Margaret Tietz was featured in the January 2023 edition of Forest Hills Magazine.
Feeling At “Home” in A Rehab Center With Commitment, Compassion & Customized Care
BY LINDA SPIEGEL | DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND VOLUNTEER SERVICES
Were vou aware that most seniors, in the city of New York, live in Queens? And for more than 40 years, Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been providing the community with accessible, high-quality healthcare services. In fact, they are leaders in healthcare working with every hospital in the 5 boroughs, as well as assisted living facilities, Community and senior organizations, Rabbis, Queens Legislators and community lay leaders, to best help meet the needs of the diverse community.
Margaret Tietz is proud to provide the community with high-quality short-term rehabilitation with a state-of-the-art virtual reality rehab system, long-term and Clinically Complex Care. Combined with a beautiful Synagogue, renovated gym, large, designated recreation area and beautiful courtyard and garden that is supported by the community. There rehab comfortably and confidently in their five-star rated, fully Kosher facility. They are 200 bed facility with 85% Private Rooms. On any given day there are 100 individuals there for a rehab stay at the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, they are intent on delivery of high-quality, individualized services and treatment to each patient in a dignified and respectful manner. You’ll find an experienced staff of caring professionals dedicated to your well-being. Their services are varied and offer all the options needed for an optimal care experience. Their goal is to provide a positive resident outcome in an environment filled with compassionate care.
Margaret Tietz opened its’ doors in 1971 as a not-for-profit facility with the unique mission of caring for Holocaust Survivors who they still have the privilege of serving to this day, along with seniors from a variety of backgrounds who are in need of care.
At the center of this facility and community is Linda Spiegel, Director of Public Affairs and Volunteer Services. Linda has been on staff since the late 70’s with a break for approximately 10 years due to the birth of her daughter. Involved throughout the community, she has made herself available to seniors and their families as they navigate through care at a vulnerable time.
Linda has fostered relationships over her many years at Margaret Tietz to broaden resource information and maximize her ability to assist families in need. Special Innovative programs like the Adopt a Grandparent program with elementary school students and relationships with High Schools and Universities for volunteer and internship opportunities have given students experience in working with seniors which has led to job selection in the healthcare field. Linda speaks of an Inter-generational Dance Program with students from a local dance studio which won an award in Albany as Innovation of the Year in competition among other facilities throughout the state. Linda’s philosophy is that seniors are our greatest asset, we need to honor and value each for the contribution they have made. We can learn much from them. Helping people and treating each with respect, especially as they age, is of paramount importance. Linda has won many awards over the years and treasures each one. We have a great team at Margaret Tietz and she is proud to work alongside them each day.
Margaret Tietz is uniquely positioned to provide the Jewish community with an array of services and amenities. They have a Full time Rabbi on-staff, Shabbst Minyan, an off-site Shabbos apartment, within the eruv for walking on the sabbath, full services and meals for the holidays and shabbat and a Kosher kitchen under the strict supervision of the VAAD Harobonim of Queens. All under Cassena Care.
At Margaret Tietz they get you back on your feet…and back home quickly. Whatever your age, stage or medical condition, they have the services you need to experience true well-being.