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Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Patient Guide

Hebrew SeniorLife is an extensive organization that empowers seniors to reach their full potential. HSL is New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior health care and living communities. Hebrew Rehabilitation Center offers long-term-chronic care, post-acute rehabilitative care, and outpatient services on two campuses in Dedham and Boston. The studio was contracted to produce two magazines to help tell the comprehensive story of all that HRC offers to its patients.

Hebrew SeniorLife is an extensive organization that empowers seniors to reach their full potential. HSL is New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior health care and living communities.

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center offers long-term-chronic care, post-acute rehabilitative care, and outpatient services on two campuses in Dedham and Boston.
The studio was contracted to produce two magazines to help tell the comprehensive story of all that HRC offers to its patients.

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HEBREW REHABILITATION CENTER<br />

RECOVER WITH US<br />

All We Are<br />

for Your<br />

Best Life


Long-Term Chronic Care<br />

<strong>Center</strong> for Memory Health<br />

Family Support<br />

Geriatric Medicine<br />

Home Care<br />

Short-Term <strong>Rehabilitation</strong><br />

Medication Management<br />

On-Site Medical Care<br />

Nutrition and Fitness<br />

All we are for your best life.<br />

Now more<br />

than ever.<br />

Memory Care<br />

Outpatient Therapy<br />

Dementia Care<br />

Elder Abuse Prevention<br />

Palliative Care<br />

Clinical Trials<br />

Occupational Therapy<br />

Geriatric Psychiatry<br />

Audiology<br />

Expressive Therapies<br />

Spiritual Care<br />

Bilingual Programs<br />

Physical Therapy<br />

And More ><br />

What does it mean to live your best life amid<br />

a global crisis? At <strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong>,<br />

we believe you can still pursue the things that<br />

matter most to you. And we have the experience to<br />

help you do just that.<br />

On our Roslindale campus, we offer a variety of<br />

services to help you be all you can be, including<br />

short-term rehabilitation, long-term chronic care,<br />

and outpatient services such as our <strong>Center</strong> for<br />

Memory Health. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical<br />

School, we provide industry-leading care that’s<br />

comprehensive and centered around you.<br />

Never stop living your best life.<br />

Call us at 617-363-8372 to learn more.


CONTENTS<br />

WELCOME<br />

A Message from Our CEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4<br />

ABOUT US<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5<br />

Short-Term <strong>Rehabilitation</strong><br />

at <strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong> . . . . . . . . . . 6–7<br />

About this Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8<br />

Fast Facts About Your Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9<br />

9<br />

HEBREW SENIORLIFE IS HERE FOR YOU<br />

HEALTH CARE<br />

In-Home Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10<br />

ARTICLE: Tips for Preventing Falls At Home . . 11–12<br />

Outpatient Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13<br />

Long-Term Chronic Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14<br />

ARTICLE: What is a Long-Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15<br />

Chronic Care Hospital?<br />

SENIOR LIVING<br />

Independent Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16–17<br />

Assisted and Enhanced Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18<br />

ARTICLE: Five Reasons Why Now is a Good . 19–20<br />

Time to Move a Senior Living Community<br />

Memory Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21<br />

CONTACT US<br />

Locations and Phone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27<br />

15<br />

WELCOME | 3


WELCOME<br />

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO<br />

Greetings,<br />

Welcome to the <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife family. We’re honored and grateful that<br />

you chose <strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong> for your recovery.<br />

At <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife, we believe all older adults should have the resources<br />

they need to think, dream, and achieve goals at all phases of life. That’s why<br />

we focus on listening to what matters most to you, and working together to<br />

make a plan that will allow you to live your best life, on your terms.<br />

We’ve been caring for older adults since our founding in 1903, and today<br />

more than 3,000 seniors place their trust in us each and every day. And<br />

because we’re a Harvard Medical School affiliate you can trust that we’re<br />

not only up-to-date on all the latest standards of care, but we’re also<br />

researching and establishing best practices that are continuously<br />

improving that care.<br />

As part of the <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife family, you now have access to all the<br />

services that make up our continuum of care, including a wide range of<br />

in-home care, independent and assisted living, and long-term chronic care.<br />

Our team is happy to talk more with you about your goals and connect you<br />

to the right care, so you too can pursue all you can be.<br />

Best wishes,<br />

Lou Woolf<br />

President and CEO<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife<br />

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About<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong><br />

SeniorLife<br />

We Empower Older Adults to Live Their Best Lives<br />

For more than a century <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife has provided<br />

care and services to seniors. Today, we’re focused on<br />

redefining every aspect of the aging experience for<br />

the better.<br />

We’re committed to preserving independence, quality of<br />

life, and dignity, and we do this through:<br />

• Providing vibrant senior living communities<br />

• Delivering a range of quality, personalized<br />

health care<br />

• Conducting influential research on aging<br />

• Teaching the next generation of geriatric care<br />

professionals<br />

We’re Open to All<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife welcomes patients and residents of all<br />

faiths and backgrounds. Every person receives the same<br />

level of care regardless of religion, culture, race, sexual<br />

orientation, gender expression, or class background.<br />

We are committed to providing all individuals access<br />

to high quality health care and senior living.<br />

Making a Difference<br />

in Boston and<br />

Beyond<br />

Future doctors, researchers, and health care<br />

professionals find an enriching learning<br />

environment at <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife as they<br />

learn from and work alongside our skilled<br />

professionals.<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife is home to the Hinda and<br />

Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research,<br />

a renowned clinical research leader committed<br />

to improving the care of seniors worldwide.<br />

Together, scientists and caregivers transform<br />

research results into real-world solutions —<br />

at <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife and beyond.<br />

Harvard Medical School Affiliation<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife is the only senior care organization<br />

affiliated with Harvard Medical School and it is home to<br />

the only long-term chronic care teaching hospital in the<br />

United States. Our patients and residents benefit from<br />

the spirit of curiosity this prestigious academic<br />

connection brings to our care delivery and programs.<br />

Our Harvard affiliation also connects us to one of the<br />

richest biomedical research collectives in the world,<br />

which includes four major teaching hospitals in the<br />

Boston area as well as Harvard Medical School’s 18<br />

academic health care centers.<br />

1903<br />

year we were<br />

established<br />

3,000+<br />

seniors served<br />

daily in Greater<br />

Boston<br />

5th<br />

largest nonprofit<br />

in Massachusetts<br />

1,000+<br />

students trained<br />

annually<br />

ABOUT US | 5


Short-Term<br />

<strong>Rehabilitation</strong> Services<br />

at <strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong><br />

In Boston and Dedham, our Rehabilitative Services Units provide skilled<br />

nursing facility level care for individuals who require short-term rehabilitation<br />

following an acute hospital stay. These units are an appropriate placement<br />

when recovering from a variety of health conditions. <strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong><br />

<strong>Center</strong> specializes in cardiovascular, orthopedic, and neurological recovery<br />

for seniors.<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong>'s interdisciplinary team includes physicians,<br />

nurse practitioners, physical, occupational and speech therapists, pharmacists,<br />

social workers, dietitians, and chaplains. Physicians representing several<br />

medical specialties and a palliative care team are available to our onsite<br />

clinical staff for consultation.<br />

TOP RATING FROM<br />

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong><br />

is rated “High Performing,” the<br />

highest possible rating, for<br />

short-term rehabilitation for 2020-21<br />

by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News gives<br />

this designation only to those short-term rehab<br />

facilities that satisfy their assessment of the<br />

appropriate use of key services and consistent<br />

performance in quality measures.<br />

FIVE-STARS FROM<br />

CENTERS FOR MEDICARE<br />

& MEDICAID SERVICES<br />

We consistently receive 5-star<br />

ratings by the <strong>Center</strong>s for<br />

Medicare & Medicaid Services.<br />

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CARF-ACCREDITED<br />

Our CARF accreditation means<br />

we've demonstrated conformance to<br />

proven standards and a commitment to<br />

continuous quality improvement, which is<br />

evaluated on-site and reconfirmed annually.<br />

ABOUT US | 7


ABOUT<br />

Our Boston Location<br />

You’re recovering inside <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife’s flagship location – a hub for best-in-class<br />

senior care, research, and teaching. Here, patients and families receive industry-leading<br />

care, and our caregivers, staff, and researchers do incredible work that reverberates globally.<br />

We’ve been a touchstone in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston since 1963.<br />

In addition to short-term rehab, patients here receive long-term chronic care and a variety<br />

of outpatient services including our <strong>Center</strong> for Memory Health.<br />

Also here is the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research. <strong>Patient</strong>s benefit<br />

from the resources of a building bustling with innovation and expert care. Our Boston<br />

campus is also home to a robust Russian Bilingual Program.<br />

Our Boston campus is filled with curated art from the <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife art collection,<br />

including original work by artists from around the world as well pieces created by patients.<br />

The Claire and Grover B. Daniels Art Gallery offers rotating exhibitions from local artists.<br />

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Fast Facts<br />

About Your Stay<br />

SERVICES<br />

<strong>Patient</strong>s and their families enjoy<br />

24/7 security, complimentary<br />

Wi-Fi, and valet parking for guests.<br />

PARKING<br />

Free valet parking is available at<br />

our lower B1 entrance on Centre<br />

Street. Guest parking spots are<br />

also available at our upper<br />

entrance off of Walter Street.<br />

ENTRANCES<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong><br />

offers two entrances:<br />

• Our lower B1 entrance on<br />

Centre Street, which features<br />

complementary valet parking.<br />

• Our upper entrance off of<br />

Walter Street, which offers a<br />

small amount of guest parking<br />

spaces.<br />

Our front desk staff at either<br />

entrance can direct visitors to<br />

your room.<br />

COMMUNITY SPACES<br />

Our Boston campus includes many<br />

multipurpose spaces where patients<br />

can engage in social activities and<br />

organized programs. These also<br />

offer areas for families to gather.<br />

The Cable Synagogue provides a<br />

large sanctuary for both Jewish<br />

and interfaith worship. Outdoor<br />

courtyards and a secure patio<br />

allow easy access to green space.<br />

DINING<br />

Our executive chefs and culinary<br />

team prepare delicious food that<br />

complies with each individual’s<br />

dietary requirements and restrictions.<br />

In addition to common<br />

dining areas on each floor, our<br />

newly renovated cafeteria is<br />

available as a place families can<br />

visit together and enjoy a meal<br />

with their loved one. All food at<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong> in<br />

Boston is certified kosher.<br />

GIFT SHOP<br />

Located on the third floor near<br />

our upper entrance, we offer a<br />

volunteer-run gift shop offering<br />

snacks, greeting cards, and gifts.<br />

MAIL<br />

Contact our front desk to obtain<br />

the most accurate address for the<br />

recipient. Before sending outside<br />

food, plants, or flowers, please<br />

contact the patient’s floor coordinator<br />

to learn of any restrictions.<br />

Latex balloons are not allowed<br />

due to latex allergies.<br />

PETS<br />

Unfortunately, pets are not<br />

allowed in our post-acute<br />

care units.<br />

SPIRITUAL CARE<br />

AND CHAPLAINCY<br />

We are committed to serving the<br />

spiritual needs of all patients in<br />

our care, regardless of faith,<br />

race, ethnic background, gender<br />

expression, or sexual orientation.<br />

Chaplaincy services are available<br />

to all patients and their families<br />

for emotional and spiritual<br />

support. To contact our spiritual<br />

care team, call 617-363-8803.<br />

INTERPRETER SERVICES<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong><br />

offers translation services for<br />

all languages 24/7 through<br />

in-house, on-call, and telephone<br />

interpreter services. For help,<br />

call 617-363-8400.<br />

PHYSICAL ADDRESS<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong> – Boston<br />

1200 Centre Street<br />

Boston, MA 02131<br />

GENERAL INQUIRIES: 617-363-8000<br />

SHORT-TERM REHAB: 617-363-8778<br />

ABOUT US | 9


HEBREW SENIORLIFE<br />

IS HERE FOR YOU:<br />

Discover<br />

Our Other<br />

Services<br />

In-Home<br />

Care<br />

Often, there’s no place like home to recover<br />

after a hospital stay, take charge of chronic<br />

illness, or learn to live with a disability that<br />

may limit your mobility but need not limit<br />

your quality of life. <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife is<br />

known for delivering the highest quality<br />

health care to older adults, and our in-home<br />

care services are no exception. We will work<br />

closely with you to set personal goals for<br />

care, respecting your choices and preferences<br />

every step of the way.<br />

HOME HEALTH<br />

Whether coming out of the hospital or adjusting<br />

to a new diagnosis or disability, our visiting<br />

nurses provide skilled care in your home as a<br />

benefit of Medicare or other health insurance<br />

plans.<br />

We can also bring palliative care to you in order<br />

to alleviate suffering related to serious illness<br />

and/or chronic illness.<br />

PRIVATE CARE<br />

Get help with non-medical personal care in your<br />

home, including household chores, dressing and<br />

grooming assistance, and companionship.<br />

REHAB THERAPY AT HOME<br />

Let us bring rehabilitative therapies like geriatric<br />

physical therapy, occupational therapy, and<br />

speech- language pathology to you.<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife serves seniors in their homes<br />

throughout Greater Boston including most<br />

neighborhoods of Boston, Braintree, Brookline,<br />

Canton, Dedham, Dover, Medfield, Milton,<br />

Needham, Newton, Norwood, Randolph,<br />

Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, Wellesley, and<br />

Westwood.<br />

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Ten Tips for<br />

Preventing Falls at Home<br />

BY JEANNE SELTZER<br />

A simple fall for an older adult can land them in the hospital, and can lead to complications<br />

such as the need for hip surgery. As we get older, falls can become more common for a<br />

number of reasons, including the side effects of medications that may cause dizziness,<br />

a sudden drop in blood pressure, or even something overlooked like a scatter rug.<br />

Jennifer Bianchi, Physical Therapist and Clinical <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> Manager for <strong>Hebrew</strong><br />

SeniorLife Home Health, has 10 great tips for preventing falls presented on the next page.<br />

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1 | EXAMINE THE RUGS<br />

Rugs, especially small throw rugs are a falling hazard.<br />

Any rug can easily get caught in a person’s walker, and<br />

if they don’t use a walker, a rug can act as an easy<br />

tripping mechanism. If you’re attached to a beautiful<br />

area rug, try securing the edges to prevent tripping.<br />

2 | WEAR APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR<br />

Wear closed-toe and closed-back shoes with an appropriate<br />

sole that fit you properly. If you wear slippers,<br />

make sure they have a nonskid sole. Avoid wearing just<br />

socks, even hospital socks, as the tread can wear out.<br />

3 | ADD ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT<br />

Here are some simple adaptive equipment items that<br />

may prevent a fall, including:<br />

Grab bars to help getting in and out of the shower.<br />

A shower chair. These include several styles, including<br />

a bench seat to slide over into the shower.<br />

Grab bars near your toilet. Raised toilet seat or<br />

over-the-toilet commode that includes handles.<br />

Railings on both sides of the stairs. Chair lift if the<br />

person is having a lot of difficulty with the stairs.<br />

4 | NIGHTLIGHTS<br />

Nightlights that kick on at night can keep a person<br />

safe from falling when they get up.<br />

5 | KEEP THINGS WITHIN REACH IN THE KITCHEN<br />

Keep routinely used items within reach in the kitchen.<br />

Avoid step stools, a common cause of falls. Put things<br />

at counter height if possible.<br />

6 | PROPER BED HEIGHT<br />

Your feet should be flat when you sit on the bed to<br />

avoid falls getting in and out of bed. If your mattress<br />

is too high, consider a “low-profile box spring.”<br />

7 | STAY HYDRATED<br />

Staying hydrated is important — to prevent<br />

dizziness or a drop in blood pressure, which<br />

can cause a fall when you change position.<br />

8 | MAINTAIN YOUR ANNUAL EYE EXAM<br />

Changes in your eyesight can contribute to a fall,<br />

so have your eyes checked once a year.<br />

9 | UNDERSTAND YOUR MEDICATIONS<br />

Medications can have side effects, such as<br />

dizziness. It’s good to monitor and understand<br />

these possible side effects, as they can affect<br />

your balance.<br />

10 | EXERCISE<br />

Keep moving. Whatever movement you can do,<br />

even simple walking, may help prevent falls.<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife Home Health professionals<br />

are trained to evaluate each client’s risk for falls,<br />

and suggest modifications to increase safety at<br />

home. If you or your loved one need home care<br />

after an illness, hospitalization, or injury, learn<br />

more about our services.<br />

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:<br />

Jeanne Seltzer is a Development Communications Specialist at <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife, where she focuses<br />

on creating development and marketing communications. Jeanne has a background in journalism,<br />

fundraising communications, and marketing communications. She has written for American Public<br />

Television, WGBH, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, and the Boston Parents’ Paper.<br />

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OUTPATIENT REHABILITATIVE THERAPY<br />

We specialize in adult physical therapy, occupational<br />

therapy, speech-language pathology, and<br />

lymphedema management using state-of-the-art<br />

mobility and treatment equipment. To learn more<br />

about these programs, please contact our outpatient<br />

rehabilitative therapy team at <strong>Hebrew</strong><br />

<strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong>-Boston at 7-363-8539 or<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong>-Dedham at<br />

781-234-9630.<br />

Outpatient<br />

Care<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife offers a comprehensive<br />

range of outpatient clinics and health<br />

services that provide specialized care to<br />

seniors in the Greater Boston area. From<br />

primary care and rehabilitative services<br />

to wellness programs, our outpatient<br />

services are here to help you stay healthy<br />

and independent, and enjoy the best<br />

quality of life possible.<br />

SPECIALTY OUTPATIENT CARE<br />

Open to seniors throughout Greater Boston, our<br />

outpatient health care clinics at <strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong><br />

<strong>Center</strong> in Boston offer a variety of services<br />

including memory evaluations, and audiology.<br />

MEMORY HEALTH<br />

The <strong>Center</strong> for Memory Health offers outpatient<br />

memory care services for people living with<br />

cognitive symptoms or disorders at any stage—<br />

and support for their families and caregivers.<br />

Outpatient services include diagnostic evaluations,<br />

care management, and family counseling. For more<br />

information, or to schedule an appointment, please<br />

call 617-363-8600.<br />

AUDIOLOGY<br />

Our audiology clinic offers hearing testing; hearing<br />

aid fitting and follow-up; education concerning the<br />

use of proper instrumentation such as hearing aids,<br />

telephone amplifiers, and TV/movie aids; hearing<br />

rehabilitation; and follow-up care, including<br />

professional support and hearing aid modification.<br />

Prior to scheduling an appointment with us, we<br />

recommend that you visit your doctor or an<br />

otolaryngologist (an ear-nose-throat specialist) to<br />

rule out any factors, including earwax or ear<br />

infections, which may be contributing to your<br />

hearing loss. For more information, or to schedule<br />

an appointment, please call our Boston location at<br />

617-363-8539 or our Dedham location at<br />

781-234-9630.<br />

SENIOR FITNESS<br />

Our wellness programs include Get Up & Go, a<br />

supervised gym-based strength and endurance<br />

program for area seniors 60 years of age and older<br />

at <strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong>-Boston. Contact<br />

our Get Up & Go program at 617-363-8284.<br />

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MORE THAN A NURSING HOME<br />

CAN OFFER<br />

With the expertise of geriatric specialists and<br />

Harvard Medical School-affiliated physicians<br />

and the resources of a multifaceted health care<br />

team, <strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong> offers<br />

seamless medical care, clinical services, and<br />

specialized therapeutic programs. Our individualized<br />

approach also includes emotional, social,<br />

and spiritual support; life-enhancing activities;<br />

and personalized nutrition services.<br />

Long-Term<br />

Chronic<br />

Care<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong> provides<br />

person-centered extended medical care in a<br />

homelike setting for patients with chronic<br />

illness. As a licensed long-term chronic care<br />

hospital, we provide higher-level, more<br />

comprehensive medical care to older adults<br />

than a traditional nursing home. Our<br />

infection control practices are renowned;<br />

in fact, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts<br />

asked us to partner on a statewide infection<br />

control system to help fight COVID-19 at<br />

nursing homes throughout the state.<br />

<strong>Patient</strong>s benefit from a comprehensive range of<br />

long-term chronic care, including:<br />

• Advanced Memory Care: We provide<br />

specialized care for late-stage dementia that<br />

focuses on what still remains.<br />

• Rehabilitative Therapies: We offer physical<br />

therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language<br />

pathology, and other types of rehabilitative<br />

therapies.<br />

• Restorative Exercise: Our long-term chronic<br />

care services include restorative exercise options<br />

tailored to our patients’ individual goals and<br />

abilities.<br />

• Expressive Therapies: Expressive therapies use<br />

music, dance, and art modalities to help patients<br />

connect with others, soothe distress and anxiety,<br />

and provide an overall sense of well-being.<br />

• Palliative Care: Palliative care at <strong>Hebrew</strong><br />

<strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong> is focused on relief of the<br />

pain, symptoms, and emotional stress brought<br />

on by serious illness at any stage, including end<br />

of life.<br />

• Life Enhancement: Daily programming is<br />

designed to foster a sense of belonging,<br />

engagement, and personal growth.<br />

• Spiritual Support: Our trained interfaith<br />

chaplains, many of whom are also rabbis, offer<br />

patient-centered spiritual support aligned to each<br />

patient’s cultural and religious traditions.<br />

Choosing the best long-term chronic care option<br />

for yourself or a loved one may be one of the<br />

most important decisions you ever make. When<br />

you want more than a nursing home can offer,<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong> in Boston or<br />

Dedham may be the right choice. Learn more<br />

by calling 617-363-8372.<br />

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WHAT IS A<br />

Long-Term Chronic<br />

Care Hospital?<br />

BY TAMMY RETALIC, RN<br />

It can be overwhelming and at times stressful to consider care options<br />

for your aging parent. There are so many options for senior care, each<br />

offering something slightly different. Many people are familiar with<br />

nursing homes and communities that offer independent or assisted living.<br />

However, sometimes, you or your loved one needs more care than those<br />

settings can provide. There’s another option you may not have heard<br />

of: long-term chronic care.<br />

What’s the difference between long-term<br />

chronic care and a nursing home?<br />

Long-term chronic care is a higher level of medical care not found in<br />

traditional long-term care settings or nursing homes. It combines<br />

comprehensive therapeutic programs and clinical services for seniors<br />

with chronic and sometimes complex diagnoses. <strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong><br />

<strong>Center</strong>, with locations in Boston and Dedham, is licensed as a long-term<br />

chronic care hospital, which allows us to offer medical services not found<br />

in nursing homes. The medical care provided is in a home-like setting<br />

and staff focus on the individual needs of seniors and offer a wide<br />

range of therapeutic programs.<br />

Here are some notable characteristics of long-term chronic care at <strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong>:<br />

• Geriatric specialists, who are experts in the care of<br />

seniors, provide 24/7 medical care. Our Harvard<br />

Medical School-affiliated physicians are on-site<br />

and our Department of Medicine is one of the<br />

largest geriatric practices in Massachusetts.<br />

• Small households help maximize patients’ independence<br />

with assistance from an interdisciplinary<br />

team. Staff ensure that all patients feel at home,<br />

respected, and cared for.<br />

• Specialized therapists provide a wide range<br />

of rehabilitative therapies, including physical,<br />

occupational, speech-language, and expressive<br />

therapies. Each patient is evaluated on admission<br />

and receives a personalized care plan with<br />

individualized goals.<br />

• A palliative care team includes physicians, social<br />

workers, nurses, and spiritual care providers who<br />

focus on pain relief, the symptoms and emotional<br />

stress brought on by serious illness, and family<br />

communication about goals of care.<br />

• A life enhancement team offers patients a wide<br />

range of activities to optimize quality of life and<br />

provide opportunities for continued personal<br />

growth.<br />

• Rabbis and chaplains attend to the spiritual and<br />

religious needs of patients.<br />

• A culinary team, including dieticians, offers<br />

personalized nutrition services.<br />

• A pharmacy, lab, and specialty care like podiatry<br />

and radiology are all available on-site.<br />

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:<br />

Tammy B. Retalic, M.S., RN, is chief nursing officer for<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife and vice president of patient care<br />

services for <strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong>. Tammy<br />

manages a staff of 1,200 over a continuum of long-term<br />

chronic care and rehabilitation services on the <strong>Hebrew</strong><br />

<strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong> campuses in Boston and Dedham.<br />

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Independent Living<br />

Options for<br />

Every Lifestyle<br />

and Budget<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife’s approach to independent<br />

living supports active seniors as they pursue<br />

their unique interests, achieve new goals, and<br />

focus on what matters most to them every day.<br />

Our independent living communities offer<br />

older adults the chance for vibrant social and<br />

intellectual lives alongside the services and<br />

amenities that make daily life more carefree.<br />

Whether you’re looking for an urban rental,<br />

a beachfront apartment, or a suburban cottage<br />

within a larger continuing care retirement<br />

community, we offer vibrant senior living<br />

options throughout the Greater Boston area.<br />

We invite you to explore and find the right fit.<br />

Independent Living<br />

within a Continuing Care<br />

Retirement Community<br />

NEWBRIDGE ON THE CHARLES:<br />

Upscale Luxury in Dedham<br />

NewBridge on the Charles has set a new standard<br />

in senior living, combining luxurious surroundings<br />

with exceptional amenities, first-class educational and<br />

cultural programming, and a complete continuum of<br />

care on a lush 162-acre multigenerational campus.<br />

Contact us at 781-859-3090<br />

ORCHARD COVE:<br />

All-inclusive Comfort in Canton<br />

Orchard Cove is a warm, welcoming community<br />

offering independent living, enhanced living, and<br />

skilled nursing apartments on a beautiful, 38-acre<br />

pond-side campus. In our resident-driven culture,<br />

we empower seniors to identify and realize their<br />

own unique goals. Contact us at 781-859-3088<br />

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Independent Living<br />

with Supportive Services<br />

CENTER COMMUNITIES OF BROOKLINE:<br />

Location and Value<br />

<strong>Center</strong> Communities of Brookline offers apartment<br />

living with on-site support services that promote<br />

wellness and independence. Our community is<br />

designed for seniors who want to maintain an active<br />

lifestyle in a senior-friendly urban environment.<br />

Please contact our rental office at 617-363-8048<br />

SIMON C. FIREMAN COMMUNITY:<br />

An Active and Engaging Spirit in Randolph<br />

Featuring excellent amenities and a robust menu<br />

of activities, the Simon C. Fireman Community<br />

offers studio and one-bedroom independent living<br />

apartments for low-income seniors. This stimulating<br />

environment promotes wellness, socialization, and<br />

personal fulfillment. Contact us at 781-986-8880<br />

JACK SATTER HOUSE:<br />

Ocean Views in Revere<br />

Located directly across the boulevard from historic<br />

Revere Beach, Jack Satter House offers independent<br />

living apartments for low-income seniors with<br />

beautiful ocean views, convenient access to Boston,<br />

a state-of-the-art fitness center, and engaging social,<br />

cultural, and educational activities.<br />

Contact us at 781-289-4505<br />

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Assisted Living<br />

Everyday<br />

Support to<br />

Make Every<br />

Day Fulfilling<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife’s approach to assisted living<br />

is focused on taking care of the little things so<br />

that you can focus on what matters most to you.<br />

Our apartment-style residences offer privacy<br />

when desired, while allowing easy access to<br />

social experiences and lifelong learning opportunities.<br />

All the while, our team is there to help<br />

with the activities of daily living including<br />

personal care, medication management, all<br />

meals, laundry, housekeeping, and personalized<br />

fitness training. Our communities are built<br />

around the concept of "optimal living environments,"<br />

which supports the philosophy that an<br />

individual's life is defined not by functional<br />

ability but by the environment that responds<br />

to his or her needs and aspirations.<br />

ASSISTED LIVING AT<br />

NEWBRIDGE ON THE CHARLES<br />

NewBridge on the Charles Assisted Living offers a<br />

choice of one- or two-bedroom rental apartments,<br />

each designed with distinct living rooms, expansive<br />

windows, high ceilings, kitchenettes, ample closet<br />

space, and large bathrooms with walk-in showers.<br />

Our community spans four floors, with three<br />

apartments on the ground level and 16 apartments<br />

on each of our three upper floors, along wellappointed<br />

hallways that feature multiple<br />

common seating areas.<br />

For those with early-stage to mid-stage Alzheimer’s<br />

disease and/or other dementias, NewBridge on the<br />

Charles also offers memory care assisted living<br />

residences. Residents benefit from specialized<br />

research-based programming, with an emphasis<br />

on expressive therapies, to maximize cognitive<br />

health and feelings of well-being.<br />

ENHANCED LIVING AT ORCHARD COVE<br />

Additionally, <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife offers a care<br />

level similar to assisted living at Orchard Cove<br />

in Canton, which we call enhanced living. Our<br />

28 private residences offer a choice of a studio or a<br />

suite with efficiency kitchens and beautiful views<br />

of our pond-side campus. Centrally located, our<br />

residents and community are fully integrated into<br />

the broader Orchard Cove community, with every<br />

feature of our campus at their fingertips.<br />

To learn more, contact NewBridge on the Charles at<br />

781-859-3091 or Orchard Cove at 781-859-3088.<br />

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FIVE REASONS<br />

Why Now is a<br />

Good Time to Move to a<br />

Senior Living Community<br />

BY TARA FLEMING CARUSO MA, LMHC<br />

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world, both organizations and individuals have been forced to<br />

adjust their practices and behaviors in so many ways. “Normal” looks very different now than it did only<br />

a short while ago and will only continue to change for all of us. Many people are wondering, are senior<br />

living communities, including assisted living and independent living, safe during COVID-19? In this<br />

environment, the highest quality senior living communities have adapted quickly and responsibly.<br />

Those that do it best are, more than ever, some of the safest and most fulfilling places for an older<br />

adult to live. While moving into assisted or independent living during a global pandemic could be<br />

perceived as a challenging decision, we believe now may be the smartest time to make that move.<br />

As a collaborative care advisor for <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife, New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior<br />

health care and living communities in the Greater Boston area, I continually see first-hand how living in<br />

a senior living community has many advantages. For older adults, moving to a senior living community<br />

can be helpful in maintaining and developing new social relationships and interests, pursuing hobbies,<br />

accessing on-site services and supports, and remaining active. While these may all look a little different<br />

these days, they’re still important parts of community life. Senior living communities are a place to grow,<br />

not just a place to live.<br />

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Here are five benefits of a senior living community<br />

in a post-COVID-19 world, and what you can look<br />

for if you’re thinking of a move:<br />

1 | NECESSITIES ARE HANDLED FOR YOU.<br />

There are safe delivery systems in place for getting<br />

groceries, meals, medicine, and deliveries. Communities<br />

offer some home maintenance (appliance repair,<br />

back-up power, etc.) and a built-in 24/7 support system<br />

of dedicated on-site employees like IT support, housekeeping,<br />

and security. The staff is there for your specific<br />

needs, reducing your need to rely on adult children or<br />

other family members should you be unable to leave<br />

your home, whether that’s because of a snowstorm,<br />

illness or injury, or how you choose to reduce your risk<br />

of illness. <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife’s communities were able to<br />

pivot operations almost overnight at the beginning of<br />

the pandemic, and will continue to adapt and remain<br />

agile as the situation changes.<br />

2 |<br />

WELLNESS AND HEALTH CARE<br />

SERVICES ON-SITE.<br />

Some senior living communities, including NewBridge<br />

on the Charles and Orchard Cove, offer access to a<br />

medical clinic on-site for primary care, medication<br />

management, prescription refills, and even specialty<br />

services like physical therapy. Their fitness centers and<br />

outdoor spaces are reserved just for residents, reducing<br />

the risk of community exposure. Having health care and<br />

wellness services fully integrated into the living community,<br />

with staff who take a whole-person approach to<br />

care, provides an extra layer of protection and reassurance<br />

during a pandemic.<br />

3 | STRICT INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES.<br />

The common areas like lobbies, elevators, hallways, and<br />

mailrooms are being heavily sanitized. All staff members<br />

are trained to follow best practices to prevent community<br />

spread of COVID-19, are being screened before<br />

each shift for symptoms of the virus, and are obligated<br />

to not come to work when they’re sick. <strong>Hebrew</strong><br />

SeniorLife communities have access to the organization’s<br />

hospital-level infection control department which<br />

continually optimizes these practices. They’re working<br />

closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public<br />

Health and local boards of health, following guidance<br />

from the <strong>Center</strong>s for Disease Control and Prevention.<br />

Also, many senior living communities have adopted<br />

testing, screening, and contact tracing for residents,<br />

staff members, and visitors.<br />

4 | SAFER SOCIALIZATION.<br />

The strongest senior living communities offer safer<br />

socialization than anywhere else. New communal<br />

practices like scheduled dining, small group gatherings,<br />

and frequent sanitation will allow seniors to move<br />

about with confidence. Many communities have also<br />

quickly introduced virtual, interactive programming<br />

including lectures and discussions, spiritual studies,<br />

fitness classes, book clubs, knitting groups, and more.<br />

Staff can facilitate introductions to people and activities<br />

that match your individual interests, allowing you to<br />

contribute to a vibrant community.<br />

5 | FINANCIAL STABILITY.<br />

In uncertain times, once you’re a resident of a community,<br />

there’s no need to worry any longer about taking<br />

care of a home or what the value of it will be when you<br />

want to sell. In the Greater Boston area, the current real<br />

estate market is very strong for sellers, and the future of<br />

the market may be hard to predict.<br />

Every senior living community has different policies and<br />

protocols, so be sure to explore them closely. As a<br />

Harvard Medical School affiliate, <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife has<br />

led the way in data-based policies and best practices,<br />

with many other organizations turning to us for<br />

guidance. Just remember, whether one chooses to<br />

move to a senior living community or not, our lives will<br />

not return to the old “normal” anytime soon. Moving<br />

to the right senior living community can provide a host<br />

of advantages in a very uncertain time.<br />

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:<br />

Tara Fleming Caruso, MA, LMHC serves as the<br />

collaborative care advisor for the NewBridge campus,<br />

making her an important resource for each of our<br />

residents and their families. Tara brings almost 25<br />

years of elder care experience to this role, including<br />

developing an expressive therapy program in a skilled<br />

nursing facility, serving as a program manager at a<br />

dementia-specific assisted living, and working at<br />

NewBridge on the Charles since 2009.<br />

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Memory Care<br />

Support for<br />

Every Stage of<br />

Memory Loss<br />

Whether you're just noticing symptoms<br />

or have been dealing with Alzheimer’s or<br />

another form of dementia for some time,<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife is here to help. From<br />

initial consultations and caregiver support<br />

to residential options and late-stage care, we<br />

offer a wide range of memory care services<br />

and support to help seniors with memory<br />

loss live their best life. We understand that<br />

your whole family is impacted by these<br />

challenges and also provide services and<br />

support to family members and caregivers.<br />

<strong>Center</strong> for Memory Health<br />

From initial consultations, diagnostic assessments,<br />

and neurology to care planning, care management,<br />

and family counseling, the <strong>Center</strong> for Memory<br />

Health at <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife helps seniors and their<br />

families forge a path forward and coordinate often<br />

disparate resources.<br />

MEMORY CARE ASSISTED LIVING<br />

AT NEWBRIDGE ON THE CHARLES<br />

For those with early and mid-stage Alzheimer’s<br />

disease and/or a related dementia, NewBridge<br />

on the Charles offers comfortable and secure<br />

apartments and living areas, stimulating<br />

programming, and specialized care.<br />

INPATIENT LONG-TERM CHRONIC CARE<br />

AT HEBREW REHABILITATION CENTER<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> <strong>Rehabilitation</strong> <strong>Center</strong>’s ability to care<br />

for seniors with late-stage dementia, including<br />

Alzheimer’s disease, is a step above that of a<br />

standard nursing home. We employ our own<br />

full-time physicians and offer the highest staffto-patient<br />

ratio in the area.<br />

Let us be your guide. Call our Memory Care<br />

Advisors at 617-209-6414 to learn more.<br />

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HAPPY WITH OUR CARE?<br />

Then take us home with you!<br />

You’re now part of our family, ask your medical<br />

professional for <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife home health –<br />

most insurance is accepted.<br />

HOME HEALTH<br />

Nursing | Physical Therapy | Medication Management<br />

Occupational Therapy | Speech Therapy | Home Health Aide<br />

Social Work | Palliative Consults | Wound Care<br />

Physician Referrals 781-234-9900<br />

For non-medical assistance at home contact us directly at 617-928-0701<br />

www.hebrewseniorlife.org


Memory loss is a journey.<br />

WE’LL BE YOUR GUIDE.<br />

Memory loss is difficult—for individuals with cognitive concerns, and also for their<br />

families. At <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife, we’re here to help. Whether you have concerns, early<br />

symptoms of memory loss, or more advanced challenges with dementia, we have the<br />

expertise and resources to guide and support you.<br />

Our <strong>Center</strong> for Memory Health and Harvard Medical School affiliation offer the<br />

highest quality of care in-person or via telemedicine. We provide memory assessments,<br />

neuropsychiatric treatment, cognitive health and comprehensive dementia care<br />

management, and caregiver support and resources no matter where you are.<br />

Memory loss can bring fear and uncertainty, but you can always count on<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife to help you and your loved ones live your best life, every day.<br />

To learn more, call us at (781) 443-8138 or visit hebrewseniorlife.org/memory.<br />

<strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife, a nonprofit organization, honors diversity and welcomes seniors of<br />

any religion, culture, race, sexual orientation, gender expression, and class background.<br />

Help Seniors Live Their Best Lives<br />

We rely on philanthropic support to help fund every<br />

aspect of our care for seniors. We place special emphasis<br />

on caring for the most underserved seniors in our<br />

community. From critical health care programs and<br />

geriatric education to everyday needs such as social<br />

and wellness activities, your gift allows us to provide<br />

seniors all the care they deserve.<br />

When you donate to <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife, you’re making<br />

a donation that helps seniors live their very best lives.<br />

You’re also helping future generations of seniors live<br />

healthier, more fulfilling lives — thanks to the advances<br />

in research and care you’re helping to fund.<br />

To find out more or to make a donation, visit hebrewseniorlife.org/giving


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KEY PHONE NUMBERS<br />

Not sure where to start?<br />

Are you looking for additional support from <strong>Hebrew</strong> SeniorLife but not sure what that is?<br />

Our advisors are standing by to point you in the right direction. Call us at 617-982-1349.<br />

Already know what you need?<br />

Find direct contact information for our locations and services below.<br />

HEALTH CARE<br />

HEBREW REHABILITATION CENTER BOSTON<br />

• General Information: 617-363-8000<br />

• Admissions: 617-363-8372<br />

HEBREW REHABILITATION CENTER AT NEWBRIDGE<br />

• General Information: 781-234-9700<br />

• Admissions: 617-363-8372<br />

OUTPATIENT CARE<br />

• <strong>Center</strong> for Memory Health: 617-363-8600<br />

• Outpatient Therapy: 617-363-8539<br />

• Senior Fitness/Get Up & Go: 617-363-8284<br />

• Audiology: 617-363-8539<br />

IN-HOME CARE<br />

• Home Health: 781-234-9900<br />

• Community-Based Palliative Care: 781-234-9900<br />

• Private Care: 617-928-0701<br />

• Therapy House Calls: 617-363-8539<br />

SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES<br />

ORCHARD COVE (Canton)<br />

• General Information: 781-821-0820<br />

• Independent and Enhanced Living Sales: 781-859-3088<br />

• Skilled Nursing Care Admissions: 781-821-3227<br />

NEWBRIDGE ON THE CHARLES (Dedham)<br />

• General Information: 781-234-9500<br />

• Independent Living Sales: 781-859-3090<br />

• Assisted Living Sales: 781-859-3091<br />

CENTER COMMUNITIES OF BROOKLINE<br />

• General Information: 617-363-8100<br />

• Sales: 617-363-8048<br />

SIMON C. FIREMAN COMMUNITY (Randolph)<br />

• General Information: 781-986-8880<br />

JACK SATTER HOUSE (Revere)<br />

• General Information: 781-289-4505<br />

HOSPICE CARE<br />

• General Information: 781-234-9950<br />

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION<br />

HINDA AND ARTHUR MARCUS INSTITUTE<br />

FOR AGING RESEARCH: 617-971-5300<br />

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: 617-971-5402<br />

GIVING AND VOLUNTEERING<br />

VOLUNTEERING: 617-363-8421<br />

GIVING: 617-971-5791<br />

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HEBREW REHABILITATION CENTER BOSTON<br />

1200 Centre Street<br />

Roslindale, MA 02131<br />

617-363-8000<br />

HEBREW REHABILITATION CENTER DEDHAM<br />

at NewBridge on the Charles<br />

7000 Great Meadow Road<br />

Dedham, MA 02026<br />

781-234-9700<br />

www.hebrewseniorlife.org<br />

All We Are for Your Best Life

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