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Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, Chelsea

Chelsea – Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home

A Legacy of Compassionate Caregiving
For over 90 years, the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home (CJNH) has long cared for individuals with unyielding compassion, dignity and respect. CJNH’s humble beginnings date back to 1919 when Chelsea resident Lena Goldberg realized the need for elder care services in her neighborhood. Given that federally sponsored health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid had yet to be established and private health insurance was in its infancy, residents of cities and towns like Chelsea had to rely on the kindness of neighbors and charitable agencies to care for them and/or their loved ones.

In 1919, Mrs. Goldberg and a handful of friends and residents acquired a house in Chelsea and began caring for the frail and elderly of Chelsea. After thirty years of untiring dedication, Mrs. Goldberg, along with the help of daughter, Mrs. Jack Katz (Esther R. Goldberg), created the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare and the  Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home.

As a non-profit organization, Chelsea Jewish Lifecare preserved Mrs. Goldberg’s founding mission of compassionate care for those in need regardless of religious, ethnic, or economic background.

Today, Chelsea Jewish Lifecare and all of its affiliates continue to follow Mrs. Goldberg’s example. We offer the highest quality of care to all clients and families through the dedicated efforts of our loyal staff members and the use of technically advanced facilities and service program offerings. Our mission, quite simply, is to provide exceptional skilled nursing care for our residents.

A Home Inspired by the Green House®  Model

The Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home is in the midst of completing a spectacular $16 million renovation. The three-floor residences are inspired by the Green House® concept, which creates the same feeling and experience you get from living in a real home. Each floor will have two “homes” and each home will be designed for 20 residents.

One of the most appealing elements of the Green House® concept is the home-cooked meals. Kitchens in each “home” allows for wonderful aromas to permeate throughout the house and results in an even higher quality of food service. Learn more about the revolutionary Urban Model Green House®.

Accommodations and amenities include:

Short-Term Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Residents are able to develop an individualized care plan and regimen that suits their needs and schedule. Additionally, all therapists are in-house staff members, which provide residents with consistency and reliability in their rehabilitation programs.

The Center offers residents access to physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language pathology. The comprehensive interdisciplinary team of specialists includes:


map-pointerChelsea Jewish Nursing Home
17 Lafayette Ave
Chelsea, MA 02150


“The therapists here are amazing. When I came to Chelsea Jewish after my stroke, I could barely speak, let alone move my left side. Now I feel stronger and better than before.”
– Resident

“I never imagined a place like this. I’ve been to other nursing homes but none as friendly and caring as the staff at Waldfogel.”
– Daughter of resident

“The scenic views and beautiful surroundings made an enormous difference in my recovery. It was actually a very peaceful and restorative experience.”
– Resident


Chelsea Jewish Lifecare