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The American Health Care Association advocates for quality care and services for the frail, elderly and disabled. Its members provide essential care to one million individuals in 11,000 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long term care facilities. The AHCA is the nation’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers.

The AHCA represents the long term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders, and the general public. It also serves as a force for change within the long term care field, providing information, education, and administrative tools that enhance quality at every level.

At its Washington, DC headquarters, the association maintains legislative, regulatory and public affairs, as well as member services staffs which work both internally and externally to assist the interests of government and the general public.

Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is proud to be a long-term member and supporter of the AHCA.

 Bear Hill: A community of caring professionals

Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has built a legacy of caring and compassion in rehabilitation and long term care since its founding over 30 years ago. As a private facility — not owned, operated or affiliated with a chain where corporate earnings are sometimes the over-riding priority — we can focus on service and quality of life for our residents.

We operate four units — Arborhill, Birchill, Cherryhill and our rehabilitation wing, D-Unit — to serve up to 169 residents. In addition to long-term care, our comprehensive programs in subacute care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing services are available on a short-term stay basis.


Bear Hill is a member of the American Healthcare Association and the Massachusetts Senior Care Association (MSCA). We accept all BC/BS, Tufts, Harvard/Pilgrim managed care products and many commercial insurances as well. We are also preferred providers of the Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Partners and the Harvard Vanguard Medical Group.

We have a long history of outstanding Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulatory compliance, and no nursing agency use for over 20 years. Our committed, hands-on management team has also been led by the same Administrator and Director of Nursing for over 20 years. Bear Hill has been consistently ranked as a 5-star facility since the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established it’s Nursing Home Compare website/system in 2008.

Bear Hill Rehab is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which was founded in 1966 as an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services in the following areas:

  • Aging Services
  • Behavioral Health
  • Opioid Treatment
  • Business and Services Management Networks
  • Child and Youth Services
  • Employment and Community Services
  • One-Stop Career Centers
  • Vision Rehabilitation Services
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • DMEPOS (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies)

The CARF International group of companies currently accredits more than 50,000 programs and services at 23,000 locations. More than 8 million persons of all ages are served annually by 6,800 CARF-accredited service providers, including Bear Hill Rehab.

We take pride in this history of service to our resident community — and we reinforce these quality-of-service ideals on a daily basis.


The Massachusetts Senior Care Association represents a diverse set of organizations that deliver a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities.  Its members include more than 500 nursing and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living residences, residential care facilities and continuing care retirement communities, including Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Forming a crucial link in the continuum of care, Mass Senior Care facilities provide housing, health care and support services to more than 120,000 people a year; employ more than 50,000 staff members; and contribute more than $3 billion annually to the Massachusetts economy. Since its founding in 1949, Mass Senior Care’s mission has been to improve the quality and delivery of long term care services in Massachusetts through research, education and advocacy. 

Bear Hill Rehab is proud to be a member of the Massachusetts Senior Care Association.

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