 (a right).  Follow Route 9 for approximately 6 miles.  At rotary of Route 9 and 9H, go South on Route 9H.  Go approximately 12 miles.  At intersection of Route 9H and Route 66, (a left—North on Route 66). Whittier is one mile down the road on the right.


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Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center

1 Whittier Way
Ghent, NY 12075-3213
Phone: (518) 828-0800
Fax: (518) 828-0165
120-Bed Skilled Nursing Center

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