The moment of admission to Sinai Post-Acute Nursing & Rehab Center is a turning point for every patient, and the Social Workers at Sinai Center certainly know how to harness this crucial transition to propel the patients through the next stage: the challenging days of rehabilitation.
Indeed, even if no longer at the hospital and with the intensive-care days behind them, the rehabilitation journey ahead can seem daunting to the newly admitted rehab patients, as they will need to summon both physical strength and a bounty of emotional support to reach the next coveted plateau: the eagerly anticipated discharge to return home.
Enter Dana Mark, MSW, Director of Social Services at Sinai Center and her team of compassionate social workers who understand that “having a generous dose of emotional support and tools for stress management are key factors when in rehab”.
Certainly, current research indicates that effective social-emotional support can be a key factor when striving for positive rehab outcomes, pointing that as valuable as the rehabilitation process itself is, ultimately, it is the intense daily work of sustaining the patients in social-emotional wellbeing what allows them to reap the most benefit from the entire rehabilitation journey.
Starting with the Initial Assessment at the time of Admission, conducting family meetings to apprise the patients’ loved-ones of the rehab road ahead, the quarterly meetings to asses how the patients’ needs have evolved, planning a timely discharge, and even accessing resources for post-discharge services like outpatient services and home care, the Social Services Team at Sinai operates with a keen focus: To provide the social-emotional support needed for the patients to attain their highest possible level of rehabilitation so they can safely and confidently resume daily life. “Throughout the various phases of the rehab process” says Mark, “our role at Sinai Center remains consistent/stable: We function as the staff members who provide support, the one who research and access resources, provide education, tools for our patients to cope and, when necessary, act as a referral for further services”.
As the eagerly awaited time of discharge approaches, the Social Services Team works with the patients and their families to plan for the discharge by assessing the patients post-rehab needs – whether the need is for referral to a community agency or purely additional information and tips from a team “in the know”, compassionate and effective individuals who have been through similar scenarios before – and know just where to turn to access resources. For more information about Sinai Center please contact Vivian Toro at (973) 483- 6800 extension 103.
Gathering to celebrate with a series of outstanding performances, we were all inspired both by the women in History – and the amazing women at Sinai Center!
Pictured below: Patients and Residents at Sinai Center portray women who made a difference in history in honor of Women’s History Month. The affair, entitled “Who Am I” was portrayed via dialogues read by each client. Ms. Eva Archer, was Helen Keller, Sarah Smith, was Hilary Clinton, Joan Bell, was Mother Theresa, Tashauna Bowden, performed her own poetry, and Jessie Meyers, completed the dialogues with Michelle Obama. Once each patient finished her reading, the audience got an opportunity to guess who they were. The interactive program ended with a thunderous applause. Ms. Gail Chatman, Activity staff, hosted the event.
A patient in our subacute unit, Ms. Bowden shared how being able to paint is very therapeutic for her.
The painting shown below, portrays how she feels she looked when she first arrived at Sinai Center and how she sees herself when dressed up – AND FEELING BETTER!
Ms. Bowden is still painting and sharing her talent!
January 18, 2017. Step into Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehab Center these days and you will find residents and staff alike excitedly sharing the news: This premier provider of subacute and skilled nursing has a new Executive Director and Administrator – Michael Neiman, LNHA.
A natural leader, Michael Neiman is a seasoned administrator with 20 years of experience and a keen understanding of compliance.
He is known for his ability to create an environment where patients’ needs are not only met but surpassed, where residents enjoy life, where staff members thrive – and everyone is an integral part of the team. Michael knows each resident by name, and recognizes each staff member for the specialized knowledge and skills they contribute to Sinai.
“From day one”, says Dr. H. Patel, Medical Director at Sinai Center, “we have seen him connect with patients, residents and team members”. And he certainly understands the great value of having an impressive team of professionals on staff: specialists in Cardiac Care, Diabetes Management, Amputee Rehabilitation and Wound Care, and ELEVEN FULL-TIME THERAPISTS on task with daily/weekly/monthly goals for each patient and resident, intent on not cutting corners when it comes to patient care.
A big believer in the important role that culture plays when working towards rehabilitation and sustaining wellbeing, Neiman is certain to further develop Sinai Center’s renowned spheres of specialized excellence and multicultural programs. Indeed, you can find Michael Neiman making rounds throughout the day in each one of the seven floors of this state-of-the-art 430-bed facility, making sure each resident’s clinical, cultural, and personal needs are tended to – and each staff member has everything needed to provide the exceptional clinical care the has earned Sinai Center its remarkable reputation.
For more information about Sinai Center please contact Vivian Toro at (973) 483- 6800 extension 103.
New Jersey. November 29, 2016. Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing and Rehab Center, Essex County’s foremost provider of Subacute and Skilled Nursing Care, is proud to introduce its New Indian Program providing high caliber clinical care in a warm, family-oriented environment that caters to the unique needs of the Indian community.
Dipti Patel, Indian Program Director at Sinai Center Successfully creating a cultural setting where Indian patients feel at home. Our program features a dedicated Temple, Indian cuisine, music, entertainment, and Indian Recreational Staff.
Furthermore, with the eminent Dr. Jayeshkumar S. Patel serving as the program’s Medical Director, Sinai Center has tapped into a powerful resource: Dedicated professionals who can understand the key factors to successful rehab outcomes and sustained wellbeing – those elements in the environment that can affect the mood of a patient, motivate them throughout the rehabilitation process and, sometimes, determine their overall attitude towards aging.
“When a loved one is in need of subacute rehabilitation or skilled nursing care, it is important to choose an environment where their culture and values are respected” says Dipti Patel, Program Director of Sinai Center’s Indian Program, ”from being able to enjoy the ethnic food they love, recreational activities tailored to their interests to, perhaps most importantly, being able to communicate with staff and peers in their own language”.
In close proximity to some of New Jersey’s finest medical centers, physicians choose Sinai Center’s post-surgical and rehabilitative program for their patients, cognizant of the facility’s outstanding clinical care and positive patient outcomes in specialties that include Orthopedic Rehab, Cardiac Care, Stroke Recovery, Wound Care, and an Amputee Walking Program. Sinai Center’s expansive campus features a newly renovated 86-bed Short-Term Rehab unit and a 3,000 sq. ft. rehab gym – one of the largest in the area. For more information about Sinai Center’s Indian Program, and to schedule a visit please contact Dipti Patel at 201-483-3637.
New Jersey. September 20, 2016. In a meaningful expression of appreciation, Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing and Rehab Center, New Jersey’s a foremost provider of post-acute rehab care and skilled nursing services, held an Emergency Personnel Appreciation Celebration that brought the community together to honor these local heroes.
On August 23, Sinai’s Center’s expansive campus on Jay Street in Essex County, was a hub of activity. With great attendance of Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Staff, Military Personnel, Family and Friends, the event honoring local heroes took place in a festive environment that gave the community at large an opportunity to show its great appreciation for all that they do.
“We know first hand the challenges of safeguarding human lives, and the kind of selflessness and dedication it takes “ indicates Lepty V. Balandra-Dwyer, RN BC, LNHA, Director of Nursing at Sinai Center, “so taking time out of our busy schedule to show appreciation for the dedication of these local heroes came quite natural”. Amidst balloons, music, great food, and gifts, Oona’o Haynes, Director of Activities at Sinai Center, kept smiling as she welcomed the stream of guests that showed up, not wanting to miss this opportunity to say a personal “thank you” to the officers, who either in law enforcement, emergency response, or as firefighters have touched their lives or the life of someone close to them.
The massage chair and the massage therapist manning it certainly kept busy: relieving stress, promoting relaxation and giving the gift of wellness to emergency personnel in attendance – what better way to say thank you? Not to mention the cartoonist who created artistic sketches of the attendants, and artistic renditions of them in their respective police, firefighter, military and emergency responder uniforms that we all recognize and admire.
Specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation, amputee care, stroke recovery, and wound care and launching a cardiac program in October, Sinai Post Acute, Nursing and Rehab Center is certainly making a difference in the community in more ways than one.
The Emergency Personnel Appreciation is only one of the many unique ways that Sinai Center demonstrates its unparalleled investment in the community, and heartfelt appreciation to everyone involved in safeguarding human lives.
For more information about Sinai Post Acute, Nursing and Rehab Center please call (973) 483-6800 or visit www.sinaipostacutecare.com
Pictured below: Mr. Iannaccone with Sinai’s Administrator Lepty V. Balandra-Dwyer RN, BC, LNHA.
Today, two months after her discharge back home, Yolanda attends Sinai Center’s Adult Day Care Program during the week. Sitting comfortably next to her “good pal” Golde Bondy, LNHA, Administrator of The Oasis Adult Day Care at Sinai, Yolanda recalls “When I first came, and in the state I was, I said to myself ‘ One day I will be leaving this building’ – and I did!”
The great team of medical experts, therapists, nurses, and dedicated administrative staff at Sinai Center who made her amazing recovery a reality, beam when they see Yolanda come through the doors at Sinai — now just for day care.
“Yolanda is functioning very well”, says Golde. “She continues to exercise – and still has that the great positive attitude that saw her through this ordeal”, says Goldie.
Her positive attitude and determination to live make Yolanda a remarkable person. And her rehabilitation at Sinai Center – A Success Story!
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