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South Shore Rehabilitation & Nursing Center


A Rich History of Caring…


From its beginnings in 1957, South Shore’s 100-bed long-term care nursing facility became known for its wonderful caring staff, top-notch services and family-like atmosphere … quickly establishing it as the area’s facility of choice.


SSHC Sub-Acute and Rehabilitaion CenterIn the late 80’s, South Shore pioneered expanded services within a traditional nursing home setting and was among the very first to offer sub-acute rehab services on the East Coast. It was then that area residents were first able to avail themselves of short-term services at South Shore such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, IV therapy, wound care, pain management and more after a hospital stay. “The availability of these services in a non-hospital, or sub-acute, setting offered patients the benefit of additional strengthening and skilled nursing care in a more affordable and relaxed setting before transitioning back home.” stated Director of Sub-Acute Services, Daniel Raj. Patients whoentered the sub-acute program at South Shore experienced improved outcomes and were better prepared to return home and resume their daily lives than if they returned home immediately from the hospital. This successful model of care set the stage for the prevalence of sub-acute rehab and short-term skilled nursing services in nearly all East Coast nursing homes today.


South Shore Healthcare facilityYet another milestone was reached in 1993 when South Shore opened one of the first ever dedicated sub-acute respiratory and ventilator-weaning units. This unique 24-bed program has since returned hundreds of patients, many of whom were thought to be ventilator-dependent for the rest of their lives, home completely vent-free. South Shore’s highly trained and skilled respiratory therapists and professionals along with excellent rehabilitation professionals work as a team to continue to produce outstanding rates of success since the program’s inception. Adding to the success of South Shore’s program is the careful placement of in-wall oxygen and suctioning throughout the building. This aspect gives respiratory patients nearly full access to the facility’s buildings and grounds thus allowing them a fuller recovery and an opportunity to enjoy activities and greater mobility during their stay.


Caring at South Shore HealthcareHaving focused on South Shore’s many varied programs and services, still what has remained a constant and what makes South Shore special is it’s staff. Throughout the many years of service, the letters, cards, surveys and comments have always been about the facility’s outstanding, highly trained and caring staff.


South Shore Rehabilitation & Nursing Center’s services available for adults ages 16 and older include: skilled nursing and rehabilitation for stroke, arthritis, multiple trauma, multiple fracture, amputee management, neuromuscular disorders, neurologic disorders. In addition, the facility specializes in post-surgical orthopedic and joint replacement rehabilitation. Other areas of specialty include enteral/parenteral nutrition, IV therapy, wound care, tracheostomy care, pain management and hospice care. The facility is well underway with a redecorating and renovation program that includes a new rehabilitation corridor; a newly redecorated lobby; enhanced and redecorated dining rooms on both floors and beautified main patient corridors.


South Shore Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is located at 275 West Merrick Road in Freeport. The facility is Medicare and Medicaid Certified and accepts most insurance. To learn more or to schedule a tour, contact the office of Sub-Acute Services at 516-868-6097 or ask your hospital discharge planner.