Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center

Dear Hannah Duston Family, I call you “our family” because that is exactly what you have become! In two weeks you all became extremely important to my husband Dick, my children and especially to me because you cared for the one person we all need and the one person I pledged to honor, love and support till God wanted him back. I am so happy we are going home, but sad that I won’t be seeing all of you each day. It is what I have been praying for to have Dick come home but forgive me, it is for me a little bittersweet. Thank you Hannah Duston for all of this and so much more. We ask God's blessing on you all, Mrs. Richard N.

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

» Rehabilitation Program

» Intravenous & Central Line Program


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

» How to Make a Referral

» Medicare and Insurances Accepted

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