Warm and Welcoming

For more than a century the Leavitt Family Jewish Home has been dedicated to offering exceptional nursing care delivered with skill, compassion and respect through the dedicated efforts of our specially trained staff members. This is why people of all faiths put their trust in us.

Our mission is to provide personalized care in a “home-like’ setting. Situated on a 23-acre campus of care nestled against woodlands in the town of Longmeadow, people fondly refer to us as “the Home”.

The Leavitt Family Jewish Home is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Legacy Lifecare Announcement

Skilled Nursing & Long-Term Rehabilitation

We provide 24/7 long-term skilled nursing care, as well as full service rehabilitation therapies, palliative and hospice care, and certified music therapy. We offer personal care and assistance with activities of daily living. Medication management as well as access to an on-site physician, nurse practitioner, dietitian, and social workers is provided.

We admit individuals who may need complex medical/surgical services, IV therapy, comprehensive medical rehabilitation and respiratory therapy, and patients who have been hospitalized with neurological and orthopedic conditions. People requiring short-term rehabilitation have access to our Sosin Center for Rehabilitation.


200 bed facility with 112 private rooms, divided into five neighborhoods. Our rooms feature bathrooms, flat screen TV’s, cable television; wifi access; telephone service, large windows, and scenic views of the beautiful landscaped grounds. Each neighborhood offers a cozy fireplace living room, inviting dining space, and sitting areas. Each ground level neighborhood offers a lovely courtyard.


In addition to caring for our residents’ physical needs, we understand the importance of meaningful stimulation and engagement. Amenities include: beauty salon; coffee and gift shop; banking services; nutritious, kosher meals; Michael’s Café – offering light Kosher meals and snacks; inviting dining, social and recreation areas; outdoor spaces with benches, walkways and gardens; planned recreational activities and special events; and spiritual support, including Rabbi on-site and interfaith clergy.

Rehabilitation Services

Our dedicated and compassionate staff bring extensive experience in their fields and we have access to a wide range of medical experts. Therapies include physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Specialized therapies include cardiac rehabilitation, orthopedic conditions, pulmonary rehabilitation, heart failure, wound care, neurological conditions, and complex medical conditions. Medication management as well as access to an on-site physician and nurse practitioner is provided.

Customized Care Plans

Our multidisciplinary team develops an individualized and comprehensive plan of care for every resident. Our skilled staff provides daily assistance with all personal care needs and activities of daily living. A core philosophy is that residents are a part of their own treatment planning. This optimizes recovery and helps reestablish independence. Residents’ families are part of all comprehensive care plans, receiving support and counseling as needed to ensure a smooth adjustment to care.


Men’s and women’s group, current event discussions, Veteran’s gatherings, movies, cookouts, pet visitations, a wide array of entertainment, concerts, art projects, music programs, poetry reading, religious services, bible study, bingo and holiday celebrations.


JGS Lifecare accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance products. Call our Admissions Department at 413-567-6211 to discuss your coverage. Let us guide you through the process.

Morning Schedule

Typical morning consists of an arts program such as flower arranging, song writing listening to music, baking or a creative group discussion.


Afternoons are filled with guest entertainers and presenters, competitions involving staff and residents such as bowling and spelling bees, birthday/holiday celebrations, and group activities and discussions.


Night activities include card games, art projects, concerts, talent shows, one-on-one staff visits.


“Just wanted to say thank you to the great staff at the JGS facilities. Thank you all for taking such good care of our dear friend. During her stay with you, was treated with kindness, respect and compassion. That sometimes is so hard to find as we get older. Your hard work did not go unnoticed, especially during this unforgiving virus. May all the staff that helped my friend be blessed with good wishes and blessing. With much respect to you all for all your hard work.”

Dawn Taylor & Family

“To the C-2 Staff who cared for my Mom (Patricia Nickerson). Thank you, again for all you did for my Mom. You cared for her so well and made it easier for our whole Nickerson family. I thank you for all you continue to do for the elderly! God Bless you and your families! Much love.”

Linda Randall (Pat’s daughter-in-law)

“Dear Staff & Volunteers, please accept both my husband’s and my deepest gratitude for the care and many acts of kindness that were shown to my brother, Louis Castonguay, while he was a resident at your facility. At times, going to a nursing home can be a sad occasion, but the care that we observed during our visits not only lifted our spirits, but, also we know he was in the right place. Thank you. Your care and kindness will always be remembered. Sincerely,”

Harold & Elizabeth Snipes