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Comfortable Personal Care Apartments in Scenic Coatesville, PA

At Harrison House Chester County in Coatesville, PA, offering personal care with peerless comfort is our specialty. You can choose a variety of assisted living units such as a studio apartments, a deluxe studios, or a two-room suite. Whatever accommodation you choose, it always comes with our same hospitality and commitment of service. You’ll feel comfortable and secure in attractive surroundings, while maintaining the lifestyle you’re accustomed to living.

Caregivers, including licensed nurses, are on staff 24 hours a day to assist residents in their daily lives. A stimulating arts and entertainment  program keeps our residents busy and entertained throughout the day.  Our attractive dining rooms feature restaurant style dining and service with a smile. Our menus are adjusted seasonally and are sure to please every palate.

Interested in learning more about our personal care community? Below is a list of frequently asked questions. We’re always available to answer additional questions.

What is the difference between a Personal Care community and a nursing home?

Personal Care communities help residents who need some assistance with their daily living activities, such as help with medication reminders, hygiene or light housekeeping. Nursing homes provide a higher level of care to people who are recovering from a hospital stay or who  are at a much higher risk than residents of Assisted Living or Personal Care communities.  Residents of a Personal Care community will typically enjoy diverse activities, events and special outings that nursing home residents may not be able to attend.

How do I know if a Personal Care community is the best choice?

Families often start considering alternative options for a family member who is having difficulty living independently (like having trouble cooking or keeping up with housekeeping), needs assistance with personal care or hygiene, is at risk of falling or has mild memory issues. While each family will make the choice that is best for them, a Personal Care community has advantages that many other residential community options do not offer.

Similarly, living with an aging parent will sometimes strain a relationship and may create caregiver “burnout” if respite care is not provided. A Personal Care community allows family members enjoy a stress-free relationship with their loved one. Family members can have conversations and enjoy activities that do not center on care. In addition, a Personal Care community provides the kind of safety and security that cannot be found in a home situation, even with supplemental home care.

What is the move-in process?

We encourage all families to enjoy a tour of Harrison House of Chester County, to meet residents and staff and to get a good feel for our community. Should you choose us, our dedicated team will guide you through the process. Your physicians will complete a medical evaluation. Our nursing team will complete a complimentary follow-up assessment, either in your home, at the hospital, or on-site at our community. Finally, we will review admissions agreements and disclosures.

Does Personal Care qualify as a tax deduction?

The IRS permits deductions to older adults and/or their family members, depending on the type and level of care required. Typically, residents who qualify will need assistance with at least two activities of daily living or require supervision because of a cognitive impairment such as dementia. Please check with your tax advisor for further details or to see if you qualify.

What levels of care are provided?

Our dedicated nursing team includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants who are directly involved with each resident’s health care. Members of this team are on site 24 hours per day, seven days per week. They distribute and monitor medications, give injections, change dressings, and chart medical notes. Our team will also help with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, and ambulation) and will work with physicians and other medical care partners to provide residents with a well-rounded plan of care.

Assisted living residents outdoors

Will Medicare or Medicaid pay for the expenses of personal care?

Unfortunately, accommodations in personal care communities are not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement.

May the resident leave Harrison House of Chester County for personal appointments or special times with friends and family?

Harrison House of Chester County is your new home and you are welcome to come and go freely for family events, appointments or even overnight stays.

Is it difficult to get to know the other residents?

We have an excellent Arts and Entertainment department that offers a variety of programs designed to meet our residents’ physical, intellectual and emotional needs and interests. If your special area of interest isn’t included, we will work with you to offer programs in that particular area, too! There are opportunities for you to be as busy as you like. If you prefer to spend time alone, reading or watching TV, your privacy will be respected. We believe, though, that you won’t be able to resist the lively Happy Hour every Friday afternoon in the Lobby. This community is warm and welcoming. Come visit us and see!

May I bring my dog or cat?

Yes! Harrison House of Chester County is a pet-friendly community for small dogs and cats (under 30 lbs.).

Are there benefits for veterans and/or their spouses?

To help defray the cost of Personal Care, veterans or their surviving spouses or dependents may be eligible to receive nearly $2,000 per month through the Aid and Attendance Benefit or Pension Programs. Please contact your local veterans benefits office to learn how this may apply to you.

Interested in learning more? Contact us today to set up an appointment!