Mohawk Homestead
Mohawk Homestead

It's about people...

We focus on people!  Our residents are family.  Conveniently located just minutes from Exit 30 on the New York State Thruway, the Mohawk Homestead is an adult care residence for the elderly.   We offer care and services for both respite (temporary) and long-term residents.  Established in 1841, we are an adult care facility.  Adult care facilities are for people needing assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) but wishing to live as independently as possible for as long as possible. 


Adult care facilities exist to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing homes.  Residents in adult care centers are not able to live by themselves but do not require constant care.   Adult care facilities offer help with ADLs such as eating, bathing, dressing, laundry, housekeeping, and assistance with medications.  Adult care is not an alternative to a nursing home, but an intermediate level of long-term care appropriate for many seniors.


Care and services provided in our home-like environment include:

  • Delicious home cooked meals
  • Medication assistance
  • Case management
  • Laundry & housekeeping service
  • Respite (temporary or short term) care
  • Personal care & assistance
  • Varied leisure time activities
  • Field Trips
  • 24 hour supervision by a licensed nurse
Our Administrative Staff:

Anthony Joseph Franco



As Administrator, I look forward to leading this facility into becoming the premier adult home of the Mohawk Valley.  As we move ahead, I’m confident that the experienced, caring, and dedicated staff we have will allow us to provide services to residents that far exceed family and community expectations.  As a lifelong resident of Herkimer and Mohawk, I take this opportunity with enormous pride and pleasure.

My educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from S.U.N.Y Cortland, as well as Mater level courses necessary to work as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in New York.  I have over 20 years of experience working with the elderly and disabled population which includes employment as a social worker, development officer, grant writer, volunteer coordinator, and director of day services for local long-term care providers.

I welcome everyone in the community to take the time to visit our unique and historical Mohawk Homestead.  Please feel free to stop in anytime, and I will personally give you a tour.



Susan Washburn

Case Manager


Susan States "I am the Case Manager at The Mohawk Homestead, where I have worked for over 8 years.  I am a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.  My professional experience includes:  Jefferson County Mental Health Clinic, Jefferson, Lewis and Herkimer County HARC’s, Director of Social Services for many years at Valley Health Services in Herkimer and same position for several years at Alpine Rehabilitation Center in Little Falls.  My proudest moments in life have been watching my 2 sons graduate with Master’s degrees in Engineering Management and Computer Sciences.  I enjoy working with the frail elderly and their families as I feel that maybe I can make their lives a little happier and a little more comfortable".  

Kristine Bourne - RN

Personal Care Supervisor


Kristine Bourne has been The Mohawk Homestead’s Personal Care Supervisor since May 2018.  Kristine states "I am a 2008 graduate of St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing with an Associate of Applied Science degree. I furthered my nursing education at SUNY Polytechnic Institute where I received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 2015 and am continuing my education with this institution in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Nursing Education. My professional experiences include Bassett Healthcare Hospital of Cooperstown, At Home Care, and Herkimer County Public Health. Mohawk Valley Health Care Center located in Ilion, and Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center located in Little Falls. I take pride in raising my four daughters locally, they have given me my most memorable moments in life. I look forward to caring and supervising the care of the residents here at The Mohawk Homestead as well as working with their families to promote the best care and health wellness".

Elaine Mabry

Director of Activities


Since December 2014, Elaine Mabry has been The Mohawk Homestead’s Director of Activities.  She operates on the belief that all people are valuable and unique and strives to empower her residents through individualized, community based and meaningful group activities. She states she is blessed to serve seniors at The Mohawk Homestead in unique, fun, and creative ways. Elaine has brought valuable experience working in activities at a skilled facility and holds a B.S. in Health Services Management. Her and husband Dean reside in Ilion where they recently planted a church.


Mohawk Homestead
62 E Main St
Mohawk, NY 13407

Phone: (315) 866-1841


The Mohawk Homestead, "where your family becomes a member of ours".

Check us out & stay for lunch, it's on us!

Established in 1895...truly one of the historical gems of the Mohawk Valley.

As a “Not for Profit”, we depend upon gifts such as yours to help us preserve the “Promise of Yesterday” and achieve the “Hope of Tomorrow” for the residents who live here.  Your tax-deductible donations support our Homestead in many ways.  Thank You!

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