Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center is a 100 all private bedroom skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in the heart of Rome New York. Our compassionate and highly skilled staff is dedicated to providing the finest care while meeting the needs of our residents in a warm and caring atmosphere. Our goal is to have our residents achieve the most fulfilling life possible as they return home or remain here with us.


 Physician Services

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 Dr. Todd Podkowka – Medical Director

Your treatment will be developed under the direction of Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Centers Medical Director, Dr. Todd Podkowka who is highly specialized in geriatric medicine.  Dr. Todd and the facility’s Comprehensive Care Team will work together to develop a plan for the most effective course of treatment for each resident.  Dr. Podkowka sees patients 3 times a week and on call 24 hours a day, 7 days/week.
Dr. Podkowka, along with the 24 hour RN coverage already provided will further strengthen the continuity of care to the facility’s residents. Dr. Podkowka has been a physician in Rome for many years, and his experience, compassion and dedication to his patients is an asset to the community and the facility. 

 Clinical Services

Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center has been a long term care leader in Oneida County for over 38 years. Our exceptional clinical team includes a Board Certified Medical Director, In-house Physician, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Hospitality Aides. The facility also provides on-site contracted services such as pharmacy, dentistry, podiatry and psychiatric care.

•    IV Therapy
•    Wound Care
•    Tracheostomy Care
•    G-Tube/PEG Tube Feeding
•    24 Hour RN Coverage

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 Nutritional ServicesSocial Services

All meals are prepared daily on site under the guidance of our Registered Dietician, Dietary Technician, and Food Service Director.  Bethany Gardens offers residents a variety of nutritious meal choices to maximize their dining experience.
Our Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist will meet with you to discuss your nutritional needs.  Together, you will create a meal plan that meets both your preference and dietary guidelines.


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At Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center, we pride ourselves in caring for the whole person. In addition to counseling, the Social Services Team is dedicated to making the transition to either long-term care or short-term rehabilitation as smooth as possible for all new admissions and their families.



Activities Services
Whether it’s the freshly brewed coffee in the morning or the sound of old favorites playing, our Activities Department touches each resident’s lives in many different ways. Activities at Bethany Gardens are designed to offer stimulation, structure, entertainment and enrichment. Our safe and secure surroundings allow the freedom for our residents to preserve their independence and quality of life.
Therapy Services: In-patient / Out-patient
Following an illness, injury, or surgery, many people find that they are unable to do the daily activities they did with ease prior to their hospitalization.  Muscle weakness, poor stamina, and decreased balance can all contribute to a decline in functional status. The Rehabilitation Dept. at Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center can help!  Our therapists are highly trained in specialty areas, including McKenzie Methods, hands and vision therapy, and cognitive re-training.

Our team helps patients everyday who have suffered a loss of function due to the following:
• Strokes
• Cardiac Surgery
• Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)
• Cervical & Spinal Surgeries, including fusions and Laminectomy
• Hip Fractures
• Total knee and hip joint replacement
• Amputations
• Orthopedic complications and traumas
• Neurological Diseases such as; MS, Parkinson’s Disease, and ALS
• General deconditioning
Pre-Book Your Stay Before Your Surgery

If you are having a knee or hip replacement, or have other surgery scheduled, let us do the worrying for you!  Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center is close by, we’re near your home, your family and friends. Call us to arrange a tour and to meet our rehab therapy staff members.  
Our dedicated therapists have a cumulative 56 years of experience providing rehabilitation needed for return to home.  While you’re here find out how simple it is to pre-book your rehab stay prior to your surgery!

• Comprehensive In-Patient and Out-Patient Rehabilitation Therapies up to 7 days per week.
• Our short term rehabilitation unit with private rooms is designed for those recovering from surgery and preparing to go home.
• Out-patient Rehabilitation  services with complimentary shuttle service!