who is SSI
The Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation (SSI)
SSI's 448 beds consist of 120 HIV, 28 Ventilator Dependent, 40 Pulmonary Care, 88 Sub-Acute Rehabilitation, 44 Alzheimer's Dementia and 128 clinically complex long term care. Our HIV unit is the only dedicated certified HIV unit for long term care in Brooklyn. Our HIV physician staff is Infectious Disease trained and all our staff is required to participate in specific HIV training every 6 months. Our Ventilator Dependent Unit was one of the first in Brooklyn, opening in 1994. Our Pulmonary Care unit was developed to accommodate the residents we had successfully weaned from ventilators. Our success rate for weaning YTD is 73%. Our round the clock respiratory therapists and physician staff ensure quality care on every level throughout our facility. Our ability to care for clinically complex residents includes blood transfusions, IV therapies, wound care and much more.
Samuel and Bertha Schulman Nursing Home opens at 555 Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn, NY.
Linroc Nursing Home opens at 650 Amboy Street, Brooklyn, NY
Both Nursing Homes merge and their names are changed to Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
The Arlene and David Schlang Pavilion opens its doors at 560 Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn, NY -- An 86 bed Senior Housing and Assisted Living Program.
The Shulman and Schachne Institute became a part of the One Brooklyn Health System as of March 2018.
A New Kind of Home
Think of the typical nursing home resident--a woman, perhaps, in her late 80's, which, because of complications of stroke and memory loss, can no longer live without skilled nursing care. Such a patient will always feel at home at the Schulman and Schachne Institute.
However, there's room for a new kind of resident too. Consider the average person with HIV/AIDS in New York City. He or she is 33 years old. When at the mid and end-stages of HIV/AIDS, he or she may need skilled nursing care to manage the effects of this disease.
Or, consider the ventilator-dependent individual. Free of other acute medical problems, he or she may be looking for a residential program to improve the chances of being weaned from artificial ventilation.
All these individuals can find expert care here at the Schulman and Schachne Institute, within its specialized care units designed to cater to their individual needs.
Who is Eligible?
SSI admits residents for special rehabilitation services and treatment when they are over the acute phase of their illness. It also admits residents for chronic, long-term geriatric care, dementia care and hospice care. Residents can be referred by the hospital or by outside physicians. Self-referrals are also accepted.
SSI Leadership Team