We are dedicated to providing high-quality long-term nursing and subacute care.
It is our goal to open the doorways to a functional and fulfilling lifestyle for each and every one of our residents.
Sippican Healthcare Center is a special place where virtually every healthcare need and desire is met, including quality; comprehensive medical, nursing and rehabilitation care, beautiful facilities, air conditioning, and friendly staff of experts who exhibit the utmost respect and dignity. The atmosphere at Sippican is warm and family-like. Sippican is a place that is easy to call “home.”
The facility is situated on lovely grounds in Marion, Massachusetts in a setting that has been described by residents as “pleasant and comfortable.” Sippican offers elegant dining, social rooms, and finely decorated living accommodations. In addition, nursing and therapeutic services are second to none. Programs are comprehensive, offering residents the most modern, innovative therapies available.
Our professionals work 24-hours a day to provide the highest quality care. The staff represents a wide range of specialties, including physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, and nutritionists. Together they create a restorative program suited to individual needs and then work to maximize the potential of their patients each day of their stay.
Residents may choose to have their personal physician provide their care. However, if that is not possible, for whatever reason, our facility staff will assist in selecting a physician that meets the approval of the resident and their families.
A resident’s physician, in conjunction with our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, will develop an individual program of restorative care for each resident. It is our goal to provide all of our residents with an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
We have built our reputation on our quality nursing, medical and therapeutic team. The care and services they provide not only meet but surpass state and federal guidelines.
• Persons with a significant change in functional status resulting from a medical problem or problems.
• Persons who are medically stable and able to participate in rehabilitation activity.
We accept admission from all healthcare facilities
• Emergency Rooms
• Physicians Office
• Acute Care Hospitals
• Wound Management
• Respiratory Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech Language Therapy
• Medication Monitoring
• Patient Teaching
• Discharge Planning
• Nutrition Counseling
• Podiatry Services
• Dental Services
• Optometry Services
All rehabilitation programs are individually tailored to ensure success. We strive for healthy outcomes. That means using every possible form of effective therapy to accelerate and maximize every resident’s rehabilitation potential.
Rehabilitation programs range from intensive one-on-one therapy sessions to group sessions. This includes a variety of support groups which allow residents the opportunity to learn more about their condition, share experiences with others, discuss concerns and build lasting friendships.
Intravenous and Central Line Program
Arts and crafts, physical fitness programs and discussion groups are all coordinated through the activities department. There are many social events, such as ice cream socials and cookouts. Outings away from the facility are also scheduled.
In addition to our activities room, Sippican also has a music room, a library and an entertainment room.
How to Make a Referral
Referrals can be made by contacting Sippican Healthcare Center directly. Please refer to the list below for insurances accepted. If you want to confirm insurance information on Sippican Healthcare Center, please call the facility directly at (508) 748-3830.
Medicare and Insurances Accepted
• Workers Compensation
• AETNA/US Healthcare
• Anthem BC
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA
• Healthsource MA/NH
• Fallon Community Health Plan
• Focus Healthcare
• Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
• Holland Compcare
• Tufts Associated Health Plan
• Unicare (GIC Indemnity)
• United Payors/United Providers
Religious Services & Support Groups
Support meetings are available for family members of residents. These group discussions and activities allow families to share thoughts and feelings and learn from others who have loved ones in similar situations. Families are invited to actively participate in goal-setting, conferences, teaching programs and counseling sessions. They will work with the same members of the care team throughout a resident’s stay.
Patient support groups are also held regularly. Here residents can learn more about their disability, discuss concerns, share experiences and more.
Sippican Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial I was only here a briefly but the nurses and doctors were attentive to my needs. I was always able to find someone to answer a question or work with my family. I was receiving rehab treatments and the rehab team was good...
Sippican Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial Thank You! Karen and Sippican Team, From the time my mom was admitted to Sippican on Nov. 27th, to the time of her passing, she received superb care. It was comforting to me to know that in both Windsor and Mayfair units...
It is difficult to find adequate words to describe our connectedness with Sippican. Our faith was well-placed.
Sippican Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial Thank You! Few family decisions can be more painful than the recognition that a loved one needs to be placed in a nursing home...In the last eight years, our family placed its faith in Sippican Healthcare Center in...
Sippican Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial Thank You! Thank you again to everyone at Sippican that was involved in the care of my dear wife. Her days were filled with love and comfort, thanks to the excellent staff at Sippican - from the Program Director to the...
News + Updates
Big News! Whittier Health Network skilled nursing facilities and transitional care units will be able to vaccinate new admissions!
Procare Pharmacy was approved by the state of Massachusetts to start distributing the Moderna vaccine directly to all WHN skilled nursing facilities and transitional care units in MA, which will enable us to vaccinate our current residents and any NEW admissions that...
Sippican Healthcare Center refreshes the ALS bucket challenge, saying it will become a tradition “until they find a cure”
Story and photos by Georgia Sparling | sippicanvillagesoup.com | Aug 28, 2015 MARION — June Costa dubbed herself "the crazy resident" as she prepared to get doused with a bucket of ice cold water. Costa was the only resident of Sippican Healthcare Center to take the...
By Tanner Harding | Jun 24, 2016 courtesy of Sippican WeekMARION — The Sippican Healthcare Center celebrated its 25th anniversary with a party on Thursday evening. The center had a pianist in the lobby, and chairs and tables set up on the back patio where food and...
Sippican Healthcare Center Earns a Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Sippican Healthcare Center has just received the highest rating for delivering quality care and customer satisfaction to our residents and patients — earning the highest Overall Five-Star rating! Congratulations to all of our staff who made this happen - we couldn’t...
Another Whittier facility – Sippican Healthcare Center – recognized as a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report 2018-19!
At Sippican Healthcare Center, our goal is to make you feel comfortable with the care we provide to your loved one. We are a family owned and operated skilled nursing facility, and the highest quality, personal care has made us one of the region’s premier Five Star...
UPDATED 04.18.2021 PLEASE NOTE - FOR NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE A SPECIFIC WHITTIER FACILITY AND FOR VISITATION GUIDELINES AT THAT FACILITY, PLEASE SELECT THAT FACILITY’S PAGE FROM THE NAVIGATIONAL MENU IN THE BLUE BAR AT THE TOP OF OUR WEBSITE OR...
Sippican Healthcare Center
15 Mill Street
Marion, MA 02738
Phone: (508) 748-3830
Fax: (508) 748-3834
123-Bed Skilled Nursing Center
Joint Commission Accredited,
Directions to Sippican Healthcare Center
From New Bedford/Fall River Area: Route 195 East to Exit 20, Route 105 South, Marion/ Rochester. Approximately 1/4 of a mile bear right onto Mill Street. Continue along Mill Street to a second fork and bear right. Sippican is located on the right side of the street.
From the Boston Area: Route 128 South to Route 24 South (Fall River, New Bedford). Route 24 South, to 495 South, Exit 1 (Route 195) West to Wareham/Marion. Route 195 for 6 miles, take exit 20 to Route 105 South, Marion – Rochester. Approximately 1/4 of a mile bear right onto Mill Street. Continue along Mill Street to a second fork and bear right. Sippican is located on the right side of the street.
From Cape Cod: 495 North to 195 West. 195 West to Exit 20, Marion/ Rochester. At the first fork in the road bear right onto Mill Street. Continue on Mill Street to a second immediate fork and bear right. Sippican Healthcare Center is located on the right.
We love to hear from our community and are happy to assist in your healthcare needs.
This form is not for medical questions.
If at any time you have urgent medical questions, please contact your primary physician, call 911 or go to your local emergency room. We cannot diagnose or treat by e-mail. Providing personal health information through this web site is not secure over the Internet so please do not share personal information. If you wish to receive care from our team, please contact your primary care physician for a referral.
NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE SIPPICAN HEALTHCARE CENTER
CURRENT STATUS: INDOOR & OUTDOOR VISITATION IS ALLOWED
All COVID negative, COVID recovered, and new admissions with no known or suspected COVID exposure may have prearranged indoor or outdoor visits. The location of these visits will be determined by the facility, subject to the safety and health of the residents. Each visit may last up to 45 minutes. For indoor visits, visitors must arrive at the main entrance to be screened. Upon successful completion of the screening, visitors must proceed directly to the activities room for their visitation. At the conclusion of the visitation, visitors must promptly exit through activities Patio Door. For outdoor visits, visitors must arrive at main entrance of the building to be screened. Upon successful completion of the screening, all visitors must walk around the outside of the building to Activities Patio. ALL VISITORS MUST BRING AND WEAR MASKS DURING VISITATION. Please contact the front desk receptionist at 508-748-3830 in advance to schedule an indoor or outdoor visit.
Since May 8, 2020, Sippican Healthcare Center has had 145 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, Sippican has had 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other.
Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Sippican. On April 21, 2021:
- 0 residents or staff have confirmed COVID-19. When a resident tests positive, we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment. We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.
- 106 residents and staff have recovered from COVID-19.
- 128 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.
- It has been 72 days since a new resident or staff member has tested positive.
Mitigating actions that Sippican Healthcare Center is taking to prevent/reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 include the following: altering or suspending normal operations of the facility pursuant to CMS/CDC/DPH guidelines, including limitation of visitors and social distancing and separation of residents; screening employees every shift; requiring employees to use PPE as indicated, including N95 and regular face masks, gowns, face shields, gloves, and droplet precautions equipment; increasing cleaning and sanitizing, including sanitizing with Clean Republic Hypochlorous Acid Disinfectant; providing new admissions with cloth masks and providing education to them on the use of the masks, hand hygiene and cough etiquette; distancing of residents; limiting residents’ movements outside their rooms; and separating COVID-19 positive residents from other residents.
Whittier Health Network performed COVID-19 testing for residents and employees at the Facility in May of 2020.
There is a nationwide shortage of PPE, however there is currently adequate PPE in this facility.