Clinical Services


Our team of highly qualified and skilled therapists provide  the latest specialized and tailored techniques to meet the needs of the individual, including:
  • Stroke
  • Knee/ Hip replacement
  • Fractures
  • Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amputation Program
  • Vestibular Therapy

LVAD Left Ventricular
Assist Device

A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a pump that we use for patients who have reached end-stage heart failure. The LVAD is a surgically implanted, battery-operated, mechanical pump, which then helps the left ventricle (main pumping chamber of the heart) pump blood to the rest of the body. LVADs can be used as:

Bridge-to-transplant therapy: This is a life-saving therapy for patients awaiting a heart transplant. Patients use the LVAD until a heart becomes available. In some cases, the LVAD is able to restore the failing heart, eliminating the need for a transplant.

Destination therapy: Some patients are not candidates for heart transplants. In this case, patients can receive long-term treatment using an LVAD, which can prolong and improve patients’ lives.


The sophisticated computerized monitoring system at The Wayne Center for Living continuously monitors all patients on the ventilator unit.

Our ventilators are portable, which allows our patients to take advantage of our beautiful facility, attend activities including Bingo and live entertainment, go outside for Barbecues, or get services at the beauty parlor.

The Wayne Center for Living houses one of the few long-term vent units where we also successfully wean patients that may be assessed as candidates to return home.

A Registered Respiratory Therapist is on-site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, on our unique and dynamic 40-bed unit. They provide tracheotomy care and tracheotomy changes on the ventilator unit and throughout the facility.

Each patient is assigned to one of our dedicated, Board Certified Pulmonologists so they can know their patients and follow their care. Our interdisciplinary team determines the individualized plan of care for each patient, and an emphasis is placed on each person’s psychosocial well-being.

Our team constantly evaluates each patient with the hopes of reducing their ventilator dependence, and our services are directed at restoring each resident to his or her optimal level of functioning.


Our goal is to provide the best quality of life possible based on each individual’s capabilities and to give their family members total piece of mind.

This is why we are so proud of our partnership with Dialysis Direct to provide our patients and residents with a special hemodialysis program, in-house.

Dialysis Direct uses the most advanced NxStage equipment, with treatments that are tailored to help patients make the most of their time spent in the skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.

Patients benefit from our ComfortCare™ Model provided by the Dialysis Direct Care Team.  Under Dialysis Direct care, we perform shorter frequent treatments helping the patient avoid the burden of tiresome travel to the outpatient center.

Our interdisciplinary team collaborates with the skilled nursing/rehab facility the nephrologist to coordinate a plan of care to improve patient outcomes.

Therapeutic Recreation

Celebrate Life Everyday!

There’s so much to do at The Wayne Center, and it’s all designed with our residents in mind. From parties to church services, games tailored to individual abilities to fun off-premises trips, our activities are designed to meet the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of our residents in ways they appreciate. Making new friends, enjoying old friends, visiting with family and simply enjoying life to the fullest: that’s life at The Wayne Center.


We care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients of all functional levels. Each resident is evaluated by our interdisciplinary team to determine the individualized care needed. We focus on depression and behavioral problems and our Psychiatrist comes weekly to see residents. We aim for minimal medications and increased activities for behavioral issues.

Socialization with peers and activities are an important part of life at The Wayne Center. We encourage socialization and participation as much as tolerated to promote an active lifestyle. We have a private, gated patio where outdoor events are held. We have recently installed a wheelchair garden where our residents grow fresh vegetables and herbs. We have dedicated therapeutic recreation staff members, including a specifically assigned certified nursing assistant. They engage our residents in programs including reading, exercise, trivia, barbecues, arts and crafts including painting and clay projects, bingo and cooking.

Family members are welcome and encouraged to volunteer and be active participants at The Wayne Center for Living.


Nursing is the heart of our facility, and our nursing staff strives for excellence in the care they provide. Every resident, short-term patient, and their family members, becomes a part of our caregivers’ extended family, and we take pride in the relationships we develop. We encourage patient and family participation in the interdisciplinary care planning process.

Every patient and family member is our customer, and customers always come first. Our nursing unit supervisors, managers or nursing administrators are always available for our patients and family, and do their best to make every patient enjoy life to the fullest.


Our exceptional and advanced Wound Care program, focuses not only on the treatment and healing of wounds but also on the patient’s overall health. Our nurse wound specialists provide individually tailored and expert care under a patient’s physician order to ensure our patients reach optimal healing and achieve positive outcomes. 


We provide the most compassionate end of life care program, utilizing a non-invasive clinical approach, with a focus on patient dignity. As part of the interdisciplinary team, our therapists work in attempts to wean ventilator patients, to build endurance, on activities of daily living, and on ambulation, when appropriate. Our goal for our ventilator patients is to improve their quality of life, make them as comfortable as possible and make sure they are positioned properly. 

Rehabilitation Services

We are looking for caring individuals to join our teams.

At The Wayne Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation we know you’re eager to get back on your feet. Our Rehabilitation Services provide the skilled rehabilitation services you need, including physical, occupational and speech therapy. We work with your physician to design a rehab program especially for you. 

Dietary Services

Solution for families that need an extra level of care.

There’s nothing like a delicious meal to make you feel at home. Our food service staff bring a real love for cooking to The Wayne Center, serving food that’s as tasty as it is healthy, thanks to our Dietary department supervised by our Registered Dieticians. Yes, it’s healthy, it’s kosher…and it’s oh-so-good!

Medical Care Services

From companionship services to hospice care support.

We enlist services of only the most highly qualified and experienced physicians and consultants.

Our team of dedicated Nursing staff provides 24-hour nursing care to our residents. Our caring staff strives to assist our residents to reach their optimum level of function while attending to their needs.

Social Services

We provide transportation services you can rely on.

Sometimes it’s hard…and we understand. That’s why our Department of Social Workers has become such a vital service. These dedicated staff members listen to your concerns and address issues that matter to you and your family member. From resident meetings to family support groups, we work towards making the adjustment a stress-free as well as preparing our residents for their return to the community.

Our Services and Amenities


Our highly trained therapy staff delivers world-class subacute rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy to our residents.


Our EksoGT robotic exoskeleton system is a game changing platform for neuro-rehabilitation following a stroke, spinal injury, or other neurological condition.


The Wayne Center boasts a 40 bed, dedicated ventilator unit equipped with piped in oxygen and one of the most reliable ventilator systems in the industry.


We have partnered with Dialysis Direct to provide our patients and residents with the most advanced, in-house hemodialysis program available today.


We provide all modalities of clinical care onsite, including IV Therapy, Tracheostomy care, Optometry, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Dental, laboratory and X-ray services.


Every resident and their family members becomes a part of our caregivers' extended family, and we take pride in the relationships we develop.


We specialize in the treatment of residents suffering from Alzheimers and Dementia, through a dedicated, holistic and compassionate program provided in a secure and loving environment.


Our Long-Term Care residents live with us in health and happiness and make up the core fabric of our population. The clinical care we provide is the envy of the healthcare community.


We provide the most compassionate end of life care program, utilizing a non-invasive clinical approach, with a focus on patient dignity.

"OMG!! This nursing home is amazing especially this one worker. Her name is Michelle. When I tell you she's so great at what she does, I mean she's great. I visit my aunt quite frequently who resides on the 7th floor. Prior to her being assigned on that floor; there were a lot of unsanitary conditions especially the stench and filth. All of a sudden I notice this girl (Michelle) has been working on the floor and all of those unsanitary conditions including the stench left. I never seen a person that take so much pride and dignity in cleaning all of those rooms and the whole floor from top to bottom. This floor is like a brand new floor that I never seen. I'm going to pay her a visit the next time I see my aunt and make her an offer at my firm as a executive assistant!"

Shavez Jackson

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"The staff are very receptive to patients' needs. My brother is helpless and was transferred from the other facility across the street with a tracheostomy. Was successfully decanulatted and i thank the Respiratory team for doing an excellent job. The nursing staff and the anxillary staff as well are doing superb job. I reccomend this facility who has concers about their love ones or family membets who are not satisfied with the other facility to request for a transfer in this facility"

Elvesa Monje

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"This is a great place for rehabilitation... my father was at split rock on Baychester ave. In bronx and would go back and forth to hospital every 3 or 4 days because of carelessness with the staff... we said enough was enough when my father flatlined .WAYNE REHABILITATION has saved my fathers life. They are very good at diagnosing, rehabilitation and nutrition. Everyone there looks like they love their job. Never a problem with anyone any my father loves it there. He has recovered nicely and will be coming home soon. I highly recommend WAYNE REHABILITATION AND NURSING to everyone."

Nelson Vega

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"I had a knee replacement and went to Wayne Center through a referral from a friend. I immediately noticed the ambiance of a modern facility to be very appealing clean well lit and organized. An administrative staff visited my room and explained their role and expectations. Nurses were very attentive and especially to the elderly and always smiling. Except for breakfast the food was very good quality and taste. Rehab staff was great I enjoyed working with Rosalyn she really made me work. Only drawback in rehab was they need another machine for legs. Staff was A+ from nurses, administration and maintenance-"noticed when their was a spill on the floor they would quickly clean up".
I would definitely refer anyone who is thinking of sending their parent, grandparent or loved one."


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