Long Term Care • Short Term & Sub Acute Rehabilitation


Teresian House strives to provide the elderly with the highest quality continuum of services to enhance their physical, spiritual and emotional well-being.

As a faith-based organization sponsored by the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese and served by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, our commitment is fully the residents we serve. Teresian House strives to be a beacon of Catholic health care to the community we serve and to all those whose lives we touch. It will proclaim the value of life and the beauty and dignity of old age and will strive to maintain a leadership role in the shaping and delivery of services and programs of care for the elderly.

Teresian House Nursing Home Company, Inc. (the Nursing Home) was organized in 1972 pursuant to the New York State Membership Corporation's Law and the New York State Public Health Law and operates a 300-bed nursing home in Albany, New York.  The Nursing Home is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and served by the Order of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.



Teresian House was incorporated in 1971 under the laws of the State of New York with the cooperation of the New York State Housing Finance Agency. Served by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, it is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. The Facility opened May 1, 1974 and was formally dedicated on October 20, 1974.

Mission of Faith

Teresian House is unlike any facility in the region. As a not-for-profit and faith-based, our entire focus is to provide exceptional care and support for our residents. Daily Mass in our magnificent Infant of Prague Chapel is a centerpiece to our days and we also provide Protestant and Jewish services. We are more than a provider of healthcare, we offer fulfillment for mind, body and soul. We encourage you to learn more about Teresian House and to contact us to take a tour of our building and neighborhoods within.

The Infant of Prague Chapel is an inspiring and wondrous space that reflects Teresian House’s commitment to our faith-based mission. The gorgeous stained-glass windows, tall ceilings, balcony and beautiful architectural features are an inspiration for continued and renewed faith for all who enter to pray, reflect and meditate.

Daily Mass

Daily Mass and religious services are offered in our Infant of Prague Chapel. Residents are welcome to visit the chapel for prayer and reflection. Protestant and Jewish services are also offered.


Personalized Spiritual Attention

The Pastoral Care Department at Teresian House is actively engaged in meeting the individual spiritual needs of our residents. Mass is held regularly, interfaith services are provided, and the Spiritual Coordinator offers individual visits. A beautiful chapel is available and accessible to all residents and families.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care provides the residents an opportunity to nourish their faith beliefs. Mass and Rosary are held daily in the Infant of Prague Chapel and can be viewed in the resident’s room on our Chapel channel. The Sacraments are offered, and religious services are celebrated. Both Protestant and Jewish services are held on a regular basis. Pastoral Care continually ministers to the residents by visitations, prayer and a supportive presence.


End of Life Care

The Teresian House End of Life Care provides a comprehensive program to residents and services to their families during their remaining days of life.

The Carmelite Sisters

The Carmelite Sisters are consecrated within the Catholic Church and members of a Congregation founded by Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory, O.Carm, dedicated to the service and care of the Aged and Infirm, in the spirit and tradition of the Carmelite Order.

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Contact Details
Pamela Peck
Director of Admissions
Teresian House
Center for the Elderly
200 Washington Avenue Extension
(518) 724-2703