The New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, skilled nursing facility with a tradition of honoring each residents 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:
Additional services provided:
Mental health services available:
Respite care provided upon availability.
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.