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June 2, 2021

What services seniors can expect from a personal care facility

By: Country Meadows | Community, For Adult Children, Personal Care

When searching for senior care options at the best retirement communities, families often find themselves overwhelmed. There are plenty of options to choose from including senior assisted living, personal care, nursing care, independent living, etc. 

A personal care facility like Country Meadows provides help to older adults who require non-medical assistance to live healthily and successfully while continuing to enjoy life.  

Services typically provided at a personal care facility include assistance with tasks such as bathing, shaving, dressing, dental, skin and nail care, eating and drinking and medication management. Caregivers are on-site 24/7 to provide assistance and respond to sudden care needs. 

Accommodations at a personal care facility

Living accommodations at a personal care facility such as Country Meadows include an apartment, plus:

  • Delicious chef-prepared meals served three times a day, with snacks and beverages throughout the day for residents and guests;
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services;
  • Scheduled transportation for appointments, errands, shopping and church; and 
  • Pet-friendly campus where animals are welcome.

Personal Care Associates deliver care at a personal care facility and get to know each resident as an individual to customize services to each person. And even though caretakers are available to assist with most personal tasks, team members allow residents to do some tasks on their own to help seniors to maintain independence with dignity. “The staff study each resident and learn what motivates them,” says a Country Meadows resident’s family member. “The residents are always treated with respect, and they also care for the families of the residents. My mother always mentions that ‘they take such good care of me.’”

Country Meadows strives to provide elegant living accommodations in its personal care facility with all the amenities of independent levels of care. In fact, our team is proud to say we put the “life” in “lifestyle!”

Social life at a personal care facility

There is always something to do for every level of care, especially in a personal care facility. A Dynamic Living team seeks out opportunities to deliver programs focusing on total well-being including physical, social and spiritual activities. Some of these may include socialization, entertainment, lifelong learning, purposeful service, crafting, playing games or simply making friends. Daily happy hours are among the most highly attended events, providing time for residents to gather together and share a laugh over a cocktail, glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage. Musical entertainers and community experts providing educations lectures also are popular events at personal care communities. And if your loved one is a bit crafty, our team leads residents in creating beautiful, fun projects for charity, to give as gifts or to keep. In a nutshell, you can be as busy as you want to be!

Wellness and Fitness at a personal care facility

Many personal care facilities offer ample opportunities for residents to achieve or maintain physical fitness. At Country Meadows, every campus has dedicated fitness centers staffed by fitness professionals who provide a variety of choices and fitness options for residents to help maximize abilities and build on current strengths. 

From one-on-one sessions to group activities at each personal care facility, options provide strength, balance, range-of-motion, cardiovascular, flexibility and mind/body exercises in all levels of care. Programs are customized to suit individual needs and abilities. 

A Country Meadows resident says, “Exercise keeps me going. I like it, I like the people and I like doing the exercises. My granddaughter is really happy that I’m active.”

Spiritual life at a personal care facility

Nurturing the mind and spirit is just as important as caring for the body. Sometimes a personal care facility will employ on-site chaplains who embrace an inclusive interfaith approach to spiritual care. Country Meadows’ chaplains offer pastoral counseling, conduct religious services and special events and are available to residents’ individual spiritual needs. 

Enhanced services offered at a personal care facility

Some senior assisted living communities offer specialty care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in a personal care facility. In addition to the amenities outlined above, services are targeted to help seniors retain or strengthen memories. At Country Meadows, memory care services are delivered in both secured and non-secured within our personal care facility. 

Country Meadows has nine locations in Pennsylvania and one campus location in Frederick, Maryland. Often referred to as one of the best retirement communities in the area, we offer a wide range of services to serve a variety of resident needs, including options for those who need a personal care facility. The services within our independent living communities include restorative care, rehabilitation, personal care and assisted living, memory support and independent living. If you or a loved one are beginning the retirement planning journey and would like more information about our communities, please contact us today. Our co-workers can provide details on the services we offer, help you to schedule a tour of our personal care facility and campuses, and answer any other questions you might have.


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