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We offer low-income and affordable apartment living with on-site support services that promote wellness, socialization, and independence at three locations: Center Communities of Brookline in Brookline, Simon C. Fireman Community in Randolph, and Jack Satter House in Revere.
The Aging Brain Center is dedicated to advancing medical knowledge about delirium and dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Our rigorous research studies are supported by a dedicated staff and interdisciplinary collaborators utilizing high-quality, innovative methods and technology.
Through assisted living at our senior living communities, we help take care of daily tasks so seniors can focus on enjoying their independence, pursuing their passions, and continuing to learn and grow intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually.
At the Outpatient Audiology Clinic at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, we provide all-inclusive services to prevent hearing loss, including hearing testing, hearing aid fitting and follow-up, and hearing rehabilitation and education.
Patients and residents in our communities have access to experts to help them coordinate any necessary medical care and social supports. For those facing dementia, specialists at our Center for Memory Health can help families develop and monitor an individually tailored care plan, so they never have to face the disease alone.
We offer the only Jewish geriatric Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program in the country accredited by ACPE: the standard in spiritual care and education. Our CPE clinical training provides important resources for the congregational rabbinate or ministry, as well as for aspiring or current health care chaplains.
With a mission to improve the health and quality of life of older individuals, the Marcus Institute at Hebrew SeniorLife hosts and collaborates on clinical trials through its Interventional Studies in Aging Center.
Through an evaluation of options to maximize cognitive function and enhance quality of life, at our Center for Memory Health, we help individuals with cognitive impairments—and their caregivers and family members—get the information and care they need.
As part of our mission to prevent elder abuse in Massachusetts, we provide short-term care and shelter within our communities to seniors who are suffering from abuse or neglect, along with access to legal, financial, mental health, and other services.
Our expressive therapists are mental health counselors who use the art modalities—such as music, dance, art, and therapeutic drumming—to provide psycho-social support to patients experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including adjustment to aging, health status changes, depression, and anxiety.
Family members of the patients and residents in our communities have access to experts to support them as caregivers. For those whose loved one is facing dementia, our Center for Memory Health offers a program designed specifically for families, so they never have to face the disease alone.
As part of Hebrew SeniorLife’s commitment to well-being, our fitness professionals work with seniors to create a personalized wellness plan. There are fitness programs for residents and patients on each of our campuses, and we also have a program open to the public on our flagship campus in Boston, at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, and at Center Communities of Brookline.
As a partner and teaching site for the ACGME-accredited Harvard Medical School Multi-Campus Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, we have trained more geriatric fellows than any single teaching institution in the United States.
The Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group provides access to highly trained geriatricians, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, dentists, physiatrists, social workers, and other care providers. Many of our clinicians hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and are involved in advancing geriatric medicine through teaching and research.
Our geriatric psychiatrists have special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, which occur commonly in older adults, including dementia, depression, and anxiety.
Staffed by seasoned professionals available 24/7, our home health care offers a comprehensive range of services in the Greater Boston area to assist seniors with their recovery following an illness or a hospital stay, or to help manage chronic illness.
Our multidisciplinary team works with patients and families to maintain the dignity, comfort, and spiritual well-being of seniors and to empower them and their families to make well-informed decisions as they move through the end-of-life experience.
Our vibrant senior living communities in greater Boston give seniors the freedom to choose a home that reflects their personal style and budget while offering comfort, convenience, and security. Residents also have access to a full calendar of programs and events, and to our personalized Vitalize 360SM wellness program.
For seniors recovering from a variety of surgical or medical conditions, including joint replacement and strokes, the Rehabilitative Services Unit at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in both Boston and Dedham provides post-acute care delivered by Harvard Medical School-affiliated doctors, nurses, and therapists. Our rehabilitation center has received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Operating across the spectrum of care with a variety of partners and schools, our intergenerational programming brings together seniors and students from the community to forge impactful, meaningful relationships.
For seniors with chronic illnesses, we provide rehabilitative and extended medical care in a home-like setting and tailored to the unique needs of each patient. This includes expert geriatric medical care provided by our physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as a wide range of therapeutic programs.
For patients who need more than rehabilitative care alone—but not the full services of an acute care hospital—we provide hospital-level care that combines primary and specialty medical care with rehabilitation therapies.
Our long-term chronic care patients, those rehabbing with us, and our assisted living residents benefit from medication management by our staff. We also offer medication management, both reminding seniors to take their medications on time, as directed, and helping make sure prescriptions are refilled on time, through our private care services offered to seniors in their homes.
Through our Wolk Center for Memory Health, we serve families, caregivers, and seniors living with cognitive symptoms at all stages, including those with no memory symptoms; early, undiagnosed symptoms; moderate to severe symptoms; or advanced symptoms at end of life.
At the Center for Translational Research in Mobility and Falls at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Marcus Institute, we conduct research to reduce the risk of falls—the leading cause of death from injury among seniors—while also promoting independent mobility for aging individuals.
Through the Musculoskeletal Research Center, which is part of the Marcus Institute at Hebrew SeniorLife, we test interventions and study the underlying mechanisms of conditions such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, loss of muscle mass, foot disorders, and more.
Based on the USDA MyPyramid, we use goal setting, problem solving, group support, nutrition education, and self-assessment to help seniors better understand nutrition and how lifestyle changes can promote better health.
Designed to help seniors improve their ability to carry out daily living activities, our customized occupational therapy programs include comprehensive home and work environment evaluations, and training in the use of adaptive equipment.
At our Boston clinic, we offer state-of-the-art bone densitometry testing to help detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs. We also monitor the rate of bone loss and effectiveness of treatment, plus provide referrals for physical therapy.
Our Outpatient Therapy services specialize in the treatment of older adults. Our experienced team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and audiologists utilize the most up-to-date information and treatment techniques to maximize function and independence. Our services are open to all residents of Boston and surrounding communities.
With a focus on helping to relieve the pain, symptoms, and emotional stress brought on by serious illness, our palliative care program provides compassionate, end-of-life care needs for patients and their families. We offer palliative care to inpatients at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, and to seniors in their private homes through our in-home services.
Our physical therapy programs help seniors increase, restore, or maintain their range of motion, physical strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and endurance following an injury or illness. Conditions that are treated include arthritis, fractures, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, dementias, and more. Physical therapy is offered both for inpatients at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and for outpatients at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston.
For senior residents and non-residents in the greater community, we provide specialized primary care that includes wellness assessments, urgent care, podiatry, geriatric psychiatric services, and more. We also offer continuous care as needed, whether you are in a Boston hospital, one of our post-acute care facilities, or at home.
To help seniors safely age at home, we provide non-medical support for daily living activities through two programs: Hebrew SeniorLife Personal Assistance and Hebrew SeniorLife Private Care powered by HouseWorks.
We provide a unique environment conducive to the intellectual, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our Russian-speaking patients.
Our senior living communities in the greater Boston area are designed to provide support and a continuum of health care services while enabling residents to live independently and comfortably as they discover new interests, enjoy friendships, and pursue their passions with others who share their goals.
Our dedicated interdisciplinary team of geriatricians, nurse practitioners, nursing assistants, rehabilitation specialists, and social workers provide exceptional medical and rehabilitative services, including physical, occupational, and speech therapies; cardiac rehabilitation; IV therapy; wound care; geriatric psychiatry; social work; and more.
Our speech-language pathology services help seniors with speech, language, and communication disorders, cognitive-linguistic deficits, and swallowing disorders.
Our experienced interfaith chaplains and rabbis help enrich the spiritual life of patients and their families. Their specialty skills include Russian language, American sign language, Hebrew language, music, spiritual care with persons with dementia, palliative care, and hospice chaplaincy.
As part of Hebrew SeniorLife’s commitment to well-being, our comprehensive health and wellness program—Vitalize 360SM—helps provide seniors with a richer quality of life. Our licensed staff works individually with residents to help clarify what matters most to them, encouraging them to regularly reflect on their overall well-being while helping to create an action plan that supports their best life.
We provide outpatient specialty care that addresses common medical age-related disorders, including wound care, to residents of Boston and the surrounding community. These services are provided by our Harvard Medical School-affiliated Department of Medicine located at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston.