The Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Recognized as one of the best nursing homes in the country, we push the boundaries of what’s possible in skilled nursing care. Innovative programs like vision care, therapeutic activities, college courses, memory care, and exercise programs are underscored by individual attention and passion for our residents—which makes a real difference in their quality of life. Ideal for a range of older adults – from those needing assistance with the tasks of daily living to those requiring specialized treatments and ongoing care, we take pride in transforming the landscape of aging, every day.

Care Highlights

  • 24-hour nursing staff and on-site physicians
  • Affiliations with New York City’s major teaching hospitals
  • On-site pharmacy, lab, x-ray, dental, opthalmology, and audiology facilities
  • Occupational, physical, and speech therapy
  • Flu vaccine administration. Learn more here
  • Warm water therapy pool
  • Therapeutic arts and enrichment programs including art, music, dance and drama therapies
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Warm, holistic approach to care

Amenities and Community

  • Vibrant community overlooking the Hudson River
  • 17 residential neighborhoods, each dedicated to specific care needs
  • Dynamic recreational and cultural activities, including university courses
  • Health and wellness center and elder spa
  • Kosher dining and personal dietitian
  • Renowned art collection and museum
  • Cafe, putting green, computer lab, library, and beauty salon/barber shop
  • Pastoral care and services in chapel and synagogue

Special Programs

 

Sonia Jaye and Edward Barsukov Low Vision Center – Designed to preserve the autonomy of older adults challenged by vision loss, this unique center provides a medical, optical, and a holistic program of care to treat eye disease and help those with eye conditions maintain their independence.

 

Greenberg Starr Memory Support Center – The nation’s first residential memory support center for older adults in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, this center pairs holistic and traditional care with new innovations to help older adults challenged by memory loss.

 

Forchheimer Jewish Palliative Care Center – Offering care to residents with serious medical illnesses, our palliative care program provides a pathway that enables them to live their lives to the fullest, for as long as possible, with the greatest amount of dignity.

 

National Alzheimer Center – The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has been at the forefront nationally in conducting research and creating landmark award-winning programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease under its National Alzheimer Center, an arm of the Hebrew Home’s research division. The Hebrew Home’s Research Division and National Alzheimer Center are committed to improving the quality of life for residents and clients with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

A nursing home is a long term care solution for those who can no longer live in their own homes safely with supportive services and medical care. The best thing to do is to consider if quality of life can be improved for the person in a more supportive and active environment.

We believe every person in our care should live a full life. Our programs include a full range of recreational and cultural activities like art, music, intergenerational and university classes. Each day with us offers many options to choose.

We are located on 32 acres on the Hudson River with beautiful views and outside spaces including sculpture gardens and even a putting green. Inside, we have a world renowned art collection and museum, birds, aquarium, Yankees exhibit, snack café, Internet café, beauty salon and full art studio to name a few.

Our team of experts will be happy to assist you and your family member with the financial application and payment guidelines. We accept Medicaid or private payment.

We are more than happy to have you come by and see our facilities and have regularly scheduled tours. We can also accommodate other times if needed.

We have an in-house physician on staff 24/7 along with over over 25 specialists to care for your family member such as cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, podiatry, psychiatric, and dental

“I engage my residents every morning by greeting them with jokes and a big smile. They love when I dance, so I do that a lot! I go home every day knowing I have helped them live forward.”

— Marjorie Williams, CNA

Meet Our Team

MAJORIE WILLIAMS

CNA

“I engage with my residents every morning by greeting them with jokes and a big smile.”

DIANE SIMMONS

Resident Record Clerk

“I welcome each of my residents everyday with a hearty good morning, and I always strive to be an active listener and companion.”