Short-Term Rehab

Why do individuals need short-term rehabilitation?
Many people need therapy and services to help them return to their home or assisted living setting after surgery, accident or injury. We offer state-of-the-art therapy programs and a comprehensive discharge plan that help families know what to expect when a loved one returns home. Moreover, we understand that every recovery has its own set of needs, challenges, and goals, and we are focused on helping each individual regain an optimal level of independence.
How many days per week is the therapy department open?
To help patients regain their health and reach their full potential as quickly as possible, the rehab department is open 7 days per week.
How often will I receive therapy services?
Every resident receives an individualized treatment plan, based on his or her condition and specific rehabilitation needs. We will provide the most appropriate services as recommended by your therapy team after admission.
What therapies are available to short-term rehab residents?
In-house occupational, physical, and speech therapists comprise our highly-skilled staff. Our therapists come from the best teaching hospitals in Boston, and many have had long careers at Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living. Expertise ranges from neuro-rehabilitation to orthopedics to chronic pain management.
Who will be involved in my care?
A team including a doctor, nurse, social worker, dietician, and therapist will provide care, guide your rehabilitation process, and work in partnership with you and your family members.
What will happen when I am ready to return home?
Prior to your discharge, a plan will be developed by your social worker that determines any equipment needs and in-home services once you're home. Your social worker will also schedule your follow-up medical appointments, help you arrange for transportation if needed, make sure you understand how and when to take your medications, and provide you with 24-hour numbers to call if you have any questions. In addition, we will prepare you for living at home successfully in our functional living space. We try to mimic a home environment and help you practice making a meal and getting in and out of bed so you can be successful upon your return home.
Who pays for skilled nursing care?
Payment source generally depends on the patient's condition and approval of 3rd party payers. There are four main sources of payment: Private Pay: Someone who uses their own funds to pay for their care. In this case, there is no need to get approvals from third party payers. Insurance: There are a variety of insurance plans that may cover some or all nursing care charges. It is best to check directly with our admissions team to find out specifics. Medicare: This federal health insurance program pays a maximum of 100 days of skilled nursing care, but eligibility is based strictly on medical need and is evaluated each step of the way. This means that a patient's condition could improve to the point that Medicare will no longer cover further care. We review each resident's eligibility benchmarked against the Medicare requirements. Our team has open communications with the residents and their families and meets regularly to discuss the Medicare benefit. After Medicare eligibility runs out - either because the maximum 100 days has been reached or because the patient no longer qualifies for Medicare on the basis of medical need, an individual's long term care insurance, supplemental insurance or personal funds would then be responsible. Medicaid: If an individual no longer qualifies for Medicare, has exhausted other financial resources and insurance, and has qualified for Medicaid, the Medicaid benefit can be accessed for longer term stays. Because everyone has different needs and medical histories, it's very difficult to predict in advance exactly what payment methods might be available. For specific questions, please contact our admissions department and they would be happy to address your individual qualifications and needs.
Many people need therapy and services to help them return to their home or assisted living setting after surgery, accident or injury. We offer state-of-the-art therapy programs and a comprehensive discharge plan that help families know what to expect when a loved one returns home. Moreover, we understand that every recovery has its own set of needs, challenges, and goals, and we are focused on helping each individual regain an optimal level of independence.
To help patients regain their health and reach their full potential as quickly as possible, the rehab department is open 7 days per week.
Every resident receives an individualized treatment plan, based on his or her condition and specific rehabilitation needs. We will provide the most appropriate services as recommended by your therapy team after admission.
In-house occupational, physical, and speech therapists comprise our highly-skilled staff. Our therapists come from the best teaching hospitals in Boston, and many have had long careers at Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living. Expertise ranges from neuro-rehabilitation to orthopedics to chronic pain management.
A team including a doctor, nurse, social worker, dietician, and therapist will provide care, guide your rehabilitation process, and work in partnership with you and your family members.
Prior to your discharge, a plan will be developed by your social worker that determines any equipment needs and in-home services once you're home. Your social worker will also schedule your follow-up medical appointments, help you arrange for transportation if needed, make sure you understand how and when to take your medications, and provide you with 24-hour numbers to call if you have any questions. In addition, we will prepare you for living at home successfully in our functional living space. We try to mimic a home environment and help you practice making a meal and getting in and out of bed so you can be successful upon your return home.
Payment source generally depends on the patient's condition and approval of 3rd party payers. There are four main sources of payment: Private Pay: Someone who uses their own funds to pay for their care. In this case, there is no need to get approvals from third party payers. Insurance: There are a variety of insurance plans that may cover some or all nursing care charges. It is best to check directly with our admissions team to find out specifics. Medicare: This federal health insurance program pays a maximum of 100 days of skilled nursing care, but eligibility is based strictly on medical need and is evaluated each step of the way. This means that a patient's condition could improve to the point that Medicare will no longer cover further care. We review each resident's eligibility benchmarked against the Medicare requirements. Our team has open communications with the residents and their families and meets regularly to discuss the Medicare benefit. After Medicare eligibility runs out - either because the maximum 100 days has been reached or because the patient no longer qualifies for Medicare on the basis of medical need, an individual's long term care insurance, supplemental insurance or personal funds would then be responsible. Medicaid: If an individual no longer qualifies for Medicare, has exhausted other financial resources and insurance, and has qualified for Medicaid, the Medicaid benefit can be accessed for longer term stays. Because everyone has different needs and medical histories, it's very difficult to predict in advance exactly what payment methods might be available. For specific questions, please contact our admissions department and they would be happy to address your individual qualifications and needs.

Long-Term Care

Are there activities and programs available?
The Activities Department offers a planned program of on-going and meaningful activities to meet the diverse needs and interests of the residents of Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living. The fundamental program objective is to promote opportunities for residents to engage in normal pursuits which stimulate a sense of physical, mental, and social well-being. The Activities Department encourages community involvement through several avenues; we direct a volunteer program which utilizes the special skills of volunteers of all ages and diverse cultures. We engage in numerous outside activity programs and we invite family participation in internally scheduled activities both large and small.
Who pays for skilled nursing care?
Payment source generally depends on the patient's condition and approval of 3rd party payers. There are four main sources of payment. Private Pay: Someone who uses their own funds to pay for their care. In this case, there is no need to get approvals from third party payers. Insurance: There are a variety of insurance plans that may cover some or all nursing care charges. It is best to check directly with our admissions team to find out specifics. Medicare: This federal health insurance program pays a maximum of 100 days of skilled nursing care, but eligibility is based strictly on medical need and is evaluated each step of the way. This means that a patient's condition could improve to the point that Medicare will no longer cover further care. We review each resident's eligibility benchmarked against the Medicare requirements. Our team has open communications with the residents and their families and meets regularly to discuss the Medicare benefit. After Medicare eligibility runs out - either because the maximum 100 days has been reached or because the patient no longer qualifies for Medicare on the basis of medical need, an individual's long term care insurance, supplemental insurance or personal funds would then be responsible. Medicaid: If an individual no longer qualifies for Medicare, has exhausted other financial resources and insurance, and has qualified for Medicaid, the Medicaid benefit can be accessed for longer term stays. Because everyone has different needs and medical histories, it's very difficult to predict in advance exactly what payment methods might be available. For specific questions, please contact our admissions department and they would be happy to address your individual qualifications and needs.
The Activities Department offers a planned program of on-going and meaningful activities to meet the diverse needs and interests of the residents of Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living. The fundamental program objective is to promote opportunities for residents to engage in normal pursuits which stimulate a sense of physical, mental, and social well-being. The Activities Department encourages community involvement through several avenues; we direct a volunteer program which utilizes the special skills of volunteers of all ages and diverse cultures. We engage in numerous outside activity programs and we invite family participation in internally scheduled activities both large and small.
Payment source generally depends on the patient's condition and approval of 3rd party payers. There are four main sources of payment. Private Pay: Someone who uses their own funds to pay for their care. In this case, there is no need to get approvals from third party payers. Insurance: There are a variety of insurance plans that may cover some or all nursing care charges. It is best to check directly with our admissions team to find out specifics. Medicare: This federal health insurance program pays a maximum of 100 days of skilled nursing care, but eligibility is based strictly on medical need and is evaluated each step of the way. This means that a patient's condition could improve to the point that Medicare will no longer cover further care. We review each resident's eligibility benchmarked against the Medicare requirements. Our team has open communications with the residents and their families and meets regularly to discuss the Medicare benefit. After Medicare eligibility runs out - either because the maximum 100 days has been reached or because the patient no longer qualifies for Medicare on the basis of medical need, an individual's long term care insurance, supplemental insurance or personal funds would then be responsible. Medicaid: If an individual no longer qualifies for Medicare, has exhausted other financial resources and insurance, and has qualified for Medicaid, the Medicaid benefit can be accessed for longer term stays. Because everyone has different needs and medical histories, it's very difficult to predict in advance exactly what payment methods might be available. For specific questions, please contact our admissions department and they would be happy to address your individual qualifications and needs.

Memory Support

What do we do if a loved one requires additional support?
The Chelsea Jewish Lifecare offers many additional programs, including Elder Concierge Program, Orthopedic and Pulmonary & Cardiac Programs. Additionally, round-the clock home care and skilled nursing are available through our affiliate organizations.
Where do we begin when looking for memory support care options in assisted living residences?
Choosing a place to live or where to receive medical care and rehabilitation is not always easy. Here are some tips to help you select the best care environment for your loved one. Discuss the type of services needed with a physician then ask if the doctor or hospital has a recommendation. You can also get recommendations from friends, neighbors and from others you trust. Call the centers on your list and speak with their Directors of Admissions to ask questions and schedule a tour if you would like.
The Chelsea Jewish Lifecare offers many additional programs, including Elder Concierge Program, Orthopedic and Pulmonary & Cardiac Programs. Additionally, round-the clock home care and skilled nursing are available through our affiliate organizations.
Choosing a place to live or where to receive medical care and rehabilitation is not always easy. Here are some tips to help you select the best care environment for your loved one. Discuss the type of services needed with a physician then ask if the doctor or hospital has a recommendation. You can also get recommendations from friends, neighbors and from others you trust. Call the centers on your list and speak with their Directors of Admissions to ask questions and schedule a tour if you would like.

240 Lynnfield St.
Peabody, MA 01960
978-471-5100
info@chelseajewish.org