Elmcroft of Altoona

170 Red Fox Dr, Duncansville, PA 16635

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About the community Elmcroft of Altoona

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*

We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always.
We are now offering Virtual Tours of our communities via Skype, Zoom and Google Duo. If you’re interested in learning more or want to get your Virtual Tour set up let us know. We look forward to you experiencing our Elmcroft community without having to leave your home!

Elmcroft of Altoona Duncansville is nestled among the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania, where you can enjoy a panoramic view with a country feel. It is located just minutes from the world famous Horse Shoe Curve, Railroaders Museum and minor league baseball team, the Altoona Curve.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living

Pricing for Elmcroft of Altoona

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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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.

Amenities at Elmcroft of Altoona

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining
Low / no sodium

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon


Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Piano or organ


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Catholic services
Other religious services

Reviews for Elmcroft of Altoona


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1-5 of 5 reviews
September 1, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Very highly recommend

We chose Elmcroft of Altoona because we did a lot of research and it came down to what we were getting for the amount of money that we would be paying. It is a very nice facility, a lot of our relatives who went to visit her, that was their first comment about how nice it was compared to other places that they have been at. I would definitely recommend to others looking.

February 24, 2021
Barb G - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
Would highly recommend

So far everything has been good and my mom has been happy here. Everyone has been very friendly and accommodating. It is a smaller community with less people so they have more time and seem to care more. I would absolutely recommend to others looking.

September 22, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Peace of Mind

I have nothing but high praises for this community. It has been hard to see my loved one due to COVID restrictions. Due to my loved one's medical issues, it is hard to communicate with my loved one. The staff is very polite, respectful, and knowledgeable. I don't think they have had any outbreaks of COVID. They treat the residents well. The community is very clean. The community will do virtual visits with their family.

December 22, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very patient and hardworking staff

My Mom seems to be doing very well here. She had a hard time at first, but they were very patient with her and worked with her to make sure she’s settled and content. I’ve had lunch there a couple of times and the food is very good and nutritional. The facility is kept up with very well cleanliness wise and housekeeping comes by her room once a week to vacuum and clean the bathroom. They have a lot of activities going on during the day like bingo, games, outings, and sometimes they’ll have speakers come by to talk with the residents. They even plan parties for the holidays! I definitely recommend this place.

February 20, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Understaffed and uncompassionate care

They have given us thirty day notice that my mother has to leave. They told us they would be able to take her but now they are saying she needs to leave because her care needs exceed what they can offer.We were honest about how she is before she moved in and they accepted taking her as a resident. My step father was sent to the hospital and she was upset, the staff told us that the family needed to stay with her 24/7, which is why we moved into a community because everyone works. She doesn't eat very much and they aren't doing anything to help with that. My sister came in to visit and they had given her yogurt and it had been sitting there and it was no good. We change her sheets and quilt on her bed. We visited one day and her bathroom had not been cleaned after she went to the restroom and we had to clean it up. They keep increasing my mother's medication when her behavior changes and it worries me. They don't take her to any of the activities because they don't have enough staff. They are understaffed and the nurses make all the meals and do the housekeeping. This is worrisome because they are not able to focus their attention on the care of the residents.

Response from Elmcroft of Altoona

September 29, 2017

We are sorry to hear that this has been a negative experience for you. Our mission is dedicated to enriching the lives of the individuals who live and work with us. We take this mission very seriously and we are saddened to hear your comments. What you described in your review is certainly not indicative of how Elmcroft does business or treats their residents. We are known for our compassionate, friendly, and experienced staff who goes above and beyond for our residents. We are truly sorry you felt differently and therefore would like to apologize. With that said, we do have new management in place and we are more confident than ever that we will continue to enrich the lives of others. Again, I am sorry to hear this has been a difficult experience for you.

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Elmcroft of Altoona has received an average review rating of 4 based on 5 reviews. See all reviews.

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