As the Capital Region’s Premiere Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kingsway Arms and our staff of dedicated caregivers provide exceptional personalized care 24 hours a day as well as restorative rehabilitation therapies designed to optimize well-being and greater independence.
Kingsway Arms is proud of the reputation we’ve earned; we are committed to provide compassion, respect and dignity for each individual entrusted to our care.
Locally-owned and operated since 1975, Kingsway Arms is part of Kingsway Community’s full continuum of care and recognized nationally for excellence in skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.
Services & Amenities
- Medical and healthcare staff include Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, RNs, and LPNs
- Registered nurses lead care management 24 hours a day
- Licensed Dietician and Dietetic Technicians help ensure each resident receives optimal nutrition
- Rehabilitation specialists on staff provide physical, occupational and speech therapies
- Resident & Family social work specialists provide support and assistance for residents and family members throughout the stay
- Chef inspired menus and individually tailored selections served restaurant style in our dining rooms
- Diversified Life Enrichment programs for wellness, religious/spiritual, physical activity and entertainment value including music, art and pet therapy
- On site services include podiatric, dental, optometry, optical, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, psychological and hospice services
- Chaperoned transportation to scheduled medical appointments
Kingsway Arms is licensed by the New York State Department of Health, 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.
If you are interested in becoming a resident, we invite you to download and review and complete our Rates & Application for Residency.
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence
Kingsway Arms Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Our residents and families live with the peace of mind that comes from knowing their needs will always be met with exceptional, personalized care 24 hours a day. Our focus on improving the quality of life for every resident sets us in a class of our own.
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Meet Our Team
James Farnan, LNHA
Administrator, Kingsway Arms Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
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.
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.
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.
Our personable Kingsway Community Accounts Manager is a graduate of SUNY Albany and has many years experience working in healthcare financial services and accounting administration. Sarah enjoys providing residents and their family members with prompt service and information regarding any and all financial questions, from each of Kingsway's five senior living residences.
Brian Mott, CDM, CFPP
Director of Dining Services, Kingsway Arms Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
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.
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.