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St. Johnland Nursing Center is committed to being an important resource to the community.

We invite you to please join us for many exciting upcoming events at St. Johnland.

For more information regarding these events and to participate, please call Cathie Wardell at (631) 269-5800.

St. Johnland Nursing Center New Passion For Food

Jim Murphy, Director of Dietary Services and Frank Diaz Granados, Executive Chef

St. Johnland Nursing Care Center has joined forces with Atlanta-based Morrison Senior Living to bring wholesome, nutritious, and flavorful meals to its 250 residents. Morrison, which has been at the forefront of the industry, will focus on wellness with freshly prepared, seasonal foods. “We’re very pleased to have Morrison as our food service partner”, said St. Johnland CEO/Administrator Mary Jean Weber. “Not only does Morrison align with our values, but they will bring their passion for creating foods that are alive with flavor and nutrition, provide clinical expertise, and offer experienced leadership and resources to create customized solutions.”

More than 6000 meals are prepared and served during the course of a week. The Morrison team includes a Director of Dining Service, Executive Chef, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Registered Dietitians and Resident Service Managers who meet the needs of every resident. The clinical team provides comprehensive medical nutrition therapy to enhance each resident’s quality of life.

“This new partnership with Morrison will allow us to deliver an enhanced dining experience to better serve our residents and their families”, continued Mrs. Weber.

St. Johnland Staff Recgonized

St. Johnland Nursing Center in Kings Park has received a Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that covers healthcare in the US. The rating system helps consumers, families and caregivers compare nursing homes online. A variety of categories are given one to five stars in areas ranging from health inspections to staffing to physical and clinical quality measures.

Mary Jean Weber, St. Johnland’s CEO & Administrator, said “we are extremely gratified and proud to have again been awarded a Five-Star rating. This is due to the dedication and experience of our staff of trained professionals who work tirelessly every day to care for our residents and provide them with the best quality of life possible.”

St. Johnland provides skilled nursing care with specialties in head injury rehabilitation and Alzheimer’s/dementia care and subacute care. They also provide adult day care.

Connecting Seniors with Past and Future through Technology!

ST. JOHNLAND NURSING CENTER has received a generous grant from The Townwide Fund of Huntington to purchase a kiosk and subscribe to the new Linked Senior service. Linked Senior is a web-based program that uses touchscreen kiosks and personal Linked Senior tablets to provide access to entertainment, education, spiritual and intellectual content. It is similar to an iPad but it is senior-friendly. It provides virtually limitless content that can be accessed easily with no typing or Google searches needed. Linked Senior engages residents at all levels. It is highly effective in providing meaningful stimulation to low-functioning residents while also challenging the minds of the most active ones.

The Linked Senior system connects to photos, videos, and stories from past decades to encourage memories. Residents can reminisce over familiar movies and music from another era. It has puzzles and trivia to keep minds engaged. It includes access to religious and spiritual information and services of all faiths.

“Recreational Therapy at St. Johnland is a continuing effort to maintain cognitive functioning, promote wellness and build confidence. Our staff of 16 has an extensive schedule of activities and programs that serve the residents seven days a week,” reports Director Keri Gallagher. “This technology will help us provide more personalized interactions, and contains more sources of wellness and social activities to keep our residents engaged.”

St. Johnland Nursing Center Recognized For Quality Improvement Efforts

St. Johnland Nursing Center in Kings Park has been recognized with a 2013 IPRO Quality Award. The award recognizes organizations and professionals that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to New York’s Medicare beneficiaries.

IPRO is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for New York State, and the awards were given during their 29th Annual Meeting.

“St. Johnland Nursing Center has demonstrated significant improvements in the care it provides, as a result of a collaborative and focused effort,” says Clare B. Bradley MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, IPRO. “We thank St. Johnland for their commitment to improving the health of New Yorkers.”

St. Johnland Nursing Center received the IPRO Quality Award because, with a goal of providing optimal care for their residents, leadership engaged all members of the staff and the families of residents in the goal of becoming a restraint-free home. Their efforts resulted in the elimination of all physical restraints in use at the nursing center.