Referral & Admission

Learn how to refer a patient to post-acute care, including short-term rehab.

To make a referral to post-acute care at Hebrew SeniorLife, including Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston or Dedham, we invite you to call our central admission team at 617-363-8372.

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Read on for additional detail about the admissions processes based on level of care.

Our Rehabilitative Services Unit (RSU) offers short-term, skilled nursing care for patients who require rehabilitation services after an acute hospital stay before returning to their home in the community.

Determining an appropriate post-hospital care plan following a screening by a case manager or discharge planner at an acute care hospital, patients will consult with their physician and family to determine the most appropriate post-hospital care plan. Patients who wish to rehab at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center may request us by name. If a patient meets the Rehabilitative Services Unit’s criteria for clinical expertise, and a bed is available, the patient will be admitted.

The RSU is an appropriate placement when recovering from a variety of health conditions. We specialize in cardiovascular, orthopedic, and neurological recovery for seniors. We are unable to accept patients with the following conditions or care needs: ventilator-dependent, spinal cord injury, burn, hemodialysis, total parenteral nutrition, or head injury.

We accept the following payment methods: Medicare, private pay, and most major insurances, including Tufts Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Commonwealth Care Alliance. Hebrew Rehabilitation Center offers financial assistance programs as well.

Admissions to our Medically Acute Care Unit for post-acute patients with complex medical conditions or multiple acute or chronic illnesses are based on clinical information. Evaluation by a Hebrew Rehabilitation Center clinical liaison must take place prior to admission. Once a patient is deemed clinically appropriate, insurance benefits and eligibility are reviewed.

The Medically Acute Care Unit is an appropriate placement for patients with a wide range of medical and post-surgical conditions, including pulmonary, cardiovascular, orthopedic, and neurological illnesses.

We accept the following payment methods: Medicare, private pay, and most major insurances, including Tufts Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Commonwealth Care Alliance. Hebrew Rehabilitation Center offers a financial assistance program as well.