100 Lake Road
Valley Cottage, NY 10989
(845) 268 6813


This is to record our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Tolstoy Foundation Nursing Home in Valley Cottage, NY. We were visiting our father who was admitted there, and during the several occasions we were in… Read more “This is to record our”

Remani Mathew and Mathew Joseph

Dear Dorothy: Just a short note to thank you and your excellent staff for your kindness and consideration in helping us celebrate our 59th wedding anniversary. God bless you and thank you.

Dear Dottie, Thank you so much for being so kind to me. Everybody is great there from all departments. Thanks again!

To Everyone on the 2nd floor: Because you’ve been so very nice, it’s difficult to say – How much appreciation is in this card today,
so this is meant to tell you “thanks” and then to tell you, too,… Read more “To Everyone on the 2nd”

Dear Dorothy: I wanted to take this time to to thank you for all the caring, kindness and help throughout my mother’s, and my children’s grandmother’s stay at Tolstoy Nursing Home for the past 12+ years. I’m very grateful for… Read more “Caring Kindness and Help”

Dear Dorothy: On behalf of our entire family, thank you for the Mass card in dad’s honor. We will never forget the wonderful treatment dad received at Tolstoy. You and your entire staff could not have done more to make… Read more “Dear Dorothy: On behalf of”

Dear Dorothy: I am writing on behalf of the family of my father, who was a patient at Tolstoy from June 6 to July 26, when he sadly passed away. We cannot say enough about the excellent care he received… Read more “Dear Dorothy: I am writing”

Dear Dorothy, Yesterday, my sister Rosemary (Fenton) Stokes and I visited a Resident at TFRNC. Upon arrival, we found her sitting primly in her chair, with a smile on her face, looking out the window. After a minute of though,… Read more “Dear Dorothy, Yesterday, my sister”

Jeanmarie (Fenton) Grahn

Dear Dottie, Thank you so much for being so kind to me. Everybody is great there from all departments. Thanks again!

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Mrs. Ann Marie Blackwood
Admissions Coordinator
P 845.268.6813, ext. 114
F 845.268.7673

Tolstoy Foundation Rehabilitation & Nursing Center provides a homelike environment for those in need of long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. Throughout its 45 years of service to the elderly, the commitment to excellence has remained steadfast. Resident needs are addressed through care plans, interdisciplinary team meetings and the Resident’s individual preferences. Resident family members and/or significant others, as well as the Resident are considered part of the interdisciplinary team and are encouraged to voice any concerns they have.

The admission process is initiated by evaluating the prospective client, using a Patient Review Instrument (PRI). This review is conducted by a certified assessor, either within the hospital by the Discharge Planner, or by a visiting nurse if the client is coming from the community. Completion and submission of the PRI to TFRNC is the first step toward admission.

After the PRI is reviewed, an application packet must be completed by a family member or friend. This packet asks for information about the prospective Resident’s finances, Advanced Directives (healthcare proxy or living will), social information, citizenship and funeral arrangements. Along with the completed application, certain documents are required; they include but are not limited to: a copy of the Social Security and Medicare cards, birth certificate, naturalization papers or green card, any supplemental insurance cards, and all bank statements for the most recently past 36 months.

The private bed rate is $350.00 a day, plus additional charges for pharmaceutical items.
Our Admissions Department will assist with any questions which might arise.


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