Hebrew SeniorLife Named An Age-Friendly Health System

Institute of Healthcare Improvement Recognized Hebrew Rehabilitation Center’s Campuses in Roslindale and Dedham

BOSTON  – Hebrew SeniorLife, New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior health care and living communities, and the only senior care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School, announced that its two Hebrew Rehabilitation Center campuses have been recognized by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as an Age-Friendly Health System.

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center – Boston, in Roslindale, and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center – NewBridge, in Dedham, both meet IHI’s rigorous standards for Long-Term Chronic Care Services as well as Rehabilitation Services. Health systems receiving the Age-Friendly designation are noted for expertly designed care for older adults, with a proven commitment to each patient’s needs, values, preferences, and beliefs as they age.

IHI’s 4M quality framework is comprised of four components: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility. The goals of an Age-Friendly Health System are to follow key evidence-based practices; cause no harm; and align with What Matters to seniors and their caregivers. 

“You can easily see the parallels between IHI’s goals and the mission and cultural beliefs of Hebrew SeniorLife,” said Mary Moscato, FACHE, President, Hebrew SeniorLife Health Care Services and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. “I truly appreciate our employees who worked closely with IHI to achieve this recognition and especially want to thank our many employees who care for our seniors and made this recognition possible.”

Over the course of four months, Hebrew SeniorLife interviewed 14 teams across the organization to document the many ways its approach to caring for seniors aligned with IHI’s 4M quality framework. Next, the organization assessed and validated data on the many patients across each setting who were being touched by these practices. Best Age-Friendly practices were brought to the forefront and elevated, particularly in the Long-Term Chronic Care area.

“Being named an Age-Friendly Health System is a national honor and validates what we have known all along: We are a leader in the Age-Friendly Health System movement,” said Jennifer Wall, D.N.P., R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., C.E.N.P., Chief Quality Officer at Hebrew SeniorLife.

About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Hebrew SeniorLife cares for more than 3,000 seniors a day across six campuses throughout Greater Boston. Our locations include: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-Boston and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-NewBridge in Dedham; NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham; Orchard Cove, Canton; Simon C. Fireman Community, Randolph; Center Communities of Brookline, Brookline; and Jack Satter House, Revere. Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife also conducts influential research into aging at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research and trains more than 1,000 geriatric care providers each year. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit https://www.hebrewseniorlife.org or follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.