ON THE MEND

When injuries or age-related illnesses impair everyday living, there’s help to get you back in the swing of things.

SHANNON LEON,D.C., D.A.C.N.B.

Dr. Shannon Leon runs a boutique practice focused on chiropractic neurology, nutrition and vitamin therapy. His goal: to increase patients’ quality of life to their maximum. He sees a broad spectrum of patients from 2-90 years old. Currently, Dr Leon states that he has an “over 90 percent success rate in improving the quality of life in those experiencing neurological and spinal difficulties.” Specialties include drug-free treatments for people experiencing dizziness, ADD/ADHD, ocular motor dysfunction, peripheral neuropathies or spinal problems. Many are able to experience life-changing results in the shortest time possible by following Dr. Leon’s lifestyle and nutrition protocols during treatment. Dr. Leon offers Advanced Sensory Integration Therapies for children that show great success. Dr. Shannon Leon is anoasis in today’s healthcare.

215 Hallock Rd., Suite 6B, Stony Brook 631-385-4900 • www.holisticbrainrehab.com

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY, P.C.

Back pain, spinal stenosis, compression fractures. These are just a few of the many painful conditions the physicians at Neurological Surgery, P.C. treat with the latest, exciting techniques. Techniques such as Kyphoplasty, Spinal Stimulation, and X-STOP cure these spinal problems efficiently and effectively. Kyphoplasty is a new technique for repairing spinal compression fractures in patients with intractable pain. Pain relief usually occurs within 48 hours. Spinal Stimulation, also known as dorsal column stimulation, offers relief for patients with low back and leg pain. X-STO is a titanium implant that can provide relief from the pain of spinal stenosis without a traditional laminectomy. According to Dr. William Sonstein, “This X-STOP is really wonderful! My patients keep calling to thank me for how much better they feel.”

600 Northern Blvd., Ste., 118, Great Neck • 516-478-0008 100 Merrick Rd., Ste., 128W, Rockville Centre • 516-255-9031 www.neurosurgeryli.com

THE NORTH SHORE-LIJ HEALTH SYSTEM

The nation’s third largest, nonprofit, secular healthcare system, the North Shore-LIJ Health System, cares for people of all ages throughout Long Island, Queens and Staten Island — a service area encompassing more than five million people. The health system includes 15 hospitals, 11 long-term-care facilities, a medical research institute, four trauma centers, five home-health agencies and dozens of outpatient centers. North Shore-LIJ has created centers of excellence in numerous clinical areas including heart health, cancer, neurosciences, pediatrics, surgery, urology, orthopedics and women’s health. North Shore-LIJ facilities house more than 8,600 beds and are staffed by over 8,000 physicians, 10,500 nurses and a total workforce of about 37,000, making it the largest employer on Long Island and the ninth largest in New York City.

www.northshorelij.com • 1-888-321-DOCS

THE NORTH SHORE-LIJ HOME CARE NETWORK

The North Shore-LIJ Home Care Network offers a range of short and long term home health care services for patients (infants to the elderly) with acute and chronic illnesses. Services offered include nursing; wound and skin care specialists, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, social work, home health aides and personal care aides. Other divisions related to the North Shore – LIJ Home Care Network include: RegionCare Infusion, providing intravenous/injectable medications for patients who want to continue to receive medications at home with minimal interruption in lifestyle; RegionCare Nursing, providing aide services to assist with bathing, dressing, personal care, preparing meals, light housekeeping and activity assistance; and the HouseCall Program which provides physician visits to homebound patients. The best choice for home care is one call away.

972 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury • 866-651-4200 www.nslij.com

PARKER JEWISH INSTITUTE

An independent 527-bed, not-for-profit institution, Parker Jewish Institute offers sub-acute care and short-term rehabilitation, long-term care and a comprehensive array of community health programs. The Institute’s restorative therapy programs serve adults recovering from a broad range of surgical procedures, strokes, injuries and illnesses. Parker’s community health programs include adult day health care, an Alzheimer’s daycare center, geriatric physician and dental services, outpatient physical and occupational therapy, long-term home health care and a community hospice. Parker not only provides outstanding medical care, nursing and therapy to its patients, but also extends a hand of reassurance, smiles that warm the heart and words that say, “everything will be okay.” ParkerCare – Adding Quality Time to Life.

271-11 76th Ave., New Hyde Park • 718-289-2100 parkerinstitute.org

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HEART CENTER

Stony Brook University Heart Center offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Located at Long Island’s only university-based medical center, the Heart Center staff includes 50 full-time and community-based, board-certified cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, plus 350 specially trained anesthesiologists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, and other highly skilled support staff. Their expertise allows for state-of-the-art interventional and surgical capabilities in 24-hour cardiac catheterization labs and surgical suites. New imaging technologies offered yield unprecedented views of the heart and minimally invasive surgeries, giving patients faster recoveries. Staffers implement lifesaving strategies with effectiveness, safety, and compassion for patients and their families. Call for details about services, to request a clinical consultation, refer a patient, or to locate a physician.

631-44-HEART (444-3278)

ACCESSIBLE VANS & MOBILITY

Four well-known and well-respected mobility dealers have joined forces to offer customers competitive pricing, varied selection and added convenience. Accessible Vans & Mobility covers the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as well as Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Accessible Vans and Mobility offers the highest quality accessibility products, including full size vans and minivans, residential access items, accessible vehicle rentals, assistive seating and adaptive driving aids. The company supplies products for individuals who are disabled as well as products that assist individuals as they age (i.e. scooters, scooter lifts, and companion seats.) State-of-the-art adaptive driving aids and new and pre-owned accessible vehicles are available for people with disabilities. The company can assist with obtaining financing, and offers a comprehensive warranty program.

500 Central Ave., Bethpage • 800-850-VANS (8267) www.avmvans.com

BROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recently recognized Brookhaven Memorial Hospital for meeting its stringent performance guidelines in caring for stroke patients. As evidence of this commitment to excellence by everyone involved with the Stroke Center, the Hospital was recognized in a special section of July’s US News & World Report’s 100 Best Hospitals In America edition. By utilizing The American Stroke Association’s “Get With The Guidelines” program, the healthcare community can immediately measure compliance in many key areas and address issues that may arise in real time – not months or years later – leading to better patient outcomes. This honor is a wonderful testament to the excellent care provided by the Stroke Center team and a superb example of the overall level of care provided to the community served.

55 Medford Ave., (Rte. 112), Patchogue 631-687-4190 • www.BrookhavenHospital.org

SID JACOBSON JCC

It is estimated that more than 500,000 adults in the U.S. under 60 suffer from Young Onset Alzheimer’s. In 2005, Sid Jacobson JCC, in partnership LIAF, developed the “Let’s Do Lunch” program. The first-of-its-kind in the nation, the program provides cognitive, social and physical stimulation in a safe environment for these individuals. Simultaneously, the family caregiver can continue or return to work or care for young children while receiving critically needed support. Each day, members of the group express themselves through art and music therapy plus vocational work. Other activities include fitness and dancing. Connie Wasserman, JCC Program Director for Senior Services, comments, “This younger onset group has unique needs. They are still physically active and want to be productive.” For more information about this program, contact Connie Wasserman at 516-484-1545, ext.135.

300 Forest Drive, East Hills • 516-484-1545 www.sjjcc.org

THE VISITING NURSE SERVICE OF NEW YORK

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest not-for-profit home health care organization in the country, is nationally known for providing expert and compassionate care in people’s homes—and we’re available right here in Nassau County. We offer a wide range of home health care services, including skilled nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, social work and home health aide services (i.e., personal care, bathing and dressing). If you have a loved one who needs home health care after a hospital stay, it is your legal right to choose the health care agency you want. While some services may call themselves visiting nurses, there’s only one organization with more than 114 years of home health care experience: the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

1-888-VNS-1-CALL (1-888-867-1225) www.vnsyn.org

VISITING NURSE SERVICE & HOSPICE OF SUFFOLK, INC.

Incorporated in 1952, Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk is a freestanding, not-for-profit, community-based home health care agency and hospice. Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk provides charitable and compassionate care in the home and sponsors community service activities such as blood drives, bereavement support and flu clinics. The professional staff treats patients with kindness and dignity and assists them in achieving their maximum level of health. Skilled and ancillary services include nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, in-home health telemonitoring, medical social work and home health aide care. The hospice is committed to the care of terminally ill patients and their families to maintain quality of life throughout the dying process and bereavement period. Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance and HMO’s are accepted.

505 Main St., Northport • 631-261-7200 www.visitingnurseservice.org

COMPANION HOME CARE OF LONG ISLAND, INC.

Companion Home Care of Long Island, Inc., is one of the most experienced of the growing number of companion agencies across the country. Companion Home care specializes in providing inhome care for aging men and women who do not need medical assistance. Dorothy Anderson, President, says that the services her company provides fill a real need in the scheme of today’s busy family. “As the baby boomer generation ages, so do their parents. Medical advances have each generation living longer. Boomers, dealing with their own hectic lives and children, now need to find time to assist parents, who, while relatively healthy, still need assistance with day-to-day living. For more information on our services, see our ad in this issue.

631-884-0005 • 1-866-311-CARE (2273) www.CompanionHomeCareLI.com

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Mercy Medical Center has received the 2007 Orthopedic Care Excellence Award from HealthGrades©, marking the third year in a row that the nation’s leading healthcare ratings company has given Mercy’s program its highest honor. Among the more than 5,000 facilities analyzed by HealthGrades for its annual study of Hospital Quality in America, Mercy ranks in the top 5 percent of all hospitals in the nation in Overall Orthopedic Services and in the top 10 percent in Spine Surgery. Mercy is western Long Island’s highest-rated hospital in both Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement Surgery. And Mercy is the only hospital in New York State offering Robotic Computer- Assisted Total Knee Replacement, along with a unique “Joint Endeavor” Program designed to achieve superior results through holistic care.

1000 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre 516-62-MERCY (626-3729) mercymedicalcenter.chsli.org

ST. JOHNLAND NURSING CENTER

St. Johnland Nursing Center offers subacute care; short-term rehabilitation and complex medical care for patients recovering from joint replacement, cardiac or general surgery, accidents or illness following hospitalization. Comprehensive rehabilitation therapies, along with medical, nursing and social programs, enable patients to recover and return home as quickly as possible. Intensive physical, occupational and speech therapies are provided in a state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym where patients utilize the latest hi-tech rehab equipment. The occupational therapy kitchen and adaptive devices allow patients to return to activities-of-dailyliving and regain mobility and independence. St. Johnland’s dedicated unit offers a perfect blend of state-ofthe- art technology and skilled professionals who enable patients to achieve their recovery goals. Call for more information or to tour The Livingston Pavilion for Subacute Care at St. Johnland Nursing Center.

395 Sunken Meadow Rd., Kings Park. • 631 269-5800 www.stjohnland.org
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