Our History

Chapin Home for the Aging’s rich history of over 150 years has truly shaped us into the community we are today. Since we opened our doors for the first time back in 1869, Chapin Home has dedicated itself to making a real difference to seniors, family members and the local Jamaica Hills community.

The Story of Chapin Home

​Chapin Home for the Aging was founded in Manhattan in 1869 by Mrs. Hannah Chapin‚ wife of the celebrated orator and pastor Edwin Chapin. Twenty other dedicated women joined in an enterprise based on Dr. Chapin’s philosophy of “What is your need‚ not your creed.” Chapin has been serving the New York City/Long Island community at its Jamaica Hills location since 1910. Chapin has grown to a 220–bed Skilled Nursing Facility with a 50–registrant Adult Day Health Care Center.

Have Questions About Residency?

Take a look at our admissions page to find out more about joining the Chapin Home community, whether you’re looking for short-term rehabilitation or long-term nursing and memory care. The logistics of seeking out and moving to residential care can be overwhelming, particularly if it’s something you’ve never dealt with before. If you have any questions or queries, our Admissions Counselors will be happy to help and guide you through the process.


A Vision of the Future

When Chapin Home welcomed its first residents in 1869, Mrs. Hannah and Dr. Edwin Chapin had a bold vision for the future of their organization. Along with a small but dedicated team of 20, they strived to build an establishment where all were welcome, regardless of background. From the outset, Chapin Home for the Aging was driven to provide each resident with the excellent, dignified care they deserved.

Breaking Ground

Over 150 years later, Chapin Home has grown to a 220-bed skilled nursing facility. We also boast a 50-registrant adult day health care center with cutting-edge rehabilitation equipment. Our impressive range of facilities and expert team members mean we can cater to a range of unique needs, empowering seniors with the tools they need to live well. Though Chapin Home sits in a tranquil new location, the vision of our Manhattan founders remains at the forefront of everything we do.

A Commited Administrator

Chapin Home’s administrator is an expert in senior care with years spent dedicated to improving the lives of aging seniors. Our administrator oversees every aspect of life at Chapin Home, ensuring care, amenities and facilities consistently remain at the exceptional standard we’re proud to uphold.

Caring Staff

Our team is an integral part of the Chapin Home community, and we know that staff compassion and competence can truly make or break a senior’s experience of nursing care. At Chapin Home our team of nurses, rehabilitation experts, professional caregivers and other team members each have a true drive and passion for making a difference in the lives of our residents.

A Place to Call Home

Chapin Home exists to provide seniors with the true home they deserve. We leave no stone unturned in equipping our residents with supportive care and services that make for a happy retirement. With nutritious, delicious meals, beautiful open surroundings and a rich calendar of activities on top of attentive skilled nursing, comforting therapies and expert rehabilitation, we aim to be a true safe haven for each of our residents.

See What Chapin Looks like Today!

Our team shares one key vision – to maximize the freedom, wellbeing, and independence of our residents. Whether you or your loved one need long-term care or short-term rehabilitation, improving the health and maintaining the happiness of our residents is always our goal. Click the button to the right to get a better look for yourself!

Video Gallery

Chapin Home is renowned for providing outstanding quality care to seniors for over 150 years. Watch our videos explaining the rich history of Chapin Home as well as our 150-year celebration and discover what makes our skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility a true home for residents.

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