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Leonard Florence Center For Living, Chelsea


Chelsea – Leonard Florence Center for Living

A Vision Come True
The award-winning Leonard Florence Center for Living Green House®, named after the late Chelsea-born philanthropist Leonard Florence, is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art skilled nursing residence. As the first urban Green House® skilled nursing facility in the country, the Center is dramatically different from a traditional nursing home.

Overlooking the scenic Boston Harbor, the Leonard Florence Center consists of ten 7,000-square-foot condo-style “homes” on six floors. Each “home” houses ten residents in private rooms, with its own bath and shower. In essence, the Center embodies the comforts, design and ambiance of one’s personal home.


Short-Term Rehabilitation Residences

In 2010, the Leonard Florence Center for Living opened its doors and quickly became recognized throughout the world as an innovative model of care for seniors and those in need of support and rehabilitation services.

The warm and welcoming gathering spaces encourage individuals to “get out of the house” and socialize with residents, families and friends.

Some of the features that set us apart:


Leonard Florence Center for Living Awards


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:

Leonard Florence Center for Living - Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

map-pointerLeonard Florence Center for Living
165 Captains Row
Chelsea, MA 02150


“This place is amazing! Sometimes I need to remind myself that I’m not staying in a hotel!

“I was relieved when I discovered the Leonard Florence Center after my mom broke her hip. It is so different from how I envisioned a rehab facility. The best part is that I know my mom is well-cared for by a very competent and compassionate staff.”


Chelsea Jewish Lifecare