Holden Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center is a 123 bed nursing facility providing long term skilled care and short term rehab services. Holden Rehab is newly renovated and is now home to Wachusett Respiratory Care Unit and Oriol Therapy Services. Established in 1964 as Holden Nursing Home, our facility has grown to accommodate many needs with state of the art equipment and mostly private accommodations.

Within our new building there are three distinct neighborhoods; short stay, long term and Wachusett Respiratory Care Unit. Each neighborhood has an activity area, family meeting spaces, outdoor courtyards and dining areas with country kitchens. The Town Square is home to our Hair Salon, Consultation Office, and Coffee Shop.

Holden Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center offers a full spectrum of medical services including Short Term Rehab, Long Term Care and Hospice Care, as well as Outpatient Therapy and other elder care programs. Our clinical team and Oriol Therapy Services will work with a variety of health conditions in a comfortable environment, focused on the highest level of independence and quality of life.

Holden Rehab is accredited by the Joint Commission and is the only Central Mass Joint Commission Post-Acute Care (PAC) Certified facility. This certification reflects the “effective framework to address the unique care needs of higher acuity or short-stay patients. It highlights the importance of effective care transitions that minimize the risk of unnecessary hospitalizations.”

The residents enjoy a variety of activities including:

  • Trips into the community
  • Summer cookouts
  • Painting and craft classes
  • Monthly Birthday parties
  • Professional Entertainment
  • Holiday parties
  • Cooking classes
  • Ice cream socials
  • Worship Services
  • Pet therapy visits
  • Weekly Movie Matinees
  • Individual’s Choice Birthday Dinners
  • Bingo

Holden Administration

Harry Quick, NHA


Tara D’Andrea

Tara D’Andrea, MBA, NHA, FACHCA

Director of Operations