Commonwealth Senior Living At Bel Air
Senior Living in Bel Air, MD
"We Listen, We Love, We Care, We Serve."
At Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air, we're committed to the high standards of those words every day — for both our residents and their families.
Located in Bel Air, MD, only 25 miles from Baltimore, life here has the charm of a small town with access to everything a big city has to offer. Along with our assisted living services, we're one of only three secured memory care residences in the surrounding area. We think you'll quickly discover you're truly home because the priority of our dedicated team is to help you live your best life.
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There's a comforting reassurance in knowing assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you need help with bathing and getting dressed or would like to talk to someone about a request you may have, we're here. Having the chance to live in the best of both worlds, you can enjoy the independent lifestyle and privacy of your own space while knowing that we're on hand if you need anything.
A Vibrant, Engaging Lifestyle
By practicing person-centered care, we tailor our services to your loved one's individualized needs. We encourage our residents to engage with life at their own pace, and we support that by offering a chance to share delicious meals through our award-winning Farm-to-Table and Today from the Bay dining programs, experience different cultures and lifestyles with our Travel the World program or simply have a meaningful conversation in one of our beautiful outdoor sitting areas. You'll also discover there really can be more hours in a day when you live here—because we take care of all the maintenance and housekeeping services so your time is truly your own.
Our whole-person approach to senior living extends to our award-winning Sweet Memories™ programs that have been proven to elevate care and enhance the experience of our residents living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Our signature memory care programs blend a warm, homelike environment with the personalized care of compassionate caregivers, familiar routines and staff, and engaging programs and activities that provide our residents with the best experiences.
Close to Chesapeake Bay, you'll find our Cape Cod style community tucked away among lovely landscaped gardens and paved walking trails. We're only a 1 1⁄2 hour drive to both Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, if the mood strikes for a visit.
If additional care is ever needed, we have four excellent hospitals in the area. You'll also find easy access to the MA & PA Heritage Trail, located on the former Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad corridor. The APG Federal Credit Union Arena, which hosts concerts and community events, and the Bulle Rock Golf Course are also nearby.
Come see for yourself and discover all that Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air has to offer. Please call to schedule a personal tour today!
At Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air, assisted living balances the active independence that our residents want with the 24-hour support they need.
It's the ideal combination. We realize that while the need for support may have brought our residents to us, their desire to live an active, fulfilling and engaging lifestyle hasn't changed at all.
At Commonwealth, the care we deliver is personalized. We know that no two residents have the same needs, abilities or preferences. To deliver the right amount of care and support, we create individual care plans for each resident. Our specially trained caregivers meet directly with residents, their family members and personal physicians to develop the most appropriate care plans. The care plans deliver the care that is needed - perhaps assisting the resident with getting dressed or bathing or helping them get around the community, but also identifies and supports each individual's retained abilities, promoting independence and dignity.
A Vibrant Lifestyle
There's never a dull moment at Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air. We offer a vibrant lifestyle, filled with activities, specialized programing and opportunities to get involved and be social. We offer:
- Travel the World program that brings the culture, music, food and art of different countries right to our residents
- Holistic therapies, such as music, art and reminiscing
- Off-site excursions
- And more!
Say goodbye to the worries and responsibilities of home ownership and the time wasted on daily chores. We'll take care of it all, including:
- Home maintenance
Residents of Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air enjoy delicious dining, including:
- Today from the Bay menu featuring locally caught seafood
- Farm-to-Table fresh flavors featuring fresh produce from local farms
- Dining Delights featuring monthly special dining themes
- And more!
Convenient Community Amenities
Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air is conveniently located near shopping, dining and medical centers. But more importantly, there is a variety of amenities right on site.
- Spacious apartment floor plans with storage
- Beauty salon
- Restaurant-style dining room
- Game room
- Physical therapy offices
- Walking paths & fitness center
Sweet MemoriesTM at Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air
At Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air, we believe that people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia have very unique needs that deserve very unique care. Our Sweet Memories™ program was designed to meet those needs and deliver that care, both today and in the future.
It all starts with our team of dedicated caregivers. Certified in Virtual Dementia Tour® training, our team members have a very personal and thorough understanding of the challenges presented by Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.
Award-Winning Care • Sweet MemoriesTM
Commonwealth's Sweet Memories™ memory care program has been created to deliver the most exceptional care and lifestyle to our residents living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
From the welcoming, homey feeling of our memory care neighborhoods to the experience of our management team, everything in our program has been carefully chosen to deliver the best memory care experience possible.
Understanding that each person in our care has different needs, Sweet Memories™ takes a resident-centered approach. By developing a personalized care plan, we can provide support that not only meets needs, but also promotes abilities and independence.
Sweet MemoriesTM consists of three primary components to ensure an exceptional memory care experience.
Move-in: From physical to emotional needs, we guide our residents through every step of the transition to our community, whether from home or hospital.
Evaluation through life history: We get to know each resident personally. We conduct a comprehensive interview with family members. We talk. We ask questions. We listen. We get to know our residents as people. We learn about their medical, mental, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs, as well as their habits and preferences.
Resident-centered care plan: With this very personal knowledge, our leadership team creates a customized care plan to meet the specific needs of the resident.
Signature Programs • Signature Experience
Unique and effective, our signature Sweet MemoriesTM programs make a tremendous difference in the lives of our residents and their families.
One Sweet Memory: Winner of the Best Practice Award from the Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA), for going above and beyond the standards of care. Our team members regularly capture highlights of each resident's day in photographs that are shared regularly with family members.
Expressions: When verbal skills begin to fail, art can become a means of self-expression for residents. Conversational prompting stimulates memories which residents can interpret using a variety of mediums, including painting.
Special Touch: Designed specifically for those with late-stage memory loss, this program provides "special touches" that make a difference in care. In the morning, before breakfast, residents enjoy citrus scented towels to awaken taste buds; before dinner, lavender scented towels help to relax, reinforce the natural circadian rhythm and encourage residents to enjoy their meals.
Sweet Melodies: For those with latter stage dementia who have lost verbal skills, Sweet Melodies stirs memories by using nostalgic music selected by family members.
SMILE TM Technology: Through SMILE TM, we can remain connected to your loved one every day. This computer program enables us to keep you updated on your loved one's participation in and enjoyment of our programming, sharing photos and stories with you on a daily basis.
Memory Care Life Stations: Thoughtful spaces invite your loved one to reconnect and engage with past hobbies, professions and passions.
Sweet Memories™ Services & Amenities:
- Healthy, family-style dining options that meet dining skill levels and nutritional needs
- Regularly activity schedules that stimulate the mind and body, as well as customized socialization programs designed to fit the cognitive, social and mental skills of the resident
- Open and secure outdoor spaces such as courtyards and gardens
- Monthly support group meetings for families
- Private or companion suites with private baths
- Personal care services
- Medication management
- Weekly housekeeping/linens
- 24-hour staffing
- Open-door policy that encourages 24-hour visitation
- Monthly family night dinners
- Sweet Memories TM programming
- Community newsletter
Services & Amenities
Centered around a verdant courtyard with a peaceful gazebo, Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air has grown and renovated a great deal over the years — but has never lost the signature coastal feel the residents know and love.
Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air combines charm with modern amenities, the highest standards of safety, and expert service from our care providers and healthcare partners. From gorgeous paved walking trails to cozy common areas, experience the best senior life has to offer.
It is our pleasure and purpose to ensure that our residents' lives are as peaceful, comforting and uplifting as possible. We offer:
- Private and semi-private suite options
- Full bathrooms with safety features
- Warmly decorated elegant common areas
- Elegantly landscaped outdoor courtyards
- Emergency call response systems in every suite
- Monitored fire and safety systems
- Television, computer, and media library areas
- Elegant dining rooms
- Full-service hair salon and barber shop
- Free transportation for all activities, events, and doctors appointments
- Individually controlled heating and cooling in each suite
- All utilities included (except telephone and cable TV)
- Family and guest meals available
- Free residential parking areas available
- Full library with large print books
- Pet-friendly: all cats and dogs must be pre-approved by our Executive Director, be house trained, and have a recent Veterinarian statement of good health
Whatever your loved one's passion, they can pursue it at Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air, in a safe environment with access to expert care. Here, life is always full of living. Our base rates include three home-cooked meals and snacks per day, basic cable, all utilities (except in-room phone service), weekly bus outings to shopping, dining, and activities, 24 hour staff, weekly housekeeping, activities, social events and some basic care needs.
Assisted Living Private Suite
250 sq. ft.
Starts at $170/day
Memory Care Private Suite
250 sq. ft.
Starts at $172/day
Assisted Living Companion Suite
500 sq. ft.
Starts at $130/day
Memory Care Companion Suite
500 sq. ft.
Starts at $137/day
Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air
1415 St Francis Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
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Welcome to Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air!
"They are a truly caring and capable team. The activities are appropriate and well spaced, the building is always clean and well maintained. The food - plentiful and designed to fit the needs of many different tastes and requirements. In her final days and hours, our family could not have asked for a more special time and atmosphere - in her own bed, with excellent medical support, and peaceful surroundings. This is a place I would choose for myself when the time comes for me to need this kind of support system."