Skilled nursing facility offering short-term rehabilitation and long-term care services in a warm intimate environment.

Timeless Care Meets Modern Medicine

Located in Riverdale, Bronx New York, the Methodist Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation is a skilled nursing facility that was founded in 1850. We have a longstanding tradition of providing top-notch healthcare to our residents in our historic, hotel-like environment. We offer short-term rehabilitation after surgery, injury, or stroke and long-term care once living on your own is no longer an option. We are a non-profit, non-sectarian organization whose physicians, nurses, and administrative staff are fully dedicated to getting you or your loved ones back to optimum functioning and better health.

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Our approach is simple

A Dedicated Nursing & Administrative Staff

Many of our nurses, nursing assistants, and support personnel have made the Methodist Home their life’s work providing decades of care and compassion to our patients and residents. Although it’s bittersweet to say goodbye, our greatest joy is when our short-stay rehabilitation patients are able to go home to their families. Our team takes immense pride in providing compassionate top-notch care to help our patients regain their strength, health, and independence.

By fostering an environment that promotes confidence, self-expression and learning, we empower our employees to grow and gain the mutual respect and trust of residents and their families.

The Methodist Home Difference

A Private Room For Every Patient

Unlike other larger nursing and rehabilitation facilities, we offer short-term accommodations (all private rooms with bathrooms) in our historic, hotel-like residence in Riverdale, Bronx New York. Our residence feels like home with a formal dining room, outdoor gardens, and staff-led activities to promote socialization and cognitive functioning. Our private rooms and bathrooms for all our residents help maintain patient dignity and allow families to feel more relaxed and comfortable when visiting their loved ones.

The “Activities of Daily Living” Suite

Our “Activities of Daily Living Suite,” offered in our 2,000 square foot Rehabilitation Center, is complete with a bathroom (including a bathtub), bedroom, and full kitchen so our patients can restore functioning and confidence in an environment similar to home.

Our History

The seven Methodist women who founded The Methodist Church Home for the Aged in 1850 could not have predicted the extent to which their dream of providing a safe haven for the elderly would be realized. Known today as The Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation, the non-sectarian Home provides a wide range of personalized short and long-term care to a diverse population within the comfortable, private surroundings of its historic residence and new rehabilitation center.


Originally located at 16 Horatio Street in New York City’s current “West Village” neighborhood, the Home’s permanent residence was completed in 1929 across the river in the idyllic (then and now) Fieldston neighborhood of Riverdale, New York. Even today the simple entrance of the home belies the beauty and grandeur of its interior. Only one floor above, the Grand Parlor, now the Home’s Great Room, is a beautiful common space with an adjacent refurbished dining room, newly added multi-media Library, and an outdoor porch with formal gardens completed in 1999.

Through the years, active and interested benefactors and staff continued to expand on the Home’s original mission and physical location. By 1976, an additional North Wing consisting of 40,000 square feet of residential living space featuring single rooms with private baths, still a distinction among residences today, was accredited for nursing home status. (A West Wing added during the eighties would bring more single rooms with private baths, and a solarium, to the Home’s expanding floor plan.)


Professional staffing was increased to serve the growing clientele providing nursing services, as well as occupational, physical, speech and hearing therapies. Today, an on-site medical group consisting of physicians, nurses and medical and psychological specialists monitor our clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Ongoing improvement is still one of the main precepts of the Home’s mission and philosophy. Ongoing renovations keep the Home vibrant. Residence expansion, including the new Rehabilitation Center officially opened in 2008, continues to keep the Home’s equipment, treatments and therapies on the leading edge for those we serve.

Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation History

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