Heartis of Yardley
Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care
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Assisted Living Reviews for Heartis of Yardley
January 31, 2022
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Memory Care Reviews for Heartis of Yardley
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Questions about Heartis of Yardley
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
Direct care staff working in our Generations Memory Care Program receive 8 hours of initial training within the first 30 days of the date of hire and a minimum of 8 hours of annual training related to dementia care and services, in addition to the 16 hours of annual training specified in 55 Pa. Code § 2800.65 (relating to staff orientation and direct care staff person training and orientation).
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Heartis of Yardley. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
We are a new community. Our residents tend to enjoy physical, cultural, social and spiritual activities. In addition, excursions to nearby Heritage Conservancy sites, farms, community playhouses, parks and lakes are of great interest to our incoming residents. Our residents are retired teachers, CEOs, healthcare professionals, philanthropists, community volunteers, and more, each with a valued story that enhances the vibrancy of our community!
What programs or activities does Heartis of Yardley offer to enrich residents' well-being?
While we create a calendar to engage our residents on a daily basis, we also seek input from them in the development of our programs & activities offerings. Residents can enjoy card games & shuffleboard in our game room, fitness activities in our fitness center & interior courtyards, Chef's Academy with our Culinary Services Director in our Vibrant Life Activity Room, cultural discussions on movies viewed in our Theater, special holiday celebrations including those that honor our residents as individuals & groups, activities that support a resident-led charitable cause, & activity offerings with the Executive Director (ex. "Move, Munch & Mingle with the ED"). In addition, we have Signature Programs: (1) This is Your Life - highlighting a resident's lifestory & accomplishments; (2) Livin' The Dream - to live out a dream or goal a resident has always wanted to do; (3) Path to Wellness - increase health & wellness; &, (4) Vibrant Life Inspires - local community charitable endeavors.
What places are near Heartis of Yardley or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Yardley and Lower Makefield Township are known for its resident-friendly walking paths, parks, and local historical sites. Local places of interest are: 1. 9/11 Memorial Garden of Reflection 2. Veterans Square Monument 3. 5-Mile Woods 4. Lake Afton; Shady Brook Farms 5. Sesame Place for the grandkids and the kids at heart 6. Delaware Canal State Park 7. Washington Crossing Historic Park 8. Makefield Highlands Golf Club 9. Styer's Orchard & Styer's Market 10. Patterson Farm 11. Core Creek Park & Tyler State Park 12. Iconic Bucks County Covered Bridges 13. Multiple Bucks County wineries 14. A little further off the beaten path: Bowman's Hill Tavern & Wildflower Preserve; Bucks County Playhouse; Moravian Tile Works; Deerwood Alpaca Farm; Bucks County Civil War Museum; Peddler's Village; and many more incredible sites
What transportation services does Heartis of Yardley offer to assisted living residents?
Scheduled local transportation for medical appointments, shopping excursions and field trips. Our bus can transport 14 residents including space for 2 wheelchairs.
What makes the chef or dining program at Heartis of Yardley exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Elevate® is our innovative program that transforms the dining experience into a culinary celebration. Exhibition cooking, immersive dining, and resident-inspired menus bring community members together to enjoy each other’s company and a healthy, made-from-scratch meal in our restaurant-style dining areas. All-day dining, from 7:00am through 7:00pm, is available in our Grove Dining Hall. Grab & Go snacks and beverages are available in our Blue Heron Bistro. Or, residents can enjoy a glass of wine in our Edgewater Bar prior to dinner.
What safety features or security measures does Heartis of Yardley offer to assisted living residents?
We abide by all CDC & local guidelines to manage the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Our entrance is managed by our Concierge team. All visitors must check-in at the front desk and abide by COVID-19 protocols. Residents receive an emergency pendant & all apartments are equipped with an emergency call system. First Aid kits, sprinklers, fire alarms, & fire extinguishers are located throughout the community. All team members are trained on fire & emergency safety protocols. We follow our community-wide emergency operations plan. As a licensed assisted living & memory care community, nurses, nursing assistants and medication technicians are available 24/7. All new residents are tested for the Coronavirus prior to & on the day of move-in. AEDs are available in the community. Key personnel are certified in Adult AED, CPR & Standard First Aid. All team members wear masks, maintain safe social distancing when not providing direct care services, & clean between every service & appointment.
How does Heartis of Yardley keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
We utilize all forms of communication with our residents' families, from phone calls, in-person meetings, text messages, emails and mail via the USPS. Supplementary to formal modes of communication for individual resident updates, we share community updates on our website and social media pages, in addition to a community newsletter.
If Heartis of Yardley accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
Heartis Yardley is a pet-friendly community. We have indoor courtyards and walking paths. In addition, Yardley and Lower Makefield Township has connecting walking paths including one our residents may join at the entrance of our community. The Executive Director volunteers with animal rescue organizations and welcomes visits with our furry residents. Treats will always be on-hand!
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
All team members receiving training on how to compassionately support the day-to-day needs of residents, including those with memory impairments while also finding ways to engage with them. Direct care staff members, by regulation, receive at least 16 hours of annual training related to their specific job duties. In addition, administrative staff, direct care staff persons, ancillary staff persons, substitute personnel and volunteers receive at least 4 hours of dementia-specific training within 30 days of hire and at least 2 hours of dementia-specific training annually thereafter.
What safety features or security measures does Heartis of Yardley provide to protect residents who wander?
Our Generations Memory Care residents and programs reside in a secured neighborhood, with a magnetically-secured entrance accessed from our assisted living area by authorized personnel. Guests are escorted into our Generations Neighborhood. Our courtyard is secured as well. Residents identified as an elopement risk receive a wander-guard device as well.
What programs or activities does Heartis of Yardley offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Much like our Assisted Living Vibrant Life(R) program, our memory care residents' have a varied list of activities aimed at engagement, stimulation and empowerment. Art classes, games, cultural programs, personal music playlists, theater, gardening, excursions, and nature walks are just a few of the activities and programs offered to our Generations residents. Our Signature Programs creates an immersive and engaging environment that honors the past, connects with the present and inspires the future. Through our Life Story Displays, Culinary Creations, Tune Into Me, From Our Generation to Yours, It's All Right, & Never Stop Exploring Signature Programs, our residents
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Residents' health and cognitive functioning is first assessed by our RN. However, it is a team approach as our Generations and Assisted Living team members receive annual dementia training to recognize early warning signs of memory impairments. In collaboration with our residents, their physicians, specialists and family members, we discuss and update the resident's care plan in accordance with their needs. Our Generations residents are re-assessed on a quarterly basis, when there is a change in status or discharge from a medical facility and return to the community.
What techniques does Heartis of Yardley use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Our Generations Memory Care Program is designed to engage, stimulate, and empower our Generation residents. First, our Culinary Creations signature programs focuses on preparing recipes from the past. From the color of our dishware to special weighted utensils, if needed, to the presentation of our dishes, each one entices the sight, smell and palate of our residents. Healthy, chef-prepared entrees, made from scratch, are adapted to meet the dietary needs of our residents without compromising appearance or taste. Utilizing molds, modified diets are provided to our residents resembling the food they are eating. Of course, person-centered reminders and redirection, when necessary, are techniques our team utilizes to insure our residents maintain their health and wellness through nutrition.
How does Heartis of Yardley keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Much like we do for our Assisted Living residents, we utilize all forms of communication with our residents' families, from phone calls, in-person meetings, text messages, emails and mail via the USPS. In addition, we may FaceTime or do video chats with family members. We also capture videos or pictures of residents to share with their families. Supplementary to formal modes of communication for individual resident updates, we share community updates on our website and social media pages, in addition to a community newsletter.
Describe the neighborhood around Heartis of Yardley. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Heartis Yardley is nestled a residential setting of Yardley, Lower Makefield Township. We are close to several shopping centers and restaurants. Major transportation arteries of I-95 & US Route 1, located nearby, offer convenience for visits from our residents' families.
Is Heartis of Yardley affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
We have no affiliations with any one particular healthcare system, rather we offer our residents choice. We are fortunate to have many top-rated healthcare systems in our area including Trinity Healthcare - St. Mary Medical Center; Capital Health System; Penn Healthcare; and Jefferson Health.
Costs for Heartis of Yardley
Services and Amenities of Heartis of Yardley
- Entry Fee
- Entry Fee Cost: 3000
- Assisted Living Starting At: $5200/month
- Memory Care Starting At: $6700/month
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- Companion Suites: No
- Studio Apartments
- Dining Room Shared Meals
- Resident Transportation
- Coffee Shop
- Party Space
- Hiking Trails
- Garden And Patio
- Laundry For Linens
- Laundry For Clothing
Technology and entertainment
- Cable In Rooms
- Nurse On Staff: Yes
- Book Clubs
- Fitness Room
- Activities Extra: Theater, Library,
- Resident Capacity: 115
- Respite Care
- Minimum Age: 60
- Pets: All Pets Allowed
- State Licenses: 147720 - ASSISTED LIVING - SPECIAL CARE
About Heartis of Yardley
Heartis Yardley is a boutique senior living community focused on the care and comfort of every resident. It offers luxurious apartments, upscale amenities, and a vibrant atmosphere for a close-knit community of neighbors to continue a life well lived.
As a licensed assisted living community, Heartis Yardley is prepared to continuously meet the healthcare needs of residents as they increase over time. So residents always receive the support they’re looking for without having to look for a new place to live. We also provide access to a licensed nurse, around-the-clock care teams, and educational programs that inform residents and their families about disease prevention and self-care.
We believe health and happiness go hand-in-hand, which is why we’ve integrated our proven methodology into every aspect of Heartis Yardley. Our Vibrant Life® program inspires and encourages assisted living residents to create their own schedules based on their interests, preferences, routines, and abilities. Our mission is to optimize health and well-being by passionately promoting a Vibrant Life filled with joyful experiences, meaningful endeavors, and abundant opportunities to connect with family, friends, and the local community.
For individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, we provide a safe and secure environment designed to engage, stimulate, and empower. Our Generations programming highlights and celebrates residents’ abilities by creating an immersive environment that honors the past, connects with the present, and inspires the future. Build your future in a place with a historical past.
Heartis Yardley offers a vibrant atmosphere with new experiences around every corner. Socialize with neighbors and visitors in the living rooms, game room, or theatre. Participate in programs offered by art and fitness instructors. Indulge in a spa day, afternoon happy hour, or delicious chef-prepared entrée anytime. The options are endless, so you can spend every day doing what makes you happy, no matter what that is at Heartis Yardley.
What Makes Us Special
Heartis Yardley is a licensed assisted living and memory care community. At the time of our opening, we will be only the 32nd LICENSED assisted living and memory care community in all of Pennsylvania. Our person-centered approach to all our programs and services allows our residents to reach their full potential with added peace of mind knowing our care team is nearby for supportive care tailored to the resident's needs. In addition, we offer private 2BR apartments, a rare option in assisted living, and some apartments have full kitchens and laundry rooms.Get Costs