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Physiatry/Pain Management

Physiatrists are trained in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Cedar Manor's physiatrist, Dr. Michael Cantor, deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disability caused by chronic and acute diseases. Physiatrists have been successful in treating conditions including:

  • Acute & chronic pain
  • Knee, back, and shoulder problems
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputations
  • Lung conditions
  • Effects of cancer treatment

Dr. Cantor looks at the "whole" person, not just the diagnosis, whether he is conducting an initial assessment or monitoring the patient's response to treatment; striving for improved outcomes in terms of comfort and health through the use of the latest modalities available. This additional clinical service will be helpful in restoring our residents to their highest level of function, independence, and their quick return to the community.

Wound Care

Cedar Manor is proud to announce that Advantage Surgical & Wound Care is now part of our team. Advantage provides superior, professional surgical wound care within the nursing home. Residents can now avoid frequent, lengthy and often costly transportation to wound clinic appointments. In addition, their day is not disrupted. They will not miss meals, recreational activities or scheduled therapy sessions. Another highlight is that communication of care between doctor and nursing staff is direct and personal rather than by note alone.

VitalStim Therapy

Cedar Manor's Rehabilitation Department has contracted with "Language Fundamentals" to provide speech, language and swallowing evaluations to its residents requiring services. Included in their services is the ability to implement VitalStim Therapy which is an FDA approved method to promote swallowing through the application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to the swallowing muscles in conjunction with conventional swallowing exercises. The goal of this treatment modality is to strengthen and reeducate the muscular system and improve motor control of the patient's swallowing mechanism. The modality can be utilized to treat patients with dysphagia due to a variety of etiologies including:

  • CVA
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Dementia
  • Head Trauma
  • Head & Neck Cancers (in absence of active neoplasm)
  • ALS

Candidates for treatment will be assessed for tolerance, assessing such factors as frequency, duration, and progress of this specialized modality. Patients placed on program will be done in collaboration with the patient's attending physician. For more information on this service please contact Tammy Hayes, Director of Rehabilitation at (914) 762-1600 ext. 326 or by e-mail at thayes@cedarmanornursing.com

Our New Medical Director

Cedar Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce the newest addition to our accomplished team - Dr. Soodabeh Zolfaghari. Dr. Zolfaghari will oversee physician services, assuming the leadership position of Medical Director. Her background includes a geriatric fellowship at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, along with years of practical long-term care experience. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Zolfaghari to Cedar Manor, an on-going recipient of the government's highest SNF ratings.

Therapeutic Recreation

Cedar Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center recently hosted Christina Tadin, MTA, NT-BC, NMT (pictured above - right), to form a Drum Circle with our residents. Participants were encouraged to imitate presented rythyms as well as create unique ones. The rhythms and beats prime motor areas of the brain and help regulate autonomic processes such as breathing and heart rate - promoting an overall sense of well-being. Angiolina Santucci (pictured above - left) was one of many happy participants. Cedar Manor continues to be a leader in Therapeutic Recrational programming within a skilled nursing facility.

Walking The Walk

Cedar Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center staff is proud to have raised more than $1,000 for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease. The fundraiser, held at SUNY Purchase on Sunday, September 24, attracted approximately 1,600 supporters. Cedar Manor, located in Ossining, participates annually to help raise awareness and find a cure for this debilitating illness. Pictured above: Cedar Manor staff member, Nilda Edwards. Also in attendance were staff members, Rodica Boanta, Lorraine Musico, Jean Ron and Michelle Triolo.

Staying Connected

Complimentary computer tablets are now available for patients to use during their stay at Cedar Manor!

Our Rehabilitation Department will also utilize the tablets as an exciting new modality in patient therapy. The tablets will be aimed at improving strength, endurance, range of motion communication, visual perception, and fine/gross motor coordination, which promotes a higher level of independence with activities of daily living. In addition, the tablets will also be used to enhance treatment of residents with cognitive impairment. Tablet use has been shown to decrease patient depression and increase overall morale.

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