Residential Skilled Nursing Care

First and foremost, Kirkhaven is a place where people live. Located in the Park Avenue and Alexander Street community in Rochester, NY, our five-story facility takes a “neighborhood” approach to residential living and senior care ‒ with an emphasis on compassion and community.
By embracing a person-centered philosophy, we’re able to provide compassionate, individualized skilled nursing care for seniors and chronically ill adults. Kirkhaven also offers specialized dementia care and hospice services. Residents and family members can have peace of mind knowing that their loved one’s complex needs are being met with personalized care 24/7.

Kirkhaven offers private and semi-private rooms, each furnished with a bed, dresser, nightstand, chair, overbed table, curio shelving, closet, and half bath. Residents are encouraged to decorate their space with personal items from home. Family photographs, books, and other familiar objects will help make their new space feel like home.

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Reach out to Kirkhaven today to learn more about Residential Nursing Care.

Skilled Nursing Care

Our team of professional nurses, physicians, therapists, and caregivers understands the challenges that individuals can face as they age. At Kirkhaven, our mission is to ensure every resident’s life is as rich and rewarding as possible. We provide high-quality senior care and offer a restorative nursing program with physical, occupational, and speech therapy as needed to help maintain function and quality of life.

Skilled nursing and geriatric care is available around-the-clock, and residents are cared for by the same team of nurses and aides. Social workers are here to guide your family, beginning at admission and orientation and throughout your stay. They can assess a resident’s emotional health and address any family concerns as part of the care team. This helps to create close relationships between staff and residents. Residents appreciate the stability and familiarity, and our staff enjoys getting to know the personal preferences and needs of every resident.

On-site medical services and telemedicine appointments are available for the care and convenience of residents. These include prescription drugs, routine dental care, podiatry services, psychiatric consultations, vision and hearing care maintenance, as well as lab and X-ray services. Medical equipment and supplies, as prescribed by the primary physician, are also provided.

Specialized Dementia Care

Kirkhaven’s Memory Care Center is thoughtfully designed to support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, chronic dementia, and memory loss. To keep residents with dementia safe and comfortable, we provide an increased level of security and specialized assistance with daily activities. Residents can reconnect with family, friends, memories and interests in a supportive, warm, home-like setting.

The staff in Kirkhaven’s Memory Care Center are uniquely trained in specialized dementia therapies and are solely dedicated to serving residents with these special needs to help them continue to live a fulfilled life with dignity. Individualized care plans are designed to maintain functions and reduce anxiety, confusion, and agitation. Daily activities focus on abilities and social interaction in a calm atmosphere that is supported by structure, routines, and familiarity.

To learn more about Specialized Dementia Care, call the Admissions Department at 585-271-1772 ext. 3010 or contact us today.

Hospice Services

At Kirkhaven, we value the end-of-life experience and provide compassionate care to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the resident. Our person-centered approach takes the resident’s wishes into account, and our goal is to continue providing care with a focus on optimizing comfort and reducing anxiety and stress while maximizing quality of life.

Our pastoral staff is on hand to offer emotional and spiritual support to residents and family members. Hospice service at Kirkhaven is offered in partnership with Lifetime Care Hospice, a program of Rochester Regional Health.

To learn more about Hospice Services, call the Admissions Department at 585-271-1772 ext. 3010 or contact us today.

Respite Services

Caregiving is hard work. With more and more seniors being cared for at home, caregivers sometimes need a break. Whether it’s to take a vacation, recover from personal health issues, or simply focus on your well-being, Kirkhaven is here to help care for your loved one temporarily. Our professional staff can step in to provide the care needed so you can have time to focus on something other than caregiving. You can count on Kirkhaven to provide 24-hour skilled nursing care, daily activities, meal service, and medication administration, with access to physical and occupational therapy as needed. You can rest easy knowing your loved one is being cared for by our professionals in a safe and comfortable setting.

To learn more about Kirkhaven’s Respite Services, call the Admissions Department at 585-271-1772 ext. 3010 or contact us today.

Contact the Admissions Department to learn more about the Residential Skilled Nursing Program.

Contact us today to learn more about the services offered at Kirkhaven.

General Amenities

At Kirkhaven, we strive to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of our residents and rehabilitation patients by providing a variety of activities, amenities, and accommodations.

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Our Care Team

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Social Workers
  • Registered Dietician
  • Dentist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychiatrist/Psychologist
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Recreation Therapists
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Companions
  • Executive Chef and Culinary Aides

Professional Services Available

  • Wound VAC and Wound Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Post-Acute and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatry
  • Personal Care as needed
  • Pharmaceutical Services
  • Podiatry Services
  • Dental Services
  • Home Safety Evaluations and Discharge Planning
  • Beauty and Barber Services

Dining Services

Whether you choose to eat with friends in our dining room or privately in your own room, Kirkhaven’s commitment to quality is evident in the delicious choices you have in selecting your meals. Our licensed dietician will work with you on a nourishing food plan that supports your medical needs. Our chefs will prepare your meals with fresh ingredients, keeping your preferences in mind.

Kirkhaven’s courteous staff ensures that each meal is a pleasant experience. Three meals are provided daily, and snacks are available. The open kitchen concept means that you can eat whenever you would like, and the dining room is always open. Visitors are always welcome to join you for meals, whether you dine in your room or the dining room.

Life Enrichment Wellness Programming

Creating a diverse and stimulating environment for our residents is vital to enhancing their health and well-being. It is well-known that participating in recreational activities helps improve physical well-being, emotional health, and cognitive functioning. Having fun and making social connections lowers stress and improves quality of life. The Life Enrichment Team at Kirkhaven develops daily activities and programs with a person-centered approach for the residents at Kirkhaven to participate in and enjoy.

There is something interesting to do every day at Kirkhaven. Whether it is an evening of musical entertainment, an exercise class, or creative activity in the afternoon, you will find a variety of activities to participate in. Engage with friends in a game of cards, table bowling, or other activity in the second floor Game Room. We have plenty of on-site materials so you can enjoy your hobbies, such as reading, puzzles, bird watching, crafts, etc.

The Rochester Public Library brings in a selection of books every month. Specific titles can be requested through the library system. A computer is available so you can email, surf the web, watch a video, or play a game. Activity Carts stocked with books, crafts, puzzles, and games are also located on each floor in the dining room and is accessible throughout the day for residents to use and share.

Our recreational programs include:

  • Music
  • Creative arts
  • Gardening
  • Exercise
  • Cooking
  • Films
  • Pet therapy and visits
  • Holiday parties
  • Live entertainment*

We also take trips to ball games, attend concerts, go shopping at malls, visit museums, and coordinate other seasonal trips to destinations like ice cream shops, holiday festivals, and fall foliage adventures.*

Due to COVID-19, some activities have been put on hiatus or postponed.*

Scissors Beauty and Barber Shop

Residents and Rehab patients can set up an account to receive beauty and barber services in the Scissors Shop, which is open weekly for appointments.

Pastoral Care

Founded in 1984 by the Rochester Presbyterian Home, Kirkhaven is a welcoming place for residents and guests of all faiths. An interdenominational service is offered weekly and clergy are welcome to visit and minister to the faithful. Our staff chaplain provides support to residents and families during challenging times and conducts a weekly service. The James DeVoe Chapel serves as a place for quiet prayer, family visitation, Bible study, and weekly service.

Nursing Care Amenities and Accommodations

Kirkhaven offers a wide variety of amenities to promote improved emotional and physical well-being. Here’s what you can expect when you move into your new home at Kirkhaven:

What We Offer

Your Semi-Private* Room Includes:

  • Fully furnished room with half bath ‒ Bed, dresser, nightstand, overbed table, closet, and chair.
  • Private and community visiting spaces throughout the campus.
  • Beautifully landscaped outdoor courtyard so you and your guests can enjoy nature and the outdoors.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and technology ‒ Free Wi-Fi is available so you can use your smartphone or tablet just like at home. Keeping in touch with family is important. We have iPads available so you can easily communicate with loved ones, play games, enjoy social media, or surf the web.

*Private rooms are available for an additional fee.

Other Services Include:

  • Dining
  • Daily therapy ‒ Physical, occupational, or speech therapy as prescribed.
  • Life Enrichment, recreation, and activities
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Library
  • Chapel ‒ For private prayer, meditation, family visitation, and weekend religious services.
  • Access to telemedicine and telepsychiatry services.

Additional Services Available*:

  • On-site cafe for visitors
  • Beauty and barber services

*Not included with admission. Additional fees apply. Scholarships for beauty/barber services are available to residents.

For more information about admissions, contact Kirkhaven at 585-461-1991 ext. 3010 today!


Ext. 3010 for Admissions



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