New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home
200 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
“Restore the sick to health and prolong their days in happiness and well-being.”

The home has received of the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

© 2010


The New Bedford Jewish
Convalescent Home is committed
to providing excellent care in a Jewish
setting. We respect the dignity of our
residents in extending compassionate
attention to their needs.

Personalized Rehabilitations Programs

Comprehensive rehabilitation services include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary approach of treating the whole person that combines physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, together with nursing. We provide rehabilitative services following a stroke or neurological disorder; respiratory and cardiac services; and orthopedic services following total hip and knee replacements, amputations and back surgery/pain. Our goal is to assist residents to attain their safest and highest independent functional status within their ability.

To reach this goal, we utilize a variety of approaches according to each resident’s needs including:

  • Strengthening exercises
  • Balance activities
  • Ambulation training
  • Stair management training
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) training-bathing, grooming, dressing, cooking
  • Cognitive treatment
  • Swallowing treatment
  • Speech/language treatment
  • Wheelchair positioning
  • Pain management
  • Contracture management
  • Wound care treatment
  • Home safety assessments


Our full range of stimulating and fun activities designed to meet the physical, cognitive, social and spiritual needs of each resident include:

  • Wii
  • Exercise programs
  • Balance class
  • Tai Chi
  • Cooking class
  • Art projects
  • Entertainment
  • Movies
  • Glee club
  • Rhythm band
  • Word games
  • Theme days
  • Discussion groups
  • Educational programs
  • Religious services

Our Services

Nursing Services

The New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, skilled nursing facility with a tradition of honoring each resident’s self-worth, dignity and individuality. We welcome all adults in need of the services we offer and provide both short- and long-term care around the clock. The Home observes Jewish tradition and customs with kosher meals in accordance with Jewish dietary laws. Non-Jewish residents have the opportunity to meet with clergy of all faiths who visit the Home on a regular basis.

The following nursing services are available to our residents:

  • Skilled nursing care
  • Non-skilled nursing care
  • Medical services
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Enteral feedings
  • Resident and family education
  • IV therapy and hydration
  • Central line therapy
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ostomy care
  • Medication monitoring
  • Restorative Therapy
  • Pain management
  • Wound care
  • Comprehensive assessments and care planning

Ancillary Services

Additional services provided:

  • Laboratory services, including blood profiles and cardiac ambulatory monitoring
  • Monitoring of weight, glucose tolerance, fluid status and additional support where appropriate
  • Regular catheter site examination and maintenance
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Podiatry Services
  • Dental Services
  • Optometry Services

Mental health services available:

  • Psychological assessment
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Psychotropic medication monitoring

Respite care provided upon availability.

Hospice Services

Hospice is a special kind of care that provides sensitive support for people in the final phase of a terminal illness. With hospice care, residents can maintain an alert, pain-free life and manage other symptoms to spend their last days in dignity.

Hospice treats the person, not just the disease and emphasizes quality of life rather than length of life. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death; it affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. The interdisciplinary hospice team is made up of professionals who address the medical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of both resident and loved ones.

Hospice offers help and support 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and is available to both residents and their loved ones. Hospice offers palliative rather than curative treatment. Under the direction of a physician, hospice care uses sophisticated methods of pain and symptom control that enable the patient to live as fully and comfortably as possible.

Hospice takes into consideration the feelings of the entire family along with those of the resident. Loved ones are included in the decision making process, and bereavement counseling is provided to the family after the death of a loved one.

  • Hospice Services
  • Medical Consultation
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Social Work
  • Volunteers
  • Spiritual/Pastoral Care
  • Counseling
  • Bereavement Support

Contact us today for more information.

New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home
200 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA 02740       508.997.9314       Fax 508.996.3664