100 Lake Road
Valley Cottage, NY 10989
(845) 268 6813


Dear Dorothy: Just a short note to thank you and your excellent staff for your kindness and consideration in helping us celebrate our 59th wedding anniversary. God bless you and thank you.

Dear Dottie, Thank you so much for being so kind to me. Everybody is great there from all departments. Thanks again!

Dear Dorothy: On behalf of our entire family, thank you for the Mass card in dad’s honor. We will never forget the wonderful treatment dad received at Tolstoy. You and your entire staff could not have done more to make… Read more “Dear Dorothy: On behalf of”

This is to record our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Tolstoy Foundation Nursing Home in Valley Cottage, NY. We were visiting our father who was admitted there, and during the several occasions we were in… Read more “This is to record our”

Remani Mathew and Mathew Joseph

Dear Dorothy, Yesterday, my sister Rosemary (Fenton) Stokes and I visited a Resident at TFRNC. Upon arrival, we found her sitting primly in her chair, with a smile on her face, looking out the window. After a minute of though,… Read more “Dear Dorothy, Yesterday, my sister”

Jeanmarie (Fenton) Grahn

Dear Dottie, Thank you so much for being so kind to me. Everybody is great there from all departments. Thanks again!

Dear Dorothy: I wanted to take this time to to thank you for all the caring, kindness and help throughout my mother’s, and my children’s grandmother’s stay at Tolstoy Nursing Home for the past 12+ years. I’m very grateful for… Read more “Caring Kindness and Help”

Dear Dorothy: I am writing on behalf of the family of my father, who was a patient at Tolstoy from June 6 to July 26, when he sadly passed away. We cannot say enough about the excellent care he received… Read more “Dear Dorothy: I am writing”

To Everyone on the 2nd floor: Because you’ve been so very nice, it’s difficult to say – How much appreciation is in this card today,
so this is meant to tell you “thanks” and then to tell you, too,… Read more “To Everyone on the 2nd”

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An Overview-

With oversight by our Medical Director, and under the guidance of the Director of Nursing, the Nursing Department provides comprehensive skilled nursing care on a 24-hour basis.

Our clinical team includes Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapist, Registered Dietitian, Recreational Activity Staff, and a Social Worker. We are a bilingual Russian-English facility with benefit of a multilingual staff. Various staff members are also fluent in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Hindi-Malayalam, Telugu, Greek, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Slovak, Czech, and Bulgarian…and, of course, Russian and English.
Services provided by the TFRNC team of professionals and consulting practitioners, include: admissions assessments, periodic examinations, diagnostic testing, intravenous therapy, administration of medications and treatments, podiatric services, dental care and specialist referrals as appropriate. Respiratory, physical and occupational equipment are utilized, as prescribed. Our Medical Director and Director of Nursing are specialists in gerontology.

Fayyaz Sheikh, M.D.
Medical Director

Cynthia Molabola
Director of Nursing Services