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About Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center

A 345-bed facility located in view of the Great South Bay in West Islip, Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center (OLC)—established in 1894 by the Sisters of St. Dominic—offers a comprehensive array of services and programs designed for adults and geriatric patients.

Skilled nursing care at the facility includes geriatric care, rehabilitative care and medically complex care. Onsite respiratory therapists are available as well as specially trained medical staff.

Nursing care features an interdisciplinary approach to optimize the quality of care received by residents. Specialized programs result in positive clinical outcomes, in addition to enriching each resident’s quality of life. These goals are achieved by residents’ families working together with the staff.

Services Include:

  • Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Tracheostomy
  • Respiratory and Parenteral Care
  • Nursing Rehabilitation 
  • Wound Care
  • Dementia-Focused attention

OLC also has an active pastoral care program, comprising staff and trained volunteers who work closely with the clinical team. OLC is fortunate to have the services of the Good Shepherd Hospice program available to residents who are terminally ill. This helps to assist family members and enables palliative support to continue in a professional environment.

A very active, person-centered recreational program is coordinated by a team of therapists. They facilitate various activities, trips and celebrations to enhance residents’ social and emotional life.

Fully Certified:

  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission
  • Licensed, NYS Department of Health


Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center has been providing quality medical care since it's establishment in 1894 as St. Catherine’s Infirmary, a convalescent home in Long Island under the direction of the Sisters of St. Dominic. In 1933 it was named Our Lady of Consolation Home for the Aged, and in 1975 the home was relocated to West Islip, overlooking the Great South Bay, and named Consolation Residence. From 1975 to 1997, Our Lady of Consolation operated as a 250-bed geriatric nursing home. Since then, Our Lady of Consolation has grown significantly. In 1997, the nursing home opened a new 80,000 sq. ft., 200-bed addition to its existing facility. To reflect the many diversified services it began to offer, the name was changed to Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center.

Today, as a 450-bed post-acute and long-term nursing and rehabilitative care center, Our Lady of Consolation provides compassionate care for patients and residents who are in need of restorative rehabilitative, geriatric, medically complex, and specialized dementia disease care. As a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Our Lady of Consolation plays an integral role in the health care delivery system of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and offers continuing care expertise.

Please call 631-587-1600 for more information about Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center.