History & Experience

It’s common to long for an opportunity to reimagine yourself.  Not merely as a reaction to the past, but as honest preparation for a beckoning future.  Wisdom urges the thoughtful to hold on to what’s right today and find room for what will be right tomorrow.  When the winds carry change, it’s better to be refreshed than displaced.  Presbyterian Senior Care chooses to be refreshed and to reimagine our practices without wavering in our principles.

Aging is an idea that is being reimagined.  We feel obligated to prepare ourselves for the change that will bring.  Our response has manifested in multiple ways.  We believe this shows in the way we care for you and your family.  We are prepared to reflect the vision our residents have for themselves and the life they live with purpose.

Our strategic response to a shifting elder care industry includes more than how we carry ourselves.  It touches the very way we exist.  We are committed to providing care that evolves as you age and that honors your need for independence and community.

Karin Ziegler
CEO

Some Historical Highlights:

1948

  • Presbytery appoints committee to explore “need and possibility” of a home for aging persons

1955

  • Committee recommends and conducts major capital fund drive to fund a home for aging; raises $300,000

1957

  • Presbyterian Homes of Western New York, Inc. incorporates at 501 (c) (3)
  • Membership Corporation appoints first Board of Trustees

1958

  • Presbyterian Homes purchases (but does not occupy) Williams House, 327 High Street, Lockport
  • Purchases and occupies Buffalo Presbyterian Home, 900 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo; 53 beds – well aged.

1959

  • Opens Lockport Presbyterian Home (Williams House)
  • 33 beds – Adult Care Facility (domiciliary)

1968

  • Purchases and occupies Keep House (adjacent to Williams House), 305 High Street, Lockport
  • 13 beds added to the Adult Care Facility (domiciliary) (total Lockport Presbyterian Home capacity: 46 beds)
  • Builds connecting structure between the Williams and Keep Houses

1969

  • Buffalo Presbyterian Home adds two floors and converts to nursing facility with new total capacity of: 107 beds – nursing care

1974

  • Opens Jamestown Presbyterian Home in Falconer, on Ecumenical Campus, 86 beds – nursing care

1979

  • Opens Presbyterian Village at North Church in Williamsville, 80 independent living apartments, adjacent to North Presbyterian Church

1980

  • Serves as Receiver, then purchases, renovates, occupies:
  • Hawthorn Health Multicare Center for Living (formerly known as St. Luke’s Presbyterian Nursing Center), 1175 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, 120 beds – nursing care (ultimately increased to 122 beds)
  • Harbour Health Multicare Center for Living (formerly known as St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Manor), 1205 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, 91 beds – nursing care (ultimately increased to 95 beds)

1981

  • Opens Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village, Inc. (separate corporation), 3735 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, 150 apartments (HUD rent subsidy); includes Enriched Housing component for 25 (later increased to 45 residents)

1982

  • Opens Amherst Presbyterian Nursing Center, 200 Bassett Road, Williamsville
  • 200 beds – nursing care
  • Closes Buffalo Presbyterian Home transferring most of its residents to the new Amherst facility

1986

  • Sells the Jamestown Presbyterian Home to Lutheran Social Services

1990

  • Presbyterian Homes of Western New York Foundation was activated. The purpose was to attract contributions from the community and manage the gifts appropriately to provide financial support for the Homes

1992

  • Sells Amherst Presbyterian Nursing Center to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chur
  • Replaces old Lockport Presbyterian Home connector with new Gardenway

1997

  • Purchases 75 acres in Town of Aurora for future development
  • Purchases house and lot adjacent to Lockport Presbyterian Home in anticipation of expansion of that facility

1999

  • Purchases additional house and lot adjacent to Lockport Presbyterian Home.

2003

  • Receives $1.9 million grant from HUD to renovate 38 apartments and common areas at Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village

2005

  • Presbyterian Homes of Western New York, Inc. and its Foundation change names to Presbyterian Senior Care of Western New York, Inc. and Presbyterian Senior Care of Western New York Foundation, Inc.
  • Harbour Health Multicare Center and Hawthorn Health Multicare Center add sub-acute services
  • Sells Braecroft property in Town of Aurora to Morningstar Communities
  • Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village receives its second HUD grant in the amount of $1.1 million to add laundry facilities, a new generator, and convert 12 apartments to have wheel-chair access
  • Begins $6 million renovation and expansion of Lockport Presbyterian Home, increasing licensed occupancy to 60 residents

2007

  • Finished renovation and expansion project at Lockport Presbyterian Home.

2012

  • Signed asset purchase agreement for sale of Harbour and Hawthorn Multicare Centers for Living in March 2012. Voluntary receivership approved by NYSDOH in July 2012.
  • Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village receives its third HUD grant in the amount of $2.5 million

2013

  • Began renovations of Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village through the HUD grant.
  • New York State Department of Health approval of buyers certificate of need for purchase of Harbour and Hawthorn Multicare Centers.

2014

  • Launched our Facebook page in May
  • Completed the sale of Harbour and Hawthorn Health Multicare Centers in June.
  • Launched our newly redesigned website featuring our new logo in August (previous website built in 2005).
  • Completed the  HUD grant renovations at Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village.

2015

  • Complete Phase I Renovations at Presbyterian Village at North Church.  Remodel of the entryways in all three buildings.

2016

  • Refinancing of HUD Mortgage for Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village.  (Complete window replacement and repair/expansion of parking lot for this facility)