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An Interview with retirement community executive Angus Patterson of Lifesong Hospice & Palliative Care

November 13, 2020

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Every November, National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is observed. A sometimes uncomfortable topic of discussion, end of life care is a critical part of the retirement community industry, and an important part of retirement planning. In 2019, Country Meadows Retirement Communities recently debuted Lifesong Hospice & Palliative Care, a care option to give retirement … Continue reading “An Interview with retirement community executive Angus Patterson of Lifesong Hospice & Palliative Care”

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Understanding the term “level of care” in assisted living care or personal care at Country Meadows

November 10, 2020

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We know that retirement living may not look the same for all seniors. This is all the more true when it comes to assisted living care options or personal care services. At Country Meadows, our dedicated and caring co-workers work with new residents to determine what level of care is best for them. From medication … Continue reading “Understanding the term “level of care” in assisted living care or personal care at Country Meadows”

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How independent living seniors can improve their mind, attitude, energy levels and more through a good night’s sleep

October 30, 2020

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A good night’s sleep is so vital that the average healthy person will spend nearly one-third of their lives sleeping. As we age, it’s common that sleep patterns will change – although for some seniors, unfortunately, these sleep changes can prove to be harmful. Staying educated on the importance of sleep and healthy sleep patterns … Continue reading “How independent living seniors can improve their mind, attitude, energy levels and more through a good night’s sleep”

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How independent living communities can help seniors stay healthy as we move closer to the cold and flu season

October 16, 2020

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Cold and flu season has always been a time of year to take extra health precautions. With unique risks this year due to the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to know exactly how to protect against common colds, the flu and any other illnesses that could affect the most vulnerable. For seniors in independent … Continue reading “How independent living communities can help seniors stay healthy as we move closer to the cold and flu season”

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The value of pet-friendly independent living communities

September 25, 2020

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As part of Country Meadows’ Home Sweet Home Promise, our residents are encouraged to make their senior living experience as comfortable as possible. This can often mean having items in their new independent living apartment that remind them of home, including family pictures, treasured heirlooms, and even four-legged friends. That’s correct – Country Meadows is … Continue reading “The value of pet-friendly independent living communities”

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The heroes behind senior living communities

September 18, 2020

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National Assisted Living Week is an annual observance of the great value of personal care and assisted living services within senior living communities around the country. Not only does this week, falling on September 13th – 19th this year, recognize the importance of such care for our seniors, it exists to thank the many amazing … Continue reading “The heroes behind senior living communities”

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How you can safely visit with your Grandparents in their senior living community

September 8, 2020

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Family being unable to visit with their loved ones has been a difficult aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic. And as national Grandparents Day, September 13th, 2020, quickly approaches, many families are anxious to reconnect with those currently living at Country Meadows retirement communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland. With direction from the Department of Health, we have … Continue reading “How you can safely visit with your Grandparents in their senior living community”

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Why the best independent living communities need a strong technology team working behind the scenes

August 24, 2020

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At Country Meadows, quality care and a family-like atmosphere are two attributes that will always remain constant. But as the world changes, some of our work behind the scenes has to evolve as well. One particular department that has had to stay on top of several aspects of this health crisis is our Information Technology … Continue reading “Why the best independent living communities need a strong technology team working behind the scenes”

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What’s the next step after choosing a senior living community?

August 18, 2020

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The period between finding the right senior living community and moving in can be an emotional one. It’s a transformational time for any individual or couple as the next stage of life begins and a new lifestyle awaits. For many seniors, choosing a senior living community means making arrangements to sell a home – one … Continue reading “What’s the next step after choosing a senior living community?”

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What is assisted living like within Country Meadows?

August 3, 2020

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Making the decision to enter a retirement community can be daunting. Between assisted living communities, memory support neighborhoods, active senior living communities and senior independent living, there are many different types of senior living to consider. And even when the right community is found, it can be difficult to understand what care options will be … Continue reading “What is assisted living like within Country Meadows?”

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Slowly and safely reopening our Maryland and Pennsylvania retirement living communities

June 26, 2020

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Maryland and Pennsylvania retirement living communities, including Country Meadows, have been tirelessly working on how to give the best and most reliable care to residents during this fragile time. Thanks to our compassionate co-workers and our executive team members’ dedication, several of our campuses are ready to bring some normalcy back to our senior independent … Continue reading “Slowly and safely reopening our Maryland and Pennsylvania retirement living communities”

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How to ensure our senior independent living residents are getting proper nutrition in this current health climate

June 3, 2020

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Country Meadows is home for hundreds of seniors across eleven senior living communities in Pennsylvania, plus one in Frederick, Maryland. And during this time where home means something more, the teams at Country Meadows have been working hard putting new measures in place so residents don’t have to leave their independent living apartments for anything … Continue reading “How to ensure our senior independent living residents are getting proper nutrition in this current health climate”

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How seniors can maintain a peaceful environment to combat COVID-19 related stress

June 2, 2020

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There are many ways that seniors can protect themselves against the coronavirus, and in doing so, they can be at peace knowing they’re lowering their risk of getting the virus. One unintended symptom of avoiding COVID-19 that seniors are not so easily protected against is the stress surrounding the illness. Self-isolating and social distancing to … Continue reading “How seniors can maintain a peaceful environment to combat COVID-19 related stress”

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How Country Meadows blends thoughtful dining in an active and social lifestyle retirement community

May 21, 2020

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When Katherine Thomas began her role as Vice President of Dining and Culinary Services at Country Meadows, she had a big task on her hands. The senior independent living community had decided to move all dining services in-house, parting ways with their outsourced dining contractor. Of course, creating a nutritious, well-balanced menu that worked for … Continue reading “How Country Meadows blends thoughtful dining in an active and social lifestyle retirement community”

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How seniors can stay socially connected during COVID-19 precautions

May 5, 2020

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced stay-at-home mandates across the state, it is a challenge to stay connected to family and friends as we remain separated. For seniors, especially those in active senior living communities with visitor restrictions like Country Meadows, finding ways to connect with others can be particularly difficult. With the help of … Continue reading “How seniors can stay socially connected during COVID-19 precautions”

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How Country Meadows remains a community in times of crisis

April 24, 2020

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As a family-owned senior independent living community, Country Meadows thrives on the core values instilled by generations of leadership that came before us. We treat our residents and our co-workers as family. We also believe that the variety of senior living options we offer is part of what makes our residents feel more at home … Continue reading “How Country Meadows remains a community in times of crisis”

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Director of Career Outreach discusses the family atmosphere at Country Meadows before, during, and after COVID-19

April 22, 2020

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We recently had the opportunity to speak with Grace Vazquez, the Director of Career Outreach at Country Meadows, about how her role contributes to the Country Meadows experience. Grace is an employee that truly embodies the spirit of our Home Sweet Home Promise. Her passion for the community, residents, and career opportunities makes her unique … Continue reading “Director of Career Outreach discusses the family atmosphere at Country Meadows before, during, and after COVID-19”

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Random Acts of Kindness for seniors in independent living communities

April 14, 2020

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April has always been a special month for Country Meadows. Each year, we observe Practice Random Acts of Kindness Month throughout April to honor Mary Jane Leader, one of the retirement community’s co-founders. In the wake of COVID-19, Mary Jane’s message of being kind to others rings truer than ever. It’s always encouraging to have … Continue reading “Random Acts of Kindness for seniors in independent living communities”

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How Design Group manager Sue Seiple turns house to home and campus to community at Country Meadows

March 31, 2020

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There are a range of details that come to mind when you think of home: favorite furniture, picture frames, flowers from a loved one in a vase on the table, trinkets and personal items arranged to be perfectly in place. But what are the feelings that accompany the thought of home? For many of us, … Continue reading “How Design Group manager Sue Seiple turns house to home and campus to community at Country Meadows”

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A Flavor of Home

March 12, 2020

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People use many words when describing what makes a place feel like “home.” Many cite home-cooked meals and delicious desserts as a big reason! Mealtime is at the heart of good company, good conversation and good food. At Country Meadows, we couldn’t agree more! We include resident input and regional favorites in our dining program. … Continue reading “A Flavor of Home”

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Assisted living and personal care

Understanding the term “level of care” in assisted living care or personal care at Country Meadows

independent senior living, wellness

How independent living seniors can improve their mind, attitude, energy levels and more through a good night’s sleep


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