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St. Vincent's of Dunkirk Adult Home


319 Washington Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048

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(716) 366-2066
(716) 366-0545 (fax)

St. Vincent's is licensed by the New York State Department of Health to provide adult care. This service includes 24-hour supervision and assistance with medications and activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing or eating.

Semi-private and private rooms are available. Daily room rates include laundry, housekeeping, meals, case management, medication supervision, activities and more.

While at St. Vincent's, you can be assured that your loved one will receive the utmost in care and comfort. Our staff takes great pride in providing a homelike atmosphere for residents, ensuring that each is cared for with the utmost dignity and respect.

Spirituality of all denominations is woven into the fabric of services provided. Our chaplains are expert in addressing the spiritual needs of residents. St. Vincent’s celebrates Mass weekly, along with communion and rosary services.

Our staff is committed to providing compassionate care that meets the special needs of adult care and our high expectations of program delivery. The goal is to help each resident achieve and maintain the highest level of personal independence possible.

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Accolades for Resident and Family Satisfaction

Excellence in Action

My Innerview - Top 10% in Nation for Resident and Family Satisfaction (2012, 2013)

St. Vincent's of Dunkirk was named among the top 10 percent in the country for resident satisfaction and is a winner of the Excellence in Action Award from MyInnerView, which recognizes superior customer and workforce satisfaction in nursing homes across the country.

Residents and their family members were invited to participate in the My InnerView survey, which measures such things as:

  • respectfulness and competency of staff,
  • resident-to-staff friendships,
  • variety of meals,
  • respect for privacy and
  • feeling of security.

Based on the overall results of the survey, St. Vincent's of Dunkirk scored in the top 10 percent nationally.

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  • Case management services for assistance with personal finance, community services and any personal or private concerns
  • Personal care services, including supervision with bathing and grooming
  • Resident banking services within the facility in which residents may maintain a personal allowance or banking account with the facility’s main business office
  • Beautician and barber services provided by independent service providers

Our services are beneficial for individuals who need assistance with medication management, personal care, housekeeping tasks, and those who desire the comfort and security of a personal care aide on duty 24 hours a day to assist them.

The staff at St. Vincent's is experienced in caring for those with memory care issues (including Alzheimer’s), providing support and guidance to minimize anxiety and incorporate daily services, activities and routines to maximize their independence and comfort.


  • Areas for quiet reflection and spiritual renewal
  • Supervision and assistance with medications and activities of daily living
  • Extensive daily structured activities geared to every level of cognition and dexterity, including Bingo, music and exercise programs, outdoor activities, and excursions into the community for shopping and entertainment trips
  • Private area for resident family gatherings or small parties
  • Laundry, housekeeping, and maintenance services
  • Cable television and telephone access through independent service providers in the community
  • Three computers for email or letter writing; Skype and webcam are not available
  • Many dietary choices
  • Open communication to keep residents updated on interesting news and topics of interest
  • All exit doors equipped with an alert system

Vinny the Cat

A resident holds Vinny.Vinny is a five-year-old cat who lives at St. Vincent's of Dunkirk.

Administrator Deborah Smith says, "He was a stray that came to stay on our patio before Christmas five years ago."

After a Patient Care Assistant took Vinny to the vet, it was decided that the cat would live at St. Vincent's. 

A contest was held to name the kitten. Boy Scouts, visiting children, staff and residents all participated. "We made a photo of a tuxedo cat that they could put their vote on. Many of the kids put their name on the photo, or they chose 'Vinny'."

Vinny is a social cat, visiting everyone throughout the facility. He takes turns napping in residents' rooms. He also rides on some of the ladies' walkers. Watching the squirrels on the lawn is a favorite hobby.

Deborah says that many residents had a cat at some time in their life, and he brings them great comfort.

Visitors and staff also enjoy his company.

"Most of the regular visitors look for Vinny each time they visit, and they bring him treats and toys. One of our associates has several pets, and Vinny follows her around like a little puppy while she is working."

Vinny has his own room upstairs, which keeps him active as he travels from place to place.


Visitors are welcome at any time, but we suggest that you visit between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. to allow our residents adequate time for personal care and rest.

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