PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING

Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
11 North Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

(Date of Publication in The Boston Herald: 9/14/2019) On September 14, 2019, notification of a proposed change in ownership of Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, d/b/a Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 11 North Street, Stoneham, MA 02180 (the “Facility”) was submitted to the Department of Public Health, Division of Health Care Facility Licensure and Certification (the “Department”), by Bear Hill Healthcare LLC, which has an address at 155 Federal Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02110 (the “Applicant”). If deemed suitable by the Department, the Applicant intends to purchase the Facility from the current operator, Bear Hill Nursing Center, Inc., which current operator has a corporate address at 2000 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, MA 02466. There will be no changes in the bed capacity or the services provided by the Facility. A public hearing may be requested upon petition by any group of ten adults. Such petition shall include the name, address and signature of each adult and designate one member as the representative of the group. Written comments concerning the Applicant’s ability to provide quality long-term care services and petitions for a public hearing may be addressed to the offices of the Department of Public Health, Division of Health Care Facility Licensure and Certification, 67 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 or by email to HFLLicenseAction@state.ma.us, for a period of 14 days following this publication.

Comfort, care and quality living in a place
you’d be happy to call ‘Home’.

 
Bear Hill Rehab is a consistent annual recipient of the Five-Star Award for quality care issued by the Federal Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Bear Hill Rehab is a consistent annual recipient of the Five-Star Award for quality care issued by the Federal Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

 
 

Located just north of Boston, Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
is a renowned CARF-accredited health care facility where patients come for therapy and rehabilitation, and where long term care residents enjoy a positive quality of life not excelled by any other facility in our Southern New England region.

Our dedication to quality person-centered care for our rehabilitation patients
and the residents who call Bear Hill “home” is evident in everything we do,
and in what people observe and say about our best-in-class operation. We have been named to the list of “Best Nursing Homes in America” by U.S. News and World Report for each of the last five years.

Click the button below to learn how Bear Hill Rehab stacks up against other facilities nationwide in an independent third-party survey of discharged patients.

 
 

Bear Hill Rehab Receives CARF Re-Certification

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Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received its three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in May 2016. CARF was founded in 1966 as an international, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide accreditation standards and surveyors for organizations working in the health and human services field worldwide, with a base in traditional facilities and institutional settings. Accreditation covers the following areas, among others:

  • 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 people of all ages are served annually by 6,800 CARF-accredited service providers, including Bear Hill.

 

What is Person Centered Care?

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involving and empowering our rehab patients and long term residents

Person Centered Care is based on patient/resident preferences, shared decision making and initiation for self care management whenever possible.

Assessments, interventions and plans of care address medical, clinical and behavioral needs and reflect the individual’s ability to contribute to making their own healthcare decisions.

Person Centered Care is a process for planning and supporting the patient/resident receiving services that builds upon the individual’s capacity to engage in activities that promote community life and that honors preferences, choices and abilities. The person centered care process involves families, friends, and professionals as the individual desires or requests.