About Valley Health Services

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Evolving from a 32-bed to a 160-bed, long-term care and rehabilitation facility since its founding in 1984, Valley Health Services is a major health care provider and vital community asset. The privately owned, not-for-profit organization is located in Herkimer, New York and provides care to a largely rural population.

A comfortable, healthy environment with qualified staff who place an equal emphasis on mind, body and spirit defines the care at Valley Health Services which includes:

  • Skilled nursing, long-term care
  • Short-term inpatient rehabilitation and subacute care
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Wound Care
    • IV Therapy
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Speech Therapy
    • Lymphedema Management
    • Osteoporosis Management
  • Adult Day Health Care (two locations: Herkimer and Little Falls)
  • Palliative Care                                  

Testimonial from a VHS family

John Scarano's mother, Rosina, was a resident of VHS for quite a long time. She passed away and John wanted to share his family's experience: 

"Valley Health Services and specifically 1West will always be near and dear to my heart. As a family, we trusted Valley Health for the care and rehab of our mother and that trust was never ever in doubt. Our family was allowed to utilize the venue for privacy for occasions when needed, for special meals for the family to attend on holidays and an outside gazebo when the weather allowed. 

Activities for our mother were always available as well as musical entertainment which she always enjoyed. Valley Health has a Bell Choir which our mother was a part of; they actually would travel around to perform so I would attend - kind of like a Bell Choir groupie. 

Most important and paramount in our decision for our mother to be a resident of Valley Health was the care. We were able to observe the level of care given to the residents because of other relatives being in Valley Health - so the decision was easy. The care that our mother received was the reason she was able to reach the age of 95. 

The staff on 1West was always there for her and the family; they loved referring to her as Gram. As a family, our visits were frequent and may I add that the staff on 1West always made us feel like part of their family. Looking back, Valley Health was the right decision. Our family is at peace with that and will always recommend Valley Health Services."  

 

Valley Health Services is in compliance with regulations set forth by the New York State Department of Health. In addressing the fiscal responsibility of the facility, the annual audit has consistently revealed no exceptions. Valley Health Services has enjoyed community support since its founding. Over 80 volunteers support the staff and residents. Eight men and women from the surrounding area comprise the voluntary board of directors who collectively contribute over 1,000 hours annually to provide governance of the healthcare institution.                                     

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