Award-Winning Short-Term Rehab Care

At the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living in the Waldfogel Health Center, we provide the highest level of care to our residents. Situated on a picturesque 22-acre woodland setting on Boston’s North Shore, the classic New England architecture sets the tone for a warm and welcoming environment. The residences offer beautiful interior spaces, spectacular gardens and landscaped grounds. With resort-like amenities, residents enjoy worry-free living in a comfortable and welcoming environment. The staff provides personal attention that truly goes one step beyond.

The Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick 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.

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


Lobby, café, beauty salon, great room 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 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 goal is to provide the highest caliber of care for every single resident.


Fitness classes, outings, games, intergenerational gatherings, concerts, art projects, music programs, gardening, current event discussions and holiday celebrations.

Customized Care Plans

Our skilled staff provides daily assistance with all personal care needs and helps you seamlessly make the transition from the hospital back to your home. We can help you seamlessly manage the transition from the hospital to your home after illness, can help you seamlessly manage the transition from the hospital to your home after illness, injury or surgery.


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.

New Memory Care Programs at Brudnick Center for Living

Memory support plays an integral role in our skilled nursing residence. Our goal is to provide a safe, structured home-like environment that enables residents to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

We have revamped the highly acclaimed Music & Memory program, which focuses upon personalized music. Familiar songs can activate cognition and facilitate deep emotional recall. This program has had tremendous success in reaching individuals with dementia where other methods have failed. Our staff has been well trained to implement this unique program for those residents who need memory care.

Personalized music playlists, tailored specifically to each resident are compiled and placed on iPods. These musical favorites tap deep into memories not lost to dementia. Even for persons with severe dementia, music can spark memory recall. 

Sensory stimulation is also important for people living with dementia. We have added multisensory activities such as planting vegetables and herbs in the gardens and arranging fresh flowers for our residents. They get to see, smell and touch the produce, which provides a deep sense of calm as well as the opportunity to recall their own home-cooked meals and backyard gardens.

Getting back to nature with easy yet creative activities can foster socialization among residents. Our residents love to watch such wonders as the hatching of butterflies and birds in our courtyard patio. These simple pleasures of life bring our dementia residents so much joy! 

Memory care activities are constantly evolving the Brudnick Center for Living. We strive to create experiences based upon the resident’s specific abilities and interests. Our highly skilled staff designs activities that are personalized for each and every resident. 


My mother ended up there for a 2 week rehab stay.  She is 94 and the people there, nurses, aides and workers were all great. They couldn’t do more for... Read More

Donna M

Very clean and caring staff. They took exceptionally good care of my mother for 2 years.

Sharon M.

Great staff. My mother likes the nurses on the fourth floor. Everyone is respectful to her and she enjoys socializing with everyone.


Wonderful. The staff is very caring and my mom is very happy with her rehab. Thanks everyone for being so wonderful to my mom.

Rochelle D.

My mother spent the final 6 months of her life being lovingly cared for in the 4th floor Hereford wing at Brudnick Center for Living. I cannot thank the staff... Read More

Tracy J. Bottomley - Daughter of Resident

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


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... Read More

Son of Resident