Short-Term Rehab

Can I eat non-kosher food even though the kitchens in each home are kosher?
Residents are welcome to eat non-kosher food in the comfort of their own rooms. Due to the kitchen and dining spaces being kosher, non-kosher dining is only permitted in one's private room and in our designated community areas.
Does one have to be Jewish to utilize the services at Katzman Family Center for Living?
Our residents are drawn from the community, with individuals of all faiths and backgrounds making up our resident population.
How many days per week is the therapy department open?
Our rehab department is open 7 days per week to help patients regain their health and reach their full potential as quickly as possible.
How often will I receive therapy services?
Every patient 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 at the Katzman Family Center for Living?
We offer 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 Chelsea Jewish. Our expertise ranges from neurorehabilitation to orthopedics to chronic pain management
Does Katzman Family Center for Living take patients for post-hospital care and rehabilitation?
Yes. We offer a staff comprised of physical, occupational and speech therapists for post-hospital rehabilitation. They work directly within our organization to ensure better communication between residents, staff, and family.
What if I need more services beyond short-term rehab?
Chelsea Jewish Lifecare offers a continuum of support that is always readily available to all residents. This is a huge advantage of being part of the Chelsea Jewish family. These services can be easily accessed whenever a resident needs additional support. Our affiliate agencies include: Chelsea Jewish Visiting Nurse Agency; short-term transitional care and extended programs of medical management. Leonard Florence Center for Living and Katzman Family Center for Living; long-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. Shapiro-Rudolph Adult Day Health Center; a safe and secure program for individuals who need additional help during the day. Chelsea Jewish Aging Life Care; a program to help seniors and their families explore the different types of support services. Chelsea Jewish Hospice and Palliative Care; compassionate care and resources for individuals and families.
Residents are welcome to eat non-kosher food in the comfort of their own rooms. Due to the kitchen and dining spaces being kosher, non-kosher dining is only permitted in one's private room and in our designated community areas.
Our residents are drawn from the community, with individuals of all faiths and backgrounds making up our resident population.
Our rehab department is open 7 days per week to help patients regain their health and reach their full potential as quickly as possible.
Every patient 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.
We offer 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 Chelsea Jewish. Our expertise ranges from neurorehabilitation to orthopedics to chronic pain management
Yes. We offer a staff comprised of physical, occupational and speech therapists for post-hospital rehabilitation. They work directly within our organization to ensure better communication between residents, staff, and family.
Chelsea Jewish Lifecare offers a continuum of support that is always readily available to all residents. This is a huge advantage of being part of the Chelsea Jewish family. These services can be easily accessed whenever a resident needs additional support. Our affiliate agencies include: Chelsea Jewish Visiting Nurse Agency; short-term transitional care and extended programs of medical management. Leonard Florence Center for Living and Katzman Family Center for Living; long-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. Shapiro-Rudolph Adult Day Health Center; a safe and secure program for individuals who need additional help during the day. Chelsea Jewish Aging Life Care; a program to help seniors and their families explore the different types of support services. Chelsea Jewish Hospice and Palliative Care; compassionate care and resources for individuals and families.

Long-Term Care

What belongings can a resident bring?
We encourage our residents to bring essentials, mementos, clothing, pictures, decorations and small items to personalize their room. Furniture and amenities provided to each resident in their room includes a bed, closet, dresser, flat screen television, and bedside table.
Can a resident bring a TV?
Residents may bring in their own small television sets for personal use, however, we recommend you take advantage of our flat-screen TV’s which are already hooked up to our cable provider.
What about a telephone?
Residents may elect to bring a telephone and subscribe to the service of his/her choice for a small additional fee.
Who will be my loved one’s doctor?
We offer a team of physicians from which you or a loved one may choose. Nurse practitioners are available to assess and treat residents under a physician’s supervision.
What about end of life care?
Katzman Family Center for Living is affiliated with the Dr. Shwartz Hospice and Palliative Care agency, a compassionate team of end-of-life specialists that offer guidance and support to both residents and families electing hospice care.
We encourage our residents to bring essentials, mementos, clothing, pictures, decorations and small items to personalize their room. Furniture and amenities provided to each resident in their room includes a bed, closet, dresser, flat screen television, and bedside table.
Residents may bring in their own small television sets for personal use, however, we recommend you take advantage of our flat-screen TV’s which are already hooked up to our cable provider.
Residents may elect to bring a telephone and subscribe to the service of his/her choice for a small additional fee.
We offer a team of physicians from which you or a loved one may choose. Nurse practitioners are available to assess and treat residents under a physician’s supervision.
Katzman Family Center for Living is affiliated with the Dr. Shwartz Hospice and Palliative Care agency, a compassionate team of end-of-life specialists that offer guidance and support to both residents and families electing hospice care.

Memory Support

What is the Kaleidoscope Program?
The Kaleidoscope Program at the Katzman Family Center for Living is a unique form of arts therapy. The program represents a shift from primarily focusing on the personal care of the body to caring for the whole person – mind, heart, body and soul. The overall goal of the program is to help elders and their families re-envision what nursing home life is all about. The Kaleidoscope Program engages residents and gives them the opportunity to learn, grow, explore and experience given the limitations associated with aging and illness. A typical day consists of an arts program in the morning such as flower arranging, song-writing, listening to music or a creative group discussion. Afternoons are filled with “competitions” involving staff and residents with such activities as shuffle toss, bowling, basket toss games and fishing tournaments. Night activities include card games, concerts and birthday/holiday celebrations.
Are the Memory Support residences separate from other residences?
At the Katzman Family Center for Living, our third floor accommodations feature a specialized dementia unit that caters to individuals with increased mental and physical limitations.
Is the staff trained to help individuals with memory loss?
The Katzman Family Center for Living is staffed by dedicated professionals who are trained in dementia care. Physicians, nurses, therapists, and social workers are available to monitor each resident and offer recommendations to the family.
The Kaleidoscope Program at the Katzman Family Center for Living is a unique form of arts therapy. The program represents a shift from primarily focusing on the personal care of the body to caring for the whole person – mind, heart, body and soul. The overall goal of the program is to help elders and their families re-envision what nursing home life is all about. The Kaleidoscope Program engages residents and gives them the opportunity to learn, grow, explore and experience given the limitations associated with aging and illness. A typical day consists of an arts program in the morning such as flower arranging, song-writing, listening to music or a creative group discussion. Afternoons are filled with “competitions” involving staff and residents with such activities as shuffle toss, bowling, basket toss games and fishing tournaments. Night activities include card games, concerts and birthday/holiday celebrations.
At the Katzman Family Center for Living, our third floor accommodations feature a specialized dementia unit that caters to individuals with increased mental and physical limitations.
The Katzman Family Center for Living is staffed by dedicated professionals who are trained in dementia care. Physicians, nurses, therapists, and social workers are available to monitor each resident and offer recommendations to the family.

17 Lafayette Ave
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-884-6766
info@chelseajewish.org