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Understanding Long-Term Chronic Care

9 Unique Aspects of Long-Term Chronic Care at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Understanding Long-Term Chronic Care

Eileen began searching for senior care for her mother with one goal in mind: To find the best, high-quality medical care to meet her mother’s needs. Senior care presents many options, each offering something slightly different. Eileen was vaguely familiar with nursing homes and assisted living. Further research introduced her to long-term chronic care. Would this level of care be the best choice for her mother, who could not return home after a hospital stay? How is it different from nursing home care?

Long-term chronic care is a higher level of medical care not found in traditional long-term care settings or nursing homes. It combines comprehensive therapeutic programs and clinical services for seniors with chronic and sometimes complex diagnoses.

Eileen had a variety of options. She was fortunate to have a geriatric care manager who helped her sort it all out. “This was one of those decisions I wasn’t prepared for. It was a little overwhelming,” she recalls.

“After visits to three different facilities and a number of phone calls, I needed to put my trust in my care manager who recommended Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. I didn’t have time for more visits and the decision wasn’t getting any easier.”

Mom has been there for five months and is getting everything she needs. I now have peace of mind.”

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center’s long-term chronic care hospital license allows us to offer medical services not found in nursing homes. Our licensure, combined with our commitment to person-centered care and continual innovation in services, comes through in our unique services and approach to care. 

At locations in Boston and Dedham, medical care is provided in a home-like setting where staff focus on the individual needs of seniors and offer a wide range of therapeutic programs. The entire health care team gets to know the senior and will be able to provide continuous, coordinated, and seamless care.

Read about the 9 distinctive aspects of long-term chronic care at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center:

  •  Geriatric specialists and Harvard Medical School-affiliated physicians, who specialize in the care of seniors, provide medical care. In fact, HRC’s on-site Department of Medicine is one of the largest geriatric practices in Massachusetts. 
  • Small households help to maximize patient independence with assistance from our interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, patient care associates, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, dietitians and social workers. Staff ensure that all patients feel at home, respected, and cared for.
  • Specialized therapists who provide a wide range of rehabilitative therapies.
  • A palliative care specialty team that includes physicians, social workers, nurses, and spiritual care providers who focus on pain relief and the symptoms and emotional stress brought on by serious illness.
  • life enhancement team offering patients a wide range of activities to optimize quality of life and provide opportunities for continued personal growth.
  • Specialized trainers who provide exercise programs, where patients can work out under close supervision.
  • Rabbis and chaplains who attend to the spiritual and religious needs of our patients.
  • A culinary team offering personalized nutrition services.
  • On-site pharmacy.

Ready to explore long-term chronic care? Contact our Admissions Department for more information at 877-822-4722.

About Long-Term Chronic Care Programs at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center 
Hebrew SeniorLife is reinventing the long-term chronic care program so seniors can live their best lives. The basic tenet of care at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center is patient preferences come first. Our vision for long-term chronic care emphasizes the dignity, health and independence of seniors. We welcome older adults of all backgrounds, faiths and cultures.
Contact our Admissions Department for more information at 877-822-4722.

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