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Conveniently located on the Unity Hospital Campus, the Wegman Family Cottages have been serving elders in our community since 2010. Our mission is to provide quality care, independence, and a positive living experience for patients and elders.
As a testament to our commitment to excellence, Park Ridge Living Center, which houses Wegman Family Cottages, has achieved and maintained a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) since 2013. Only 10% of nursing homes in the country attain this five-star rating.
The Wegman Family Cottages embrace a new model of care for Living Center elders (residents), where they are encouraged to make their own choices, and provided a home environment in which they will live and share life’s journey.
Often referred to as the culture change model, this is a new approach to traditional skilled nursing care. Combining our caring philosophy, home organizational structure, and inviting architecture, we have carefully removed institutionalization from the long-term care model. Each day revolves around the elder, focusing on independence, dignity, choice, and keeping decision-making as close to the elder as possible, while providing the appropriate medical and clinical services they need.
Built in 2010, each cottage is designed around the “small home concept.” Each of the four ranch-style cottage homes has 20 private rooms, each with a private bath. The central dining area is easily accessible with an adjacent kitchen and living room areas. The kitchen is designed to encourage the participation of the elders in meal planning and preparation, just like at home.)
Care in the Cottages in provided by a multi-talented worker, called a shahbaz. The shahbaz assists each elder in embracing their individual abilities. These workers are certified nursing assistants who are also trained in safe food handling, cooking, home maintenance, activities, and housekeeping. They work in concert with a clinical support team of nurses, therapists, medical clinicians, and social workers who visit the home, much like the routine you would find in home health care. Our nursing staff collaborates with elders and their families to provide personalized care for each elder to foster independence.
Research on this model of care has found higher satisfaction levels among elders, their family members and staff, less decline in activities of daily living, reduced incidence of elder depression, use of fewer medications, and improved overall quality of life.
At Wegman Family Cottages, our elders’ care and safety are our top concerns. To ensure all their needs are met, they have access to the following features and services:
In addition to the many features designed to meet our elders’ medical needs, we also have a variety of amenities to keep them comfortable:
Per New York State guidelines for nursing home and skilled nursing facilities, Wegman Family Cottages (part of Park Ridge Living Center) is now allowing visitation, with some restrictions.
For details on current visitation status, please contact us directly at (585) 723-7205. You may also refer to the Long Term Care section on our Visitation Policy page for more information on general guidelines and restrictions.
We appreciate your understanding and support as we follow all state-mandated guidelines to keep your loved ones safe.
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In order to be considered for admission, an application must be completed and returned to the long-term care admissions office.
Please complete and return the Skilled Nursing Form, Financial Worksheet, and Physician Referral Form to the admissions office.
You can view a sample admissions agreement and view our private pay rates and other payment options on our Admissions Information page. If you have any questions about the application process or long term care admissions, call (585) 784-0158.
If you would prefer for one of our representatives to contact you about our services, please fill out our online long-term care form. We will get back to you the next business day.
Please note that information you provide to us is only used by Rochester Regional Health. We never sell or share with third parties.
“During my mom’s stay at Wegman Family Cottages, she felt like she was at home. It was like a family; other residents’ family members became friends, and everybody looked after each other. My mom loved her time there, and I tell anyone looking for a long term care facility to go to The Cottages.” – Sharon M.
“I am so appreciative of the staff at Wegman Family Cottages. The staff have my husband call me every day to say hi. I know he is always well taken care of, and I can’t say enough good things.” – Marlene M.
A Pandemic Emergency Plan has been developed to enable the Wegman Family Cottages to effectively mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a high impact communicable disease outbreak in the community.
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The CMS Star Rating is intended to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions. This rating is updated quarterly. For more information about
our star rating, please contact us.
The Wegman Family Cottages are owned and operated by Park Ridge Nursing Home, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation, which has no owners or shareholders.