Leavitt Family Jewish Home

Founded on a philosophy that all elders deserve our respect, admiration, and care, the Leavitt Family Jewish Home on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg campus of JGS Lifecare, is proud to be the area’s most trusted, not-for-profit nursing home of more than 100 years.

Our 200-bed skilled nursing home, including 112 private rooms, offers a wide range of services and programs that are managed and delivered by a trained team of professionals, including an on-site attending physician and nursing practitioner, to care for the people who matter most to you.

In addition to 24/7 skilled nursing care, we also offer an expanded short-stay rehabilitation program for those who need extra care before returning home from the hospital; a wide variety of long-term lifecare services, including the certified Music & Memory Program, and the Frances B. Cohen Palliative Care Program.

Our proven record of health care quality, and patient and resident safety has been recognized with the Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by the Joint Commission.

Our services are covered by most major insurers, as well as Medicare, Medicaid and the Veterans Administration.


Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care

Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care provides quality care that comes to you, coordinating medical care with community physicians, families and multiple service agencies. Services, including woundcare, medication education and monitoring, and therapy, are delivered throughout Hampden County in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

Spectrum also provides occupational therapy for seniors who have had injuries or strokes who need help with ADLS, or activities of daily living, such as cooking, bathing, or dressing, as well as potential environmental adjustments. Speech therapy is also available for patients with speech, memory or swallowing issues.

Hospice services, including symptom management, social work, pastoral care and home care aides, are available to patients who have a prognosis of six months or less to live. Trained therapy dogs and a therapeutic harpist are also available to help people focus on a better quality of end-of-life to transition gracefully.

Home health and hospice services are referred by acute care hospitals, physician offices and skilled nursing facilities, as well as personal choice and recommendation.

Both Hospice and Home Care programs have been recognized with accreditation by the Joint Commission, and are located in the Nirenberg Administration Building on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg campus. Services are covered by Medicare and Medicaid, as well as most other major insurances.


Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence

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.

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. Our residents can enjoy 24/7 Kosher meals and a “Country Kitchen,” along with 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.


Wernick Adult Day Health Care

At Wernick Adult Day Health Care Center, we realize that balancing day-to-day responsibilities while caring for an older family member can be a challenge. For over 30 years, we have remained a trusted resource for families of all faiths who are looking for a safe and comfortable adult day health environment.

With our service, you can take comfort in knowing that your loved one is in good hands – allowing you to take care of work, errands, appointments and other commitments.

Wernick was one of the first adult day health centers in western Massachusetts. This long-standing experience has helped us build a comprehensive program that ensures your loved one is being cared for in a positive, dynamic setting that promotes social interaction and stimulation. Each patient receives skilled nursing and rehabilitation, personalized care, and monitoring of vital signs. Wernick also provides recreational activities, nutritious meals and snacks, and transportation for its patients.

Wernick Adult Day Health Care Center is located on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus of JGS Lifecare in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, only minutes away from Interstate 91. We accept various insurance programs, including Medicaid and the Veterans Administration. Private pay is also accepted.


Genesis House – Apartment Community

Genesis House is available for those with low to moderate income who are over the age of 62, designed to meet the needs of independent seniors who seek the comfort, security, and conveniences provided by an apartment community.

Genesis House offers efficiency and one-bedroom apartments, subsidized by HUD. Located on JGS Lifecare’ Harold Grinspoon Campus, Genesis House is on the bus route and is within a short distance to local shopping areas, banks and other community resources.

A staff of caring professionals manages the property and is dedicated to helping residents live safely and independently. Residents can enjoy the lovely landscaped grounds while taking advantage of a wide range of benefits and amenities, like onsite laundry facilities, and a community room for activities and entertainment.

Genesis House residents also have access to JGS Lifecare’ Resident Service Coordinator program, which assists residents in taking advantage of numerous services available to them.

People of all faiths take comfort knowing that Genesis House is part of the JGS Lifecare system, which for almost 100 years has remained a trusted source for quality healthcare programs.


Rehabilitation Services

JGS Lifecare’ Short-Stay Rehabilitation Program provides expert therapeutic care, offered onsite at the Leavitt Family Jewish Home. Our staff places a priority on every resident’s adjustment to illness or injury and tailors their services to a patient’s individual needs. Patients’ families are also part of every comprehensive care plan, receiving support and counseling to make that adjustment as smooth as possible.

All skilled services are provided under the direction of an interdisciplinary team, including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, recreational therapists, consulting specialists, and dietitians, who work closely with the patient and family to develop an individualized plan of care.

We admit individuals who may need complex medical/surgical services, IV therapy, comprehensive medical rehabilitation and respiratory therapy, along with those who have been hospitalized with neurological, oncological and orthopedic conditions.

These services are also offered to participants at JGS Lifecare’ Wernick Adult Day Health Care Center, and coming this fall will move into the Sosin Center for Rehabilitation.


Frances B. Cohen Palliative Care Program

JGS Lifecare’ Frances B. Cohen Palliative Care Program provides specialized patient-centered care to people suffering from chronic and complex conditions like congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia or cancer, among others. Palliative care helps them relieve their pain and symptoms, while also addressing their emotional and spiritual needs. Family members receive support as well, as complex treatment decisions are made. Care is offered by a team of medical professionals who provide an extra layer of skilled healthcare. They also help families coordinate care when there are multiple providers, and assist in goal setting and care planning.

Patients do not need to be at end-of-life to receive palliative care because it addresses other stages of illness and is intended to be supportive care for seriously ill patients who have special physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

The program was funded by a generous grant from Frances B. Cohen, and supports the JGS Lifecare mission of improving the physical, spiritual and emotional health of individuals and families.

Currently this program is available to residents of the A2 Unit of JGS Lifecare’ Leavitt Family Jewish Home.


Please contact us if you would like more information regarding any of our programs and services, or you’d like to take a tour of our campus community.

JGS Lifecare
Guided by Jewish Values. Serving all Faiths

770 Converse Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106