Located in the economically depressed city of Chelsea Massachusetts, the Leonard Florence Center for Living is a supportive community modeled after an urban apartment house, which provides skilled nursing care for 100 residents in independently managed houses of ten residents each. The project is the country’s first “Green House®” community to be constructed within an urban setting. Ten independent houses focus on enhancing the quality of life of each resident by providing nursing care within the comfort, privacy and familiar surroundings of home.
Continuing the mission of the sponsoring organization, the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, The Leonard Florence Center completes the award-winning senior housing campus on Admirals Hill, complementing 69 units of affordable assisted living at the Cohen Florence Levine Estates and 36 studio apartments at the Florence and Chafetz Home for Specialized Care. The new resident-centered nursing houses serve frail elders of all economic backgrounds from the local Jewish and broader community as well as residents with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and multiple sclerosis, offers three houses for short-term rehabilitation, and provides hospice care.