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Whether you join us for a brief stay or call us your home, we want you to feel as comfortable as you would amongst family, while receiving care such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy. Sachem Center for Health & Rehabilitation also provides a myriad of medical services including pulmonary rehabilitation, heart failure services for CHF, cardiac recovery, amputee rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and wound care management to name a few.
Sachem Center for Health & Rehabilitation prides itself on our customer service and maintains a common commitment to the highest level of quality care, a focus on customer service and providing a nurturing environment for both patients and families.
I was welcomed with open arms from day one. The compassion from the staff is obvious in the way they treat the patients. They are caring and genuinely true. I’ve had fourteen surgeries in my life and have never received such positive care anywhere else. The most important thing to me and my recovery was being in a positive environment and I felt no negativity from any of the staff, from the nurses down to the business office. Pain management was a worry of mine before I came, but the staff here handled it perfectly. The nurses on Passport, including Janet and Emily were phenomenal.
I was actually surprised that Sachem Center was a rehab facility. The care has been above and beyond what I expected. Nursing have been very good, and their experience is obvious. The rehab team worked well together to attain the goals they set for me. The kitchen was also very accommodating to meet my individual needs.
I have been here before and came back because of the care. Nurses have been great. Everyone is very accommodating to my needs. I’m very contented with them. The rehab team is excellent, I go every day. The care is excellent and I feel like I’ll be spoiled for when I go home to take care of myself!
I continue to return to Sachem Center for Health & Rehab, even though I live in Quincy, because the nursing staff is the best, the therapy team is outstanding and I leave here with the proper training and skills I need to recover from my surgeries. The care is just the best.
The facility is very clean and neat, the nurses and all the staff were very helpful to me and to others. I went to activities every day, I never thought I was a painter until I came here, (laughed) and I never knew I could cook either, until we made homemade egg rolls! Overall it was a very nice experience and I would recommend it to others.
This center is very clean. From the minute I walked in the door I had nothing but great experiences. The food was good, activities were fun, and the therapy team was great. I even helped take care and water their plants when I was there. I made some friends here also. I can’t speak more highly of the place.
To the staff at Sachem Center for Health & Rehab: Thanks to all of you who provided excellent care to our mother and grandmother Lena McNeil. My husband and I felt compelled to write this letter to let all those that supported Lena know how much it meant to us. The level of care of superb and we truly feel she could not have been in a better facility. We want to especially thank the personnel in both the Elmwood and Sachem sections of the nursing home. She received care and compassion from all that attended to her needs. We also want to commend the activities group who provided her social stimulation. Lena herself, often talked about how well she was treated and how hard caretakers worked. We know she enjoyed her time at Sachem. It is due to those who were very thoughtful and generous in carrying out their duties. She so appreciated that gracious kindness that was provided during her stay. Lena has shown so many how to live with joy, dignity and love. We will miss her forever. Thanks to all!