Rutland Nursing Home
Rutland Nursing Home, located on the campus of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical
Center, operates a 466-bed, long- and short-term care facility as a member
of the One Brooklyn Health System family of hospitals, nursing homes,
and assisted living facilities. As a part of One Brooklyn Health, we offer
skilled nursing, physical rehabilitation, comprehensive wound care, a
specialty unit for ventilator-dependent residents, and an array of other
sub-acute services. All the resources of the Medical Center, including
general medical and sub-specialties, dialysis, surgical, orthopedic, psychiatric
and dental services, in addition to the emergency room, are immediately
available to the residents. Nursing home residents are easily transferred
to the acute services of the hospital if medical necessity requires, and
are subsequently returned to the Nursing Home.
Rutland Nursing Home has a dedicated 32-bed pediatric long-term care unit
for children with severe developmental and metabolic disorders. The unit
is staffed with nurses and pediatricians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Medical care in Rutland Nursing Home is coordinated by physicians experienced
and dedicated to pediatrics and geriatrics. Encouraging the residents
to maximize their ability to lead active and fulfilling lives, licensed
nurses provide optimal nursing care and therapists deliver state-of-the
art physical, occupational, recreational, and speech therapies. To ensure
comprehensive care, dietitians and social workers augment the treatment team.
Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines
On July 10, 2020 the New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued long-awaited
guidance for nursing home visitation. The guidelines come with very stringent
and challenging criteria that must be met in order to be eligible for
In order to begin visitation, several conditions must be met, and a plan
must be developed and submitted to the DOH. The most challenging condition
is the requirement that there can be no COVID-19 positive staff or resident
results for 28 days. Unfortunately, under these new DOH guidelines, if
a resident or employee tests positive it would set the clock back, restricting
visitation once again for 28 days.
In addition, the DOH is restricting visitation to 10% of our population
at any one time, with no more than two visitors per resident on a strict
scheduled basis. Visitors will be required to be screened, not have a
temperature, and pass the COVID-19 questions that are required by New
York State at the time of the visit. Visitors, as well as residents, must
wear a mask and meet their loved one in a designated area, allowing for
social distancing. Visitation is limited to outdoor areas, weather permitting.
However, under certain limited circumstances, visitation can be inside
with no more than 10 individuals.
We are working to finalize our reopening and visitation plans. At this
time, Rutland Nursing Home is unable to resume visitation. Per the current
guidelines, we anticipate welcoming visitors on
Sunday, August 23, barring a positive employee or resident test between now and then. If
we do receive positive results for any resident or staff member, the 28-day
clock begins again, and visitation will be pushed back.
Please know that we are working diligently on a safe and manageable plan
to meet these stringent regulations, and to welcome you back as quickly
and safely as possible. We recognize the hardship of being separated from
your loved ones and are undertaking every effort to resume visitation
as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we formulate
our plans to resume visitation with your loved ones in the near future.
We will continue to keep you informed.
INTERIM RUTLAND NURSING HOME VISITATION POLICY/GUIDELINES, EFFECTIVE JULY 15, 2020
Rutland Nursing Home-Pediatric Unit Celebrating "Rock One Sock Day"
Celebrating “Family" Day
Rutland Nursing Home is the only long-term care facility in Brooklyn with
a dedicated pediatric unit. “Our children come from loving supporting
families,” says Michelle Edwards, VP /Administrator of Rutland,
“Family Day is our way of honoring them and our awesome kids!”
For more information, please call 718-604-5221.
It is the policy of Rutland Nursing Home not to discriminate in its management
of personnel nor care of residents based on race, creed, national original,
color, sex, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual preference,
sponsorship, or source of payment. This includes, but is not limited to,
employment assignment, promotion, retention, and training of employees
as well as admission, retention, room assignment, and types of treatment