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Samaritan Keep Home

The Samaritan Keep Home is a 272-bed long term care facility connected to the Samaritan Medical Center campus in Watertown. This residential care facility provides a full range of skilled nursing assistance, rehabilitative therapies, and social and recreational activities,. Our mission is to provide an atmosphere that allows our residents to thrive and remain socially active in all aspects of their lives.

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    The Samaritan Keep Home has two Memory Care Units, which provide high quality care to our significantly memory impaired residents. Our specially trained staff prides themselves in delivering a level of service that continually meets the needs of this special population.

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    Recent advances in rehabilitation services, including the development of a sub-acute rehabilitation program, have reinforced the facility’s mission of assisting every resident in achieving his/her full potential. Our short-term rehabilitation programming is ideal for those who require restorative therapies following illness or injury in order that a return home is possible upon program completion.

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    Activities are an important aspect of the care at Samaritan Keep Home. Our staff provides a wide array of individualized activities to meet the needs and desires of our residents and registrants. Many of these activities involve community events and we also provide many outings.

    Other services provided at the Samaritan Keep Home include:

    • Personal Care
    • Physician Services
    • Therapy Services
    • Activities Program
    • Laboratory Testing
    • Social Services
    • Pastoral Care
    • Gift Shop

If you need further assistance please call us at 315-785-4400 or use our contact form.

Due to COVID-19, office hours may have changed and some locations are temporarily closed. Please contact us at the number below before visiting any Samaritan location.

Samaritan Keep Home

133 Pratt Street

Watertown, NY 13601

Samaritan Keep Home Families – Facility Update, March 28, 2023:

Samaritan Keep Home Families,

We are still determining the appropriate frequency of changing the code for security.  We were planning on weekly, but that was determined to be too frequent.  We are considering a monthly or quarterly adjustment model.  We hope you share the code with any family or friends that plan on visiting regularly.

-Samaritan Keep Home Administration

Samaritan Keep Home Families – Facility Update, March 20, 2023:

Samaritan Keep Home Families,

We are encouraged by the feedback received from family and friends of residents since the recent security upgrade to our front door entry system. This new process is standard practice for many facilities to help ensure the safety of residents and staff.

Primary contacts were supplied with an initial door code to enter the facility. We are working to establish the best practice for refreshing the door code and relaying that information to contacts identified as primary. Codes will be provided through SMS text messages promptly when they are changed.

Rest assured, all exits are easily opened in the case of an actual emergency. 

Thank you for navigating the initial challenges faced and for your understanding, as we continue to improve the security process for our residents and staff.

-Samaritan Keep Home Administration

Samaritan Keep Home Families – Facility Update, March 3, 2023:

Samaritan Keep Home Families,

Recently we have changed our policy in terms of access via the Keep Home front door for staff and visitors.  The doors will be locked 24/7 to ensure better security of our building.  This change led to some operational challenges and family frustration and we have brainstormed a resolution.  We will be releasing the four-digit code for the front doors to families/primary contacts so that regular visitors may punch in the code and open the doors during the evening hours and weekends only.  To maintain security, we will be updating the four-digit code weekly, on Wednesdays, and sending the updated code via text message to the primary contact for each resident.

We appreciate your patience with the new security system.  We will continue to monitor and create solutions to any challenges we face.  Everything we do is in an effort to maximize resident and staff safety.

-Samaritan Keep Home Administration

Samaritan Keep Home Families – Facility Update, February 17, 2023:


We have some exciting updates regarding facility security.  As of Monday, February 20, 2023, the front doors will be locked 24 hours a day, a goal we’ve been striving for.

The front desk will have a button that can unlock the doors when visitors arrive.  We have installed lights above the door that will be red to indicate the door is locked and change to green when the door is unlocked by the front desk associate.  During the off shift and weekend hours, the process to enter the facility will remain the same utilizing the intercom to the 6th floor or by placing a call to the nursing supervisor at 315-778-7840.

The process to exit the facility will be consistent with entry.  We have installed a phone by the front door that connects directly to the 6th floor, or the nursing supervisor to either buzz the visitor out, or come down and allow exit via badge access. 

Rest assured, this process is standard practice for facilities like ours, and protocols are in place in the event of an emergency.

We appreciate your understanding with this new process and technology.  Everything we do is in an effort to keep our residents safe and secure.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there are any questions or concerns.

-Samaritan Keep Home Administration

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