Answering Your Questions

Can your senior living community help my dad be independent?

Barclay Friends offers Residential Living, a type of care in which older adults can live independently with access to supportive services.  In addition, couples with differing care needs may live in the same community, receiving full healthcare services according to individual needs, as apartments can accommodate those needing either Residential Living or Personal Care.

Do senior living facilities have wound care?

Barclay Friends is one of the few facilities in this area to have two Registered Nurses on staff who are Certified Wound Care Specialists.  The National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in wound care through the certification of wound care practitioners.

What happens if Mom’s money runs out?

Barclay Friends is Medicaid certified.

Do all residents get physical therapy?

The Recreation Department at Barclay Friends provides residents with a daily exercise program that is built into each resident’s care plan.  Physical therapy is joint-specific and is requested by an orthopedic doctor.

What do I do if my parent isn’t ready to come home after rehab?

Barclay Friends offers short stay Respite Care in Personal Care.  This is a great way for older adults to “try out” life at Barclay Friends.  Residents can stay in our community for a minimum of five days and a maximum of thirty days before the rate is increased.

Are Assisted Living and Personal Care the same thing?

Personal Care in Pennsylvania was formerly called Assisted Living.  Recent legislation created a new category of living called Assisted Living that is a level of care between Personal Care and Nursing Care.  In this area of Pennsylvania, Personal Care is essentially equal to Assisted Living in other states.