Meadowbrook Care Center Freeport, NY

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320 W Merrick Road , Freeport, NY 11520
Call (516) 613-3929
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August 11, 2020

By Therman

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

I'd like to take this time to share a few words of reflection and thanks for the excellent care provided to my Mother at Meadowbrook. My Mother came to Meadowbrook at a time when she needed extra help with care. As her needs increased, the supervisor, Michael (Mike), and his staff were very attentive, compassionate, and always seemed to have a sense of humor. My wife and I are grateful to Mike and the entire staff and healthcare providers who are there for her.

Provider Response

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so happy to read that you had a great experience with Meadowbrook Care Center. We are so glad that you were satisfied with the care your mother received. We appreciate your kind words about Michael, we are very lucky to have him on our Meadowbrook team. Thank you for choosing Meadowbrook Care Center.

July 02, 2020

By SandyR12

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My father was admitted to Meadowbrook after a terrible 28 days in the ICU. Due to Covid we have been unable to be with him as he recovers from a bad fall and stroke. We haven't been able to get to know the staff since we aren't there but his therapists Keith and Andrea have been wonderful. He's not an easy patient, very stubborn and in pretty bad shape. But he took his first steps in over 2.5 months today with their support, patience and persistence. We can't thank them enough. My dad is lucky to have them in his corner.

Provider Response

Sandy, thank you for sharing your experience at Meadowbrook. We are so glad to read that you father is progressing in his health, and that you are satisfied with the care he is receiving. We appreciate your kind words about our staff. Thank you for choosing Meadowbrook Care Center.

June 04, 2020

By __Nancy_

I am/was a resident of this facility

Everyone who works here is great and caring.

Provider Response

Nancy, thank you for sharing your experience at Meadowbrook. We appreciate your kind words about our staff, and are happy that you are satisfied with the care that we provide. Thank you for choosing Meadowbrook Care Center.

November 01, 2019

By Margarita Perez

I am/was a resident of this facility

Meadowbrook has been a life savior for me. I loved the care and attention I received from all the nursing staff, administration, rehab, recreation and concierges! The food was good and facility was very clean. Everybody was professional and polite. My stay here was beyond perfect.

Provider Response

Margarita, thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate your kind words about our facility and staff. We are so glad to hear that you had a great stay, thank you for choosing Meadowbrook Care Center.

July 26, 2019

By Catherine Riccioto

I am/was a resident of this facility

Rehab was excellent. I enjoyed the activities provided by recreation. I have no complaints, the concierges were helpful. Overall Meadowbrook is better than the last rehab center I was in.

Provider Response

Thank you Catherine for your lovely review. We really appreciate you sharing your experience here.

June 15, 2019

By Jeffrey Hinton

I visited this facility

The physical therapy was great cookie got me back on my feet she has very unique exercises good at what she do n Arnold kept me in shape with my upper body work outs also taught me some new tricks i give both of them 6 stars n more

Provider Response

Jeffrey thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We really appreciate your kind review.

May 31, 2019

By Rose Parisi

I am/was a resident of this facility

All of the activities start on time. Many different activities are offered in the facility. The staff is very helpful. My favorite activity is playing Bingo.

Provider Response

Thank you Rose for your kind review. We really appreciate you sharing your experience here at Meadowbrook.

May 24, 2019

By Muriel Vonsalzen

I am/was a resident of this facility

This place is so nice. The facility is very pleasant. The nurses, the aides, the therapists, the concierges, the kitchen and administration staff as well as the social worker helped me a lot in a very professional way! I am very pleased with MCC. Thank you All!

April 04, 2019

By Frank Kitzerew

I am/was a resident of this facility

I chose this place to come to because I knew what kind of place it is. People here are excellent and doing an excellent job. Definitely recommend.

November 06, 2017


I visited this facility

I visited the facility and was expecting much more than what I encountered. It has been refurbished since it use to be a hospital but I did not see it. Im sure the care is excellent for short term care but not for long term. My Mom has dementia and I was quoted $13.5k month for long term care. PS there is minimum parking for visitors.

October 21, 2017

By Iris K

I am/was a resident of this facility

I was at the Meadowbrook Care Facility for rehab for a knee replacement. I have only positive comments for the physical therapy I received there!

August 26, 2017

By Madeline B

I am/was a resident of this facility

Due to a fractured femur I had to go to rehab and had to learn how to walk again. I was there for 3 weeks. The team in the rehabilitation center were absolutely amazing. Scott Schwartz was my therapist and really cared about me and getting me to walk again. I am a slacker and like to take the easy way out when I can. Besides caring, Scott gave tough love. If I thought he wasn't looking I would say I did all of the exercises. I swear he had eyes in the back of his head, because he knew I hadn't. It was all for my health benefit that he pushed me. He really cared about all his patients. I felt the therapy I got there was the best. Not only was Scott a great therapist but the whole team was, and they blended together so well helping each other. I am so happy that I was placed in this facility and would recommend it to anyone.

August 25, 2017

By lea porter

I am/was a resident of this facility

I was a patient at Meadowbrook care center back in 2015 in the summer and was there for almost 2 months. 5/28/15-7/20/15. I wasn't a model patient mind you as I'm a stage 4 lung cancer survivor who came in because I had a staph infection. The facility and its staff treated me nicely even tho honestly a few things I was frustrated about which were the amount of time in the beginning it took for aides to come and attend to me. First what was required was 2 to help and it's hard to get two aides to help as they are all busy helping other patients. This facility has some temporary residents and some who are permanently there others come back and forth because of medical problems. I couldn't walk when I got there so physical therapy help where tgst was concerned. Particularly one gentleman named Scott worked me pretty hard. We do PT & OT Mon- Fri & so,e on Saturday. I had other things going on beause of having fallen out of bed a Mercy hospital in Rockville Center as a bruise foot that took time to heal about 10 weeks as I was there. I even had an appendicitis on 7/9 and had to return to Mercy also I was anemic prior to that and returned again to get to units of blood which took 10 hrs so the doctors and nurses plus all the staff where very attentive. I give thanks to this facility for teaching me to walk again, I left on 7/20/15 after I got off antibiotics on 7/18/15 and was on them thevwho time there and at Mercy. I decided I wanted to give back soon after bad now am a volunteer there working 2x a week on mondays and Thursday nights helping residents with bingo and eveb met my room mate which honestly she was a bit of a pain ha ha but I made it through. As a cancer patient Memorial Sloan Kettering is my hospital and I continue to get MRI, Pet scans and Cat scans routinely. The food at Meadowbrook was fine but I find that folks are picky and I knew I'd only be there for a short time. I owe great gratitude to Meadowbrook and showed that to them on my last day there treated them.....the therapists to lunch and my floor to donuts. I then moved on to out patient therapy two days later in Seaford where I live. I worked out with a cane now no cane at all tho I still have issues with my knee joints becof the steroids I took. Thank you to all the good folks there. They will not be forgotten.

August 25, 2017

By DFWeber

I am/was a resident of this facility

I was a patient at Meadowbrook Care Center in February, 2015. I was receiving rehab for a knee replacement. I have only good things to say about this facility. The Physical Therapist's were very caring and knowledgeable. I actually had fun when I went! My particular therapist, Scott Schwartz, was very interested in doing anything he could to make my rehab as good an experience as possible. He pushed when he knew I could do it and didn't let me give up. I was very happy working on my rehab with him! The other Physical Therapist were equally attentive to getting their patients well. If I ever need rehab again, this is my first choice! Top notch people and care!!

August 10, 2017

By Tammy ,.Bob's daughter

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My dad was there only 4 days .But the care and love he got and my myself was so incredible.My Dad came from NUMC and right away they shaved him ,bath him made him so comfortable .The staff are all so kind .I wish I remember his Aid name .I loved her .His nurses Jasmine and Carlton were the best .Please know I never do this .But this place made me at peace..Thank you PS The head of the Social workers was very nasty .

May 08, 2017

By Visitor133357

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother was in Meadowbrook, but mom always have a problem with the aides. One of the aides was actually very nasty, and she actually took a pillow and slammed it down on my mother’s foot, while I was standing there because my mother reported that to me, and I reported her to the staff. They made it sound like everybody in there was good and they didn’t listen to my plea about the person that was abusing my mother. I had to report the lady twice before they took her out of the room with my mother. They need training constantly and needed to be watch. However, the food was good, and the physical therapy was a good department even though they didn’t help my mother walk. They had a lot of entertainments for the residents. They have a coffee shop that was really good and friendly people in there. They have a lot of recreation; I love their program. They have excellent respiratory -- really caring and loving.

March 11, 2017

By taylortannazzo

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My family and I sent my grandmother here for hospice care. It was probably the best care she received throughout her battle. The staff was extremely compassionate, friendly, and demonstrated a sense of urgency to whatever her needs were. They were extremely careful, gentle, and really provided her with the upmost respect and care she needed towards the end of her life. The facility was clean, modernized, and kept neat. It was such a relief to my family and I knowing she was in good hands.

January 15, 2017

By Gorgojito

I am/was a resident of this facility

My Mom was a resident since around October of 2015. I had two very critical surgeries myself and decided to have physical therapy at this place. First surgery, I stayed admitted for one month and the second time for another month. I live only 7 minutes away from the facility. I was with my Mom every day for around 7 to 9 hours. I was discharged August 4th. 2016. My Mom’s birthday was August 30Th. Still until August the 11th ready to go to “this” place that I WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE. I got a phone call to go there at once. My Mom was perfectly okay, despite the fact that she came from another disgraced nursing home where she caught a leg infection. Her legs had to be checked by the medical staff in this new facility every day. I never brought her back to the first nursing home. My Mom was saved by a local hospital which told me that it was a medical negligence. My Mom was always complaining about her legs and her stomach. I NEVER SAW A NURSE OR A STAFF MEMBER CHECKING HER LEGS. FOR ALL THE HOURS THAT I SPENT WITH MY MOM 7 DAYS A WEEK, THE DOCTOR NEVER CAME TO HER ROOM TO CHECK UP ON HER. August the 6th, I went to the nurse station and asked a nurse to give my Mom oxygen for around 15 minutes from that tube coming out the wall. She came and she put the mask on my Mom’s face. 15 minutes later she came back to take the mask off and my Mom was totally okay again. Next afternoon again, around the same time I went back to the nurse station and luckily the same nurse was there and I asked the same thing and everything was okay once again. Just 15 minutes that’s all it took. The third day as I was walking thru the hallway to get to my Mom’s room and that same nurse and I walked toward each other and right away she told me this: Ohhhhhhh the doctor says that no oxygen for your Mom unless her blood pressure goes down to 40. I don’t even know my own blood pressure so I thought it was okay. When I got there on August 11th after they called me and I saw my Mom with the same mask and she couldn’t move anything not even her eyes. I DEMANDED AN AMBULANCE. At the local hospital several nurses and two doctors and I know their names told me that IT WAS A VERY BAD INFECTION IN HER LEGS FROM MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE. My Mom was perfectly okay and in just a matter of hours passed away on August the 12th at 3:20 pm. Days after I wanted questions answered and went back to that place again, now I only got ugly faces looking at me because I was asking questions. NOBODY, ABSOLUTELY NOBODY KNEW anything about an oxygen mask applied to my Mom’s face by this female nurse, nor instructions in the computer, nor a log book, nor cameras showing the nurse walking to my Mom’s room with the oxygen mask. The Administrator herself not only in front of everyone in the hallway in front of strangers and staff told me my Mom’s medical records for everyone to hear. There’s absolutely no evidence about that nurse and the oxygen mask. Only in my iPhone 6 s Plus then now 7 Plus and a video of my Mom that I took with the mask on her face showing the date and time. All the medical staff starting from the Administrator and the male sub administrator, Doctor and Nurse Supervisors: NOBODY APPLIED AN OXYGEN MASK TO MY MOM’S FACE. Thank God for the Technology these days. They still denied it right to my face.

October 03, 2016

By WILL325

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My friend's Mom was a resident of the facility. Yes, the place is very clean. What I have witnessed is that some of the staff can be rude to the residents. If the patient needs help and rings the bell; if the aid assigned to the patient is on break or lunch, the patient must wait until the break or lunch is over to get help. My friend's Mom was supposed to get her legs checked daily. Her legs were not checked. She also needed oxygen and the facility physician told the aid to only administer oxygen if her blood pressure drops below 40. She was also supposed to have frequent blood work which she didn't get. I believe that my friend's Mom needed help and no one answered her call. She was rushed unconscious to Nassau Communities Hospital, She never regained consciousness and passed away in one day.

October 05, 2013

By syd s

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mothers has been a resident at the Meadowbrook going on 6 yrs. She is getting the best care possible. She is 101 years young. If she would have stayed at the other facility I do not think she would be here today. At the Meadowbrook she is getting the very best of care. I would not hesitate to recommend the Meadowbrook to any one looking for that extra helping hand.

September 11, 2013

By Ellie2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We're all set. My mother is now in Meadowbrook Care Center. We opted for this nursing home because of the location and because of the recommendations we received for it. The place is clean. Its location is convenient for us. The staff is helpful. They made the transition from rehab to long-term care very easy for me. They are doing what they're supposed to be doing. My mom is in a shared room. It is clean and spacious enough. Her bed is positioned low so that I don't have to worry about my mother falling out of bed. They do have activities like bingo, etc. but my mother doesn't really participate in much. They also have a patio upstairs where they could bring their patients outside and get fresh air.

August 02, 2013

By nosecondchance

I am a friend or relative of resident

My father was admitted to Meadowbrook for a respitory disorder, He was there for physical therapy and to be weened off of a vent. What I experience was not positive. From day one when I approached the attending physician with questions he was defensive and combative and told me if I did not like the treatment my father was getting I could look somewhere else. That was even before he explained what course of action would be taken to help. My father was unnecessarily sedated and tied to his bed after I was told that he tried to get up. I was also told that the reason for the meds was he was depressed and had beginning stages of alzheimers-- neither which was true. On many occassions a nurse or aid was called to assist with my father, but to no avail. I was even lied to by the attending when we set up a meeting to discuss my father's progress only to find out the Dr. was on vacation the day we scheduled the meeting. My options were limited due to my father's condition. I would not recommend this facility to anyone whose loved one cannot be monitored constantly by their family or friends or fend for themselves on a temporary basis.

July 29, 2013

By Marvin4

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Meadowbrook is a relatively small and new nursing home. It's excellent and very good. The nursing home looks very clean. The food was served very well in their cafeteria or in the room. It was very nice. They had rehabilitation and it was excellent because they push the patients to do the rehab. The staff are very caring.

July 28, 2013

By trish7714

I am a friend or relative of resident

My relative was admitted to Meadowbrook for short term rehab. I wouldn't put a dog in this center. My relative was degraded, ignored. My relative came to the center utilizing a bedpan or toilet . That was not an option given to her. She was told to urinate in her diaper. The first night she was saturated because no one came in after she buzzed all nite. Another nite she buzzed and when no one came in in a timely fashion she urinated in her diaper and when an aide eventually came in, she was told to finish urinating in her diaper. A bed alarm was put on for what reason I don't know and it was set off by her moving around in the bed. No one came to turn off the alarm or check on her for 20 min. We left the room so I don't know when anyone showed up to silence the alarm. There was never anyone at the nurses station. All you saw was staff members on their phones in the lobby area. Oh, I almost forgot. When she was admitted , the prior residents clothing, bedpan and toiletries were still in the room. Nothing was cleaned. Should have known then what our experience was going to be like. I do not recommend this center at all

December 21, 2012

By me1456

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My experience with the Meadowbrook Care Center was very positive. My father was in the end stages of cancer and he was admitted to the hospice area of the facility. The first thing I noticed about the center was that the patients looked happy and well taken care of. The second thing I noticed was that the facility was very clean. The staff could not have been nicer. They went above and beyond their duties to my father. I could call anytime of day or night and was always able to speak to a nurse on my fathers floor. The nurses and staff did not leave my father unattended at all. Even overnight a nurse slept in his room in case he woke up. Not only did they attend to my dads every need, they also took the time to answer any and every question my mom or I had. They truly made the last weeks of his life better for him, as well as the rest of my family. I would highly recommend Meadowbrook Care Center to anybody needing the services of a nursing home in the Nassau County area.

June 11, 2012

By KC13

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My dad suffered from severe Alz and was also handicapped from arthritus, which added to the complexity of managing him. We removed him from one facility after a week and moved him to Meadowbrook Care. They were marvelous. The place was immaculate, everyone is dressed and clean. Employees were professional and courteous and most understanding of the conditions we were dealing with. They put dad in mild rehab sessions which we could observe. There was weekly entertainment and a comfortable setting for meals. We tried to be there daily but felt he was always being watched when we left or could not make it.

July 26, 2011

By Caring389018

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandmother moved here in June '11 to receive long-term care. The facility is beautifully designed and spotless. There is no "nursing home" smell and there are lots of pleasant, sunny alcoves where residents can sit with their family members. There is an ice cream parlor where residents get complimentary ice cream, a gift shop, and a library (with large-print books)! My grandmother loves all of these perks -- they definitely make being in a nursing home a little less scary. She also really appreciates the physical/occupational therapy department. She likes the daily attention they give to her condition (a broken ankle that caused loss of walking ability). The therapy room is attractive and she enjoys going there. When I visited recently, one of the occupational therapists struck up a conversation with my grandmother in the hallway; it showed that she really cared. The head nurses give my grandmother quality care and answer all of her questions. The cons: Like all other nursing homes, there is a lot of red tape here. If you want to get something done, it's not always easy. My grandmother often has a lot of trouble getting a nurse or CNA to assist her in her room. Sometimes I have to call the nurse's station from home and urge them to assist her with bathroom needs, etc. It seems like the residents whose families make the most noise are the most cared for. If I could change one thing about this place, it would be the attitudes of the CNAs. Many are sweet and attentive, but others often refuse to help with everyday tasks unless practically forced. One time I called the nurse's station to request that someone be sent to my grandmother's room (she had called me), and one of the CNAs flat-out lied and said that my grandma had been dressed and washed for the day. But my grandmother said she was still in bed in her nightgown! Eventually, someone came and helped her get ready. This was on a weekend, when the staff is significantly smaller... I wish they had a larger staff! But really, these issues are downsides of any nursing home (unfortunately), not just this one. All in all, Meadowbrook is a really nice place and is as homey as possible given the circumstances. I would definitely recommend it.
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Services and Amenities of Meadowbrook Care Center


  • All Inclusive Rent

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites.

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Party Space
  • Garden And Patio
  • Security Gate

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Fitness Room
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Health:
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  • Medicare Provider Number: 335796
  • Ownership Type: For Profit Corporation
  • Date Certified: 10/01/2020


  • Resident Capacity: 280
  • Staff Patient Ratio: 6:1

Types of care

  • Transfer Assistance
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About Meadowbrook Care Center

Institute for Advanced Rehab at Meadowbrook is a 280 Bed Extended & Short-Term Care Facility located in Freeport, New York, home to Long Island’s Historic Nautical Community. The Center offers 24 hour extended care in an environment specifically created to enhance daily living while providing quality care. Our Nursing Staff consists of the finest professionals in health care today, offering a unique blend of experience, dedication, caring and compassion that our residents so richly deserve.

Our extensive rehabilitation department has State-of-the-Art Physical and Occupational Therapy equipment. The Rehabilitation Staff is committed to assisting residents to maximize their potential so they may live independently and enhance their quality of life.

Additionally, our innovative therapeutic activities program includes manual arts, trips, entertainment, and focuses on the uniqueness and preferences of each individual.

We offer Outpatient Physical Rehab Services at flexible hours & strive to provide our residents with the utmost in top-quality care, provided by our experienced and dedicated staff.

Meadowbrook’s beautiful facility is easily reached both by car and by public transportation.

We are located at 320 West Merrick Road, in Freeport, New York. Parking is available on premises.

What Makes Us Special

Providing 24 hour extended quality care in an environment specifically created to enhance daily living.

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