915 N. River Road

Saginaw, MI 48609

(Phone) (989) 781-3150

(Fax) (989) 781-3791

  • A Place of Peace and Serenity

    A Place of Peace and Serenity

  • Service in Joy

    Service in Joy

  • Love and Compassion

    Love and Compassion

  • Healing Power of Prayer

    Healing Power of Prayer

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A Higher Standard of Care

Serving to nurture, support, protect and enhance one's life and spiritual growth, our dedicated staff has been providing compassionate, high quality care for the elderly for over 60 years. St. Francis Home, Rehab and Skilled Nursing Care Center, recognizes not only the physical realities of aging, but also the healing power of prayer.


St. Francis Home received a 5 Star in "Quality Measures.  The rating measures  nursing home in 16 different areas pretaining to the physical and clincial care of our residents.  Thank you to our great staff.  Job well done.  They are here to serve your needs.

Significant and Special Moments

Spanning St. Francis Home 62 Year History


Photo dated 1970's, provided by Saginaw: Labor & Leisure, Roberta Morey.


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St Francis Home is the only Catholic Skilled Nursing Home to serve all 11 counties within the Saginaw diocese.  They include counties in Eastern Mid-Michigan within the Roman Catholic Province of Detroit: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, and Tuscola. The diocese encompasses 6,955-square-miles of land and is home to 101,000 Catholics. 

Historical Timeline


  • 1950 - Nursing Home opens in 1953 at 1407 Janes St. Saginaw


  • 1960 - Serving the elderly with skilled nursing offering 20 beds
  • 1968 - The Diocese of Saginaw transferred 14 acres to 915 N. River Rd., Saginaw


  • 1970 - Diocese of Saginaw completes the build of a 100 bed nursing home, operated by the Felician Sisters of Livonia-Sister Jane Marie Lebiedzinski Administrator


  • 47 Served Annual


  • 60 Served Annual


  • 98 Served Annual


  • The Religious Sisters of Mercy in Alma, Sister Margaret Mary Turner becomes Administrator


  • Elders Served 120


  • Elders Served 147


  • Elders Served 150


  • Elders Served 167
  • CMS 5 Star Rated Overall


  • Elders Served 185
  • CMS 5 Star Rated Overall,
  • Governors Award of Excellence,
  • U.S. NEWS “Best Nursing Home”


  • CMS 5 Star Rated Overall,
  • U.S. NEWS “ Best Nursing Home”
  • Renovation Project beginning with a new roof on the Legacy Building

Demographic changes create an urgent need

Nationally, the growth in the number and proportion of older adults is unprecedented in the history of the United States- Report of Aging & Health in America 2013.

Reports by 2030, ages 65+ will make up 20% of the Population

Two Factors:

  • Longer Life Spans
  • Aging Baby Boomers

Locally, we are already only a percentage away. Mid-Michigan sits at 18.9% of total population 65+ over an 11 county average, which places this market higher than the states average

The opportunity for our organizational to help

Historical Truths of Service

From trend and report data compiled over the past 50 years,

St. Francis Home is now serving 9 times the amount annually
From 20 (1960) to 185 (2014) This represents a 825% Increase in Service Deliverables


Organizational strength & capacity to handle increased need

St. Francis Home has been servicing the elder population for more than 6 decades and is the longest standing nursing home in the market.

This equates to approximately 5100 elders served, since 1953.

  • With a current employed staff of 144 and a growing volunteer base, St Francis Home is fully capable to handle the increasing needs of this growing population of ages 65 years and older.
  • Is the highest ranked skilled nursing home in the Market 5 Star CMS rating overall 2013, 2014, 2015 U.S. News World Report nationally recognized as a top performing nursing facility.