Leading the Way in Comfort and Care
A Campaign to Renovate the Apostles Center for Care and to add new community space to the Homestead Village Campus.
In 1986, Homestead Village opened its doors with 67 apartments, a few cottages, dining services, and a nursing center designed in the style of most nursing centers of its era. Although residents were cared for with skill and concern, here, as in other nursing homes, the atmosphere was institutional-resembling a hospital with long corridors and semi-private rooms.
In the 1990s, with changes in regulations, the quality of nursing care in the United States rose dramatically. However, the contrast between the comfort of a private home and the sterility of a nursing environment was unavoidable. The stage was set for a new approach to long-term care. Known as "culture change," an initiative was launched to provide those needing nursing care with quality, compassionate care, and with it-the same privacy and comfort of home.
Households at Homestead
Along with extensive staff training, Homestead Village is addressing culture change by adopting the "household model" of nursing care. The household model is a combination of state-of-the-art building design and new avenues to the delivery of care.
Each of the households planned at Homestead Village will serve no more than 12 to 18 individuals. Each room will include a full bath; each household will include a spa with whirlpool and hair-washing station. Three skilled nursing households will offer 22 private rooms, compared to the two we now have. The hub of the resident-focused environment will be an open kitchen and will also include living rooms and dens, outdoor patios and walking areas. In addition to nursing care households, plans include households devoted to memory support at the nursing care level and at the personal care level.
Most important of all is that within the households, residents live by their own schedules-on their own time-rather than by the tight schedules most nursing homes require. Our highly skilled medical and professional staff will ensure that every resident is properly cared for each day, paying special attention to each person's unique needs.
A New Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC) for All
As Homestead Village grows, the need for additional and larger community space has become more and more apparent. Included in building plans for the near future is a 4,500 square-foot multipurpose activities center (MAC). Moveable partitions, allowing up to three concurrent uses; proximity to dining services; the latest audio-video technology; and a new, canopied entrance with plenty of parking will allow expanded opportunities for cultural, educational, and social events.
A Solid Investment in Your Own Future
At each major transforming moment in the history of Homestead Village, private gifts from residents and friends have accompanied institutional and borrowed funds to make our dreams a reality. This is again one of those moments.
Though the daily operating expenses for the household concept at Homestead Village are essentially the same as those associated with the current 60-bed Apostles Center for Care, the costs associated with creating this new environment for our current and future residents will be significant. The Capital Campaign - Leading the Way in Comfort and Care - was undertaken to offset the cost of building a new nursing center.
With the recent uncertainty of the economic climate, the Homestead Village Board of Directors and administration made the decision to remodel our existing nursing home space instead of building new. With the financial well-being of Homestead Village the primary concern, the goal is to complete the renovation project without incurring debt. This goal can be accomplished with the support of all Homestead Village stakeholders.
We invite you to partner with those who have already made gifts to the Capital Campaign.
We are well on our way, but gifts of all sizes are needed to support this project. Permanent naming opportunities are available in the $30,000; $75,000; $150,000 and above levels. This is a wonderful chance to create a legacy for yourself, your spouse or another loved one. Please see the gift table for specifics.
Your gifts can be in many forms-cash, personal property, stock, real estate. To enable more substantial giving, Homestead Village welcomes pledges payable over the next three years.
Have further questions about what you've read or want to discuss ways to best facilitate your involvement in supporting this campaign? Let's talk about the future!
Douglas V. Motter, President
717-397-4831, ext. 133
Susan C. Broomell, Planned Giving Consultant
717-397-4831, ext. 133