Features and Amenities
Completely furnished modern rooms
The amply furnished and cheerful rooms of the home allow residents the opportunity to personalize their living areas, as well as provide a safe and therapeutic environment.
Complete medical services
A medical director and a staff of dedicated clinicians provide a continuum of health care that addresses all aspects of the treatment plan for the veteran residents.
A full range of services are available including a licensed pharmacist and qualified staff.
Therapy provided by a trained staff
The physical therapy and occupational therapy departments work toward the fullest possible rehabilitation of every resident. The staff achieves restoration of targeted functions through supervised exercise and training, using advanced appropriate techniques and equipment. Activities are individualized to achieve optimal results. Our therapy staff offers a broad range of intensive therapeutic services designed to maximize the functional capabilities of our residents. Our goal is to enable them to reach their highest level of independence as quickly as possible
24-hour professional nursing team care
Our excellent, highly trained staff provides specialized care and treatment for our residents. The plan of care that is created for implementation for each resident addresses the medical, dietary, social, and spiritual needs of the resident.
Planned, supervised recreational programs
Recreational activities are based on each resident's personal lifestyle. The homes promote the concept of a community where a diverse number of veterans can maintain the lifestyles to which they are accustomed. Areas are available for socializing and engaging in hobbies. Facilities and equipment are available for independent activities such as craft work, bingo, billiards, and reading. The homes also schedule trips to sporting events and arranges shopping tours, fishing trips and bowling outings. Activities include seasonal emphasis on holidays offering residents an opportunity to participate in the home's residential life.
Meals prepared by trained dietary staff
Nutritious meals are prepared under the watchful eye of a professional food service manager and a clinical dietitian. Therapeutic diets are created to meet the assessed needs of each resident.
A staff of certified professionals in the Social Services Department is regularly available for counseling, conversation, problem-solving, and information on community resources.
Religious services and spiritual guidance
Chaplains conduct religious services and are also available to any resident in need of spiritual counseling or fellowship.
Barber and beauty service
A licensed barber provides personal grooming.
A staff of security officers ensures protection, emergency responses, and a safe environment to all veterans residents and employees on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week.
Vans, and buses transport residents to local community activities. Some vehicles are equipped with adaptive devices to accommodate those with limited mobility.
Cable TV and Internet access is available. A library, snack bar, and gift shop are open for the residents' convenience.
Extremely Satisfied Residents & Family
The Pennsylvania Veterans Home System scored 94% in family satisfaction, according to a recent internally-conducted survey, well above the national average of 82% for nursing home facilities.
These results demonstrate a very high level of family satisfaction for each of the PA DMVA Veterans Homes.
Community support through volunteers
A wide range of activities are available through volunteer support.