Knollwood: A Skilled Nursing Facility

Nestled in the wooded hills of West Boylston and Worcester, Knollwood Nursing Center is a pioneer among skilled nursing facilities in Central Massachusetts. A part of the non-profit, non-denominational Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community, Knollwood Nursing Center provides full service short and long-term nursing and rehabilitative care with the utmost respect, genuine care, attention to detail, and concern for our residents’ well-being.

Our incredible staff come to know our residents very well and bonds of friendship are often forged between staff and patient. We provide excellent care to all of our residents with our strong clinical team and our belief that we should care for our patients the same way we would care for our own family members.

Nursing Home

The Knollwood Nursing Center is a nursing home unlike any other. We offer long-term care in a warm, family-oriented, fun-filled environment that our residents adore. We put forth an enormous amount of effort to ensure that are residents are happy, healthy, well fed (with food that they enjoy), and having fun. Our residents, and their families, frequently profess their love for Knollwood because of our unparalleled clinical capabilities, commitment to our residents’ happiness, and sincere and family oriented atmosphere.


At the Knollwood Nursing Center, we offer full service sub-acute care to our patients and have a nursing staff with strong clinical skills. We take excellent care of our patients and strive to return them to their homes and families as quickly as we can. Our residents find a great deal of solace knowing that they are recovering in a warm and supportive atmosphere.

Latest News

Do you have a loved one at Knollwood Nursing Center? Perhaps you are just a fan and want to stay abreast of our news and happenings. We will keep you updated on the happenings at Knollwood here!

Knollwood Makes Best Nursing Homes List – U.S. News & World Report

Knollwood Nursing Center is a top skilled nursing provider in Massachusetts, as published in U.S. News & World Report’s recent listing of top nursing homes across the country. We are proud and honored to be recognized in the magazine’s select group among the 412 nursing homes in the state.

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Blog Post: Who Will Pay for Baby Boomers?

Last time we looked at the overall health picture of baby boomers and surprisingly saw they suffer with a greater degree of chronic illness than their parents. And, while a good portion of this demographic continues to work, the group as a whole represents more than 25% of the American population, and some are retiring (or have already retired).

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What Our Patients Are Saying

The doctor was very available and the nurses as well. Our family was very impressed with the care - very attentive, friendly, competent and flexible with visiting hours. We very much enjoyed being able to enjoy a family dinner in the conference room. We would highly recommend KNC.