Cities with Nursing & Rehab Communities in Massachusetts

The Residence at Freeman Lake

  4 Technology Drive
N. Chelmsford, MA 01863

Brookdale Cushing Park

  300 West Farm Pond Road
Framingham, MA 01702

The Linden at Danvers

  220 Conant Street
Danvers, MA 01923

Brookdale Attleboro

  100 Garfield Avenue
Attleboro, MA 02703

Wood Haven

  2580 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876

Brookdale Cape Cod

  790 Falmouth Road
Hyannis, MA 02601

Brookdale Eddy Pond

  669 Washington Street
Auburn, MA 01501

The Wellington at Springfield

  942 Grayson Drive
Springfield, MA 01119

Linden Ponds

  300 Linden Ponds Way
Hingham, MA 02043

Brooksby Village

  100 Brooksby Village Drive
Peabody, MA 01960


  575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845

Atria Marland Place

  15 Stevens Street
Andover, MA 01810

Life Care Center of Stoneham

  25 Woodland Rd
Stoneham, MA 02180

Rosewood Manor

  671 Main Street
Harwich, MA 02645

RegalCare at Harwich

  111 Headwaters Drive
Harwich, MA 02645

Wingate Residences at Needham

  589 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02494

Vantage at Wilbraham

  9 Maple Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095

Bear Mountain at West Springfield

  42 Prospect Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089

Sixteen Acres Healthcare Center

  215 Bicentennial Highway
Springfield, MA 01118

Vantage at Hampden

  34 Main Street
Hampden, MA 01036

Bear Mountain at Worcester

  59 Acton Street
Worcester, MA 01604

Bear Mountain at Sudbury

  136 Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

Wingate at Silver Lake

  17 Chipman Way
Kingston, MA 02364

Bear Mountain at Reading

  1364 Main Street
Reading, MA 01867

Wingate at Haverhill

  190 North Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01830

Chestnut Hill of East Longmeadow

  32 Chestnut Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Belvidere Healthcare Center

  500 Wentworth Ave
Lowell, MA 01852

Bear Mountain at Andover

  80 Andover Street
Andover, MA 01810

Foremost at Sharon

  259 Norwood Street
Sharon, MA 02067

What is Skilled Nursing Care and Rehabilitation?

Skilled Nursing Facilities, or SNFs, offer a high level of in-patient medical treatment and rehabilitation. SNFs provide 24/7 care to patients who no longer need hospitalization but still require complex nursing and therapy in order to recover from acute injury, illness or surgery. The staff providing the care have received advanced training and licensing, and include registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses and physical, occupational and speech therapists, all working under doctor supervision. Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities can operate as standalone businesses or they can be part of a nursing home or assisted living facility, in a separate unit, wing or floor.

The goal of SNFs is to help patients regain sufficient function and health to return home or transition to another housing option that requires a lower level of care, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility. Because patients enter a skilled nursing facility after a hospital stay, SNFs often describe the care provided as “post-acute care”. This post-acute care often requires some form of rehabilitation for sufficient recovery, so skilled nursing and rehabilitation go hand-in-hand. The types of care provided include:

• Cardiac care
• IV Therapy
• Wound care
• Pulmonary rehabilitation
• Post-stroke recovery
• Monitoring of vital signs
• Speech-language pathology
• Physical therapy
• Occupational therapy

What is the Difference between a Skilled Nursing Facility and a Nursing Home?

SNFs and nursing homes do share some overlap, which can make differentiating between the two somewhat difficult. And again, a nursing home may offer skilled nursing and rehab in a separate wing or area. But they both assist with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, walking, toileting and eating. They also manage minor medical tasks, like monitoring medication or oxygen, but beyond that, the types of medical care offered by SNFs and nursing homes differ tremendously.

As described above, SNFs offer “skilled care” – specialized medical care and therapy that can only be safely provided by professionally-trained staff for post-acute recovery and rehabilitation. Care frequently involves the use of hospital-quality medical equipment, which is not available in nursing homes. Nursing homes provide “custodial care”, or care that can be provided by non-licensed staff, often nurse aides. This includes assistance with ADLs, cooking, laundry, and administration of medication. Residents of nursing homes are usually medically stable but have chronic or ongoing conditions that require 24-hr supervision as opposed to 24-hr medical care, such as mobility or cognitive issues. Nursing homes don’t need to have registered nurses in-house, around-the clock and can have RNs or doctors on call.

The duration of care is another major difference between SNFs and nursing homes. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the average length of stay in a SNF is 28 days. In contrast, a nursing home is a home, rather than a clinical setting, and is designed to be more permanent. A nursing home has residents instead of patients. Nursing homes focus on daily, non-medical care, with an emphasis on social engagement and building a sense of community. Meals are served in a communal setting, and planned activities and neighborhood excursions are a regular part of life.

The final major difference between Skilled Nursing Facilities and nursing homes is cost. Medicare does not cover the costs for custodial care, which is what nursing homes provide. SNF stays in a semi-private room may be partially covered by Medicare Part A if certain criteria are met, including but not limited to:

• The stay is ordered by a doctor
• A qualifying hospital stay of at least 3 days preceded the order
• Care is complex enough that it can only be performed by professional personnel, such as nurses or therapists
• The services are received in a Medicare-certified SNF

If these and other criteria are met, Medicare will cover stays of up to 100 days as follows:

• Days 1-20: 100%
• Days 21-100: copay
• Days 101+: 0%

What are the Benefits of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation?

• Skilled nursing is available 24/7, under the supervision of a doctor
• A specialized therapy and care plan involving a variety of treatment methods
• Lower chance of rehospitalization
• On-site tests and procedures
• Dietary assistance
• Medicare coverage for qualifying cases

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