Long Island Jewish Medical Center Transitions of LI

Long Island Jewish Medical Center Transitions of LI

A division of Long Island Jewish Medical Center

(516) 719-3740

1554 Northern Blvd.
Manhasset, New York 11030
1554 Northern Blvd. , 3rd Floor
Manhasset, New York 11030
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Transitions of Long Island provides compassionate and expert outpatient rehabilitation for people recovering from neurological injury or illness.  As part of the Northwell Health, Transitions is staffed by an experienced team of professionals dedicated to helping patients face the challenges of recovery and restoring a sense of normalcy to their lives.

The Transitions team works with patients to set goals that fit their cognitive, emotional, communication and physical needs to ensure comfort and successful rehabilitation.

Services

The staff of Transitions of Long Island treats multiple conditions, including:

  • Anoxia
  • Brain tumor
  • Encephalitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological illnesses, including:
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Stroke/aneurysm
    • Traumatic brain injuries

Transitions offers a range of specialized state-of-the-art programs and equipment, including:

  • Vestibular rehabilitation therapists to help restore balance
  • SaeboFlex custom fabricated orthosis that supports and positions the wrist, hand and fingers
  • Bioness devices use electrical stimulation to improve voluntary movement and re-educate muscles. They can help people walk more naturally and regain hand functions
  • VitalStim and deep pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulation (DPNS) are stimulation therapies for people with difficulty swallowing.
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is an innovative and clinically-proven method for improving voice and speech in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Structured day program, covered by Medicaid Waiver that helps develop social, cognitive and career planning skills. 

Treatment plans

Each of the patients at Transitions has a unique set of personal challenges. The team of therapists is specialized in treating patients with neurological conditions, and can tailor treatment to individual needs.

The care team may include physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists, in addition to neuropsychologists.

Physiatrists (physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation), neurologists and pain management specialists are all easily accessible onsite if their services are needed.

Depending on the patient’s condition and goals, the rehabilitation team may help with:

  • Self-care – eating, grooming, bathing, dressing and basic household activities
  • Mobility – balance, strength, range of motion, walking or self-propelling a wheelchair.
  • Transferring – moving across surfaces (e.g. from a wheelchair to a bed).
  • Speech & language – word finding, listening, reading comprehension, intonation, speaking clearly, volume and swallowing.
  • Cognitive skills – improving attention, memory, verbal and visual problem solving.
  • Social – interacting effectively with other people.
  • Counseling – improving adjustment, mood and confidence levels.
  • Support programs – special wellness series providing education and support is available to patients and their caregivers during and after therapy.
  • Referrals – programs are recommended to help patients identify and prepare for volunteer work and/or new career options.

Communication & education

Communication is a vital part of the rehabilitation process. The rehabilitation team reviews each treatment plan frequently and provides regular updates to the patient’s primary physician. In addition, the team meets regularly with patients and their caregivers to review progress, discuss goals and review strategies and skills to help the patient at home.

The team

Jean Elbaum, PhD

Deena Henderson, MA, CCC/SLP

Tricia Kearney, MBA, OTR/L

Roseanne Pachilakis, PSYD

Kristen Murray, DPT

Jennifer Napolitano, MA, CCC/SLP

Hyunmi Park, PT

Allison Muscatello, MSW

Donna Napoleone, MS, OTR/L

Dana Cohen, DPT

Scheduling an appointment

To schedule an appointment, call (516) 719-3700.

Transitions accepts most insurance plans. One of the professional admissions coordinators will answer insurance questions and schedule appointment times that can work for prospective patients. For the first appointment, patients should please bring their insurance card, insurance referral (if required) and the therapy prescription from their doctor. Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and non-skid shoes.

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