Long Term Home Health Care Program

Many people who are coping with chronic illness and disability often find it difficult to remain independent at home.  At times, more care is needed than what a caring family member is able to provide.  For these individuals, Nyack Hospital’s Long Term Health Care Program may provide the answer.  Known as the “Nursing Home Without Walls,” this service offersan alternative to nursing home placement for individuals who wish to remain in the comfort of their own home, by providing and coordinating a comprehensive range of health, social and environmental services. Nursing case managers work to meet the unique and diverse needs of the frail elderly, chronically ill or disabled person. 

Services available include:

  • Geriatric Assessment and Skilled Nursing Care
  • Medical Social Work Services for Patient/Family Counseling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Home Health Aides/ Personal Care Aides
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Lifeline Personal Emergency Response Services
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Social Day Care
  • In-home or In-patient Respite Care
  • Medical Supplies/Equipment
  • 24-Hour On-Call Nursing Services

Eligibility

Patients are eligible for the Long Term Care Program if they:

  • Reside in Rockland County
  • Have physician approval
  • Are currently covered by Medicaid
  • Are medically eligible
  • Require services not exceeding 75% of the average annual cost of a skilled nursing facility or an adult home located in the patient’s area of residence.
  • Are approved by the Rockland County Department of Social Services

For further information regarding Nyack Hospital’s Long Term Home Health Care Program, please call 845.638.8700.