Fairmount Homes: Dedicated to Faith, Family & Community

Jay Martin utilizes his specially designed woodworking shop, located in the lower level of his cottage, to create a harp for his wife. He has carefully crafted a variety of live-edge tables, among many other unique creations. Photo by Nick Gould.


Type of Community

Life Plan Retirement Community

Range of Services

Fairmount offers Residential Living, Personal Care, Short-term Rehabilitation and Health Care/Skilled Nursing. The rehab center provides physician-directed programs including physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies. Fairmount also offers a Plain Community Rehabilitation Program for those who do not have insurance due to religious beliefs.

Residential Options

Residential Living accommodations include 52 cottages, ranging in size from a cozy 778 square feet with one bedroom, to a spacious 1,700 square feet with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, sunroom, two-car garage and finished basement. All of our cottages have at least a one-car garage. Fairmount’s 103 apartments range in size from 566-square-foot studios to roomy 1,422-square-foot two-bedroom options.

Dining Options

Our residents love to socialize while enjoying savory offerings from our in-house dining team! The remodeled Cat’s Back Café offers additional menu options and increased seating. Residents can dine-in or opt to pick up an entrée from our “grab-and-go” selections. 


Fairmount is licensed for 74 beds in Personal Care and 114 beds in Health Care and is home to approximately 400 residents.

Group Activities

As Gail, one of our residents, puts it: “You can stay as busy as you want to here!” Fairmount offers a variety of activities including excursions to farmers markets and our on-campus museum, picnics in the park, game nights, bird-watching outings, outdoor concerts, book clubs, scavenger hunts and special events such as craft shows and “Fairmount’s Got Talent.” 

Many of our group activities are initiated by our residents! Some share presentations on books they have written, others share pictures and stories from interesting trips they have taken and still others initiate special evenings like “Family Feud” night, carpet ball and card tournaments.

Fitness Activities

With two fitness rooms on campus, exercise classes, bocce and cornhole tournaments and extensive walking trails winding throughout the 56-acre campus overlooking the scenic vista of rural Lancaster County, there are many options for our residents to stay in shape. 

Volunteer Options

This summer, we enjoyed the fruits of the labor of residents with “green thumbs,” many of whom donated produce from their gardens to Fairmount’s dining team. Other residents volunteer by weeding and watering flower beds around campus. Many residents give their time by visiting with our Skilled Nursing residents. Our Residential Living Activities Committee plans a variety of events, and the Welcoming Committee envelops incoming residents with kindness in order to make new members to the Fairmount family feel at home.

Spiritual Connection

Fairmount welcomes those from all denominations and walks of life, and we remain rooted in our faith-based mission. Our chaplain stays very busy visiting and praying with residents, teaching Bible studies and offering Communion. We offer church services on Sunday mornings. A group of our residents conducts weekly prayer walks throughout Fairmount, praying for our residents and the staff who serve them.


Fairmount Homes
333 Wheat Ridge Drive
Ephrata, PA 17522

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