Personal Care (often referred to as assisted living in other states) is for people who want to continue living an active, independent lifestyle, but need a little extra assistance with daily tasks.
Those are the basics you should expect at any Personal Care community. But what sets apart personal care at The Heritage of Green Hills (formerly Green Hills Manor) in Shillington, PA is our individualized approach. We listen to each resident’s personal story and honor their achievements. We respect personal preferences and cater to individual needs. Residents can choose what time they want to get up in the morning and when they want to go to bed at night. They can choose what they want to eat from an extensive menu and how they want to spend their day.
We offer a full calendar of activities residents are free to participate in as they wish. We work with each resident to determine interests, hobbies and goals they’d like to pursue, and then build individualized plans around them. It’s all part of our community-wide Well by Design program to help residents achieve balance and variety in their daily lives.
All Personal Care services at The Heritage of Green Hills are delivered in our beautiful, brand-new Care Center. At our community, Personal Care means individualized care specific to your or your loved one’s needs. Help with ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, is provided as needed to promote independence and autonomy. Personal Care also includes:
Promoting the wellbeing of our residents by helping them live longer, healthier lives is the foundation of our Well by Design programming. Guided by the concepts of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, we provide opportunities to enhance the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, vocational, spiritual, and environmental wellbeing of our residents as well as attend to their healthcare needs.
To provide the best in Personal Care Wellness, we include the following:
At The Heritage of Green Hills, we pride ourselves on offering a uniquely delicious dining experience for our residents. To enhance the tasty and nutritious meals prepared by our culinary-trained chefs, we seek out locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and keep our menus fresh and continually updated. Our soups, for example, are made onsite from scratch using chef-prepared stock.
Our Personal Care Dining Room is open-air, so residents can hear, see, and take in the aromas of their meals as our chefs prepare them. Dining is restaurant-style, with beautiful linens and full table service. In addition, we provide:
Activities and Amenities
Whatever our residents happen to be interested in, we are interested in providing. By offering a wide variety of organized group events and outings, such as games, lectures, and trips to a local art center for classes, we make sure there are plenty of opportunities for learning, personal growth, social interaction, and good times.
Activities and amenities include:
We can’t wait to welcome you to the nearly 80 acres of scenic beauty on our campus!
Frequently Asked Questions
We offer a choice of private rooms to fit your needs and budget. Our studios or suites all have their own bathrooms. All rooms can be decorated with cherished belongings to make residents feel right at home.
Yes. There are no set visiting hours, so friends and family are welcome anytime.
We offer a full calendar of activities, programs and events every month centered around eight dimensions of wellness. It’s a holistic approach to wellness personalized for each resident. The goal is to help residents live healthier and happier, while enjoying as much independence as possible.
Yes, we have licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) on site at The Heritage of Green Hills. It’s uncommon to find such a high level of professional staff at a personal care community, but it reflects our commitment to providing the highest quality of care for the residents we serve.
As your parents or loved ones get older, there may come a time when they require extra assistance. Getting help can make life easier, safer and more enjoyable, but it can also be a hard reality for older adults to admit and accept.
Recognizing the telltale signs can help you determine if they need the kind of support provided by a personal care community.
What is personal care?
Personal Care (often referred to as assisted living in other states) is for older adults who want to continue living an active, independent lifestyle, but need a little extra assistance with daily tasks. The following things may indicate that your loved one would benefit from living in a personal care community.
- Concerns about health and safety.
Chronic or worsening health issues, like heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes can make it difficult for a senior to live on their own. Similarly, falling is a leading cause of injury among older adults and certain medical conditions may increase your loved one’s risk of sustaining a life-threatening injury. With staff available around the clock and emergency response systems in place, family members can have peace of mind knowing that their loved one is safe in a personal care community.
- Completing basic, daily tasks is challenging.
Does your loved one need assistance managing daily activities? Bathing, dressing, preparing food, managing medications and running errands are all essential skills needed to live an independent lifestyle. If your loved one is unable to perform these basic tasks on their own, you may want to start considering options in personal care. Personal care communities are designed to help seniors with activities of daily living, which ultimately helps promote independence and improve quality of life.
- Becoming socially isolated.
If your aging parent or loved one is showing signs of loneliness or isn’t participating in social activities like they used to, a personal care community can help ease them back into relationships with like-minded seniors. Residents in personal care communities are presented with ample opportunities to engage with others through activities like game nights, fitness classes, creative arts and more!
- Neglecting housework.
While many seniors are set on staying in their homes for as long as possible, there may come a time when it is too difficult to keep up with the demands of homeownership.If your loved one is struggling to keep up with routine home maintenance, such as cleaning, yard work, repairs, or even driving, it may be a sign that it’s time to look for a personal care community. At The Heritage of Green Hills, we offer services such as lawn care, housekeeping, laundry and transportation, enabling older adults to have the independence they desire without the unnecessary stress of maintaining a home.
- Poor nutrition.
Eating a well-balanced diet is important at any age, but especially as you get older. Unfortunately, reduced physical mobility, cognitive decline and a lack of motivation can make it challenging for seniors to prepare regular meals. Personal care communities make meal planning and dining easy so that seniors can get the nutrients they need to maintain optimal health.At The Heritage of Green Hills, residents enjoy chef-prepared meals that are nutritionally balanced and a uniquely delicious dining experience including:
- Restaurant-style dining areas that encourage socialization
- Accommodations for special dietary restrictions
- Dining with assistance” Finger Foods Program” for mealtimes with comfort and confidence
- Heart-healthy diets and meal reference guides
- Delivery of snacks and hydration throughout the day
Ready to Join Our Personal Care Family at The Heritage of Green Hills?
If your loved one is having trouble living alone, moving to a personal care community could be a viable option. Life at The Heritage of Green Hills is vibrant and comfortable. Residents love making new friends and family members enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having their loved one cared for in a safe environment. We would love to help you determine if our personal care community is the right living option for your loved one. Schedule a tour to learn more today!