JANUARY 14, 2021 – ArchCare, the healthcare system of the Archdiocese of New York, announced today that it has assumed sponsorship of Providence Rest Nursing Home, a five-star-rated, 200-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in the Bronx served by the Sisters of St. John the Baptist. The combination extends and enhances the ministries of two of the region’s most respected Catholic long-term care institutions while ensuring the long-term sustainability of Providence Rest’s mission at a time of mounting economic and regulatory challenges for faith-based, non-profit healthcare providers.

The change in sponsorship, which is effective immediately, further deepens the longstanding collaborative relationship between the providers while positioning Providence Rest to play a more integral role in the archdiocesan health system.

ArchCare at Providence Rest will be the sixth skilled nursing facility in the ArchCare system, which cares for more than 9,000 people daily in their homes, in the community and in the archdiocese’s five top-ranked nursing homes in Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx and Dutchess County.

Current Providence Rest residents and their families will continue to be cared for by the same team of professional caregivers they know and trust, while gaining seamless access to a much more diverse range of care options and settings.

“Providence Rest has been blessed for many years to have the support of ArchCare,” said Sister Claudette Jaszczynski, provincial superior of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist. “As we worked together, it became abundantly clear that our complementary missions and deep Catholic roots made us far stronger together than apart. With ArchCare as Providence Rest’s sponsor, the Sisters can look forward to caring for residents and families as they always have as part of a larger and more diverse healthcare system.”

“Our strategic collaboration with ArchCare over the years has been instrumental in enabling us to streamline non-clinical functions, reduce administrative costs and attract and retain the most highly skilled and dedicated professionals to our ministry,” Providence Rest Board Chairman John A. Decina said. “This next step brings our two organizations even closer together for the benefit of those we serve, while at the same time offering our employees at all levels a wider range of opportunities to learn and grow professionally and advance their careers.”

“Keeping care with Catholic values vibrant, relevant and accessible to the people and communities we serve is central to our ministry and one of His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan’s, highest priorities,” said ArchCare President and CEO Scott LaRue. “We are privileged to welcome ArchCare at Providence Rest to our ministry and to come together to preserve and continue build upon its remarkable Catholic mission and identity far into the future.”

Since 2018, Providence Rest has been home to an ArchCare Senior Life at Providence Rest adult social day center that is part of ArchCare’s growing Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The ArchCare Senior Life PACE program cares for people 55 and older who would otherwise require nursing home care, delivering all the medical, social, pastoral and other services and support they need to continue to live safely in their own homes or with loved ones for as long as possible.

ArchCare is the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York and one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic Catholic healthcare systems. Every day, ArchCare’s more than 4,000 employees provide quality care to thousands of people of all faiths throughout the 10-county archdiocese and beyond through a broad range of home and community-based and residential care programs, including health plans and nursing home alternatives, adult day care, long-term skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, home care, assisted living, hospice, an acute care specialty hospital and care for people with Huntington’s disease, HIV/AIDS, developmental disabilities and other specialized care needs.

Treatment. Cropped image of female senior patient being treated by female doctor with medical equipment.
What We Treat
  • CVA Stroke Recovery & Cardiac Illness
  • Muscular Skeletal Issues
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Respiratory Illness Recovery and Management
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How We Treat
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • IV Therapies, including PICC Lines and Mid-Lines
  • Wound Care

A Look Inside

Coronavirus Outbreak- Lets keep our community safe, together

Vaccine Update

UPDATED 2/18/2021

Walgreens pharmacists were on site on Wednesday December 30th, 2020, Wednesday January 20th, 2021 and Wednesday February 10th, 2021 to administer the Covid-19 vaccine.  All administration days were successful thanks to great teamwork and your cooperation in returning the VAR forms in a timely manner. All staff and residents who consented to the vaccination have now received both doses.

February 22nd 2021

Due to new guidance published September 15th, 2020 by NYSDOH we have initiated in-person visitation. We submitted our mandated forward safety plan and it has been accepted. Please contact 718-514-8384 (Activities Department) to schedule a visit as in the past.

Due to a positive test result on February 18th, 2021, all in-person visitation is currently suspended until March 4th, 2021.  We will resume Through the Glass visits 7 days a week until in-person visitation starts again, with the exception of any unit that is currently under quarantine Unit 2FP and 2C are both currently under quarantine until March 3rd, 2021.  Video calls are still available 7 days a week. If you have any questions, please call the Recreation Department.

  • We currently have 1 COVID positive patient(s) and 0 COVID expiration in the last 24 hours.
  • Families will be notified immediately if any resident is diagnosed with the virus or suspected of the virus (PUI).
  • We have followed NYSDOH guidance and developed a “cohort” area for all the COVID-19 positive residents and residents under investigation for COVID-19 (called PUI- person under investigation). Additionally, newly admitted hospital patients are also being quarantined for observation on Unit 2C.  We are not taking COVID positive patients from any hospital. Families will be notified immediately if a transfer to this unit is being initiated.
  • Providence Rest has initiated Executive Order 202.30 that requires weekly COVID-19 testing of all personnel.
  • All visitation appointments MUST be made through the Therapeutic Recreation Department by calling 718-514-8384.
  • To see our Pandemic Emergency Plan, please click here Pandemic CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS (COOP) PLAN.
  • In order to facilitate communication between you and your loved one, we are making phone service available to all residents until visitation resumes.  Please call the front desk for individual room telephone numbers.
  • The Recreation Department will be offering video chat visiting as well as “through the glass visits”. Please visit the Facebook page to the right for more information or to schedule your visit.
  • Over 5,000 video calls between residents and family members have been conducted, as well as hundreds of phones calls between staff and family members.
  • Our Through the Glass Visitor Pod has been a huge success with over 1,500 successful visits completed.

Thank you Shout-outs

Thank you to Senior Care EMS for a beautiful Ambulette Parade honoring the heroes that work here!

New York’s Premier Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility

At Providence Rest we provide our residents and patients with faith-driven compassionate care within a scenic setting that creates a feeling of home and family. We are a nonprofit Catholic nursing and rehabilitation facility welcoming all faiths. Our committed staff believes each resident and patient deserves to be treated with dignity, attention and warmth and our holistic approach ensures we support the entire person – physically, intellectually and spiritually. As a result, families are assured their loved ones are well cared for day and night and our convenient location and on-site parking makes visiting at any time easy.

Five senior female patients, one male patient, and Julio Rosario holding a conversation in the lobby in front of the Tree of Love decoration.
Our comprehensive services cover all physical requirements – including Short-Term Rehabilitation; Outpatient Rehabilitation; Long-Term Care; on-site Social Services and Care Transition back into the home; Respite Care; and Palliative Care, including end-of-life – while our social and spiritual mission supports all intellectual and emotional needs. Our skilled medical and health care staff includes nurses and nurse practioners, care specialists, physicians, dentists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Our state-of-the-art rehabilitation center features a full array of equipment and daily living skill space to enable patients to maximize recovery and our residential rooms are warm, clean and comfortable.