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- Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
- Activities Onsite
- Devotional Services Available
- Indoor Common Areas
- Meals Provided
- Complimentary Transportation
- Activities Offsite
- Beauty & Barber Services
- Pets Allowed
- No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
- No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
- Hospice Available
- Resident Parking Available
- Male Residents Accepted
- Female Residents Only
Wish we would have made the move much earlier!!
We are so glad we chose Elmcroft. It was literally the best decision we could have made. The former facility where the parents had been had a major change in staffing, all the way from the top down and the care went downhill considerably. After 3 years at the former facility and both parents almost dying due to lack of adequate assisted living care we had no choice but to look for another facility. We toured 2 other facilities and neither worked, for various reasons.
Elmcroft is the perfect size, about 48 residents max. Staff ratio is 2 med techs to each wing (2 wings), a supervising LPN. It is all one floor going in a circle so no one can get lost. No stairs or elevators like the other facility which was a major problem.
Everyone, and I mean everyone from the executive director on down has been fabulous since day 1. No problem is too big or too small to handle.
Staff communication is wonderful, phone calls, emails and no unwelcome surprises like we had elsewhere where there was no communication.
There is no dementia unit here at this point and no skilled nursing but if you are simply interested in assisted living with meds given by the staff and wonderful food, activities, residents and staff this is the place for you.
Did a good job with the respite care
We used Elmcroft for a brief respite stay, and overall I thought they did a good job. I thought they could have done a better job providing information about the process and what they provide, but my loved one seemed to enjoy her stay well enough. We would use them again if our regular caregiver were not available for an extended stay.
Moving to Elmcroft
I like Elmcroft's layout, It seemed more like a home to me with large gathering areas that a resident could sit quietly in and still interact with others.
The staff was very helpful and was welcoming even though it was a difficult time for me and for my mother.
Level of care dropped
In the beginning it wasn't bad, it was kind of decent but then the level of care really dropped and he got dperessed so that's why we moved my father. The last time we went there and we finally decided to move him, we went and we walked in the room and his room smelled really bad, like old man smell. I walked in the door and said "Oh we need to open up some windows!" The smell just hit you. They weren't washing his clothes, he would go down and eat and come back to his room and lay down until it was time to eat again. It was the same things every day and when we asked him what he had bene doing he told us there was nothing to do there.
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We have paid the introductory fee for...
We have paid the introductory fee for dad to become Elmcroft's next resident. Director has been great to work with and I believe my father will be happy here.
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Elmcroft of Shippensburg is located in the rolling hills of the picturesque Cumberland Valley. Conveniently located off Interstate 81, Elmcroft sits on the northern edge of the historic town of Shippensburg. While maintaining its rural farming community feel, Shippensburg enjoys all the modern conveniences, such as nearby shopping, entertainment and cultural events.