Bellingham Retirement Community

1615 East Boot Road West Chester PA 19380

866-465-5993

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Overview of Bellingham Retirement Community located in West Chester, Pennsylvania

At Bellingham Retirement Community, we offer a myriad of community features. Frequent off-site experiences and trips are very popular with our occupants. Animals such as dogs and cats are permitted in private quarters. Our location conveniently offers resident parking and guest parking. Our purpose-built community offers the advantage of individualized care; every facet of the community is designed to cater to the unique needs of its residents.

Dining Amenities

All meals are provided to occupants. It's our pleasure to accommodate visiting guests, meals provided. Dining options are comprised of restaurant-style dining, private dining rooms for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors, and room service. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified meal options such as low/no sodium options and low/no sugar options.

On-Site Activities

Residents can exercise their physical and mental health with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and entertainment, we employ a full-time activities director. Included in our exercise program are Tai Chi(add TM) classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact, ForeverFit(add TM)-based exercise program, stretching classes, and chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We love to celebrate with holiday parties, birthday parties and BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. Our community offers a healthy living program encompassing cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. We offer Dakim BrainFitness(add TM), a clinically-proven brain-training program to help their residents improve and preserve mental functioning. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. Residents may participate in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being and instructive community cooking classes. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities include trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and dances and "Senior Proms". Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement for resident mobility. Our community grounds offers indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, and raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are quiet and a nice place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or to just relax. The building design comes together with a spectacular ballroom used for celebrations, performances, and "Senior Prom". Residents have access to our communal spaces including a bistro, a fully-stocked arts and crafts center, a computer room, our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles, and a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents. Our community is secured to ensure the safety of our residents.

Location Characteristics at Bellingham Retirement Community

Living Options and Amenities

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents seeking a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-facing and ground floor units are available. To accommodate our residents, our community has air conditioning, and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with full kitchens. Resident rooms featuring roll-in showers are available. Units containing full bathtubs are an option. The facility also offers free cable satellite TV to all residents.

Featured Amenities at Bellingham Retirement Community

Transportation

We provide complimentary transportation services at our community.

Personal Services

Our lobby has a dedicated concierge available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Our on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs.

Religious Services

We offer devotional services on-site, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Catholic religious services are available. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Medical Care Services

Our 24-hour awake staff is at hand to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners who are on staff 24/7. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. Our community staff includes registered nurses. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. We have a Medical Director on staff who is responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. Our staff includes a nurse practitioner who serves as a medical director, responsible for assembling healthcare and medication management programs for residents. The facility offers 2-person assisted transfers, including sitting-to-standing, standing-to-sitting, etc. This facility is not licensed by the state to offer medication dispensing services, however, residents are supported in their self-medication efforts as much as possible. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. Our lobby has a dedicated concierge available to attend to the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. We offer on-site home care to our residents to guarantee all healthcare needs are accounted for. A visiting optometrist is at hand to provide comprehensive eye care. We offer skilled nursing care by licensed nurses, fully equipped to handle responsibilities such as wound care, tube feedings, and monitoring. At our community we offer adjunct therapies, such as light therapy, which can have positive effects on dementia, seasonal depression, and sleep disorders. Additionally, we offer sensory-based programming (like Snoezelen therapy) that creates relaxing and stimulating spaces for residents coping with anxiety or agitation. Our residents can schedule reminders and exceptions for both medications and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance, administered injections, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed and receive support in living a healthy lifestyle, and that no one's needs are neglected. Restless residents may wander to cope with the anxiety caused by Alzheimer's disease and dementia - our facility features a locked and secured neighborhood to ensure the safety of all. Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise.

Community information at Bellingham Retirement Community

Community Certifications

We accept residents from the age of 62 and above.

Local Emergency Assistance

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors. Our community is located near a college, and interaction with students who reside in the neighborhood is frequent.

Pricing at Bellingham Retirement Community

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Private
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Semi-Private
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Bellingham Retirement Community

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  • Nice community. Not as new as some of the others, however they are remodeling and painting in some areas to give it a more modern look. A... more

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Nice community. Not as new as some of the others, however they are remodeling and painting in some areas to give it a more modern look. A very historic residence. Have quite a full activity list and residents seem to be busy. They were... more

  • My mom's first year at Bellingham

    If we had known what a difference it would make for my mom's emotional well being, we would have moved her to Bellingham sooner. From the... more

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    My mom's first year at Bellingham

    If we had known what a difference it would make for my mom's emotional well being, we would have moved her to Bellingham sooner. From the sales staff that helped us to find the perfect apartment to the service staff in the dining room, all... more

  • Was ok, rooms a little small, didn't like as much as the others

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Was ok, rooms a little small, didn't like as much as the others

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Community Details at Bellingham Retirement Community

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    • Bellingham Retirement Community Amenities

      • Activities Onsite
      • Devotional Services Offsite
      • Activities Offsite
      • Meals Provided
      • Devotional Services Onsite
      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Indoor Common Areas

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Bellingham Retirement Community

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