Upcoming Presentation – Caring For The Caregiver 5/18 – 9:30 AM

All are welcome to join us on May 18th, 2017 at 9:30 AM to hear a presentation on “Caring For The Caregiver” given by Jill McDonald, Executive Director at Traditions Assisted Living in Dedham, MA. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Join Us – Dementia: Causes & Management Informative Lecture – 4/26

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Briarwood Makes the List – Best Nursing Homes in Massachusetts: U.S. News & World Report

Briarwood Makes the List - Best Nursing Homes in Massachusetts: U.S. News & World Report

Congratulations to the team – Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has made the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Nursing Homes in Massachusetts. Great job team!

To view the entire list visit: http://bit.ly/2gxNb0t

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Preschoolers Celebrate Halloween with Residents here at Briarwood

Preschoolers Celebrate Halloween with Residents here at Briarwood

On Oct. 31 students and staff from the Tobin-Beaudet Schools came to Briarwood and visited with our residents to celebrate Halloween and join the fun-filled festivities. To see more photos from our Halloween celebration visit our feature from The Needham Times: Click Here

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4 Essential Benefits to Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center’s Prehab Program

Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Prehab Program

Here at Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center we understand the importance of planning ahead in order to maximize your post-surgical outcome.

This is why our “Prehab Program” gives you the opportunity to:

  • Get to know your Skilled Rehabilitation Team
  • Create your own “Prehab Program” to optimize your pre-surgical fitness
  • Schedule up to 4 complimentary skilled rehabilitation sessions in our state-of-the-art gym, featuring the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill
  • Enjoy a complimentary meal after each session

Be sure to call us today to schedule your complimentary tour, and reserve your room today!

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Briarwood Rehabilitation: Proud Participants in The Longest Day

On June 20, 2016, Briarwood Rehabilitation’s team will be joining thousands of teams across the Nation, participating in an activity they love as they fundraise to honor someone facing the disease.

A team event to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association®, The Longest Day is held annually on the summer solstice, from sunrise-to-sunset, symbolizing both the challenging journey of individuals living with the disease and to acknowledge their caregivers as well.

On The Longest Day, people can choose an activity they love, select the favorite activity of someone living with Alzheimer’s or lost to the disease, and also honor a caregiver by embracing his or her favorite hobby.

Join Team Briarwood and help us raise a minimum of $1,600 to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

To register and participate with Briarwood Rehabilitation’s team in honoring individuals facing Alzheimer’s please visit:

Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Welcomes Dr. Agam A. Shah to its Stellar Team of Specialists

shah-120x150Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a proud member of the Marquis Health Services family, is proud to announce the prestigious addition of Dr. Agam A. Shah to its stellar staff of specialized clinicians.

Conveniently located in the heart of residential Needham, Briarwood is a 120-bed Eden Alternative™ Subacute Rehab and Nursing Community recognized for successfully maintaining its re-hospitalization rate down, and attaining a 5 star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – exceeding their standards of care.

Upholding Marquis’ distinctive Rehabbing Care™ motto, Briarwood will certainly benefit from Dr. Shah’s appointment as orthopedic consultant, and gain from his extensive experience utilizing the Alter G Anti-Gravity treadmill, which allows individuals to run or walk with reduced impact using patented NASA technology.

A Massachusetts native, Dr. Shah received his medical degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his surgical internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts Medical Center and underwent a fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Currently in practice at Orthopedics New England, Dr. Shah is a respected member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, whose specialized expertise includes ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) repair, total joint replacement, and non-surgical treatment of arthritis.

“We share Dr. Shah’s passion for providing the best of care in all our spheres of specialty, and appreciate partnering with a practitioner who is as passionate about our residents’ well-being as we are” states Jenny Baldassarre, Administrator at Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, “we are excited to bring his expertise and immaculate reputation for outstanding patient care to our Center”.

Dr. Sha’s appointment as part of Briarwood’s multidisciplinary team of personable and caring professionals, is sure to consolidate the Center’s level of excellence in rehabilitative services, providing their residents with exceptional care – and their family members with peace of mind.

For more information about Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center please call (781) 449-4040 or email admissions@briarwoodrehab.com

Marquis Health Services Advances Bundled Payment Model

Marquis Health Services  proudly announces it has joined Remedy Partners in the development and management of a bundled payment program for Medicare recipients. Four of the organization’s skilled nursing facilities are now active participants in Model 3 arrangements.

Norman Rokeach, CEO of Marquis Health Services, believes that participation in innovations like BPCI are critical to operating in the evolving healthcare arena, stating that “We are confident in our care coordination abilities and understanding of the likely future of bundled care. The expertise of Remedy Partners coupled with our existing internal management and processes position us well for operating in this new environment. We anticipate being successful with the program.

Promoted by the Affordable Care Act to help replace the traditional fee-for-service healthcare model, this model is intended to help meet the goals of improving outcomes in care, increasing patient satisfaction and reducing the overall cost of health care.

In bundled payment programs, a fixed price is paid for a wide range of health care services over a specified period of time. It is among the primary strategies being used to transition away from fee-for-service payments.

Since October 2013, Remedy has bundled payment programs that are live in more than 1,300 health care provider sites, including more than 800 hospitals.

Remedy’s technology, analytics, training and administrative platform support the implementation and management of bundled payment programs at hospitals, physician groups, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies.

Nationally, less than 5% of the country’s 16,000 plus skilled nursing facilities are active model 3 BPCI participants. In Marquis’ distinctive proactive fashion, Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center will be participating in the bundle payment program.

Briarwood’s “Share The Vision” Event: A Full Success!!

At this event, where we announced the Vision of our center, we asked our residents, families, and staff to share their vision for Briarwood, and we in turn took those visions and integrated them them in a time capsule beneath our “Vision Tree”. We planted our “Vision Tree” the night of the event.

Even more noteworthy was at this event we recognized Sam Cornell, a young Needham boy who attends the Tobin school and had the opportunity to visit Briarwood this past school year with his first grade class. At that time, he met an older lady who made an impression on him. When I received a call from his mother 2 weeks ago, she shared that her son Sam had been raising money and wanted to donate it to Briarwood. He felt such a strong connection here and wanted to “help the people that needed medicine”.

This little boy Sam has a heart of gold and we wanted to recognize him for his generous donation and gesture. At our event we gave Sam an ICare employee of the week certificate, along with a wristband, pin and other Briarwood paraphernalia. This is what we give to our staff members who receive recognition for excellent customer service efforts with our residents. Sam helped us pitch the first shovel of mulch into our newly planted tree and was the hit of the event. He really is a special young man and we know he will be back to visit with us soon.

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Walk With Team Briarwood to Put An End To Alzheimer’s!

We are Proud Participants in the Neponset Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

Taking place on October 3, 2015, this is an amazing way to participate and contribute to put an end to Alzheimer’s.

To register for the Walk with Team Briarwood or make a donation, please click on this link: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2015/MA-MassachusettsNewHampshire?pg=team&fr_id=7532&team_id=292012

Looking forward to walking with you!