About Kirkhaven

Compassionate, Person-Centered Care.

Kirkhaven is, first and foremost, a place where people live. By embracing a philosophy of person-centered care, our assisted living and senior care community empowers individuals to direct the decisions that affect their day-to-day activities. We strive to create whole, home-like environments where residents can retain flexibility, spontaneity, and connection within the community.

Person-centered care is better care. The Core characteristics of the approach are:

  • Respecting and valuing the individual as a full member of society.
  • Providing individualized emotional and physical spaces for care that are in tune with people’s changing needs.
  • Understanding the perspective of the person in all care and activities.
  • Providing supportive opportunities for social engagement to help people live their life and experience well-being.
Located in the Park Avenue neighborhood of Rochester, NY, our nursing home and senior living community take a person-centered approach to care, focusing on the individual needs and preferences of every resident so they can live life on their own terms.
Person-centered Senior Care Facility | Kirkhaven, Rochester, NY

Are you interested in learning more about Kirkhaven & getting started with the admissions process?

Mission, Vision, Values

Compassionate professionalism for senior care | Kirkhaven, Rochester, NY

Our Mission:

Our Mission at Kirkhaven is to provide seniors in our care with an array of exceptional, specialized services that promote meaningful living experiences in a safe and comforting environment.

Our Vision:

We work every day with compassionate professionalism to create an environment where residents can share a lifetime of experiences and safely participate in a community that empowers them to embrace living with assurance and dignity.

Compassionate Service.

We put seniors first and provide compassionate care with the utmost professionalism, keeping seniors at the center of all that we do, and working to the best of our ability to exceed expectations.

Respect.

We treat everyone with respect, celebrate each person’s unique gifts, and value the diversity of those around us.

Teamwork.

Every resident, every staff member, and every volunteer adds value to the environment and experience at Kirkhaven. We treat each other with kindness and work together toward a common mission.

Positivity.

We lift each other up, listen actively, extend forgiveness, and positively support each other so that everyone can achieve success in their lives.

Innovation.

We embrace continuous improvement. We seek opportunities to learn, grow, share, and be creative. We take calculated risks to ensure the best positive outcomes for our seniors and our staff.

For more information or to schedule a tour, reach out today to get started!

Leadership Team

Kirkhaven has long been recognized as a leader in senior living care in the Rochester area. With 200 dedicated, motivated, compassionate, and well-trained employees, and a committed, long-standing leadership team, the Kirkhaven family upholds the highest standards in our commitment to promoting a high quality of life for both our clients and staff.
Anne Gallese | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Anne R. Gallese

Chief Executive Officer/Administrator
585-461-1991 ext. 3020
agallese@kirkhaven.com

Michele Cone | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Michele A. Cone, RN, BSN, LNHA

Chief Operating Officer
585-461-1991 ext. 3155
mcone@kirkhaven.com

Alexandra Lawler | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Alexandra Lawler

Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance
585-461-1991 ext. 3087
alawler@kirkhaven.com

Kelley Cruise-Sheils | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Kelley Cruise-Sheils

Admissions Director
585-461-1991 ext. 3010
khadmissions@kirkhaven.com

Valerie Hoak | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Valerie King Hoak

Director of Marketing and Development
585-461-1991 ext. 3018
vhoak@kirkhaven.com

Scott Maar | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Scott Maar

Ryan Stephen | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Stephen Ryan, MD

Medical Director
585-461-1991
Anne Gallese | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Anne R. Gallese

President and Chief Executive Officer
585-461-1991 ext. 3020
agallese@kirkhaven.com

Michele Cone | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Michele A. Cone, RN, BSN, LNHA

Chief Operating Officer/Administrator
585-461-1991 ext. 3155
mcone@kirkhaven.com

Alexandra Lawler | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Alexandra Lawler

Vice President, Human Resources and Compliance
585-461-1991 ext. 3087
alawler@kirkhaven.com

Kelley Cruise-Sheils | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Kelley Cruise-Sheils

Admissions Coordinator
585-461-1991 ext. 3010
khadmissions@kirkhaven.com

Valerie Hoak | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Valerie King Hoak

Vice President, Community Engagement
585-461-1991 ext. 3018
vhoak@kirkhaven.com

Scott Maar | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Scott Maar

Ryan Stephen | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Stephen Ryan, MD

Medical Director
585-461-1991

Board of Directors

Officers

  • Chair Leticia Fornataro, AIA
  • Vice Chair Mark Muthig
  • Treasurer Mary-Joy Lipari, CSA
  • Secretary Desirae Davis

Members

  • James Beikirch, BPS, CDE
  • Terry Cotton
  • Duane Girdner
  • Elaine Hiscock
  • Matt Minisce
  • Richard Potts

Questions about how to apply? Ready to begin the admissions process?

Admissions

We appreciate your interest in Kirkhaven. In order for us to process an application, please:

Request

Request a PRI (Patient Review Instrument) and Screen to be completed by a local nursing agency or hospital social worker and sent to Kirkhaven by fax (585-461-9160) or email.

Complete

Complete an Application Form. Our financial worksheet is very straightforward and we do not require any additional documentation.

Submit

Have the applicant’s primary care physician submit medical information by fax (585-461-9160) or email. A Release of Health Information Form can be filled out by the applicant, the applicant’s provider, or facility to enable Kirkhaven to obtain the pertinent medical records.

Every person’s medical needs are different. Once we receive all of the required forms, the application will be reviewed by our care team to determine if Kirkhaven can meet the applicant’s unique needs.

Print and fax applications to 585-461-9160, email khadmissions@kirkhaven.com, or mail to the following address:

254 Alexander St
Rochester, NY 14607

Contact Kelley in Admissions to schedule a tour of Kirkhaven.

Emergency Preparedness

The health and safety of our residents, rehab patients, and staff is our top priority. If you cannot find the information you are looking for below, we welcome you to submit questions regarding our COVID-19 emergency management plan to covid19info@kirkhaven.com.

 

Kirkhaven in the News

Media Inquiries

Please direct questions or requests for information to:

Valerie King Hoak
585-461-1991 ext. 3018
vhoak@kirkhaven.com

Phone

585-461-1991
Ext. 3010 for Admissions

View Our Job Openings

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Seeking full-time and part-time LPN’s who are energetic and motivated to foster excellent care and customer service for improved clinical outcomes for our residents and clients. Knowledge of Point Click Care data system (PCC) a plus. Requires LPN License. Salary: $23 - $27 per hour based on experience. $2,500 signing bonus paid out at 6 months of service and a $10 per hour bonus for picking up vacant shifts. Kirkhaven offers LPN’s a career track for advancement.
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RN Supervisor 
Seeking a full-time RN Supervisor to perform and coordinate clinical care activities on our evening/night shift. This position is responsible for coaching, mentoring, and supporting the development of nursing personnel; directing assessments of new admissions; performing treatments and medication administration as needed; and assuming the leadership role in emergency situations. Requires RN License in NYS, an associate’s degree in nursing, and 1-2 years clinical nursing/supervisory experience. This position is 12 hours from 7 PM - 7:30 AM and offers flexible scheduling. $2,500 signing bonus paid out at 6 months of service. Apply Here

RN Charge Nurse
Seeking a full-time RN Charge Nurse to perform and coordinate clinical care activities on our day/evening shift (7 AM - 7:30 PM). This position is responsible for organizing and directing the clinical day-to-day activities of one of our resident floors. Requires RN License in NYS and clinical nursing experience in long-term care preferred. $2,500 signing bonus paid out at 6 months of service.  Apply Here

RN Nurse Manager
Seeking a full-time RN Manager to direct and organize the day-to-day clinical care activities for one of our resident floors.  Requires RN License in NYS; 1-2 years clinical nursing and supervisory experience; experience in  long-term care or geriatric setting preferred; excellent clinical skills and physical and behavioral assessment skills.  Must obtain MDS Certification within 12 months of hire (employer will cover cost of training). $2,500 signing bonus paid out at 6 months of service.  Apply Here

 Post-Acute Nurse Manager
Seeking a full-time RN Manager to direct and organize the day-to-day clinical care activities for our post-acute rehabilitation unit.  Requires RN License in NYS; 3-5 years clinical nursing and supervisory experience; experience in geriatric rehab setting preferred; excellent clinical skills and physical and behavioral assessment skills.  $2,500 signing bonus paid out at 6 months of service.
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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Seeking full-time and part-time CNA’s to join our direct care team at Kirkhaven. Provide direct care to residents to meet their personal needs and comfort in accordance with the nursing care plan and resident-centered care. Kirkhaven offers a shift differential to CNA’s who work the evening or overnight shift. Requires CNA certification. Kirkhaven offers CNA’s a career track for advancement. Salary starting a $16 per hour.
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Housekeeping Associate (Full-Time Days)
Seeking a full-time housekeeper for days and every other weekend to join our dedicated and professional housekeeping staff. This position is responsible for maintaining clean spaces in resident rooms, common spaces, and offices. Duties include emptying waste baskets and replacing plastic liners; cleaning bed frames, windows, mirrors, sinks, urinals, and toilets; carpeting/mopping floors; replacing supplies as needed; maintaining residents’ personal environments by making beds, straightening up belongings, picking up, and putting away clean laundry; assisting residents who want to clean their own space; stocking housekeeping cart; reporting needs for more intense cleaning or maintenance; using chemical cleaners according to proper usage and dilution ratio, and other similar duties to meet sanitation requirements. Must be 18 years or older. Housekeeping experience is a plus. Salary starting at $12.50 per hour.
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Laundry Aide
Seeking part-time laundry aide to perform routine laundry duties to ensure adequate supply of clean linens, towels, and personal clothing for residents. Must be 18 years or older. Salary starting at $12.50 per hour.
Apply Here

Security and Maintenance Assistant (Part Time/Night Shift)
Seeking a part-time security/maintenance assistant for the night shift (11 PM to 7 AM). Schedule is Monday and Friday for Week 1 and then Saturday and Sunday for Week 2. Position provides for the safety of residents and staff and maintenance projects as needed. Job duties include making routine rounds of the building and grounds; securing offices and storage areas; investigating missing property and assisting with theft prevention; calling 911/police as needed; escorting staff to vehicles upon request; monitoring shift changes; assisting with fire and emergency procedures, drills and training; performing safety inspections and reporting findings; assisting residents and staff with safety issues; removing snow/ice from entrance and walkways; performing emergency maintenance as needed and contacting supervisor for other emergency issues; writing shift reports/theft reports and communicating issues with supervisor; placing trash into compactor; delivering dirty laundry to laundry room; and cleaning elevator floors/vacuum. Must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Requires NYS Security License or 2-4 years of related experience. Experience working in a long-term care, home care, hospice, or health care setting is a plus. Salary: $12.50 - $16 per hour.
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Phone

585-461-1991
Ext. 3010 for Admissions

Fax

585-461-9833

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