Magnolias of Chambersburg

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

17 Reviews
745 Norland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Call (800) 385-2527
Magnolias of Chambersburg (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Magnolias of Chambersburg

October 05, 2016

By Ron241405

I visited this facility

Magnolias of Chambersburg facility seems quite adequate for the purposes that I was visiting for my mother in law. The rooms were pleasantly big, and they were of nice size. The facility seemed relatively well-kept and new, and it was a single floor -- no travelling up and down stairs. It was an impressive little facility, but that was one of the issues; it was such a small facility. It was simply for one level of care in that particular building; it turned to be kind of a downhill as in case something ever happened to my mother like a fall or some other medical condition.

Provider Response

Hello Ron, We're so glad you came to visit our community. We are proud to provide two levels of care in our community, both Senior Living (Personal Care) services, and our Life Stories Memory Care neighborhood. Our Magnolias does have two buildings - one for Senior Living and one for memory care, so perhaps you just didn't get to take a look at both, though we're excited to share that we'll be combining the buildings with some state of the art renovations in the near future. We'd love to invite you back for another tour to show you all the wonderful improvements we make!

September 29, 2016

By Donna000616

I visited this facility

I was really very impressed by Magnolias. The atmosphere was very nice; each person had their own little area. They decorated their own doors, so walking down the hallway you could see what people liked. The lady who helped us there was extremely nice. The community rooms were very pleasant, and the people were just walking, seeming very happy.

Provider Response

Thank you for your kind words, Donna! We take great pride in creating an inviting atmosphere where our residents truly feel at home! We're glad you were able to share that experience with us.

July 29, 2016

By Ed808080

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose Magnolias of Chambersburg for my mom because they have a memory care unit. I also like that it’s small and secure. The food is not anything fantastic, but it is not industrial food. They have people like a podiatrist and hairdressers visit. They have separate bathing facilities and private rooms with their own half bath. They have cable TV in each of the rooms.

November 26, 2015

By jbbarnes

Other was instrumental in my placing my wife in the memory care unit at Magnolias. She is comfortable and well adjusted to this 24 bed unit. The staff is attentive and loving of their residents. I am pleased and thankful for the placement and Caring's help in finding accommodation for my wife.

September 07, 2015

By Caring112741950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We already have my parents in Magnolias of Chambersburg. We are very pleased with it. The staff is exceptional, friendly, and they know all of the clients' names. The apartments are very nice; I find them the best in the area. The whole place is a very homey atmosphere. It is small but homey. There are 24 rooms for the memory care, and my mother is in one of them; there are 24 rooms in the senior living, and my father is in one of them. They are close enough that they can easily walk back and forth and visit each other, so they are both very pleased with the arrangement. They do as much for the residents as what we would do for our parents. They play Bingo, and they have church groups that come in, birthday parties, and crafts for them. They take them on scenic drives, and they take them out for ice-cream or to restaurants periodically. There is plenty to do. The only downside is they are definitely geared towards the ambulatory. They really aren't staffed to do a lot of heavy nursing. They only have an RN on duty 8 hours a day, and in the off-hours, it's Med-techs. They don't have a physical thereapy facility on-site; they bring in people, but that is just not the same thing because you can't bring in the equipment and everything, so their ability to do physical therapy on-site is limited.

June 29, 2015

By Caring110532950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My dad is in The Magnolias. The facility is very clean. The management and the nurses there seem very caring. He is getting quality care. The room is a little smaller than I expected, but it is very clean and very nice. The security appears to be very good. You have to sign and ring a bell to go in. The cleanliness that I see is very good. I like that he is taken care of and protected. He cannot get out and hurt himself. They bring food over from another facility that they are connected with, but I think that is going to improve.

May 22, 2015

By Rayna1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Dad is currently at Magnolias of Chambersburg. The food is institutional, but not bad. My dad likes it. I think they are very caring from what I see. I did not see anything negative from the staff. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept. The facility itself is very lovely. The room that my dad is in has its own bathroom, and they are of good size. It’s very sunny and very nice. They have Bible study, and people come in to sing and entertain the residents. The director is very capable and very good with the residents.

July 31, 2014

By Bob86296350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I took my sister to Magnolias twice for respite care. My sister is not a senior, she is intellectually disabled though. I chose this one because the staff to client ratio was pretty good. It is a small facility. We were pleased with their performance the first time around. Everything was fine, but the last time I took her there, they had some problem and I was very unsatisfied. I left my sister there for two weeks. When I returned for her, her hair hadn't been washed for 15 days. Also I thought that the security was a little lax. Thirdly, they instituted a new protocol for clients with fall risk. They were going to put a colored band on my sister's wrist to identify her as a fall risk. When I got there, she didn't have the band on. I pointed to the executive director that I thought they had training and communication issues. Somebody dropped a ball on that. I paid $400 for enhanced care for two weeks on top of $1600 and I didn't have any problem with that, but I went, came back there and found out that her hair hadn't been washed since I dropped her off there, I was very upset.

Provider Response

Thanks so much for your feedback. I am glad that for first stay was successful and am disappointed that your second stay was not. The concerns that you expressed are not to the standards that we expect in our community. We always work to respond very promptly to correct any challenges. After your follow up here and with our community leadership, we re-affirmed our team members understanding of the new program and added more time for caregivers to ensure that others don’t have the same experience. Thanks again for your feedback and hopefully your sister will join us again for a visit in the future.

June 10, 2011

By FormerACM

Visited this facility

I visited this home as a professional. I was struck with the feel of the place right away. It goes for the at home feel however just barely misses. It feels more like a motel at times however the staff was always very friendly and accommodating. There seemed to be alot of activities that people could participate in and when I was there people were active with chatting, playing cards and seemed to be having an enjoyable experience. The dementia floor seems to be well organized with locked doors and alarms to make sure that if someone were to slip out the door they would be able to be found prior to leaving the building. One very nice thing about this place is that they offer a nice veterans discount which helps many families afford their costs.
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Services and Amenities of Magnolias of Chambersburg


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4296/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $4687/month

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Studio Deluxe

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

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


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 26
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy


  • State Licenses: 307690 - PERSONAL CARE HOMES
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About Magnolias of Chambersburg

Magnolias of Chambersburg, a cozy, quaint senior living and memory care community situated in a charming and thriving neighborhood just minutes from historical downtown Chambersburg combines all the amenities, social atmosphere and personalized care of contemporary senior living with the comforts of home.

Historically captivating downtown Chambersburg is just a short drive away, but at Magnolias of Chambersburg you will find beauty right at your doorstep. Our grounds include a beautiful outdoor garden patio that is perfect for friendly gatherings. A covered country porch offers residents a quaint, picturesque view. Inside, we provide a casual living room with an aviary, a long-time favorite for residents as well as visiting guests. There are plenty of other cozy, welcoming areas for families and friends to gather including our club room which has a fireplace, a beautiful dining room, a movie theater, and even our full service salon.

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