About Us

A Long Term Care Facility in Nazareth, PA

Our Mission

To care for the people with health care needs in the most cost effective manner while preserving their dignity and pursuit of the highest quality of life.

Our Vision

To improve care outcomes such that Gracedale Nursing Home is a preferred facility for area referral sources and a facility of choice for prospective residents and employees.

Our History

Gracedale’s origins date back to 1837 when the Northampton County Commissioners purchased a 365 acre farm from the Moravian Congregation. In 1951, the Moravian Church of America gave permission to use “Gracedale”, the English translation of “Gnadenthal”, which translates to “Dale of Grace” or “Kindness”. Previously, Gracedale was referred to as “The Northampton County Home”.

Originally, Gracedale was designed to care for the poor and wards of Northampton County. Today, Gracedale enjoys a reputation as one of the finest long term care facilities in the state of Pennsylvania.

Gracedale Gardens

Before becoming the cherished area it currently is, the space currently known as the Gracedale Gardens was a 1 ½ acre pond. It was, at times, stocked with fish and used as a site for fishing contests sponsored by Northampton County. In the years leading up to 1988, the Canadian goose population grew, the pond was plagued by algae growth, and insect infestations forced the County to consider an alternative to the pond. 

The concept of the Gracedale Gardens arose from discussions among County officials from Gracedale, County Administration, and the Parks Division. The Gracedale Gardens encompasses approximately three acres with 1400 feet of lineal paved pathways. The garden includes a wide variety of trees and shrubs, an above ground container gardening area for residents, five gazebos, two bridges and numerous sitting areas.
The project started in 1988, with the Gracedale Gardens being dedicated on October 4, 1993. Today, the area is enjoyed by residents, family members and staff throughout the year.

Meet Our Team


Jennifer D. Stewart, B.S., NHA

Director of Nursing

Dawn Tuersfeldman, RN

Materials Manager

Sherry Ficocelli

Assistant Administrator

Stephen Carl, RN

Deputy Director, Human Resources

Lore McFadden, MBA, SPHR

Gracedale Nursing Home  
2 Gracedale Avenue
Nazareth, PA 18064-9213

Phone: 610.829.3400
Fax: 610.746.1901

Phone: 610.829.3600
Fax: 610.746.5208
E-mail: Mcolon@northamptoncounty.org

Volunteer Services
Phone: 610.829.3823
Fax: 610.746.1901
E-mail: jrepsher@northamptoncounty.org

Human Resources
Phone: 610.829.3580
Fax: 610.746.1990
E-mail: Gracedalehumanresources@northamptoncounty.org

Gracedale Compliance

Facility Name:

Gracedale Nursing Home

Phone: 610.829.3400
Address: 2 Gracedale Avenue, Nazareth, PA 18064


Jennifer D. Stewart, B.S., NHA

Phone: 610.829.3404
Email: jstewart-king@northamptoncounty.org

Office Location: Business Office/Administration

Quality Assurance:

Melissa Shafer,

Phone: 610.829.3550
Email: MShafer@northamptoncounty.org

Office Location: Southwest Building, Ground Level

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