When the families of Ruth Katz and Ruth Webber made a generous contribution to JGS Lifecare, Ruth’s House Assisted Living came into being.

It is a welcoming, homelike residence for seniors of all faiths who value their independence but need assistance with day-to-day living activities. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds on the 23-acre JGS campus, Ruth’s House enables residents to live independently but with the support they need. They also have the option to easily transition into other programs or services.

Assisted Living at Ruth’s House

Each resident is offered an individualized plan, with access to various levels of care.

Traditional Assisted Living amenities include:

  • Primary care physician on-site
  • Daily life enrichment programming
  • Outdoor patios and porches
  • Restaurant style kosher dining
  • Self-service country kitchen
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services
  • 24-hour dedicated staff on-site
  • Emergency Pendant Response System
  • Fireplace living room, library, gym, game and movie rooms, and outside gardens
  • Private dining room and family kitchen
  • Weekly outings, shopping, and restaurant trips
  • Religious services
  • Respite short stays, transitional furniture available
  • Full service salon, spa and bath

Memory Care in The Garden Neighborhood

This separate and secure neighborhood has been designed to support the needs and successes of each resident with early to mid-stage memory impairments and other dementia related diseases.

Legacy Memory Care Assisted Living amenities include:

  • Secure memory care neighborhood
  • Daily life enrichment programming
  • Supervised outings
  • Secure outdoor garden
  • Small group dining program
  • Personal care plan
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services
  • 24-hour Legacy dedicated staff
  • Individualized personal safety checks
  • Innovative memory care programing
  • Full service salon
  • Religious services
  • Kosher dining


Traditional Assisted Living Companion Starting at $4560

Traditional Assisted Living Private Apartment Starting at $6150

Garden Level Companion Starting at $6040

Garden Level Private Apartment Starting at $7630

“Thank you for being there to provide care and purpose for those who need it, and peace of mind for the families.”
Friend of Ruth’s House Family Member

It Starts With a Conversation

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Christina Tuohey

Executive Director

P: 413-567-6212

F: 413-567-4380


Andrea Bates

Director of Community Relations

P: 413-567-6212

F: 413-567-4380

A living room in Ruth's House Assisted Living


Get acquainted with our common spaces through our virtual tour. See our dining room, library, and living room to give you a flavor of our common spaces. An on-site tour can give you an excellent preview of our residence before your visit. We look forward to seeing you!

A sitting room with a puzzle in progress on the coffee table
The dining room at Ruth's House at JGS Lifecare
Ruth's House exterior
An activity room in The Garden Neighborhood at Ruth's House in Longmeadow, Massachusetts


Assisted Living

Each resident is offered an individualized care plan, with access to various levels of care. Care may include help with bathing, dressing and medication. Primary Care physician services are available on-site. A registered dietician is available to discuss your dietary needs. Residents enjoy private or companion suites that can be personalized. A life enrichment program is designed to promote physical, intellectual, and emotional well-being. Respite stays are also offered, providing accommodations when caregivers travel, individuals are recuperating from an illness, or simply want to discover the benefits of assisted living.

Memory Support Assisted Living

Ruth’s House Garden Level is a secure residence that meets those with memory loss where they are. The assisted living features a lively atmosphere with specialized activities that enable our residents to have “a successful day.” Our staff, certified in caring for those with memory loss, create a warm, secure, and interesting environment. Visit our sensory room where you can cuddle with our interactive plush animals, utilize baby doll therapy, or engage in construction activities. Throughout our residence you will see activities on the walls such as our innovative IN2L technology. All are designed to support those with memory loss. See how your loved one can thrive in our Garden Level!

Respite, Short Stay

Our fully furnished transitional care apartments may be the answer to your needs. Try assisted living without having to make a full commitment or having to move furniture. Have you completed your rehab but are not quite ready to return home? Stay with us in our our respite program while you regain your strength. Making new friends, participate in activities and enjoy three delicious meals a day. Ask our team if this option might be right for you.

A happy female resident putting a puzzle together
A group of older people playing games


Find out more about our community at Ruth's House.

Here you will find a comprehensive calendar of activities and programs, a list of doctors caring for our residents, and images of our residents in action.