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Harrison House of Christiana
Skilled nursing care on the county line
Harrison House of Christiana
41 Newport AvenueChristiana, PA 17509
Phone: (610) 593-6901Fax: (610) 593-0243

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At Harrison Senior Living, Arts and Entertainment events are an integral part of residents’ care.  Our dedicated and energetic professionals know that a structured day provides residents with a sense of accomplishment and value.  Our programs are designed to promote physical and emotional wellness and encourage social interaction.  The programs enhance skills, talents and interests. There is something for everyone.  Click here to see the schedule of activities held daily in our Auditorium (view PDF).  For residents with cognitive impairments our professionals adapt the activities to better meet individual needs. Click here to see the schedule for residents in our Evergreen area (view PDF).

Genuine listening, caring and comforting can make a world of difference in the day and life of someone entrusted to the care of Harrison Senior Living staff and provides a sense of fulfillment that is a reward in itself. A special place in the heart of a caregiver for senior citizens as well as the “soft skills” that the caregiver often brings to the role are enhanced through a professional training process. Harrison House of Christiana, in conjunction with Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), will host the first in a series of nurse aide training classes in Christiana, Pennsylvania. This 120 hour course prepares the trainee to assist licensed staff to provide care for individuals who are hospitalized, receiving short term rehabilitation, or residing in skilled nursing facilities such as Harrison House of Christiana. A major focus of this training is to prepare the trainee to assist the resident to achieve and maintain the highest possible level of wellness, comfort and safety. Trainees learn to incorporate infection control and safety awareness principles into care giving, as well as how to perform personal care duties including measuring and recording vital signs, bathing, dressing, toileting, assisting with meals, transporting, turning and positioning, and performing exercises. The first class will be held May 6 through June 22, 2013 and is designed for trainees who are already working during the day, with training during evening hours through the week, and day time hours for 3 Saturdays. The second class will be held June 24 through July 18, 2013. This is a day time class, primarily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with no classes on July 4th or 5th. For more information about the program and the application process, please contact HACC at (717) 221-1352. Become a member of our care giving team and begin a career close to home!

Harrison House of Christiana recognized over 50 employees during a special luncheon on January 30, 2013.  Recipients were honored for years of service, perfect attendance, employee of the month, and retirement.  Two employees received special recognition.  Nurse Phyllis Desalle received the Employee of the Year Award and the late Christian Strohmaier, maintenance employee, received the Lenna Adams Nellius Award for outstanding service to the residents and staff of Harrison House.  Mr. Strohmaier passed away in late December but numerous family members and neighbors attended the luncheon on his behalf and his son Chris accepted Mr. Strohmaier’s award.

Dear Jean, et al, Thank you is such a tired cliché – just words and yet what else can I use to let you know how very much I appreciate all that you did for my...
-Tom & MaryAnn L.
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Dear Jean: It was imperative I make the time to send you and the staff at Harrison Senior Living a letter expressing my gratitude and appreciation for the stellar care you provided my mother, Martha. Professionalism,...
-Marie L.
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Dear Jean and Andrea, On behalf of my mom, and my brothers, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all of the wonderful things the caring staff at Harrison House has done for our...
-Susan M.
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To Harrison Senior Living Staff, May I state at the beginning that I am not including names of staff for fear I would miss a name, not know a name, or write the wrong name. I...
-Sonni W.
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Sharon, I am so sorry it took me so long to send this note to you. I just wanted to thank you for making my 3 months at Harrison House such a pleasant experience. Even though...
-Shelly
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To Whom it May Concern I’ve played music in many of these Retirement Homes, this by far has the most friendliest staff I’ve ever been around. Consider yourselves very blessed…...
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I have been in other places and I will never leave this one. I am very happy here.
-Jean H., Personal Care Resident
To all H.H. staff & Admin. Thanks so much for putting together the Family/Friends picnic. As first-timers, we had a ball and appreciated all you must have done to make it a success!...
-Randy & Patrice
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Happy Holidays, Lon! Yes, we talked briefly at the tree lighting, but it was pretty busy! I just need to tell you how much our family appreciates and supports your nursing staff on Sussex Annex! Michele...
-Donna B.
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Dear Karen, Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to discuss my Aunt Evelyn and her possible placement at Harrison Senior Living, Memory Care Unit. I realize that I popped in...
-Debbie Short
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Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for hosting our GAIT program at your beautiful facility on February 16, 2016. The students thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the program and were impressed by the hospitality of your...
-Lisa Widmaier, M.ED, Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center
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Hi Amber, with the matching night stand things look much better. I want to tell you your staff is amazing!!! Everyone was very welcoming and stopped by Mom’s room to see if she or we need...
-Terri H.
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Dear Jean, Dennis and I would like say a big “thank you” to Harrison House and the staff. We were so blessed that Uncle Carl and Aunt Betty chose to live in your facility. Your staff’s...
-Dennis & Mary Ann
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John B. Parsons is friendly and well-maintained with helpful doctors, nurses and staff —and great food!
-Jim Welch
I am so blessed to be here. We do what we want, when we want to do it, how we want to do it, or we don’t do it at all!
-Evelyn Redding
I have a nice apartment. I’m a lucky lady.
-Anne Kane
I love taking trips to places like Walmart. I tell everyone to come here. It’s a really nice place. They treat you very well.
-Teddy Smith
The facility treats me very well. The nurses are always willing to help me.
-Anna Readinger
It’s a very nice place. The nurses are very helpful. Everyone is very nice and polite to me.
-Shirley Martin
I really like the people here. They are all very nice.
-Kathleen Fichter
I feel very secure here. I don’t have any family—Harrison House is my family. They are very concerned about me.
-Charlotte Shoemaker
They really take good care of us.
-Alice Grist, Harrison House of Christiana
I love to sit out in the sun. The grounds are beautiful.
-Alice Lewis
I have a great group of friends here. I love going to activities —I’m so happy. They really take good care of me here.
-Elinore Pierce
The staff is very helpful and pleasant. That has made my stay here much easier. This is a new life for me.
-Nancy Pursley
My mother received very good care from day one, starting with admissions. She is receiving excellent nursing care.
-Cheryl Wright, daughter of Minnie Moss
The staff have become my friends - there’s always someone willing to listen if I have problems. I really enjoy trips with the activities department and the other people who live here.
-Lianne Schmatzier
Harrison House treats pop very well. The staff are very polite and patient.
-Joan Morh, wife of Floyd Morh
I love to be with other people and I enjoy all of the friends I’ve met here.
-Ruth Eller
The staff is really great at relaying information to me. It gives me piece of mind knowing that my parents are looked after. I am happy because they are happy.
-John Pulinka, son of Elaine and William Walpole
Harrison House makes sure all of our needs are met. The nurses are friendly and everyone is kind.
-Stanley Barr
When you can’t take care of your loved one at home, Harrison House of Christiana provides a safe, caring and professional environment. The staff goes the extra mile.
-Joanne Rhoades, wife of Harrison House of Christiana resident Samuel “Bucks” Rhoades
The staff are just wonderful. They take good care of me. I love it here! Group trips to historic Gap’s Dutch-Way Family Restaurant are lots of fun.
-Mary Boyd
Thanks to several months of intensive rehabilitation therapies, Harrison House of Christiana gave me my life back.
-William “Sonny” Augustine, short-term, inpatient rehabilitation guest
It’s a very nice place, and they have great food! I enjoy the activities, especially the various entertainment and social gatherings like the monthly animal bingo where we compete for cuddly stuffed animals.
-Rosina Smith
I feel the small community of Snow Hill is blessed to have a facility like Harrison House. It is friendly and family oriented. Many activities are offered as well as guest entertainers and worship services. Also,...
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Mom has been here for 4 years. It’s small so she know everyone. If I have an issue, it’s usually taken care of immediately. Mom loves it here and everyone listens to you....
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This is my wife’s third time here and she wants to come back each time. We wouldn’t want her to go anywhere else.
-Edmund Lambertson
Everyone was so nice. I really don’t want to leave. I will miss you all.
-Thomas Helwig
Your Therapy Department gets things done. They are a wonderfully cohesive group of people who enjoy and respect working together....
-Jackie Todd
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I thank the Lord for you helping me to where I have gotten. I wouldn’t have gotten here without the help of Rehab....
-Vera Cooper
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I can’t express how much I appreciate all you do for my sister. Thanks for your patience, understanding and cooperativeness you always show her.
-Lisa S., Snow Hill, MD
I enjoy all the different activities they offer. The meals are delicious too.
-Michael G., Personal Care Resident
To all H.H. staff & Admin. Thanks so much for putting together the Family/Friends picnic. As first-timers, we had a ball and appreciated all you must have done to make it a success!...
-Randy & Patrice
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