Long Term Skill Nursing Care for Patients with HIV/AIDS
The HIV/AIDS Unit at ArchCare at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center was the first long-term skilled nursing program in New York dedicated exclusively to caring for people with HIV/AIDS. Since 1989, the 156-bed unit has grown to become a recognized center of excellence and one of the largest programs of its kind in the country. Few healthcare facilities anywhere have responded as creatively and with as strong a commitment to addressing the special physical, emotional and spiritual needs of this unique population.
- Patients receive care from an interdisciplinary team led by physicians who specialize in infectious diseases. Medical and supportive services are focused on stabilizing the progression of patients’ illnesses and improving their health and well-being so they can return safely to the community. Palliative care and pain management, wound and tracheotomy care, cognitive care for patients with dementia, dental care, and a full range of physical, occupational and behavioral health and other therapies are tailored to the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Hospice care is provided through Calvary Hospital and other programs, while methadone maintenance, substance abuse recovery and smoking-cessation programs are also available.
- The unit’s award-winning Joel Schnaper Memorial Garden is an oasis of peace and tranquility for residents and visitors alike. The garden allows patients to stay connected with nature, and also serves as an inviting location for social activities and exercise.
ArchCare at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center
1249 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029