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Memory Support

Memory Support Households – Gelhard House & Harvest House

Located on the first and second floors of the Westvue Building, respectively, Gelhard House and our newest neighborhood home, Harvest House, provide secure and high-quality memory support services in a Personal Care setting.

Gelhard House features 13 private studios of varying sizes and designs. Each room has its own private bathroom with shower. The central living space in the Gelhard House has a lovely living room, sunroom, parlor, dining room, and country kitchen.

Harvest House also features 13 private studios of varying sizes and designs, including oversized units to accommodate couples. Each room has its own private bathroom with shower. The central living space features an inviting living room, sunroom, and country kitchen dining area.

Harvest and Gelhard Houses share a secure ground-level courtyard, which is a favorite gathering place for residents who enjoy gardening, outdoor conversations, or group activities.

Homestead Village is honored to provide resources and serve residents and families during the difficult journey of memory loss. In addition to caring and compassionate Personal Care assistance, special services of Harvest and Gelhard Houses include planned on- and off-campus activities adapted for memory support residents, “music and memory” program certification, pet therapy, and complimentary transportation to medical appointments within a 5-mile radius of Homestead Village.


Memory Support at the Apostles Center

The Memory Support program at the Apostles Center is tailored to individuals for whom skilled nursing services are appropriate. Residents receive expert, compassionate care from team members who understand their unique physical, mental, and emotional needs. One of the Apostles Center households is designed specifically for residents who can benefit from Memory Support.

Life Enrichment

The lives of residents at both the Gelhard House and the Apostles Center are enriched by meaningful, enjoyable relationships and experiences. Our life enrichment program is designed to help residents build relationships with other residents and staff, as well as strengthen ties with lifelong friends and family. We accomplish this by creating a wide variety of fulfilling experiences and programs.

Our staff encourages residents to pursue hobbies and interests that they enjoyed prior to their move to Homestead Village—as well as to explore new interests and pastimes. Completing the Resident Interest survey prior to move-in assists staff in planning and preparing experiences that will help this new environment become home.

Schedules of planned programs can be found in both the Gelhard House and Apostles Center living rooms. Copies of the schedule are also available from the Life Enrichment Coordinator.

Special Celebrations

Many holidays and special events are celebrated at both the Gelhard House and Apostles Care Memory Support households. Valentine’s Day, Homestead Day, Halloween, Christmas/Holiday Family Dinner, birthdays, and national holidays are just a few of the occasions we mark with lively festivities.

Want to know more?

To inquire about waiting lists and admission to the Gelhard or Harvest House neighborhoods for Memory Support, please call 717-874-4242 or  Request additional information.

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