St Mary's Home of Erie

(866) 827-5137

607 E 26 Th St, ERIE, PA


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Senior Community
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Continued Care Community

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
St Mary's Home of Erie
607 E 26TH ST
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User Reviews

07/30/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

This was the most amazing facility that I have ever seen. All the staff was so kind and attentive to my Sister, Sarah Schenck, as well as to her family. We will be ever grateful for the excellent care that she received. Your hospitality with our needs was awesome. Thank you and God Bless you. Wish we could clone you and bring you South. Judith Nance, Sanford, NC -

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

St Mary's Home of Erie is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 139 beds based in Erie, PA. At last check, the facility had 130 residents indicating that it is 94% occupied which is about average within the state of Pennsylvania. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for St Mary's Home Of Erie, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 57% of nursing homes in Pennsylvania. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 2 stars to 3 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for St Mary's Home Of Erie with other senior care providers in Pennsylvania. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 10/28/2011.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

04/07/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Having done an exhaustive research for skilled nursing in Erie and the surrounding area that involved personally touring 5 facilities in 2011, St Mary's is one of 2 we would consider of the 5 facilities; the limiting factor for our elders is that the facility be Catholic, so that restricted our choices. Here's what we've found so far:
Staff: Caring from elders is truly a labor of love, especially when means are limited. Staff here are well meaning, caring, but definitely over-taxed in their responsibilities. While the nursing care is excellent, "non-essential" services require repeated prompting. Lost clothing, personal efffects, preferences in grooming, food, clothing ~ and there's a trick to getting a regularly scheduled hair-cut for your loved one that we've yet to figure out. All minor concerns, perhaps, when one considers the alternative....except that we are paying a premium rate and definitely not getting a premium service.
Ongoing Communication - is definitely a challenge for this organization, which is puzzling because they are in the business of long-term patient care. Requests are accepted readily, but response time is poor and forget about a coordinated response.
Attitude/Treatment of caregivers: When you're a customer paying for a service, you expect a reasonable level of customer service. Not to be told in an impatient tone that your questions are taking up too much time, should go to another person or area, etc etc. - the chastising attitude is that we, the paying customer are "supposed" to know the innner working of their business and not waste their time by asking questions of the wrong person, department. Other manager care facilities have a monthly caregivers meeting acquainting families with the various departments, their functions, ect. Of course, calling multiple people to get answers is a waste of our time, but we've definitely learned that, at St. Mary's, our time is theirs to waste.
Quarterly Care Plan Review - Don't make the mistake we did and give St. Mary's the benefit of the doubt by waiting the full three months after admission to bring your concerns to the table. You're allotted barely 15 minutes in this state-mandated careplan review. Don't make the mistake of thinking that two-way communication is going to happen here -these reviews are simply so they can meet the state requirements for disclosure - it's a rushed, brief monologue and they definitely don't entertain more than a question or two. They are impatient if you take any more than your allotted 15 minutes, while having absolutely zero respect for their paying customer's time. We've been kept waiting as much as 1/2 hour or more on a mid-day appointment - of course during the work week. They're late and then impatient with us because we're taking up too much time - ya think they'd figure out that first time appointments should go a little longer?
Communication formats - For all you caregivers trying to fulfill your responsibilities from afar, take note: despite the fact that the rest of the world is firmly in the current century, this organization is firmly rooted in the 1950's. Don't expect your docs in electronic format or to be able to utilize all the modern conveniences of e-mail, text and other media commonly employed in doing business. The staff give you the rigamorole about patient confidentiality, and if you press as we did, and offer to sign any waivers they need, the real truth emerges - they don't know how to make a PDF, nor do they have PDF printer drivers installed on the compauters. But there's no problem with patient confifentiality and using the fax apparently...If you persevere and are insistent, you'll eventually get them to set up a secure portal. But good luck - in the beginning when we were fronting all costs before insurance kicked in, (and needed a quick turn around so we did not have to liquidate asets) we had to purchase and install a fax so that we could get billing and documents to and from the insurance companies and St. Mary's timley.

Description of St Mary's Home of Erie in ERIE, PA

Number of Beds : 139

St Mary's Home Of Erie, located in Erie, Pennsylvania provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Senior Community, Alzheimer's Care, and Continued Care Community. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. St Mary's Home Of Erie has received 3 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 4 stars. Accommodations at St Mary's Home Of Erie, start at $2,550 a month. St Mary's Home Of Erie has a very good hospital, Erie Va Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 92 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The St Mary's Home Of Erie's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (16501) in Pennsylvania, where St Mary's Home Of Erie is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for St Mary's Home Of Erie can be found here.

St Mary's Home of Erie is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, St Mary's Home of Erie is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, St Mary's Home of Erie is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, St Mary's Home of Erie facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.


Community Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Foot Care
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Special Health Conditions
  • Colostomy or Urostomy

Demographic Profile for ERIE, PA, 16501


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
31.3 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

11% Below
Cost of Food
2% Below
16% Above
Equal to

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
23.2 / 100
Water Quality
80 / 100
Superfund Sites
19 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes