Hebrew SeniorLife College of Retirement Living “A Celebration of Aging in Words and Images” Kicks Off May 8 With Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style
Three Sessions May 8, 15 and 23 Featuring Acclaimed Photographer and Writers
BOSTON – Hebrew SeniorLife, the largest provider of senior health care and housing communities in New England and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, today announced “A Celebration of Aging in Words and Images” is the theme for their Spring 2013 College of Retirement Living. The event includes three sessions May 8, 15 and 23 and brings together acclaimed creative professionals to discuss how their work is inspired by the looks and the lives of older adults.
Name Change for Hebrew Rehabilitation Center’s Recuperative Services Units to Better Reflect Focus on Rehabilitation
Highly-Regarded Services for Seniors Get New Name
BOSTON --- Representing its commitment to accountable care, quality patient care and a desire to return patients to their homes as quickly as possible, 110-year old Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC) is changing the name of its Recuperative Services Units, located in Boston and at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham, to Rehabilitative Services Units. The new name better represents the scope of services to patients, their families and the professional community.
Hebrew SeniorLife Names Kimberly J. Brooks as Vice President, Senior Living
Brooks brings 20 years of Community-Based Housing and Senior Living Services Leadership
BOSTON — Hebrew SeniorLife, the largest provider of senior health care and communities in New England and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, today announced the appointment of Kimberly J. Brooks to Vice President, Senior Living. Brooks is a highly talented senior services professional with extensive experience in the development and delivery of innovative community-based housing and other senior living services.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center achieves highest level of accreditation
BOSTON --- CARF International, formerly the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, announced that Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC), a chronic care hospital dedicated to senior care with locations in Boston and Dedham, has been accredited for a period of three years for its inpatient rehabilitation programs. HRC’s inpatient rehabilitation programs include its Medical Acute Care Unit (a long-term acute care hospital) in Boston, and its Recuperative Services Units (skilled nursing facilities) in Boston and Dedham. The latest accreditation is the fourth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Hebrew Rehabilitation Center.
Hebrew SeniorLife Researchers Find Link between Nonbenzodiazepine Hypnotic Drugs and Hip Fractures in Nursing Home Residents
Study Suggests Caution Should be Exercised when Prescribing Sleep Medications
BOSTON —The risk for hip fracture is elevated among nursing home residents using sleep medications, according to a study by researchers at The Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Researchers state this is likely due to an increased risk of falling associated with drug use.
Hebrew SeniorLife’s Leadership Transition Set for Feb. 15
CEO Len Fishman Leaving After 12 Years and Lou Woolf to be President & CEO
BOSTON – Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), the largest provider of senior health care and senior living in New England and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, announced today that Len Fishman, CEO, will step down on Feb. 15, and Lou Woolf, the organization’s President since 2009, will take over as President and CEO. The planned transition was originally announced in June of 2012.
New Study Sheds Light on Link Between Dairy Intake and Bone Health
Researchers at the Institute for Aging Research find not all dairy products are equal in maintaining strong bones
BOSTON – A study by researchers at the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS), has found that dairy intake —specifically milk and yogurt —is associated with higher bone mineral density (BMD) in the hip, but not the spine. Cream, on the other hand, may be associated with lower BMD overall. Published today in the journal Archives of Osteoporosis, these findings suggest that not all dairy products are equally beneficial in promoting bone strength.
Hebrew SeniorLife and HouseWorks Announce Collaboration to Deliver In-Home Private Care Services
Collaboration Rounds Out Services for Residents of HSL Communities and Users of HSL Healthcare Services
BOSTON – Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), the largest provider of senior health care and housing communities in New England and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, announced today a formal collaboration with HouseWorks to deliver non-medical private care services to Hebrew SeniorLife’s private care clients. Under the new collaboration, Hebrew SeniorLife’s private care service will be relaunched as Hebrew SeniorLife Private Care powered by HouseWorks. HouseWorks is a leading provider of in-home private care serving Boston area residents for more than 14 years .