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The First Step

Making the decision to move into a community environment is a big change for most people. At Montefiore, we try to make the transition easier by providing all the information you need in a concise and easy to understand format. We know the attention and guidance we offer families when they are considering a move to Montefiore make all the difference to them.

Insurance Coverage

Montefiore accepts Medicare and Medicaid in addition to numerous other insurance plans. (Insurance coverage based on individual policy benefits.) Please contact our admissions coordinators at 216.910.2202 or 2477.for more information.

Long-Term Care

Montefiore provides individualized levels of care in a safe and secure home-like setting, based on resident needs. Services include specialized nursing care and therapies for those who are physically challenged or have Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.

Medical and Nursing Care

Montefiore has a team of attending physicians who provide medical care, clinical oversight and treatment to residents. Residents may use their own physician (with special arrangements) by working with the nurse manager or use one of Montefiore’s doctors.

Medical Care

Full-service clinic includes:

  • Medical Director
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Secure Alzheimer’s/dementia unit
  • Subspecialty consultative services
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Audiologists
  • Dentists
  • Podiatrists
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Dermatologists
  • Full-time Social Workers
  • In-house rehab therapies available (provided only upon order of a physician)
  • Palliative Care Consult Service
  • Hospice care

For Russian-Speaking Residents

Montefiore’s Russian-speaking resident support program is tailored to allow these residents to connect with the past by surrounding them with familiar Eastern European culture as well as Jewish tradition. Our goals for the program include enhanced social interaction, improved intellectual and emotional well-being, reduced anxiety and agitation and greater enjoyment and pleasure. Some of the activities include lunches at Russian restaurants, showing of Russian movies and celebrating Russian holidays.

We offer the following services for Russian residents:

  • Russian interpreters
  • Russian television
  • Friendly visits by Russian speaking volunteers
  • Exercise classes in Russian
  • Special programs, services, and events

для жителей говорящих на русском языке

  • мы предлагаем следующие услуги для жителей, говорящих на русском языке
  • переводчики присутствуют
  • телевидение на русском языке
  • Дружественные посещения добровольцами, разговор на русском языке
  • классы физкультуры на русском языке
  • Специальные программы и услуги

Amenities for Long-Term Care Residents

  • Private room
  • Rabbi and religious services
  • Spiritual, educational and cultural programming, and activities
  • Kosher dining
  • Beauty and barber shop, cafe and gift shop
  • Laundry and banking services
  • Media center, computer stations and library
  • Holiday celebrations and festive dinners
  • Dining rooms, lounges and outdoor patios available for visiting
  • Wireless connections

Because food is so important quality of life, Montefiore makes an extra effort to prepare and serve meals and snacks that are both tasty and nutritious. Montefiore is a kosher facility and all dining rooms, kitchens and pantries are kosher certified under the supervision of Cleveland Kosher offering the highest level of kashrut. Dietary laws are observed. We serve three meals a day to all residents and snacks in the evening. Special diets are accommodated.

Food may be brought into Montefiore and eaten in your room using disposable plates and utensils. You may bring a small refrigerator to keep in your room. No shellfish or pork products allowed.


The activities department offers a variety of programs and activities to support a resident’s individual spirit, self-expression and choice. We help residents promote their physical, cognitive, social and emotional health and well-being. We also provide supportive measures through one-on-one visits for residents who are unable to benefit from a group activity.

Our activities include weekly musical entertainment, ice cream socials, a variety of Judaic programming, healing services, coffee groups, arts and crafts, Bingo, intergenerational programs, holiday dinners and celebrations, current events, field trips, library and computer classes, birthday celebrations, movies, patio picnics and much more.

Religious Programming and Activities

Our Jewish traditions are woven into the fabric of daily life at Montefiore and spiritual activities play an integral role. We are committed to meeting the religious and spiritual needs of our residents. We celebrate the Jewish holidays and offer weekly Friday night and Saturday morning Shabbat services. We encourage family members and friends to participate in any of our services and celebrations.

Our full-time rabbi is available to talk with you and offer spiritual guidance and counseling to you or a family member.

We offer a variety of Judaic programming from baking challah for Shabbat in Bubbe’s Kitchen’s to making menorahs for Chanukah. Our rabbi or special guests lead discussion groups on Jewish culture, history and religion. Our “Temple-to-You” program brings rabbis and cantors from different synagogues to Montefiore for holiday celebrations.

Our non-Jewish residents are offered communion on a weekly basis. We welcome family members to contact their local parishes for additional spiritual needs and support.

Posh Nosh Café

The Posh Nosh Café is a unique dining experience at Montefiore. We offer a wide menu selection that will spark excitement in your taste buds. We start our mornings off with several healthy breakfast choices to choose from: omelets, wraps and on the lighter side, bagels and toast. Our newest menu item is the chipotle veggie burger or wrap.  We offer two healthy soups daily, salads and a variety of 14 different sandwiches and wraps.

Our summer hours are: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3:30 pm. Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm. Whether you are taking out or eating in, we hope you’ll stop by and join us for breakfast or lunch. Call 216.910.2480.

The Shoppe at Montefiore

Located in the lobby, The Shoppe has a number of moderately prices gift items, clothing, jewelry, toys, purses and accessories.  The Shoppe is ran and managed by Montefiore volunteers, who are courteous and encourage browsing by residents and family members. Gift-wrapping is available.

The Shoppe at Montefiore is opened Monday – Friday from 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 4 pm.  Please come and see all our new merchandise and support our residents. Call 216.910.2483.

Beauty and Barber Salon

Montefiore’s full-service beauty and barber salon is located on the first floor near the elevators. The salon offers haircuts, shampoos and sets, blow-drying, perms, highlighting and color, waxing and manicures.

Please call 216.910.2478 to set up an appointment or ask your social worker or nurse if you need assistance.  Salon services must be paid for with cash, check or your resident trust account at the time of service. Price lists are available upon request. Open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am – 4 pm.*

*Hours subject to change    

Skype Mobile Unit

Talk to your loved one – FACE-TO-FACE – without ever leaving
your space!

Have your family video chat with you on the computer. Volunteers are available to assist you with this wonderful opportunity.

To Skype (video chat) with our residents, your family will need:

  •  A PC, running Windows XP, Vista 7 or
    both 32-and 64-bit 
    operating systems 
  • Speakers
  • Web Cam

For more information, contact Diane Weiner, volunteer manager at 216.910.2741 or e-mail dweiner@montefiorecare.org.

“Skype is so amazing I feel like we were able to visit with her today.. seeing her smiling face just makes the day complete.

Thank you again what a mitzvah!!”

Matthew and Rosanne Charms

“Memories of the Sea”

Our custom-designed art glass water sculpture, located in the atrium, reminds us that art and technology together can bring us much joy and pleasure. “Memories of the Sea” uses the age-old technology of glass blowing to bring memories of underwater adventure to life. It is approximately 10 feet wide and 8 feet high and consists of stainless steel, glass and copper elements.


This 17,000 pound, eight-foot-tall underwater ecosystem is located in the heart of Montefiore’s newly renovated atrium. The aquarium consists of several colorful types of saltwater fish including clown and trigger fish. This state-of-the-art ecosystem is a beauty for all to enjoy. Visitors of all ages will take pleasure in watching the extraordinary sea life and the uniquely life-like colorful coral reefs.

Entrance Gardens, Outdoor Gardens and Courtyard

 Our beautifully landscaped gardens offer residents, visitors, families and friends wonderful encounters with colorful foliage, sculptures and a stunning granite fountain. The season-less courtyard are handicapped accessible and serve as an outdoor retreat complete with dining patio, umbrella tables and chairs to encourage socialization and intergenerational activity between residents and children, who will enjoy the wooden climbing gym and slide. Shade trees and paved pathways for strolling, lush flower beds, bird baths and bird feeders all make our gardens an inviting and wonderful place to get together.


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