The St. Catherine Labouré Health Care Center is a skilled nursing and subacute rehabilitation facility for patients living with a diagnosed condition or requiring medical supervision. Our facility is located on the Sisters of Charity Hospital site on Main Street in Buffalo. The physicians, nurses, aides, and specialists at St. Catherine Labouré work with each resident to develop a care plan that best suits their needs and supports overall health.
Assistance with Daily Living Activities– Regardless of age or limited mobility, maintaining independence remains important to our residents. The nursing aides on-site provide assistance with daily living activities – those essential skills that satisfy our most basic needs. From housekeeping tasks to personal grooming habits and daily companionship, we're there to support you when you need it most in your life.
HeartStrong Subacute Rehabilitation– HeartStrong is short-term rehabilitation for patients living with heart disease or recovering from a cardiac procedure. This program was developed in collaboration with cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, and promotes quality of life and effective disease management among cardiac patients. An average stay is about 28 days, after enhancing skills that help patients return home or transition to another facility.
Skilled Nursing for Seniors– Skilled nursing is the highest level of care a patient can receive outside of a hospital. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and other healthcare professionals provide 24/7 care for residents, especially those who are recovering from an injury, illness, or living with a chronic condition.
Subacute Rehabilitation– Participants in a subacute rehab program have usually been discharged from a hospital or referred by their physician. Our services help short-term residents make a smooth transition back to life after medical care, with the use of therapy and patient education programs.
Conveniently Located at Sisters of Charity Hospital
City living is an enjoyable experience for the residents who call St. Catherine Labourè their home. We are conveniently located on the Sisters of Charity Hospital campus on Main Street in Buffalo, which is easily accessible by private or public transportation.
St. Catherine’s is a two-level, air-conditioned facility where residents have single or shared rooms available to them. Rooms have individual climate controls for each person’s comfort.
Care of Residents with Alzheimer's & Other Complex Medical Conditions
Our team is trained to care for people with complex medical conditions. We are experienced in:
- Bariatric care and rehabilitation
- Complex wound care and management
- Care of those with memory impairments such as dementia and Alzheimer's
- Long-term rehabilitation
Our residents have quick access to immediate care at Sisters Hospital should they need it, as well as specialists, x-ray, lab and other hospital services.
They also have access to our on-site Adult Day Health Care program to help ease the transition back to home after successfully completing long-term rehabilitation.
All exit doors are equipped with an alert system for the safety of our residents.
Our associates find activities that you will enjoy and engage in to help with your adjustment to community living. Participation is voluntary.
Entertainment options include:
- Free phone and television services
- Wireless internet access for residents who have computers
- Wii™ gaming system, which improves fine motor control and exercising upper body range-of-motion
- Arts & crafts
- Discussion groups and current events
- Board and card games
- Movies and live entertainment
- Van transportation to local shopping areas, restaurants and entertainment venues such as casino trips, the zoo, or theater productions
A wide selection of meal choices meet a variety of culinary preferences. Residents have access to a private dining room for family gatherings or small parties, as well as a second floor patio for relaxation or picnics.
- On-site personal laundry service
- Salon services for both men and women
Spirituality of all denominations is woven into the fabric of services provided. Our chaplain is an expert in servicing the spiritual needs of residents and patients.
Mass is celebrated three times per week and daily communion is available.
For the health and safety of our long term care residents and subacute patients, and based on recommendations from health officials concerning the risks of Coronavirus among the elderly, Catholic Health is suspending all visitation to its nursing homes and subacute rehabilitation facilities, effective March 13, 2020.
Becoming a Resident
To schedule a tour, please call us at the phone number listed above.
To become a resident, download an application and fax it to (716) 862-1443 or mail it to the following address:
St. Catherine Labourè
ATTN: Marie Girling
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Paying for Services
Several payment options are available including private pay, Medicare and Medicaid.
Financial counselors are available to guide patients and caregivers through this process.
In general, Medicare pays for short periods of skilled nursing care. Medicaid pays for long nursing home stays for those whose income and savings are insufficient to cover the cost.
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.
Free parking is available for visitors in the lot to the front of the entrance of the St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center. We also have parking passes available for $10 that grant access to the lot on the side of our building.
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