Inpatient Services

Physicians

Parker’s medical staff is one of the largest, most highly trained of any similar facility in the country. Doctors are present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All patients/residents are under the care of a credentialed staff physician. This “Physician of Record” assumes the principal obligation and responsibility for managing patient/resident health care, under the supervision of Parker’s Medical Director.

Medical services include:

  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Physician Services
  • Dentistry
  • EKG (electrocardiograms)
  • Ophthalmology (eye)
  • Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat)
  • Diagnostic X-rays
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Pulmonology
  • Routine Diagnostic Laboratory Testing
  • Wound Care

Consultation with the medical staff of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and other hospitals is available when necessary.

The Institute also provides a wide range of mental health services to residents and families referred by Parker’s interdisciplinary staff.

The "Parker Nurse"

Patients/residents are cared for by the “Parker Nurse" – a special professional who reflects the highest levels of skill and compassion, and regularly takes part in training to advance skills and update knowledge. The “Parker Nurse” has earned a reputation as an innovator, leader and practitioner of new models of patient-centered care – a unique nursing professional who provides personal care and assistance when necessary, and encourages independence when appropriate.

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Patient Care Services, nursing care is provided 24 hours a day. The staff consists of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Unit Receptionists. A Nurse Manager on each unit is responsible for coordinating nursing services, including patient/family education, and answering questions related to daily care. Nurse supervisors and clinical directors of nursing are also available to address concerns.

The “Parker Nurse” helps patients/residents achieve and maintain optimal health, wellness and independence.

Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

Parker’s restorative therapy program for adults was the first of its kind in the nation, and is renowned for optimizing and speeding recovery.

Physical, occupational and/or speech therapy is provided to help restore and maintain a patient’s or resident’s ability to function as independently as possible.

The physical therapy program at Parker provides exercise and other treatments to restore strength, endurance and mobility, and guided instruction in the use of assistive devices, such as walkers, canes and braces.

The program in occupational therapy focuses on relearning those activities needed for daily living, such as dressing, grooming, toileting, cooking and eating. Patients/residents are also advised on how to simplify their physical motions to conserve energy. In addition, occupational therapy works to ensure appropriate wheelchair seating and positioning, and will teach wheelchair mobility skills.

Speech/language pathologists work with patients/residents to improve communication, cognition and, when appropriate, swallowing.

Audiology

Parker offers an on-site Audiology Service, staffed by licensed, certified Audiologists. We provide complete diagnostic evaluations, and also dispense hearing aids. For patients/residents who enter Parker with a hearing aid, we provide assistance as needed.

On-Site Pharmacy

Parker operates an on-site pharmacy, staffed by professionals who strive to maximize the benefits of your medication therapy. Parker’s Pharmacists work closely with Physicians and Nurses to manage a patient’s or resident’s medication therapy. They monitor drug therapy through a computerized profile system, and are available for consultation upon request. In addition, Parker has an expansive formulary that includes medication in all drug classes and therapeutic categories. At Parker, Physicians and Pharmacists work collaboratively to select the proper formulary alternatives.

Social Work

Under the supervision of the Vice President for Social Work Services and Resident Life, Parker’s Social Workers help patients, residents and families cope with the impact of aging, illness and disability, as well as institutional and community living.

The experienced professionals of Parker's Social Work Services Department offer support and counseling, easing the transition to a sub-acute care/short term rehabilitation or long term care setting. Assistance is provided for social, financial, psychological and family concerns.

Parker’s highly trained Social Workers also provide you with supportive counseling and valuable discharge planning services.

For further information, call 718-289-2162 or fax 718-289-2121.

Concierge Program

To ease the sometimes difficult transition from hospital or home to a sub-acute care/post-acute care or long term care setting, Parker has created a unique Concierge Program. Upon admission, specially trained Certified Nursing Assistants greet the new admission as he/she enters the facility, and become familiar faces and helping hands for the five days following admission. The Concierge Nurses help orient the patient/resident to available programs and services, and respond to any needs created by the transition.

Therapeutic Recreation

Upon admission, a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist visits each patient/resident to discuss individual interests. The weekly calendar of events, distributed to all patients/residents, includes a full range of activities intended to entertain, challenge and encourage involvement in community life and creative pursuits.

From Parker’s computer room, Wii activities and competitions, to arts and crafts, reading, singing and card groups, movies, concerts and live popular entertainment, through gardening, holiday parties, restaurant nights, happy hours, and sports activities, Parker’s residents and patients choose from a list of options that offer a world of fun and continued growth.

Dining and Nutrition

Welcome to “Kosher-style” buffet dining.
“Kosher” available upon request.

The Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation offers superbly prepared “Kosher-style” dining that mirrors the variety of options and tastes of the diverse populations and cultures in the communities of greater New York. Parker’s Kosher-style cuisine maintains certain popular similarities to Kosher food – no pork products or shellfish are offered, and meat and dairy products are not served together. At the same time, Parker’s Kosher-style dining offers an array of both comfort and special dishes that enhance meal satisfaction and appeal, while maintaining the high quality and concern for nutrition for which Parker is known.

Kosher meals, available upon request, are prepared in a separate Glatt Kosher kitchen, located on the premises, under the strict religious supervision of Rabbi Avrohom Friedlander. All Kosher foods are Pas Yisroel, Cholov Yisroel, Bishul Yisroel, and all ingredients are from the strictest Hashgochos. Kosher meals are served in specially prepared individual trays with Kosher seals and certifications.

Patients and residents at Parker enjoy restaurant-style, buffet dining where those who require similar levels of assistance dine together and select entrees and side dishes based on their preference – at mealtime. Buffet dining allows patients and residents to make on-the-spot decisions, matching the independent lifestyle preferred by today's seniors. It is an important part of the home-like environment and person-centered culture to which Parker is dedicated.

Therapeutic diets are ordered by your physician, and provided by Parker’s Food and Nutrition Department. A Registered Dietitian oversees all clinical nutrition-related concerns. A nutritionist is available to assist patients and residents in selecting foods and ensuring that special dietary needs are met.

ParkerCare Hotline

718-289-2396
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Parker is ranked among the world's leaders in the health care and rehabilitation of adults because our residents, patients and their families are our first concern.

If a resident, patient or family member has concerns, a senior member of the Parker management team will address them confidentially, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

271-11 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, New York 11040-1433   |   Tel: 718-289-2100   •   516-247-6500   |   Fax: 718-289-2245