Our community offers a total of 98 spacious senior apartments, including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Each apartment has a private bath as well as a kitchenette with full-sized refrigerator, sink and cabinets. Many of the communities overlook our backyard, with its expansive lawn. Residents are always welcome to bring in their own furniture and decorate however they’d like to make their living accommodations homey and comfortable.
The main living room features a brick fireplace with couches, big chairs and a television, as well as a hospitality station with snacks, fresh coffee and tea. We also have two smaller living rooms, with round tables for residents to play cards and couches for watching television. Hagerstown has its own chapel, complete with organ, pews and hymn books, and a beauty salon/barber shop for added convenience. Our dining room is extremely spacious and elegant, with many chandeliers, a beautiful hand-painted mural of a farm scene and a baby grand piano.
You’ll see residents everywhere, visiting together on comfy couches. Our lively and vibrant senior living community is in an elegant building that feels much like a grand hotel of the past. We offer all kinds of games, puzzles and bingo, as well as a resident bridge club. Residents love our happy hour and have the opportunity to attend musical performances. Three nights a week, we offer movies and hot popcorn, fresh from our own popcorn machine.
We often take residents to the indoor Pennsylvania Dutch Market where the delicious aroma of just-baked pastries, the colorful bounty of fresh produce and a wonderful sampling of Amish crafts, quilts and furniture takes you back to the old-time markets of yesteryear. For our sporting enthusiasts, we occasionally attend a Hagerstown Suns baseball game. Our community dines out once a month at a local restaurant, and residents choose the location. Transportation is provided in our own van.
Optimum Life is a bold initiative that defines the way we live. By balancing six key dimensions of wellness with purpose, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual fulfillment, Optimum Life helps you live at your peak level within a lifestyle that promotes health and wholeness. Intended as a journey of self- examination and discovery, it includes services, features and benefits that allow each resident to reach these goals, regardless of real or perceived limitations.
Substantial investments in our culinary program and staffing, allow us to provide mealtime experiences that set our communities apart from the competition. From a Culinary Arts Training Program for chefs, to our select seasonings and bakery options, Brookdale has created one of the industry’s leading dining services. Our fine dining experience is prepared by a trained chef and receives nutritional support and recommendations from a registered dietician.
Three restaurant-style meals are served each day in the group dining room and snacks are provided throughout the day. We continue to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dining choices that offer satisfying entrees while supporting their health and well-being. Each meal offers a selection of delicious choices, sensational service and we always accommodate special restrictions and requests.
To help alleviate any confusion or added stress, we keep mealtimes very routine for our Memory Care community. Residents all sit together at the same time and same table each day. Meals are served on colorful plates and tablecloths so they can more easily distinguish their food. We also provide easy-to-eat snacks between meals, helping to ensure these residents get the nutrition and calorie count they need.
As the population ages, more people are discovering assisted senior living and the peace of mind we offer. Our community’s approach focuses on being a trusted partner and listening to your needs, understanding the life you want for yourself or a loved one and customizing a solution that puts that life within reach.
Assisted Living provides personal assistance and support with daily activities and services needed, such as medication management, meals, bathing and dressing, as well as amenities for housekeeping and linen services, transportation and recreations. Our individualized care plans provide an ideal blend of convenience and support, with respect for personal preferences.
Memory Care was created over 25 years ago and continually embraces current research in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, coupled with the experience of caring for thousands of people with dementia. Associates help residents create daily moments of success, offering opportunities for them to experience a sense of purpose and meaning. A gently daily structure is provided to help maintain and encourage current skills.
Brookdale offers care programs and secure environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. We believe that no matter where an individual is in their life, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and enjoy meaningful experiences every day.
Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our program focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose while seeking to preserve a sense of self. Providing excellent dementia care is a complex task that requires ongoing guidance and teaching for our staff members. All of our highly trained associates receive initial and on-going training in proper techniques, approach and care for seniors with dementia.
An established set of protocols and techniques enables our team to intervene when challenging behaviors resulting from dementia arise. Our whole-community philosophy is the key that empowers staff members to identify any unmet needs and be a part of the solution.
We offer the services of a physician who comes to our community twice a week to work directly with residents. He is also very accessible other times of the week and can make unscheduled visits should a resident need immediate care. Genesis Rehab, one of the largest rehabilitation organizations in the country, provides all of our physical, occupational and speech therapy, if ever needed. Therapists work closely with residents to help them become more proficient at everyday tasks, so that they can remain as independent as possible.
Brookdale’s family values set us apart from any other senior living community. The true measure of our success is evident when watching the interactions of our staff and residents. We have very close relationships with each person and their families. Hagerstown is proud of the longevity of qualified and nurturing caregivers, medical assistants and executive management, and our personalized approach encourages each person to continue to live as they please, with the added support our staff delivers.
We invite you to experience the exceptional Assisted Living and Memory Care services Hagerstown offers. Please fill out the online form or give us a call to schedule a tour.