Ruth's House

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

8 Reviews
780 Converse Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Call (800) 385-2527
Ruth's House (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Ruth's House

August 17, 2016

By daughter in kaw

I am a friend or relative of resident

The care givers are caring but the admin staff are almost impossible to communicate with never seem to be available by phone etc. Our elder complains but has complained about previous places so hard to tell.

Provider Response

Dear Friend... I am so sorry to hear that you feel difficulty trying to communicate with administration here at Ruth's House. This is not usually the feedback we receive since there is an AOC (Administrator on call) phone (413-237-9232) available 24 hours a day. Our executive director, also a nurse, has even shared her personal cell phone with families in the past to be sure they felt "connected". I am hoping you reach out - either through the main front desk/lobby phone 413-567-6212 (answered 8AM through 8PM) or try the AOC phone and let us know personally your difficulties and we will be sure to address your concerns. If by chance the receptionist is on another the other line when you call and you get voice mail, you can either leave a message, in which we promptly respond, or feel free to try again in a few minutes. After hours, please call the AOC phone. We look forward to hearing from you and putting your mind at ease. Sincerely, Team Ruth's House

January 29, 2015

By Carol101887150

I visited this facility

The Ruth’s House was very good except that we thought it was too small for our mother. The rooms were beautiful and very nice. They had two-bedroom apartments with a kitchenette and a good-sized bathroom. I think everybody was excellent. I was very pleased with them and their therapy department.

April 11, 2012

By celo

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Ruth's House is a beautiful assisted living facility. It has both regular assisted living and also a secured section for patients with memory problems. The staff are very personable and friendly and there tends to be a very low staff turn over rate so residents see the same people daily. Ruth's House provides a wide variety of activities for the residents, everything from bus trips to a gym onsite with qualified instructors. Residents are encouraged to join in group activities. The meals are cooked on site and are kosher. Ruth's House is the middle of a trio of living arrangements offered by the Jewish Nursing Homes. A medical facility is right next door, with Doctors available 24/7 as well as RN's available on every shift. Rooms are single or double and the pricing is reasonable. Access for family and friends is easy and just requires a quick sign in. Comfortable rooms are available for visiting and the grounds are also beautiful.

February 05, 2012

By CaitMary

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandmother stayed at Ruths house for approx 1.5 years. Ruth's House has a special "Garden Level," an assisted living area specifically for individuals with dementia and Alzheimers. My grandmother was a Garden Level resident from 2008-2009, and during this time was mostly very happy. Facilities were clean and a daily schedule of activities was posted for residents to partake in every day, including music, beading, television, etc. The food was kosher, healthy and delicious. When the primary RN Jackie R left in 2009, however, the facility went downhill. The woman hired to take her place was much less compassionate with my grandmother and other residents. Where Jackie's approach was very personal and hands on, the new RN seemed interested most primarily in weeding out any "less than perfect" residents from the facility, which is highly contrary to the point of a "dementia wing." Most dementia patients suffer from incontinence, impulsive aggression, etc. We removed my grandmother from Ruths House at that time.
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Questions about Ruth's House

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Ruth's House. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Ruth's House has a diverse age group population. From residents in their 60's to centenarians. Ruth's House is the perfect place to age in place for you or your loved one and we meet residents where they are for activity and need levels. We have a tiered program that you can add onto an existing care plan in the apartment you already know and love.

What programs or activities does Ruth's House offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Ruth's House Life Enrichment Director keeps her residents very engaged! She is always thinking of new and exciting things to do - lots of outdoor concerts! A sock hop! Blueberry picking, then come back to bake blueberry muffins! She even had a Very large rubber ducky slip & slide! Yes! Slip and slide! ;)

What places are near Ruth's House or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We are lucky enough to have Michael's Café right on our campus!! Great place to grab a cup of homemade soup, a gourmet sandwich or a loaded salad. The Longmeadow Shops, with CVS, Big Y - great stores and specialty boutiques as well as great restaurants, make an afternoon jaunt quick and easy!

What transportation services does Ruth's House offer to assisted living residents?

Ruth's House has it's own van to drive groups to activities, errands as well as doctors appointments.

How does Ruth's House keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Ruth's House executive director sends email updates to families with any new up and coming events as well as notices. We are also currently developing our very own newsletter for residents and families.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Ruth's House has a nurse manager who oversees the memory care neighborhood as well as her team of CNA's. There is also a Resident Care Director as well as the executive director is a nurse. On the traditional side of things - we assess twice a year, or if changes are noticed. In our memory neighborhood, this occurs more often as things could change more quickly. If/when changes are noticed, an assessment is done and communicated with the family.

How does Ruth's House keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Ruth's House prides themselves on the level of communication they have with their families. Our Nurse manager that oversees our Garden level will call with any changes they see. We also have regular assessments to evaluate if there are changes in you or your loved one and will communicate with your family.

Describe the neighborhood around Ruth's House. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

The JGS Lifecare Campus of Care is a 23 acre property with no hefty buy in! You come in and only pay for the services you need. We are conveniently located on Converse Street, yet set back from the road nestled against the woods for a private and serene setting. Our memory neighborhood has a fully secure garden area complete with paved walkways, a waterfall in the center with park benches to sit, relax and enjoy. We encourage allot of outdoor time and space for our residents.

Is Ruth's House affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Ruth's House is on the JGS Lifecare campus. If rehab or long term care is needed - you or your loved one can remain right on our campus. It is great for couples that are aging at different levels, if one needs a higher level of care, you are still on the same campus. We also have two major hospitals within 10 minutes of our campus.

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Services and Amenities of Ruth's House

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  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4000/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $5000/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Golf
  • General Store
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Kosher Menu Available Upon Request

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Pharma

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financial Aid

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests

General

  • Resident Capacity: 80
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

Licenses

  • State Licenses: 0772
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About Ruth's House

Here, we believe independence is important, and our residents remain in charge of their own schedules. But they can rest assured knowing that our highly trained team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide individualized care and assistance if needed.

On-site nurses provide wellness programs, medication reminders and telemedicine. Ruth’s House is also pleased to provide, “The Garden Level,” a separate, secure neighborhood, specifically designed and staffed to meet the needs of residents with early- to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related memory impairments. JGS Lifecare’ Music and Memory Program is also available to Garden Level residents.

We offer both private and companion suites that can be decorated and personalized with your belongings, as well as inviting dining and social areas. We have a full calendar of social, cultural, and multi-denominational religious programming. All of this comes together to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that helps promote a strong sense of community for both residents and staff.

What Makes Us Special

Ruth’s House is a beautiful, homelike residence for seniors of all faiths who may require assistance with day-to-day living activities. Set on JGS Lifecare’ Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus in Longmeadow, Ruth’s House is surrounded by lovely landscaped grounds and private walkways.

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