The Old People's Home of the Russian Orthodox Convent, “Novo-Diveevo”, was founded in 1972 by Archbishop Andrei of Rockland to provide care of the elderly persons of Slavic background, who due to the lack of proper knowledge of English language, would feel isolated in an environment of an English speaking adult home.
The 76-bed facility, nestled on over 50 acres of grounds of the Convent, is located in the town of Clarkstown and the hamlet of Nanuet, near the village of Spring Valley in New York's Rockland County. The Home provides each resident with a private, furnished room, complete with a bed, dresser, desk, two chairs, night table, lamp, draperies, and a wall closet. New residents may bring their own furniture if they wish. TV, radio, small refrigerator, and telephone are permitted in the rooms. The Convent grounds offer an ideal opportunity for walks in the fresh country air amidst natural beauty.
Professional staf fluent in most Slavic languages provides the services for our residents. Residents receive three meals a day prepared in a traditional Slavic style and meeting the nutrient requirements set by the New York State Health Department. Special diets are provided when ordered by a physician. Complete housekeeping services are provided at the Home, including linen service and laundering of resident's personal clothing. Office staff is available for case management services.
Health Care includes periodic physical examination for all residents. The Convent physician visits the Home twice a week. Nurse's aides give 24-hour supervision. Medical prescriptions are filled by our local pharmacy and when necessary, nurse's aides provide assistance in taking medications. The Home arranges appointments and transportation to other medical providers.
Religious Services residents are welcome to attend the Convent church, which has religious services twice a day. All of the services are also broadcast into specific areas of the Home. Once a day a priest visits the home and is available for private meetings with the residents.
Recreational Program provided for those residents who desire to participate. Current events and reading out loud sessions are held once a week, while video showings of special interest to the elderly and Slavic speaking people are provided twice a week. Games, discussions and music appreciation sessions are held twice a day. Organized exercises are held every other week, while informal social coffee hour sessions are held twice monthly.