Nursing facility in Jamaica Hills celebrates 155 years amid non-profit nursing home closures

Chapin Home
Photo courtesy of Chapin

Chapin Home for the Aging in Jamaica Hills, which was established in 1869, is celebrating a significant milestone this year: 155 years of dedicated service.

Chapin Home in 1910. Photo courtesy of Chapin

As one of the few remaining non-profit nursing homes in the state, Chapin Home has continued to uphold its mission of enhancing the quality of life for aging adults and their families, despite numerous industry challenges.

Since 2020, there have been at least 11 nursing home closures reported statewide.

Chapin Home staff. Photo courtesy of Chapin

The longevity of Chapin Home is not only a testament to its quality care, but also to its resilience in the face of adversities such as COVID-19, staffing shortages and sweeping regulatory changes. “We are immensely proud to celebrate 155 years of compassionate care amidst a challenging landscape for non-profit nursing homes,” said Jennifer McManaman, Executive Vice President and Administrator of Chapin Home. “Our continued success is a testament to the dedication of our staff and the strategic guidance of our Board of Directors.”

Rehab staff member with residents. Photo courtesy of Chapin

Chapin Home’s comprehensive care offerings range from skilled nursing to specialized memory care programs, all delivered in a nurturing environment designed to help residents thrive. This commitment to high-quality care and personalized support has enabled Chapin Home to remain a pivotal part of the community.

The 155th anniversary will be commemorated on May 31 with a community event that reflects Chapin Home’s storied past and its vision for future senior care. The celebration will spotlight the facility’s history, its adaptive strategies to maintain high care standards and its role in the community.

To learn more about Chapin Home for the Aging and its services, visit www.chapinhome.org.