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Rehabilitated: Sheepshead Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center reopens following yearlong renovation • Brooklyn Paper

Rehabilitated: Sheepshead Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center reopens following yearlong renovation

Councilman Chaim Deutsch, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein and Mr Jerome Kahan cut the ribbon officially opening the newly renovated Sheepshead nursing and rehabilitation center.
Derrick Waterson

Local elected officials and healthcare gurus cut the ribbon on a newly renovated Sheepshead Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sept. 18.

The state-of-the-art facility shutdown for a roughly yearlong renovation, but the new and improved facilities were well worth the wait, according to one administrator, who said patients can now rely on the center as a one-stop-shop for all their therapeutic needs.

A newly rennovated Sheepshead nursing and rehabilitation room.
Derrick Waterson

“There is a reason why so many patients upon discharge from a hospital after having surgery choose us; they know they can get all their therapies in one spot and this is beneficial for their recovery,” Kahan said.

The Knapp Street nursing home now features modernized living spaces tricked out with custom-made furniture, flat-screen TV’s, and electronic beds that can be adjusted for the perfect night’s sleep.

The newly rennovated rooms with a display of the dialysis system.
Derrick Waterson

The nursing home even features a mock supermarket, giving patients the opportunity to practice their shopping for dinner — without the fear of injury.

“There is a lot of pain involved with therapy, and we anted to make it a fun place to relieve some of that pain,” Kahan said.

Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein and other members of Sheepshead Nursing and Rehabilitation center pose for a photo.
Derrick Waterson

And the upgrades weren’t just practical, but cosmetic too, according to another executive, who said clients can expect to be rehabilitated in style.

“It doesn’t look like a health care facility, it looks like home,” Mishiyeva said.

A newly rennovated area at the Sheepshead Nursing and Rehabilitation center.
Derrick Waterson

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at ckidd@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at twitter.com/ChanAnnKidd.

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