The Commons on St. Anthony

P: (315) 253-0351

The Commons on St. Anthony is a 300 bed facility that combines the strength of two long time Auburn organizations – Mercy Health and Rehabilitation Center and Cayuga County Nursing Home.  The Consolidation of these two entities results in a single location that provides high quality, person –first care for residents of Cayuga County

Skilled Nursing and Rehab

We provide long term skilled nursing care, short term rehabilitation including physical, occupational and speech therapies, social work and clinical nutritional services.

The Commons on St. Anthony offers elders and their families a warm and supportive atmosphere where all care plans are individualized by a team of health care professionals. Elders enjoy a home-like environment with spacious private or semi-private furnished rooms with enough space to add personal items.

We serve short term rehabilitation elders in a central location where family members can observe the rehabilitative process. Physical, occupational and speech therapists are available up to six days a week.

This care unit has a small kitchen and laundry in the Occupational Therapy area for training in Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Alzheimer's & Dementia Care

We offer a specialized unit for elders with Alzheimer’s or other related dementias. Our secured unit promotes independence and safety with a wander alert system. Unique decorations are designed to encourage individual freedom in the least restrictive setting. Therapeutic and recreational programs are provided throughout the day and are designed for cognitive stimulation and memory enhancement.

Therapeutic Recreation

Stimulating and fun-filled rehabilitation activities are geared towards wellness and independence. Events include entertainment, crafts/hobbies, baking, gardening exercise and music. Elders enjoy an in-site chapel and outdoor walking paths.

Food and Nutrition

The Commons on St. Anthony Dietary Department serves residents attractive, nutritional meals based on the Recommended Daily Allowance. Meals are served family style in the dining room. Modified diets are provided when ordered by a physician. Our Dietary Tech and Manager are available to discuss meals with residents and family members and to provide encouragement for an adequate food intake.  The Registered Dietician is on-site on a weekly basis and available for those on special diets.

The Commons on St. Anthony contracts with Advanced Meal to provide our food and clinical nutritional services.

Adult Medical Day Program

Program participants ages 18 and up are provided with the medical and supportive services they need to maintain their highest level of independence while continuing to live in the community.

Services include: skilled nursing care, medication pre-fill, physical, occupational and speech therapy, personal care assistance, daily hot lunch, pharmacy review, nutritional services provided by a registered dietician, therapeutic recreation, case management and transportation.

For more information about The Commons on St. Anthony's Adult Day Program, call (315) 253-0351 Ext. 210


All admissions to The Commons on St. Anthony are handled by our Admissions Department.  Our staff is here to help you with any questions you may have about the admissions process. A required assessment, Patient Review Instrument or PRI, must be completed prior to admission. Contact Admissions Director Judy Greco (315) 253-0351 Ext. 244 for more information.

Our Staff

Patient health care needs are met by an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists and registered dietitians.

Word From The Administrator

We are excited to introduce The Commons on St. Anthony.  Our community provides a “non-traditional” skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation experience.  This state of the art, newly renovated environment is designed to meet the needs of our elders and their loved ones.  Please stop in any time to meet our staff and take a tour

3 Saint Anthony Street
Auburn, NY 13021


Each of our skilled units is equipped with:

  • A Country Kitchenette – which enables us to provide a homelike dining experience
  • A fully renovated spa equipped with a Rane Victoria bathing system  
  • Open concept community and dining rooms

Medical Services Available:

  • Podiatry
  • Eye Doctor
  • Dentist

Other Pleasantries include:

  • Pastoral Care
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop