Katzman Family Center for Living, a Skilled Nursing Residence with Memory Care
17 Lafayette Ave
Chelsea, MA 02150
Warm and Welcoming
The Katzman Family Center for Living, the flagship property of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, has cared for individuals with unyielding compassion, dignity and respect. Founded in 1919 by Lena Goldberg, the original goal of Katzman Family Center for Living was to create a welcoming home for neighboring elders. Today, the concept has come full circle. We offer the highest quality of care to all our residents and families through the dedicated efforts of our specially trained staff members. Our mission is to provide exceptional skilled nursing care in a “real home” setting. Recently, the Katzman Family Center for Living underwent a dramatic $16 million renovation. The completely remodeled five-story building reflects a legacy Green House® skilled nursing model, with kitchens on every floor, spacious gathering spaces and an abundance of glass and natural light. The Katzman Family Center for Living has consistently received the Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This designation reflects the highest number of stars allotted to a skilled nursing facility.
Just Like Home
The residences are inspired by the Green House® concept, which creates the same feelings and experiences you get from living in a traditional home. One of the most appealing elements are the home-cooked meals. Kitchens on each floor allow for wonderful aromas to permeate throughout the house. Each day, the chefs prepare high quality, delicious meals, incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Our rooms feature flat screen TV’s, beautiful large windows and individually controlled heating/air conditioning. Cozy fireplace living rooms, open kitchens, and family style dining areas are situated on every floor.
Lobby, café, beauty salon, outdoor patios and chapel. Common spaces feature bright furnishings, natural light and scenic views. The residence offers three kosher meals per day prepared by a private chef.
Short Term Rehabilitation Services
Our dedicated and compassionate staff get to really know the residents and their families, creating strong bonds and relationships. It is the goal of The Katzman Family Center for Living to provide the highest caliber of care for every single resident. We are proud of our dedicated and experienced nurses, therapists and social workers, who act as advocates for seniors and their families.
Outings, games, intergenerational gatherings, concerts, art projects, music programs, movies, current event discussions and holiday celebrations.
Customized Care Plans
Our skilled staff provides daily assistance with all personal care needs. Specialized individual attention helps residents cope with memory loss as well as the day-to-day challenges of aging.
Chelsea Jewish Lifecare accepts Medicare and Medicaid as well as many third-party private insurance plans. Call our Admissions Department at 617-884-6766 to discuss your coverage. We can guide you through the process, making it as easy as possible.
The Kaleidoscope Program Only at Katzman Family Center for Living
We are radically redefining and re-envisioning what nursing home life is — and how to live with aging, illness, Alzheimer’s or dementia. The Kaleidoscope Program at is an exceptional arts therapy specialty program only available at Katzman Family Center for Living. It represents a shift from primarily focusing on the personal care of the body to caring for the whole person – mind, heart, body and soul together. A typical day is as follows:
Typical morning consists of an arts program such as flower arranging, song-writing, listening to music or a creative group discussion.
Afternoons are filled with competitions involving staff and residents such as the shuffle toss, bowling, basket toss games and fishing tournaments.
Night activities include card games, art projects concerts and birthday/holiday celebrations.
“The staff has been simply amazing to my mother. They are so caring and patient with her. She was agitated and despondent the last few months she lived with us, but since coming to the Katzman Center, she is much calmer and seems more content. She loves the art program! Her face lights up every time she shows me a project.”