The Jewish Home at Rockleigh

The Center for Rehabilitation Excellence, completed in 2022, is a multi-phase expansion and modernization project set on a 16-acre campus in Rockleigh, NJ, for The Jewish Home Family, a premier provider of senior services and operator of assisted living facilities.

Phase I of the project included the construction of a new 2‐story inpatient rehabilitation center facility adjacent-to and connecting-to the existing  facility, totalling approximately 65,500 SF. This new Center for Rehabilitation Excellence features a walking track within the Center itself as well as 60 private resident rooms, divided into four units of 15 rooms each, offering many amenities for a hospitality feel. Common areas include living and dining rooms, kosher kitchens and pantries, and community dens. 

A highlight of the new facilities is the Aquatic Therapy Center, encompassing a spa as well as a state‐of‐the‐art rehabilitation gymnasium that houses activity rooms, outpatient therapy and a physical therapy gym including two hydrotherapy pools, a lap pool and modern gym equipment.

Phase II of the project included the renovation and modernization of an existing 2‐story facility housing 180 nursing  beds, totaling approximately 165,000 SF. The renovation included downsizing and renovating each nursing unit and separating them into two distinct “households” with 16 beds per household.

Adding complexity to Phase II, areas of the facility remained occupied during construction, requiring detailed phasing and logistics.

Phase III of the project included new construction of the facility's “Green House Project," the creation of four homes that provide a resident-directed experience built on the three core values of Dr. Bill Thomas' Green House movement - real home, empowered staff and meaningful life. This phase completely transformed the long-term care experience for residents.

Additionally, a community building was constructed on the adjacent property totaling approximately 50,000 SF. These homes are for seniors needing long term assistance, and Alzheimer’s or Memory Care.

All phases of construction included extensive sitework and landscaping.

Project Details


The Jewish Home Family

Property Address:

10 Link Drive
Rockleigh, New Jersey

Project Size:

280,500 square feet

Project Value:

24 million

Completion Date:

February 2022


Perkins Eastman

Services Provided:

Construction Management

Project Type:





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