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Nursing Facility Services
Comprehensive Nursing Services

Gouverneur's 210-bed Skilled Nursing Facility provides 24-hour care for individuals in need of short-term or long-term care. Our residents receive medical, nursing and rehabilitative care in an atmosphere of dignity and compassion. Gouverneur's multilingual, nurturing staff is committed to integrity, responsibility and excellent care, while emphasizing concern for the individual's physical, psychological, spiritual and social quality of life. Our program reflects the ethnic diversity of Manhattan's Lower East Side and has a reputation of excellence for more than 30 years. We are Medicare and Medicaid certified and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) and by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

A Virtual Tour of the Gouverneur Nursing Facility

Quality Healthcare

Our interdisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals develop customized care plans for each resident. We are committed to providing residents with the opportunity to continue their lives with dignity and meaning, and provide individualized attention and specialized treatment. Families are encouraged to participate in developing the care plans, and attend planning meetings where they meet with healthcare professionals from each department who are directly involved with the care of their loved one. In support of this principle, the organization serves the needs of the residents by providing the widest spectrum of healthcare and services at the level their needs demand. Residents benefit from the proximity of our Ambulatory Care Center, because it enables them to receive many on-site services including internal medicine, ophthalmology, gynecology, podiatry, imaging and dentistry.

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View the Resident Bill of Rights.

Home-Like Amenities

Gouverneur residents enjoy:

  • Restaurant-like dining
  • Chinese, English and Spanish menus, with an emphasis on individual food preferences
  • Regularly scheduled Buddhist, Protestant, Pentecostal, Catholic and Jewish services available, as well as cultural heritage celebrations
  • Laundry service
  • Telephones at each bedside
  • Full-time barber and beautician
  • Cable accessibility

Our Many Levels of Care

Short-term Rehabilitation Program
Designed to increase independence for those who no longer require acute care services but are often too complex medically to return home, the Short-term Rehabilitation Program helps residents recover and adapt to physical, neurological and psychosocial challenges, and provides a less costly and more comfortable alternative to continued hospitalization. Individual care plans facilitate speedy recovery and allows residents to return home as soon as possible.

Hospice Care
Gouverneur provides care for the unique needs of terminally ill patients. Our interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers provide emotional support and pain control for patients and their families.

Long-term Residential Care
Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility provides a home-like environment with 24-hour care and support to people who require assistance because of physical, emotional or mental conditions.

Making the Right Choice

Choosing the right type of long-term or short-term care for a loved one - along with decisions about the cost of care - can often seem overwhelming. The staff at Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility recognizes that the transition of going from a home, assisted living, or a hospital setting into a Skilled Nursing Facility can be a difficult one, both financially and emotionally. The Social Work Departments and business office at Gouverneur make this transition as smooth as possible for the resident and family. We are here to answer your questions and walk you through the admission process.

Avoid Surprises. Reduce your chances of receiving an unexpected invoice for non-emergency healthcare. Get information about how to reach our financial counselors, what health plans we participate in and the costs for many of our services.

The Admission Process

The admission process involves several steps and requires you to provide certain information, including a complete medical background, a physician's order for placement, financial and insurance information, and other pertinent information.

Our admissions and business office are available to answer questions about insurance and the Medicare and Medicaid programs available to assist residents. We encourage potential residents and/or family members to contact us to schedule a tour of our facility.

For more detailed information on Gouverneur's Skilled Nursing Facility admission process, please contact our Admissions Director at 212-441-5018.

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