Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing?

The Abrams Residence (assisted living) offers assistance with activities of daily living in a residential setting. Residents receive supportive health and social services as needed to enable them to maintain their independence, individuality, privacy, and dignity in an apartment-style living unit.

The Robert and Natalie Marcus Home for the Jewish Aged provides nursing and health care services with medical supervision on a 24-hour basis to individuals whose physical and/or mental condition requires continuous nursing or health-care-related services. Skilled nursing may be appropriate for people who have suffered a catastrophic illness or accident that requires major changes in lifestyle and needs; or have a debilitating or chronic illness that causes deterioration of self-care skills.

The Greenwood House staff is able to assist you with an assessment of your loved one to decide which residence is most appropriate for their needs.

What if someone moves to Abrams Residence and needs skilled nursing care in the future?

Your parent (or loved one) will have priority on the waiting list to be transferred to the Robert and Natalie Marcus Home for the Jewish Aged where they will receive 24-hour nursing and health-care services.

Who owns Greenwood House?

Greenwood House is a nonprofit organization and is led by a Board of Directors comprised of business and community leaders who are interested in helping the Jewish elderly in our community through advocacy and leadership. Greenwood House has no shareholders, and as a nonprofit all excess revenue is directed towards resident care and services.

Do you only serve Jewish people?

The Robert and Natalie Marcus Home for the Jewish Aged and the Abrams Residence are committed to providing the highest quality care for the Jewish elderly. However, all of our services are non-sectarian and available to all. Our Homemaker Program, Kosher Meals on Wheels and Hospice programs are also non-sectarian and available to all members of the local community.

What is the cost to live at the Abrams Residence or the Robert and Natalie Marcus Home for the Jewish Aged?

Abrams Residence accepts private pay and Medicaid residents only and rates vary depending on accommodations and services requested. The Robert and Natalie Marcus Home for the Jewish Aged accepts private pay, Medicare and Medicaid residents and rates will vary depending on private or semi-private accommodations. For a list of our current rates or for more information, contact Richard Goldstein, Executive Director, at 609-883-5391 x305 or email rgoldstein@greenwoodhouse.org.

Is Greenwood House a kosher facility?

Greenwood House is under the supervision of an Orthodox Rabbi and is a strictly kosher facility.

Are there any private rooms?

Private rooms are available at the Robert and Natalie Marcus Home for the Jewish Aged and at The Abrams Residence.

Is Greenwood House part of the Federation?

Greenwood House is an agency of the United Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks.

How do I apply for my parent or a loved one?

The first thing you should do is call to schedule a tour and complete an application. You can contact our Executive Director, Richard Goldstein, at 609-883-5391 ext. 305 or email rgoldstein@greenwoodhouse.org. You can also download the application by clicking here.