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EMERGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION AT GLEN COVE
By EDEN LAIKIN
The opening of the new Emerge
Nursing and Rehabilitation at Glen
Cove is part of a new trend in healthcare.
It reflects not only new treatment
methods but also makes people
feel at home, in modern, comfortable
surroundings with amenities that
existed only in luxury hotels.
Nursing homes generally conjure
up images of rickety stairs, dark
hallways and people seated about in
wheelchairs gazing at the walls. But at
Emerge, those images don’t exist, says
facility administrator Jeffrey Spiegel.
“It’s a new facility, new concept, new
look, new feel – not to mention brand
new amenities,” Spiegel says. “We
strive to make people feel at home.”
The 102-bed Emerge, which just underwent
a million-dollar renovation, is
on the leading edge of state-of-the-art care
for people just discharged from hospitals
who are not yet able to be at home.
Patients leave a hospital setting
for a hotel-like atmosphere where
From left: Jeffrey Spiegel, Emerge administrator; Isaac Laufer, owner;
and Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove).
they’re greeted by a concierge, who
brings their luggage to their room
where they’re able to watch their own
32-inch flat-screen TV. On Wednesdays,
they can get their hair done at
the in-house full-service salon, and
on Fridays, their nails. They can take
a dip in the therapy pool, access the
internet, or watch a recent DVD movie.
Each private patient bathroom has
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been redecorated with marble floors.
The facility offers live entertainment
and social events which may
feature wine, cheese, piña coladas,
and possibly, a treat at the in-house
ice cream parlor, Lickety Split. And
on any given day, patients can relax
with a coffee and cannoli served by
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bakery in a glass-paneled solarium.
Emerge Administrator Jeffrey Spiegel
A newly hired corporate director
of neurological rehabilitation is
developing a program at Emerge
to offer hope to stroke, traumatic
brain and spinal cord injury clients.
The program will include enhanced
rehab, physiatry and neurology consults,
and cognitive remediation. The
goal: improving attention, memory,
language and speech.
Patient Ellen Weiss of Sea Cliff
called the physical therapy staff at
Emerge “Triple-A-plus amazing.”
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