St. Francis of Williamsville

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Department of Sisters of Charity Hospital


147 Reist Street
Williamsville, NY 14221


(716) 633-5400


(716) 633-6404


Assistance with Daily Living Activities
HeartStrong Subacute Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy - Inpatient
Physical Therapy - Inpatient
Podiatry - Inpatient
Skilled Nursing for Seniors
Speech Therapy - Inpatient
Wound Care - Inpatient

Nursing Home Care

Through our well-rounded, long-term care programs, we provide residents with skilled nursing services and assistance with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing or eating.

Long-term care includes many social and recreational activities to help residents live as actively, dignified and independently as possible. Our goal is to foster a sense of family and community for our residents.

Spirituality of all denominations is woven into the fabric of services provided. Our chaplain is expert in servicing the spiritual needs of residents and patients. Mass is celebrated daily, along with other denominational services in our Chapel.

The one-floor design means there are no elevators to worry about, providing residents with safe freedom of movement and easy access to specialized services and activities. Soothing music can be heard throughout the facility.

Dental and podiatry services are available to all residents, and our management staff is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Becoming a Resident

To become a resident, download an application at the link to the left and submit it to CareConnection by faxing it to (716) 923-4894 or by mailing it to the following address:

144 Genesee Street
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

Subacute Rehabilitation

Subacute care is primarily for patients who have recently been hospitalized and need a transitional care setting between their hospital stay and their return to home.

Patients enrolled in a subacute program reside for a short period (28 days, on average) at St. Francis of Williamsville, where they receive nursing and therapy care to rebuild their strength and also learn how to better manage their disease or condition.

Becoming a Subacute Patient

Patients are often discharged from a hospital to a subacute setting and are referred by a physician, case manager or discharge planner. Patients and their families can request a Catholic Health subacute facility by telling their hospital discharge planner of their preference.

My mom was a patient at your facility after a bad fall at home.

She was in bad shape – not eating, very weak, in horrible pain. She just laid in bed and screamed every time she had to move.

Your staff was so good with her. I would especially like to recognize Sean, an orderly, and Tanya, RN.

When she left there, she was walking with a walker and eating better, and a lot stronger. She has said to me many times that she would not hesitate to go back to St. Francis if she ever needed subacute rehab again.

Thank you and your staff for getting my mom moving again. Her progress at home has been slow but steady.

– Pat


  • Monthly van transportation to local shopping, entertainment, and dining venues, including area boutiques and malls, and Glen Park
  • Extensive activity calendar geared to every level of cognition and dexterity, including individual in-room activities
  • Large outside garden patio for resident picnics or quiet reflection
  • Phone, satellite television service and parking available
  • Wireless internet for patients with computers
  • Specialty diets accommodated
  • Monthly newsletter with news and topics of interest

Awards & Recognitions

Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement Accreditation

Providigm - QAPI Accredited (2013)

Providigm’s QAPI Accreditation is based on standards for excellence in continuously improving quality of care and life for nursing home residents. St. Francis of Williamsville received accreditation in 2013; the accreditation is valid through 2014. Click here for more information.

Internet Access

A wireless internet connection is available for patients with laptops. For patients without computers, a laptop and printer may be borrowed from Father Baker Manor.


Visitors are welcome at any time.

Due to flu concerns, all visitors must be age 14 or over. Click here for more information.

Make a Donation

The Continuing & Home Care Foundation supports Catholic Health's subacute, long-term care and home care facilities. Please consider donating to the foundation to help us continue to provide needed care in Western New York.