Often, there’s no place like home to recover after a hospital stay, take charge of chronic illness, or learn to live with a disability that may limit mobility but need not limit quality of life. Hebrew SeniorLife is known for delivering the highest quality health care to older adults, and our home care services are no exception. We will work closely with you to set personal goals for care and wellness, respecting your choice every step of the way.

Hebrew SeniorLife’s home-based care services are part of the HSL continuum of services making it the best choice when transitioning from one of our acute care hospital partners or a Hebrew SeniorLife post-acute care unit. We will ensure that your move from one care setting to another is seamless and comfortable.

Medicare-certified Home Health Care

Brings everything you need to promote a speedy recovery and continued good health right to your home.

Therapy House Calls

An innovative program offered by Hebrew SeniorLife Home Care brings rehabilitation therapy into your home, which is a particular advantage for seniors with limited mobility.

Private Care

Provides non-medical help, such as personal grooming, homemaking and meal preparation.

Home Safety Evaluation

Experts are trained to recognize environmental hazards that can impact your health and independence. They focus on providing care and support that help seniors recover after an illness, adjust to a new environment, and reach goals for wellness and independence.

Chaplaincy Initiative Designed to Combat Isolation among Jewish Seniors in Greater Boston

Hebrew SeniorLife recently launched an initiative designed specifically to combat isolation among frail Jewish seniors living in Greater Boston. Going forward, the work of the Jewish Chaplaincy Council of Massachusetts (JCCM) will be delivered through a new Community Chaplaincy Initiative (CCI) at HSL. HSL already offers an award-winning clinical pastoral education program that is the only Jewish program of its type nationwide accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.

The HSL CCI is led by HSL’s Director of Spiritual Care Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow and Rabbi Judy Kummer, who served for 18 years as JCCM’s Director. Seniors will access CCI services through HSL’s rapidly expanding Home and Community Based Services, which serve more than 600 seniors daily and include Home Care, Hospice Care, and a recently launched community palliative care program.

According to Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, HSL Director of Spiritual Care, “Isolation and loneliness are issues for many seniors of all backgrounds. Jewish seniors are the Jewish community's fastest growing segment and CCI allows us to provide the increasingly specialized services they will need in the decades ahead. CCI will be a natural extension of our chaplaincy work and home-based care, and will allow us to bring our best spiritual and physical care to ensure seniors remain connected and supported as they age.”

Rabbi Kummer will work to expand the number of non-Jewish eldercare facilities and acute-care settings where HSL provides spiritual care and connect isolated Jewish elders with other HSL services and supports.

HSL offers a comprehensive range of home and community-based services to older adults, including home health care and hospice care. Hebrew SeniorLife Home Care is staffed by seasoned professionals who specialize in the needs of older adults and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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