Ascentria administers a broad range of affordable residential and community-based programs to meet the full spectrum of needs of older adults and their families. Laurel Ridge complements those offerings as a 120-bed rehabilitation and skilled care center.
The center is in the heart of Jamaica Plain, and serves the Boston, Mission Hill, Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Brookline, Hyde Park communities and beyond. Laurel Ridge’s services include a center for short-term rehabilitation, traditional long-term care, a designated memory care unit, rehabilitative therapies (physical, occupational and speech), social service, and care by ancillary providers such as podiatry, optometry, audiology, dentistry, geri-psych services and hospice.
“This new acquisition will enable us to expand our elder services and grow our presence in Boston,” said Angela Bovill, president and CEO of Ascentria. “While our nonprofit is headquartered in Worcester, we have long aspired to do more in Boston. The needs are great in our region’s largest city, but so are the opportunities for our holistic solutions.”
Laurel Ridge will continue to operate under the daily on-site management of Sheehan Health Group, LLC, which is known for innovative senior care settings, and shares Ascentria’s commitment to the highest standards of care and service. The center has received four stars from Medicare and Medicaid Services, a rating system for health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
“We’re proud to work with Ascentria and believe this partnership will bring additional benefits to Laurel Ridge due to Ascentria’s large continuum of services and dedication to its mission,” stated Patrick Sheehan, manager of Sheehan Health Group.
In addition to its services for older adults, Ascentria serves children, youth and families; persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness; and refugees, including unaccompanied refugee minors.
“We are developing a holistic care model to support full well-being, and working to create new, innovative partnerships in the Greater Boston area,” added Bovill. “With that strategy and vision, we are very optimistic about our continued growth.”