Village at Penn State resident, Percy Pierce, and many of his neighbors are thinking a lot about their future. Liberty Lutheran is committed to the needs of our residents and to responding to the changing trends in senior living. By listening to our customers and investigating trends, Liberty is transforming all of its senior communities to “households” – a new model of care.
“The new Personal Care Household is important to us as we age. We will have the support we need – right here at the Village,” says Percy, who has called The Village “home” since 2004.
Since 2012, Liberty Lutheran has been planning for the future of The Village at Penn State. As plans evolved, resident feedback helped revise and shape the plan. As a result, the residents identified a priority for personal care accommodations.
The construction of a new Personal Care Household will accommodate 12 to14 residents. This new approach to senior living is a transformational shift from the institutional medical model of care to one that gives residents greater autonomy and choice. Each household will feature a fully functional kitchen, living room with hearth area and dining room. Plans for The Village will mirror those put into place at newly-renovated Hearth at Drexel, Liberty’s Assisted Living community in Bala Cynwyd and extensive renovations at Artman and Paul’s Run that are currently underway.
The residents are eager for the new construction of the Personal Care Household to begin in the spring of 2015 with an anticipated completion in 10 to 12 months.