The Adira Experience

Outstanding Hospitality & Individualized Care

The experience you deserve.

Only minutes from New York City, Adira at Riverside combines the luxury and elegance of an upscale spa resort with the unparalleled care of an acclaimed rehabilitation facility.

Our select team of highly qualified professional caregivers treat patients like family, and we go above and beyond expectations to accommodate your personal needs and desires.


Expert Respiratory Care


The only long term care facility in the area with a dedicated respiratory team and vent unit, Adira at Riverside features bedside respiratory ventilators and expert pulmonary rehab. Our highly skilled respiratory care team constantly updates its training, equipment, and skills as industry standards and technologies evolve, in order to offer the highest level of care quality.

Acclaimed Rehab Program


Working in an attractive, warm and caring environment, our highly qualified teams work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcomes. Exceptional 1:1 staff-to-patient ratio, customized diet plans and therapy tailored to each patients’ unique needs, we provide the premier-level care you deserve.

Upscale Amenities


At Adira at Riverside, we provide a serene, comfortable, and attractive environment in a beautiful Hudson River Valley setting. Our patients, their visitors and family enjoy all these amenities:

  • Private and semi-private rooms

  • Flat-screen TV in every room

  • Elegant Fine Dining

  • Concierge level service

  • On-site, secure parking

  • Daily newspaper

  • Modern rehab gym

  • Free WiFi and phone

  • Guest dining

Diverse Recreational Program


We provide an enriching and stimulating environment for our patients to nurture their happiness, vitality and sense of community. Some of our activities include: holiday parties, entertainers, religious ceremonies, card games, fitness classes and “happy hour.”
We strongly encourage family members and friends to join us for our events and activities.

Our History


In 2015, our private group purchased the former Michael N. Malotz Skilled Nursing Pavilion on the St. John’s Riverside Hospital campus, and we fully renovated the facility to create a friendly, homey, and enjoyable environment for our patients and residents. We are proud to maintain a close working relationship with the hospital and their medical teams via our shared Medical Director.

We welcome you to tour the facility and see the difference for yourself.

Meet Our Team


Our highly qualified, experienced and caring staff provides the ultimate in compassionate, professional care. Meet the team dedicated to helping you on your road to recovery:

Christin Martinez
Christin Martinez

Director of Social Work

Christin Martinez is a graduate of Mercy College and comes to Adira with broad experience as a social worker. A native of the Dominican Republic, Christine and her family immigrated to the United States when she was just ten years old. Inspired by her 95-year-old grandmother, Christin has devoted the last several years of her career to working with seniors. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Christin is thrilled to be a part of the Adira team.

Eric Fischbein
Eric Fischbein

Administrator

With his signature personal touch, Eric brings many years of administration experience to Adira at Riverside. In September 2015, Eric joined the Adira team as Facility Administrator with a strong focus on quality measures to ensure residents receive the highest level of care. Eric holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Brooklyn College.

Tiffany Jenkins
Tiffany Jenkins

Director of Client Services

Tiffany comes to Adira with over 15 years of healthcare experience including direct patient contact care, medical billing and collections and insurance verification, as well as marketing and community relations. Her focus is always on improving Adira's community spirit and using her intuitive, empathetic nature to get the job done.

Jean Labidou, RRT/NPS
Jean Labidou, RRT/NPS

Director of Respiratory Therapy

Jean is Adira at Riverside’s lead clinician on our critically-acclaimed Vent Unit, which offers highly-specialized respiratory care to mechanically ventilated patients and those who need tracheostomy care. Jean possesses a deep understanding of the best methods to successfully wean patients off ventilator care, and leads our respiratory team to achieve these goals.

Charlote Monforte, RN
Charlote Monforte, RN

Director of Nursing

Charlote graduated nursing school in the Philippines and arrived in the United States in 2001. She received her NYS certification in 2009, and has gained valuable experience working in many skilled nursing facilities. Now she has earned additional responsibilities as a Director of Staff Education and Infection Control Coordinator. Charlote brings all of her experiences together as the driving force behind Adira’s clinical team.

Helen O'Brien
Helen O'Brien

Director of Recreation/ Volunteer Services

Helen has worked with seniors for the past fifteen years and aims to provide our residents with a stimulating environment that promotes vitality and enriches their time at Adira. She is responsible for ensuring residents are active throughout their daily routine through a variety of creative, social and spiritual programs with the support of the Recreation Staff and our dependable volunteers.

Phillip Rallis, OTR
Phillip Rallis, OTR

Director of Rehabilitation

Born and raised in Astoria, New York, Phillip graduated from CUNY York College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. After working in a number of different settings including homecare, Phil became the Director of Rehabilitation at Adira in 2015. Phil and his staff are committed to providing the highest quality of care to all residents while maintaining a fun and friendly environment with the goal of returning the residents back to their community to resume active and healthy lifestyles.

Rina Thaper
Rina Thaper

Director of Admissions

Rina graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from John Jay University. She has worked with the geriatric population for seven years and has assumed many roles in long-term care, including caregiving, marketing and admissions. Rina joined Adira at Riverside Rehabilitation in 2015 and has demonstrated her commitment to our mission of providing the highest quality of care and personalized customer service for our guests.