Testimonials

I am writing this note of heartfelt thanks to you and your very caring and outstanding capable staff.

After having a total knee replacement at The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, I was brought by ambulance to your facility for rehabilitation. Thank you for making certain that my room accommodation was wonderful. I would like to say that the entire staff was outstanding the entire time.

I would like to point out that upon starting physical therapy, I wondered if this very active 77 year old woman would be able to walk, swim, ski, play golf, dance and continue to have the good quality of life which was my lifestyle.

The dedication and unending hard work by all the physical and occupational therapists was second to none. I would like to also compliment your facility on the availability of the outstanding equipment.

I would like to mention that from the day I was engaged in using the gravity-free treadmill, I was on my way to full recovery. The use of additional equipment and personal attention by the physical and occupational therapists, are definitely the reasons that my ratio flexibility reached 104. I am still working at improvement.

I remain with heartfelt THANKS to all of you,

– Mary A. Levoy, Room 111A


“Life At Briarwood”

At 61, I’ve been chronically ill and have spent most of my life in senior housing and rehabs. Currently I am in rehab at Briarwood an exceptional facility in Needham. Briarwood has a warm, welcoming and friendly, family-style atmosphere. I’ve only been here for about 10 days and made good friends. Among the administrative staff, nursing, social workers, kitchen staff, the CNA’s and all of the support staff.

While no rehab is perfect, out of the five I’ve been to, Briarwood is clearly the best. The physical plant is also lovely, featuring a library with computer and plenty of books and a lovely family room with a homey visiting space and my favorite, a Keurig coffee machine. Whether you need short or long term care Briarwood is the way to go!

– Joan Borowitz


Briarwood 1Looking for a facility for inpatient rehab after a planned knee replacement surgery, I investigated several places, many close to my home in Norton. I had a brochure for Briarwood Center in Needham and noted the zero gravity treadmill in the PT Department, which proved to be a great help in my rehab. This validated my decision to pick Briarwood.

Briarwood 2I am so happy I went to Briarwood for my rehab. The facility was clean, the staff was pleasant and helpful and the PT department was excellent. My family and friends found it to be a convenient short distance from 1-95 and were comfortable visiting me, sharing time together in the beautiful garden, as well as meals in the dining room. I received excellent care and would not hesitate to recommend Briarwood to my friends. As a matter of fact I am returning in October after I have my second knee replacement surgery.

– Lorraine Foley


Alan Santos“Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is the BEST place to get well. The staff here was extremely professional and kind throughout my stay.”

– Alan Santos


Carl Sheridan“Your staff is so great… I want to get more people from my town to come here. I want them to know about Briarwood.”

– Carl Sheridan, Retired Chief of Police for the town of Dover, MA


Paul Feehily“This place is exactly what I needed! The rehab staff was the best… I can’t say enough about them. They really are a team. I will truly miss them and I really mean it.”

– Paul Feehily