A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility
An Affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System
875 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553
Medical Care at A. Holly Patterson
Recognized nationally as a model for skilled nursing facilities, the Patterson Facility offers innovative care in an environment that treats the “whole” person. The skilled and caring medical staff responds to the physical, social and emotional needs of each resident.
Extensive medical care is provided by the Facility’s physician staff in such diverse areas as rehabilitation services, diagnostic and radiology services, psychiatric and psychological care, dental and ophthalmology care, podiatry services, cardiology evaluations and treatment, and neurological testing. On-site ambulatory clinics provide residents the convenience of accessible specialty medical care. Should inpatient hospital care be necessary, residents are transferred to the nearby Nassau University Medical Center, one of the finest teaching hospitals in the region, affiliated with the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System or to the hospital of choice.
Not content to be among the nation’s most outstanding skilled nursing facility staffs, the doctors and nurses at the Patterson Facility continuously work to improve their skills through education.
Each week, health care professionals provide updates on clinical procedures, advances in treatments, new pharmaceutical therapies, and a host of other current medical topics.
For post-hospital care, A. Holly Patterson offers a continuum of services, including the following specialty units:
- Sub-Acute Rehabilitation for post-stroke, post-fracture, neuro-muscular disease, accident recovery, generalized debility, and more
- Long-Term Rehabilitation
- Wound Care
- I.V. Therapy
- Dementia Services
- Ventilator and Respiratory Care
- HIV / AIDS
- Hospice Care
- Korean Long-Term Care
- On-Site Hemodialysis
With a full staff of Therapeutic Recreation music and art therapists, and 72 acres of park-like grounds, our residents are constantly motivated to live as fully and completely as possible. Community field trips, cultural programs, adapted sports, and holiday celebrations are just a few of the many activities that fill the daily lives of our residents. A game room featuring video games, pool table, basketball, and a large-screen TV is open with staff supervision. Our Glee Club and Veteran’s Group are also among some of the specialty services that set us apart from the competition.
Nursing – The goal of the Nursing Department is to provide safe and effective nursing care that is designed to help our residents regain and maintain the highest level of capability and, thus, improve their quality of life.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and audiology services are offered to our residents in an effort to restore and maintain their optimum functional level, and allow them to return to the community.
Social Work – Committed to providing intervention and advocacy for our residents as needed, the main focus of this department is to maximize each resident’s level of function by working with family and outside agencies. Discharge Planning assessments begin at admission to ensure that an opportunity to return to community living is afforded to every resident.
Respiratory Care – Under the direction of the Medical Director and a board-certified pulmonologist, the Respiratory Care Department provides comprehensive care by licensed nurses and respiratory specialists around the clock, seven days a week.
Pharmacy – Expeditious delivery ensures that our residents receive their prescribed medications in a timely fashion. The facility utilizes highly qualified pharmacy consultants for medication review.
Laboratory Services – The Patterson Facility is one of the very few nursing homes that offers the services of an accredited full-service laboratory, under the direction of a licensed pathologist.
HIV Services – Under the direction of a skilled physician with experience in Infectious Diseases and the clinical management of persons with AIDS, the Patterson Facility offers a wide variety of services in a 20-bed designated unit.
A. Holly Patterson residents can enjoy the convenience of on-site beauty and barber shop services for a nominal cost.
Also available are frequent on-site holiday gift boutiques, and the Holly Shop, a stationery-and-sundries store operated by the Facility’s volunteers, the Geronteers.
Also available are interfaith chaplaincy services, a variety of recreational activities, and resident banking services.
Ample, free on-site parking is available.
About the Staff
Caring for the residents of the Patterson Facility is a way of life for its professionals. A highly qualified staff of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses delivers around-the-clock skilled care. A full-time staff of board-certified physicians, supervised by an on-site medical director, provides experienced care and treatment in all medical specialties relating to geriatric care. Other professionals, including social workers, registered dieticians, respiratory therapists, activities specialists, pastoral care and rehabilitation therapists, are part of the team that provides day-to-day support services.
The Center prides itself on having a family of men and women whose concern, compassion and commitment are the essential components for ensuring the comfort and well-being of its residents.
Payment methods accepted include Medicare; Medicaid; Private Pay; HMO or Third-Party Provider (with authorization); Commercial Insurance; and Medicaid Pending.
Professional Organizational Memberships
Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility is a proud member of the following Professional Organizations:
- New York State Health Facilities Associations
- Greater New York Hospital Association
- Healthcare Association of New York State
Admissions and Tour Information
The Admissions Office will gladly arrange a tour of the facility for family members, as well as for hospital and home-care professionals seeking information to assist individuals awaiting placement. For appointments and information, please call the Admissions Office at (516) 572-1510, or fax us at (516) 483-1992. Weekday tours are always available. Weekend or evening tours can be arranged by calling the Admissions Office in advance.