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The Watermark at Bellingham

1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380

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Julie - Loved one of resident/client
4.0
delighted to find the right home

The Watermark is in a beautiful location surrounded by green space and based on our experience so far we would absolutely recommend them to other families. Our loved one is very happy with the meals and dining service, and they offer so many activities, there are plenty of different things to do and the value for the money is excellent.... Read more

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About the facility The Watermark at Bellingham

The Watermark at Bellingham is a senior living community offering independent living, personal care, memory care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing services to older adults in the West Chester area. This campus mimics a small neighborhood and is nestled on the corner of an expansive park-like setting where residents can enjoy afternoon strolls, charming ponds, golfing, and more.

Designed for those who want companionship and amenities alongside a hospitable staff, this community enables residents to lead their desired lifestyles. Nearby, residents have convenient passage to the city’s historic downtown filled with shops, restaurants, medical facilities, and attractions. Plus, on-site amenities, such as a salon, game room, library, and lounges, help ensure residents have an engaging atmosphere for relaxation and entertainment.

Residents are able to forget about life’s tedious tasks and focus on exploring their interests and making new friends. The sky is truly the limit, as the culinary team, program directors, and care team are always accommodating residents’ dietary needs, interests, and care needs. From general services like housekeeping and concierge to specialized care services like memory care therapies and wound care, the 24-hour care team is ready to assist you.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Watermark at Bellingham is a community within Watermark Retirement Communities properties. See all Watermark Retirement Communities communities.

Pricing for The Watermark at Bellingham

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Amenities at The Watermark at Bellingham

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
Medication Management

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
Professional Chef
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Full kitchen
Ground Floor Units
Handicap Accessible

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Ballroom
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center

Services

Beautician

Memory care

Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Enclosed Courtyard
Indoor Walking Paths

Languages spoken

English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Catholic Services
Art Classes

Reviews

for The Watermark at Bellingham
4.0(94 reviews)
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Cleanliness

4.1

Friendliness

4.2

Meals & Dining

3.8

Care Services

4.1

Activities

4.0

Staff

4.6

Value for Cost

4.1

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4.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
December 6, 2022
Verified Review
Overall good community

I would recommend, overall it is a good community however they are going through some renovations.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

3

Staff

4

Value for Cost

3


4.0
Julie - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
October 27, 2022
Verified Review
delighted to find the right home

The Watermark is in a beautiful location surrounded by green space and based on our experience so far we would absolutely recommend them to other families. Our loved one is very happy with the meals and dining service, and they offer so many activities, there are plenty of different things to do and the value for the money is excellent.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


3.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
October 26, 2022
Verified Review
Waiting for Renovations

They need more staff. Hopefully when the renovations are complete, things will be better there.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

2

Staff

4

Value for Cost

3


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
September 19, 2022
Verified Review
Community Tour

Our tour at The Watermark at Bellingham was nice. They were the typical caregiver place. No bells and whistles, but they appeared to truly care for their patients.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
September 8, 2022
Verified Review
tour review

Our family had an in person tour and it was a nice experience but they were under construction so the dining and social area was closed off. The apartments were very out of date, but we were able to see a few sample apartments that were finished and they were nice. They do have local transportation and doctors on sight which is nice.


4.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
July 18, 2022
Verified Review
Review for The Watermark at Bellingham

My father stayed here, and they did very well with him. The staff was good but the distance was just too far.


2.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
May 27, 2022
Verified Review
The Watermark at Bellingham review

The place is not just what it is supposed to be, the people are very nice and they do mean well but they are just not prepared for memory care

Cleanliness

2

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

2

Activities

0.5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

0.5


5.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
March 21, 2022
Verified Review
Our Experience

I think that it is a great place for seniors on a limited income and still get all the benefits of a more higher end place. You can feel safe that your loved one is here.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
S G M - Toured community
Assisted Living
February 22, 2022
Verified Review
My tour review

This community was okay but too big for my loved one and felt like she would get lost in the community. The tour was excellent just to big for my mother.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
February 7, 2022
Verified Review
My tour review

The director at this community was nice, this community just felt really dark and outdated. They are doing renovations but we were not sure how long it would take for updates.


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
October 28, 2021
Verified Review
Tour of The Watermark

The tour was great, but once we got into the apartment we found that the kitchen space was way too small.


1.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
September 1, 2021
Verified Review
Would not recommend

We had a very frustrating experience with The Watermark at Bellingham. I would not recommend to anyone and tell others who are looking to go elsewhere.


4.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Memory Care
August 13, 2020

I was a resident from 2016 to 2018. Good food - Excellent activities, especially the choir director - Slow maintenance - Poor security.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Watermark at Bellingham

August 15, 2020

We're glad your experience in our community was overall positive! We always use constructive feedback to better ourselves too. Thank you!


2.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
May 3, 2020
mixed

My family member was taken by ambulance to Paoli Hospital twice, and Bellingham did not notify me either time. How does that even happen? He liked the place, but admittedly, he did not have high expectations. People there were friendly.

Cleanliness

2.5

Friendliness

2.5

Care Services

2.5

Activities

2.5

Value for Cost

2.5


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
March 27, 2020

Lovely location and very nice people. Rooms are good size, limited closet space, good kitchen, modest bathrooms.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Watermark at Bellingham

March 30, 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your impression! So glad you enjoyed your visit to our community!


3.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
October 15, 2019

I did not like it. I felt very uncomfortable there.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Value for Cost

3

Response from The Watermark at Bellingham

October 16, 2019

We're sorry your experience in our community wasn't exceptional. We wish you the very best in finding the right place to call home for you!


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
April 2, 2019

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 getting ready for music and a Happy Hour while I was there.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


0.5
Mary - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
February 19, 2019
WARNING about Park Lane at Bellingham

WARNING !! to any family member who has a person in the Park Lane side of Bellingham ! I had to get my mother out via 911 for a fractured leg when the nursing staff and administrators did nothing to help her after several requests. I reported them to the Pa Health Department, so they retaliated with the administrator stating " I am sorry HONEY you are no longer a daughter your a trespasser" when mom came back after three days in the hospital. They had threatened me and my mother prior to this to stop reporting them or "We will make sure you two never see each other again" I even gave them a cease and desist letter the harassment got so bad. When I reported what was going on there they retaliated making empty accusations targeting me . They are mandated by law to report unexplained injuries, they are mandated by state and Federal regulatory law to keep up the standard of care and prevent injury and diminishment but failed to do so so they were cited. They are also mandated by law to allow the resident access to family. This corporation instead of admitting the now cited deficiencies, isolated my mom for three years now and then again INJURED her by spiral fracturing her leg and again in the same pattern and practice not EVEN investigating or reporting it, the hospital had to report it. So even with others reporting them they hold their ground fraudulently calling the targeted family member an EMPTY adjective "disruptive" I was told I had to adhere to their "culture" (while they don't adhere to the law) The Pa Health Department cited them stating " Based upon clinical record review, review of documentation provided by the facility to the State Agency and review of facility policies and procedures, it was determined that the facility failed to implement its policies and procedures regarding injuries of unknown origin for two of two residents reviewed" SO IT WAS NOT JUST MY MOM. I would challenge a cognitive response from this corporate giant to why your "culture" attacks people who report you and does not take inventory on the internal patterns and practices that DID FOREVER HARM my mother and me. In addition how do you plan to return three years of our lives? Your nursing staff went out of their way to cover themselves at the expense of your resident and family. I have called your office and was hung up on MULTIPLE times, is this the "culture" your nursing staff refers to?

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

0.5

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5


5.0
Kerry Huntsman-Hanson - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
November 12, 2018
Verified Review
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 have worked daily to make Bellingham my mother's "home"! The residents have all been very warm and welcoming; their ambassadors program is a wonderful way for new residents to get the lay of the land and meet other residents. My mom also really enjoys being seated with different residents at mealtime, which has enabled her to greatly expand her group of friends. Speaking of mealtime, the food is fabulous! While my mom very much enjoys the independence of her own apartment with a full kitchen, she loves that she doesn't have to cook and can just stroll down to the dining room for a good meal (if she's not feeling well she can have dinner delivered to her apartment). We're ecstatic that she's eating better again; proper well-balanced meals. It's also a great relief to know that she's being checked on daily. My mother had many falls in her house due to health problems; falls that left her alone for hours before she could get help. When she had a fall at Bellingham she was quickly attended to and the staff were quick to contact me to alert us to her accident which required hospitalization and several weeks of skilled nursing. Because my mother was a Bellingham resident, she received priority placement for a bed at Parklane (the skilled nursing unit at Bellingham) and the Bellingham staff worked to ensure a smooth transition to and from Parklane. All in all it's been a very good experience thus far at Bellingham, and it's wonderful to see the constant improvements that they are making to their facility.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Watermark at Bellingham

November 15, 2018

Hi Kerry! Thank you for giving us your seal of approval! The perspectives of our residents and their families mean so much to us!


3.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
November 10, 2018

It looked a little run down and also had a very unpleasant musty smell. One of the residents was walking around in her bare feet and the other residents were just sitting around really doing nothing. The staff was pleasant but I really was not that impressed.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Value for Cost

3

Response from The Watermark at Bellingham

November 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback, we always welcome ideas on how to improve. I'm sorry our community did not fit your expectations, and we hope you have fund a community that meets your needs!


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