Personal Care in Lancaster PA

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It is easy to feel like we’ve lost a sense of purpose as we age, but caring for our bodies, minds, and spiritual selves can bring purpose back and make these years joyful and carefree. At Calvary Homes, we understand the importance of assisted-living type care for independent older adults through their retirement years.

For our residents who need additional supervision or help with the tasks of daily living, we offer personal care (commonly referred to as assisted living) in Lancaster, PA, in small and relaxed household settings. This environment puts residents at ease and encourages them to engage in the various activities of daily living available to them and the other residents.

Our lounges and exterior recreation areas provide abundant options for residents to entertain, play games, participate in group exercise, or go on outdoor excursions. Three delicious meals are served each day at our beautiful Grandview Café, an appealing and social space for residents and visitors to enjoy dining with choice and flexible mealtimes.

Renovations soon underway will add full baths to most resident rooms, a new whirlpool spa, and create a new care neighborhood with enlarged social and recreational spaces adjacent to a lovely new outdoor garden, dining deck, and fountain area.

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of musical programs, morning devotions, Saturday evening entertainment, Sunday worship and vespers, fellowship get-togethers, exercise programs, and other special events planned for the enjoyment of residents and their visitors or family members.
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Amenities for Personal Care Residents

We offer several amenities for your time with us. Whether you are here the duration of your retirement, or a shorter, temporary stay, we have these amenities available for your convenience:

  • Gift Shop
  • Chapel
  • Lounge and Activities Rooms
  • Beauty Shop
  • Craft Room
  • Library & Media Center
  • Covered Porch and Outdoor Garden
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Do You Offer Assisted Living at Calvary Homes?


Assisted living communities and personal care homes are so similar that it is easy to confuse the two. We offer personal care at Calvary Homes, not assisted living. Pennsylvania law changed the definition of assisted living in 2011. By law, assisted-living facilities can only house up to two residents per living unit, each unit must have a full bathroom, and the doors must be lockable by residents. They also require that a registered nurse be at least on-call 24/7.

While we are not licensed in assisted living here in Lancaster, PA, we offer many of the same services and amenities that you would find in an assisted living facility. If you'd like a more in-depth explanation about the differences between the two, please take a few minutes to read over our blog on the subject!

Is Calvary Homes Right for Me or My Loved One?


Choosing the right retirement living option can be a daunting task! We want you to make the best choice for yourself or your loved one. Calvary Homes has an excellent staff who aim to enhance and encourage our residents' independent living. Our cottages and apartments are spacious and comfortable, and you will find many of them connected under one roof for convenient shared access to our common areas and other amenities.

We foster a sense of community with scheduled activities, such as picnics, game nights, and book discussions. We have exercise classes for those who love to stay active and quilting or crafting groups for those who prefer a quieter activity. Of course, all our residents are free to enjoy any of our activities!

Calvary Homes knows how important spiritual enrichment is to our residents, so we encourage them to participate in our morning devotions, Sunday morning services, Bible studies, and hymn sings. These are just some of the ways that our residents can worship within our community. If these things sound like something you or your loved one would enjoy, Calvary Homes is the place for you!

Garden View Memory Support


Our Garden View memory loss care unit is made up of eight private resident rooms, each with their own powder room. Common areas include a living room, activity room, central bath, and dining room.

A safe and secure garden area provides walking space and benches for resting and enjoying the flowerbeds and fountains. The raised flowerbed allows residents to work in the garden if they so desire.

Garden View is designed to provide memory support to those who are experiencing difficulties and need assistance and supervision in their daily routine. Residents are encouraged to do as much as possible for themselves. Through programming, we provide meaningful activities to stimulate persons both physically and mentally. This level of care helps our residents maintain independence while they also receive the help they need.

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What is Memory Care and Who Needs It?


An essential part of the overall-care plan for an aging individual is memory care. As we grow older, we all have some degree of memory fuzziness or memory loss, but some of us will experience more difficult memory issues such as dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.

These issues can make it hard for a person to live independently, which is where memory care takes over. This kind of care helps a person with memory issues maintain structure and routine in their everyday life, minimizing stresses and confusion. People who may need memory care are those who feel overwhelmed by navigating their daily life alone. When someone comes with memory care needs to Calvary Homes in Lancaster, PA, Garden View is an option.

Let Calvary Homes Help Take Care of You or Your Loved One


Calvary Homes' 38-acre retirement community campus is the perfect option for your personal assisted-living-type care, situated in the heart of beautiful Lancaster, PA. With our easy access to several community events, shopping, restaurants, and world-class medical facilities, we are sure you will find your retirement both carefree and fulfilling. If you are curious about senior independent living or have questions about what different levels of care we offer, please contact us!