Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Programs & Services

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 limited visitation.

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 14 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 14 days.

In addition, the DOH has stated that the number of visitors to the nursing home must not exceed ten percent (10%) of the resident census at any time, with no more than two visitors per resident on a strict scheduled basis. To schedule a visit, please call 718-604-5350. Visitors will be required to be screened, not have a temperature, present a verified negative test result within the last 7 days, 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.

Per the current guidelines, Rutland Nursing Home anticipates welcoming visitors on Limited Visitation to be opened on December 30, 2020, barring a positive employee or resident test between now and then. If we do receive positive results for any resident or staff member, the 14-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.

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.

Non-Discrimination Policy
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 to residents.