The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg

Our senior living community, The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, has been a part of the Hollidaysburg community and Altoona since 1950. We offer independent living cottages and apartments, in-home care and support services, skilled nursing care, and therapy services. Located on Hickory Street in a quiet, residential neighborhood with historic Hollidaysburg, restaurants and shopping only minutes away, The Lutheran Home is the perfect community within a community.

The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg is one of two CARF-accredited Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Blair County.

What is CARF accreditation?

An organization that earns CARF accreditation must prove adherence to the qualification guidelines of the international Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

An organization receiving a 5-year term of accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer-review process. They have demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site survey that it is committed to conforming to CARF accreditation conditions and standards. An organization that earns CARF accreditation is also commended on its quest for quality programs and services.

Independent Living at Blairmont and Hickory Commons

The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg provides all of the perks and comforts of independent living — without the work or hassles. Our private residences offer a variety of spacious floor plans that allow seniors to select the homes that best suit their retirement lifestyles.

Our residents are surrounded by personal comforts from home, amenities, conveniences and the opportunity to make new friends or reconnect with friends from long ago. And what makes independent living at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg exceptional is the peace of mind our residents enjoy knowing their futures are secure.

Our residents receive priority admission to other campus accommodations should the need arise. Through our licensed ALSM at Home program, residents can get a little extra help as needed, right in their own home. The therapy department at The Lutheran Home also offers outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy to residents to help maintain their independence.

Cottage Homes

The cottages at Blairmont and Hickory Commons are private homes offering one-floor living with multiple floor plans, finishes and payment options that allow seniors to select the home that best suits their retirement lifestyles. Small pets are welcome!

Amenities

Additional cottage amenities include the following:

  • Lawn care
  • Snow removal
  • Routine interior and exterior maintenance
  • Outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy available through the rehabilitation department at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg
  • Optional meal plans available
  • Activities designed to stimulate cognitive health, physical well-being and spiritual health

Hillcrest Apartments

The 38 bright, spacious and recently renovated apartments at Hillcrest are perched atop the famous “Double Dips” in historic Hollidaysburg, overlooking ALSM’s Hickory Commons campus. Small pets are welcome.

Amenities

Special amenities for apartment residents include:

  • Community room with lounge and kitchenette on first floor
  • Resident storage
  • Off-street parking in a well-lit area
  • Attractive outdoor courtyard with benches
  • Laundry area (washer and dryer) on each floor
  • Mailboxes in the lobby
  • Intercom system in each apartment
  • Outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy available through the rehabilitation department at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg

 Apartment Features

  • One-bedroom: 686 square feet
  • Two-bedroom: 938 square feet
  • Carpeting in bedrooms and living rooms
  • Bathroom: fiberglass shower and tub combination with grab bars and ceramic tile
  • Kitchen: electric range/oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher and double stainless steel sink with garbage disposal
  • Included in monthly rent: maintenance fee, water, garbage, sewage, gas heat, taxes, use of laundry facilities and share of common area utilities.
  • Resident responsibility: electric, telephone, cable and internet access.

The Hillcrest Apartments

Health Care Center

Skilled nursing care at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg provides around-the-clock nursing supervision for long-term residents and short-term rehabilitation residents in a warm and supportive environment. When The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg opened its current health care center in 2004, the building’s design was tailored to the comfort of each resident. The Y-shaped rooms allow for privacy and give each resident their own window.

Skilled Nursing Services and Amenities

A personalized care plan, coordinated with caregivers and the resident’s physician, directs the skilled nursing services each resident receives. These services, delivered by a caring team of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse assistants, include:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Psychological assessments and follow-up
  • Nutritional care
  • Pharmacy services
  • IV therapy

Amenities

Amenities in our health care center include:

  • On-site hair salon
  • Enrichment programs designed to stimulate cognitive health, physical well-being and spiritual health
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • On-site weekly Lutheran worship services
  • Pastoral care
  • Social services
  • Linen and housekeeping services
  • Comfortable gathering areas, gardens and lounges to spend time with family and friends

All skilled nursing residents are screened upon admission for physical, occupational or speech therapy needs. If services are not needed at the time of admission, residents are screened quarterly for any decline that could be improved through therapy. Our restorative nursing services and specially trained nursing staff enable residents to maintain the skills and strength they gained in therapy.

The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg is licensed by the Department of Health and offers an excellent multi-leveled therapy program, which can accommodate a person’s recovery process. Our therapy program is perfect for aging adults.

 The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg’s rehabilitation program is committed to returning patients to their own homes as soon as it is safe to do so.

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation services at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg is wide-ranging. Services include:

  • Individualized rehabilitation programs
  • Full-time occupational, physical and speech therapists
  • Short-term stay accommodations close to the therapy room
  • Personal assistance as needed
  • Medication management
  • Individual discharge plans, including in-home evaluations
  • Variety of therapeutic modalities to treat residents, including moist heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and paraffin treatments

Short-Term Rehabilitation

Short-term rehabilitation is provided to residents who may have been recently hospitalized or are recovering from medical conditions, including hip or knee replacements, hip or pelvis fractures, back surgery, falls, strokes and other injuries or surgeries.

Therapists treat each resident one-on-one. Combining occupational, physical and speech therapy, they coordinate the most efficient recovery possible to get residents back into their own homes. Our therapists then conduct in-home evaluations and, if necessary, order equipment to make the home safe and accessible, such as a raised toilet seat or grip bar for the shower.

Short-term rehabilitation residents can enjoy the benefits of restorative nursing. Therapists train the nursing staff to maintain and develop the residents’ skills and strength that they gained in therapy.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

When additional therapy is required, The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg offers outpatient therapy. This outpatient service allows former patients and Blairmont and Hickory Commons residents to continue or have therapy with the team of therapists they know and trust, and who are already familiar with residents’ therapy needs and goals.

Long-Term Rehabilitation

Our long-term senior residents also benefit from therapy to allow them to live at their highest functional level at any stage of life.

Contact The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg

916 Hickory Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

1-814-696-4527

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