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Good Samaritan Nursing Home provides long- and short-term nursing and rehabilitative care to 100 individuals ages 16 years and older with specialties in geriatric, medically complex care, rehabilitation, respiratory, specialized dementia disease care and end of life care.

Established in 1980, Good Samaritan Nursing Home, located in view of the Great South Bay in Sayville, New York, is a modern 100 bed skilled nursing facility that provides the highest level of specialized and individualized medical and nursing care for patients and residents 16 years of age and older who are in need of restorative rehabilitative, geriatric, skilled nursing rehabilitation, medically complex, dementia disease care, and end of life care. Good Samaritan Nursing Home emphasizes an interdisciplinary team approach to meet the needs of each resident. Our size allows for personal attention to individual needs and fosters a feeling of family among our staff and residents. As a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Good Samaritan Nursing Home plays an integral role in the health care delivery system of the Diocese of Rockville Center. Good Samaritan Nursing Home is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and licensed by the New York State Department of Health.


How long will insurance cover my stay?

Medicare, HMO’s and private insurance cover “skilled care, such as rehabilitation. When a patient no longer qualifies for “skilled care”, coverage ends. Medicare programs allow for a maximum of 100 days. Private insurance depends on particular policy.

How often will my loved one receive rehabilitation and how long will it last?

Rehabilitation is provided five to six days per week and will continue for as long as progress continues or insurance terminates.

How much home care will insurance provide?

It varies, but generally insurance covers skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy (physical, and if indicated, occupational and/or speech) in the home two to three times per week and a home health aide approximately two hours, two to three times per week.

What options are available if I feel that my loved one needs more care at home or cannot return home?

Options include private-hire home care, Medicaid home care (if eligible), assisted living or long-term placement.

How do I handle telling my loved one that he/she needs to remain in the nursing home for long-term care?

Gentle honesty is generally recommended, with an explanation that he/she requires more care than can be provided at home for safety and well-being. An adjustment period is expected.

How do I handle the guilt of placing my loved one in a nursing home and deal with their diagnosis of dementia?

Family support groups are beneficial for dealing with both the feelings of guilt and coping with dementia.

Does the facility provide comfort/hospice care?

Yes, both comfort care and hospice services are offered.