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Dear Patients, Residents and Families
COVID Booster Shots
Hard to believe we are already half way through the summer! In preparation for the fall COVID and Flu season and with the new COVID BA.5 variant circulating, we are recommending all nursing home and assisted living residents receive their COVID booster and Flu shots. Centers will provide access to Flu shots in September and boosters are available now.
Courtyard Nursing Care Center
200 Governors Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
Courtyard Nursing Care Center provides care to ShortStay Rehabilitation patients, LongTerm Care residents and we also have a specialized, secured Alzheimer's Unit. Patients, residents and families are able to enjoy time in our fully enclosed courtyard. We are located in Medford, MA behind Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Dementia Care Education by Genesis HealthCare is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for incorporating the evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication.
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Memory Support
- Neurological care and rehabilitation
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Audiology care
- Colostomy care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Physiatry services
- Podiatry care
- Vision care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Heparin therapy
- Medication management
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Interpreter services
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Fully air conditioned
- Individual climate control
- Activity room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Suburban setting
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Café with always available menu options
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Private dining rooms for family gatherings
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Computer with internet access
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pets Permitted
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Wireless Internet
- Baby Grand Piano
- Fireplace in living room
- Smoke free environment
- Upgraded linens and bath towels available
Delicia Mark joined Genesis in May 2021. Delicia began her career in healthcare in 2006, where she has held many roles. Delicia has been a licensed administrator since 2014. One of her favorite healthcare quote is, “you chose this industry; the industry did not choose you. Therefore, let’s make the best out of every situation.”
Delicia earned her Bachelor of Administration degree from Pace University and a Master of Organizational Behavior from University of Phoenix. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring the great outdoors.
Saira Nisar, MDMedical Director
Saira is a graduate of the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan and of University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. She completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and her fellowship at Boston University in Massachusetts. Dr. Nisar is board certified in Internal and Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. Nisar is a dedicated and compassionate physician focused on delivering high-quality care utilizing evidence-based practice. Clinical experiences include internal medicine, geriatrics, and acute medicine. Dr. Nisar has published case studies pertaining to ethylene glycol toxicity and pre-eclampsia in pregnant women. She was the 2014 recipient of the Teacher of the Year award from Tufts Medical School. In addition to teaching, Dr. Nisar has held several physician leadership positions and is currently the Medical Director for three skilled nursing facilities.
In her free time Dr. Nisar enjoys spending time with her family, teaching, and traveling.
Lesley KingDirector of Nursing
Lesley King came to Courtyard Center in January 2022 as the Director of Nursing, working previously at a Genesis HealthCare managed center for many years. She received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Regis College and Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing from Southern New Hampshire University. Lesley brings over 20 years of experience in the industry, with extensive training and experience in management, family care, acute care, post acute, long term care, and rehabilitation. She leads her team with the mentality “we’re all in this together”. You will always find Lesley helping her team, engaging with her residents and leading through any challenges they may face.
In her time off she enjoys spending time with my family and friends. She also enjoys traveling and experiencing new places and cultures.
Jennifer GorellSenior Director of Marketing and Admissions
Jennifer has been back with Genesis HealthCare since June 2021.Prior she had a previously worked at Genesis for 15 years. She graduated from Castle College with an Associates’ Degree in Human Services. Jennifer is often the first person that people connect with before admitting to Courtyard Nursing Care Center. Jennifer takes pride in delivering top notch customer service and she is here to help make the transition to skilled nursing and rehab care as smooth as possible for both our residents and their families. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Jennifer is so glad to be back with the Genesis and looking forward to the many success working with Courtyard Nursing Care Center.
Kristopher Larson, OT, OTRDirector of Rehabilitation
Kris has been with Genesis at Courtyard since 2019. He studied at Oakland University and Baker College of Flint, where he ultimately earned his Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. He has been a therapist for 2+ years. His passion is in hand therapy and functional neuromuscular electrical stimulation. He also has become a reliant member of our team for seating and positioning of residents. When Kris is not treating, he spends time with his 2 dogs (Gryffin and Cassius), cooking, hiking, running, and traveling.
Christine DoyleDirector of Recreation
Cris is a graduate of UMass Boston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a double major in Psychology and Sociology. After graduation she began working at Courtyard Nursing Care Center as a Recreational Assistant, and with continual training she became the Director of Recreation. Her main focus as Recreation Director is to be compassionate, to listen to residents’ preferences and to follow through with meeting their needs. She endeavors to foster an active community for residents, family and staff. Cris has incorporated the Culture Change Philosophy throughout the department and has even created opportunities for residents to act as volunteers in programs, and create self-directed job that are meaningful and create value to our community. For the past 24 years, Cris has shown her dedication and supportive to her department, Courtyard Nursing Care Facility and to Genesis HealthCare.
"I truly believe Courtyard was the place where my miracles happened."
"Your rehabilitation people are the best. There are none better."
"Your staff was there to assist me with all my needs. They were wonderful!"
"Therapy was outstanding! They helped make therapy fun and informative."
"I felt much stronger when I left Courtyard."
"My stay at Courtyard was better than I could have imagined."
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