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8 Nursing & Rehab Communities in the N. Chelmsford Area

Belvidere Healthcare Center

Welcome to Belvidere Healthcare Center

  •  500 Wentworth Ave, Lowell, MA 01852 $$$$
  • Single-story, ranch-style location features bright and airy rooms with large windows that welcome in each day's natural light
  • Beautifully landscaped, enclosed garden allows residents and visitors peaceful and beneficial outdoor space
  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Beauty/barber shop
  • Pet-friendly policy - family pets are always welcome to pay us a visit

Bear Mountain at Andover

We Exceed Your Expectations

  •  80 Andover Street, Andover, MA 01810 $$$$
  • Renovated common areas, bright and airy rooms, and beautiful landscaping contribute to a pleasing, inviting environment
  • The gym is a state-of-the-art rehab resource, while the Pavilion Suites provide luxurious, hotel-like rooms for post-acute care
  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Pet-friendly policy - family pets are always welcome to pay us a visit
  • Specialized dietary services

Bear Mountain at Reading

We Exceed Your Expectations

  •  1364 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867 $$$$
  • Bright, airy rooms, as well as spacious common areas perfect for socializing and visiting
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds allow residents and visitors peaceful and beneficial outdoor space
  • For physical therapy and rehab, the gym provides state-of-the-art equipment and caring therapists
  • Suites offer luxurious, hotel-like rooms for residents requiring post-acute care
  • Pet-friendly policy - family pets are always welcome to pay us a visit


Surrounded by Beauty. Connected to the World.

  •  575 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA 01845 $$

Entrance Fees Required

  • Community and private dining rooms
  • Coffee shop, cocktail lounge & a charming 65 seat bistro
  • Heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Fitness center with exercise, aquatics classes, arthritis classes, and strength-training classes
  • Excellent dining with choice of venues

Bear Mountain at Sudbury

We Exceed Your Expectations

  •  136 Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 $$$$
  • Private and semi-private suites
  • Spacious, bright common areas perfect for socializing and visiting
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds allow residents and visitors peaceful and beneficial outdoor space
  • Selective menus
  • Pet-friendly policy - family pets are always welcome to pay us a visit

Life Care Center of Stoneham

Welcome to Life Care Center of Stoneham

  •  25 Woodland Rd, Stoneham, MA 02180 $$$$
  • Large apartments with your choice of multiple floor plans
  • Restaurant-style dining serving healthy, delicious meals
  • Weekly outings into the community and a variety of fun and engaging activities throughout the week
  • Ice cream parlor/Aviary/Coffee shop/TV lounge/Day rooms
  • In-house physician available

Aspen Hill Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

Welcome to Aspen Hill Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

  •  190 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830 $$$$
  • Private Suites & Semi-Private Rooms
  • Specialized Dietary Services
  • State-of-the-Art Gym
  • Outdoor Courtyard and Patio
  • Pet-Friendly Policy

Brooksby Village

Peabody senior living, conveniently located on Boston's north shore

  •  100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA 01960 $

AVG Rate: $3200 monthly, Entrance fees apply

  • Brooksby Village has a variety of maintenance-free apartment homes to choose from, more than other Peabody senior living communities offer.
  • Participate in resident-run clubs and activities that meet regularly on our Peabody senior living campus; there are hundreds to choose from!
  • Sample a variety of delicious food choices served daily in our on-site restaurants.
  • Swim laps year-round in the indoor heated pool or stay strong in the fitness center.
  • Revisit a favorite hobby, pastime or activity. The opportunities for fun are endless!

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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