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Staff Spotlight on Laura Smith

Laura Smith has joined Barclay Friends as Director of Nursing after serving for almost six years at another continuing care community, first as Charge Nurse, then as Nursing Supervisor. A…

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Are You Getting a Healthy Dose?

Older adults should be sure that they are not getting higher doses of prescription medications than they need.  In many cases, individuals over the age of 65 are prescribed a…

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Board Beacon – Lew Charnock

When he was a junior in high school, Lew Charnock was a caddy at the golf club where his uncle was a member.  “Carrying two golf bags 7,000 yards a…

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“The cats aren’t real, but comforts to seniors are”

The March 12, 2017 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer featured an article about the benefits of robotic cats in long term care composed by Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer. “It’s…

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Fond Remembrances

As you age, does it seem to you that you tend to have more positive memories of the past than negative recollections?  Psychologists now know that, compared to younger adults,…

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Healthcare Outreach in Chester County

During an individual’s transition from a hospital to rehabilitation or nursing care, ongoing communication and coordination among hospital staff, patients, family members and Medicare-certified health care providers (like Barclay Friends)…

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Won’t You Please Join In?

Even if you only sing in the shower, you know that singing provides a real emotional lift. This effect has actually been observed and measured by researchers who found that…

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Barclay Friends Staff Celebrates National Wear Red Day

Barclay Friends employees wore red on Feb 6 in support and celebration of National Wear Red Day, to help spread awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of…

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Barclay Friends Supports WCU Composting Initiative

Barclay Friends has teamed up with West Chester University and nine participating Borough businesses to collect compost – the project began in September 2016 and will continue through October 2017…

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