Long-Term Care

An Enriching Lifestyle, with 24/7 Support & Care

St. Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center provides long-term care for individuals who require 24/7 nursing support, as well as a vibrant living community where you can achieve the highest level of independence and live life to the fullest every day.

Situated directly across from Lake Winnisquam, St. Francis is a quaint and close-knit community that is continually looking out for your needs and best interests through our person-centered model of care.

The minute you walk in, we get to know who you are as a person, including your interests, goals, wishes and expectations. From there, we develop a personalized care plan that will enable you to live life on your own terms, while finding the optimal balance between physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellness.

St. Francis is a place our residents are proud to call home, as reflected in our 100% resident satisfaction levels. We hope you, too, can become a productive member of our community and discover the many opportunities awaiting you.

Is Long-Term Care Right For You?                     

Leaving your home for long-term care can understandably be a difficult and emotional process. You might worry you’ll lose your independence, miss your familiar surroundings and no longer be able to do the simple things in life that matter most. For your family, there might be angst in how you will respond to a new setting and interact with the people and environment around you.

But in many cases, long-term care is the best way to meet your increasing daily needs – across all facets of life. It’s something we’re fully confident you’ll realize here at St. Francis.

Today’s skilled nursing facilities are held to higher quality standards with higher levels of nurse staffing. They can also be a better value with a single, all-inclusive cost per day. There are also more services and amenities, and a high level of flexibility to give you the true feeling of being home.

Our team is ready to explore those choices with you and your family when home care alternatives have been exhausted.

Why St. Francis?

In addition to our beautiful campus and top-notch staff, our emphasis on person-centered care means the support you receive is solely based on your own unique needs and lifestyle.

We first sit down with you and your family members and get to know everything about you. We go over your medical and life history, your daily routines, your hobbies, what you like and don’t like, your own goals, your limitations, what makes you feel most safe and comfortable, what keeps you motivated, your nutrition and dining preferences and so much more.

Everyone is different, and that’s why we come up with an individual care plan centered on these areas. This is essential in creating an environment where you not only positively engage more in life – in both new and old ways – but one where you embrace and experience a high quality of life. The way we see it, you direct your own care.

Your safety here at St. Francis is paramount, too, with 24/7 care and support. The nursing staff is never more than a few feet away and our electronic call system ensures we always respond to anything you need in the most timely and efficient manner.

It is no surprise that many of our residents find that living at St. Francis is a preferred alternative to living alone or with family members.

When you enter the front door at St. Francis, you become family – and part of a community where many new opportunities await you.

Step into our lobby and you’ll meet staff ready to attend to your needs, as well as fellow community members sharing social time and plenty of laughs. Straight ahead is our activities room, with regular entertainment, music, games and a variety of events to keep you busy. Our library offers an extensive collection of books for your leisure and interests.

Walk down the hall and you’ll find our 34 spacious resident rooms, half of which are private and all a short distance away from the nurse’s station. We want your room to feel like home, which is why we encourage you to bring your favorite pillows, clothing, electronics, personal care items or even your own furniture. Your walls await decoration, whether it’s precious family photos or your favorite artwork. Your room comes complete with access to Wi-Fi, phone and cable television, so you can continually stay connected with loved ones, the world around you or simply enjoy your favorite television program. Visitors – whether family or friends – are always encouraged.

There’s an abundance of personalized dining options to meet your needs, whether it’s enjoying delicious cuisine in our restaurant-style dining room or in the comfort of your own room.

If you need any outdoor time to reflect, catch some fresh air or spend time with family, our outdoor patio overlooking Lake Winnisquam is perfect.

While you receive 24/7 nursing care, we ensure you’re happy, engaged and feel right at home. After all, here at St. Francis, you’re family.

Resident safety and personalized attention, combined with compassionate care, are the foundation of high-quality healthcare at St. Francis.

We are proud recipients of the 2018 AHCA Silver National Quality Award and the 2016 AHCA Bronze National Quality Award for quality and performance excellence. St. Francis also received the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award (2019) for superior facility performance related to various health, safety and quality measures.

Our resident and family satisfaction levels are well above industry standards, including 100% resident satisfaction levels.

  • 24-hour nursing care, 7 days a week
  • On-site physical, occupational and speech therapy services
  • A Medical Director to manage on-site mental health, podiatric, dental, laboratory, optometry, radiology and imaging services
  • A Case Worker to help provide any needed social services
  • Pastoral care
  • An ADA Registered Dietician who works with the culinary staff to ensure nutritional needs are met
  • A Clinical Pharmacist who regularly reviews individual medication régimes and consults with primary care physicians, nursing staff and the interdisciplinary team
  • 24-hour food services
  • Exercise groups & services

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  • Spacious private and semi-private rooms
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Cable television
  • Personalized dining services
  • Guest meal options
  • On-site chapel with weekly Mass and daily Communion
  • Fully-equipped beauty salon
  • A new, state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym
  • Beautiful views of Lake Winnisquam

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  • Music therapy and live entertainment
  • Arts and crafts
  • Movie nights
  • Coffee bar
  • Card games
  • Seasonal themed parties and dining events
  • Gardening
  • Pet therapy
  • Shopping trips