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Medical Staff and Ownership

Dr. SalamWhile it is my most important priority to bring quality of care to each resident at Oak Hollow, it is also important to bring life to the facility.

The culture at Oak Hollow is to provide care in a nice environment for residents to live, to enjoy and to create a social atmosphere for families to have quality visits.

I am honored to function at Oak Hollow as their Medical Director.

~ Dr. Salam, CMD

Oak Hollow’s owners are experts in skilled nursing care

Oak Hollow’s leaders and members of the Board of Directors includes a physician expert in geriatric and long-term care and a doctor of psychology.  As such, they guide the organization with a deep understanding of all aspects of health care.

Jacob Dimant, MD, a board-certified physician in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and rheumatology is a nationally recognized leader in long-term care.  In addition to practicing and teaching geriatric medicine he is a noted author and lecturer in the field of long-term care medicine.  Dr. Dimant has served as president of the New York and the American Medical Directors Associations, the local and national organizations of physicians in long-term care where he guided the development of clinical standards for long-term care practice.   


Dr. Dimant has conducted research in improving nursing home quality of care and was the recipient, at Oak Hollow and other facilities, of New York State grants for the development of culture change for nursing home residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  These efforts resulted in the implementation of resident-centered care at Oak Hollow, benefitting all residents including those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  Dr. Dimant was instrumental in the development of Oak Hollow’s Circle of Friends Program, which for many years has improved the quality of life for Oak hollow residents.

Dr. Dimant is a recognized expert in the field of care and rehabilitation of bariatric residents and has published in this field.  He was instrumental in the establishment of Oak Hollow’s Bariatric Rehabilitation program, a unique program emphasizing successful rehabilitation for bariatric residents requiring rehabilitation following hospitalization, surgery or acute illness.

Rose Dimant, PhD holds a doctorate in psychology.  Her experience includes cognitive, perceptual and project testing.  She has counseled clients with eating disorders and clients who have adjustment reactions to chronic medical problems.  As a member of a multi-disciplinary research group funded by the National Institute on Aging, Dr. Dimant has conducted research and presented findings on the cognitive and social aspects of aging.

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