About the Centers
NEHD has operated regional Deaf Senior Centers for nearly 30 years and has served over 350 Deaf and Deafblind seniors throughout Massachusetts. These centers are a vital community component for Deaf and Deafblind seniors who because of a lack of communication access, are unable to utilize other area agencies on aging.
NEHD’s Worcester Senior Center is partially funded by federal financial support under the Older Americans Act provided by the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
Short Term Rehabilitation
NEHD offers post-operative care with services including short-term physical therapy, occupational therapy, feeding/swallowing therapy and respiratory therapy to anyone referred by a hospital or doctor.
NEHD’s 51-bed rest home (Similar to Assisted Living) is staffed by certified nursing assistants, home health aides and responsible persons who are educated in ASL and Deaf Culture.
Respite Care Services
NEHD understands a caregiver’s need for time away. Whether you have vacation plans, business obligations or are in need of a rest period, we are here to help. We offer a safe and comfortable short-stay respite program; whether it is a week, weekend or month you are looking for.
Skilled Nursing Community
NEHD’s 30-bed skilled nursing/long term care unit is staffed by registered and licensed nurses as well as certified nursing assistants who are educated in ASL and Deaf Culture.