Hebrew Home at Riverdale

5901 Palisade Ave.
New York, NY 10471
Nursing Care

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale first opened its doors to the Harlem, New York community in 1917. At the time, it was a small synagogue that served meals and offered shelter to the poor, homeless and elderly. Nearly a century later, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has expanded into a 32-acre community that offers a full range of assisted living options.

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has been recognized as one of the best nursing homes in the country. Hebrew Home earned a five-star rating from U.S. News in the magazine’s 2015 Nursing Home Rankings.

A dedicated team of nurses and nurse's aides, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, audiologists, registered dieticians and therapeutic activity professionals ensures the highest level of care, most comprehensive treatment and close personal attention to individual needs and concerns.


The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is an assisted living community located along the Hudson River in the Bronx. All assisted living units include a private bathroom with shower, closet and storage space, basic cable TV and a small kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave.


The Hebrew Home residents have round-the-clock medication support from their on-site nurse, ensuring immediate medical attention when needed. The nursing staff also works closely with family members and doctors to develop a personal care plan specific to each resident’s needs and abilities.

In addition to the on-site care available at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, there are a numerous healthcare facilities within a short distance. Among them, The Allen Hospital is eight miles from the community and Montefiore Medical Center is 14 miles away. Transportation to and from medical appointments may be scheduled through the community’s concierge.

The Hebrew Home also includes short-term rehab, respite care, Alzheimer’s services and skilled nursing. For residents who require Alzheimer’s care or intensive skilled nursing home care, there are residential units throughout the community, with a staff of full-time nurses on duty 24 hours per day.

In addition, The Forchheimer Jewish Palliative Care Center provides residents with end-of-life care through a program designed to reduce pain and make patients comfortable during their last days.


The Hebrew Home at Riverdale hosts daily activities meant to promote mental and physical fitness, nutrition, and spiritual growth. Residents can choose from a range of daily, weekly and monthly activities. Weekly group physical activities include Tai Chi and yoga and on a typical day, residents might also socialize through dance classes or while taking part in a project in the community’s art studio.


The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and houses more than 5,000 sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints and decorative arts. The Derfner Judaica Museum has more than 1,400 Jewish ceremonial objects on public display.

Each month, the community hosts social and cultural activities such as photography exhibits, lithography demonstrations, Hebrew poem readings and guest lectures. Hebrew Home residents might go on a day trip to Yankee Stadium to see a baseball game or take a short drive down to a nearby farmer’s market to shop for produce.

Hebrew Home residents have full access to the community’s common areas where they can experience two concerts per week, horticulture classes, a library with Internet access or enroll in classes through Hebrew Home University.

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale observes Jewish laws and traditions. The Food Services and Religious Affairs Departments serve only kosher products under rabbinic supervision.