Working Together to Promote Healthy Aging
As leaders in the field of senior services, we work hand in hand with many organizations in the Greater Boston area to provide critical services to seniors in our community. From our Harvard Medical School affiliation, to our preferred provider partnerships with acute care hospitals, to leadership positions with professional organizations, to support of community advocacy and senior service initiatives, we are working to promote healthy aging in the Greater Boston area and beyond.
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Through preferred provider partnerships with area hospitals, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston and at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham work to provide the highest standards of clinical care for our mutual patients.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center works with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), along with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC to provide the highest quality, cost-effective hospital and post-hospital care, including ensuring seamless transition between institutions.
New England Baptist Hospital
Patients who come to Hebrew Rehabilitation Center from New England Baptist Hospital following an inpatient surgical procedure can be assured that their transition will be handled seamlessly, preserving continuity of care and providing the best possible outcomes.
Community Health Needs Assessment
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, regularly conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). We serve seniors’ health care needs in several neighborhoods within the city of Boston, and in the towns of Brookline, Dedham, Needham, Newton, Wellesley, Weston, and Westwood. As a chronic care hospital that primarily serves a community of seniors, our priority is to keep seniors healthy and safe in their homes for as long as possible. From flu clinics to caregiver training sessions, we put a lot of emphasis on educating seniors and their loved ones on the necessary steps and care needed to remain independent.
Delivering Services Where Seniors Live
Our R3 Initiative - ‘Right Care, Right Place, Right Time’ - aims to effectively integrate health care and affordable senior housing, and create a sustainable model that can be replicated nationally. Embedded wellness teams partner with community organizations to support residents’ independence with a goal of reducing unnecessary transfers to hospitals and long-term care. In addition to selected Hebrew SeniorLife senior living communities, the demonstration project is being conducted in The Village in Brookline and two senior living communities in Milton, MA – Milton Residences for the Elderly’s Ubiquity House and Winter Valley.
Promoting the Well-Being of LGBTQ Seniors
We partner with the following community organizations that are dedicated to promoting the rights and well-being of LGBTQ older adults:
- Fenway Health LGBTQ Aging Project
- Keshet -a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life
- SAGE -advocacy and services for LGBTQ seniors
- Project Q Boston -a not-for-profit community development project proposed to support residents of Boston to age healthfully and intergenerationally, with a special emphasis on LGBTQ older adults
In recognition of our service to LGBTQ seniors, the History Project awarded Hebrew SeniorLife the 2019 Lavender Rhino Award, which is awarded annually to an emerging LGBTQ activist or organization in the Boston area.