About Us

Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is an outstanding Community of Care conveniently located down the block from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham. As a registered Eden Alternative™ facility, our signature Eden approach can be felt throughout our neighborhoods, as we focus on placing the needs and preferences of our residents and families above all else.

We have been highly successful at keeping our rate of re-hospitalization down and have attained a 5 star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), meeting and exceeding their standards of quality care. According to recent State Surveys – overall satisfaction at Briarwood Healthcare exceeded ALL other facility averages in our area.

Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of medical professionals who are easily approachable & always accessible, providing residents’ families with an exceptional comfort level as they are involved in all aspects of care.

Our Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care Neighborhoods are under the expert supervision of Medical Director Dr. Michael J. Fuller, and a Nurse Practitioner to augment the practice. Our secure Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care neighborhood is overseen by its own dedicated Medical Director, Dr. Sumer Verma. To assure an uninterrupted continuum of care, we have a special Weekend Manager covering Saturdays and Sundays.

We believe that consistent staffing is key to assuring all around better continuity of care. This translates into residents having the same direct caregiver at all times thus fostering a relationship of familiarity and trust. Our family of staff members is comprised of outstanding and dedicated individuals, many whom have been a part of Briarwood for a number years.