Last week I toured HCR ManorCare Bethesda with Chris Gloth, the Admissions Coordinator there. The week before I toured HCR ManorCare Wheaton with Yalda Davoodi, the Admissions Director there. HCR ManorCare has centers throughout the region that are leading providers of short-term, post-acute services, and long-term care. ManorCare has centers in Adelphi, Chevy Chase, Hyattsville, Largo, Potomac, and Silver Spring, in addition to the ones in Wheaton and Bethesda that I’ve toured. The centers are all a fairly intimate size, which helps give them a greater sense of community.
For the purposes of what I do (selling seniors’ homes and offering them help in all steps of the process, including guidance about places they could downsize to), the long-term care aspect of HRC Manorcare is most interesting to me. ManorCare Wheaton really only admits patients to its short-term care facility (people recovering from surgery, etc.). They also have a long-term care wing, but it is filled with people who enter for short-term care and then are unable to return home on their own. ManorCare Bethesda has both long-term and short-term areas, and people can arrange to stay there for either one.
Both ManorCare facilities that I toured have dining rooms where residents take their meals. Visitors are able to join them for meals for a small extra charge. Visiting hours are 24 hours a day for the private rooms, and 9am – 9pm for the semi-private rooms. They also both have rehab centers that offer all kinds of therapy (physical, speech, occupational) for people recovering from surgery or trauma. They also both have activity calendars, offering residents a variety of things to do.
ManorCare offers private and semi-private rooms, and it does accept Medicaid. There are on-site beauty salon and barber services. They also have medical directors, 24-hour nursing care, other medical services such as dental care and optometric care available by appointment.
Many thanks to Chris Gloth and Yalda Davoodi for sharing their time and expertise with me!