425 National Blvd. Long Beach, NY 11561
Our highly regarded Alzheimer's/Dementia programs offer residents comfort, stimulation and socialization in a secure environment. Our specialized staff evaluates each dementia patient and creates a plan of care that best suits that individual. Having social interaction proves to slow the progression of dementia and therefore we encourage socialization through group activities and appropriate therapies.
Dementia is not a single disorder, but rather a combination of age-related symptoms involving a loss of mental skills and deteriorating brain function. Patients with dementia gradually lose memory, communication skills, the ability to reason, and the facility to complete the tasks of everyday living.
In the United States, about 2,000,000 people are living with limb loss. Every year, 185,000 people undergo an amputation, with below-the-knee amputations most common. With that number expected to double over the next few decades, the need for rehabilitation is likely to grow.
The primary goal of our Amputation Therapy programs is to help regain function. This includes the ability to manage daily self-care. This can be very difficult for a new amputee, but our team is with you at all times to help you become successful and independent.
We also prepare patients for use of a prosthesis, if applicable. This process takes time and specialized care. Physical and occupational therapists address each person’s unique needs for returning to your home and community. Medication management, pain control and healing of the incision are all priorities for the interdisciplinary care team.
Our Bariatric Program helps our residents lose weight and regain mobility. The program provides an interdisciplinary approach for severely obese patient and combines rehabilitation, weight loss management, behavioral techniques, nutrition education, stress management, and group support.
Residents receive intensive physical and occupational therapy that helps promote mobility and independence. Exercise is a major focus of the program.
Our dedicated units offer specialized equipment and living accommodations necessary to treat bariatric residents in a comfortable and safe environment. Daily recreation programs provide computer access, movies, exercise groups, entertainment, and a variety of other activities.
Dietitians plan healthy menus and teach residents about nutrition facts and how to make healthy food choices. Residents can choose from a wide variety of nutritious meals that are based on individual food preferences and medical status.
The individual, group, and family counseling is provided as well as some form of daily psychotherapy by our full-time social workers. Weekly wellness meetings encourage communication between participants and staff providing support, validation and camaraderie. Residents return home with the tools they need to develop and maintain a healthy, productive life.
We do understand that obesity can be associated with many life-threatening illnesses as well as emotional suffering. Our program is the perfect place to take the first steps back to physical and emotional wellness.
We offer an unparalleled program for those requiring cardiac care. Through carefully planned regiments, we have successfully helped hundreds of patients live long, healthy, productive lives.
Cardiac care is recommended for patients who have experienced a heart attack, transplant, angioplasty, congestive heart failure, or other similar ailments. At the outset, each resident receives a thorough evaluation to determine their unique medical needs and to chart a robust rehabilitation plan. This plan is devised with the input of registered nurses, pulmonologists, physiologists, and numerous other medical professionals to ensure all areas are covered.
Our knowledgeable team then quickly puts the plan into motion, providing cutting-edge treatments and therapies to meet the patient's needs. Throughout the process, we update family members on progress and listen carefully to address and questions orconcerns.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment method that uses highly pressurized oxygen to speed up healing of certain injuries, infections and disease conditions. This treatment has been FDA-approved for use in patients with several conditions, including carbon monoxide poisoning and severe burns, but has also proven effective in off-label treatments in numerous systems of the body.
Reasons For HBOT
Hyperbaric oxygen treatments are used for a wide variety of purposes, frequently with great success. Although HBOT is commonly used to treat wounds, infections and other temporary conditions, it can also help improve chronic neurological, vascular and ophthalmic conditions.
FDA Approved Uses Of HBOT
The most common uses of HBOT are for treating wounds that are not healing normally and certain types of toxicity. The FDA approves HBOT as a method of treatment for:
Air or gas embolism
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Decompression sickness, commonly known as "the bends"
Healing of diabetic wounds
Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
Off-Label Uses Of HBOT
Many patients with neurological conditions lack sufficient oxygen and blood flow to the brain. During HBOT, oxygen is forced into the brain and once-dormant areas can be reawakened. For this reason, although not yet officially FDA-approved for neurological conditions, HBOT has proved helpful in improving gross and fine motor skills, vision, hearing and speech function after traumatic brain injury.
The healing powers of HBOT have also been reported in treating disorders in other specialties. HBOT has been shown to result in improvement in patients with the following conditions, even though its use in such cases is not yet FDA-approved there is anecdotal evidence to support claims of improved functioning after HBOT in patients with:
Cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis
Stroke or brain injury
Cancer or HIV
Fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome
Allergies, arthritis, cirrhosis
Certain eye diseases
It is difficult to refute such claims since nearly any type of disorder can benefit from increased oxygen levels.
The HBOT Procedure
During HBOT treatment sessions, patients are placed in a chamber with increased atmospheric pressure that allows them to breathe in oxygen under three times more pressure than the oxygen in normal air. As the increased oxygen levels saturate the tissues of the body, the body's natural healing process is stimulated, enabling new blood vessels to grow, inflammation to decrease, toxins to be deactivated and infections to be resisted. Patients remain in the hyperbaric chamber for between 1 and 2 hours.
In order for patients to see effective results from HBOT, treatment sessions may be required every day for up to 6 weeks.
Intravenous, or IV, therapy has become a frequent treatment technique at skilled nursing facilities across the country. IV therapy is sometimes referred to as a drip since many IV therapy systems employ a drip chamber designed to prevent any air from entering the bloodstream. IV therapy offers numerous benefits, including correcting fluid imbalances and administering medications.
Many patients admitted to a hospital require some form of IV therapy, while some patients may need IV therapy on a long-term basis. As typical patient hospital stays are becoming shorter, IV therapy can be a valuable treatment method that is performed in an extended care facility under the direction of a physician and carried out by skilled nursing staff.
Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support and various other resources for patients who are in the last stages of a terminal illness such as cancer or heart failure. Hospice care also provides the patient's loved ones with the support they need to deal with the difficulties, as well as the emotional impact, of caring for a terminally ill patient. The primary goal of hospice care is to provide patients with the ability to pass on without pain and with dignity.
Our dedicated teams of Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists understand how difficult it can be when your loved one suffers from a fall, an illness, or surgery. In our care, residents are provided with the necessary tools to regain independence and achieve the best possible quality of life.
With comprehensive and individualized care, our team of experienced and licensed therapists ensure that your loved one gets the individualized attention and compassion they need. Our goal is to rebuild our residents strength and confidence to function at their highest level.
Choosing the right rehab facility after your loved one has suffered a stroke can be a daunting task. It is clear that the quality of care has a direct impact on the length and extent of the patient’s recovery. Our facilities have gained a sterling reputation for their stroke recovery programs.
We have combined cutting-edge technology, superlative therapies, and the sincere care of a devoted nursing staff, to bring the best outcomes to our patients, no matter their age or condition.
As each case is unique, every patient is guided through a highly individualized care program and monitored at every step of the process. Our team focuses on all areas of recovery, including maximizing independence, memory and judgement, overall mobility, communication, and much more, to help each person regain normal functioning.
We also encourage the active participation of family members in the healing process to create the most wholesome environment for your loved one’s recovery.
Our Traumatic Brain Injury residents are recovering from physical, psychological, and cognitive impairments from their acquired injury. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive rehabilitation program to maximize our resident’s recovery. Our highly trained team takes the time to get to know each resident and their families to create a safe and familiar environment.
Our team works collaboratively with the residents and their families to develop an individualized care plan to facilitate the optimal physical and mental recovery. The team recognizes that families are the heart of their loved one’s progress and integrates both the residents’ and their families’ goals in their care.
TPN (total parenteral nutrition) is a complete form of nutrition given into the blood through a vein (intravenously) by a central line.
The patient may be on TPN if they have a digestive problem that prevents them from getting their nutrition by mouth or feeding tube. Conditions include, short bowel syndrome, motility disorders, absorptive disorders or other conditions that can cause intestinal failure.
Some patients on TPN get part of their nutrition by mouth or feeding tube; some take TPN only. We offer patients the full spectrum of services for intestinal failure.
We firmly believe that every person’s situation is unique and deserves the individualized attention of our full staff of specialists. We are proud of our success rate and positive outcomes which are among the best in the vicinity.
A tracheostomy is an opening through the neck and into the trachea that opens the airway and aids breathing. Depending on the patient's condition.
Tracheostomys may be temporary or permanent. At Park Avenue, we maintain the very best outcomes for patients in need of Tracheostomy Care. Some conditions include lung disorders, neurological problems, or infections, injury, edema, or pulmonary. Under the guidance of our MD Pulmonologist, our skilled team is always on hand to ensure the comfort and safety of every resident. They work together seamlessly to service and monitor the tracheostomy and make adjustments as needed. Our facilities offer:
Advanced diagnostic approach
Latest therapies and innovations
Rehabilitation services to improve and maintain abilities
Focus on the whole patient and quality of life
A wound is a break in the skin or tissues that may be caused by an accident, injury, surgery, disease or several other factors, and often involves bleeding, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and other symptoms. They may occur nearly anywhere on the body. While many wounds can be treated at home by simply cleaning and bandaging the wound, more severe wounds may require professional care.
Many patients with skin ulcers, burns and other types of wounds face difficulty with the healing process for these troubling wounds, especially if the patient is diabetic. There are several different treatment options available for wounds resistant to conventional therapies. Some of these may include creams, ointments, synthetic skin grafts and other therapies that promote natural healing within the skin to avoid wound complications.
We are proud to offer patients many advanced solutions to their wound healing problems. It is important for wounds to remain clean and free of debris and bacteria in order to properly heal and prevent infection, so proper dressings that are changed on a regular basis are essential. We provide wound care treatment that is conducive to healing and helps lead toward a quick and efficient recovery, while keeping cosmetic concerns in mind as well.
Your doctor will determine which type of wound care is best for you after an initial evaluation of your wound size, location and severity.
Diabetic Wound Management
People with diabetes are at high risk for developing problems with their feet. Ulcers and other wounds commonly form on the bottom of the foot and can easily become infected or lead to other serious complications. Ulcers may develop as a result of poor circulation, lack of feeling in the feet, irritation or trauma.
Once a wound has been detected, it should be treated immediately in order to prevent complications from developing. Diabetic wound treatment focuses on relieving pressure from the area and removing dead skin cells and tissue through a process called debridement. The wound is then medicated and dressed to prevent infection and promote healing. For more severe wounds, patients may be required to wear special footwear or a brace to relieve pressure and irritation to the wound.