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 on our campuses.
But it’s the level of service we provide and the bonds we create with our residents that we believe separate us from other Pennsylvania retirement communities. Our responsibilities as the primary caretakers of our residents go deeper than the requirements of a business. For us, these obligations are personal. This sentiment extends to our employees as well. During this health crisis, we’re committed to taking any precaution necessary to help keep the entire Country Meadows community safe and healthy.
Communication to our residents and their families is crucial
As information surrounding the current health crisis changes quickly, providing accurate and timely communication to our residents is one of our top priorities. We also believe transparency is key as details emerge. At this time, all residents and their families are being given updates as they come to us, and all have online access to these messages from each community’s Executive Directors.
To keep our seniors active and connected, we’ve created a dedicated television channel to air programs and activities our residents are missing due to the current stay-at-home mandates. Here, residents can view recorded exercise videos, church services, devotions and meditations, in addition to lectures from our staff. This allows our residents to remotely participate in many of the senior living options and traditional happenings across campus.
We support the co-workers supporting us
Just as we care for our residents, we support and provide for our co-workers. Not only are our employees shown small tokens of thanks with appreciation treats and messages of encouragement from our leadership, but all are given free meals during their shifts. We also offer a grant program for any employee who finds themselves in need. This program provides up to one thousand dollars a month for child care costs per co-worker and up to four hundred dollars in food cost reimbursement.
In addition to these initiatives, our employees have access to frozen meals to take home to their families, donated by our culinary partner, Sysco, and access to a campus food market in hopes of minimizing their risk of exposure outside of our community. Currently, we are providing additional appreciation pay for all of our co-workers, to acknowledge the challenges they face on a daily basis.
The Country Meadows community is our family
Like many Pennsylvania retirement communities, the current health crisis reinforces in our minds the important work that we do daily. Providing a safe and compassionate atmosphere for our residents will always be our main focus. And as the Country Meadows family continues our promise of quality care, we will be an even stronger community when this crisis has ended.
To learn more about how we’re keeping our elderly care facilities safe, we encourage you to visit our website. If you or a loved one are considering all-inclusive senior living, our campuses offer a variety of services that include memory support, long term care facilities and senior personal care. We look forward to answering any questions you have about the senior living options available at Country Meadows.