From the Provider
For many active seniors, Woodbridge Assisted Living offers the perfect balance of independence, support and activity. Located on a 14-acre woodland setting on Bostonâ€™s North Shore, this community features elegant apartment units that include amenities especially designed for safety, comfort, and convenience. The classic New England architecture of the campus is complemented by inviting outdoor areas designed for gatherings of all types.
In addition to beautiful surroundings, Woodbridge offers the best in skilled, professional, and caring staff.
A partial list of Woodbridgeâ€™s amenities and services include:
- Full schedule of physical, social and intellectual activities
- Elegant warm surroundings designed for resident comfort and convenience, independence and support
- Three delicious kosher meals a day
- On-site banking, general store and salon services
- Transportation to shopping, religious services, and cultural events
- Computer access, lectures, and educational courses
- Well-stocked library
- Community room with movie screen
- Chapel and holiday observances
Health care services include:
- On-site visiting nursing services
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Licensed independent social workers
- Exam suites that offer services of a physician, nurse practitioner, podiatrist, dentist, audiologist, lab, x-ray and optometrist
- Legacy â€“ a residence designed for those with Alzheimerâ€™s and other dementias
Reviews of Woodbridge Assisted Living at Aviv Centers for Living
Average Rating: based on 5 Reviews
I am a friend or relative of a resident
The facility featured many amenities for residents to entertain themselves. The rooms were nice and had a decent amount of space to boot. They had many social areas on the ground floor. They also had good security to make sure other people don't go in there, it helps to make the guests feel secure while keeping their privacy. It wasn't very pleasing aesthetically and some of the amenities were a tad outdated but nothing too surprising. The area around it had many interesting points and stores, even some good restaurants. The state itself has nice weather and a beautiful country side. Inside many guests decorated their door and made it feel very cozy and fun, everyone seemed happy and this is rare from my experience with facilities such as this. Overall this facility is one of the better ones for residents. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fantastic home for their relatives.
I visited this facility
Woodbridge Assisted Living at Aviv Centers for Living is located in a woody and quiet neighborhood in Peabody, MA. I visit the facility regularly as a home health nurse to check-on residents receiving nursing services. Woodbridge is a large assisted living facility. Residentsâ€™ rooms are clean and spacious. The common areas (dining room, hallways and entertainment rooms etc) are also clean and there is usually staff available 24 hours who check the common areas and resident rooms regularly. The building is well secured which prevents confused seniors from wandering away. Meals are served three times every day and snacks are also provided. My patients have never complained about the quality of meals or other services. Residents do not seem to interact freely with residents like in smaller assisted living facility. Seniors who prefer living in smaller communities may not like the place.
My son works at Woodbridge. Twice when I have been there to pick him up after 7:30 there have been elderly men outside in a panic because they were locked out of the building. The doors apparently are locked after a certain time, but obviously noone really checks to make sure everyone is accounted for. It took me 10 minutes to get the girl at the desks attention to let them in both times. I would be concerned if my parent was a wanderer.
This facility is part of the Aviv Centers for Living; Woodbridge is the assisted living component. Itâ€™s in a pretty setting, just off a large road and easily accessible from the major network of roads and highways, but set back and woodsy.
They are currently doing major construction after raising a lot of money to pull together all their services. In the fall, there will be all offerings of assisted living, short term care, nursing care., and limited adult day care in one place.
The common areas are currently niceâ€”and there are plans for additional outdoor spaces and common areas once construction is complete.
The rooms are clean and comfortable and well maintained, although closet space is somewhat limited.
On the whole residents seem more independent than at most other assisted living facilities, although there is also an excellent memory care unit.
The staff is friendly, but because itâ€™s a large place, there can be a bit of a businesslike feel about the place. The care seems goodâ€”and the memory care is outstanding because of the people who are hired to be the eyes and ears there. In the regular assisted living section, the staff seems to know the residents, but not intimately.
Lots of activities are offered. And while Woodbridge serves a mixed clientele and clergy of all denominations come in to minister to residents, the whole place began as the Jewish Rehab Center. One plus for Jewish residents is that it has a good deal of Jewish-focused activities and the dining room serves kosher food. The food, served in three daily meals, is healthy and fresh, really good.
Some considerations: Woodbridge is expensive compared to most other places in the area, and may be best for those with a Jewish bent or those who are open to that.
-This reviewer, Debra Offenhartz, is an aging specialist with a masterâ€™s degree in social work.
Friend or relative of resident
I am writing on behalf of my entire family, the family of Eileen C. Mom passed away on September 11th at JRC and over the past few weeks, our family has had the opportunity to reflect on the last few years of mom's life and how Alzheimer's impacted her life. Although Mom's abilities declined as the illness progressed, every day she lived there she was treated with compassion and dignity by your entire staff. Our first meeting at your facility was with Sharon. Sharon set us at ease and made this transition easier for us with her compassion and patience. Even before we met the rest of the staff, we knew this was the right place for Mom. Each staff member we met just proved us right. And not only your staff, but the other professionals who joined Mom's care team. Each person who dealt with Mom or with us did so with much concern for Mom and the rest of our very large family. Despite the many demands of caring for an Alzheimer's patient, the staff handled each new challenge with care and professionalism. As Mom's health began to fail over the weeks before her death, everyone there took her care to a new level. We will always be thankful for the outstanding care that Mom and our family received. Our only regret is that we did not have the opportunity to personally thank each member of the team for all that they did for us. In an effort to express our gratitude, we enclose a check for the employee fund. It is our hope that the entire team who cared for Mom will realize the extent of our gratitude for their outstanding care of our mother.