Ruth’s House is a beautiful, homelike residence for seniors of all faiths who value their independence, but may need assistance with day-to-day living activities. If your loved one is transitioning to a new lifestyle, or needs extra care they can’t receive where they live now, we’ll make them feel right at home.

Surrounded by lovely landscaped grounds and private walkways, Ruth’s House in Longmeadow, MA, is part of the 23-acre comprehensive campus of care at JGS Lifecare. Comprehensive care is one of the wide range of life care services we offer, meaning we can transition residents into other programs or services as their needs change over time.

Benefits of Assisted Living at Ruth’s House

At Ruth’s House, each resident is offered an individualized care plan, and has 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 at JGS, providing accommodations when family or caregivers travel. This provides comfortable environment when recuperating from an illness, or just a chance to discover the benefits of assisted living.

Memory Care in The Garden Neighborhood

This separate and secure neighborhood has been designed to support the needs – and perhaps, more importantly, the successes – of each resident with early to mid-stage memory impairments and other dementia related diseases. Our staff has come to know each of our residents on a very personal level, and strives to accentuate skills and strengths that residents retain, and not focus on losses. Daily activities are designed to create experiences of success, and reduce anxiety in a safe and secure environment. Assisted Living at Ruth’s House gives your loved one the care and support they need, while allowing them to lead full and independent lives.

See What Our Community Has to Offer


Ruth’s House offers 64 spacious, newly renovated apartments that residents can decorate and personalize. Residents enjoy private or companion suites.


The house features inviting dining and social areas, inside and out. Our residents enjoy three kosher meals daily, kosher snacks available 24/7, and a Country Café.


Other amenities include linens and laundry services, and transportation to events and outings. 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.


Residents appreciate social and cultural events, including day trips to area restaurants, events and attractions. Our memory care outings are specially designed for the enjoyment of our memory care residents. We also offer multi-denominational religious programming and spiritual support, including a rabbi on-site.

Health and Wellness

We strive to provide the highest possible quality of life. Our activities are designed to promote good health through personalized wellness programs. Resident enjoy active, healthy lifestyles, with an emphasis upon good nutrition, social interaction and emotional well-being.

Richness of Life

Full lives are happy lives. Choose from hair salon services, yoga, walking trails, gardening, music programs, pet therapy, art therapy – and so much more. Respite care options available on customized basis.


A huge advantage of an assisted living community is the chance to socialize with other seniors. It’s totally up to the resident to decide upon which activities to participate in, but the options are numerous. Enjoy outings, concerts, card games, movies, holiday celebrations, shopping trips, and guest speakers. Our experienced Life Enrichment staff make every day seem like a new adventure. Meal time are one of the most engaging activities: good friends, delicious food and lively conversation.

Health Support Services

Individualized personal care assistance; availability of on-site primary care geriatrician, on-site nurses, registered dietician, wellness programs, medication assistance, certified music therapy. Residents also have access to advanced care management across the JGS Lifecare continuum of skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, day care, palliative, home health and hospice care.


We believe independence is important, and our residents remain in charge of their own schedules. However, they can rest assured knowing 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 and medication reminders.


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. Call Christina Tuohey at 567-3949, ext. 3105 or email

Schedule a Visit

Dr. May Awkal, Primary Care Geriatrician

Dr. May Awkal is an independent primary care physician who offers her on-site medical services for the convenience of Ruth’s House residents.

Learn More

Nicole Frank-Maslar, Registered Dietitian

Nicole-Frank Maslar, RDN. LDN provides individual nutrition counseling, consultant dietitian services, and provides educational programming for Ruth’s House residents on topics related to healthy nutrition and well-being.

Learn More


I feel like from the minute we walked in for the tour, everyone was so nice and friendly. There were a few ladies sitting in the foyer and they greeted us and were very friendly. Everyone was welcoming and it felt comfortable. It is a beautiful and clean facility. They have great activities offered every day. I would absolutely recommend Ruth’s House, my mom has been there since mid-September and loves it.

– Cara

My mother-in-law and brother-in-law are living their best life (at Ruth’s House Assisted Living). In talking to both of them, they tell us (Michelle, and her husband Joe) ‘There is always something fun to look forward to’. We haven’t seen them this excited in a long time. The events that Andrea (Ruth’s House Life Enrichment Director) plans and executes are absolutely amazing! So much so, that when we visit, and there is something planned, we are hurried off, since they ‘need to get ready’. It is so refreshing to see them like this, as opposed to home, alone, isolated and not thriving. Ruth’s House is small enough where each resident gets personal attention and it shows, no one gets lost. All the staff gets involved in each event to make it over the top fun for the residents. Even during the past two years, of being limited to who they could see, their new-found family at Ruth’s House is always there to enjoy and engage with. Moving them to Ruth’s House Assisted Living is the best thing we could have done for them.

– Michelle (and Joe) Scalia

My mother lived at Ruth’s House for many years now and we absolutely love it. The staff is very accommodating, friendly and goes above and beyond. I would def. recommend this facility to anyone looking to place their loved one.

– Relative of a resident (No name listed, from

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.

– Relative of a resident (No name listed, from

Many living area upgrades, plenty of space for family and friends to visit. Several living choices, nice dining areas, many perks for residents. There is also a Day facility nearby. As a side note, this is an all Kosher Community. Pricing is reasonable for the services and amenities offered.

– Relative of a resident (No name listed, from

Ruth’s House is a very special place. From the first phone call we knew this was the place. The staff was very accommodating. They went above and beyond to meet our needs. Everyone who works there from the maintenance person to the receptionist to the nursing staff and marketing staff has just been incredible. They have all gone out of their way to make our entire family feel comfortable. The community is constantly being updated. The apartments are spacious bright, and beautiful.  Most importantly, we now how piece of mind. I would highly recommend Ruth’s House.
– Michelle Chaplin- Scalia

Caring staff and quality care. I can’t say enough about Ruth’s House. My mother needed an assisted living place where not only could she have her daily needs met but also an environment where she could engage in activities all day long. Ruth’s House provides a comfortable, caring environment with great food, friendly staff and enjoyable activities for residents of all stages of their life. It was a great comfort knowing that my mother was in good hands. It allowed me to rest easy at night and I always enjoyed my visit to see her at Ruth’s House.

– Mark Pease

Explore Floor Plans

Ruth’s House offers multiple floor plans for its residents. This allows each member to retain their sense of individuality and agency while also providing easy access to all our services.

Ruth's House

The Garden Neighborhood

Take a Virtual Tour