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Located in the quiet, residential Woodlawn section of Schenectady, New York, Kingsway Arms Nursing Center has earned a national award-winning reputation for excellence since opening in 1975.

Professional and experienced staff provide care management 24-hours a day with a focus on improving quality of life for each resident. On-site physical, occupational and speech therapies are available. Diversified recreational and life enrichment programs are designed for entertainment and therapeutic value. The dining rooms offer restaurant-style meals with choice of entrée. Scheduled transportation to medical appointments is included.

Kingsway recognizes that the most important elements of any therapeutic program are the dignity and respect of each individual as well as the involvement of friends and family.  

Post-Acute Services:

The goal of Kingsway Arms is to provide the most comprehensive rehabilitation in the long term care setting. The restorative physical, occupational and speech therapy programs are designed to promote the highest quality of life and independence for our residents with an emphasis on returning home or to a lower level of care.

As part of our seamless continuum of care, Kingsway Arms has developed rehabilitation programs and services to meet the varying health needs of our residents. These programs allow us to better manage some chronic and post-acute conditions and promote shortened recovery periods. They may also reduce the need for hospitalization for some residents, which helps maintain a higher quality of life. The rehabilitation programs are designed to prevent re-hospitalization so that we can treat certain conditions in place.

Kingsway Arms is licensed by the New York State Department of Health, and is approved for Medicare and Medicaid and is a member of the American Health Care Association, the New York State Health Facilities Association, the American College of Health Care Administrators and New York Association for Long Term Care Administrators.


  • Medical staff comprised of Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
  • Spacious and tastefully decorated private furnished rooms with limited number of semi-private rooms also available
  • Chef prepared selective menus are served restaurant style in our dining rooms; individually tailored to the taste and needs of each resident
  • Snacks and refreshments are available throughout the day
  • Landscaped courtyards and patios for outdoor activities
  • Telephone ready rooms
  • Cable TV included
  • Private dining rooms for family gatherings
  • Completely air-conditioned with individual climate controls
  • Cozy gathering spaces with fireplaces
  • Sprinkler system throughout the building with smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Hair Salon
  • Resident security systems
  • Hospice care
If you are interested in becoming a resident, we invite you to download and review and complete our Rates & Application for Residency.


Kingsway Arms Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Professional and experienced staff provide care management 24-hours a day with a focus on improving quality of life for each resident. On-site physical, occupational and speech therapies are available. Diversified recreational activities are designed for entertainment and therapeutic value. The dining rooms offer restaurant-style meals with choice of entrée.

Life Enrichment Programs
  • Religious services, rosary, communion
  • Music therapy programs
  • Art therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Bingo, games, crossword puzzles and trivia
  • Lunch trips
  • Fishing at Central Park
  • Current events
  • Bus trips
  • Drumming circle
  • Mardi Gras parade
  • Entertainment, local bands, musicians
  • Veterans service
  • Red hat/blue hat programs
  • Wine & cheese socials, happy hour
  • Costume parade
  • Manicures
  • Movies
  • Resident council
  • Discussion groups
  • Resident and family picnic each summer
  • Community involvement projects
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Other special seasonal events
  • Intergenerational Programs

Meet Our Team

Colleen Liberatore
Director of Nursing Services

Colleen has a long and diverse background in acute and long term care.  She began her health care career as an RN, earning her Associates in Applied Science from Maria College, and then a Bachelors in Nursing from Walden University. In her role as Director of Nursing at Kingsway Arms Nursing Center, Colleen's priority is providing compassionate care to ensure the residents’ exceptional quality of life. 

Kathy Campbell
Admissions Specialist - Skilled Nursing

Kathy has been caring for seniors since she was 15, as a bed maker in a nursing home. She knew right then, this was what she wanted to do. Kathy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Franklin Pierce University and has been a valuable Kingsway staff member for 26 years. She has filled numerous roles including social worker, Assistant Director of Social Work and now as the Kingsway Arms Admissions Specialist.

She especially enjoys working with potential families and residents, helping them navigate today's challenging health care system.

Brian Mott, CDM, CFPP
Director of Dining Services

Brain’s primary focus is on enriching the lives of Kingsway Arms residents by providing excellence in cuisine, service, presentation, and atmosphere.  Brian’s 30-year career in hospitality and food service management began in the restaurant industry, and he has since developed his skills and keen attention to detail through experience in catering, private club membership dining, acute care and senior living settings.

A member of the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals, Brian is a Certified Dietary Manager and a Certified Food Protection Professional through the University of North Dakota. Brian and his family reside in Glenville and in his spare time he enjoys camping, hockey, and motor sports.

Melanie Whiteley
Director of Resident & Family Services

For life-long Schenectady County resident Melanie Whitely, her professional mission is clear: she is proud to be a strong advocate for residents and their families and provide care to those who’ve spent their lives caring for others.

Melanie earned her bachelor’s in Social Welfare from SUNY Albany and is currently completing postgraduate work towards a master’s in Social Work.  Along with her husband Chris, and children Erin, Preston and Emma, (all grown now), Melanie’s “extended family” includes two dogs and two horses.  When not at Kingsway, Melanie can be found spending time with family and friends, including her 100-year old grandmother, working on planning board projects for her town, and meeting with the ladies auxiliary at the volunteer fire house.

James Farnan, LNHA

James Farnan has over 25 years of experience in long term care and senior living leadership in the capital region.  With a keen focus on operational excellence, collaborative management and resident and family satisfaction, James is dedicated to ensuring each resident achieves their highest quality outcome. James received his Nursing Home Administrator license in 2000 and earned an MBA in Health Systems Administration from Union College. Additionally, James has a master’s in healthcare data analytics from Clarkson University and he’s a proud member of the American College of Health Care Administrators.