Riverhead Care Center

09/30/2010 12:00 AM |


Owners: Riverhead Care Center LLC

Year established: 1968

Location: 1146 Woodcrest Ave., Riverhead

Phone: 631-727-4400

Number of employees: 190

Riverhead Care Center is committed to providing excellence in both 24-hour skilled nursing long-term care and short-term rehabilitation and subacute care, according to administrator Mary Ann Mangels.

Its state-of-the art rehabilitation center offers physical, occupational and speech therapy. “Our focus is on independence, mobility and recovery in a creative, relaxed, well-oriented environment,” said Ms. Mangels.

Residents enjoy a complete range of stimulating programs and activities. “We treat all of our residents like family because our philosophy is, ‘We are a family,’â” she added.

Riverhead Care Center recently received the IPRO Quality Award for safe patient handling, making it one of only 17 facilities in New York State to receive the honor. “As part of our patient safety program, we use the newest safe patient handling technology and lift equipment in our Zero Manual Lift program. This ensures added safety for both our residents and our staff,” Ms. Mangles explained.

It’s also the only subacute rehabilitation facility on the East End to offer Cardiac Telemetry Monitoring Therapy, which enables patients to benefit from continuous telemetry monitoring while undergoing therapy. Candidates for the program can include those with valve replacements, coronary artery bypass grafts and arrhythmia, including those with atrial fibrillation, syncopal episodes and congestive heart failure.

Riverhead Care Center is both Medicare- and Medicaid-certified, and participates in a variety of HMO plans, including Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Visit Riverhead Care Center online at riverheadcarecenter.com or schedule an appointment to visit the facility in person.