Volume LVIMAY/JUNE 2009Number 2

Services You Need Delivered to Your Door

On May 1, the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown began offering residents home care services. After evaluating the program's success in Elizabethtown, these services may be available at other Masonic Village locations, where demand exists.

Masonic Village Home Care services provide a secure, convenient option for those who want to receive personalized care or individualized services in the comfort of their home. These services include homemakers and/or home care assistants providing care based on a consultation with a registered nurse, who will tailor a plan to allow each resident to remain as independent and active as possible for as long as possible.

Trained Masonic Village staff know best which services residents need most, and now they can bring those services right to residents' doorsteps. For more information about these services, call (717) 367-1121, ext. 33700. For information about living opportunities at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, call (800) 676-6452 for Retirement Living accommodations or (800) 422-1207 for Residential Living, Personal Care and Nursing Services.

Home Care Services vary depending on level of individual need. They may include:
  • Medication reminders
  • Personal grooming/hygiene care
  • Menu planning/meal preparation
  • Feeding/eating assistance
  • Grocery shopping/preparing list
  • Washing/drying dishes
  • Assistance with laundry/ironing
  • Escorting to/arranging appointments
  • Running basic errands
  • Escorting to church
  • Letter/card writing
  • Arranging/participating in outings/trips
  • Crafts/puzzles
  • Bathing/showering assistance
  • Transfers in/out of bed/chair
  • Assistance with mechanical lifts (as trained)
  • Basic vital sign monitoring
  • Completing a prescribed exercise program
  • Oxygen assistance (no adjustment to levels)
  • Day surgery assistance care
  • Basic post surgical/procedural assistance
  • Basic wound care
  • Medication administration
  • Catheterizations
  • Enema administration
  • Post-surgical monitoring
  • RN assessment for care/safety needs
  • Tube feedings
  • Diabetic teaching
  • Decision-making capability evaluation

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