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Frequently Asked Questions

While acknowledging that every family’s situation is different, we do field many of the same questions from spouses and their adult children. Below, please find those we most often hear, including short answers.

For more information, please call 610.908.3800. You may also ask questions by completing and submitting our Contact Us form.

Click on the questions below to reveal each respective answer.

Yes, pending availability, non-residents of Shannondell may move into a Personal Care or Memory Care residence. To inquire about availability, call 610.908.3800.

This simple question became more complex when new state regulations took effect in 2011 separating the two types of care in an attempt to make public funds available for assisted living.

The primary difference between the two is the scope of services provided. An assisted living facility is required to provide supplemental services such as skilled nursing care, therapy, cognitive support services and hospice – while a personal care facility is not. The Meadows provides all of these supplemental services which meets the standards for assisted living. This includes daily living assistance such as dressing, bathing, meals and medication management in addition to the ability for a loved one to “age in place” (skilled care and hospice) without having to move. To this, The Meadows adds enhanced staffing levels, including a licensed nurse who is always on duty and is overseen by a RN/Clinical Director. Residents of The Meadows also have access to a registered dietician who ensures that any special dietary needs are met. Services and staffing are just two examples of how The Meadows exceeds the requirements for personal care and meets the standards for assisted living.

There are two categories of living expenses at The Meadows. A monthly fee covers room and board and varies according to the size of the residence. An additional fee is charged based on each resident’s individual care needs. For more information, call 610.908.3800.

In the state of Pennsylvania, personal care and memory care services are not covered by Medicare or private insurance. As such, all fees and expenses are the responsibility of the resident.

Yes. We’re glad to work with your long-term care insurance carrier to provide the required information and answer any questions.

All medical care at The Meadows is coordinated by a facility medical director and supported by a full-time nurse practitioner. Additionally, licensed practical nurses are available 24/7 to attend to each resident’s daily needs.

After residents’ insurance information is submitted to a pharmacy, upon admission, all medications are administered by a licensed practical nurse.

Yes. Based on availability, access to skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services, including cardiac, orthopaedic and medical rehab, is available at Rehab at Shannondell. This facility is conveniently located next door to The Meadows within the gated Shannondell community.

Families and friends are welcome to visit residents at The Meadows or have residents join them off-site. If leaving the property, all we ask is advance notice to ensure that appropriate arrangements can be made for medications.

Ensuring that residents take advantage of the wide variety of engaging activities, social occasions and entertainment is a vital part of our lifestyle at The Meadows. This includes craft classes, music entertainment, movies and sharing meals with good friends.

When it comes to dining at The Meadows, fresh ingredients go into delicious chef-prepared dishes served tableside in light-filled dining rooms by courteous wait staff. Residents enjoy three meals a day served seven days a week.

When needed and approved by the resident, our staff will coordinate with approved medical transport companies for transportation of residents to and from doctor’s offices and clinics.

We love pets at The Meadows. In fact, pet therapy is one of our most anticipated activities by residents. However, for the safety of all residents and staff, pets are not permitted to live with residents at The Meadows.

The Meadows at Shannondell is a smoke-free community.

Frequently Asked Questions

While acknowledging that every family’s situation is different, we do field many of the same questions from spouses and their adult children. Below, please find those we most often hear, including short answers.

For more information, please call 610.908.3800. You may also ask questions by completing and submitting our Contact Us form.

Click on the questions below to reveal each respective answer.

Yes, pending availability, non-residents of Shannondell may move into a Personal Care or Memory Care residence. To inquire about availability, call 610.908.3800.

There are two categories of living expenses at The Meadows. A monthly fee covers room and board and varies according to the size of the residence. An additional fee is charged based on each resident’s individual care needs. For more information, call 610.908.3800.

In the state of Pennsylvania, personal care and memory care services are not covered by Medicare or private insurance. As such, all fees and expenses are the responsibility of the resident.

Yes. We’re glad to work with your long-term care insurance carrier to provide the required information and answer any questions.

All medical care at The Meadows is coordinated by a facility medical director and supported by a full-time nurse practitioner. Additionally, licensed practical nurses are available 24/7 to attend to each resident’s daily needs.

After residents’ insurance information is submitted to a pharmacy, upon admission, all medications are administered by a licensed practical nurse.

Yes. Based on availability, access to skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services, including cardiac, orthopaedic and medical rehab, is available at Rehab at Shannondell. This facility is conveniently located next door to The Meadows within the gated Shannondell community.

Families and friends are welcome to visit residents at The Meadows or have residents join them off-site. If leaving the property, all we ask is advance notice to ensure that appropriate arrangements can be made for medications.

Ensuring that residents take advantage of the wide variety of engaging activities, social occasions and entertainment is a vital part of our lifestyle at The Meadows. This includes craft classes, music entertainment, movies and sharing meals with good friends.

When it comes to dining at The Meadows, fresh ingredients go into delicious chef-prepared dishes served tableside in light-filled dining rooms by courteous wait staff. Residents enjoy three meals a day served seven days a week.

When needed and approved by the resident, our staff will coordinate with approved medical transport companies for transportation of residents to and from doctor’s offices and clinics.

We love pets at The Meadows. In fact, pet therapy is one of our most anticipated activities by residents. However, for the safety of all residents and staff, pets are not permitted to live with residents at The Meadows.

The Meadows at Shannondell is a smoke-free community.

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