Get Compassionate and Quality Care for Your Loved Ones

Caring for a loved one is rewarding, but can be daunting and emotionally stressful, especially when physical or cognitive needs are complex.  At Island Nursing and Rehab Center, we understand the daily challenges facing caregivers, and offer respite care service to ease the burden of caregiving in our Holtsville, NY skilled nursing facility.

Our team will develop a customized care plan for your loved one, providing you with the well-needed time to attend to your own daily needs.  You’ll have peace of mind knowing that he/she is being tended to by skilled professionals who provide compassionate care.  Whether you need planned or emergency respite care service at your home, we support you through all aspects, whenever you need us.


What is Respite Care?

Respite care is a means to preserving caregiver well-being.  Research shows that caregivers often experience stress while providing long-term care to chronically ill family members.  Prolonged stress can take a toll physical and mental toll, contributing to depression and anxiety, as well as other health issues such as diabetes and heart disease, when the caregiver’s health takes a back seat.   Enlisting the help of trained professionals to provide short-term support gives the primary care provider the opportunity for a much-needed break to decompress and relax so they will be recharged and ready to resume their caregiving role.

At Island Nursing & Rehab Center, we provide respite care services on-site at our 120-bed skilled nursing facility. Our certified and caring professionals  provide the respectful and compassionate care for your elderly or medically-frail family member while you are away or need a helping hand for a few hours or days.

Respite Care Services

At Island Nursing and Rehab Center, we provide a range of flexible and quality respite care services in our Holtsville, NY skilled nursing facility, to better take care of your loved one when a break from caregiving is needed.

Activities of Daily Living

Our caregivers specialize in providing professional, respectful and friendly assistance with daily living activities, like bathing and dressing.   We determine areas that are in need of help, and develop a plan suitable for your specific health needs.

Medication Management

Does your busy schedule make it difficult to give medication to your loved one on time?   Our medication management services ensures proper administration of prescription medications according to schedules without delays.


Our Long Island respite care facility offers valuable socialization for your loved one, providing companionship and helping them engage in a variety of social activities.

Physical Therapy

Our certified and experienced therapists provide physical therapy as per physician recommendations.

Cognitive Activities

Those living with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias will benefit from our engaging therapeutic activities. Our team of experts will design a personalized plan to promote cognitive function, helping to keep your loved one engaged.

Respite Care Staff

At Island Nursing and Rehab, we have trained, certified, and experienced staff committed to providing a complete range of high-quality respite care services. Our team works closely with you to design a customized respite care plan that addresses your concerns and compassionately takes care of your loved ones.

Benefits of a Non-profit Facility

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.

Why Island Nursing

We are a leading not-for-profit skilled nursing facility in Holtsville, provide our residents with professional and compassionate respite care services.

  • Equipped fully with innovative machines and essential equipment
  • Personalized patient care plans
  • Advanced physical and recreational therapies to promote healing and overall well-being
  • An inviting and comfortable ambiance
  • Beautiful and serene landscape

Additional Care

Island Nursing offers a variety of care to meet all your needs. This includes rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and hospice services that enable you to live an independent, satisfied, and healthy life. Our experts create your personalized plan based on your specific physical needs. With our trained and experienced staff, we execute your plan to help you with a speedy recovery and accomplishing health and independence.

Let us deliver the highest level of respite care while you’re not available. Get in touch with us today!

Respite Care FAQs

What is the difference between respite care and personal care?

Respite care offers a temporary break and relief to the primary caregiver looking after an elderly, sick, or disabled family member. You can take it in your home or at the nursing facility with overnight stays. It involves all aspects of living. Personal care focuses on individual hygiene and maintenance of a clean appearance.

Is respite care the same as skilled nursing?

Respite care gives a break to the primary caregivers from the daily pressures of taking care of the elderly or disabled, or ill family members. It enables the caregiver to relax, unwind and refresh. It can cover all aspects of one's life. Skilled nursing offers a residential setting where individuals receive medical care, including blood pressure and sugar checks, feeding tube management, diabetes checks, and other medical-related services following injury, surgery, or disease.

Who qualifies for respite care?

Primary family caregivers taking care of individuals or family members aged 60 or above or those suffering from cognitive disorders or mental conditions qualify for respite care services.

Who benefits from respite care?

Primary caregivers can benefit from respite care as it gives them some time to rest temporarily from their responsibilities, relieves stress, and restore their energy to serve better.

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