Gerontology Training & Education

Improving the quality of care and services available to the growing population of older adults will mean offering gerontology training to more professionals to address the special needs of seniors. Our commitment to gerontology education is evident throughout Hebrew SeniorLife with palliative care, dementia care and safe patient handling programs.

We train more experts in geriatric health care and allied professions each year than any other senior care facility in Massachusetts. Through our affiliation with Harvard Medical School and partnerships with other leading academic institutions in the Greater Boston area, more than 700 students participate in our gerontology education programs, or perform their clinical rotation, at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center each year.

Our educational initiatives underpin the success of our system of care. Gerontology training for new professionals, as well as current staff, ensures that our residents and patients receive the best care possible.

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 in Massachusetts that improve the lives of older adults.

Physician Training

Increasing the number of geriatric physicians
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center faculty teach future physiciansFaculty based at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center teach future physicians across the spectrum of medical gerontology education, drawing students from respected institutions such as Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital and others. Learn more.

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Clinical Training

Training professionals to improve geriatric care
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center educates geriatrics professionalsAs one of the few teaching long-term care hospitals in the country, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center plays an important role in educating geriatrics professionals from a number of disciplines. Approximately 700 students are trained annually at Hebrew SeniorLife. Learn More.

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.

HSL Partners

HSL Education Partners

Hebrew SeniorLife plays an important role in educating geriatrics professionals in a wide range of disciplines-from physicians, nurses and nurse assistants to recreation and physical therapists, social workers, and pastoral care providers. We have educational partnerships with some of the leading health-care and higher education institutions in the Boston area, including:

Click here for the list of education partners


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