Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg
Senior Living in Harrisburg, PA
"We Listen, We Love, We Care, We Serve." At Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg, we dedicate the meaning behind those words to our residents, their families and our staff each day.
Located in Harrisburg, PA, only 9 miles from our chocolate-inspired neighbor Hershey, we offer quality personal care tucked away in a residential neighborhood. You'll find private and semi-private suites as well as beautifully landscaped outdoor areas. Whether you decide to enjoy a good book or conversation in our gazebo or participate in one of our many activities, we think you'll love your new home.
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It is reassuring to know that assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need help with bathing, getting dressed or managing your medications, we're here. You will always have the choice to enjoy the privacy of your own space. Yet many find it easier to relax, knowing that if help is ever needed, our trained caregivers are on-site and ready to assist.
A Vibrant, Engaging Lifestyle
By practicing person-centered care, we tailor our services to your individualized needs. We encourage our residents to engage with life, and our signature programs offer delightful possibilities. Sharing a delicious meal through our award-winning Farm-to-Table and Today from the Bay dining programs, experiencing different cultures and lifestyles with our Travel the World program, or simply having a meaningful conversation in one of our beautiful outdoor sitting areas, you'll find opportunities here for a healthy, full and rewarding life.
You won't have any worries either when it comes to housekeeping or maintenance. We take care of everything so you can relax and enjoy yourself.
Our close proximity to the state capitol and Lancaster also make life here your choice—whether you're looking for a retreat from the noise or want to be a part of the excitement. If additional medical care is ever needed, two regional hospitals offer excellent care. There is also no shortage of ideas for sightseeing in the area, where you may decide to tour the state capitol or visit the Susquehanna Art Museum, the Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival or the National Civil War Museum.
At Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg, personal care 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.
Come see for yourself! We'd love to share all that we have to offer at Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg. Please call to schedule a personal tour today!
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 Harrisburg. 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 Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg 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
- Physical therapy offices
Our Sweet Memories neighborhood will be opening in June! Ask about our Founder's Club (available for a limited number of residents).
Sweet MemoriesTM at Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg
At Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg, 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
It's obvious that magic is happening at Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg — residents never seem to stop smiling as they socialize, exercise, and embark on new adventures each day in our beautiful woodland retreat.
Harrisburg combines antique charm with modern amenities, the highest standards of safety, and expert service from our care providers and healthcare partners. From scenic walking paths to our indoor theater, 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 and media library areas
- Elegant dining rooms
- Full-service hair salon and barber shop
- 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
- 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 Harrisburg, in a safe environment with access to expert care. Here, life is always full of living.
Personal Care Private Studio
328 sq. ft.
Personal Care Alcove Suite
316 sq. ft.
Personal Care Private Suite with Kitchenette
328 sq. ft.
Personal Care Companion Suite
328 sq. ft.
Memory Care Alcove Suite
282 sq. ft.
Memory Care Private Suite
309 sq. ft.
Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg
150 Kempton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17111
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Welcome to Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg!
I had a hard time convincing my mother to move into a community. However, now that she is there I could not get her to leave even if I wanted her to. I am extremely grateful for this community. She has a new lease on life with a new circle of friends and the numerous activities and outings the community offers.