Visitation Guidelines:

DIRECTIVES from the New York State Department of Health:
As of 1/7/22 – Visitors must have proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 24 hours of their visit, regardless of vaccination status.

As of 1/6/22 – In an effort to promote effective infection prevention and ensure the safety of our residents and staff, ALL VISITORS ARE REQUIRED to wear DISPOSABLE MASKS when visiting. The masks will be provided to you upon entry into the facility and are to be worn in place of woven fabric/cloth masks. If you wish to wear a cloth mask, it should be placed OVER the disposable mask. Please wear the mask over your nose and mouth and pinch the nose bar to ensure a secure fit. Residents must also wear a facemask over their nose and mouth when visiting with loved ones. If you have any questions, our team will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your cooperation.

As of 11/17/21 – Appointments are not required for visitation.
The following is recommended:
Evening hours for subacute residents to avoid interfering with therapy sessions.

Recommended Hours:
8 am to 8 pm with avoidance of meal time hours 8am-10am, 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm.
Visitation is not permitted in meal service areas or the therapy gym.

Electronic screening is required and COVID testing highly encouraged. Masks must be worn.

Adherence to the Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention must be followed which includes the following:

  • Visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine, should not enter the facility
  • New admissions may be on transmission-based precautions or quarantine until they test negative for Covid
  • Although visitation is not recommended for residents in transmission-based precautions or quarantine, visits may still be allowed in the resident’s room with all parties wearing well-fitting masks
  • Although it is safer for visitors not to enter the facility during a Covid 19 outbreak, visitation will be allowed with information given to the visitor about potential risk of exposure
  • Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)
  • During indoor visitation, visitors’ movement is limited within the facility. Visitors should not walk around different halls of the facility. Rather, they should go directly to the resident’s room or designated visitation area
  • Disposable mask (covering mouth and nose) and physical distancing at least six feet in between people, in accordance with CDC guidance
  • New admissions will be on isolation until tested negative for COVID, but are permitted visitation

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Seneca

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

Welcome to Seneca Health Care Center, located in West Seneca, 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 Seneca 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 Seneca 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 www.medicare.gov.

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 Seneca.

Post-Hospital Rehabilitation

The McGuire Group Rehabilitation 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 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 Excercise
  • 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
  • Weight-lifting equipment
  • Whirlpool baths
  • Ultrasound

Our specialized training areas are designed to help you learn techniques that will enable you to be successful and self-sufficient upon returning home.

Visit the Rehabilitation section to learn more.

Therapists:

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

Long-Term Care

Making the decision to place a loved one in a long-term care facility is never easy. At Seneca, 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, Seneca 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

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 section 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.

Staffing

  • 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
  • Physician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • Physiatrist
  • Psychiatrist
  • 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

Accreditations

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

Affiliations

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

Admissions

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.

Administrators

Administrator: Kirsten Whittemore, ANP, MS, LNHA

Director of Nursing:

Admissions Coordinator: Kelly Zarbo

  • 2987 Seneca Street
    West Seneca, New York 14224
  • (716) 828-0500
  • (716) 923-1812
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Seneca Health Care Center is located immediately off of the Aurora Expressway (NY State Route 400) with easy access to the Interstate 90 and various other roadways, including State Route 219, State Route 78, State Route 240, State Route 277 and State Route 16,