The Birches at Newtown

Offers Assisted Living

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70 Durham Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Call (844) 325-8230
The Birches at Newtown (844) 325-8230

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Assisted Living Reviews for The Birches at Newtown

November 24, 2015

By Anonymous115902350

I visited this facility

I really like The Birches at Newton. It’s very convenient for me. The place is new, so everything was very clean and bright. The people seemed very friendly.

November 22, 2015

By BJ7

I visited this facility

The Birches at Newtown was a really nice, new place. The staff seemed very nice, and I really liked them a lot, but they did not have anything available. They had really good physical therapy where they keep everybody active. I liked that.

December 10, 2014

By Robert98173250

I visited this facility

I saw the Birches at Newtown's dining area, but I did not eat there. I think the rooms lack a little bit of spaciousness. I saw an art room, and I think there was somebody who was instructing painting. There was a person there who greeted me at the front door. They could upgrade their décor.
Provider Response

Thanks so much for visiting The Birches of Newton. Your comments about spaciousness and décor were surprising since The Birches of Newtown is a new community. Most people comment on the number and size of the common spaces. You mentioned the art room, but did you also see our Theater, Exercise Room, Activity Room and outdoor patios (for when the weather warms up)? We hope you’ll come back and join us for a meal in the dining room and take another look around. We want to earn that 5th star!

October 24, 2014

By Caring91380650

I visited this facility

I also visited the Birches. It was brand new. The rooms were big and beautiful. Everything was clean, spotless, and open. They said they had activities, but I didn't see any because it was Saturday. We didn't eat there, but we saw the dining room; it looked OK and clean. The staff was friendly. However, they don't recognize Medicaid/Medicare at all. They said to us "If you to come here and your money would run out, they would not let Medicaid, and you would have to transfer out to another facility," and that was not good at all.
Provider Response

Thanks so much for visiting The Birches of Newton and giving us a 5-Star Rating! I encourage you to visit our website at www.thebirchesatnewtown.com to view our monthly activity calendar ~ I’m sorry you visited at a time when no activities were scheduled, but we have a full calendar that includes something for everyone. I also want to make sure that you understand that no Personal Care communities in Pennsylvania can accept Medicare or Medicaid. However, we are happy to work with families with Long Term Care Insurance and have information about the VA Aid and Attendance benefit if people qualify.

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Questions about The Birches at Newtown

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Our staff is specially trained and updated in the latest methods and techniques in caring for a resident with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia's. This means that your loved one will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity in an environment that is kind and loving.

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

The Birches at Newtown provides an affordable, home-like environment for older adults who require some level of personal assistance. Every resident at The Birches will find a unique mix of security and independence, privacy and companionship, and physical and social well-being.

What programs or activities does The Birches at Newtown offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Our Activities Director creates a diverse monthly calendar full of the interests expressed by our residents. We recognize the importance of balancing social and entertaining activities with those focused on physical and mental well-being. Planned activities are included in the monthly rent at The Birches. The Birches at Newtown is a community that prides itself in the diversity of opportunities it offers its residents to remain active and engaged. We strive to make senior living as safe as it is healthy, mentally stimulating and fun. Planned activities are included in the monthly rent. Below is a sample of typical activities that are scheduled for residents of The Birches at Newtown.

What places are near The Birches at Newtown or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Weekly outings to local businesses and restaurants are a few of the activities included in our residents daily lives and room rate.

What transportation services does The Birches at Newtown offer to assisted living residents?

At The Birches, residents receive 24-hour personal care assistance and medication management, in addition to three delicious meals served daily in the dining room, housekeeping and laundry services, social events and transportation to local outings and appointments.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Birches at Newtown exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Good nutrition plays a vital role in senior care as well as rehabilitation care. At The Birches at Newtown, personal care residents enjoy three freshly prepared, home-cooked meals that are served daily in our intimate, cozy dining room.

What safety features or security measures does The Birches at Newtown offer to assisted living residents?

Our Program Manager will coordinate your loved one’s needs through an interdisciplinary team approach. We communicate regularly with families and health care professionals so we can make sure that your loved one’s needs are met. We encourage families to visit often and to participate in the activities and special events. Many families discover that without the responsibility of personal care giving, they can truly relax and enjoy the time they spend with their loved one. Please come visit us and discover what it means to be at home at The Birches.

How does The Birches at Newtown keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We have an active Facebook site and monthly newsletters.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at The Birches at Newtown during daytime and nighttime hours?

The Birches believes and treats our residents as the special individuals they are. Our staff ratios vary contingent upon the care needs of our residents.

If The Birches at Newtown accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

The Birches is happy to announce we are a pet-friendly environment.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Our staff is specially trained and updated in the latest methods and techniques in caring for a resident with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia's. This means that your loved one will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity in an environment that is kind and loving.

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

The Birches believes and treats our residents as the special individuals they are. Our staff ratios vary contingent upon the care needs of our residents.

What safety features or security measures does The Birches at Newtown provide to protect residents who wander?

We provide comfort and care for the residents of our community by providing compassionate assistance of a superior quality and value. We support our mission by providing ongoing training to our staff and continuous collaboration with residents, families, and professional support services that ensure the highest quality of life for all of our residents.

What programs or activities does The Birches at Newtown offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

The Birches provides continued staff training and education in the format of Teepa Snow - positive approach to brain change.

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

A trained, skilled, and certified member conducts a physical and cognitive assessments.

What techniques does The Birches at Newtown use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Teepa Snow - positive approach to brain change.

How does The Birches at Newtown keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Continued consistently scheduled care conferences with the leadership team and the families.

Describe the neighborhood around The Birches at Newtown. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

In the heart beat of Newtown, PA - with views of rolling green spaces but close proximity to the arts, entertainment, and restaurants the borough provides.

Is The Birches at Newtown affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

The Birches has a longstanding relationship with many local physician's, specialist, and hospital networks.

Costs for The Birches at Newtown

Cost of Assisted Living

$ 1,234

Starting Price

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Services and Amenities of The Birches at Newtown

Costs

  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4043/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Studio Deluxe

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharma

Activities

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

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime

General

  • Staff Patient Ratio: 10 To 1
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

Licenses

  • Licenses: Personal Care
  • State Licenses: 140500

About The Birches at Newtown

Need assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing or medication management? At The Birches Personal Care and Memory Care Community you will find all the services you need to live a healthy and happy life.

The month-to-month lease includes three meals daily served in the dining room, housekeeping and laundry services, social events and transportation to local outings and appointments, plus 24-hour personal care assistance. Located within the community is Daybreak at The Birches, a secure neighborhood designed for those with memory-impairing illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease. Residents in this area receive all the amenities of personal care along with specialized care and programs.


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