Garden Spot Village is a 'Homey' place for the retired.
Garden Spot Village in Lancaster County is a home filled with a family.a nursing home doesn't have to feel or look like a hospital.
Resident Bernie Marshall checked out many places before moving in, "We knew nothing about retirement homes and we went to a lot of them so we decided on this place and I'm glad we did."
After Bernie lost his wife, he's relied and turned to his family at Garden Spot Village, "I appreciate their professionalism and all their skills but the personal touch is just as great as the skills - you know - that makes a difference."
And making a difference is the center's goal. of Garden Spot Village.
CEO Steve Lindsey says, "They just have an opportunity to live a vital life and productive life."
The Village's philosophy is centered around the people.
It replaces the traditional, institutional feel of nursing homes with a household.
Each resident has their own private room and bath, a cozy living room and even a front door.
"We empowered the residents, the elders who live here to create their own schedule and we work around them," Lindsey says.