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Care Center at Sunset Lake

The Care Center at Sunset Lake


Please be aware the Care Center at Sunset Lake is currently CLOSED to visitors, in order to protect residents and staff during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

To the Families and Loved Ones of Those at the Care Center at Sunset Lake


I again hope this letter finds you and your loved ones healthy.  I am optimistic that the images we are sharing on Facebook (carecenteratsunsetlake) are telling stories of what is going on at the Care Center, and in turn are giving you some comfort during this difficult time.   As promised, I would like to share with you what has been going on at the Care Center.

Our Director of Nursing would like to assure you that all residents are having their temperature monitored 3 times a day.  Our staff continue to be screened (temperature monitored/heath screen) at the beginning of their respective shift.  All departments continue to function efficiently.  Extra cleaning is being done around the facility.  Staff morale has been good and we have experienced limited call-outs. 

If you haven’t had a chance to meet, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our Assistant Director of Nursing, Cynthia Hathaway.  Cynthia has been a nurse for 26 years, 22 of which have been in long term care with over 13 years’ experience in nursing administration.  She has 3 children, loves to camp, and has a love of dogs.  She has 2 small dogs a Scottish Terrier and a Bichon Frise.  Thank you Cynthia for joining our team and working the 4-12 shift during this time.

We would like to send a special thank you to John Linen, RN and Pooja Prajapati, RN for filling in on each unit when the unit leader is off.

Hopefully you had a chance to see our special visitor “Roxy” the St. Bernard.  Roxie had a positive impact on both residents and staff and will be returning more frequently as long as we cannot accept visitors.  We have received donations from the community, these include baked goods, handmade masks, letters, and cards – THANK YOU!  Please remember that family drop off ’s are on Monday’s from 9AM – 11AM.  Quantities must be limited to 1 grocery bag of items, with a limit of 2 days’ worth of perishable items.

In physical therapy staff have been lifting the spirits and mood of the residents with song.  Judy has been bringing in her guitar and with the help of staff and residents everyone has been enjoying singing. In occupational therapy they have been working on projects to get everyone in the mood for Spring. They have been painting wooden boxes in assorted bright colors and decorating them with Spring stickers. 

The MDS (clinical assessment to ensure that all resident needs are met) team is continuing to interview and assess residents.  They are healthy and glad to come to work to make a difference for the residents.  They are also keeping a positive attitude and it is spreading throughout the building. Meetings continued to be held (via phone).    They would like to remind you if you would like to have a meeting at any time please contact Bobbi-Ann to arrange (845.513.2130).  

In activities residents have started writing letters and they will be sent out to their loved ones.  One-on-one activities continue on the units.  Some of the favorite activities are: card games, word searches, coloring, dominoes, and board games such as Checkers, Sorry, and Trouble.  Thursday we all wore blue to stand together to help bring awareness for National Autism Awareness Day.  Finally, today we will be having a scavenger hunt for rainbows to celebrate National Find a Rainbow Day.       

Social Services would like everyone to know they are here and continuing to meet with residents one on one when needed.  They are available to you to check in on your loved ones and provide feedback.

For county updates on COVID-19 please visit the Sullivan County Website (, or visit the Public Health Services website (, which has a link for Coronavirus updates. 

Our commitment is to the care and health of your loved one.  We again extend ourselves to receive your phone calls and emails.  It is our obligation to ease your concerns and answer your questions. I look forward to sharing updates with you often and we all look forward to the time when we can open our doors and place you in the embrace of your loved ones again.


The Care Center at Sunset Lake is a skilled nursing facility providing care 7 days a week, 24-hour a day. 

The facility is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and offers skilled restorative care in a therapeutic environment for those who need rehabilitative care as well as a therapeutic environment for those who can no longer live independently. Also known as the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, the facility provides short term placement for restorative care, short term respite stays or long term placement. We also have a memory care unit specialized to the care of those with the diagnosis of dementia. The facility has 146 beds.

Services include; a full array of medical, nursing, personal care, dietary, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social, spiritual, recreational and housekeeping services. Residents and/or families are involved in decisions about care and receive services based on their individual needs.


  • Facility - 7 days a week, 24 hours a day 
  • Administrative Staff - Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4pm 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older 
  • Must have a skilled medical need that cannot be addressed in a less restrictive environment 

Cost of Service and Fee Structure:

  • Private Pay Rates (room and board ONLY):
    • $270 per day semi-private room 
    • $280 per day private room 
  • Medicaid is accepted 
  • Medicare may pay for a portion of services IF specific medical criteria are met and for a LIMITED time 
  • Private insurance is accepted if the insurance company agrees that nursing home care is necessary AND the insurance company is willing to pay for the care 
  • Co-pays may apply and are collected 

How to Apply/Documentation Required for Service:

  • By telephone call for a tour or visit
    • 845-292-8640 
  • Documentation Required:
    • A Patient Review Instrument (PRI) and Screen assesses the applicant's ability to complete "activities of daily living" such as walking, bathing, dressing, etc. The assessment includes all physical and psychological problems the applicant faces. 
    • A financial application 

Intake/Application Process:

  • The PRI and Screen is done by Sullivan County Public Health Services if the individual is living in the community. If the individual is in the hospital or another nursing home that facility will do the PRI and Screen. The financial application is available from the Social Services Department at the Care Center at Sunset Lake (CCASL). Upon review of the PRI and Screen a decision is made as to whether CCASL can meet the health care needs of the applicant 

Please contact us if you have any questions 845-292-8640

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