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Our facility was the place to be on June 10, 2011, as over 60 people gathered for breakfast and a discussion of senior care issues. Hosted by Bill Ring, Administrator of Bear Hill and a Mass Senior Care ambassador, the event was attended by several area nursing center administrators and associate members, as well as residents and staff of Bear Hill and honored guests Representative Jason Lewis and Chairman of the Stoneham Board of Selectman Paul Rotundi.

The event featured a facility tour, a full breakfast and a program with comments by Representative Lewis, host Bill Ring, and Tara Gregorio, Mass Senior Care Director of Government Relations. Representative Lewis, a frequent visitor to Mass Senior Care facilities in his district, shared his views on Massachusetts health care and his belief that health care is a basic human right.  Tara Gregorio outlined the Commonwealth’s plan to create Accountable Care Organizations and the need for a cooperative effort to reduce costs and improve quality of care by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, and also stressed the need for adequate funding for quality nursing home care in Massachusetts.  The Breakfast is one of many events hosted by Mass Senior Care members with a goal of educating and informing the public about critical senior care issues.

Pictured above: Enjoying breakfast and conversation at Bear Hill’s political breakfast on June 10 were Bear Hill resident Katie Jones, Representative Jason Lewis, Administrator Bill Ring, Tara Gregorio of Mass Senior Care, and resident Mary Pothier.

Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a community of caring individuals eager to welcome new residents and their families.

Established in 1983 by the Franchi family, our facility is not chain affiliated. This affords us the opportunity to provide the highest in quality care and attention to personal detail for each and every one of our residents. Some of our residents make Bear Hill their permanent home, but we also offer comprehensive programs for those in need of sub-acute care, rehabilitation or skilled nursing services on a short-term basis.

We also recognize our role as resident advocates, and seek to ensure that each individual is treated with dignity and fairness. Family members are welcome at all times and are viewed as an integral part of our plan of care. Our services are provided in the spirit of teamwork and strength through service to others.

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March 2013 — Bear Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center continued its top ranking among area nursing homes in the recent U.S. News and World Report of nursing homes in the United States, scoring a perfect 5-star ranking for overall services. Bear Hill Rehab was one of 81 facilities in the northern Boston metropolitan area (25-mile radius from Stoneham, Mass.) to achieve the perfect score.

Massachusetts nursing homes are held accountable for their quality of service by one of the most stringent sets of laws and regulations of any state in the country. To learn more about Bear Hill's top ranking, click here.

Sunday, March 7, 2010 — The Boston Herald reported in a story about nursing home performance that Bear Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was one of the top-performing nursing homes in Massachusetts, based on its repeated history of top scores during evaluations by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The article wrote that "Administrator William E. Ring Jr. said one of the keys to running a successful nursing home is supportive ownership. Bear Hill is owned by Commonwealth Management."

To learn more about Bear Hill's best-in-class ranking, click here.


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