Harbor House Oyster Bay, NY
Offers Memory Care
Reviews of Harbor House
Memory Care Reviews for Harbor House
November 14, 2021
I visited this facility
September 29, 2021
I visited this facility
August 08, 2021
I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident
May 07, 2019
I visited this facility
Dear visitor of Harbor House, Thank you for touring our facility and for taking the time to write a review. We found your review to be honest and insightful . You were able to capture our essence, mission and passion during your brief visit . As you stated Harbor House is a community specializing in the care of residents coping with varying stages of dementia. To that end we must think through every aspect of our residents’ lives from their clinical needs, such as having the highest care to client ratio and a highly trained nursing staff, to their entertainment and cognitive stimulation with a creative and rich therapeutic recreation program. I, as the operator, along with my colleagues applaud you for recognizing some of the features and methods that set us apart. You mentioned closet doors as an example, I could easily mention 60 additional things that are specific to the building which were implemented with great thought for the population in our care. Our entire staff is specially trained in dementia care to cater to our residents . We have an in house 40 hour a week trainer that continues to educate our staff with the most up to date ideas and innovations to make our residents’ lives more meaningful, dignified, tranquil and comfortable. It is a work in progress. After 17 years we can not sit on our laurels and be satisfied with our results . Every day in Harbor House is another challenge that needs to be overcome since not one day is the same for any of us and especially for those afflicted with a cognition based illness . Mediocrity is not a word that works well in Harbor House. Harbor House is all about dementia care and shortly our entire Oyster Bay Campus will be as well. We started 17 years ago as the very first NYS assisted living community geared specifically towards to needs of the cognitively impaired and will soon be the first complete and integrated dementia campus on Long Island. We understand that our level of support is not right for everyone. It is our hope that with all of the lovely housing and care options surrounding us that you found the right fit for your loved one. If you should require resources or any assistance in the future we would be happy to help and wish you all the best.
Questions about Harbor House
What programs or activities does Harbor House offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
We offer our residents many activities to keep them socially engaged. We actually separate our residents by their cognitive and social abilities in Harbor House. So our residents feel comfortable around their peers and are able to actively participate in the daily activities. We have three floors in Harbor House. Our first floor is our higher functioning resident population, our third floor has our residents that are in the moderate stages of the disease and our second floor is for residents who are in later stages of the disease. Each floor has their own activity calendar so the activities are appropriate for the residents living there. We have sensory gardens, musical entertainment, sing along, arts and crafts, card games, trivia, brain games and more for all that live with us
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
All residents are assessed prior to move in by our Administrator. Once the resident is living with us we are assessing daily by all hands-on staff and supervisors how the resident is functioning and if anything needs to be changed to their care plan.
What techniques does Harbor House use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
We will encourage our residents during meal time to eat and drink. We can also cut up our residents food if needed, verbalize to them what is on their plate if they have eyesight issues and if needed we can also feed our residents throughout the meal process.
How does Harbor House keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Our nurse case manager or supervisors in our wellness department will let family members know of any specific changes to their loved ones' health by phone or email (whichever is preferred by the family.) When the resident is seen by the doctor we will also let the family member know if anything has been changed to their loved ones' care plan by the doctor and if needed the doctor will also speak with the family. Our administrator Krystal as well as the wellness staff are always available to speak with families when needed.
Describe the neighborhood around Harbor House. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Harbor House is located in the heart of Oyster Bay. We are set back off the main street with a beautiful neighborhood behind us. We are not far from the water!
Is Harbor House affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
We are not affiliated with any specific hospital or nursing home if the need should arise. However, North Shore Glen Cove Hospital and North Shore Syosset Hospital are our 911 hospitals and we have many professional contacts out there to guide our families to the appropriate place for long-term or short-term care if ever needed.
Costs for Harbor House
Cost of Memory Care
Services and Amenities of Harbor House
- All Inclusive Rent
- Rent Plus Care Fees
- Entry Fee
- Memory Care Starting At: $4230/month
Room and housing options
- Studio Apartments
- Dining Room Shared Meals
- Beauty Barber Shop
- Resident Transportation
- Party Space
- Garden And Patio
- Laundry For Linens
- Laundry For Clothing
Technology and entertainment
- Cable In Rooms
- Skilled Nursing
- Medication Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nurse On Staff: Yes
- Religious Services
- Arts And Crafts
- Home Sale Assistance
- Va Benefits Consultation
- Financing Advice
- Financial Aid
- Financial Guidance Extra: Unkown
- Resident Capacity: 136
- Staff Patient Ratio: 5:01
- Nurses Extra: Yes
Range of services
- Personal Care Assistants
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
Types of care
- Dressing And Grooming
- Bathing And Toileting
- Meal Preparation
- In Person Interviews
- Continual Training
- Memory Care Training
- Credit Card
- Payment Options Extra: Unkown
- State Licenses: 400-F-313
About Harbor House
At Oyster Bay Manor Assisted Living, we provide gracious assisted living at affordable prices with a comprehensive care program. Enjoy the life ahead of you surrounded by a caring community. Join in activities, find a friend around every corner and celebrate each day.
Experience a carefree way of life at Oyster Bay Manor.
In House Services
- Three nutritious meals per day
- Daily housekeeping, laundry and linen services
- Maintenance of resident rooms
- 50-channel cable provided
- Trips and outings to local places of interest
- A variety of therapeutic recreational activities
- Weekly religious services
- Beauty parlor/barbershop
- Case management services
- Assistance with alternate placement
Comprehensive Medical Services
- Pre-admission home visit and/or assessment
- Assistance obtaining pre-admission paperwork
- Superior nursing staff
- Board-certified specialty consultants
(Audiology, Cardiology, Dental, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gerontology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology, Pulmonology, Urology)
- Medication management
- Coordination of medical appointments
- Pharmacy services
- On-site diagnostic services
(X-rays, laboratory testing, EKGs, echocardiograms, Doppler testing)
- Quarterly cognitive assessment
- Assistance with personal care
What Makes Us Special
Oyster Bay Manor exudes a warm & welcome atmosphere from the moment you step in the door. Our owner is on premises and available to meet with youGet Costs