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About Shaker Place

Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (Shaker Place), formerly the Albany County Nursing Home, serves residents of Albany County and the surrounding areas. We are conveniently located in the town of Colonie, New York.

For 48 years our priority has been providing excellent care to the residents of Shaker Place. We are a licensed, fully staffed, skilled nursing facility offering the best in the medical services and residential care. We offer quality programs including but not limited to: skilled nursing and long-term care servicesrehabilitation therapies, and memory care services. Whether you or your loved one requires a short or long-term stay the staff at Shaker Place will provide the very best in care.

Owned by Albany County, Shaker Place has recently undergone an $80 million renovation project. Spanning 2017-2020, this celebrated modernization project boasts an additional 77,000 square feet, featuring new facilities including an expansion of the common areas, private rooms accessible on the ground floor, and energy efficient equipment and lighting. The renovation has also allowed us to make everyday life for our residents even more comfortable and convenient, with state-of-the-art features like: eight culinary country kitchens and adjacent dining rooms available in each residential wing; a serene courtyard and garden with sound-system and walking paths; a rehabilitation gymnasium and fitness center with the latest equipment; spa rooms with private showers and therapy tubs; and a 24-hour security system. Click here to check out all of our amenities!

Recognized for our commitment to improving services and providing the very best in care for our residents, in October 2018 Shaker Place received the 2018 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Shaker Place was one of only four recipients throughout the State of New York. And most recently, Shaker Place is proud to announce that in August of 2020, we achieved the 2020 Silver National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is a progressive, three-step process that encourages the continuous learning, development, and execution of integrated quality systems to achieve performance excellence. Each progressive step requires a more detailed and comprehensive demonstration of quality integration and performance. The criteria for each step is based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

2020 Silver Award LogoSilver—Achievement in Quality Award recipients provide an extensive assessment of their systematic approaches, performance measures, and sustainable organizational and process results that are linked to the key customer requirements, success factors, and challenges previously identified through the achievement of earning the Bronze—Commitment to Quality Award.

Times Union’s 2022 “Best Senior Living Facility” was awarded to Shaker Place in their annual Best of The Capital Region poll. We understand that doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are indispensable, which is why we’re honored that Times Union readers and our surrounding community voted us the Best in the Capital Region.

2022 Winner of Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes in America, Shaker Place was proudly announced as one of Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes in 2022. Receiving this award greatly reflected the hard work of our staff and leaders, who’ve worked tirelessly to offer excellent and reliable quality care. To receive this award, Shaker Place ranked highly in performance, reputation, and COVID-19 response.



*Ratings as of March 2022