At Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living in the Waldfogel Health Center, our long-term care fosters a deep sense of community for individuals in need of comprehensive care. We are dedicated to improving each resident’s potential through an individualized care plan and a holistic approach that focuses on mind, body and spirit.


Spacious private rooms with baths and modern furnishings, large windows and scenic views of the beautiful landscaped grounds.


Therapeutic movement and music to enhance exercise, outings, games., intergenerational gatherings, concerts, art projects, music programs, gardening, current event discussions and holiday celebrations.


Three kosher meals a day prepared by a trained culinary chef and served in a private dining room. The Brudnick Center features a fireplace lounge, living room, coffee shop, beauty salon, library, fitness center with personal trainer, common room with a television, games and a computer station, grounds and outdoor patios/gardens.

Long-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.

Customized Care Plans

Our staff provides daily assistance with all personal care needs, including medication administration and incontinence management. Aging affects each person differently and we tailor our support services to best fit each individual’s needs.


Chelsea Jewish Lifecare accepts Medicare and Medicaid as well as many third party private insurance plans. Call our Admissions Department at 978-471-5100 to discuss your coverage. Let us guide you through the process.

Innovation in Personalized Memory Care

Designed by Robert Hoover of HBLA, Inc. Portsmouth, New Hampshire specifically for a memory impaired population, the grounds at Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living showcase two remarkable therapeutic gardens. These colorful gardens were created on the premise that nature is a therapeutic and restorative medium. Enclosed for safety, the gardens allow residents to enjoy gardening activities as well as savor the spectacular beauty of the outdoors. We utilize physicians, nurses, therapists, and social workers who offer continuous assessment to create a highly personalized care program. Residents remain active throughout the day, which slows the decline of the disease process and enhances the overall quality of life. Our nurturing environment fosters resident comfort and stimulates positive emotions. These customized care plans help residents minimize limitations and maintain their independence, individuality and dignity.

Outstanding “Music & Memory” Program at Brudnick Center

Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living is certified to implement the highly acclaimed “Music & Memory” program. This program has had tremendous success in reaching individuals with dementia where other methods have failed. Personalized music selections are compiled and placed on iPods; these musical favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia. Even for persons with severe dementia, music can facilitate deep emotional recall. Since there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, we provide a memory care unit designed to maximize each individual’s potential and help them maintain existing functionality.


"This organization doesn’t treat my dad like a patient; they treat him like a person. He is given the best care possible, and it’s because they believe in treating the whole person, not just the illness."

Son of Resident

"I love it here. I don’t feel like I’m in a nursing home. It feels like my house."