Hamlin Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center – Hammana, Lebanon

Family Community

Hamlin Nursing Home is a Not-for-profit organization offering senior care services for more than 60 years.

Safekeeping, Peacefulness, and Compassion of spirit are the symbols of life at Hamlin Nursing Home. We are committed to honoring God and serving individuals and the community by providing compassionate Seniors care and supportive services delivered by a family like staff, in a warm home-like environment.

Our History

In the early 1900s, the Presbyterian missionary Mary Pierson Eddy began taking care of tuberculosis patients in the region. She started Hamlin Sanatorium for tuberculosis and gradually became known as The Hospital for Chest Diseases. In 1958 new drugs for curing Tuberculosis were developed and that was when a decision by The National Evangelical Synod and Dr. Charles Nucho was taken to turn the Hospice into a General Hospital that includes a specialized Geriatric unit for Seniors living. On October 2001 The National Evangelical Synod decided to develop and expand Hamlin Seniors living Unit into a Nursing Home, an institution of distinction, that provides care services to seniors in a customized, certified and safe environment within the premises of this beautiful home perched on the pedestal of Mount Lebanon.


We promote quality of life in a friendly environment.


Our vision is to become the preferred care provider for Seniors with first class services that help them to meet their needs, improve their quality of life and maintain their independence for as long as possible.

The Evangelical Geriatric Care and Physio – Therapy center in Homs, Syria

Its Motto:

Christian love is love in action. “My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action” (john 1-3:18).

Its Mission:

From the concept of Christian Love in Action, and on the footsteps of Jesus “who went about doing good”, this institution was established to render a humanitarian service that became badly needed by the Syrian community.

The center lends a helping hand to the needy who require that service, and relies on generous donors to help it continue carrying out its mission.

Its Objective:

To give care to the elderly with love and respect, from all religions without discrimination, and to make their to stay add life to years.

Its Building:

Consist of four stories, three of which are now used for housing 27 residents and services, as well as the physio – Therapy section. The fourth shall soon be made ready to receive the increasing number of applicants. Total: 40 beds.

Bedrooms are single and double, each with a bathroom equipped with standard nursing homes safety devices. In addition, there are apartments that have one or two bedrooms with a bathroom and a kitchenette.

It’s Sections:

The center has two sections:

– Geriatric Care Section.

– Physio – Therapy SectionBoth are headed by a nun, from the “Sisters of the Two Holy Hearts”, specialized in Geriatric Care and Physio Therapy from France and Canada.Geriatric Care Section:

This section is run by a registered nurse, a nun from the same Sisterhood, who has long experience in Geriatric Care.

It operates on a 24-hour basis and answers calls for assistance at any time through the Nurse Call System in the rooms and bathrooms.

The Center is trying to obtain a personal wireless Nurse Call system to enable residents to call for assistance from wherever they might be in the area of the Center.

The Physio-Therapy Section:

This section serves residents as well as outsiders of any age and for whatever treatment. It is equipped with various types of modern equipment. Hydro – Therapy shall be available soon.

The Center has recently engaged a French Therapist to work in the section and train the Center’s Therapists in the most advanced types of treatment, as from 1/1/04.

Health Care:

A visiting M.D looks after the health of residents and treats those who need treatment. The nursing staff give the medicines regularly and inform the physician of developments.

In an emergency, the Center’s Physician, or the patient’s physician, is called. If he recommends hospital treatment, the patient is moved to the one pre-chosen by his family, and the family informed.

The center is trying to own an ambulance for faster transfer. In the case of the elderly, every minute counts. The Association relies on benevolent donors to help it achieve that goal.


The Center follows the advice of the center’s physician, a dietitian, and whatever is published on the internet on the subject of geriatric dieting, in order to keep residents fit but not obese.Center’s Garden:

The Center’s garden forms an essential part of the geriatric care. There, residents enjoy happy hours in its sun and shade and gain what health benefits nature gives.