We arrived in good time at the ACTS Lima Estates, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), or specifically a Life Care Retirement Community, meaning they offer the full continuum of care (independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care) with a guarantee of a fixed/predictable monthly service fee for a lifetime. It was built in 1971, and has had renovations over the years, the latest being the pool. It sits on 54 acres, with 300 apartments, 35 assisted living suites, and 60 skilled care beds.
|Lima Estates is a gated community that exits at a traffic light|
|Lima Estates entrance|
Life Care Consultant Michelle A gave us a tour of the facilities.
|Dining room, open only for dinner|
|Mail room for both US mail and internal mail|
|Half the library|
|Outside there is a putting green|
|And bocce courts (to the left), a gazebo and cook-out patio|
|Gift shop; each year they hold a rummage sale for used items|
|Updated lounge décor|
|Button on the right to open the door to the laundry room;|
all new residents will have laundry areas built into their apartments
|The guest apartment bedroom|
|The guest apartment bathroom; all new residents|
will have at least one walk-in tiled shower
|Guest apartment kitchen|
|Guest room apartment|
Lima Estates backs up to Tyler Arboretum as a protected nature preserve. It is within a mile and a half of Riddle Hospital. Penn State Brandywine is about a half mile away.
The closest major airport is Philadelphia International/PHL, a mere 14 miles away.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
We had a voucher for a full breakfast, before checking out of Lima Estates.