Together in Community
Type of Community
Continuing Care Retirement Community
Range of Services
Luthercare’s three senior-living communities – Luther Acres in Lititz, St. John’s Herr Estate in Columbia, and Spang Crest in Lebanon – offer a lifestyle rich in services, amenities and programs. Luthercare offers Active Independent Living, Supportive Personal Care, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing Care, Rehabilitation, In-home Services and Childcare Services.
Our communities feature comfortable and stylish independent-living cottages and apartments in a wide variety of sizes and designs. Most feature patios or balconies. We also offer beautifully updated private rehabilitation rooms, private or companion personal-care suites and private skilled-nursing care rooms.
Our on-campus dining options feel like your favorite full-service restaurant – complete with a professional waitstaff and menus to delight all tastes. Each day, you’ll enjoy choosing delicious made-from-scratch items, including signature dishes, regional favorites and freshly made desserts. We’re currently offering dine-in or take-out options for campus residents and staff only.
Our organization is committed to delivering a well-rounded health and wellness experience. We offer fully equipped fitness centers with trained personnel. Our group exercise classes look different right now as we take all proper precautions, with smaller sizes, social distancing and outdoor options available. Our campuses offer beautifully landscaped grounds with pathways, patios and resting spots for walking and enjoying at your leisure.
What Makes Luthercare Unique
For most of us, especially seniors, the pandemic has been isolating, frustrating and filled with uncertainty. Advised to take precautions for their health and safety, many seniors have been navigating through a series of coronavirus challenges, ranging from loneliness and boredom to fatigue and stress. At Luthercare, we ensure that the seniors who live in our communities have peace of mind, knowing their health and safety is always our top priority.
No matter which lifestyle or service is required – independent living, personal care, memory care, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation or home care – Luthercare provides excellence in care and support for the people who have turned to us.
“The true value of a Continuing Care Retirement Community is the comfort in knowing everything you need is right here and waiting,” says Kristen Oleary, Vice President – Marketing and Development. “Social, recreational, cultural and wellness opportunities have always been an important part of the overall resident experience at a Luthercare community. During this pandemic, we’ve begun offering new and different ways to encourage our residents.”
In the early days of the pandemic, Luthercare instituted weekly check-in calls with all independent-living residents, assessing their needs and following up with questions and concerns. We’ve made sure they have access to proper nutrition through meal deliveries or grocery and produce packages from our dining team.
Our wellness and therapeutic recreation teams ensure residents in all levels of care are nurturing their minds, bodies and spirits in a variety of ways. Fitness instructors have recorded workouts that air on a campus television station. Other staff members help residents connect with their families through phone calls, texts, video chat and other virtual means. Small group activities have resumed, with reservations required to limit group sizes. And residents are encouraged to spend time outdoors, whether exercising their dogs on our walking paths or taking part in a friendly cornhole competition, a great way to stay active and enjoy each other’s company while social distancing!
As our campuses begin to permit visitors, all guests are screened, including temperature checks and questionnaires. Residents are encouraged to visit with family members outdoors while following proper precautions, including mask wearing and 6-feet of physical distance.
We continue to adhere to strict protocols and continue taking aggressive measures to protect our communities from exposure to COVID-19. Luthercare is adhering to the CDC’s Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings. We are working closely with our medical director and following the guidelines of the CDC, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Luthercare continues to be open and transparent with our residents, team members and the greater community – sharing our challenges and our celebrations in weekly public updates on our website and social media pages. Doing so is consistent with our mission, To reflect Christ’s love through service to others, and with our core values: integrity, compassion, teamwork, connection and learning.
Our vibrant communities are home to fantastic amenities, including on-campus restaurants, fitness centers, a movie theater, woodworking shop and more. While using some of these features looks a little different right now as we follow CDC guidelines, the comforts and conveniences will always be here for our residents to enjoy.
We encourage you to explore the relaxed, maintenance-free lifestyle that awaits you. We’re safely touring independent-living residences, requiring social distancing and masks, and limiting tour group size for your safety. Appointments are required and all guests will be screened before your tour begins. As always, our team can walk you through our virtual tours or via video chat if you prefer.
We continue to be thankful to those who have placed their trust in us. To those who may be considering a move to a senior living community: We can’t wait to share with you the engaging, fulfilling lifestyle at Luthercare!