Overlook Green

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5250 Meadowgreen Drive, Whitehall, PA, 15236

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Reviews of Overlook Green


Overview of Ratings

4.1
21 Reviews

January 29, 2016

By Satisfied Relative2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

What we liked about Overlook Green is that it was clean, didn’t smell, and was well-staffed. The price was also right.

February 22, 2015

By Jim100591050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The majority of workers at Overlook Green were truly concerned with the welfare of my mother. The apartment looks OK to me. Sometimes the food agrees with their pallet. My mother likes some of the staff, and some of staff, she doesn’t like. It’s an older building; it was a converted elementary school, and it’s clean. That was most the important feature. We are very much satisfied with it.

December 12, 2014

By Maria36

I visited this facility

Overlook Green Assisted Living is very good. Its exterior is like country club setting, and the interior is very clean and spacious. The staff is very friendly, accommodating, and informative.

June 02, 2014

By AnneL

I am a friend or relative of resident

My father lives here. I take my cues from him and he had immediately adapted to his new surroundings with a smile and a deep contentment. You find more women than men in these homes, but much to my surprise and joy there are quite a few men living here. A few are my dad's buddies. This is very nice to see! A plus @ this residence is the full staff of nurses working on every shift. The administrative and management staff know my father and other residents, they are conscientious and diligent in their care for your loved ones. I observe the staff working very hard and consistently to provide a "home" away from home for him. The atmosphere is homey and clean and pleasant. Spiritual needs are met for different religions and there is always activity, entertainment, solitude and good food. I would most assuredly encourage families to take a visit and consider this place for your own loved one.

April 22, 2014

By Paul35

I visited this facility

Overlook Green seemed very nice, and the people who work there was very nice. I think the rooms are OK. They're fine. They're kind of like a hotel room, but I guess that's to be expected. I like the location. It's close to South Hills.

January 30, 2014

By Caring75039450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Everyone at Overlook Green is very friendly and warm. My mother-in-law is in there and the place is very nice. It's clean, bright, and cheerful. They almost have all of the things you want for your loved one to have. Her room is very nice and clean. For the most part, she doesn’t complain about the food. It's taking her a while to get used to the situation and I would say we are not there yet. They have bingo and I think they also do some Wii games. I also think they do some craft and they have ice cream nights. They really try to keep the residents very busy.

January 18, 2014

By Caring75279050

I visited this facility

Overlook Green was one of the facilities that were referred to us by an online senior care directory. I like the location because it's like five minutes from my house. Their price is one of the better prices among the facilities I visited. The staff was okay but I just thought the place was kind of cold looking. They're bland and their rooms were really small too. For activities, I only saw them playing bingo. I would recommend this facility to somebody else but not to my family.

December 23, 2013

By Caring75359750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My brother is in Overlook Green. What I like best about this facility is the friendliness of the place and the fact that the patients are all out everyday in the living room or the dining room. Even in the middle of the night, if my brother is out walking, he would say that there are people down there watching TV. Their rooms are comfortable. With regards to staff, there is always a nurse going. Even near the dining room, she's down there at lunch time passing pills out. There are a lot of attentions to the patients there at Overlook Green. My brother is really happy with this facility.

September 25, 2013

By Maureen7

I am/was a resident of this facility

I needed a place to stay and it just so happened that Overlook Green had a vacancy, that's why I ended moving there. I've been in this facility since September. It is mainly a senior community; however, it is really hard for me being here. The average age of most of the residents here would be 80. I'm only 62 and disabled, so there's really not much I can do except play bingo. There's really not a whole lot going on here. The building itself is old and needing a lot of work. They are able to maintain it as much as they can though. However, there's too many gravel roads and less paved walkways, so it is really difficult to go around this facility. With regards to the staff, I think they care a lot for their residents. They really want to help the people, but I think they need some better training regarding some disease processes.

August 22, 2013

By Aileen30

I visited this facility

I wasn't really impressed with Overlook Green. It just seemed like the people were very down and it was mostly all women so it wouldn't be a good place for my father. They all had to go breakfast and lunch at the same time; it was like prison. The location is close to where we live and it's right in the middle of a residential area. It's pretty but it didn't provide many services there, anything you wanted besides room and board was extra. Those people need to have more activities or something. It just didn't seem like an upbeat or happy place.
Provider Response

My name is Michelle O'Donnell, and I am the Executive Director here at Overlook Green Senior Living. Because we do take these reviews very seriously, I would like to invite you back to show you more of what we have to offer. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, Overlook Green strives to make your experience the most that it can be, be that through our full day of activities or our new All-Day Dining Program. Please stop by and give us another chance to make a new impression.

Michelle O'Donnell

July 25, 2013

By caring0701113

I visited this facility

I think Overlook Green is an excellent place. As far as the quality of the product that they provide, we have nothing but good things to say about what we saw there. I'm pretty much satisfied with the place. The overall cleanliness was good. The attentiveness of the staff to the patients, on my short visit, appeared to be excellent.

October 24, 2012

By jonathan43571

I visited this facility

I thought this was a lovely facility, although a bit small compared to others we visited. However, if you're looking for something smaller and more cozy and family oriented, this is the place. The smaller environment makes for a friendly, family feel amongst the staff and residents. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and seemed to be very attentive to all of the needs of the residents. There was an abundance of activities scheduled for the residents, and they all seemed happy and to be enjoying themselves. The building and rooms were decorated nicely, although a bit old and dusty feeling. The rooms were small but cozy and nice. The food was good, not great. The staff at this location is what sets it above and beyond. They were very friendly.

October 17, 2012

By clarinat

I visited this facility

The staff was very friendly and took very care of the patients there. There were many activities for my grandmother to participate in, such as bingo and ice cream Sundays. She enjoyed every one of them. She made many friends there. We visited once a week and my grandmother was always clean and wearing clean clothes and her hair was always done. She would sometimes cut our visit short so that she could go enjoy an activity or go to dinner which she also looked forward to. She sometimes suffered from paranoia and tried to leave the building thinking she needed to go to the bank. The facility responded by putting a bracelet on her that would set off an alarm when she tried to run away. We were allowed to check her out when we wanted to. We were very happy with her care there.
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    Questions About Overlook Green


    Q: What safety features or security measures do you offer to your assisted living residents?

    A: Our building is secured by only offering one entrance to and from the community. The community is also locked from 8pm-8am with access via the staff. Staffing on-site 24 hours a day.


    Q: What programs or activities do you offer to enrich your residents’ well-being?

    A: We have a full activity program to fit the interests of all our residents. We offer weekend and evening activities as well. Our activities include daily exercise program, bingo, happy hours, church programming, crafts, card clubs and much more!


    Q: What makes your chef or dining program exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted residents expect?

    A: Overlook Green offers 3 meals a day including an all day dining menu. All home cooked food is prepared in our community daily. We are also able to accommodate most special diets, as well as offering personal feeding assistance to those who require it and special feeding equipment when necessary.


    Q: What places are near the community or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

    A: We are located just a few short minutes from Caste Village shopping center.


    Q: What transportation services do you offer to assisted living residents?

    A: We provide transportation to medical appointments twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Mileage restriction) Also our activity department plans activities outside the community as well.


    Q: If your community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

    A: We are a pet friendly community, however the resident must be able to care for their own pet. Dogs and cats must remain on a leash if out of the resident's room and are not allowed in any areas where eating is taking place.


    Q: What safety features or security measures do you provide to protect residents who wander?

    A: We do offer wander- guard bracelets for those residents requiring a bit more supervision. These bracelets alarm the staff when the resident approaches a door leading to the outside. Construction of the new Bridge To Rediscovery Memory Care Unit is expected to be completed in January 2018. This is a completely secure unit in which it's residents are able to wander indoors and outside (weather permitting) without worry or harm.


    Q: What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

    A: All staff at Overlook Green receive required State trainings on a monthly basis, as well as many Five Star trainings provided by our parent company pertinent to their positions. Five Star also encourages personal growth through a Tuition Reimbursement program, an Executive Director mentor program and many other opportunities available to employees.


    Q: Describe your community's overall population of assisted living residents. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

    A: We have such a varied population here at Overlook Green. We have resident that are in their 60's to some in the 100's!! We have weekly luncheons out in the community plus anywhere from 6 - 8 activities a day including a daily exercise class. We are truly blessed with one of the best Activities programs around and our Director of Activities was voted the Assisted Living Employee of the year in all of Pennsylvania!!


    Q: How do you keep residents’ families informed about their loved ones?

    A: Families are regularly informed of condition changes, medication changes, physician orders initiated and/or changed by the 24 hour medical personnel in the building or via their Primary Care Physicians. We work closely with Therapy companies, Durable medical companies, home health agencies and hospice agencies to collaborate and provide the best possible care for your loved one.


    Q: What is your community's care staff-to-resident ratio during daytime and nighttime hours?

    A: Our staffing is regulated by the Department of Health & Human Services on a daily basis. We pride ourselves in not only having enough staff, but in having more than we are required to on any given day or night.


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    Features of Overlook Green


    Costs

    • Minimum Rate: $3105/month
    • Rent Plus Care Fees
    • Entry Fee
    • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental

    Room and housing options

    • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
    • Studio Apartments

    Dining options

    • Dining Room Shared Meals

    Features

    • Beauty Barber Shop
    • Resident Transportation
    • Party Space
    • General Store
    • Tv Room
    • Garden And Patio
    • Resident Parking
    • Features Extra: Library

    Cleaning services

    • Laundry For Linens
    • Private Cleaning Services
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry For Clothing

    Technology and entertainment

    • Wifi
    • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

    Health services

    • Medication Management
    • Physical Therapy
    • Nurse On Staff: Yes

    Activities

    • Offsite Activities
    • Music
    • Games
    • Religious Services
    • Lectures Discussions
    • Wii Sports
    • Fitness Room
    • Arts And Crafts

    Financial guidance

    • Va Benefits Consultation
    • Financing Advice

    Guest services

    • Guest Parking
    • Guests At Mealtime

    Diet

    • Diabetic
    • Low Fat
    • Low Salt

    Languages

    • English

    General

    • Minimum Age: None
    • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

    Range of services

    • Physical Therapy

    Licenses

    • Licenses: Pennsylvania

    About Overlook Green


    Overlook Green offers compassionate senior care in Whitehall, PA. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff works closely with our residents to provide the utmost care and comfort. As part of the Five Star corporation, you can be sure that everyone at Overlook Green shares the Five Star Values, and is committed to a high level of caring in all that they do. Please schedule a visit to see why we are the first choice in senior care in Whitehall, PA.

    Services Offered
    • Nursing care available 24-hours a day
    • Assistance with personal care
    • Medication management
    • Physician services available
    • Regular individualized needs assessment
    • Social, recreational, educational and spiritual activities
    • Complete dining program with snacks
    • Emergency response system
    • Maintenance of buildings and grounds
    • Clinical services
    • Licensed PT/OT/SLP through home health partnerships
    • 3 meals daily
    • Hospice care
    • Daily housekeeping, laundry and linen services
    • Daily housekeeping services
    • Scheduled local transportation available

    What Makes Us Special


    We are located in a residential area on 8 beautiful acres. We have a licensed nurse in the community at all times.

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