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Nursing and Rest Homes

Southborough Town House's Civil War Memorial
The Southborough Town House provides the backdrop to the town’s Civil War memorial/Photo by Douglas Flynn

In Massachusetts, nursing homes are licensed by the state’s Department of Public Health and provide 24-hour care. That can be in the form of long-term care for frail individuals, short-term care for rehabilitation after a hospital stay or specialty care for people with physical and neurological disabilities.

Skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, physical, occupational and speech therapy, personal care and supportive social services are among the forms of care provided at nursing homes.

Rest homes are also licensed by the Department of Public Health and provide 24-hour supervision and supportive services, but that care is designed for individuals who do not routinely need nursing or medical care. Rest homes provide a supportive living arrangement with housing, meals, activities and medication management.

For a more in-depth breakdown of the different forms of elder housing available and how to best choose the right option for your situation, check out “A Bridge to Care: Selecting a Nursing or Rest Home,” [PDF] a guide available from the state’s website, www.mass.gov.

The official Medicare website, www.medicare.gov, also provides a handy tool to compare nursing homes.

Further help, both for information to help with selecting a long-term care facility and in addressing any concerns of residents in such facilities, is available through the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. This program is federally mandated through the Older Americans Act and administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

The ombudsman program utilizes the services of volunteers, who are trained and certified by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Those volunteers receive, investigate and work to resolve concerns of long-term care facility residents, educate residents, families and providers about resident rights, refer individuals to other appropriate agencies for assistance, advocate for positive change to the long-term care system and provide information and assist consumers in selecting a long-term care facility.

For information about the BayPath Ombudsman Program, contact program director Mary Brooks at 508-573-7235 or mbrooks@baypath.org. Residents outside of the BayPath coverage should contact their local ASAP for information about those agencies' ombudsman programs.

Below is a listing of nursing homes and rest homes in MetroWest:

Nursing Homes:

Alliance Health at Marie Esther
Skilled nursing, rehabilitation and rest home care for women of all faiths
Address: 720 Boston Post Road 
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-460-1951
Website:  www.alliancehhs.org
Number of beds: 78
Notes:
 Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, hospice, wandering guard system, secured unit 

Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center
Address: 3 Vision Drive
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-651-9200
Website:  www.salmonhealth.com/locations/natick/
Number of beds: 53
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, secured unit

Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center
Address: 238 West Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532
Phone: 508-393-2368
Website:  www.salmonhealth.com/locations/northborough
Number of beds: 96
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, Alzheimer’s designated unit, secured unit

Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center
Address: 3 Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508-366-9933
Website: www.salmonhealth.com/locations/westborough
Number of beds: 152
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, Alzheimer's designated unit, wandering guard system, secured unit

Bethany Health Care Center
Address: 97 Bethany Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-872-6750
Website:  www.bethanyhealthcare.org
Number of beds: 169
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, Alzheimer’s designated unit, secured unit

Blaire House of Milford
Address: 20 Claflin Street
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: 508-473-1272
Website:  www.elderservices.com
Number of beds: 73
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services

Briarwood Rehabilitation and HealthCare Center
Address: 150 Lincoln Street
Needham, MA 02492
Phone: 781-449-4040
Website:  www.briarwoodrehab.com
Number of beds: 120
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services

Carlyle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Address: 342 Winter Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-879-6100
Website:  www.carlylehouse.biz
Number of beds: 55
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system, secured unit

Coleman House
Address: 112 West Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532
Phone: 508-351-9355
Website: www.colemanhouse.com
Number of beds: 45
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system

Countryside Health Care of Milford
Address: Countryside Drive
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: 508-473-0435
Website:  www.countrysidehc.org
Number of beds: 85
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified

Eliot Center for Health and Rehabilitation
Address: 168 West Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-655-1000
Website:  eliotcenterrehab.com
Number of beds: 114
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system, secured unit

Elizabeth Seton
Address: 125 Oakland Street
Wellesley, MA 02181
Phone: 781-237-2161
Website:  www.elizabethseton.org
Number of beds: 84
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, hospice

Franklin Health and Rehabilitation Center
Address: 130 Chestnut Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Phone: 508-528-4600
Website:  www.franklin-health.com
Number of beds: 82
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice

Kathleen Daniel Healthcare LLC
Address: 485 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-872-8801
Website:  www.kathleendaniel-health.com
Number of beds: 124
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system, secured unit

Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center
Address: 121 Northboro Road
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-485-4040
Website: www.marlboroughhillsrehab.com
Number of beds: 196
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice

Mary Ann Morse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Address: 45 Union Street
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-650-9003
Website: www.maryannmorse.org
Number of beds: 124
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system, Alzheimer’s designated unit, secured unit

Medway Country Manor - Skilled Nursing and Rehab
Address: 115 Holliston Street
Medway, MA 02053
Phone: 508-533-6634
Website:  www.medwaymanor.com
Number of beds: 123
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified

Milford Center (Genesis Healthcare)
Address: 10 Veterans Memorial Drive
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: 508-473-6414
Website:  www.genesishcc.com/MilfordMA
Number of beds: 135
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified

Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care
Address: 694 Worcester Road
Wellesley, MA 02181
Phone: 781-237-6400
Website: www.newtonwellesleyalz.com
Number of beds: 110
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system, secured unit

Oak Knoll Health Care Center (Whittier Health Network)
Address: 9 Arbetter Drive
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-877-3300
Website:  www.whittierhealth.com/nursing_homes/oak_knoll
Number of beds: 123
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system

The Reservoir Center for Health and Rehabilitation
Address: 400 Bolton Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-481-6123
Number of beds: 144 
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system  

Riverbend of South Natick
Address: 34 Lincoln Street
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-653-8330
Website:  www.rehabassociates.com/riverbend
Number of beds: 55
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice

River Terrace Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Premier Cardiopulmonary Program
Address: 1675 Main Street 
Lancaster, MA 01523
Phone: 01523
Website:  www.riverterracerehab.com
Number of beds: 33
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, secured unit

Royal Wayland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Address:188 Commonwealth Road
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone:508-653-8500
Website:  www.royal-wayland.com
Number of beds: 40
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice

Skilled Nursing Facility at North Hill - Pines Edge
Address: 865 Central Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Phone: 781-444-9910
Website:  www.northhill.org/pines-edge
Number of beds: 72
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system

St. Patrick’s Manor
Address: 863 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-879-8000
Website:  www.stpatricksmanor.org
Number of beds: 333
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system, Alzheimer’s designated unit, secured unit

Sudbury Pines Extended Care
Address: 642 Boston Post Road 
Sudbury, MA 01776
Phone: 978-443-4646
Website:  www.sudburypines.com
Number of beds: 92
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system, secured unit

Thomas Upham House - Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facility
Address: 519 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02054
Phone: 508-359-6050
Website: www.rehabassociates.com/thomasupham
Number of beds: 42
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified

Timothy Daniels House Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facility
Address: 84 Elm Street
Holliston, MA 01746
Phone: 508-429-4566
Website:  www.rehabassociates.com/timothydaniels
Number of beds: 40
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system

Waterview Lodge
Address:250 West Union Street
Ashland, MA 01721
Phone:508-848-4200
Website:  www.waterviewlodgellc.com
Number of beds:102
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, secured unit

Westborough Health Care (Next Step Healthcare)
Address: 5 Colonial Drive
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508-366-9131
Website:  www.nextstephc.com
Number of beds: 123
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice, wandering guard system, secured unit


Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough

Note: this is not a Skilled Nursing Facility (Nursing Home) it is for rehabilitation stays only
Address: 150 Flanders Road
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508-870-2222; 800-442-1717
Website:  www.whittierhealth.com/rehabilitation_hospitals/westborough
Number of beds: 88 (Acute Rehabilitation Hospital)
Number of beds: 19 (Transitional Care Unit: Aggressive, short term rehabilitation)
Notes: Medicare certified, accepts most Medicaid

Wingate at Needham
Address: 589 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02194
Phone: 781-455-9090
Website:  www.wingatehealthcare.com/location/wingate-at-needham
Number of beds: 142
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite care, hospice

Wingate at Sudbury
Address: 136 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
Phone: 978-443-2722
Website:  http://wingatehealthcare.com/location/wingate-at-sudbury/
Number of beds: 142
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, respite services, hospice

Rest Homes:

Hudson Town Hall
Hudson Town Hall/Photo by Douglas Flynn

Burncoat Plains Rest Home
Address: 572 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Phone: 508-755-6404
Website: n/a

Crescent Manor Rest Home
Address: 5 Crescent Street
Grafton, MA 01519
Phone: 508-839-2124
Website:  www.crescentmanorresthome.com

Dodge Park Rest Home
Address: 101 Randolph Road
Worcester, MA 01606
Phone: 508-853-8180
Website:  www.dodgepark.com

Doolittle House
Address: 16 Bird Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
Phone: 508-543-2131
Website: n/a

Mill Pond Rest Home (Long Term Centers Group)
Address: 84 Myrtle Street
Ashland, MA 01721
Phone: 508-881-1360
Website:  www.longtermcentersgroup.com/About-Mill-Pond-Rest-Home

Pond Home
Address: 389 East Street
Wrentham, MA 02093
Phone: 508-384-3531
Website:  https://pondhome.org/

Willowbrook Manor Rest Home
Address: 71 Union Street
Millis, MA 02054
Phone: 508-376-5083
Website:  www.willowbrookmanorresthome.com

This is a partial listing courtesy of CaregivingMetroWest.org. CaregivingMetroWest.org does not license, endorse or recommend any providers. For information call BayPath Elder Services, Inc. at 508-573-7200.

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