At West House, our mission is to create a homelike environment dedicated to enriching the quality of life and upholding personal dignity by providing compassionate resident-centered care.
West House offers all the comforts of home plus 24-hour assistance from our highly-trained staff. Our approach provides the ideal solution for people who need some help with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing and medication reminders.
We focus on wellness and encourage residents to remain as independent as possible by providing a tailored plan of assistance.
Our residents enjoy beautifully-appointed living spaces, delicious meals, engaging social activities, and personalized assistance and care.
What is a Personal Care Home?
Personal Care Homes (PCHs) are residences that provide shelter, meals, supervision and assistance with personal care tasks, typically for older people, or people with physical, behavioral health, or cognitive disabilities who are unable to care for themselves but do not need a nursing home or medical care. While available services vary and are based on the individual needs of each resident, services provided at a typical PCH include assistance with:
- Walking/getting in and out of a bed or chair
- Toileting/bowel and bladder management
- Personal hygiene
- Arranging for and managing health care
- Making/keeping doctors’ appointments
- Assisting with or administering medications
- Positioning in a bed or chair
- Doing laundry
- Arranging for transportation
- Shopping/managing finances
- Using the telephone/writing letters
- Caring for possessions
- Participating in social/recreational activities
- Using prosthetics
- Getting and caring for seasonal clothes
Personal Care Homes are inspected and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. They are usually privately-owned, although some are operated by local governments or non-profit agencies. In Pennsylvania, homes may be licensed to care for as few as four people and as many as several hundred.
(From the Department of Human Services website)
EVERYONE is welcome at West House. Our services are provided without regard to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability or HIV status.
Because West House is a non-profit organization, we accept Social Security payments and do not require private pay or secondary insurance. West House Administration will work with you to ensure you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. West House is open to everyone regardless of his/her ability to pay.