The Pines Senior Living Clarks Summit, PA

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

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1300 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Call (800) 385-2527
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December 27, 2016

By Melody738251

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The Pines At Clarks Summit was very nice and clean but small. The rooms were lovely and had dressers, nice lamps, and an easy chair. They had a beautiful dining room. There were physical activities, like exercises; crafts; a little library; and a big hall where they gather for Christmas. Everything was perfect.
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Questions about The Pines Senior Living

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Our Memory Care Team trains bi-monthly to learn new methods of caring for and assisting our residents with mid-stage Dementia. Validation Therapy, cuing and ongoing training with ADL's are just a small sample of how are staff is educated in memory care.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at The Pines Senior Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The residents at The Pines enjoy an active, social lifestyle. The average age at The Pines is 87. Weekly Happy Hour with live entertainment always proves to be our most popular event, Our residents also enjoy lingering over a great meal in the restaurant and a Saturday evening movie on the big screen in the theater.

What programs or activities does The Pines Senior Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?

In addition to a robust activities calendar, The Pines schedules regular excursions to the library and various events within Clarks Summit and surrounding areas. Autumn drives to view the fall foliage, Christmas Light Tours and Music in the Park are just a few of our residents favorite off-site events.

What places are near The Pines Senior Living or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

The Country Club of Scranton and Clarks Summit Public Library are both located a short distance from our facility.

What transportation services does The Pines Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?

The Pines provides complimentary private transportation to and from wellness appointments within a 15 mile radius of the property.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Pines Senior Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our restaurant serves three meals daily from a daily menu comprised of nutritious and delicious options.

What safety features or security measures does The Pines Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?

Doors are secured at all times in between our regular visiting hours at The Pines Senior Living is from 9AM-8PM. All residents and guests are required to sign in and out when leaving and returning to the facility. Residents provide notice for all overnight travel In addition, The Pines discretely notifies our entire staff on our residents activities.

How does The Pines Senior Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Our Director of Wellness is in close contact with all of our residents families. Informing loved ones of health issues, doctor visits and any changes in overall well-being are just a few reasons our Director will contact families directly.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at The Pines Senior Living during daytime and nighttime hours?

Currently The Pines care staff to resident ratio is 5 to 1.

If The Pines Senior Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

N/A

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Our staff attend bi-weekly trainings on care topics such as dementia, ambulation and assistance with ADL's and cuing.

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at The Pines Senior Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The residents at The Pines enjoy an active, social lifestyle. The average age at The Pines is 87. Weekly Happy Hour with live entertainment always proves to be our most popular event, Our residents also enjoy lingering over a great meal in the restaurant and a Saturday evening movie on the big screen in the theater.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

The Pines provides complimentary private transportation to and from wellness appointments within a 15 mile radius of the property.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at The Pines Senior Living has organized?

Trips to library and in-town events. Fall Foliage excursions and winter light show trips.

What transportation services does The Pines Senior Living offer to independent living residents?

The Pines provides complimentary private transportation to and from wellness appointments within a 15 mile radius of the property.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Pines Senior Living exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our restaurant serves three meals daily from a daily menu comprised of nutritious and delicious options.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

All that pertain to Supportive Care

What safety features or security measures does The Pines Senior Living offer to independent living residents?

Same as Supportive Living.

If The Pines Senior Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

N/A

Does The Pines Senior Living work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Yes

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

3 & 2

What safety features or security measures does The Pines Senior Living provide to protect residents who wander?

The Pines has a secure Memory Care facility ,Evergreen, where any resident with elopement issues can live with freedom and dignity.

What programs or activities does The Pines Senior Living offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

• Monthly Activity Calendar which includes daily group programs such as Music Listening, Religious Services, Happy Hour, Movies, Live Entertainment, etc. • Interactive Programming: Daily Morning Exercise, Baking/Cooking groups, Gardening groups, Arts & Crafts, Trivia and Word Games, etc. • Individual Programming: Manicures, Cards, tasks related interaction (i.e., assistance with folding, table setting, etc., as per resident preference) • We also offer a variety of Reminiscing programs throughout the week • Using such things as photo albums/pictures, old familiar items provoking memories and experiences from the past. • Discussion groups where residents are encouraged to share memorable stories and experiences from their past, helping to stimulate and preserve Long-term memory through gentle, supportive conversation. (Also, offered in small groups and individual visits.)

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

• Initial Assessment Health: DOW, PCP and Family • Subsequent assessment by MCA providing additional input and support regarding residents’ cognitive functioning

What techniques does The Pines Senior Living use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

• Friendly reminders provided by staff • Mealtimes posted on Daily Activity Board • Techniques such as the use of contrasting colors food to plate and plate to table, helping residents to better distinguish between items. • Small portions are served in stages to help residents focus on and enjoy the process of dining without feeling overwhelmed • We provide residents ample time to enjoy their meal, desert and conversation without feeling rushed • We encourage social interaction by offering family style seating arrangements creating an environment where residents can chat and connect. Although we do offer smaller table seating arrangements as well, for those who might prefer a more private dining experience. • Cuing, encouragement, and individual assistance are provided by staff throughout all mealtimes as needed to help maintain resident dignity, independence, and safety.

How does The Pines Senior Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

• MCA offers family support by way of phone, e-mail and in-person visits regarding residents’ overall adjustment to our Memory Care Community.

Describe the neighborhood around The Pines Senior Living. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

The Pines and Evergreen Memory Care are located in the beautiful town of Clarks Summit. The Scranton Country Club, public parks, and a walkable downtown with shops and restaurants are just down the road from our facility.

Is The Pines Senior Living affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

The Pines will recommend alternative care if a resident is in need of more specialized treatment. We work with many area professionals and facilities/hospitals.

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Services and Amenities of The Pines Senior Living

Costs

  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4980/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $4200/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $6950/month

Room and housing options

  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

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

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

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

Activities

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

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime

General

  • Resident Capacity: 72
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Personal Care Assistants
  • In Home Health
  • Physical Therapy

Payment options

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Licenses

  • State Licenses: 226120 - PERSONAL CARE HOMES
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About The Pines Senior Living

The Pines Senior Living is committed to providing seniors a warm, nurturing, home-like environment and remarkable, individual attention and respect, in a vibrant living community that enables residents to thrive with dignity and independence at a level that matches their individual needs. Our all-inclusive pricing includes fully furnished private and companion accommodations with cable television, phone service, and internet; assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) such as dressing, bathing, toileting and medication administration and management; restaurant-style dining; stimulating social and recreational programs; laundry and housekeeping services; complementary transportation with wheelchair lift; coordination of services from visiting providers such as physical therapy, lab, x-ray and physician visits. Our thoughtfully designed building incorporates oversized windows in rooms as well as throughout the public spaces to provide abundant natural light.

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