Moravian Manor is pleased to offer both Personal Care and Assisted Living on our campus.
Personal care, along with services and support for those with memory impairment, is offered in Manor East’s Herrnhut Community.
Assisted living, in Manor West, includes five levels of care, which allows residents to age in place more comfortably and with dignity for a longer period of time before needing to move to skilled nursing.
What’s the difference between personal care and assisted living?
Until a few years ago, in the state of Pennsylvania, assisted living and personal care were essentially the same thing. Seniors and families looking for “assisted living” sought assistance with personal care (bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring and medication management) as well as meals, housekeeping and transportation. However, these communities were licensed by the state of Pennsylvania as Personal Care Homes. Under a Personal Care license, care is limited to general health maintenance and assistance with personal care. When an individual required a level of care beyond that, they would transition to skilled nursing, where the cost could exceed 2-3 times more than in personal care.
To bridge the gap between personal care and skilled nursing, Pennsylvania Department of Long Term Living introduced a license for Assisted Living Residences in 2011. While assisted living provides similar care to personal care, assisted living also has the capability to provide acute medical care. This helps lower the cost of care for residents needing advanced care, but not yet skilled nursing care.
At Moravian Manor, there is no state assistance in assisted living or personal care; all services are private pay by the resident.