| Frequently Asked
Residents of the Bridges at Brookline
community can enjoy their retirement years free of the worries that go along with keeping
up a home. Maintenance free living is a part
of the active lifestyle for residents living in the Brookline community. But most
importantly is the peace of mind knowing that should your health care needs change,
Bridges at Brookline will work with the resident and family to address
these needs. All resident living units are equipped with an on call emergency system. As a resident of Bridges at Brookline
you have priority admission to other levels of
care within the community.
What are the benefits of living at Bridges at Brookline?
Bridges at Brookline offers peace of mind
for you and your family with a continuum of care including :
What levels of care are available at Bridges at Brookline?
Bridges at Brookline offer five distinct
levels of care to help meet the health care needs of residents. Independent
residential cottages and Terrace apartments are
designed with the older person in mind. Personal care, at the Village, is a homelike setting for residents requiring
supportive care for dressing, bathing and/or medication management. The level of care is
based on the resident's needs. Therapy services are
available for residents needing short term rehabilitation before returning to their home
setting. Nursing home care is offered at the Manor for
residents needing twenty-four hour nursing care. Outpatient
therapy can be arranged for residents of the Brookline community as requested by their
What is Therapy service?
Therapy services are
designed for the individual who is medically stable and no longer requires hospitalization
but may not be medically or physically able to return home. After suffering a change in
health, many people need therapies such as physical, occupational and/or speech therapy
along with nursing care.
Who decides when a resident must move from one level of
care to the next?
The goal at Bridges at Brookline is to
keep residents at their most independent level of functioning as possible. Should changes
in a resident's health warrant a change in level of care, the decision to move to the most
appropriate level of care is made with involvement from you, your family, your physician
and the staff at Bridges at Brookline.
Where is Bridges at Brookline?
Bridges at Brookline is nestled in a
peaceful country setting in Juniata County near Mifflintown. This quiet country setting,
beside a babbling brook, provides the perfect retirement setting. Access is convenient to
Routes 322 and 35. See map for directions.
Are there entrance fees?
There are absolutely no entrance fees at Bridges at Brookline. Brookline offers an
attractive investment plan that is fully (100%) refundable.
Residential cottages and apartments are rented on a monthly basis. The investment plan is intended to dramatically
reduce the monthly rental rate on a cottage. Investment
plans vary according to financial resources and the desire to invest. All cottages are rented on a monthly basis
What does my monthly rental cover?
For residential living, the monthly rental covers the cost
of the unit along with exterior and interior maintenance, such as lawn mowing and snow
removal, and an emergency call system. Sewer,
water , trash collection and real estate taxes are also included in the monthly rental
If I get sick and must move into the health care center at the Manor, will my spouse have to leave Bridges at Brookline?
Absolutely not. If a spouse must move into the health care
center at the Manor the other spouse may remain in their
residential setting. Since this may be a stressful time, this arrangement works well as
visits are easy and convenient.
Do residents have a voice in the operation of Bridges at Brookline?
By all means. Regular
meetings are held with the Executive Director of Bridges at Brookline. These meetings are designed to keep the residents
informed of happenings in the Brookline community and give the residents the opportunity
to give their input and ideas. Resident
involvement in the Brookline community is encouraged as this is your community.
What kind of activities are available for residents at
Bridges at Brookline?
Residents have many choices of activities to participate in
at Bridges at Brookline. Many social and recreational events are
arranged by the Activities director. Plus residents can enjoy non structured activities
throughout the community. Activity participation is totally optional for residents.
Are personal items allowed?
Yes. The residential setting is your own home. You may
decorate the interior and exterior of your unit to your satisfaction. Most people prefer
to settle into the Brookline community before making final decisions about the disposition
of their personal belongings. This way you can be sure of what you want to bring with you.
How do I become a resident of Bridges at Brookline?
First you need to complete and return an application. This
application does not bound Brookline Manor nor the applicant in any way. Applications are
reviewed in the order they are received. When a resident is approved for admission, the
applicant or next of kin is notified. For a cottage or
apartment, a security deposit equal to one month's rent is required. For a room in assisted living, the first month's rent is due at the time
the room is reserved.
Who owns Bridges at Brookline?
Bridges at Brookline is a retirement
community owned by Guardian Elder Care, Inc., Brockway, Pennsylvania; doing business as
Brookline at Mifflintown, Inc.