Bellingham Retirement Community, West Chester PA
The Bellingham is a continuing care retirement community in quiet West Chester, PA, nestled in a cozy neighbor far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With a convenient location, exceptional long-term care programs, and dozens of amenities, the community is one of the area’s most popular choices for retirement living. The compassionate staff works with each resident individually to identify their needs, creating individualized routines for each person tailored to their level of care. They understand each person is unique and strives to make life at the Bellingham as easy as possible for everyone, instead of using a “one-size-fits-all” approach to care.
The community’s on-campus amenities are extensive, featuring dozens of practical and recreational opportunities. Residents rarely leave the community to run errands, instead opting for the community’s on-site resources to send mail, cash checks, and get their hair cut. These are all made possible thanks to the community’s amenities, like their full-service hair salon, their bank, and their mailing services. In addition, residents can check out a book at the on-site library, learn a new workout routine in the fitness room, or keep up with their friends via email in the business center. Not only does the business center feature computers with internet connections, but it is also fully-equipped with copy machines to make printing a breeze.
In addition to their practical amenities, the Bellingham features an endless selection of recreational opportunities, thanks to their luxurious on-campus resources and their ever-changing social events calendar. Residents can enjoy a round of pool with their friends in the billiards room or play Texas Hold ‘Em in the card room. Bingo nights, board game competitions, and video game parties are other popular social events among the Bellingham’s residents. If they want to learn something new or revisit an old hobby, they can take an arts and crafts class, listen to a guest speaker, or participate in exercise programs. The community’s events calendar changes every day, featuring new events designed with residents in mind. To learn more about the community’s upcoming events, interested parties can view their events calendar on their website.
Perhaps the community’s most popular amenity is their on-site restaurant, which offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The kitchen staff prepares home-style meals every day, including classic tastes like rotisserie chicken, pasta with marinara sauce, and fish fillets. Meals are never the same two days in a row, giving residents plenty of new selections to choose from for the duration of their stay. If they need meal substitutions to accommodate special dietary needs, the kitchen staff are happy to assist. Additionally, they may request meal delivery services to their apartment if they prefer to dine in a private setting.
While most residents enjoy the restaurant’s meals, some prefer to prepare their own thanks to each apartment’s spacious, full-service kitchen. Kitchens are complete with full-size refrigerators, large sinks, cabinet storage, and cooking appliances. In addition, each apartment comes standard with:
- Large windows, letting in natural light
- Walk-in closets
- Emergency call systems
- Cable and internet hookups
- Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
- Private bathrooms
Incoming residents can choose from one and two-bedroom apartments, depending on their needs, preferences, and availability. The apartments are pet-friendly, allowing one small cat or dog per unit. For more information about the community’s pet policy, use the link above to make an inquiry.
The best way to see everything the Bellingham has to offer is to visit the community in-person. By touring the community, families can sample the meals, see the floor plans, and meet the staff, making it easier to decide if the Bellingham is the right choice for their care. The staff is happy to answer questions about the community and their long-term care programs, helping families understand what sets it apart from other assisted living facilities and independent living communities in the area. To schedule a tour, use the link above.
For more information about the Bellingham retirement community, read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How much does the Bellingham cost? Can I afford to live at the Bellingham retirement community?
Each person’s budget is different, and the Bellingham offers flexible pricing plans to accommodate each family’s individual needs. They price their floor plans according to size and charge residents depending on which long-term care services they need. For example, a person with a two-bedroom apartment may pay more than a person with a one-bedroom apartment receiving the same daily care services. Memory care rates are different than personal care and independent living.
Ultimately, the Bellingham’s monthly costs for care vary from person to person. They strive to make their fees affordable, working with families on payment plans that fit their budget. For more information, use the “Get Pricing” tool above for a personal quote or use the link to make an inquiry.
Q: Does the Bellingham retirement community offer memory care services for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia?
Yes! The Bellingham offers specialized memory care services for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Their memory care program is similar to their personal care program, offering assistance with each resident’s activities of daily living. However, the staff uses structured activities and proven methods to help people with memory loss learn to live with their symptoms, creating a safe and secure environment where they can thrive. For more information about the community’s memory care program, use the link above to make an inquiry.
Q: What are the next steps to move into the Bellingham retirement community?
Before anyone moves into the Bellingham, their care advisers work with them to discuss their personal care needs. After a person files an application, the staff discuss their medical history and determine whether the person needs personal care or memory care services. Once the community verifies they are equipped to help a person (they may not provide skilled nursing care, so people who require ongoing medical attention may not find the Bellingham suitable for long-term care), they discuss their options with them and continue the move-in process.
For more information about applying to the Bellingham and the move-in process, use the link above to make an inquiry.
From The Owner
Bellingham is a Continuing Care Retirement Community in West Chester with residential living, personal care, memory care, and skilled nursing care all on one campus. Our historical building & past, beautiful community with walking paths, wonderful amenities, and having all care levels on one campus is what makes Bellingham stand out above the rest! Please stop in to see one of our newly renovated suites soon! This West Chester Personal Care community is the perfect choice for residents and families who are looking for a continuum of care community, in which West Chester residents can access Retirement Living, Personal Care, Memory Care, or Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. A continuum of care setting offers residents and families the peace of mind of knowing that if one’s needs change—even temporarily—there is an appropriate level of care available at Bellingham. Senior living residents at Bellingham are able to forget about the tedious necessities of life and focus on exploring the… Keep Reading