In Good Hands
Pine Run Retirement Community offers options for older adults.
by Editorial staff

As a premier senior living and continuing care community in Bucks County, Pa., Pine Run Retirement Community offers living options for every stage of life for those 65 and better. The 43-acre campus is graced with natural beauty and enhanced with the amenities seniors and their families are looking for today.

Depending on a person’s lifestyle and care needs, Pine Run offers a wide array of living arrangements, including independent living, personal care, skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, and memory care. One of the benefits of choosing to become a part of Pine Run’s continuing care community is the comfort and security of knowing that if the need arises, care is nearby.

“You’re not old enough!” That’s how family members reacted when Susan and Jim Rosica announced their move to Pine Run earlier this year. Self-described planners, the Rosicas were soon to realize the extraordinary advantage of living in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). Shortly before moving into their independent living cottage, Jim underwent successful—and unexpected—heart surgery at Doylestown Hospital, followed by a great rehab experience at Pine Run’s Health Center.

“As volunteers with Doylestown Hospital, we know the importance of Pine Run being an integral part of the Doylestown Health System,” say Jim and Susan. “In fact, Doylestown Hospital’s proximity to and ownership of Pine Run is the No. 1 reason we chose to live here.”

After moving to Pine Run in March, Susan says, “We feel very comfortable here. There is so much support to draw upon. We are filled with thankfulness, gratitude, and are eagerly awaiting the day when we can host family and friends on campus and in our lovely new cottage.”

Independent Living
Pine Run’s cottages and apartments offer convenience, peace of mind, and quality of life for residents looking for freedom from house and yard maintenance. Villagers, as Pine Run residents are known, may choose from numerous floor plans to meet their individual needs. Many Villagers enjoy days pursuing talents and interests, and socializing.

Just a short walk from their spacious apartments or customized garden cottages, Villagers enjoy the new 37,000-square-foot Pine Run Community Center that offers casual and fine dining options, a light-filled fitness and aquatics center, a 175-seat auditorium for films and performances, as well as other campus amenities including the Village Country Store, salon, greenhouse, woodshop, craft barn, and transportation.

On-site primary medical care is easily accessible. Owned and operated by the nonprofit Doylestown Health network, Pine Run Retirement Community also offers convenient access to high-quality medical care at Doylestown Hospital.

Personal Care at Lakeview
Pine Run Lakeview is a personal care residence with a reputation for high-quality care in surroundings that nurture and embrace each person.

Lakeview offers excellent personal care conveniently located in historic Doylestown. Residents live in private suites designed for comfortable living and enjoy socializing in well-appointed common spaces. Services include individualized support plans, 24-hour wellness center access, nutritious and delicious meals, life-enrichment activities, transportation, and support with personal care tasks and the management and administration of medication.

Memory Care at The Garden
The Garden provides individualized, caring support for residents with memory care needs. A secure and licensed personal care center with 24/7 staff, The Garden is located on the top floor of the Pine Run Health Center building. With a view of Doylestown, The Garden nurtures and helps preserve the essence of the individual in a safe, supportive environment. Services include dining, fitness, art therapy, gardening, and spiritual enrichment.

Moving to Pine Run has been “very good” for Loraine Mack and her husband, Roger. She lives in an independent living cottage, while Roger resides in The Garden.

“Together we downsized to a smaller house and said, ‘No more moves,’” Loraine laughs. “As things changed for Roger, we realized that he needed more care. I never thought I could be happy in this situation,” referring to living separately from her husband.

Prior to the restrictions of COVID-19, Loraine and Roger enjoyed regular Saturday dates at her cottage. They would visit and chat for an afternoon, and Roger would say, “It’s getting late; I better get home.”

“Never once has he said, ‘I don’t want to go back [to The Garden],’” Loraine shares. “It makes it so much easier for me to know he’s comfortable there. The Garden staff are amazing; they know the residents personally, their likes and dislikes. I don’t worry. He’s in good hands and is safe. That’s what’s important to me.”

Long-Term Care, Skilled Nursing, and Rehabilitation
Pine Run Health Center is the primary touch point for medical care at Pine Run Retirement Community. The Pine Run Health Center delivers a wide range of health care, including treatment for common illnesses and injuries as well as more focused wound care, postoperative care, rehabilitation services, and long-term care.

The Pine Run Health Center has earned a five-star rating, the highest rating possible, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Licensed nurses and professional staff who specialize in senior care are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of each resident.

For those who need transitional rehabilitation services, the Health Center team focuses on supporting each individual’s rehabilitation goals to maximize their function and independence. Often, this goal is to return to their home or apartment.

The comprehensive rehabilitative team includes a nurse practitioner and licensed physical, occupational, and speech therapists under the direction of a physician specializing in rehabilitative medicine. This team is trained in evidence-based rehabilitative medicine and utilizes specialized equipment. Exercise programs are developed by specialists in geriatric rehabilitation with the clinical expertise to generate optimal outcomes.

For caregivers who need additional support, respite care is available. Respite care is a safe and supportive short-term stay to support caregivers who need a break or are unable to care for a loved one for a short period of time.

Palliative Care at The Willows
Pine Run Retirement Community offers a true continuum of care for seniors at every age and stage of life, including those facing chronic or terminal illnesses. At The Willows, compassionate caregivers deliver both palliative care and end-of-life care in a tranquil setting that helps ease fears and supports quality of life, both for the individual and for the families of residents.

Pine Run’s Commitment
“Pine Run is a CCRC, but it’s important to note that individuals can enter Pine Run at any level of living,” says Pine Run Executive Director Maria Santangelo. “Many of our Villagers have started their Pine Run journey by moving into an independent living cottage or apartment, but many others, like Jim Rosica or Roger Mack, utilize other areas of our campus for temporary or permanent higher levels of care or rehabilitation. We are accessible from many vantage points. And being part of the Doylestown Health continuum gives each Villager peace of mind.”

Since 1976, Pine Run Retirement Community has attracted exceptional people, both as residents and staff. Pine Run is truly a place where individuals can pursue their passions.

Pine Run Retirement Community
777 Ferry Road
Doylestown, Pa.
(800) 992-8992 |

Photography by Allure West Studios

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Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Life magazine, June 2020.