Senior Health Care Communities at Living Branches

Excellent care doesn’t happen by chance. It takes care, compassion, and a commitment to nurture the whole person.

Formerly called skilled nursing or a nursing home, Health Care provides 24/7 short- or long-term care to those who cannot maintain their health on their own. In the Health Care neighborhoods of Living Branches, residents enjoy all the comforts of home. Delicious food, cozy spaces, and companionship abound.

Residents also receive all the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care they need. At our newly renovated Lansdale and Souderton* campuses, Health Care unites aides, nurses, and therapists who will care for your loved one. Come see why Health Care at Living Branches is so much more than a typical skilled nursing facility.

*New construction complete in summer 2024

Get In Touch

Call 215-412-5510 or send a message to reach our Health Care admissions team

Get Guidance

To help you choose a community that offers skilled nursing, download and complete this checklist when you visit each community on your list.

See the Living Branches difference

As a non-profit, Living Branches values the needs of residents, family, and team members above our bottom line. Our roots as a Mennonite organization are obvious in the warmth shown to everyone who steps through our doors. Because people come first, your loved one will feel seen and cared for – every moment, with every member of their team.

Five-star rating from CMS

Year after year, our Health Care neighborhoods earn a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Only nursing homes that achieve the highest level of quality and safety receive five stars.

While no single rating can address every question you’ll have, rest assured your loved one’s safety and well-being are our top priority.

Memory support in Health Care

If your loved one has dementia and needs skilled nursing care, they may thrive in a Health Care community that offers memory support. In these areas, those with dementia receive round-the-clock care in a community designed for their needs.

After recent renovations, Country Cottage at Dock Woods is brighter, larger, and better serves those with dementia. A similar community will open at Souderton Mennonite Homes in the summer of 2024.

Four team members in scrubs who serve residents in the skilled nursing unit at Dock Woods, one of three Living Branches communities

Turn to the highest-rated care

Living Branches’ Health Care communities are inspected each year by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in addition to local and state agencies. Our community consistently earns five stars, indicating top quality, safety, and inspection results.

Our five-star rating isn’t just about safe buildings. It’s primarily a signal of exceptional caregivers. Each member of your loved one’s care team is credentialed, trained well, and up-to-date on the best practices in giving care.

Exceptional staff-to-resident ratio

In our Health Care communities, the staff-to-resident ratio is far higher than state requirements. Your loved one will get to know:

  • Nurses (RNs and LPNs)
  • Certified nursing assistants (CNAs)
  • Physical, speech, occupational, restorative, and creative arts therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Life enrichment coordinators
  • Pastoral care team members

A range of care under one roof

Most care is available on-site, including primary care, podiatry, audiology, wound care, and psychiatry. We also coordinate care with your loved one’s specialists and can provide information they may need to treat your loved one. Transportation to and from specialists is available at an additional cost.

Preserving independence

No two residents are alike, so our team members do not treat them that way. Our team works with each resident as an individual, tailoring care to their preferences. From food and clothing to activities and entertainment, your loved one will direct their own day as much as possible.

Training tomorrow’s caregivers

Living Branches doesn’t just recruit great certified nursing assistants (CNAs) – we also train them. In our dedicated CNA training program, students learn the concepts and methods required by the state. And they do so in a Living Branches community, infusing their training with person-centered care. Throughout their careers, CNAs trained at Living Branches go above and beyond what we think of as traditional nursing home care.

Recover in comfort with a short-term stay

Sometimes a few days at the hospital isn’t enough time to fully recover after an illness or injury. If your loved one needs more time, the hospital may refer you to skilled nursing, which Living Branches provides in Health Care. During a short-term stay in Health Care, our team will guide your loved one along the road to recovery.

Recovery is much easier when therapy is right down the hall – or right in your room. In addition to help with daily activities and medication, your loved one can work with physical, speech, occupational, restorative, and creative arts therapists.

Insurance can be used for short-term rehabilitation. We accept Medicare, Keystone 65/Blue Cross, and UnitedHealthCare for primary insurance coverage. Work with your discharge planner at the hospital to bring your loved one to Living Branches.

Call 215-412-5510 or send a message to reach our Health Care admissions team

A comfortable lounge area in the newly renovated skilled nursing unit at Dock Woods, a Living Branches community

Join a community that feels like home

The Health Care areas at Living Branches are designed and maintained to be safe. Hazards common in many homes have been adapted or eliminated. At the same time, our communities feel like home, not a hospital. Your loved one will experience all the comforts of home in a neighborhood that values growth, connection, and joy.

Delicious dining options

Good food is essential for health. Your loved one will enjoy delicious chef-prepared meals tailored to their dietary requirements. If needed, caregivers provide modified cutlery and help with eating.

Well-kept accommodations

Each resident makes their residence their own, and we’re happy to keep it clean and comfortable. Private and companion rooms are available, and all maintenance is included.

Family is always welcome

In our Health Care communities, residents can come and go with their loved ones. Enjoy family reunions, birthdays, or a special meal out on the town. Loved ones are also welcome to drop in and visit anytime.

Bright, spacious activity kitchen in the Memory Care area within the skilled nursing facility at Dock Woods, a Living Branches community

Health Care Amenities

  • Private* and companion suites with a flat screen TV
  • Private bath with safety features
  • Complimentary housekeeping, laundering, and trash removal
  • Assistance provided when needed with bathing, dressing, and other activities
  • Delicious meals tailored to all tastes and nutritional needs
  • Snacks throughout the day
  • A life enrichment team that hosts numerous activities every week
  • Pastoral care team offering one-to-one counseling and support
  • Group and one-on-one creative arts therapy sessions in music and dance movement

*Available in summer 2024 at Souderton Mennonite Homes

A shady bench overlooks Elizabeth’s Garden at Souderton Mennonite Homes’ retirement community

Campus Features

  • Picturesque outdoor courtyards
  • Common areas including country kitchens, libraries, banking services, and recreation rooms
  • Private dining room for special events and celebrations
  • Campus open around the clock for your loved one’s visitors
  • Transportation available for scheduled activities and personal appointments
  • Free off-street parking for guests and visitors
  • Full-service hair salon
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Devotions, Bible studies, and chapel services

“My Dad cannot say enough kind things about the staff at Souderton Mennonite Homes; he is so happy to be there. They have been incredibly accommodating and are going above and beyond to make my Dad feel welcomed and safe. In less than 48 hours, my dad has gone from being super cranky about the change to literally hanging up on us on FaceTime because “he has things to do!” He had his first meal today in the dining room (something that he was initially hesitant to do) and he has already told us how nice it was to have conversations while eating and he made a friend. And he has been raving about the food. The director of Health Care services and the director of therapy stopped by to introduce themselves to Dad. I know everyone is very busy and it meant a lot to my dad for them to stop by his room to talk to him. I could keep going on about wonderful things that the team has done over the last 48 hours! For the first time in 62 days, my dad and our family can start focusing on his future and feel really good about it.”

—B. M.
Family member of a Heath Care resident at Souderton Mennonite Homes

Find care for the body and mind

Life doesn’t come to a halt in Health Care. When your loved one isn’t working with an on-site therapist, eating a meal, or visiting with family, they’ll have many chances to learn, make friends, and take part in on-site activities.

Always something to do

Both of our campuses offer numerous ways to connect with others. Early on, your loved one will get to know their community’s life enrichment coordinator. This person leads numerous activities, from movie nights to trivia to music. Residents are also invited to participate in special campus events with other residents across the Living Branches community.

Creative arts therapy

Music and movement can improve not just mental health, but physical health as well. That’s why Health Care residents have access to group and one-to-one sessions in art, music, and movement. In a creative arts therapy, residents are invited to express themselves and connect with others. No music experience required!

Opportunities for spiritual practice

As a member of the Living Branches community, your loved one can take part in their campus’ spiritual life. Church services, hymn sings, Bible studies, and other activities are available. Our dedicated pastoral care team is a great place to turn for help and support.

Contact Us

Call 215-412-5510 or send a message to reach our Health Care admissions team