About Us

A legacy of excellence in nursing care and hospitality.

Highest Quality Care

Since 1962, our leadership has been driven by one unifying goal; to develop the best answer to the long-term care needs of Plymouth and its surrounding communities.  Newfield House has earned a reputation of excellence from years of putting our residents’ and their families’ needs and preferences first. 

Our Story

Opened in 1962, Newfield House was the first modern nursing home in Plymouth. From the beginning, Newfield House has been locally owned and operated. It was founded by Plymouth residents, Dr. Samuel Stewart, Elizabeth Longhi, Dr. John Gilmore and Ernest Tassinari. In 1985, the son of Sam Stewart, Geoffrey, became the Administrator, and devoted his life to the care of our residents, and philanthropy in our local communities. Geoff rewrote the script on elder care and quality of life in a nursing home. With a meticulous desire to make a real difference for the elderly and their families, Geoff took what is stereotypically a somber environment and filled the home with a high volume of well trained staff, great events and entertainers, better food and drink, and consistent leadership on a daily basis. Newfield House stands as a testament to the work he has done, and to what we as a community can, and should do for our loved ones. It is hard to overstate the amount of good he has done or the individuals and families he has touched through his good work. He has set a tone at Newfield House that will carry on as the foundation of our care philosophy and our community outreach. Under his leadership, Newfield House has acted as a beacon in the long term care field, attracting employees who truly desire caring for the elderly.

In 1997, Eli Meyer began his career as a 14 year old gardener’s assistant at Newfield House. The role of a gardener’s assistant frequently involved the mopping of residents rooms! Eli began to admire the work that Geoffrey and his staff did at Newfield House, observing how much fun everyone seemed to have, staff and residents alike. It wasn’t the place one thinks of when they hear the words ‘nursing home.’ Eli went on to become an electrical engineer, but after several years, began to miss working with people. In a search for a change in career path, he contacted Geoffrey for input. In 2010, Geoff made the suggestion that Eli come back to work for Newfield House, and learn how to continue the work that he had done. Eli worked under Geoff until 2021. Eli is now the owner and Administrator, and has taken stewardship of the values at Newfield House.

Highest Quality of Life

Beyond the care, residents at Newfield House enjoy a warm, fun, and friendly atmosphere. 

Testimonials

"My mother was at Newfield 28 years ago. Now my wife’s parents are there.
Many of the same staff are still there! It is a family and they are caring. It is a special place with special people and it shows.
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Sanford Leslie, 2019

"My dad was in Newfield House for a very unexpectedly short time, but the caring and compassionate way the staff treat both residents and family is unbeatable. It’s a special place, more like walking into a large home with large windows and a beautiful garden. People often talk about dignity in terms of elder care and this is the place your loved one will receive it."

Amy Nicholson Ricketts, 2020

"EVERYTHING! The staff is exceptional, the facility and grounds are beautifully kept, and the individual care given to each resident cannot be surpassed!
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Karen Ripley, 2018

Our Team

 A dedicated and responsive management team.

Eli Meyer

Eli Meyer

Administrator

Eli Meyer started at Newfield House in 1997 as a 14 year old landscaper in the summers. In 2011, he returned as our Assistant Administrator under Geoff Stewart. Upon Mr. Stewart’s retirement, Eli became our proud Administrator in early 2021.

Pam Hennebery

Pam Hennebery

Director of Nursing

Picture and Bio coming soon.

Kim McLaughlin

Kim McLaughlin

Human Resources & Business Office Manager

Kim came to Newfield House in 1998, working part-time as a CNA in the evening while she cared for her 2 young children full-time.  In 2005 she assumed the role of Bookkeeper, and as the need grew for an expanded HR role, Kim pursued and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in HR in 2014. She considers Newfield House to be her second family, and has had 4 cherished family members call Newfield House home.

Claire Kyser

Claire Kyser

Activities Director

Claire has been our activities director for over 35 years, crafting clever and fun parties and activities that engage our residents and families. She takes great pride in her work, giving each resident individualized attention and thoughtfulness. 

Kristen Dunmead

Kristen Dunmead

Social Worker

Kristen started in March 2021 and was excited to join the Newfield family! She is eager to get to know all the residents and families. Kristen has 8 years of experience working with elders as a home care case manager.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children and two yellow labs

Mike Ashe

Mike Ashe

Head Chef

Picture and Bio coming soon.

John Bizzozero

John Bizzozero

Property Manager

Jack of all trades, John studied Business Management, had a long career in hotel management, and is an avid DIY’er. Bringing all these experiences together, he strives to ensure a safe and comfortable stay for all our residents.

Victoria Meyer

Victoria Meyer

Admissions Director

Picture and Bio coming soon.