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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 indoor 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


July 15, 2020

Dear Family Members and Friends: 

On July 14, 2020, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) published the criteria facilities must meet to expand visitations to include limited indoor visiting. At this time we are not yet offering indoor visitation. We understand that everyone is eager to resume full visitation, however, we are going to do this slowly and with extreme care because the health and safety of your loved one is our top priority. The Drive-Through Visitation will continue as long as the weather permits and we will continue to keep you informed of any changes to our visitation practices. As a reminder, all family members must adhere to their scheduled time/day to allow each resident a chance to visit with loved ones.

If you’d like more information, the full list of NYSDOH requirements that must be met follows:


  1. The region in which the [Nursing Home] NH is located is in Phase 3.
  2. The NH is in full compliance with all state and federal requirement, state Executive Orders and guidance, State reporting requirement including COVID-19 focus surveys, [Hospital Emergency Response Data System] HERDS and staff testing surveys, and federally required submission of COVID-19 data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
  3. The NH has protocols to separate residents into cohorts of positive, negative, and unknown as well as separate staffing teams to deal with COVID-positive residents and non-positive residents.  In order to effectuate this policy, nursing home facilities should transfer residents within a facility, to another long-term care facility, of to another noncertified location if they are unable to successfully separate out patient in individual facilities.
  4. The NH has not completed the NY Forward Plan to  The facility has decided to continue with the drive-through visits until further notice.  When the facility decide to implement a plan for indoor visits, the NY Forward Safety Plan will be submitted a copy of the completed plan  The plan must clearly articulate the space(s) to be used for visitation including the number of visitors and residents which could be safely socially distanced within the space(s)
  5. The NH has no staffing shortages as evidenced by the NH’s individual staffing plan and as reported by the NH through submissions to the National Health Safety Network (NHSN).
  6. The absence of new onset of COVID-19 among staff or resident s as reported to the Department on HERDS and staff testing survey and as reported to the NHSN for a period of no less than twenty-eight (28) days, consistent with [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] CMS established thresholds.
  7. Access to adequate testing. The NH should have a testing plan in place that, at a minimum, ensures all consenting nursing home residents have the capability to test or can arrange for testing of all residents upon identification of any individual with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.  If a staff member tests positive for the SARS-CoV -2 virus, the NH must have the capacity to continue re-testing all nursing home staff and residents, as applicable.  
  8. A copy of the NH’s visitation plan is posted on the public website and broadcasted via email and social media to provide visitors clear guidelines for visiting and to announce if and when visitations is paused due to increase in the numbers of residents and/or staff with a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis.”   

Thank you for your patience.

Please be aware of the visitation schedule in regards to the drive-through visits.  If you have any further questions please contact your Case Manager who will happily assit you.

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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