The Homestead Rochester

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

12 Reviews
256 Thurston Road, Rochester, NY 14619
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for The Homestead Rochester

February 09, 2015

By Anonymous99194150

I visited this facility

Rochester Presbyterian Home is in a very bad neighborhood. The staff seemed to be fine. It is an old facility. The grounds appeared to be clean and well-kept. It is not close to a hospital. I was not comfortable with the facility.

July 07, 2014

By LoveMyGrandma

I am a friend or relative of resident

When we first placed my grandma in the Rochester Presbyterian Home, we were very happy with her care, but the care has declined greatly in the past few months. On more than one occasion, the staff has forgotten to wake her up or guide her to both breakfast and lunch on the same day. That means my grandma went approximately 19 hours without food or water. As a dementia resident on RPH's 4th floor, the staff should know that all of those residents need help remembering where and when to eat. It breaks my heart that we can't keep my grandma at our house and instead have to subject her to these conditions. I wish the RPH staff would go back to the way they were when she first arrived a few years ago. This adult care facility used to be, and could still be in the future, a good place.

January 30, 2014

By Caring84473250

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose Rochester Presbyterian Home because they met all our needs. My mom has been there for seven months now. It's a wonderful facility. When you walk in, you just feel like you're at home. The entire facility is very homey. It has a lot of character to it. It's very warm and welcoming. There is a sense of peace when you walk in there. My mom has a very nice room. It is a bedroom with a bathroom. The staff is great. They do everything to meet the family's need. They're wonderful. They're not just working but they truly care about their residents. They're willing to work with you in any way if you need to adjust to anything. They go above and beyond their duty. This facility also offers a lot of activities for their residents.

December 11, 2012

By P1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father passed away in September from pneumonia, which we, the family, chose not to treat. He was living on the Memory Care floor of the Rochester Presbyterian Home, 256 Thurston Road, Rochester, NY. They gave him loving, compassionate care. The rates are reasonable, as it is a non profit, and the staff turnover is low. I was very pleased with the care he received while living there.
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Services and Amenities of The Homestead Rochester


  • Fee Structure Extra: 18.00 Per Hour For Companion Services/Transportation

Room and housing options

  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: 102 Al Beds, 102 Alr Beds, 22 Enhanced Alr Beds, 65 Special Needs Alr Beds

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Area


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • General Store
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Features Extra: Ice Cream Parlor, Assembly Room, Chapel, Arts And Crafts Room, Country Kitchen, Sun Porches

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Book Clubs
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 102
  • Staff Patient Ratio: Yes
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: Yes
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Range Of Services Extra: Incontinence Management, Medical Services Such As Audiology, Podiatry, X Ray, And Lab Tests, Banking Services

Types of care

  • Doctor Visit Companionship
  • Dressing And Grooming
  • Bathing And Toileting
  • Exercise
  • Meal Preparation


  • Reference Checks
  • Credit Check


  • Continual Training

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training


  • State Licenses: AF0547A, 370-E-022
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About The Homestead Rochester

The Rochester Presbyterian Home has been serving Elders since 1925. Our founders believed it was our mission to provide “a safe and happy haven for persons in their sunset years.” Today, we continue that tradition at three Eden Alternative residences and have earned a reputation for excellence.

Our philosophy of care

We believe in the dignity and value of each individual and promote acceptance and respect for all people. Our residents are the Elders in our families. By virtue of their age and wisdom, we look to them to define lifestyles that are rewarding and homes that are truly home.

We are committed to the philosophy of the Eden Alternative. We have reaffirmed our commitment to improving quality of care and quality of life for the people who live and work in our homes by mastering the second Milestone of “The Path to Mastery™: The Art of Creating a Caring Community.” This powerful tool developed by The Eden Alternative®, guides organizations through the process of transforming their culture to assure person-directed care practices. This pathway persistently reminds us that we must dismiss all remnants of the medical-institutional model of Elder care and assure that decisions and care plans honor the voices and preferences of each individual. We believe that the Eden Alternative path is the key to the highest quality of life for the Elders living in our residences.

As Eden Alternative residences, we are committed to building “human habitats” that are full of life. Residents plant and tend our gardens and pursue useful roles within each home. We have adopted several pets and Elders may share a room with their animal companions. We welcome children and embrace each Elder’s family as our own.

Our residence is organized into Eden families. The purpose of each family is to build relationships between Elders and their “partners in care.” We believe that caring relationships make life meaningful and assure that Elders and staff feel like they belong-like family.

Ultimately, our purpose is to reach each individual and assist him or her in leading a meaningful life with as much independence and freedom as possible. While we certainly accommodate the care needs of our Elders, we believe it is equally important to care for their human spirit.

The Assisted Living Residence at the Homestead

From the elegant dining room with its Oriental rug to the stately Victorian furnishings found throughout the residence, North Hall reflects the charm and character of historic Rochester.

Each Elder enjoys a private room with, in most cases, a private bath. We encourage residents to bring their own furnishings for their rooms, so they’ll immediately feel at home.

Elders and their relatives often gather in the country kitchens and sun porches or catch a show in our living room. You can also find them on our computers, surfing the web, Skyping, or sending emails to family and friends. They visit our beauty shop and browse in our Country Store for cards, gifts, toiletries, and sweets. And, of course, Don & Norma’s is the place for free ice cream cones, sundaes, and floats.

Memory Care Residences at the Homestead

  • In our South Hall, we offer four levels of Memory Care to accommodate the changing needs that accompany progressive dementia.
  • Our second floor residence-It Takes Two Family~ Early Stage Memory Care
  • Our third floor residence-Home Away From Home Family~ Mid-stage Memory Care
  • Our fourth floor residence-Penthouse Sweets Family~ Advanced-stage Memory Care & Enhanced Care

Amenities at Rochester Presbyterian Home-The Homestead

On the 1st floor we have a main dining room, private dining area, assembly room, chapel, and living room. Just a short walk down the hall brings one to Don & Norma’s, our old-fashioned ice cream parlor. There is easy access to the great outdoors, with our deck, secured enclosed patio, outside walking path, and vegetable and flower gardens. On the lower level are our fitness center, arts and crafts room, and beauty salon.

A bus, a van, and lots of volunteers make community outings a regular part of residential life – destinations include social and cultural events, restaurants, picnics at the beach, shopping, and rides in the country.

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