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Anonymous328311 November 28, 2016
I visited this facility
Country Meadows has a nice open area and looked like it had lots of activities. It was clean and very nice. They have lots of trips to shopping and shows.
ParentHelper September 30, 2016
I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident
My parent has lived in Independent Living, Assisted Living and the Alzheimer's unit. All the rooms were quite large and fit much furniture. I can't even explain how great the staff is. They care so much about the residents and work very hard . They frequently have new protocols for how to better care for residents. When going to doctor visits we are often told things like "Oh, Country Meadows, they are excellent at wound care." ( or whatever care we are discussing that parent needs) Food is great, lots of activities and they encourage my parent to participate.
Caring Daughter121993550 March 15, 2016
I visited this facility
At Country Meadows, their independent and assisted living were in the same section, so, if my mother moved from independent to assisted living, she would still be living in the same one-bedroom apartment. The apartments were very big and lovely, so we liked them even more, and my mother met other people there who had similar interests. She is Pennsylvania-Dutch and she met a woman, who spoke Pennsylvania-Dutch, so they spoke together. Then, I found out that they give Pennsylvania-Dutch lessons there, and my mother would love that. It’s definitely a possibility and closer to where she lives. We loved the staff and didn’t eat the food, but it smelled wonderful. They have ice cream and snacks all of the time, so you just go and help yourself. They also have a lot of activities and charity events. I think she would be happier there because it’s closer to her church and to the people that she knows.
We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to our community. Please reach out to us if we can be of further assistance. Thank you for your kind note.
Anonymous110286950 June 30, 2015
I visited this facility
Country Meadows of Allentown have a very good independent living program, but assisted living is very poor. My parents do not get the care they need. They do not have the proper amount of training or amount of staff. The apartments are very nice. The only complaint I get from my parents is that it is a little too fancy for that age group. I would not recommend their assisted living to anyone.
Thank you for your note. We are very proud of our team at Allentown and are concerned with your comments. Please share these points with our Executive Director so we can address the situation and make things right. Just FYI-every co-worker, whether full-time or part-time, is required to complete a large amount of training, and additional opportunities are available to them to help advance their careers. If you notice someone on our team who might need a bit more education, please share that with a member of our management team.
Gerald6 July 19, 2014
I visited this facility
We have a lot of friends at Country Meadows of Allentown. The only thing I didn't like was the size of the room in their assisted living facility. They have small rooms, and the money you have to put down is very high. The facility is beautiful. They have all kinds of speakers, and they show movies. They have a 6" TV set in each one of the building lobbies.
Thank you for your comments. We are very proud of our beautiful community and have completed several major renovation projects in the last few years. As an all-rental retirement community, Country Meadows has a very low fee when residents move in compared to larger CCRC communities with a large buy-in cost. Please stop in for another visit when you are in the neighborhood.
Pink Panther1 May 02, 2012
I visited this facility
My brother has the power of attorney to decide for my grandmother. He chose this facility over the others because he thinks she's better safer in there. The surroundings are beautifully kept and the inside is clean. The staff are very helpful and kind. My grandmother has Alzheimer's but she still converse with the residents there. I can't think of anything that this facility needs to improve, its already very good.
From Country Meadows - Allentown
Country Meadows of Allentown is only a short drive away from Coopersburg, Schnecksville, Whitehall, South Whitehall, Bethlehem, Emmaus, Orefield, and Macungie. It's a verdant 48-acre community with three one-floor buildings. Some units have French doors leading to a deck, courtyard, or porch to take advantage of the beautiful views. Several units also offer fully-equipped modern kitchens, walk-in closets, and washers and dryers.
One aspect that makes Country Meadows of Allentown special is the Allentown area. The town's long history and size have contributed to some interesting cultural attractions. How about a minor league baseball game at Coca-Cola park? Or a trip to Yocco's for their best-in-the-region hot dogs? And when August rolls around, don't miss Musikfest in nearby Bethlehem.
Country Meadows Retirement Communities is a multi-generational family business, founded by former Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader and wife Mary Jane. For over four decades, the organization has remained family-owned, with the founders still sitting on the board. Adult children Michael Leader (CEO), David Leader (COO), and brother-in-law, Ted Janeczek (CFO), now run the establishment. There are a total of 10 communities owned by Country Meadows -- nine in Pennsylvania, and one in Frederick, Maryland.
The organization's family mission is to keep residents self-sufficient and independent as long as possible. How independent is independent? The answer differs for each resident. As we age, we lose ability to perform certain tasks -- but there are other tasks we can still do. Country Meadows assesses each individual to find out what he can do and where he needs help. Country Meadows meets residents where they're at. For example, a man who can no longer drive might be able to help with directions; a woman who can't use a knife to chop carrots safely might be able to fold napkins or tear lettuce.
Country Meadows staff also customizes exercise programs to each individual's ability. Classes are instructed according to levels of proficiency for optimum physical, mental, and spiritual benefits.
Country Meadows strives to help residents find meaning in their lives. The staff knows that giving back to the community can be extremely gratifying to seniors, even as they themselves are receiving assistance. For example, a resident might need assistance getting dressed because it hurts to lift her arms -- but that very same resident might be able to participate in an arthritis advocacy walk. She is giving back and making a difference, and her contribution matters. Country Meadows has partnered with numerous charitable organizations to make opportunities like this possible, because they know that senior lives are made richer when they can help others.
One secret of Country Meadows' Success: They recruit and retain the best staff in the area. They've been deemed "Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania" eight times between 2001-2011. This is no accident: Country Meadows management strives to create a culture of fulfillment and passion by providing ongoing training, education, and career enhancement opportunities. Employees are happy to be here, and families notice that they are gracious, approachable, and helpful.
- Close proximity to libraries, senior centers, banks, churches, temples, doctors' offices, veterinarians' offices
- Skilled nursing center
- Fitness and rehabilitation center: equipment specially designed for use by seniors
- Multiple dining rooms; one with fireplace
- Private dining room
- Shared areas for amusing guests, mingling, and unwinding
- Game Room
- Computer center with access and instructions
- Beauty shop
- Barber shop
- Rooms with washer/dryer and full kitchens
* Apartment complexes are grouped according to level of care
- Annual Mayfair Festival of the Arts "“ Memorial Day Weekend
- Lunch & Learn: lectures from outside speakers
According to Director of Advertising, Mandi Block, "It's all about you." Classes are organized by differing levels of ability. Some activities are actually run by the seniors -- for example, one small group regularly watches opera on DVDs together.
- Nautilus: exercises are designed for seniors
- Tai Chi
- Gentle yoga
- Wii bowling league: all locations of Country Meadows compete against each other annually
- Additional computer games include golfing, tennis, and baseball
- Life-long learning programs
- Volunteer opportunities*
- Art classes
- Painting courses
- Cooking presentations
- Cooking classes in Easton at Spagra
- Wine tasting classes in Easton at Spagra
- Piano lessons
- Current events exchanges
- Support groups including groups for grief, Alzheimer's, and memory care
- Movie nights
- Fireside chats
- Shopping trips
- Lunch out
- Field trips to museums
- Organized travel ventures
* Walking clubs for exercise and fundraising: ten cents per mile donated by Country Meadows on behalf of senior walkers for the Alzheimer's Association and the Arthritis Foundation
- Devoted fitness staff to assist with exercises
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Massage therapy
- Daylong dining: snacks and beverages
- Regular, high-caliber meals served three times per day
- Dressing assistance
- Medication management
- Weekly housekeeping
- Weekly linen services
- Transportation to appointments, errands, shopping, and church
- Full-time, onsite chaplains with referrals to clerics for other religions
- Potential residents learn total costs immediately, as the rental fee is all-inclusive with services
- Rental fee covers all utilities plus cable television and wireless Internet access
- No buy-in fee
- 24-hour trained, compassionate staff
Country Meadows has proven through four decades that it walks its talk. Goals are to:
- Promote a Genuine Sense of Community
- Honor the Rights and Independence of Seniors
- Support Wellness in all of its Dimensions
- Encourage Lifelong Growth and Development
- Provide Leadership to Our Team
- Practice Professional and Social Responsibility
- Create the Standard for Quality
- Establish a Culture of Integrity
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