The Tuttle Center Earns Five Stars from U.S. News & World Report

by Amsterdam

The health center of Nassau County’s first and only true life care senior living community is one of the 2014 Best Nursing Homes in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report. The Tuttle Center at The Amsterdam at Harborside in Port Washington received five stars on the annual report.

The report rated communities the roughout the U.S. on health inspections, nurse staffing, quality measures, fire safety and penalties. This is the sixth year U.S. News & World Report has published the list, which includes ratings for more than 15,000 nursing centers throughout the country.

“We’re very proud of this distinction and of our staff members at The Tuttle Center, who work tirelessly to ensure our residents receive the best possible care available,” said executive director Sam Guedouar.

The Tuttle Center offers a full spectrum of on-site care services, including enriched housing, which is commonly known as assisted living; memory care; skilled nursing and rehabilitative services.

Health services at The Tuttle Center are available to The Amsterdam’s independent living residents, who have priority access, but are also available to members of the community at large in need of immediate assistance.

“The Amsterdam’s independent living residents have peace of mind and security in knowing that they have priority access and predictable rates for care at a top-rated health center, should they ever need it,” said Guedouar. “For residents of Long Island who are in need of short- or long-term care right away, The Tuttle Center is somewhere they can receive care that is focused on them, and where they can enjoy the dining, amenities and activities that make The Amsterdam a wonderful place to live.”

The Tuttle Center at The Amsterdam at Harborside has provided quality care for Long Island seniors for the past three years.

By the numbers:

  • The Tuttle Center has received 0 penalties or fines since opening 3 years ago.
  • Residents of The Tuttle Center receive direct care from nursing staff for 5 hours and 25 minutes each day, much higher than the New York state average of 3 hours and 55 minutes.
  • Only 6 percent of The Tuttle Center’s residents’ need for help with daily activities has increased during their stay, while the national average is 14 percent.
  • 0 percent of long-term residents of The Tuttle Center have depressive symptoms. The New York state average is 12 percent.