Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders To Open in Rhinebeck
Publication: Hudson Valley News Network
ArchCare, the healthcare system of the Archdiocese of New York, has opened a specialized residential care center in the Hudson Valley for people with Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, allowing many of the dozens of New York residents forced to go out of state for care to return to the Empire State and be closer to their families. It is one of only four neurodegenerative care centers statewide and the first of its kind in the region.
Funded in part by a $2.0 million grant from the New York State Department of Health, the 38-bed Center for Neurodegenerative Care is located within the ArchCare at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck. The approximately 20,000-square-foot unit provides skilled nursing and physician care; neurological, psychiatric, and psychological care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; social work services; therapeutic recreation; and clinical nutritional support, all focused on managing the symptoms and maximizing the quality of life of those with Huntington’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.