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Senior Services

Residential Living

ALSM offers you many options from which to choose. Senior living communities in Hollidaysburg, Johnstown, and Pleasant Gap provide independent living arrangements by offering apartments or cottages.  Each community is a place where you or your loved ones can retire with  peace of mind without sacrificing independence or the comforts of home.

To learn more about each of our senior living communities, we invite you to visit their websites by clicking on the links provided below.

Senior living options are offered at:

Hickory Commons at Hollidaysburg, located in Blair County, offers independent living in modern cottages and apartments, as well as skilled nursing, short-term rehab and outpatient rehab at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. All are located in a beautiful neighborhood setting in Historic Hollidaysburg just minutes from downtown, where you can browse quaint shops and enjoy a variety of dining options.

The Lutheran Home at Johnstown is a dynamic ommunity in Cambria County offering independent cottage living, personal care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. The Lutheran Home at Johnstown is a senior community located in the quiet, hilltop residential Westmont neighborhood with historic homes lining the streets. The city of Johnstown is just minutes away with shopping, restaurants and the Johnstown Inclined Plane, the world’s steepest vehicular incline.

The Oaks at Pleasant Gap is nestled in the heart of Nittany Valley on 35 beautiful acres in Centre County and is the perfect place to call home if you’re looking for senior living with access to other levels of care. Residents of The Village Cottages, The Court Apartments and Schreffler Manor share breathtaking views of Mount Nittany and the tranquility of  walking paths and a courtyard garden. With convenient access to major highways, Pleasant Gap is only minutes from the Victorian charm of historic Bellefonte and the culture and excitement of downtown State College, the home of Penn State University.

Amenities of senior living include:

A variety of fun and mentally-stimulating activities at each of our campus locations

Maintenance-free living with lawn care and snow removal provided

Routine interior and exterior maintenance

Priority consideration for admission to The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, The Lutheran Home at Johnstown or The Oaks at Pleasant Gap for personal care or skilled nursing

Meal plans with delicious entree selections prepared by Sodexo Senior Living

Small pets are welcome


Community-Based Support Services

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries provides personal care and support for the growing number of older adults who wish to remain independent in their own home through ALSM at Home. ALSM at Home is a home care agency that provides many service options for personal care and support twenty-four hours a day. From cleaning and light housekeeping to assistance with bathing, personal grooming, shopping and more, ALSM at Home can help those living at home in need of assistance with almost any daily task, as well as provide respite care for family caregivers.

When more intensive services may be needed, ALSM at Home Health Care can provide your or your loved one with Medicare-certified skilled nursing care, medication management, in-home physical, occupational, and speech therapy options. Services are provided by our registered nurses and trained certified nursing assistants.

Our Senior Daily Living Centers provide adult day services to offer a safe and secure daytime “home away from home” for senior adults whose caregivers must work or tend to other responsibilities. With Centers located in Altoona, Meyersdale and Somerset, the programs offered at each location focus on the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of each person. The Centers offer a wide range of individual and group activities, computer equipment with software focusing on enhancing cognitive fitness, a daily lunch program, transportation assistance, and much more.

ALSM's counseling program helps people of all ages overcome the burdens and challenges in their lives. From dealing with the death of a loved one to behavioral issues and more, we offer counseling services through contractual agreements with local professional counselors. Counseling services costs may be subsidized by ALSM, with an authorization from a Lutheran clergy member. Counseling providers may accept insurance, depending on the location.