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Emeritus at Westminster

45 Washington Rd., Westminster, MD 21157

About Emeritus at Westminster

This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Westminster- 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 who have chosen out retirement community to call home.

The Perfect Location

Located in the geographic center of Carroll County, Westminster is close to several major cities rich in history – we’re 35 miles northwest of Baltimore, 56 miles north of Washington, DC and 57 miles northwest of Annapolis. We are also just 45 minutes from Pennsylvania Amish Country and 30 minutes to Gettysburg – popular destinations for occasional day trips. Westminster itself is a thriving community of 70,000, with a wonderful pedestrian-friendly downtown area – home to several community events, including the FallFest, Flower & Jazz Festival and Art in the Park. Residents love our monthly outings to the Gypsy Tea Room in downtown Westminster, as well as taking in occasional concerts and performances at the Carroll Arts Center, which has a 263-seat theater and two art galleries. The local Carroll Community College also offers a wonderful variety of live theater and concerts, with inexpensive tickets available for seniors. In the summer, we take residents on picnics or to enjoy a festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum, where residents have the opportunity to experience mid-nineteenth century rural life. And twice a week, we take residents to the Carroll County Senior Center, located just across the street.

A Wonderful Selection

Located on a hill, our two-floor retirement community offers a total of 54 senior apartments – 14 of which are in our memory care neighborhood. Types of apartments include 167-sq.-foot studios, 200-sq.-foot one bedrooms and 493-sq.-foot two bedrooms, some of which are furnished. All of our senior apartments have private, wheelchair accessible bathrooms; a kitchenette, with refrigerator, cabinets and sink; all utilities except telephone (including cable); curtains, blinds and wall-to-wall carpeting; individual temperature control; WebTV and Internet service; and all maintenance, inside and out. Each apartment also has a lovely view either of our beautiful grounds, with its many bird feeders, lovely yard and flower beds, or from upstairs, residents have views of the surrounding hills. Pets up to 25 pounds are also welcome to join the Westminster family!

Our 107-year-old mansion offers several gracious common areas, including a spacious parlor just off the lobby. With seating for 40 people, we typically hold all of our major social events here. Our tea room is also spacious and seats up to 16, making it the ideal location for small parties. In addition to three elegant dining rooms, each with its own fireplace, our Hearth Room offers a private dining area for those occasions when residents wish to enjoy private meals with family and friends. A country pantry off of the Hearth Room with a full kitchen is available for our families to use. Our activities room is located in the basement, and we have a large wrap-around porch, where residents can sit and look out onto our professional landscaped gardens with mature trees, bird feeders and rolling hills beyond.

Strong, Caring Professional Relationships

We partner with Genesis Healthcare, which brings physical, occupational and speech therapists into our senior living community to provide services in our own outpatient center. For the convenience of our residents, the therapists will come to their apartments and escort them to their appointments. Should a resident require hospice care, we work with two wonderful companies – Carroll Hospice and Gilchrist Hospice – which provide two types of services: end-of-life care, or for those of our residents who are unable to get out of bed, they can provide the additional supportive and medical services that the resident requires. Visiting Angels are also available to provide 24-hour non-medical “home care” for those residents who need companionship, especially if they are at risk of falling. We are here to fulfill any family request and any specific requirement a resident may have, so that they can remain here – even if they require the highest level of care.

Our Staff

Many of our 47 staff members are very "seasoned," having worked in our retirement community for several years – some since we opened in 1999. Every day, they live the Emeritus promise, “our family is committed to yours,” with caring, dependable, nurturing, attentive and enthusiast those traits that we define as our “Emeritus Signature Services.” These Signature Services can be found demonstrated in many ways – in greeting others with a smile and kind words, initiating a conversation with a resident or being respectful of the resident’s ability to do everyday tasks for themselves. In addition, all staff members who care for residents on a daily basis must be certified, either as certified nursing assistants, med techs, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses or certified geriatric nursing aids. They also undergo ongoing training, including monthly training sessions conducted by our Case Manager on such topics as safe transfers, bathing or wound care. We also have a group of dedicated caregivers who work solely with our memory care residents. These individual receive training from the experts at Copper Ridge, as well as ongoing instruction on the Emeritus Join Their Journey program.

Features

Type of Community Total Units Cost Range Amenities
Assisted Living / Personal Care
  • 74
  • Monthly Cost:
    $3,000.00 - $6,000.00
  • Private Units
  • Scheduled Transportation
  • Alzheimers Care
  • Respite Care

 

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