Our Philosophy

A Special Calling

Our goal is to provide our residents, clients, and their families with the best quality health care and support services.

  • Elcor Employees will work together as a team to ensure job security, self-esteem and individual growth potential through participative management, education, and open, effective communication.
  • Elcor Employees will promote future growth through financial stability with reasonable use of our resources.
  • Elcor Employees will provide a clean, safe, and pleasant environment which promotes a comfortable atmosphere for residents, clients, families, employees and all who visit Elcor.

We will continue progressive and active involvement through employee participation in meeting the challenges of the future.  As a result, our commitment to Elcor and the community will be assured.


CMS Rating

What are the five-star quality ratings?

CMS-RatedFive-Star Quality Rating
Nursing home ratings come from:

  • Health Inspections
  • Staffing
  • Quality Measures

A star rating is provided for each of these three sources, in case some areas are more important to you than others. Then, these three ratings are combined to calculate an overall rating.

Why is this important?
Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services they provide to their residents. Reviewing health inspection results, staffing data, and quality measure data are three important ways to measure nursing home quality. This information gives you a “snap shot” of the care individual nursing homes give.

Use the Five-Star together with other information
The Five Star Quality Rating System is not a substitute for visiting the nursing home. This system can give you important information, help you compare nursing homes by topics you consider most important, and help you think of questions to ask when you visit the nursing home. Use the Five-Star ratings together with other sources of information.

Elcor is a Five-Star (★★★★★) rated facility. Here is a sample view of our overall rating at Medicare.gov.


Serving our local communities for more than 59 years.

Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been providing family care choices for over 59 years. Elcor was founded in 1965 by Lester Poes.

Elcor is conveniently located on the outskirts of Horseheads, NY, halfway between Elmira and Corning. Our three modern, adjoined buildings are pleasantly situated on a grassy slope just off Route 17/I-86.

Elcor offers a full range of special activities and choice to our residents from religious services to a beauty parlor. Meals are carefully prepared and served in cheerful dining rooms. Special menus are offered to accommodate the individual preferences of our residents.

Courtyards and covered patios for the fun of it!

Elcor offers protected outside areas for residents to enjoy. Gardens are planned, planted and enjoyed by many of our residents.

We invite you to visit us at Elcor. For a tour, please call our Admissions Director at 607-739-3654.

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