Country Meadows - Allentown

410 Krocks Road, Allentown, PA, 18106

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Pink Panther1 May 02, 2012

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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.


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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.

Community Features

  • 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
  • Bistro
  • Shared areas for amusing guests, mingling, and unwinding
  • Theater
  • Game Room
  • Library
  • Computer center with access and instructions
  • Chapel
  • Beauty shop
  • Barber shop
  • Rooms with washer/dryer and full kitchens

* Apartment complexes are grouped according to level of care

Events

  • Annual Mayfair Festival of the Arts "“ Memorial Day Weekend
  • Lunch & Learn: lectures from outside speakers

Activities

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
  • Games
  • 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
  • Dances
  • Parties
  • Shopping trips
  • Lunch out
  • Picnics
  • 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

Services

  • 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

Benefits

  • 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
  • Pet-friendly

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
Lowest Monthly Rate:
  • $2,778/month
Highest Monthly Rate:
  • $5,700/month
Financial Guidance Offered:
  • We help with paperwork for VA Benefits
  • Preferred partner with LifeCare Funding Group
State Certification:
  • Yes
Housing Categories:
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Respite Care
  • In-home care services (our company also operates an in-home care agency serving non-residents in their homes)
Cleaning Services:
  • Laundry services: Clothing (staff washes residents' clothes)
  • Laundry services: Linens (staff washes residents sheets/linens)
  • Private laundry (residents can wash own laundry on site)
  • Housekeeping (staff provides housekeeping services to residents)
Activities:
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc.)
  • Fitness
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Woodworking
  • Crafts
  • Games (bingo, bridge, etc.)
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Bocce ball
  • Happy Hour
  • Themed dining events
Guest Services:
  • Guests can attend meals
  • Ample parking for guests
Pets Allowed:
  • Yes
Dining Options:
  • Meals in a shared dining room
  • In-room kitchenettes
  • In-room full kitchens (includes oven, etc.)
  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms
In-Room Technology/Entertainment:
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
Types of Residence:
  • Studio apartments
  • 1 bedroom apartments
  • 2 bedroom apartments
Privacy Options
  • Private
  • Semi-private
Transportation Options
  • Parking for residents
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)

Features of Country Meadows - Allentown


Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Features

  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Gardens/outside patio

Activities

  • Fitness

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