Garden Gate

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When You’re Choosing Care….Choose to be Cared for by a McGuire Mission Maker

Welcome to Garden Gate Health Care Facility, located in Cheektowaga, New York. For four decades, our employees have been committed to pioneering and integrating progressive programs and services that have defined our local health care community.

The team at Garden Gate is comprised of McGuire Mission Makers who have been hand-selected for their ability and commitment to being Compassionate, Dependable, Courteous and Informative. These four “Keys” are reflective of the relationships and respect they have for our residents and patients as well as their fellow co-workers.

This commitment has resulted in Garden Gate continuously receiving outstanding five-star ratings from the federal government, which rates every nursing facility in the country. To see our ranking, as well as those of other facilities, visit .

In addition, for the past 8 years, the New York State Department of Health has issued a Nursing Home Quality Initiative that evaluates 600 nursing homes in the state based on quality performance. The McGuire Group’s six facilities are among an elite list of facilities state-wide that have achieved the top quintile status for 8 out of 8 years, with The McGuire Group being the only multi-facility provider in the state to have achieved this milestone.

We encourage you to complete the online admission application and make an appointment for a personal tour. It’s our desire at McGuire to be your first and best choice.  Thank you for your interest in Garden Gate.

Post-Hospital Rehabilitation

The McGuire’s Group Rehabilitation Centers feature state-of-the-art units designed specifically for full-scale subacute and orthopedic rehabilitation and recovery.  Our experience in the subactue arena spans across two decades, with an average of 4,000 patients per year trusting us to manage their rehabilitation and healing.

Our services include:

  • Hip, Knee, Pulmonary, Post-Surgical and Wound Care Therapies
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy tailored to individual needs
  • The ability to schedule your rehabilitation right along with your surgery
  • Therapy available up to 7 Days a week
  • Activities of Daily Living Training
  • Stimulated Work Exercise
  • Stair, Ramp, and Curb Training
  • Automobile Transfer Training
  • Pain Management
  • Intravenous Antibiotics
  • Electrical Stimulation for wound healing

Our specialized rehabilitative equipment include:

  • Electric Stimulation Equipment
  • Parallel bars
  • Pulley systems
  • Recumbent Bikes
  • Stairs
  • Treadmills
  • Ultrasound and CPM machines
  • Weight-lifting equipment
  • Whirlpool baths


  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)
  • Music Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
  • Speech Therapist

Our full-scale Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Suite also features modules for specialized training in kitchen, bedroom and laundry settings. This environment allows you to learn techniques that help you be successful and self-sufficient upon returning home.

Visit the Rehabilitation section to learn more.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Garden Gate offers outpatient rehabilitation services for continued healing after discharge. This specialized program facilitates continuity of care while you safely adjust to life at home.  Visit our Outpatient Rehabilitation page to learn more.

Long-Term Care

Making the decision to place a loved one in a long-term care facility is never easy. At Garden Gate, we understand the difficult choices you are facing, and through guidance and support, we will help you take the next step.  Our philosophy encompasses caring for the individual by providing an environment that contributes to the resident’s well-being and the family’s peace of mind.

In addition to our standard amenities, Garden Gate offers:

  • An enhanced staff-to-patient ratio
  • Comprehensive therapy programs
  • A philosophy of restraint avoidance
  • Dietician-directed nutrition plans
  • Clean, modern living environments
  • On-site pharmacy services

Journeys Palliative Care

The McGuire Group Journeys program is designed to complement an individual’s plans and desires while meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of end-of-life care. Visit the Palliative Care page to learn more.

Respite Short-Term Care

This program is designed for temporary stays of 3 to 30 days. With your loved one safely cared for at our facility, you’re free to meet the demands of your own schedule with comfort and peace of mind. As our guest, your loved one will benefit from the same patient-focused care that our long-term residents receive. Visit our Respite Care section to learn more.

Specialized Wound Care Services

Garden Gate Heath Care Facility is pleased to a comprehensive wound care program for the treatment and management of coexisting medical diseases. Visit our Wound Care section to learn more.

Complex Medical Care Unit, CMCU

The CMCU delivery model provides patients with noninvasive monitoring of their cardiac performance through state-of-the-art telemetry. This includes the ability to monitor essential vital signs in real-time, thereby enabling physicians to intervene immediately in serious medical situations.

Every patient admitted to the unit is outfitted with a portable wifi/cellular cardiac monitor, which registers the real-time data 24 hours a day, including when they are at therapy. The information is available to the patient’s medical team, the primary nurse and a central nursing station, providing our staff with immediate access to any change in a status or condition.

To learn more, visit our CMCU page, and view the below video:


  • Activity Director
  • Audiologist
  • Case Manager
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)
  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Medical Directors
  • Music Therapist
  • Neurologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optician
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • Physician
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Therapist
  • Volunteers

Payment Options

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Community Blue
  • Encompass 65
  • Independent Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Private Insurance
  • Private Payment
  • Senior Blue
  • Senior Choice
  • Univera


  • Licensure, State License – Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Licensure, State License – Residential HC Facility
  • Certification – Medicaid Certified


  • New York State Health Facilities Association
  • American Health Care Association
  • Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce
  • WNY Long-Term Care Network IPA


Prior to admission, our trained professionals will meet with you and your family to complete a pre-admission assessment form. This information will assist our clinical team in determining if the services we provide are appropriate to meet your needs. Once admission is confirmed, we will work closely with your physician and/or the hospital discharge planner to coordinate a seamless arrival.


Administrator: Dawn Serwacki

Director of Nursing: Dawn Serwacki, RN

Admissions Coordinator:  Marilee Stoklosa

Garden Gate

  • 2365 Union Road
    Cheektowaga, New York 14227
  • (716) 668-8100
  • (716) 668-3516
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The facility is located just off of the New York State Thruway with easy access to the Kensington Expressway and major state routes including Route 78, Route 240, Route 277, and Route 130.