Health Care for Life

Assisted Living

Fostering Independence Through Caring Support

If you desire apartment-style living with extra services that make life easier, the Elmtree Assisted Living neighborhood at The Village at Sprenkle Drive is right for you. There are 26 apartments in this licensed Assisted Living neighborhood, creating an intimate atmosphere. You can choose from a one-bedroom or studio floor plan, and are welcome to furnish it with your own décor. Within our close-knit neighborhood, you’ll feel a sense of genuine warmth and discover that neighbors here quickly become friends. Meet a few of our friendly residents in our photo gallery.

For every new Assisted Living resident, we establish an individualized plan of care that empowers him or her to live as independently as possible. Our experienced staff members provide varying levels of assistance with bathing, grooming, medication management, health monitoring and other daily life activities.

A few of our Assisted Living apartment features:

  • Furnished private studios and one-bedrooms
  • Tea kitchen with microwave and refrigerator
  • Full, individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Large walk-in closets

Outside your personal residence are additional areas for socializing, including:

  • Country kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dining area
  • Great room with fireplace
  • Computer lab/library
  • Spa
  • Laundry room
  • Computer center

Services included in the monthly fee:

  • Emergency call system monitored 24 hours a day
  • Three well-balanced meals served daily
  • Nutrition consultation by certified dietary professionals
  • All utilities, except telephone service
  • Cable television and wifi Internet
  • 24-hour monitoring by licensed nursing professionals
  • Medication management
  • Bathing assistance
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Personal laundry
  • Transportation within 25-mile round-trip
  • Vibrant social life with clubs, leisure and fitness programs and outings
  • Pastoral care provided by our campus chaplain

Within Our Larger Community

The Village at Sprenkle Drive also offers:

  • A beautiful 77-acre campus
  • Outdoor patios and gazebos
  • Several dining venues
  • Card and game rooms
  • Community room
  • Chapel
  • Library
  • Beauty salon with massage suite
  • Fitness room
  • Enrichment programs

Assisted Living FAQs

Why should I choose Assisted Living at SpiriTrust Lutheran®, The Village at Sprenkle Drive?

The Village at Sprenkle Drive is one of the few area communities to offer all levels of living: Residential Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Care and Memory Care. We are 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 the very best senior citizen housing 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.

What’s the difference between Personal Care and Assisted Living?

Personal Care offers meals, living accommodations and personal assistance or supervision with activities of daily living, while Assisted Living provides the same services plus supplemental health care services. The goal of Assisted Living is to provide residents with personalized support that will allow them to age in place should their needs increase.

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 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 a SpiriTrust Lutheran® senior living community to be admitted to the Assisted Living or Skilled Care residences?

No; however, current residents have priority access to higher levels of care.

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

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

May I have guests?

Yes. Family and friends are always welcome at our warm, friendly retirement community. They can join you anytime for meals as well as visits in your room, the lounges or outdoor areas. Pets are also permitted to visit. 

Is transportation provided? 

Yes. We provide scheduled transportation to medical appointments, outings, shopping trips and more. There may be an additional charge for some transportation services.

May I use my own doctor? 

Residents may continue to see their own physicians and other medical providers in the greater York community, or they may see our physician who visits on-site.

Can you accommodate my loved one for a short-term stay? 

No. We do not offer respite at this time.

What steps do I need to take to become a resident in Assisted Living?

Take these steps:

  1. Schedule an appointment with our retirement counselor.
  2. Complete an application for review.
  3. Obtain financial and medical approval. We will provide you with a medical evaluation form to take to your personal physician.
  4. Meet with our director of resident care for a pre-admission assessment. The assessment is an opportunity for us to learn more about your preferences and discuss your personal service needs.

Will I attend an orientation at move-in?

Yes. We realize that transitioning to an Assisted Living residence can be stressful. Our staff will meet with you to help you settle in and get to know our retirement community. They are also available on an ongoing basis to answer any questions. 

May I bring my own furniture?

Yes. We do furnish the bedroom and provide a flat-screen TV, but residents will need to provide other furnishings. All personal furniture and furnishings you wish to bring should be reviewed with the Assisted Living home administrator prior to move in.

What happens if I need additional assistance in the future?

Among the benefits of living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (or CCRC) are the levels of care offered. In addition to the support offered within Assisted Living, seniors take comfort in knowing that Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Services, including physical therapy services, are available throughout the continuum. SpiriTrust Lutheran® Home Care & Hospice can also provide additional services. 

Does Medicare cover some of the cost for Assisted Living?

No. Medicare is your health insurance and does not cover Assisted Living. Medicare frequently covers Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Services after certain criteria have been met. For more information about Medicare, contact the Social Security Administration at 800.772.1213.

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

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

Are pets permitted?

Yes. Well-behaved pets are welcome to visit. 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 Sprenkle Drive, 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 Sprenkle Drive?

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

If I live in an Assisted Living setting, and then need temporary or permanent medical care, can I move into a Skilled Care residence? How is the transition handled? What happens to my Assisted Living apartment?

An advantage of moving to The Village at Sprenkle Drive is that it offers multiple levels of care. Residents can move through the continuum of care as needed and as appropriate. If you move from Assisted Living on a temporary basis, you would continue to pay the per-diem rate for this service. 

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