The Estates on Admiral’s Hill to Hold Holiday Open House Tuesday, Dec 5 at 201 Captains Row in Chelsea

The Estates on Admiral’s Hill to Hold Holiday Open House Tuesday, Dec 5 at 201 Captains Row in Chelsea

The Estates on Admiral’s Hill (www.admiralshill.org) will hold a holiday open house for its two assisted living residences on Tuesday, December 5 from 3pm to 5pm. Amidst holiday treats, lively piano music and hot chocolate by the fireplace, attendees will meet Executive Director Yari Velez and her talented team. One-on-one discussions and personalized tours will be provided as well as the opportunity to meet the current residents.

Located on Admiral’s Hill at 201 Captains Row in Chelsea, The Estates is comprised of two separate residences: Cohen Florence Levine Estates, a traditional assisted living and Florence & Chafetz Home for Specialized Care, a residence for those in need of additional support services.  Amenities include fresh healthy meals, a 24-hour café with home-made baked goods, hair and nail salon, library, living room, great room for concerts and shows, dining room and outdoor courtyard area for seasonal activities.

“This open house is a chance for area residents to personally meet our amazing staff and residents and find out, first hand, what assisted living is all about,” explains Executive Director Yari Velez.  “In addition to personalized tours, we can answer questions about the affordability of assisted living as well as the tax credit program.” She added, “Finding the right place to live for seniors can be a complicated process; our goal is to make the process as easy as possible.”

The open house will be held from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesday, December 5 at 201 Captains Row in Chelsea. To RSVP to the open house and/or schedule a private tour, please call Terry Halliday at 98-854-1825 or email thalliday@chesleajewish.org. thalliday@chelseajewish.org

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, a highly respected leader in senior living, employs over 1200 people and provides care to over 800 individuals daily, with campuses in Chelsea and Peabody, MA. Offering a full continuum of services, Chelsea Jewish Lifecare (www.chelseajewish.org) is redefining senior care and re-envisioning what life should be like for those living with disabling conditions. The eldercare community includes a wide array of skilled and short-term rehab residences, ALS and MS specialized care residences, traditional and specialized assisted living options, memory care, independent living, adult day health, geriatric care management, home care, personal care and hospice agencies that deliver customized and compassionate care.

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Amazing

Amazing

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Photographer Dr. Marshal Reiner and Ansu Kinteh, RN, of Chelsea Jewish Elderly Care stand in the room dedicated to Dr. Reiner’s work. Reiners amazing wildlife and landscape photography from around the world was on display last Thursday, Oct. 26, in the annual Chelsea High and Chelsea Jewish Elderly Care joint art show.

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First Jewish Nursing Home Wedding

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The first wedding in Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home’s 96-year history took place on Friday, July 10. Rose Stetson, a 91 year old resident, truly wanted to see her son get married and her son couldn’t imagine his mom not being present. What better place for a wedding than Rose’s home at Chelsea Jewish? Kevin and Sharon were married by her by Sharon’s father, who became a Life Minister and officiated at the ceremony; the bride’s daughter, Lexie, was the Maid of Honor and grandson, Tim, was the Best Man. All in all, a wonderful family affair attended by CJNH residents and staff.
Above are Kevin and Sharon Stetson at the altar, and also Rose Stetson with her grandchildren.

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Winter Open House at The Estates on Admiral’s Hill Assisted Living Residences

Winter Open House at The Estates on Admiral’s Hill Assisted Living Residences

The Estates on Admiral’s Hill, part of the Chelsea Jewish Foundation (CJF), will hold a winter open house for its two assisted living residences on Thursday, Jan. 8 from 3-6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the executive team at The Estates, tour the spacious apartments and discuss the available services and amenities. Complimentary home-made appetizers and desserts will be served by on our on-site chef. Located on scenic Admiral’s Hill at 201 Captains Row in Chelsea, The Estates is comprised of two separate residences: Cohen Florence Levine Estates, a traditional assisted living and Florence & Chafetz Home for Specialized Care, an assisted living residence for those in need of additional memory support services. Daily amenities include healthy and delicious meals, a 24 hour café with made-from-scratch baked goods, hair and nail salon, library, living room, great room for concerts and shows, and an outdoor courtyard area for seasonal recreational activities. There are also a wide range of social and recreational events at both assisted livings, including excursions, concerts, shows, games, lectures, “Friends & Family” celebrations, among many others. “The holidays bring families together and, as a result, January is a time when many ponder living options for senior family members,” explains Adam Berman, President of the Chelsea Jewish Foundation. “This open house is a way to see, first hand, what assisted living is all about. Meeting our staff and residents really gives one an in-depth look at the assisted living experience.” To RSVP to the open house and reserve a special welcome gift, please call Kristen Donnelly at 617-887-0826 or email kdonnelly@chelseajewish.org.

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Walk for Living

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C1Judy Mastrocola and Kristen Donnelly served as the directors of the 5th Annual Walk for Living to benefit ALS and MS Residences
and other Chelsea Jewish Foundation programs. The organizers are pictured at the event that was held Sunday and
raised more than $100,000 for the cause.

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Think 5: Fifth Annual Walk Steps Up for those Living with ALS & MS

Think 5: Fifth Annual Walk Steps Up for those Living with ALS & MS

2013 “Walk for Living” Presented by Chelsea Jewish Foundation and the Herb Chambers Companies Sunday, October 6 at 10am on Admirals Hill in Chelsea

Patrick O’Brien was just 30 years old when he was diagnosed with ALS. An award-winning filmmaker, Patrick had made moving films about the disabled, never imagining that he would be among that population. Today, nine years after his diagnosis, Patrick is still writing and producing thought provoking films thanks to his indomitable spirit, revolutionary technology and the skilled, nurturing staff at the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCL).

The fifth annual ALS & MS Walk for Living honors Patrick and the other ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and MS (multiple sclerosis) residents by raising funds for improved healthcare at the Foundation’s facilities and residences.

This year, the two mile walk will be held on Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Chelsea Jewish Foundation on Admirals Hill at 201 Captains Row. Two exciting events have been added to the roster: an Antique Car Show featuring unique and beautiful classic cars and a “Friends & Family Day” celebration will be held in conjunction with the walk.

The LFCL is the first urban Green House skilled nursing facility in the country. Residents who are completely immobilized are able to control the lights, turn on the TV, open doors and raise window shades – just by using their eyes. This cutting edge technology is showcased in two of the 10 homes that make up the Center.

“Our ALS & MS residents display such incredible courage and powers of inspiration,” states Barry Berman, CEO of the Chelsea Jewish Foundation, the non-profit organization that oversees the LFCL. “They show all of us, every day, how you can live life to the fullest even after being diagnosed with a debilitating disease. These new models of care, featuring the latest in modern technology, accommodations and amenities, enable residents to live fulfilling and productive lives. It is our fervent hope to build more of these specialized care residences.”

For the third consecutive year, the Herb Chambers Companies will sponsor the Walk for Living.

“I am thrilled to be involved with such a motivating event,” said Herb Chambers.

After touring the Center a few years back, Herb Chambers understood the critical need to raise funds.

“The Center had a profound effect on me in terms of how modern technology can give these residents back their independence and improve their quality of life,” he said.

Most recently, Chambers donated a brand new, state-of-the art-factory-built MV-1 (Mobility Vehicle One) to the LFCL residents. The limited edition, one-of-a-kind wheelchair accessible van, is widely acclaimed for its “revolutionizing mobility.”

“This van represents a way to help the Center’s residents expand their horizons,” said Chambers.

Donna Picariello, an MS resident, attributes the personal care at the Center as a crucial factor in distinguishing the LFCL from other skilled nursing centers.

“Care is the number one priority,” said Picariello. “The certified nursing assistant ratio is one to three; there is a nurse on every floor 24/7.”

She said the exceptional services, surroundings and staff are a tremendous help in maintaining her spirit and sense of well-being.

As she said, “It is true there is no place like home, but the LFCL is really the next best thing.”

WCVB-TV’s Susan Wornick is the honorary chairperson this year.

“It has been such a wonderful experience getting to know the residents,” she said. “I have met people who are, all at once, inspiring, courageous and fun. I am extremely proud to be involved with the Leonard Florence Center for Living.”

The 2013 Walk for Living will take place at 10 a.m., Oct. 6, at the Leonard Florence Center, 201 Captains Row on Admirals Hill in Chelsea. To support the Walk for Living by sponsoring a team or to make a much-needed donation; please visit http://give.chelseajewish.org or call Kristen Donnelly at 617-889-8740.

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Chelsea Jewish Strikes Partnership with Revere Home

Chelsea Jewish Strikes Partnership with Revere Home

Pictured left to right: Adam Berman, Chelsea Jewish Foundation COO; Betsy Mullen, Executive Vice President of Clinical of Operations for the Foundation and Administrator at Annemark; Barry Berman, Chelsea Jewish Foundation CEO; Elena Bean, President Annemark Nursing Home.

Pictured left to right: Adam Berman, Chelsea Jewish Foundation
COO; Betsy Mullen, Executive Vice President of Clinical
of Operations for the Foundation and Administrator at
Annemark; Barry Berman, Chelsea Jewish Foundation CEO;
Elena Bean, President Annemark Nursing Home.

Combining resources has become unavoidable in business, and no business has been more aggressive in pooling resources as the nursing home industry, and with that in mind two storied providers in the area have merged and will move forward together.

Chelsea Jewish Foundation, which operates the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and the Lenny Florence Center for Living – both in Chelsea, announced this month that it will enter into a management contract with the well-respected Annemark Nursing Home in North Revere.

While the family-owned Annemark will remain within the same ownership, and the name will be retained, Chelsea Jewish will step in to perform the day-to-day work and resident care.

Chelsea Jewish COO Adam Berman said they have been considering management of other nursing homes for some time in addition to running their own homes, but nothing quite made sense until now.

“We’ve been approached by different groups in the past about management services,” he said. “They didn’t necessarily want to sell, but they wanted someone to come in and run the facility. There have been different parties, but we didn’t feel there was a good connection. As a non-profit, we can be selective. If we don’t feel we’ll get support from the owners, we don’t want to put our name on it. Our name is very important to us.

“With this, it was evident very quickly this was a group we could partner with, a group we could work with,” he continued. “We know their philosophy of care. It’s been family-owned since the beginning. It was founded on the right principles. It wasn’t profit-motivated, but motivated by the people they serve. Given the proximity to us, our existing relationship and their philosophy, very quickly it was determined this was going to work.”

Chelsea Jewish is already on site at the home, and has been since January. However, a formal management contract has not yet been inked, but is expected to be done within 60 days.

For Chelsea Jewish, the move is the beginning of what could be a good piece of new business. With a stellar reputation built over decades, and small nursing homes in the area struggling, there is ample opportunity for expansion in management.

“We absolutely will look to do more of this,” said Berman. “If it’s a good fit, we feel we’re at a point in our company’s growth that if it’s the right partner and the right situation, we could do more of this…We don’t have anything in the works now. There are certain things we’re thinking about, but we have the ability to be selective and we are being selective.”

As far as Annemark is concerned, ownership responsibilities will remain in the hands of existing owners, Elena Bean and Anita Pelusi. However, Chelsea Jewish will maintain the operations end.

“They are our employer,” said Berman. “We’re responsible for nursing, dietary, maintenance and other things. Living issues will go through our company, our management company, and we’re the ones doing all the development. When someone comes into the facility, that’s the ownership, but it’s us making the day-to-day decisions about the budget set forth for us.”

Berman also said Annemark and other small, family-owned facilities are facing an uphill battle today – mostly because of the daunting requirements put on homes.

“Nursing homes are closing,” he said. “There has been a wave of closures. It’s the small, family-owned facilities most at risk for difficulties. There are some economies of scale and efficiencies that come when you have a centralized management office. You can combine resources where if you’re a single home you cannot do. Health care has changed and will continue to change. There are so many requirements – reporting requirements or reimbursement requirements – that it’s hard to keep up…Health care – right or wrong -has become a larger business in that sense.

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