Wesbury Care Cottage
To meet the growing demands of area seniors, Wesbury is offering a new approach to senior living, the Wesbury Care Cottage.
The Wesbury Care Cottage is a residential three bedroom home that offers a maximum of three residents twenty-four/seven, around-the-clock “Help at Home with Wesbury” services to meet their day to day needs. The Cottages are furnished, private homes that are beautifully decorated with plenty of room for the residents to visit with one another, with family, or to have their own privacy. Each Care Cottage is located within minutes from shopping, entertainment, and medical facilities.
The Care Cottages are designed to provide safety and support to low-income residents who qualify for the PA Waiver Program or to those that can pay privately who prefer to reside in a homelike setting as an alternative to a nursing home.
The following services may be included: assistance with bathing, dressing, ambulation, exercise, meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping, medication reminders, social outings, and medical appointments. Residents may also participate in daily crafts, games, movies, bird watching, gardening, or simply kicking back to relax and enjoy the peaceful setting.
The Room & Board fee is determined on an individual basis and never exceeds the resident’s income and affordability. Additionally, each of the three residents is required to cover the cost for eight hours of Help at Home Companion Care to pay for 24-hour care. This cost is $156 per day, however, this fee is typically covered by PA Waiver funds, which is home based Medicaid.
Wesbury currently has Care Cottages in Meadville, Cochranton and Titusville.
Michelle Peters is the Help at Home with Wesbury’s Care Cottage Coordinator. Michelle, a graduate of Clarion University, has worked in a management position for close to a decade; two years were as Office Manager & Controller for the former Family to Family Home Healthcare, LLC. Michelle is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of all Care Cottage environments for safety, comfort, and overall well-being of residents, staff, structures, grounds, and visitors.