Schervier Nursing Care Center

(866) 870-8878

2975 Independence Ave, Riverdale, NY


  • In-Home Care: Skilled
  • Nursing Home

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Schervier Nursing Care Center is a large, not for profit, nursing home with 366 beds based in Riverdale, NY. At last check, the facility had 360 residents indicating that it is 98% occupied which is about average within the state of New York. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Schervier Nursing Care Center, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 83% of nursing homes in New York. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 3 stars to 4 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Schervier Nursing Care Center with other senior care providers in New York. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is lower than average. The most recent health inspection was on 10/18/2011.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

07/20/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Our elderly mother, was recently discharged from the Burke rehab unit at Schervier after breaking a hip. She enjoyed her stay at Schervier very much. She said the staff, nurses, aides and therapists were all lovely to her. She enjoyed the meals, therapy sessions, and the kindness of her caregivers. She had only good things to say about her stay. Although she is glad to be home, she said she will miss it there. She is doing very well, thanks to the caring, professional and dedicated staff at Schervier. Thank you for taking such good care of our mother. God bless you in your good work.

03/24/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Care on the first floor, in the sub-acute care unit was reasonable. The one strange thing is that they told Medicare that my mother was no longer in need of therapy before IMO it was anywhere near reasonable. This put us in a position where we couldn't take here home and care for her, and were forced to pay full price (we were told that ALL rooms, short and long-term, were $535/night, contrary to the numbers shown on this site).
Once we were stuck there (without Medicare), they moved my mother to a room on the 3rd floor which they claimed had identical care and service. The 3rd turned out to be beyond a nightmare, and reminiscent of the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Upon arriving, my mother was told that she had to go to a "meeting," and here wheel chair was rolled into a room with about 15+ "residents." Additional chairs were strategically placed around my mother so that she couldn't move her wheelchair. The television was turned on VERY loud, and the "meeting" consistent of nothing but sitting. My mother asked to leave, and was told "[you] can't leave until the meeting is over." My mother said she needed to go to the bathroom, but was told "[you] can't go to the bathroom until the meeting is over." At least one other "resident" that was not able to speak, simply banged on his wheelchair about once a second for the full 4 hours. Finally, she was "released" and rolled back to her room, where she was then left unattended (thankfully!!!), and she called me to tell me what was going on!?!?
IMO, there was also an attempt to get my mother adicted to drugs. She was regularly given pain meds, and had to consistently turn them down, or insist on taking a lower dosage (very strange). When we tried to leave, the "Social Worker" warned my mother that "she may not be able to get drugs as easily as she did at Shervier" (which I didn't realize at the time, appeared to play to a potential addiction... which fortunately did not exist!).
This same "helpful" Social Worker called the nursing home we were planning on going to, under the guise of "helping" with the transfer, and told them that my mother was wheelchair bound. The other home would not take people that are wheelchair bound! Fortunately, the "diagnosis" was completely fictitious, and my mother demonstrated to the nursing evaluators from the new care facility her ability to walk 30 feet with a walker. This fictitious "wheelchair bound" diagnosis is totally at odds with the report to medicare, that indicates that medicare was no longer applicable, as here walking "10 feet" represented a "plateau." I believe the fictious diagnosis was an attempt to further trap my mother at Shervier.
It was also interesting that on the 3rd floor, despite claims of "identical rooms and identical staff," there were no house phones, such as were present on the 1st floor. IMO, this was helpful in isolating the patients.
I could go on with additional accounts... but the pattern and practice should be clear.
Bottom line: Don't go there. Try to get out... if you can... especially if you're off the 1st floor!!!
p.s., Reports surfacing today 3/24/2011) suggest the CEO was being dismissed in an investigation centered on Medicare fraud. Be sure to google for more up-to-date status info.

10/16/2010  -  An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes:

My Mom was discharged to Schervier twice after hip surgery (9/15/10) at St. Joseph's in Yonkers. The rehab staff got her walking 6-8 steps in a couple of days, but the nursing staff took out a catheter (good idea) waited just 8 hours for her to pee, then put the catheter back in. She got massive urinary infection 27,000 white cell count, back in the hospital 2.5 days after she left. After a week in hospital she couldn't walk any more. Sent back to Schervier and they didn't give her the prescribed Lasix so she blew up like a balloon, and got effusions in her lungs. Was in heart failure (diastolic). Doctor couldn't be reached for 2 days. Social worker never returned a phone call or a page. Doc misread her Xray as pneumonia. Back in hospital. Outlook bleak now. Thanks Schervier!

Description of Schervier Nursing Care Center in Riverdale, NY

Number of Beds : 366

Schervier Nursing Care Center, located in Riverdale, New York provides the following services: In-Home Care: Skilled and Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran's Benefits. Schervier Nursing Care Center has received 3 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Accommodations at Schervier Nursing Care Center, start at $15,750 a month. Schervier Nursing Care Center has a very good hospital, Bronx Va Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 93 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Schervier Nursing Care Center's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (10463) in New York, where Schervier Nursing Care Center is located, has an average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Schervier Nursing Care Center can be found here.

Schervier Nursing Care Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Schervier Nursing Care Center is an in-home care provider. In Home care could be either medical ("skilled") or non-medical ("custodial") support services delivered at the home of the senior. "skilled" service providers who usually provide various medical care needs and "custodial" care providers who provide services for daily living such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation but may also extend to assistance with transportation, paying bills, making appointments, and simply being there to provide companionship and emotional support. Home Care services are generally available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are sometimes paid for directly by the client or through a variety of public and private funding sources such as Medicare and/or Medicaid. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for in home care.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

"Bon Secours New York Health System is an enriched, diverse long term care organization providing high quality, compassionate, skilled nursing care, inpatient rehabilitation, comprehensive home care services and low-income independent living for seniors and disabled individuals on a beautiful, nine-acre Riverdale campus overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades.  

The mission of Bon Secours New York Health System is to bring compassion to health care, to be “good help to those in need®, and to help bring people and communities to health and wholeness.” Bon Secours New York’s mission is carried out through the services and programs of Schervier Nursing Care Center, Burke at Schervier Short-Term Rehabilitation Program, Schervier Cardio/Pulmonary Sub-Acute Care, Schervier Respite Care, Schervier Center for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Schervier Home Care, the Schervier Apartments and the Healthy Communities Initiative. Information about Schervier and Bon Secours New York Health System may be obtained at or by calling 718-548-1700 and 1-800-260-5006.

Since 1938, Schervier Nursing Care Center has provided a continuum of care to older and disabled adults. With its skilled nursing care services and programs, Schervier’s 364-bed facility provides the highest level of skilled nursing care with respect, compassion and dignity. Our mission addresses the needs of the whole person—body, mind and spirit. Our healthcare staff is specially trained to address the unique needs of an aging population. We offer therapeutic recreation, horticultural therapy and palliative care. Our Burke at Schervier Rehabilitation’s physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists are provided by the renowned Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. The Schervier Center for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care staff is specially trained in dementia care. Schervier Respite Care services are offered in two beautifully appointed respite suites, each with a bedroom, living room and bathroom. Schervier Cardio/Pulmonary Sub-Acute Care provides clinical care and rehabilitation therapy for patients with complications from heart disease, stroke, COPD and other cardiovascular disorders.

Ideally located just south of Yonkers and minutes from Manhattan with access to major highways and public transportation, Bon Secours New York’s campus serves nursing home residents with private and semi-private suites, a beautiful chapel, indoor and outdoor gardens, and a new community hall, rehabilitation suite, lobby, café and gift shop. Schervier Home Care in the Bronx and Westchester brings a wide range of health and other professional support services directly into the individual’s home. Bon Secours New York also includes the Schervier Apartments for low-income older and disabled adults.

Come visit and see for yourself! We are a terrific organization dedicated to compassionate care.


Community Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Foot Care
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Special Health Conditions
  • Colostomy or Urostomy

Demographic Profile for Riverdale, NY, 10463


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
39.9 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

20% Above
Cost of Food
10% Above
32% Above
9% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
21.7 / 100
Water Quality
50 / 100
Superfund Sites
59 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes