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

Pain and Depression Place Older Adults at Risk of Delirium Following Surgery
New research reports that preoperative pain and depressive symptoms in older adults place them at greater risk of delirium following surgery.  According to the findings published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, both pain and depression are independent and interactive risk factors for delirium, suggesting a cumulative effect.

Study Shows Vibrating Insoles Could Reduce Falls Among Seniors
Boston researchers find vibratory stimulation applied to the sole of the foot using novel piezoelectric technology shows promise for fall prevention.
Findings published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation show that imperceptible vibratory stimulation applied to the soles of the feet improved balance by reducing postural sway and gait variability in elderly study participants. The vibratory stimulation is delivered by a urethane foam insole with embedded piezoelectric actuators, which generates the mechanical stimulation. The study was conducted by researchers from the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) at Hebrew SeniorLife, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and Harvard Medical School, all of Boston, Massachusetts; and Merck Sharpe and Dohme (MSD) Consumer Care, Inc., of Memphis, Tennessee.

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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