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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 activities 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:

As part of our seamless continuum of care, Kingsway Arms Nursing Center has developed post-acute programs and services to meet the varying health needs of our residents. With an integrated approach to resident care, Kingsway can be used as an intermediate step from hospital or rehab to home.

Providing these services in our nursing center allows us to better manage chronic and post-acute conditions and promote shortened recovery periods. These services may also reduce the need for hospitalization for some residents, thereby reducing transfer trauma and helping to maintain the highest quality of life.

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.

Amenities:

  • 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 services available
  • 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

 

Residence

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 to the mall
  • 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

Mark Olsen
Administrator

Mark has been the Administrator of Kingsway Arms Nursing Center since 2008. His professional experience also includes over 28 years as a licensed nursing home administrator in the Capital District.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from the State University of New York in 1988. He advocates for the residents in Albany and Washington, D.C. by serving as Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the New York State Health Facilities Association.

Carol Thompson
Director of Nursing Services

Carol has spent over 26 years in the healthcare industry, the last six as Director of Nursing Services at Kingsway Arms. A 1973 graduate of SUNY Brockport, Carol brings with her extensive experience in delivering quality care and nursing leadership.

The nursing department is the largest department on the Kingsway campus and Carol manages it with warmth and compassion to ensure the safety and well being of each resident.

Kathy Campbell
Admissions Coordinator - 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 family member for over 23 years. She has filled numerous roles including social worker, Assistant Director of Social Work and for over the past 10 years, as Kingsway Arms Admissions Coordinator.

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

Theresa Alcott
Director of Resident and Family Services

Theresa has been an instrumental part of Kingsway's success since she joined the family in 2002. A 1992 graduate of Keuka College, Theresa has worked with seniors every step of her professional career. As Director of Resident and Family Services, Theresa helps families navigate the sometimes tricky health care field. She finds long term care her passion and where history comes to life.

Reneé Markle
Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteer Services

Reneé is constantly in tune with Kingsway Arms' residents. The Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteer Services, Reneé interacts daily with residents, making sure they are happy, content and enjoying life.

She holds a B.A. in Creative Arts Therapies from Russell Sage College and a Master of Science degree in Gerontology and Health Services Administration from Sage Graduate Schools. In addition, she is a Certified Activities Consultant (ACC).

Reneé was also the Association of Activities and Leisure Time Personnel Activities Director of the Year in 2004.