From the Provider
EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill specializes in short-term rehabilitation, respite care, and complex medical services. Our comprehensive team of skilled nurses, rehabilitation therapists and support staff are able to meet the needs of even the most complex medical patient. Located in one of Massachusetts's most exclusive and beautiful areas, EPOCH of Chestnut Hill also offers BRIDGES®, a specialized program for individuals with memory care needs.
24-hour care is provided by our professional staff and coordinated by our Medical Director. We partner with Boston Area Post-Acute Care, an esteemed physician group that coordinates care with residents’ primary care physicians and specialists. We provide a complete range of ancillary services including physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapies, and many routine medical services. These services are designed to transition residents from post-acute care to home or assisted living, while maximizing quality of life. We also have an on-site independent and assisted living campus, Boylston Place at Chestnut Hill, available to residents who no longer need 24-hour care.
EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill maintains gracious surroundings and a picturesque courtyard, beautiful dining rooms, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center, attractive interiors and staff who are committed to your well-being, comfort, and safety. We strive to provide a comfortable and dignified lifestyle, and a foundation of quality healthcare services that support each individual's needs.
Please call and arrange a tour of the facilities. We look forward to serving you.
Amenities, Features and Services
Community Amenities and Features
- Wheelchair Accessible Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Beautifully Decorated Common Areas
- Private Dining Room
- Indoor and Outdoor Sitting Areas
- Beautifully Landscaped Outdoor Courtyards
- Beauty Salon
- Valet Parking
- 24-Hour Emergency Call System
- Three Nutritious Meals a Day Plus Snacks Planned by a Registered Dietician
- Resident Activities and Events
- Housekeeping, Linen and Laundry Service
- Cable Television Available
- Phone Line Access Available
- Attending Physician
- 24-Hour Nursing Staff
- Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
- Respiratory therapy
- IV Therapy
- Wound Care
- Therapeutic Diet by a Registered Dietician
- Ostomy Care and Instruction
- Restorative Nursing
- Pain Management
- Dietary Services
- Medical Social Services
Short-term Rehab Private: $395.00/day
Short-term Rehab Semi-Private: Call for rates
Long-term and dementia Units Private: Call for rates
Long-term and dementia Units Semi-Private: Call for rates
Reviews of EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill
Average Rating: based on 5 Reviews
I visited this facility
My father has Alzheimer's and has been a resident at Epoch of Chestnut Hill for a little over a year. The nursing staff is great and the activities staff are amazing and very caring. Instead of having Dad wander around the secured unit all day they bring him down to the first floor for all his meals and most of the activities are on this floor, too. The entertainment is great and they even have a secured courtyard so we can bring him outside when it's nice. Great place for memory care!
I am a friend or relative of resident
My 90 year old mother has lived in Epoch of Chestnut Hill for 1 1/2 years. They could not have been more welcoming when she moved in. They have consistently been kind, warm and caring towards her. She spends every morning and afternoon involved in activities with the 'life enrichment' staff. These activities help to keep her mind active and keep her socializing with other residents. I usually have to schedule my visits to her around her schedule. She does not want to miss "her activities." The nurses on her floor have been wonderful. The patience, care and knowledge they have provided for her has been outstanding. Every person there is looked at as an individual and they work together to plan out the care for each resident. They have been very responsive to her needs and I am so happy and appreciative that she is living there.
I am a friend or relative of resident
Wow, we could not get out loved out of there quick enough. The Dementia unit is a joke. Most (not all) of the aides are lazy. I witnessed them letting residents sit in his own waste for hours. I told the aide who said "oh yeah?" and stood outside the room even longer looking bored. They sit all the patients in the same room with no stimulation or interaction. The staff is not trained in Dementia care. The staff argues wtih patients or ignores them. Even the charge nurse had no Dementia nursing skills. You'd think with vistors around, they'd be on their best behavior so it makes me wonder what happens when nobody is around! Dont let the beautiful building fool you! The staff is uncaring and unskilled for Dementia!
I visited this facility
Epoch is a skilled nursing facility that shares a number of amenities, including a courtyard, with Boylston Place, an independent living and assisted living facility that's adjacent to it. One floor of Epoch is dedicated to dementia care; another is used primarily for rehab.
It's located in Chestnut Hill, MA, which is located in both Newton and Brookline, MA. Parking can be difficult, and it's a little distance from public transportation, but they do offer valet parking.
The rooms are average in size and set up like a typical hospital room"“-though with nicer colors, furniture, and wall coverings. They're mostly semi-private and all have a private bathroom.
One of the nice things about having Boylston Place adjacent to it is that the rehab. Staff can follow patients back to assisted living for outpatient or follow-up care. They also have programs for dementia patients off the nursing floor. Another program offered is near the nursing floor and is a comforting setting for end-stage dementia patients. It's a quiet space that's quite peaceful, with lowered lights. They play soft music, and make sure patients are hydrated and comfortable. There's a good ratio of caregivers to patients.
The food is basic and rather institutional. The activities are geared to function level, with separate activities for separate groups, including bingo, films, chair exercise, flower arranging, and beading.
Best Facility for Rehab and Dementia Care
The Epoch Senior Health Care Center is a wonderful place because it is staffed with caring professionals who are always concerned about the safety and comfort of its residents. The nurses, care takers and service staff understand that every resident is someone's family member and loved one, and treat every resident with great respect and dignity. The facility is wonderfully designed to have everything a resident could want, including a mini-cinema that plays daily movies, and hosts bingo games. There is also a lovely gift shop and even a beauty salon. One of the great things about EPOCH is that there are no specific visiting hours. There is a receptionist until 7:30 pm (weekdays) but visitors are welcome any time, as residents are meant to feel at home rather than as guests. Dining rooms are available for families to rent for larger gatherings. These are just some of the many features this facility has to offer. Wonderful physical therapy programs for the residents, special unit for individuals with dementia, and great administrative assistance to answer all your questions. I highly recommend the Epoch Senior Healthcare if you're researching for a fitting facility with a difficult decision at hand.
Medicare provider number: 225756
Location of EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill
Features of EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill
- Beauty/Barber shop
- TV room
- Gardens/outside patio
- Parking for residents
- Laundry service for clothes
- Laundry service for linens
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
- Medication Management
- Skilled nursing
- Physical therapy
- 24 hour nurses: • 24-Hour Nursing Staff
- Ample parking for guests
- • Three Nutritious Meals a Day Plus Snacks Planned by a Registered Dietician