Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg (West Shore)

4905 E Trindle Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050

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Reviews of Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg (West Shore)

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14 Reviews

December 30, 2013

By Diane47

I visited this facility

My four sisters and I went to Country Meadows for my mother. This is one of the places that stood out for us. Their rooms were nice and very clean. Their food was great. We had a complimentary meal there and it was very nice. However, my mom is kind of a country girl and Country Meadows is more of a residential area. We thought that she would be more comfortable in a rural type of setting rather than this one.

August 28, 2012

By Central PA Living

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The facility is run by outgoing and kind individuals, and there are a lot of daily activities for the residents but my grandfather has become ill several times as a direct result of the actions of the staff. He has contracted C Diff on multiple occasions due to treatment while a resident, even after repeated warnings from an outside RN.
Provider Response

Dear Central PA Living:

Thank you for your kind words about our Country Meadows co-workers. You are absolutely correct"”they truly do care about our residents. I frequently see some co-workers come in on their days off simply to visit residents or help with activities.

I am sorry to learn that your grandfather has contracted C Diff. As you probably know, C Diff tends to affect older adults in hospitals or long-term care settings and cannot be eliminated by using alcohol sanitizers alone. The illness typically occurs after the use of antibiotic medications. Country Meadows has procedures in place to properly handle illnesses that arise in communities such as ours. To combat C-diff, we employ special methods to dispose of garbage and practice very specific laundry protocols that include washing the affected person's laundry separately in very high temperatures. When necessary, our co-workers also wear protective items including gloves, gowns and masks.

Please feel free to contact me directly so we may discuss the details of your grandfather's illness. If needed, we will be happy to provide additional protections to help him avoid a repeat illness.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Danny Osten, Director of Wellness

August 16, 2012

By SandraS

I visited this facility

Everything was wonderful! In fact, we wish my mother- in-law would've gone there. But right now, she's not ready and we can't do anything about it. We really liked the place! We know several people in the facility and they all love it. It's a neat and beautiful place, and they say the food there is wonderful, too. Well, we didn't get to taste it, but the people I know that live there says it is.

June 23, 2012

By Gang 46

I visited this facility

I was very impressed with the very clean facility and the bright and uplifting decor. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The staff was patient and kind. I could tell they like their jobs. The facility was well organized as the residents understood their recreational activities and schedule. Residents seemed to be happy interacting with each other. When I asked a resident their opinion of Country Meadows they explained it was much better than some of the places their peers attend and they are respected by the staff. Another resident told me the staff make a deliberate effort to understand the needs and wants of the residents. The staff appeared helpful to the residents and were quick to answer residents requests for service. Residents also appeared to be clean and well-kept. The outside of the building was beautiful and the greens were well tended. The building itself was painted nicely. I felt welcomed as a volunteer and would return to Country Meadows.

May 10, 2012

By Jan-Sue

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom has been a resident of Country Meadows for almost two years, living in their independent living building. She is 88 years old and in relatively good health. Her apartment is lovely, clean, and safe. The two meals a day which are provided are, for the most part, nutritious, appealing, and easy for her to consume. Transportation is provided twice a week to the supermarket, drugstore, and a small, local mall. Each trip is one hour, not quite adequate if a resident wants to shop for a pair of shoes or a gift. There are not really enough activities to stimulate an active mind. Most of the movies are old. The crafts offered are infrequent. There are very few large-print books in their collection, and bus trips to the library are infrequent. Outside speakers are infrequently invited there. The evenings are long and boring for many residents and, with supper served at 4:45, the evening is long and lonely. Sunday's are given over to visiting clergy. If a resident is not Christian or not religious, Sunday is just so lonely! Thus, Country Meadows is clean and safe, with some caring staff; but, it is definitely not stimulating.

March 01, 2012

By Caring5812

I visited this facility

Nice facility. Clean and well kept. We were looking for more permanent housing and at the time when we were researching a facility for our father they were only offering temporary and transitional housing to get on a waiting list.
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    • Beauty Barber Shop
    • Garden And Patio
    • Security Gate

    Health services

    • Pharma


    • Fitness Room

    About Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg (West Shore)

    Get ready to live in a beautifully-renovated campus: Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg (West Shore) recently completed significant upgrades that include outdoor dining, a new Bistro, seven dining rooms, and multiple tranquil spaces for meeting friends and taking in the scenery.

    Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg (West Shore) is located in the heart of Camp Hill, close to Carlisle Pike and Route 15. (You'll find it just across the street from beloved local Chinese restaurant, Chef Wong.) This convenient location makes it easy for residents to get to shopping, medical centers, area activities. Residents enjoy outings to the walking paths of Lisburn Park, farmer's market in Lemoyne and outings to Yellow Breeches Creek in Grantham. And residents especially enjoy participating in the annual events like the Health & Wellness Fair, and Jubilee, the country's most extensive one-day street fair.

    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
    • Seven dining rooms
    • Newly remodeled bistro
    • Country kitchen
    • New outdoor dining spaces
    • New shared areas for amusing guests, mingling and unwinding
    • Fitness center: equipment specially designed for use by seniors
    • Computer center with access and instructions
    • Housing organized according to peer groups
    • Beauty shop
    • Barber shop
    • Gift shop: resident-staffed
    • Ice cream parlor

    *Apartment complexes are grouped according to level of care


    • Annual Health & Wellness Fair
    • Annual Jubilee Day
    • 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 devised for seniors
    • One-on-one fitness training
    • Group fitness training
    • Strength training
    • Mind/body training
    • Balance training
    • Tai Chi
    • Yoga: gentle
    • 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. 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
    • Art classes
    • Painting courses
    • Piano lessons
    • Cooking presentations
    • 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


    • Devoted fitness staff to assist with exercises
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech therapy
    • Day-long 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
    • 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)
    • 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)

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