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Nursing Home

Serving the Irondequoit, Greece, and Rochester Communities

We offer a small, intimate respite, residential, rehabilitation, and hospice care choice. A high staffing ratio delivers quality medical and personal services.

  • Strong Geriatric Physicians
  • Skilled Nursing
  • One-on-One Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Social Services
  • Lab/x-ray
  • Dental

  • One-on-One Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • One-on-One Speech Therapy (ST)
  • One-on-One Music Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Dietary with full-kitchen
  • Cable
  • Private and Semi-Private Rooms
  • Beauticians and Barbers
  • Recreation/entertainment
  • Religious Services
  • About Baird

    Caring Family Environment

    Hello! I am Stephen Heard, owner and on-site Administrator of The Baird Nursing Home, which is a unique combination of roles. Proudly, I am a three-decade resident of Greece, where my wife of over 40 years and I raised our two children. Now we have four grandchildren! The year I was married, 1975, also marked the beginning of my Nursing Home Administrator's License, which I have repeatedly renewed through continuing education. In 1989, I came to The Baird and in 2000 took ownership of our small, 28 bed, Rochester, NY nursing home. I cannot even count the number of Greece and Irondequoit families I have come to know and enjoy over this period of time. Welcome to my second home, at The Baird.

    Personalized Care to Meet Resident Needs

    Since 1953, located in Rochester near the Seneca Park Zoo and embedded within the Greece and Irondequoit neighborhoods, The Baird has been serving the Greater Rochester community with residential, one-on-one therapies (physical, occupational, speech, music) and respite care. Our goal is to help each resident maintain the highest quality of life possible within a caring family environment.

    Upon Admission, a new resident chooses between a spacious private room or a companion roommate. With a high staff-to-resident ratio, our well tenured staff delivers their commitment to the on-going care of your loved one. Compassion and professionalism are shown through The Baird Nursing Home's nurses, dietary specialists, one-on-one physical, occupational, speech, and music therapists, social, physical, and intellectual activities personnel, social worker, and nursing assistants. Baird caregivers will grow to know your loved one and family on a personal level. We are staffed to spend the extra time it takes to understand and focus on the resident's unique needs and goals. Our staff, along with the resident's physician and family, builds a strong support system. This team creates and maintains a custom-tailored plan of care for your Baird family member.

    Celebrating Baird Staff Longevity

    Tracy Ortiz, CNA - 34 years
    Kathi Hartgrove, Office Manager - 32 years
    Rosa Nazario, CNA - 30 years
    Stephen T. Heard, Owner/Administrator - 28 years
    Kimberly Remillard, Dietary - 18 years
    Bonnie Jensen, Director of Nursing - 17 years
    Juana Pagan, Housekeeping - 17 years
    Pat Haka, Nursing Secretary - 14 years
    Josh Walters, Maintenance - 13 years
    Elizabeth Clarke, Director of Food Services - 12 years
    Linda Marquez, CNA - 12 years
    Bernella Campbell, CNA - 11 years
    Renee Kiner, Dietary - 11 years
    Janine Nicolosi, Dietician - 10 years

    Baird Services

    Healthy Living

    At the Baird Nursing Home, we strive for healthy living: physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. To pursue these life-time goals, we gather diverse specialists and build a team to care for our extended Baird family. One-on-one interaction and groups engage each of our residents, in our family-like setting.

    Examples of Services include:

    • Skilled Nursing • Social Services • Rehabilitation, Respite and Residential care • One-on-One Physical Therapy (PT) • One-on-One Occupational Therapy (OT) • One-on-One Speech Therapy (ST) • One-on-One and Group Music Therapy (MT) • 24-hour Laboratory and X-Ray services • Religious Services • Strong Geriatric Physicians • Podiatry and Dental services • Dietician services • Scheduled Activity programs • Beauty and Barber services • Hospice

    Baird Activities

    Entertainment & Programs

    Being active is an important part of enhancing one's quality of life. At The Baird Nursing Home, our Activities Department provides residents with a wide range of special programs and regular activities that serve many purposes. They help to encourage socialization between our residents and their families. Also, the activities help to stimulate both body and mind; and, of course, they're just a lot of fun!

    Whether it's a live musical performance or a planned party, residents and their families have the opportunity to participate in programs that are tailored to their interests and are designed to build self-esteem.

    Events Calendar

    At the Baird Nursing Home, we schedule a variety of activities for our residents to enjoy - take a look at our current schedule of events.

    Why Baird?

    Why Choose Baird?

    In a small intimate setting, the Baird Nursing Home provides a perfected combination of 24-hour skilled nursing, recreational activities, and one-on-one therapies, for competitive prices. Our goal is to deliver medical and personal service through personalized care plans, matched to resident abilities, interests, and needs. Visitors to our home find easy access off of 104, at 2150 St. Paul Street, across from the zoo.

    Baird Admissions

    Admissions Process

    Choosing between the many Rochester, NY nursing homes for you or a loved one can seem a bit overwhelming. Through an on-site Social Worker and streamlined forms, the Baird Nursing Home has created a user-friendly admissions process. Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care insurance, and private insurance are all accepted.

    Admission steps to complete are different for those entering the Baird from home or from the hospital. Coming from home, the process may take up to a week. The completed documents needed include:

  • Patient Review Instrument (PRI) (completed by a certified professional)
  • Screen (completed by a certified professional)
  • Admissions Application

  • Certified Health Care Professionals include: PRI Services (585) 265-0240, Call-Jane (585) 242-2030, Home Care agencies, i.e., Lifetime Care, Visiting Nurse Service (VNS), Home Care of Rochester (HCR)

    If your loved one is in the hospital, please inform your social worker that you are interested in our independently operated nursing home, and would like a referral to be sent to The Baird. The social worker will take care of sending the needed information. The Director of Social Work/Admissions Coordinator at the Baird will review the information with the Director of Nursing and Administrator. A decision will be made within 24-48 hours. At the point of paperwork submission, we encourage family members and friends to schedule a tour of the Baird. Please contact the Director of Social Work/Admissions Coordinator, Amy DeRusha, BSW/CDP at 585-342-5540 ext 2.

    Baird Gallery

    Activities Photos

    Baird residents enjoy a variety of activities year-round!

    • All
    • Cooking
    • Music Therapy
    • Music
    • Crafts
    • Holidays
    • Parties/Games

    Baird in the News

    Recent Press Hits

    Baird Contact

    Contact Us

    The Baird, located on St. Paul St., is one of Rochester’s premium care facilities that is dedicated to offering quality care in a safe, family style atmosphere. Nestled in a scenic residential area, our convenient location, just opposite the Seneca Park Zoo, can be found on the city bus route. This provides us with access to many local attractions, points of interest, and major highways and area hospitals.

    The Baird Nursing Home
    2150 Saint Paul Street (just north of Rt. 104)
    Rochester, NY 14621-1415

    Phone: (585) 342-5540 | Fax: (585) 342-3539