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About Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center

Located just a block from the Great South Bay in Sayville, the 100-bed Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center has been part of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center since 1980. The residents of the nursing home are a medically complex population requiring the full-time care only a skilled nursing facility can provide. 

The nursing facility’s size allows for personal attention to individual needs. All team members are easily reached by residents and families. Even the head chef knows each resident and the specific nutritional requirements and/or preferences. Every effort is made by the experienced dietary staff to provide customized entrées and nutritional snacks, never losing sight of the social significance of sharing a meal with another person. A variety of food accompanies enjoyable recreational programs. 

The location of the facility is uniquely beautiful. Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center is situated in a lovely, residential area of Sayville, within a one-block walking distance of the bay. Residents frequently enjoy picnic lunches at the seashore during the summer months. 

The spiritual needs of residents are very important to the staff. A full-time chaplain, the availability of a priest and a lively corps of pastoral care volunteers provide daily support to enhance a living faith for all denominations. This includes the prayerful presence of staff for the benefit of residents and family members during times of crisis, particularly end-of-life care and death. 

Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center is fortunate to have the services of the Good Shepherd Hospice program available to residents who are terminally ill. This assists family members and enables palliative support to continue in a professional environment. 

Specialized programs include personalized attention, physical, occupational and speech therapy, fall safety, wound care (with a certified wound care doctor), recreational therapy (with an ADA-equipped transport bus), psychological services, dental services and interfaith spiritual services.

Services Include: 

• 24-Hour Nursing Care 

• Cancer Care 

• Diabetes Management 

• Physician Staffed 

• Occupational Therapy 

• Orthotic/Prosthetic Service 

• Physical Therapy 

• Postsurgical/Medically Complex Care 

• Psychiatrist 

• Psychologist 

• Pulmonary Disease Management 

• Resident and Family Counseling 

• Social Services 

• Speech Therapy 

• Stroke Rehabilitation Care 

• Tracheostomy Care 

• Vascular Disease Management 

• Wound Care Program (Managed by Certified Wound Specialists) 

Fully Certified: 

  • Medicare and Medicaid 
  • New York State Health Facilities Association 
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission 
  • Licensed, NYS Department of Health

Call 631-376-4444 for more information about Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center.


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.