Transitions of Long Island provides compassionate and expert outpatient rehabilitation for people recovering from neurological injury or illness. As part of 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.
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.
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 nonskid shoes.