Hagerstown Senior Apartments and Retirement Community
Emeritus at Hagerstown
Hagerstown, MD 21742
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Hagerstown; and throughout Emeritus Senior Living communities; has shared since 1999, when our community first opened its doors. It's a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful; a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our residents who have chosen our retirement community for its active lifestyle.
The Perfect Location
Our retirement community is located just off I-70 in Hagerstown, the largest city in Western Maryland. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, farms and wooded areas, yet the downtown area, with its many recreational activities, cultural opportunities and events, is only five minutes away. Hagerstown Community College, where we often take residents for concerts on Sunday, is right down the street. Ditto Farms Regional Park is just to our south.
Hagerstown is a wonderful retirement community with so much to offer, and we take full advantage of it all! We often take residents to the indoor Pennsylvania Dutch Market in the Long Meadow Shopping Center, where the delicious aroma of just-baked pastry, the colorful bounty of fresh produce and a wonderful sampling of Amish crafts, quilts and furniture takes you back to the old-time weekend markets of yesteryear. Many Sundays, we enjoy musical concerts at Hagerstown Community College, and monthly we take in a play at the Hagerstown Playhouse. For our sporting enthusiasts, we occasionally attend a Hagerstown Suns baseball game. Hagerstown also offers Hagerstown Premium Outlets, featuring designer sportswear, shoes, gift, accessories and more, as well as the Antietam Battlefield Field, where we often take residents for a tour and museum visit. In addition, our community dines out once a month at a local restaurant; residents choose the location, which might include Red Lobster, Outback or our local Japanese steak house. Transportation is provided in our own van.
A Wonderful Selection
Our community offers a total of 98 spacious senior apartments, including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Each apartment has a private bath – some are handicapped-accessible with a shower seat – as well as a kitchenette with full-sized refrigerator, sink and cabinets. Many of the communities overlook our backyard, with its expansive lawn and wooded area. Residents are always welcome to bring in their own furniture and decorate however they’d like to make their living accommodations homey and comfortable – they can even bring in different curtains.
Our main living room features a brick fireplace with couches, big chairs and a television, as well as a hospitality station with snacks, fresh coffee and tea. We also have two smaller living rooms, with round tables for residents to play cards and couches for watching television. Lots of windows make these rooms especially light and bright. Our community also has its own chapel, complete with organ, pews and hymn books. In addition, our beauty salon/barber shop is opened Tuesday through Friday. Residents can also play card or board games in our activities room, which features a full kitchen with stove and dishwasher should they wish to prepare snacks or bake a batch of cookies. Our main dining room is extremely spacious and elegant, with many chandeliers, a beautiful hand-painted mural of a farm scene and baby grand piano. Our private dining room is just off the main dining room and offers seating for 10. Sometimes family members bring in their own food; other times, they order right off our regular menu.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
We offer the services of a physician who comes to our community twice a week to work directly with residents. He is also very accessible other times of the week and can make unscheduled visits should a resident need immediate care. In addition, a podiatrist comes here once a month. And for the additional convenience of our residents, we also offer on-site lab services every Monday. Genesis Rehab, one of the largest rehabilitation organizations in the country, provides all of our physical, occupational and speech therapy, including for our memory care residents. Their expert therapists can either provide services in our dedicated therapy room, or as necessary, they can go to residents in their own apartments. The OTs work closely with residents to help them become more proficient at everyday tasks, so that they can remain as independent as possible. The goal of the PT staff is to help restore patients to their highest possible level of function. They evaluate each resident and devise an individual treatment plan that might include therapeutic exercise programs, gait and functional training for safety and independence, muscle re-education to regain function, joint and soft-tissue mobilization to increase range of motion and pain management. The speech-language pathologists focus on communication problems and swallowing difficulties, designing treatment plans to address functional abilities. We also have relationships with local nursing homes should a resident need more intense rehabilitation for a short period of time.
Our 50-member team includes a Resident Care Director and Resident Assessment Director, both of whom are RNs; a staff of LPNs who provide around-the-clock care; an Executive Director; Community Relations Director; Assistant Executive Director; Activities Director; Maintenance Director; and Concierge. Located in our lobby area, she is available Monday through Friday to greet family members, answer phones and help residents with any assistance they may need.