About Hebrew Home at Riverdale
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale first opened its doors to the Harlem, New York community in 1917. At the time, it was a small synagogue that served meals and offered shelter to the poor, homeless and elderly. Nearly a century later, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has expanded into a 32-acre community that offers a full range of assisted living options.
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has been recognized as one of the best nursing homes in the country. Hebrew Home earned a five-star rating from U.S. News in the magazine’s 2015 Nursing Home Rankings.
A dedicated team of nurses and nurse's aides, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, audiologists, registered dieticians and therapeutic activity professionals ensures the highest level of care, most comprehensive treatment and close personal attention to individual needs and concerns.
FACILITIES AND AMENITIES
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is an assisted living community located along the Hudson River in the Bronx. All assisted living units include a private bathroom with shower, closet and storage space, basic cable TV and a small kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave.
The Hebrew Home residents have round-the-clock medication support from their on-site nurse, ensuring immediate medical attention when needed. The nursing staff also works closely with family members and doctors to develop a personal care plan specific to each resident’s needs and abilities.
In addition to the on-site care available at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, there are a numerous healthcare facilities within a short distance. Among them, The Allen Hospital is eight miles from the community and Montefiore Medical Center is 14 miles away. Transportation to and from medical appointments may be scheduled through the community’s concierge.
The Hebrew Home also includes short-term rehab, respite care, Alzheimer’s services and skilled nursing. For residents who require Alzheimer’s care or intensive skilled nursing home care, there are residential units throughout the community, with a staff of full-time nurses on duty 24 hours per day.
In addition, The Forchheimer Jewish Palliative Care Center provides residents with end-of-life care through a program designed to reduce pain and make patients comfortable during their last days.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale hosts daily activities meant to promote mental and physical fitness, nutrition, and spiritual growth. Residents can choose from a range of daily, weekly and monthly activities. Weekly group physical activities include Tai Chi and yoga and on a typical day, residents might also socialize through dance classes or while taking part in a project in the community’s art studio.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and houses more than 5,000 sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints and decorative arts. The Derfner Judaica Museum has more than 1,400 Jewish ceremonial objects on public display.
Each month, the community hosts social and cultural activities such as photography exhibits, lithography demonstrations, Hebrew poem readings and guest lectures. Hebrew Home residents might go on a day trip to Yankee Stadium to see a baseball game or take a short drive down to a nearby farmer’s market to shop for produce.
Hebrew Home residents have full access to the community’s common areas where they can experience two concerts per week, horticulture classes, a library with Internet access or enroll in classes through Hebrew Home University.
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale observes Jewish laws and traditions. The Food Services and Religious Affairs Departments serve only kosher products under rabbinic supervision.
Reviews of Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Average Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars based on 8 Reviews
I visited this facility
I visited Hebrew Home for my parent. My impression of this place was mostly positive, but there were few drawbacks. The rooms were small, and there were no closet space at all. The distance between the residential areas and the living and activity area was way too far for a 91-year-old woman to walk. Also you can't have wheelchairs there. Even if you just use it occasionally, you can't have a wheelchair on the grounds. The surrounding was physically beautiful, but it didn't meet our needs. The staff was pretty good though. They did have lots of activities. They did have every amenity that they could think of for older people. However, the dining area was small and restrictive to just one section of the floor, which discourages social interaction. It was almost isolated. I would recommend this community for someone who can live in small hotel room, but for someone who is used to a larger space, no.
I visited this facility
Actually we're waiting for a bed to be available at Hebrew Home. It was a very large facility. They have lots of lawns and greenery there, so they were able to walk around. It was a very tranquil place. They also have like a large balcony which faces the river. It was really pretty and very nice. They have many activities for the patients. They have a gymnasium and a pool, and the list of things they have for the elderly there just goes on and on. It was a very active community.
I am a friend or relative of resident
My mother was a resident here for eight years and received excellent care. She was always invoved in some type of activity program and made many friends. The staff treated her with kindness and respect. There was only one incident when a nurse was rude to her and it was quickly handled by social service. When she died though, her belongings were place in trash bags and stored in a closet on her unit. Not one staff member expressed their condolences to my family as we gathered up her last years in those plastic bags.
I visited this facility
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is a great place. It is certainly among the best of the various assisted living facilities in the greater New York area. I visited the Hebrew Home to look for an assisted living facility for my mother. I should say that although I decided to put my mother in a different assisted living center, I felt nothing but positive vibes from the Hebrew Home. The staff there were very friendly and polite. The people I met who lived there seemed to be in good spirits and had good things to say about the place and the workers. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and very well kept, and the hallways were nice and clean. Overall I was quite impressed with the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, and rate it a 4 out of 5. If you have a relative who would benefit from assisted living, I highly recommend that you take a look at the Hebrew Home.
I am a friend or relative of a resident
The facilities were as nice as could be expected for this sort of home. There were many activities for the residents, regardless of their capabilities. For example, my grandmother who at the time was blind, hard of hearing and in a wheelchair, along with other medical conditions, was still always busy and enjoying herself learning how to use a computer, various arts and crafts including pottery and painting, singing and piano playing, watching television, local trips, and various other special events. The food services were good and I enjoyed eating there quite often. It is a premiere Jewish assisted living facility and as such there are regular services as well as services for all Jewish holidays.
I am a friend or relative of a resident
This place is well run and attentive to my mother's needs. They call if there is an issue and are responsive to my questions and concerns.
This has to be the most beautiful nursing home I have ever seen! Both the interior and exterior are beautiful. The interior feels more like a hotel rather than a nursing home. It is very spacious with a lot of room for roaming, sitting and relaxing in. It does not have the feel of a healthcare facility, because the interior lights are somewhat dimmed, which makes the atmosphere seem more relaxed. One resident that I spoke with, was very happy with her living conditions. The food is okay, everything is Kosher. Outside the facility, there is a patio area where residents can sit when the weather is nice. Overall, this facility looks and feels more like a small resort rather than a nursing facility.
The grounds are beautiful - it's right near the Hudson river. There's lots of walking paths and gardens and it's very nice. It's probably about a couple blocks from Johnson Avenue, which is sort of the main business area in Riverdale and there are supermarkets, shops, and restaurants there.
The common areas are very nice. They have a big lounge with large TVs. Each floor has a lounge, and there are eight floors.
The food there seems to be ok.
They have a lot of activities, including bingo and trivia.
It's a very big place, so there are hundreds of staff. For the most part, the staff is pretty good, but there are a few who are less good. There's a central telephone number that residents can call if they want to make a complaint, and the facility claims to investigate every complaint.
The rooms tend to be average-size.
There is a fair amount of parking for visitors. There also seems like a lot of people who don't want to be there, some of them who are just there to be rehabbed.
Medicare provider number: 335020
Location of Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Features of Hebrew Home at Riverdale
- Beauty/Barber shop
- Computer room
- Gardens/outside patio
- Parking for residents