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

Welcome to Northgate Health Care Facility, located in North Tonawanda, 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 Northgate 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 Northgate continuously receiving outstanding 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 Northgate.

Post-Hospital Rehabilitation:

The McGuire Group Rehabilitation Centers feature state-of-the-art units designed specifically for full-scale subacute and orthopedic rehabilitation and recovery.  Our experience in the subacute arena spans across two decades, with an average of 4,000 patients per year trusting us to manager 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 up to 7 days a week
  • Activities of Daily Living training
  • Simulated Work Exercise
  • Stair, Ramp and Curb training
  • Automobile Transfer Training
  • Pain Management
  • Intravenous Antibiotics
  • Electrical Stimulation for wound healing

Our specialized rehabilitative equipment includes:

  • CPM Machines
  • 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. These environments allow you to learn techniques that help you be successful and self-sufficient upon returning home.

Visit the Rehabilitation page to learn more.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Northgate 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 the 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 Northgate, 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, Northgate also 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

Specialized Memory Care

Northgate Health Care Facility is home to a unique Memory Care Unit designed specifically for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments. The secured unit features dementia-specific trained staff, daily activities and therapeutic programs, including:

  • Art programs
  • Music Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Activities
  • Therapeutic Tasks

Visit our Memory Care page to learn more, or attend one of our support groups.

Hospice Care

Hospice at Jeanne’s House – A Northgate and Niagara Hospice Collaboration is a program devoted to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill residents requiring both 24-hour skilled nursing care and the unique services that only Niagara Hospice can provide.

As a center of excellence for hospice care in nursing homes, the staff has been specifically trained to meet the requirements for providing this specialized level of care.

Through this collaboration, our unit is dedicated entirely to Northgate residents receiving hospice care.

Visit the Hospice at Jeanne’s House 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 the Respite Care section to learn more.


  • Activity Director
  • Audiologist
  • Case Manager
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)
  • Dementia Specialist
  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Medical Directors
  • Music Therapist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Neurologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optician
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • Physiatrist
  • 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
  • Alzheimer’s Association of WNY
  • Niagara Hospice
  • WNY Long-Term Care 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: Sam Tripi, MHA, RN, GERO-BC, LNHA

Director of Nursing: Sherry Trinkwalder, RN, WCC

Admissions Coordinator: Coni Ciffa


  • 7264 Nash Road
    North Tonawanda, New York 14120
  • (716) 694-7700
  • (716) 694-7720
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Northgate Health Care Facility is located in Wheatfield, New York at the corner of Nash Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara County.