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bosky2 November 03, 2015
I am a friend or relative of resident
The facility seems clean and well maintained however, if one requires more care than this was not the place to go. They don't have a full time doctor on board. Some people can't wait 2-3 days before they can see a doctor. My mother-in-law was sent there for rehab from Abington hospital in Lansdale. Once there she became progressively worse. No proactive measures were taken for her care. We took her out after a few days to go back to the hospital where she was placed in ICU. After a day or so she felt a little better. There was not much the hospital could do for her. She wanted to go home so we honored her wishes. She died after two days. Her heart became weak due to the valve closing. Could not generate enough oxygen without the help of a machine. She was 89.
Caring110688650 July 15, 2015
I am a friend or relative of a resident
Everybody there at Peter Becker seemed friendly. It’s clean, and they have everything going on and lots to do. The food seems to be OK, the apartments are OK, maybe the living room is a little bit small, but other than that, it’s OK. The rest of it was very nice. They have outside games, indoor things like art, concerts, and church.
Linda107614150 May 27, 2015
I visited this facility
Peter Becker is a nice community, but not a continuing care community. It is more sort of an a la carte deal. You pay for a certain set of things; that would not work for me, but it would work for others. The food is fine. I also felt like the residents were in an age group that would not work for me. They seem to be a little older; they seem happy and content. Their rooms were a little bit smaller compared to other places.
Frances16 July 07, 2014
I visited this facility
My neighbors had their mother at Peter Becker Community. When we walked in the door, it was very nice. They had a church right there in the foyer, which they also use for celebrations. So right in the front, if you ever went there to visit someone, there will always be something going on when you go in the door. One of the things that I didn't like was they had double rooms for people to stay in that were not as nice as they could have been. In other words, you have two people in one room, and that would not be fun to be in for me. They were quite small, too. The dining room was not very impressive. They had a lot of activities, and the day we were there they were having a really big celebration. I didn't pick it for my mother because I decided not to bring her to this area, but I'd probably pick a different one if I were picking it for myself. I think the staff has a very good imagination about what people would really like to be doing. In other words, when they were celebrating, they had people who were out there celebrating, just trying to have fun, and it was just a day like any other day probably for them.
Joodles November 04, 2011
This community is far and wide top notch! Residents needs are addressed from the medical, social, and emotional directions. There is an upbeat feel to this place, and respect seems to be shown to the resident by all the staff during the times I visited. I was witness to one of the top Administrative people stopping to just sit and chat with a resident who was in a common area; he then offered to get up and go get her a refreshment so they could spend a little more time together. It is heartwarming to see a high positioned person take the time to reach out to this resident..as a friend...there was an ease in what I saw...not done out of obligation. This facility also holds Senior Expos and is known for their yearly events such a Flower Show. It seems the people feel included and can take great pride in being part of this caring and pristinely kept community!
From Peter Becker Community
When you're searching for the best assisted living option for your loved one to call home, there’s a lot to consider. It's no easy decision, and one that will depend on a variety of factors. The Peter Becker Community is a well-rated continuing care retirement community in Harleysville, PA that offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and nursing care options for seniors with varying levels of care needs.
The Peter Becker Community was voted #1 in local Reader's Choice polls and adheres to the Church of Brethren principles of service, integrity, simplicity, and love. Nursing services are available 24/7, and the community's interdisciplinary team includes life enrichment, pastoral care, support services, and nutrition services.
LEVELS OF CARE
The community's stated mission is to improve, restore, and maintain physical strength, cognition, and mobility for each of its residents. The majority of the Peter Becker Community is home to assisted living residents that want to stay independent without major housekeeping duties and the upkeep owning property requires. Whether short-term care, personal care services, or hospice care is needed, the Peter Becker Community staff will work with you and your loved one.
The community’s skilled nursing program offers both short-term and long-term care options for seniors with 24/7 care needs. The Peter Becker Community includes a memory care area called “Larkspur Lane” that serves residents with cognitive impairments.
Residents can choose from many different home styles within the Peter Becker Community, including apartments, cottage-style homes, and one or two-bedrooms. The community offers numerous amenities, including an on-site dental office, pharmacy, medical suite, and audiology, optometry, and podiatry services.
Peter Becker Community's mission statement states that the community’s staff is “committed to advocate for affordable housing and related services in partnership with local housing authorities and other community partners.” Costs correlate with the type of residence (i.e. apartment, cottage-style) chosen.
Whether your loved one looks forward to engaging in daily activities, shopping, or checking out a good book, he or she will have a wide range of options at the Peter Becker Community. Amenities include:
- computer lab
- gift shops
- beauty salon/barber services
- community room
- spa with whirlpool tub
- game and activity rooms
- chapel with weekly and holiday ecumenical services
Residents can entertain guests at on-site restaurants. Visiting family members and friends may even stay overnight in guest suites.
The cottage-style homes allow pets -- usually one dog or two cats, a bird, or fish. A one-time pet privilege fee applies upon residency or when a resident decided to take on ownership of a pet. Free wireless Internet is available.
The Peter Becker Community organizes lots of social activities and on-site cultural events. Campus programming also includes holiday events: worship services, recitals, choirs, and parties.
"Chit Chat" is the community's monthly newsletter that details the latest activities, announcements, residents' birthdays, and special welcomes for new arrivals. Residents can tune in to TV Channel 24 for information on community meal specials, announcements, and campus activities.
The Peter Becker Community includes a specialized memory support area, with a “Memory Garden.” Personal care teams work with the individual and his or hers family to meet individualized needs.
Rehabilitation services such as physical, occupational, and speech therapies help treat diseases and conditions like pain issues, low vision, Osteoarthritis, balance issues, fall prevention, and Parkinson's disease.
Features of Peter Becker Community
- 24 hour nurses: Onsite 24/7
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