German Centre
for Extended Care

  Long-Term Care

2222 Centre Street
W. Roxbury, MA 02132-4097

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Warm and Welcoming

For more than a century, German Centre for Extended Care has been dedicated to offering exceptional nursing care delivered with skill, compassion, and respect through the efforts of our specially-trained staff members. This is, quite simply, why people of all faiths put their trust in us.

Our mission is to provide personalized care in a “home-like” setting. Situated on a scenic 14-acre campus, the classic Boston architecture sets the tone for a warm and welcoming environment. The residence offers beautiful interior spaces, spectacular gardens, and landscaped grounds. With personalized attention and care options provided by our skilled nursing staff, the seniors at German Centre live life to the fullest every day. Residents enjoy worry-free living in a comfortable and nurturing environment. Above all, our dedicated staff of professionals is committed to respecting the dignity of each resident, while providing personal care in a warm, inviting atmosphere.


Our spacious carefully appointed private and semi-private rooms feature a half bath, large windows, central air, and individual heat control.


Three meals a day, prepared by a trained culinary chef and served in an elegant dining room. Additional gathering spaces include a light-filled solarium, spacious auditorium, hair salon, garden spaces and outdoor patio.

Long Term Rehabilitation Services

Our dedicated and compassionate staff offer exceptional care that creates a wonderful sense of community and family. Working in close partnership with residents and families, we provide the highest caliber of care every single day. Specialized therapies include cardiac rehabilitation, orthopedic conditions, pulmonary rehabilitation, heart failure, wound care, neurological conditions, and complex medical conditions. Medication management as well as access to an on-site physician and nurse practitioner are provided to residents.

Nutritional Program

Good nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and developing a positive outlook. Our licensed dietician plays an integral role in every resident’s care plan and the culinary staff works creatively and collaboratively to help residents benefit from and fully enjoy mealtimes. We strive to be creative as we look for ways to present meals that are diverse, delicious, and healthy. Often, musicians perform during the afternoon meal to further enhance residents’ dining experiences. Our registered dietician and dietary technicians work closely with the skilled nursing team to assure the best possible outcome – that residents receive the food they like and the nutrition they need.


We offer a comprehensive recreational program tailored to meet residents’ individual desires and ability level. Our programs include exercise and movement groups, pet therapy visits, cognitive fitness groups such as trivia and word games, lectures, classes and guest speakers, sensory stimulation activities, and expressive therapy.

Customized Care Plans

Our skilled staff provides daily assistance with all personal care needs, such as medication administration and incontinence management. We tailor our support services to bet fit an individual’s needs.


German Centre accepts Medicare and Medicaid as well as many third-party private insurance plans. Please call our Admissions Department at 617-325-1230 or email


“It is one thing to do well at a job, but it is an entirely different thing to truly care about the people whom you are responsible for. One day I mentioned how I wished a comfortable chair that was located in the hallway was in my husband’s room so I could sit comfortably with... Read More

“I simply cannot express how much your kindness and the great service provided by German Centre for Extended Care meant to my husband and me during the last months of his life.”

“Thank you for the excellent care you provided for our mother during her brief stay at German Centre for Extended Care. The care given by her physicians, skilled nursing staff and aides created an environment in which she felt safe and comfortable. Everyone treated her with dignity and respect. We are very grateful for the... Read More

“My mother lived at the Altenheim for four years and my brother resided there also for the two years prior to his death. I must tell you how grateful I am for the loving senior care they both received. I’m in my 80s and still managing to live alone, but in the back of my... Read More

“Just as important to us, was your facility’s response when we reached out during Mom’s last days of extreme need. Finding a room for her to make her final passage as peaceful and as loving as possible was a true blessing. We will always be grateful that we had quiet, respectful time to spend with... Read More

“My brother spent four years of loving long term care… We are very grateful to all of you. I myself spent two weeks in short term care two years ago and cannot thank you enough for wonderful senior care.”

“Thank you so much to all of the good friends and caregivers of our beloved aunt. The warmth and friendship that you all have given to her during the past year has given her a real home and added a wonderful chapter to her long life. She spoke so warmly of so many of you.... Read More

“Thank you for the respect, care and love you gave to my mother during these past two-and-a-half years at the Altenheim. Your kindness and gentleness by placing her in “her special chair” made her days happy. Sometimes it meant she would sing to all of you. I shall be forever grateful for your thoughtfulness.”

“I feel ill prepared as I sit here to find the right words to express how grateful I am to all of you at German Centre for Extended Care. The first time I entered and toured your facility I knew there was something very special here. My uncle was first admitted to the 2nd floor... Read More

“I would like to thank all of you for the patience and understanding that you so willingly showed my mother during her days at German Centre for Extended Care. You eased our load by caring and we appreciated it. I’ll never forget you and will carry the memory of your many kindnesses close to my... Read More

“Our family would like to express our sincere appreciation for your kindness and attentive long term care that you have given our mother during her time with you. Not only did you help our mother, you also helped us by being patient and understanding as we learned to accept our mother’s new home.”