Hebrew SeniorLife: Health Care, Housing, Research & Teaching

Welcome to Hebrew SeniorLife, the largest provider of elder care in the Boston metropolitan area. Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization devoted to innovative gerontology and geriatric research, senior health care, long-term nursing home care, and Greater Boston senior housing communities that improve the lives of older adults. From independent living to assisted living, Hebrew SeniorLife provides retirement communities in Massachusetts that are designed to help older adults live healthy independent lives.

Senior Care Explained

What is a long-term care facility?

A long-term care facility offers a variety of services, including medical and non-medical care, for people who have a chronic illness or disability. At Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, residents live among others with similar needs and abilities. Learn More

In The News

Boston-Area Researchers Develop New Delirium Severity Measure for Older Adults
New method to measure delirium offers potential to improve clinical care, prognosis and response to treatment
A new method for measuring delirium severity in older adults has been developed by researchers from Harvard, Brown, and UMASS. The new scoring system, CAM-S, is based on the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and standardizes the measurement of delirium severity for both clinical and research uses. Details of this study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers Develop Criteria to Identify Muscle Loss, Weakness in Older Adults
Improved Diagnosis Aids in Prevention and Treatment of Mobility Issues from Frailty
Scientists from Harvard Medical School–affiliated Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) took part in a collaborative effort by U.S. researchers to develop criteria for diagnosing sarcopenia—a common and disabling condition of low muscle mass and weakness in older adults. Findings from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium Sarcopenia Project are published in The Journals of Gerontology and suggest evidence-based cut-points of grip strength and lean mass could be used to identify sarcopenia in seniors.

Hebrew SeniorLife provides elder care, senior housing, and other services in the Greater Boston area to all without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, political persuasion, or qualified handicap.

Community Spotlight

NewBridge on the Charles
Dedham, MA

Nestled in a wooded 162-acre campus along the Charles River, NewBridge sets new standards for how vibrant, natural and innovative a retirement community can be.

Whether you choose from stylish apartments, villas, or cottages, you'll have access to a wide range of onsite amenities, including restaurants, tennis courts, walking trails, swimming pool and so much more. Experience NewBridge

Visit HSL senior housing communities in Massachusetts:

Orchard Cove, Canton, MA

Center Communities of Brookline, Brookline, MA

Jack Satter House, Revere, MA

Simon C. Fireman Community, Randolph, MA

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