The Lutheran Home at Johnstown

The senior living community of The Lutheran Home at Johnstown has been a part of the Westmont community and Johnstown since 1960. This community offers independent living cottages and apartments, in-home care and support services, and personal care with skilled nursing and therapy services located on Goucher Street. The campus is only minutes away from restaurants and shopping.

The Lutheran Home at Johnstown is the only 5-year term CARF-accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community in Johnstown.

What is CARF accreditation?

An organization that earns CARF accreditation must prove adherence to the credentialing 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. It has 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

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

Our community provides plenty of amenities, activities and conveniences in a friendly neighborhood setting. This setting enables residents to make new friends or reconnect with friends from long ago. Independent seniors also love living here because they know their futures are secure.

Independent Living Cottages

Independent living cottages offer a variety of floor plans, from 900 to 1700 square feet, and share these characteristics:

  • One-floor living
  • Full eat-in kitchen with appliances
  • Living room
  • Storage area
  • Two baths
  • Porch
  • Garage or carport

Amenities of Cottage Living

Cottages offers a wide range of amenities for independent senior living, including:

  • Safety – safe and secure community within a quiet neighborhood
  • Maintenance-free living – outdoor and indoor
  • Enrichment programs
  • Small pets are welcome
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Optional meal plans
  • Scheduled transportation (some transportation may incur a fee)
  • Residents are responsible for all utilities

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

Independent Living Apartments

New to the community are bright, spacious apartments at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown that overlook Westmont neighborhoods. Amenities include:

  • A fully equipped kitchen with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher
  • Washer and dryer
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Baths with safety features for security
  • Ample closet and storage space
  • Emergency response pendant
  • Interior and exterior maintenance
  • Utilities including gas, water, sewer, electric, basic cable, wireless internet and local phone
  • Meals in the personal care dining room or by delivery service
  • Activities and use of the community areas

Apartment residents receive priority consideration for admission to personal care and the health care center at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown, as well as at our other ALSM communities in Pleasant Gap and Hollidaysburg.

Personal Care

The Lutheran Home at Johnstown’s personal care services provide independent seniors with the comfort, safety, security and companionship that many seek as they age.

Residents choose the living arrangement that best meets their needs and lifestyles with living options on two floors. Private rooms are furnished, but residents are certainly encouraged to bring their own belongings to personalize their rooms.

Our personal care residents are invited to make use of our spacious community areas. These areas provide the perfect environment to entertain old friends and make new ones.

The Lutheran Home at Johnstown is licensed by the Department of Human Services to provide personal care services.

Personal Care Services and Amenities

Personal care plans are individualized and coordinated with caregivers and the resident’s physician. Staff are available 24 hours a day. Services include:

  • Assistance with personal routines such as grooming, dressing, medication and dietary management
  • Dining assistance and nutrition
  • Private rooms with private baths
  • Fire-protection system, bathroom safety features and a 24-hour assistance call button
  • Individually controlled heating and cooling thermostats

The therapy department at The Lutheran Home also offers outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy to personal care residents to help maintain their independence.

Amenities

Other amenities for residents in personal care 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
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Comfortable visiting areas to spend time with family and friends

Residents are given priority admission to the health care centers at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown or The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.

Health Care

Skilled nursing care at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown provides around-the-clock nursing supervision for long-term residents and short-term rehabilitation residents in a warm and supportive environment. The Lutheran Home at Johnstown is licensed by the Department of Health to accommodate 63 residents.

Health Care Services and Amentities

Skilled nursing services are directed by the resident’s personalized care plan, which is coordinated with caregivers and a physician. As needed, skilled nursing services include:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Medical consultations by specialists
  • Nutritional care
  • Pharmacy services
  • IV therapy

Amenities

Additional amenities 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
  • Dining and nutritional services
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Comfortable visiting areas 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 Johnstown offers an excellent multi-leveled therapy program that can accommodate a person’s recovery process. Our therapy program is perfect for aging adults.

The rehabilitation program is committed to returning patients to their own homes as soon as it is safe to do so.

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation services are individualized and delivered by full-time occupational, physical and speech therapists. Short-term stays offer accommodations close to the therapy room, and other services include:

  • 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 Johnstown offers outpatient therapy. This therapy allows former patients and 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 Johnstown

807 Goucher Street, Johnstown, PA 15905

1-814-255-6844

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