Grand Healthcare buys Utica nursing home facility


The Grand Healthcare System, operator of The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rome at 801 N. James St., has purchased 220-bed extended care nursing home Heritage Health Care Center on Sunset Avenue in Utica, the company announced.

The non-profit facility offers an array of short- and long-term nursing care following hospitalization to improve independence, dignity, and self-esteem.

It has been renamed The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Utica. Other Grand residences run by the Queens-based company are in Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Genesee, Madison, Nassau, Oneida, and Otsego counties, as well as Queens.

The company recently finished remodeling the Utica tower building’s seventh floor so that it features more than two dozen private rooms with city views. Renovations are planned for the rest of the tower building by year’s end, and a new state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym with individualized exercise programs is also planned.

The facility will also get new interior and exterior signage and new uniforms for staff. Guests will also have access to hospitality features offered at other Grand properties such as a personalized menu, concierge service, courtesy shuttle service, and iPad program to communicate with family and loved ones any time of day or night. 

The Grand at Utica opened in 1867 as a shelter for homeless women, according to the company. 


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