Island Nursing and Rehab Center is part of the award-winning Gurwin Healthcare System, Long Island’s premiere healthcare services provider for elderly, frail and medically-complex younger adults.  As a not-for-profit organization, we are mission-based, committed to excellence and to the provision of the highest standards of quality healthcare to serve our community.

By selecting Island Nursing and Rehab Center for your short or long-term needs, you are assured of the high quality, person-centered care that the name Gurwin has been synonymous with for more than 30 years.  Our experienced nursing, rehabilitation and other team members are dedicated to helping you achieve your maximum potential.

Island Nursing and Rehab Center is one of the first nursing facilities in the nation to utilize Scandent technology, a new state-of-the-art tracking system for residents who misplace their dentures, a common problem among older adults.

A statistically large number of nursing home residents lose their dentures, glasses or hearing aids each year. This causes a resident to have difficulty with eating, hearing or seeing. Denture loss, in particular, often leads to weight loss and more serious health problems.

The new Scandent tracking system uses RFID technology to prevent the loss of the resident’s dentures. A micro-size tag is embedded into the dentures and if the dentures accidentally fall into the trash, are placed on a food tray or not taken out of the clothing that is laundered an alarm sounds in a designated area. A special antenna that is mounted in the corridors of the facility sounds this alarm and sends an email to facility staff, informing them of the exact location of the dentures.

With the cost of each set of dentures often thousands of dollars, this new tracking system not only adds to the resident’s health and peace of mind, but it can also save them, or the facility, a tremendous amount of money.

This advanced technology ingeniously tracks any lost dentures and alerts our system to the specific location, so they are returned promptly to the resident. A consent form must be signed to participate in this program.


Residents from Island Nursing and Rehab Center participate in a graduation in cooperation with the Suffolk County Community College Faculty Association Community Program. The program, which includes a wide range of adult education lectures, is called “Professors on Wheels,” with college professors coming to Island Nursing and Rehab Center to speak to the residents on a variety of educational topics. Previous topics include: History of the English Language, Literature Review of Edgar Allen Poe, Ice Carving, Exploring Science, Travel to Uruguay, and Computers. A formal graduation ceremony is held for those nursing home residents who attend the complete series over the course of the year. Residents, who graduate will be adorned in caps and gowns, will receive their graduate certificate, many with their families in attendance.

The elderly residents will graduate from the College program and receive their certificates of attendance. Local dignitaries are in attendance to join the celebration, along with College administrators, fellow residents of the nursing home, families of nursing home residents and Island Nursing and Rehab Center staff.

Island Nursing and Rehab Center Is A Smoke Free Campus

Smoking is a major cause of preventable disease and death. Island Nursing and Rehab Center (INRC) is committed to promoting health, wellness, prevention and treatment of diseases within the community as well as providing a safe, clean and healthy work environment. The policy of INRC to provide a healthy and smoke free/tobacco free environment for all who enter the facility. The use of tobacco products* is not permitted in any area (resident/patient rooms, offices, cafeterias, lounges and vehicles) nor anywhere else on the facility grounds, including inside vehicles parked on the premises.

*Tobacco products include, but are not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe smoking and chewing tobacco. Although not a tobacco product, e-cigarettes that allow users to inhale doses of vaporized nicotine are also prohibited under this policy.

All vendors/contractors/agency workers/students/community group participants/ community group service providers and business associates who are non-compliant with this policy will be asked to leave the premises. If you have any questions regarding this policy please call Administration, (631) 758-3336, extension 103.

Life Videos

Imagine how thrilling it would be to watch your loves ones on DVD talking about their lives – to see them and to hear their actual voices. Now imagine how thrilled your own children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren would be to see them talking about their life experiences. Island Nursing and Rehab Center has such a program where we conduct an interview with your family member and discuss their life. Your family member’s story is put onto a DVD and is yours to keep.

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