ABOUT VA NY HARBOR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM – ST. ALBANS COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER
A part of the VA NY Harbor Health Care System, the St. Albans Community Living Center in Jamaica, Queens provides specialty care services for seniors.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Programming at the St. Albans Community Living Center provides senior Vets with a comprehensive evaluation and safe oversight of cognitive impairments. According to the VA center’s webpage, Vets have two outpatient treatment options available to them; an Adult Day Health Care Program and Home Based Primary Care Program that serves “physically disabled, medically-complicated elderly veterans” who are at-risk for repeated hospitalization, and a Domiciliary Program that offers vocational counseling and independent skills training.
The VA center also offers a variety of extended care, inpatient services. These include skilled nursing, IV therapy, palliative and respite care, and “sub-acute restorative rehabilitation. Primary and specialty care are also available.
The VA NY Harbor Health Care System is led by an executive chief of staff who’s a medical doctor as well as an assoc. healthcare system director who’s a registered nurse.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the VA center regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.
In their Best-rehabs.com survey, an anonymous alum gave the center three stars for its accommodations, four stars for its meals, and five stars for its cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
A former program participant, the sole respondent of a Best-rehabs.com survey to date, had several concerns with the VA program they attended: “Restricted contact with family, no exercise plans, outdated reading materiel.” They did, however, share ratings of four or five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience, the counseling options, and the effectiveness of treatment itself.
The St. Albans Community Living Center also has an impressive average rating of 4.0 stars from 95 Google reviewers. “This place is so amazing its so clean the staff is very friendly and everyone is well taken care off,” wrote Kathy.
The cost of treatment is not provided on this VA center’s website, although the center does accept (and encourage Veterans to have) private health insurance. The VA website maintains: “Generally, VA cannot bill Medicare, but can bill Medicare supplemental health insurance for covered services.”