Vincentian Schenley Gardens receives full, unrestricted license from state

The senior living community had been under admissions ban prior to Vincentian’s acquisition

Pittsburgh, PA – Vincentian announced today that Schenley Gardens, a personal care senior community located on Bigelow Boulevard in North Oakland, has officially received a full and unrestricted license to operate from the state Department of Human Services.

The license comes less than six months after Vincentian’s acquisition of Schenley Gardens in June 2019. Prior to that, Schenley Gardens had been operating on a repeated provisional license since 2013.

The most recent such license had been a non-renewing license that placed a ban on admissions and could have forced the previous owner to close operations altogether.

A provisional license means that the operator has outstanding and repeated deficiencies and violations as identified by state inspectors. In the brief time since Vincentian took ownership of Schenley Gardens, all such concerns were fully addressed and corrected.

“Vincentian places a strong emphasis on excellence across our system,” said Vincentian President & CEO Nick Vizzoca. “We were proud to welcome Schenley Gardens into our network of senior communities earlier this year and are even prouder that Schenley Gardens will now operate under a full license for the first time in six years.”

Work is underway on more than $1 million in capital improvements at Schenley Gardens. Vincentian is also offering staff professional development, training and career advancement opportunities. In addition, Vincentian recently announced a commitment to pay all employees across its system $15 per hour or more by July 1, 2021.

Schenley Gardens has a mix of 164 one and two-bedroom apartments for seniors and employs approximately 100 caregivers. Vincentian has already begun welcoming new residents into the community. For more information on Schenley Gardens, call Christine at 412.548.4100.