First Urban Green House® in the Country
The award-winning Leonard Florence Center for Living Green House®, overlooking scenic Boston Harbor, is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art skilled nursing residence. As the first urban Green House® in the country, the Center features a home-like environment with every modern convenience. Consisting of ten 7,000-square-foot condo-style “homes” on six floors, the residence offers both short-term and long-term rehabilitation service. The Leonard Florence Center provides all the amenities of a five-star resort. The highly trained support staff helps individuals live as independently as possible. Since it’s opening in 2010, the Center has been recognized throughout the world as an innovative model of care for seniors. Clearly, it’s a far cry from a traditional nursing home!

The Green House Difference: The highly trained support staff helps individuals live as independently as possible. The Green House environment, a truly revolutionary concept in nursing home care, creates a wonderful sense of community and family within the home. There are no nurse’s stations or medical carts; the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. With nursing staffers, also known as shahbazim, preparing food much of the day, the homes are filled with the delicious aromas of freshly prepared foods. In the context of a skilled nursing residence, “green” in this case means living in a natural world, with an abundance of sunlight, greenery and outdoor access. Thirty of the rooms are devoted to individuals living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and MS (multiple sclerosis.) Click here for more information on the ALS and MS residences.

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Spacious private rooms, each with its own with bathroom and shower, flat screen TV, large windows and scenic views of the beautiful landscaped grounds. Each group of ten rooms feature an open dining area, kitchen, personal chef and fireplace living room.


You’ll have access to the European day spa, deli, library/family room, 24-hour café, chapel and outside patio. Enjoy three nutritious and fresh kosher meals a day, with 24-hour room service upon request.

Short Term Rehabilitation Services

Our dedicated doctors, nurses, therapists and social workers are advocates for seniors and their families and bring extensive experience in their fields. We offer exceptional care and access to a wide range of top medical experts. Working in close partnership with residents and their families, our overall goal is to provide the highest quality of care for every single resident.


Residents can participate in a wide range of activities, including lectures, games, outings, pub nights, concerts, holiday celebrations and intergenerational programs.


Chelsea Jewish Lifecare accepts Medicare and Medicaid as well as many third-party private insurance plans. Call our Admissions Department at 617-887-0001 to discuss your coverage. We can guide you through the process, making it as easy as possible.


Both of my elderly parents have been patients there at different times post surgery. Our experience was great in every way. We especially appreciated their willingness to host the visiting... Read More

Frank M.

My mother was a resident at the Leonard Florence Center for Living off and on for a six month period. My family and I found it to be the most... Read More

Marcy G.

I love this job, My team is wonderful, rehab staff is amazing, cooking staff is amazing, Management is very caring, they’re considerate to all family issues, they care about your... Read More

Eboni W.

Being in a Kosher facility is critical for my mother-in-law, who kept Kosher all her life. She enjoys the variety and quality of the meals.

Daughter-in-Law of Resident

I knew my mother would be well-taken care of at any facility run by the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare. They have a tremendous reptutation. And I was right.

Son of Resident

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