Friends Home in Kennett

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

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147 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Call (800) 385-2527
Friends Home in Kennett (800) 385-2527

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July 05, 2012

By emilycook1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandmother has been at this facility for over 3 years and we have never had any problems. The staff is excellent. They are always kind and friendly, and very understanding when we bring my grandma home late! They also call to inform us if my grandmother is sick or behaving strangely, like not eating. They always keep us in the loop. The facility is small, but it has a comforting, community feel to it. Each room is a single with closet room and a bathroom. The facility also allows residents to bring in their own furniture like chairs and dressers if they want to. The facility also has a spacious wrap-around deck with lots of chairs. The lawn and garden beds are well kept, and it is a beautiful place to sit in the spring and summer. They also have lots of activities throughout the week to keep residents entertained, like holiday parties, craft days, and musical groups that come to perform. Overall Friends Home is a fantastic facility.
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Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Friends Home in Kennett. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our average age is 85. Our Performance Arts Coordinator oversees our Glee Club, Chime Choir, and individual piano lessons as well as music apprecaition. Residents also enjoy country rides and shopping trips in our bus.

What programs or activities does Friends Home in Kennett offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We have a Performance Arts Program (music, choir, chime choir); Day trips; Wellness Program;

What places are near Friends Home in Kennett or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We are IN the town of Kennett Square so have the library, Y, as well as restaurants and shops in walking distance. (Longwood Gardens is 8 minutes away!!!!!)

What transportation services does Friends Home in Kennett offer to assisted living residents?

Group trips and DURING COVID precautions individual trips to doctors.

What makes the chef or dining program at Friends Home in Kennett exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our Director of Dining services was trained at the Culinary Institute. We offer at least two choices for the main course of every meal and have an extensive Always Available menu.

What safety features or security measures does Friends Home in Kennett offer to assisted living residents?

We have cameras at exits and in the parking lot. We have a night security staff member that walks the property every evening.

How does Friends Home in Kennett keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We have a close working relationship with all families and use phone calls and emails to informa families of changes to their family members. We also have an Email BLAST that goes out when there is an important statement on our web site - such as our COVID status.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Friends Home in Kennett during daytime and nighttime hours?

Personal Care Assistants/ Med Techs day and evening ratio is at least 1 to 10 residents plus our nurse Director of Personal Care who is onsight 5 days a week and on call 24/7

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

CPR; Medical Tech training and reviews; Residents Rights; and Montessori Method of Care with Seniors.

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Friends Home in Kennett. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

We only have 6 IL apartments. Our IL apartment have steps and ramps therefore persons in need of a walker qualify for Supportive IL within the main buidling. The average age in our 6 IL apartments is 80 and a favorite activity is our day bus trips to Longwood Gardens (7 minutes away)and other interesting places in PA and DE.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Longwood Gardens, various museums, including the Brandywine River museum, and local Gardens. There are many shopping venues in our area including the town of Kennett Square, Chadds Ford, and even the quaint villages in Lancaster are close enough for day trips.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Friends Home in Kennett has organized?

Seriously? Since mid-March there have only been small rides in the country with less than 6 residents in our Bus. They discovered covered bridges, lakes, and parks right in our back yard!

What transportation services does Friends Home in Kennett offer to independent living residents?

IL residents are welcome to ride our bus for group activities along with Assisted living residents.

What makes the chef or dining program at Friends Home in Kennett exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our Director of Dining Services - himself a chef - was trained at the Culinary Institute. He incorporates new and different dishes along with time-honored favorites. He also welcomes recipes offered by residents and has Ethnic and seasonal special meals throughout the year.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

The original parlor, Sunroom, Library, wrap-around porch, Koi Pond sitting area, truly the entire campus.

What safety features or security measures does Friends Home in Kennett offer to independent living residents?

We have cameras at exits and in the parking lot. We have a night security staff member that walks the property every evening.

If Friends Home in Kennett accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Pets are welcome in our IL apartments. Accompanied by owner, they can enjoy the porch

Does Friends Home in Kennett work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

IWe have several staff members on call and have almost never had the need for registry staffing.

What safety features or security measures does Friends Home in Kennett provide to protect residents who wander?

We cannot accept residents who wander, however when a current resident has the beginnings of exit seeking we employ a Wander Guard so the resident can stay as long as safely possible.

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Services and Amenities of Friends Home in Kennett

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  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Entry Fee Cost: 4000
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3485/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2060/month

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: No
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: 1 1/2 Bath Couples Suite

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Wrap Around Porch; Easy Access To The Town Of Kennett Square;

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Tv Cable Is Available In All Rooms And Apartments; Included For Short Term Stays

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes
  • Pharma

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Activities Extra: Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime

Diet

  • Diabetic
  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt
  • Diet Extra: Lactose Intolerant To Types Of Special Diets

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

General

  • Resident Capacity: 49
  • Staff Patient Ratio: 8 1
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: No

Range of services

  • Personal Care Assistants

Licenses

  • Licenses: PA Personal Care
  • State Licenses: 140020
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About Friends Home in Kennett

Friends Home is a non-profit senior living community that offers a variety of living options to help residents remain independent and active. For more than 100 years, Friends Home in Kennett has been a special part of historic Kennett Square. It’s a place where life is comfortable, relationships are rewarding, and friends truly become family.

Our tradition of hospitality and caring began in 1898, when a group from the Religious Society of Friends (“Quakers”) came together to serve the area’s older adults.

Today, Friends Home offers a range of options for seniors including independent living, supportive independent living, personal care and skilled nursing.

What Makes Us Special

Friends Home is a warm, comfortable, homey community situated in the heart of Kennett Square. Our Supportive Independent Residents receive all the benefits of Assisted Living without health care or extra fees. Should care be needed in the future, they do not have to move – we bring the care to them!

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