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Meadow Glen at Phoebe Richland, the region’s newest choice for personal care, is now open and accepting residents. Personal care, similar to assisted living, is the perfect option for older adults who wish to live independently but need support for activities such as bathing, dressing and taking medication.
Meadow Glen recently opened as part of a larger campus expansion project. Phoebe worked with a gerontologic design professional to create a modern, open concept, cutting edge model to meet the current and future needs of Phoebe’s residents and the community. Tracy Roman, Executive Director of Phoebe Richland adds, “We are excited for this expansion because we receive inquiries from members of the local community weekly who are in need of services and the expansion allows us to meet the requests of these community members.”
Located at 108, South Main Street in Richlandtown, Phoebe Richland is only minutes away from Center Valley’s Promenade Shops. Although this region is well-populated, there are few local personal care and memory support options in the Upper Bucks region.
Meadow Glen is comprised of four neighborhoods, two on each story, featuring 80 beds total—62 studio apartments, 10 one-bedroom suites, and 4 semi-private suites. One of the first story neighborhoods is dedicated to serving 18 residents receiving specialized memory support personal care. The opposite first floor neighborhood utilizes flexible design for ease of conversion in the event the need for memory support services grows in the future.
Special features include:
· A large, state of the art physical therapy suite
· A large activity and meeting room
· New chapel and meditation garden for spiritual support
· First and second story patios
· Beauty salon/Barber shop
· Gift Shop
· Library and game room areas
“Our goal was to create a very unique living environment for members of the local community who are in need of personal care,” says Lisa Fichera, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Phoebe Ministries.
Already the largest employer in Richlandtown Borough, Phoebe Richland is adding approximately 40 new jobs with the addition of Meadow Glen. Phoebe Richland also serves as a community resource for educational presentations and provides free community events such as the Upper Bucks Forum on Aging and an Alzheimer’s Support Group. Meadow Glen offers space for Phoebe Richland to host additional community events and support groups on the campus to truly integrate our residents into the surrounding community.
Phoebe Ministries operates four continuing care retirement communities, three of which are outside of Lehigh County. Phoebe Richland, in between Quakertown and Hellertown, has been providing care and comprehensive services to area seniors since 2001.
If you are interested in learning more about personal care, memory support care, or skilled nursing at Phoebe Richland, please call 267-371-4512 or visit phoebe.org/richland.
About Phoebe Ministries
Phoebe Ministries is a not-for-profit, multi-facility organization specializing in healthcare, housing, and support services for seniors. Founded in 1903 and affiliated with the United Church of Christ, Phoebe Ministries offers a full continuum of care to suit the diverse needs of senior adults. Located in seven Pennsylvania counties and serving thousands of seniors annually, Phoebe features four continuing care retirement communities, eight affordable housing facilities, home and community-based services and two pharmacies. For over a century Phoebe's tradition of excellence and passion for caring have made us the leader in care for senior adults and their family members. For more information about Phoebe Ministries, call toll free 800-453-8814, visit www.phoebe.org, “like” us on Facebook (facebook.com/phoebeservingseniors) or visit our YouTube page (youtube.com/phoebeservingseniors).