Admissions Team

When you come through the front door at Ellen, you will be greeted by a staff member who will guide you to your room. Once you are settled into your room, a variety of team members, including nursing, therapy, social services, and business office personnel will meet with you and your family to form an individualized plan of care.

We recognize that there is a period of adjustment and you will have many questions to be answered; and therefore our team is here to assist you and your family the very best we can throughout the admissions process.

Our business office staff are knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of finance related to the cost of caring for a loved one in a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.

Our business office staff will work with you and your family to answer any questions regarding Medicare or any other other health insurance related concerns. Our team will also assist you with the PA Medicaid application if eligible.

The Social Services staff at Ellen assist residents and families during the admissions process to facilitate a smooth  transition.

Our social services staff can also assist residents and families in the following areas:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Assisting with adjustment to the facility
  • Addressing any concerns that may arise
  • Facilitate in the discharge process, assisting with setting up home health service and ordering any equipment that may be needed.

The activities department at Ellen focuses on enhancing the quality of life for our residents, promoting productivity and maintaining life satisfaction. A combination of group activities and one-to-one activities are offered and aim to improve each resident's physical and cognitive abilities. Activities are based on the individual needs and preferences of the individual. Some examples of activities offered are:

  • Daily coffee café
  • Live music entertainment
  • Lunch and shopping outings
  • Monthly luncheons and picnics
  • Theme days
  • Cooking groups
Upon arriving to your room, a member of our nursing staff will welcome you to the facility, review your physicians' orders and complete a nursing assessment. The nurse will also review any concerns or questions you or your family may have.