Beechwood Continuing Care was first established through the vision of a group of individuals and Methodist ministers. They recognized there was a need for a not-for-profit faith-based community that served the physical, social and spiritual needs of seniors in WNY. Upon the purchase of a parcel of 24 acres of land in Getzville, the Beechwood Residence opened its doors in 1964. Less than ten years later, the Beechwood Nursing Home admitted its first residents. (In 2006, both became known collectively as the Beechwood Homes.
Today, the Beechwood Homes has the distinction of being the first nursing home in WNY to transition from a traditional institutional model to a person-centered care model, complete with households and neighborhoods. We call our person-centered initiative – “Welcome Home.”
Beechwood was the first nursing home in Erie County to partner with Hospice Buffalo to offer hospice support to our residents. We have created a designated hospice unit for those individuals in Erie County who need skilled nursing hospice care.
Opened in 2000, Asbury Pointe Independent Retirement Community boasts award winning design in senior living. With 110 apartments, Asbury offers a luxurious yet neighborly lifestyle. Known for its extraordinary decor and attention to personal service, it is the perfect alternative for seniors who no longer want the demands of owning a home and instead want the freedom and security of retirement community living. As part of the Beechwood continuum, residents have priority admission into our other communities.
In February of 2021, Presbyterian Village at North Church became part of the Beechwood Continuing Care family as part of the merger with Presbyterian Senior Care of WNY, Inc. Presbyterian Village is an independent retirement community located on a Certified Wildlife Sanctuary on the edge of the Village of Williamsville.
In February of 2021, Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village became part of the Beechwood Continuing Care family as part of the merger with Presbyterian Senior Care of WNY, Inc. Located in Kenmore, NY, this HUD subsidized mid-rise apartment complex caters to seniors and qualified mobility impaired individuals.