Health Care for Life

Skilled Care

Compassionate Support for You and Your Family

At SpiriTrust Lutheran®, The Village at Gettysburg, our Skilled Nursing Center provides compassionate care for our residents, with a focus on quality of life. Under the direction of the resident’s physician, the certified nurses provide long-term and recuperative care.

Types of Senior Living Care

  • Traditional long-term Skilled Care: Assists individuals who can no longer live alone due to a chronic illness or other infirmities
  • Post-acute care: Provides services to individuals needing additional support to recuperate following discharge from the hospital
  • Rehabilitation: Helps improve quality of life, restore functioning and enhance independence. Read more about our Rehabilitation Services here.

Convenient Amenities and Services

It’s not only medical services that are tailored around the unique needs of individuals. Our services are, too. At The Village at Gettysburg, we offer an array of thoughtful amenities designed to make your life easy and carefree.

  • Beauty salon/barber services
  • Fitness, wellness and social programs
  • Library with computer and Internet access
  • Lounges for visiting with family and friends
  • Open dining times for meals, and accommodations for special dietary needs
  • Private and shared residences
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Walking trail and garden
  • Gift shop
  • Chapel
  • Social and recreational calendar
  • Lifelong Learning Academy, Senior ACTS and other community programs

Support for Families

We serve families of our Skilled Care residents as well, giving them the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their loved one is well cared for. Whether you are a son or daughter, husband, wife or other family member, you can take heart, knowing that when you can’t be there, we are.

For more information about our Skilled Care programs and services, or to schedule a personal tour, contact our admissions coordinator.

Skilled Care FAQs

Why should I choose Skilled Care at The Village at Gettysburg?

The Village at Gettysburg, formerly known as the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Community, is backed by SpiriTrust Lutheran®, a faith-based, not-for-profit provider that places people before profits. At SpiriTrust Lutheran®, we don’t just serve the community; we are committed to it. We believe that our role is to provide the foundation for a healthy community by offering access to quality care, services and lifestyle options. It’s a responsibility we take to heart, and we are firmly committed to ensuring that community needs are met.

Must I be a member of a Lutheran church to be accepted for admission?

No. Our mission to serve and care was born out of faith — faith that guides every decision we make concerning those who turn to us for care. That faith is what sets us apart. While our beliefs are firmly rooted in Lutheran heritage, we recognize that faith is different for everyone. We warmly welcome those of differing faith journeys and life experiences at our faith-based community.

Do I have to be a resident of The Village at Gettysburg to be admitted to the Skilled Care residence?

No. However, current residents have priority access should they need additional care.

Will I be able to order my meals from a menu?

Yes. Our dining room operates like a restaurant with wait staff. We offer seasonal weekly menus. Breakfast includes a variety of both hot and cold selections. Two daily entrees, plus an expansive “anytime” à la carte menu, are available at both lunch and dinner. Outside of typical dining hours, a separate menu featuring a variety of delicious selections, such as salads and sandwiches, is available.

May I have guests?

Yes. Family and friends are always welcome. They can join you anytime for a meal or visits in your room, the lounges or outdoor areas. Pets are also permitted to visit.

Is there an orientation when I move in?

Yes. We realize that transitioning to any kind of senior citizen housing, including Skilled Care, can be stressful for both the resident and family members. Our staff will meet with you to help you settle in and get to know the community. They are also available on an ongoing basis to answer any questions.

Does Medicare cover some of the cost for care?

Medicare frequently covers Skilled Care after certain criteria have been met. For more information about Medicare, contact the Social Security Administration at 800.772.1213.

What insurances do you accept?

We are Medicare- and Medicaid-certified. We also work with many other insurance providers. Please contact the business office for a full, up-to-date listing.

If my funds deplete, will I be asked to leave?

No. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements at move in, abide by the rules and regulations of SpiriTrust Lutheran®, have not unethically spent down your funds, and maintain your eligibility for medical assistance and other third-party reimbursements, you will not be required to leave.

Are pets permitted?

Yes. Unlike in some senior citizen housing, well-behaved pets are welcome to visit our pet-friendly retirement community. Pets must be leashed and have current vaccinations. Any pet-related damage is the responsibility of the owner.

Is smoking permitted?

No. All of our senior living communities, including The Village at Gettysburg, are smoke-free. It is our desire to offer a safe and healthy environment at all of our retirement communities.

Do I need long-term care insurance to move to The Village at Gettysburg?

While it’s not mandatory, long-term care insurance might help to cover the costs of Skilled Care, Personal Care or Home Health Care. If you have long-term care insurance, please check the terms of your policy.

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