A Spirit of Vitality

Respect and dignity for older adults are the cornerstones of life at Barclay Friends.  Our hallmark is compassionate care for mind, body, and spirit.  Continuous learning, joy, and fulfillment are the goals of our extensive activities and award-winning arts and horticultural therapy programs.  Above all, we seek to find and encourage each person’s spirit of vitality.

Cat statue in Anne's Garden at Barclay Friends.

This statue was a gift to Barclay Friends and can be found in Anne’s Garden.

We believe that as people age, they should have as few limits and as much choice as possible in a safe, comfortable environment. The Barclay Friends model promotes autonomy for each resident with the larger community.  As an affiliate of the Kendal Corporation, we subscribe to the Kendal values and practices: “to provide, at reasonable cost, those conditions fostering independence, health, and security under which residents may realize their fullest potential.”

“I loved my mom with all my heart and so I can’t tell you what a gift it was to me and my siblings to know that she was being cared for just as well as we would care for her.”

~Barclay Friends family member

As we age, all of us seek the highest quality healthcare and quality of life for ourselves and our loved ones.  Market studies show that Barclay Friends, combining excellent medical services with a comfortable and therapeutic environment, is consistently a top choice for long-term care in the West Chester area.  With medical science continually improving  and best practices changing, Barclay Friends continues to evolve to provide ever better services and facilities to respond to community needs.