Dorothy may have said, "There's no place like home", but in this case I beg to differ! When my brothers and I were faced with the decision as to where our mother, who has Alzheimer's Disease, would be best cared for, we chose the Crawford County Care Center in Saegertown, PA.
The Center is located in a beautiful rural setting and has lovely surroundings in which to walk (or wheel) mom on nice days. There are warmly lit and comfortable inside nooks that beacon when inside visits are more desirable. The Center is clean and friendly with staff who greet every resident and every visitor by name and with genuine smiles. From housekeepers to cooks to maintainence folks to nurses and aides, it's patently obviouse that every single one of them love their jobs - and love their people! Activities are numerous and all are invited to join. Local talent volunteers to entertain regularly, birthday celebrations with cake and ice cream are held every month, and holidays find the Center filled with music and lovely decorations. Meals are prepared tailored to each individual's preferences and are served family style in bright, cheerful dining rooms. Oh, and by the way, the food is wonderful!
The most important aspect of Crawford County Care Center is my family's feeling of confidence in our decision to place our mom there. Staff never hesitate to call if a need arises; our family feels welcome when we visit, and when we are called away, we are confident that mom is getting the best love she can get in our absence. And here's my highest recommendation: If ever I need to be placed, the Crawford County Care Center will be my first choice!