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Skilled Nursing Unit

The Skilled Nursing Unit at Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills is a 64-bed nursing and rehabilitation center that prides itself on providing the highest quality of skilled nursing care for individuals requiring both long-term care and short-term rehabilitation.

Whether you’re here for a short-term rehabilitation stay after a traumatic injury or long-term for eldercare or assisted living services, we are committed to promoting the highest level of independence and the best skilled nursing care in a home-like setting. Our dedicated team will work with you to develop an individualized plan to meet your or your loved one’s specific needs and goals.

Skilled Nursing Care Planning

Each resident of our Skilled Nursing Unit will benefit from a personalized care plan designed to address their specific needs and goals. The care plan is developed by an interdisciplinary team composed of our healthcare professionals, in addition to the resident and family or representative.

Within 14 days of admission, you will be invited to attend a care planning meeting. Please inform our staff of any special needs, habits or preferences prior to this meeting. Information can be added to the care plan at any time.

To learn more or to join our program, please contact us at: 845-794-3300 ext. 2600

Download the SNU Welcome – Patient Education Booklet

Long Term & Short Term Nursing Care

Patients receiving care at Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills's Skilled Nursing Unit.
The assisted living, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing home services provided at our Skilled Nursing Facility at Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills allow for complete access to the full range of medical services offered at the hospital – 24-hours/day, including:

  • Skilled nursing care
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies
  • Podiatry services
  • Dental care
  • Laboratory and radiology services

Our nurses are trained professionals performing services that are needed for long-term care or short-term situations due to an injury or illness. Our nursing staff will attend to wound care needs related to post-operative, pressure and stasis ulcers.

Nurses are also responsible for dispensing and monitoring of oral, intravenous and subcutaneous medications. Respiratory care may also be performed; this can include oxygen, C-Pap, Bi-Pap and nebulizer treatments. Palliative and end-of-life care is offered as needed.

Exceptional Care In a Home-Like Setting

We are dedicated to promoting the highest level of independence and the best medical care in a home-like setting. We offer both private and semi-private rooms with breathtaking views of the Catskill Mountains.

Along with our medical services provided, residents will also enjoy as part of their care an array of daily activities and personal-care services provided by our Skilled Nursing Unit, such as:

  • Daily Housekeeping and Laundry Service
  • An on-site Beauty Salon
  • On-going social & entertainment activities
  • Pet Therapy
  • Religious and spiritual services
  • Fresh, nutritious meals
  • Compassionate care, 24/7

Residents have spacious activity rooms, lounges, sunrooms and internet access. During the warmer months, residents are able to enjoy the beautiful Woodland Wildings Garden, located on the grounds for both residents and their family members.

What Happens When Emergency Situations Arise in the Skilled Nursing Unit?

The Skilled Nursing Unit also offers the distinct advantage over other nursing homes or senior care living facilities, as we are on the main campus of Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills. In the event of a medical crisis, qualified medical experts are just a few steps away. In addition, a great emphasis has been placed on rehabilitation and successfully transitioning residents back in to the community. The therapy team provides resident specific programming right in the unit.

In the event of an emergency, your personal physician will be contacted. Depending on the nature of the emergency, your doctor may either personally evaluate you or request that you be sent to the emergency room for evaluation.

The facility will notify one contact person in the event of a medical emergency or change in your condition. In the event that the primary contact person is not available, we will contact an alternate. The contacted individual is responsible for sharing information with other family members and friends.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, such as a cardiac or respiratory arrest, CPR will be administered under the direction of a responding physician, unless a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order is present.

Pandemic Emergency Plan

To protect the well-being of residents, staff, and visitors, the following all-hazards Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) has been developed and includes considerations necessary to satisfy the requirements for a Pandemic Emergency Plan (PEP).

The purpose of this plan is to describe the facility’s approach to mitigating the effects of, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters, man-made incidents, and/or facility emergencies.

Click to review Garnet Health Medical Center- Catskills’ SNU CEMP Pandemic Plan

Our Post-Acute Services Specialist

Sukhdeep Kaur, MD, CMD

Sukhdeep Kaur, MD, CMD has joined the Garnet Health Doctors as our Medical Director of Post-Acute services. Dr. Kaur received her medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, in India. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at New York Medical College, in N.Y.

Dr. Kaur provides Nursing home and Rehabilitation services to her patients as the acting Attending Physician at Highland Nursing Center and Rehabilitation at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills.

Additionally, our Skilled Nursing Unit Professional Team also is compromised of: Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Social Worker, Certified Activities Director, ADA Registered Dietitians, Licensed Physical Therapists, Licensed Occupational Therapists, and Licensed Speech/Language Pathologists.

To learn more or to join our program, please contact us at: 845-794-3300 ext. 2600

For more information about our services, food menu, and safety-related concerns, download our Skilled Nursing Unit Informational Booklet

It is the policy of the Skilled Nursing Unit to make available its facilities and services and to admit and treat residents without regard to race, color, creed, age, gender, national origin, disability, sponsorship or marital status. Learn more about your rights in NYS as a nursing home resident »

Advanced Directives

We recognize your right to formulate advanced directives to accept or refuse medical treatment, including life-sustaining treatment. The Skilled Nursing Unit will honor healthcare decisions in accordance with New York State Law. Such decisions will be documented on a Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) form whenever possible.

We encourage each resident to designate a Health Care Proxy, which allows you to appoint someone you trust to make healthcare decisions if you are unable to speak for yourself. Please contact the social worker at ext. 2558 or 2193 if you would like more information about completing a Health Care Proxy.