Lakeview House Skilled Nursing and Residential Care Facility was originally the private residence of the Shattuck family, a luxuriously appointed estate with marble fireplaces, turned mahogany staircases, and manicured lawns.

    The property was eventually purchased from the Shattuck family, and became Kenoza Lake Country Club. James and Florence Sexton bought the establishment in 1946 and transformed it into Kenoza Lake Health Resort, first a rest home and then a full-fledged skilled nursing facility. Their daughter, Marion, graduated from the Beverly Hospital School of Nursing in 1954 after completing years of training, and returned to join the professional staff at her family’s facility.

    The Sextons sold Kenoza Lake Health Resort in 1958. In 1983 Jon D. Guarino acquired the property and named it Lakeview House. In 2001 he purchased Baker-Katz Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and brought in James “Jamie” Grimes as Administrator. Both Lakeview House and Baker-Katz remain family-owned and operated by Guarino.

    Lakeview House Skilled Nursing and Residential Care Facility provides 26 licensed skilled care beds and 65 residential care beds.