POINT PLEASANT, N.J., – Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Centerthis winter has enhanced its specialized rehabilitation focus with the introduction of Physiatry Services under the direction of Michael Dambeck, DO. The Point Pleasant skilled nursing facility also recently earned 5-star overall quality and 5-star quality measures ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – a testament to its next-level services and patient care.
Physiatry services – also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) services – blend pain treatments and physical therapy with the goal to help patients avoid surgery. This physician-led, “whole body” approach at Crest Pointe centers on designing, coordinating and overseeing customized rehabilitation therapies for patients while managing their medical conditions, including co-morbidities. The program is tailored for individuals with a range of diagnoses and rehab needs.
Board certified in PM&R, Dr. Dambeck earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship in internal medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Dambeck completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he was the chief resident.
Crest Pointe developed its Physiatry Services offering with Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility. “Crest Pointe’s Physiatry programming will maximize its rehab services and support the aim to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient,” said Marquis’ Pam Montemurno, regional director of market development. “Dr. Dambeck is known for his expertise in physiatry and will work closely with Crest Pointe’s dedicated on-site clinicians; the team is lucky to have him.”
Montemurno credits the quality of care and customer service at Crest Pointe as key factors for the facility’s 5-star overall quality and 5-star quality measures ratings. The overall quality rating is based on ratings for health inspections, staffing and quality measures. The quality measures component examines data on 15 different physical and clinical measures, including long- and short-term stays, for residents.
“Crest Pointe has partnered with the region’s top healthcare providers in developing its specialty programming, assembling a medical oversight team of the best of the best; all are highly-regarded for their medical expertise and caring manners,” added Montemurno. In addition to Physiatry Services, recent introductions include Cardiac Care and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management offerings, with others in development.
Crest Pointe also is in the midst of a 3,000-square-foot building expansion to house a new therapy gym, featuring state-of-the-art equipment, including a smart car to help patients simulate actual daily living skills during the rehabilitation process. Construction, which began in fall 2020, is well underway.
Located at 1515 Hulse Road, the 118-bed Crest Pointe provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. Blending top-quality care with small town charm and warmth, the facility offers patients a scenic place to rehab and recover, as many patient rooms feature views of the scenic Point Pleasant Canal.
Crest Pointe is committed to serving as a healthcare resource for the community. Together with Marquis, it has established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics – including physiatry – of interest for families of patients and the larger community.
Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Consulting Services is a highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.