Welcome to Barclay Friends
Barclay Friends, an affiliate of The Kendal Corporation, provides residential living, personal care, long term nursing care, and post-acute rehabilitation in a state-of-the-art community in the borough of West Chester. Barclay Friends is dedicated to continuing to improve the care of the aging in the wider community.
Basic Quaker values are reflected in the manner of care we provide. We strive
to honor the spirit, uniqueness, and basic rights of each older person. We
respond faithfully to the needs of older people: the need for independence and
self determination, the need to feel connected, and the need to have
opportunities for learning, fun, reflection, and self expression. The Kendal affiliates' Values and Practices further explains our values and the spirit of community at Barclay Friends. While guided by the values of The Kendal System, each Kendal affiliate maintains an independence that fosters creative thinking.
Barclay Friends' innovative cluster design promotes
a residential feeling while reinforcing the resident's orientation
and a sense of belonging. The design features four "communities,"
one dedicated to residential living and personal care and three to
skilled long-term care nursing and post-acute rehabilitation. Each have their own common space and
service space, plus access to central areas and amenities. Design
organized into "communities" promotes informal social
interaction and sharing of resources.
Easily accessible common
spaces invite residents at every level of care to join Barclay
Friends' life in a natural, self-determined manner. Common areas
include an activity room, two dining rooms, an occupational and
physical therapy center, salon/barber shop, laundry room, administrative offices, and outdoor gardens. Services and
amenities are centralized and are readily accessible to family
members, to staff, and to residents of all capabilities.