Dutchess County has 11 residential health care facilities (nursing homes). Nursing homes are facilities for those individuals who are in need of skilled nursing care or supervision on a 24 hour per day basis. All nursing homes in Dutchess County are licensed and monitored by the New York State Department of Health. For more specifics, call the individual nursing home.
For assistance contact DUTCHESS NYConnects at (845) 486-2555 or use our automated response system - Visit medicare.gov/ or NYS Department of Health Nursing Home Profile to compare nursing homes in Dutchess County.
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, a service funded by the Office For The Aging and administered by Hands On! The Hudson Valley, provides advocacy services for all residents in Dutchess County nursing and adult homes. The Ombudsman Program is a resource for information about choosing a Long Term Care Facility. Learn more at their website: Hands On! The Hudson Valley Ombudsman Program or by calling them at (845) 229-4680.
How long has the agency (or individual) been operating in the community? Is the agency licensed or accredited by a governmental agency or professional association? Can the agency provide references from clients?
How does the agency train its employees? Does the agency carry malpractice insurance? Does it insure employees who provide financial services or who do banking and shopping for clients?
By whom and how often are home care workers supervised? Who do you call with questions or complaints about services? On what grounds can you request a change in workers? Does the agency provide substitutes? How will an emergency request for assistance be handled? Are workers employed by the agency or sub-contracted from another agency?
If you need personal care or therapy, will a professional perform an assessment in your home? Will a plan of care be written that you can share with your family , your physician, etc.?
If Medicare is your payment source, be certain that the agency is certified to bill Medicare. Make sure you understand exactly what the services will cost and what you will be receiving for your dollar. Request an hourly rate as well as a weekly total.
Does the agency provide written statements describing services and their costs? Is there a charge for telephone consultations? Is there a fee for the first consultation?
Are there minimum hour or day requirements? Are the services billed only by whole hours? By half hours?
Will there be a fee for a new assessment as new problems occur? Is there a set fee for everyone or do they use a sliding scale to accommodate lower income clients? Are there additional charges you must pay? How will you or your insurance company be billed? How are late payments handled?
The Dutchess County Office For The Aging and its home care unit, DUTCHESS NY Connects, can provide information and assistance on home care and also on other community services which may be available. For information regarding Home Care, contact NYConnects at (845) 486-2555.
Nursing Homes in Dutchess County
Elant at Fishkill, 22 Robert R. Kasin Way, Beacon, NY 12508-1199 (800) 501-3936 *Dementia Unit
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Adult Care Facilities must be licensed by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The NYSDOH monitors adult care facilities through the Quality and Surveillance Group. For further information call (518) 408-1133.
Dutchess Care, 186 Washington St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 471-7930. 92 bed
Hedgewood, 355 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-6000. 175 beds
The Avalon Assisted Living & Wellness Center, 1629 Route 376, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 , 463-0500. 57 beds
The Fountains at Millbrook, 560 Flint Rd., Millbrook, NY 12545, 905-8000.
Vassar-Warner Home, 52 South Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 454-6620. 58 beds
Some of the established apartment complexes in Dutchess County offer senior citizen discounts on rent. Seniors should inquire with the individual complexes about these discounts. There are also other housing options available for seniors in other price ranges. Further information is available from the Dutchess County Office For The Aging.