Garvey Manor Nursing Home

The Difference is Love

aka Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence   |   Hollidaysburg, PA   |  www.garveymanor.org

Mission

Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence is a 501(c)(3), faith based, Non-Profit, Incorporated Organization. We are a self-funded, privately owned Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. While predominantly serving elders of the Commonwealth, we accept admissions from anywhere in the United States, not discriminating based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Our campus includes a 132 skilled nursing facility, 54 unit Personal Care Residence, and 3 independent living residential apartments. Our Mission is: "To Promote and provide professional quality of care and service in an atmosphere reflecting Christ's compassion, love, and concern for the elderly.

Ruling year info

1946

Adminstrator

Sr. Joachim Anne Ferenchak

Assistant Administrator

Sr. Jacinta

Main address

1037 S Logan Blvd

Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 USA

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EIN

23-1627627

NTEE code info

Nursing, Convalescent (Geriatric and Nursing) (E91)

Senior Continuing Care Communities (P75)

Senior Citizens' Housing/Retirement Communities (L22)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Garvey Manor has served the elderly since 1965. We provide healthcare and housing to the elderly. Under the leadership of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, the facility is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Inc. The designation as a Continuing Care Retirement Community was issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance in 2009.
The primary mission of the facility is to promote and provide personal and professional quality of care and service in an atmosphere which reflects Christ's compassion, love and concern for the elderly. The Carmelite Sisters who serve in ministry together with professional and ancillary lay staff strive to make their philosophy of care a vital part of everyday life at the facility. Skilled Nursing, Personal Care, and Residential Living services are provided on a daily basis to the elderly population of Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies residents.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Marian Center

The Marian Center is a Special Care Unit for those who experience the various stages of dementia and other related cognitive disorders. This is an essential part of Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies. Specifically Designed and developed to meet the unique needs of those facing the challenges and changes associated with dementia, the Marian Center provides all of the regular amenities of Garvey Manor in addition to a safe and secure environment rich in culture, choice, and spirituality. Hospitality is very important at Garvey Manor. Our belief is that our home should provide a welcoming person-centered environment and atmosphere. Personal warmth, love, dignity and care will reflect and give value and purpose to the residents lives. We live this ministry throughout Garvey Manor and especially cherish the care and service we provide to those who have been touched by the complexity of dementia.

Focusing on the 5 senses of taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing, the trained and certified staff of the Marian Center develops a plan of care for each resident based on their personal preferences, past hobbies, passions, and professions. We believe it is very important to Garvey Manor to maintain the dignity and personality of residents regardless of the stage of their disease. This Intimate setting provides an environment where personal attention, activities and nursing care are part of the therapeutic program to address the needs of each person in a holistic manner.

Residents can enjoy a beautiful spring day gardening in our outdoor area or perhaps they prefer to sit under the pergola and enjoy a peaceful time of reflection and relaxation while the birds sing and the sun shines lightly on their faces. Families are also encouraged to spend quality time with their loved one while they both swing together on our Whisper Glide swing which accommodates wheelchairs. Residents will routinely enjoy outings on our 12 passenger bus to various community events and attractions.
Our Country Kitchens and cheerful dining area make mealtime a pleasant experience and encourages interactions with others. Our “Anytime Dining Program” allow residents with dementia the ability to receive nutrition on their schedule. Our nutritious meals are planned to added traditions, ethnic, and local favorites.

Garvey Manor provides 2 State of the Art Multi -Sensory Environment rooms on each unit of the Marian Center. These rooms are proven to either calm or stimulate residents based on the resident’s current needs. Filled with visual, audible and tactile stimuli, families and staff can utilize the sensory rooms to enhance the daily quality of life of our residents. Multisensory rooms promote increased self-esteem, independence as well as knowledge and understanding of the environment. They enhance communication between the residents and others and improve residents’ mood and behavior. Through acknowledging the importance and challenges of person center care in a setting that is designed to meet individual needs in a personal, dignified manner, our ministry will offer a home where personalized care is given and love reigns.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with diseases and illnesses

Our Skilled Nursing Care offers spacious, mostly private rooms, with large bathrooms, a window seat, personalized locked and lighted curio, and ample closet space. Residents are invited to personalize their rooms with their own memorabilia and selected pieces of furniture. Our bathing spas provide a warm environment of comfort and serenity.

Throughout the facility, private living areas are enhanced with common rooms. Outdoor patios and walkways entice nature lovers. All of these make for lovely gathering areas for our residents and guests. Our Country Kitchens and cheerful dining area make mealtime a pleasant experience and encourages interactions with others. Our “Any-Time Dining” program ensures residents nutritional desires are met based on their person-centered schedule. The entire facility is wheelchair accessible.

· Private and Semi-Private furnished rooms
· Lighted, locked personal curio cabinet installed outside rooms at entry way.
· Full fire protection, general maintenance.
· Facility accessible for wheelchairs.
· Individual heating/air conditioning control
· Cable, phone and wireless internet access
· Customized bathing spas
Short Term Rehabilitation Services
Our Continuing Care Retirement Community offers various levels of services beyond just skilled nursing, including short-term rehabilitation after hospitalization or surgery. Short term residents receive exceptional care and service to enhance the rehabilitation process in a home-like environment, with full access to the other amenities the Manor offers. We are a Medicare certified skilled nursing facility where 24-hour nursing care is provided by licensed, certified and long-tenured staff. We accept Medicare and most private insurance plans to pay for your rehabilitation care.
You do not need to be a resident of Garvey Manor or Our Lady of the Alleghenies to receive rehabilitation at the Manor. However, you will receive priority admissions to an alternate level of care if needs change.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with diseases and illnesses

Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Allegheny Ridges, Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence offers leisure living, companionship and personal assistance in an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality.
As part of the Garvey Manor Senior Living complex, Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence shares the legacy of quality of care and services to the elderly. Personal care accommodations are also available on the Loretto Terrace for persons requiring special supervision and support.
Dignity, respect, independence and privacy are reflected in all aspects of services available.
Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence is staffed by loving and caring persons who make it a home away from home. The spirit of hospitality is the hallmark of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm who operate the Residence and whose presence enhances the spirit of love and dignity, peace and security, which are the essence of a Home.
The Mission and Philosophy of the Residence is that of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. Its spirit speaks to the needs of the elderly who seek "A Place to Live Where Somebody Cares" as they advance in years.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with diseases and illnesses

For those who choose to live in a community setting with services available, our residential living apartments consist of spacious 889 square foot units including a master bedroom, den, 2 baths, kitchen and laundry in the only Catholic senior living facility of its kind in the Diocese.
Residential living at Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence offers modern, spacious and attractive indoor and outdoor amenities designed to provide a dignified environment for someone seeking community living. Daily Mass is offered in St. Joseph’s Chapel, which is also utilized for devotional and pastoral services. Persons of all faiths are welcome at our facility. Our goal is to meet an individual’s continuing care needs with multi-levels of service.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Accreditations

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) - Medicare Certification 2017

DHS Survey Deficiency Free 2017

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2016

McKnights Excellence in Technology Award-Bronze Level 2018

Hometown Favorite Nursing Home 2017

Hometown Favorite Nursing Home and Senior Independent Living 2017

U.S. News and World Report-ranked as HIGH PERFORMER in Nursing Home Provider 2018

Pennsylvania Business Central Top 110 Organization 2017

Excellence in Quality Care Award from the PA Dept. of Aging and The Office of Long Term Living 2010

Excellence in Health Care Compliance for multiple deficiency free surveys from the PA Dept. of Healt 2014

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Nazareth Family Foundation- $2,500 Ralph M. Cestone- $8,400 and PA DHS $20,000 CMP Grant

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of leadership positions held by organization staff in community initiatives

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The philosophy and goals of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm was conceived and nurtured in the Charism of their foundress, Mother M. Angeline Teresa. The philosophy of the Sisters, which is now promulgated within our facility, is steeped in her words:
"Our apostolate is not only to staff and operate up-to-date homes for the aged, but as religious it is to bring Christ to every old person under our care. Bringing Christ means giving them His compassion, His interest, His loving care, His warmth morning, noon and night. It means inspiring the lay people who work with us, to give the same type of loving care."

• As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, we offer multiple levels of service.
Our residents come to us with an array of medical, physical, cognitive, and psychological, conditions that affect them as a whole. We care for the fragile, much compromised, most precious population of the elderly. It is our goal to provide the best quality of care and service in a manner that meets the physical, social, spiritual, psychological, and emotional needs of the resident from the time of their admission throughout their stay with us. The different levels of care allow us to provide the most appropriate level of care for our residents as their needs change. This model creates an environment that is safe, secure, person-centered, and rich in culture for those who live here.

• It is imperative to us that the residents know Garvey Manor is their home. We have been entrusted to care for them in their home. Our goal is that our facility to looks like, acts like, and feels like home.

• Employment at Garvey Manor is seen as an extension of the Carmelite Sisters' Mission, not just a job, but a Ministry. Our goal is to promote jobs where fulfillment and enrichment completes the worker's day. We want to promote jobs that allow creativity and individuality to make a difference in the tasks done each day. Staff that are committed to enhancing the lives that God has entrusted into their care are invaluable caregivers for the elderly residents we care for. Our goal is to have staff who is dedicated to ministering to our residents.

• Compliance with the regulatory and governing bodies who oversee our operations is imperative for Garvey Manor's sustainability. It is our goal to always be in compliance with all regulatory requirements in accordance with the Department if Heath, Department of Human Services, Labor and Industry, and the Department of Insurance.

Our ministry is led by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. The Carmelite Sisters follow the teachings of the now Venerable Mother Mary Angeline Teresa, O. Carm. the foundress of their congregation. The philosophy and care flowing from her charism has been the guiding force of the Manor's ministry since its inception in 1965. To accomplish our established goals we follow the guidance of our 4 core values which are; Shared Commitment, Respect for the Sanctity of Life, Hospitality, and Compassion. These values lived out every day at the Manor, giving us our identity.
Through Shared Commitment we believe all associated with our ministry: residents, family members, sisters, staff, volunteers, and business associates should share our Mission's common goals and values. United as a team, we strive for excellence in performance and adherence to the highest ethical, professional, and regulatory standards. A shared sense of team includes commitment to wise stewardship of resources and accountability. Treating one another respectfully and justly honors our history and allows us to move forward in fulfillment of our Mission.
Our Respect for the Sanctity of Life is a belief that life is a sacred gift from God. We therefore hold life, at all stages, in reverential esteem. While life should be preserved whenever possible, sickness, suffering, and death are part of life and are potential experiences of encountering God. Death, as the last stage of earthly life, is the prelude to eternal life. We are committed to witness to the gospel message of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. We foster palliative care, which is a holistic, person-centered approach to meeting the physical, social, spiritual, psychological, and emotional needs of the resident from the time of their admission throughout their stay with us.
Our strong value of Hospitality is shown in the way we always strive to provide a welcoming, person-centered environment, atmosphere and attitude for all who enter our doors. Genuine caring, personal warmth, and friendliness reflect and give value and purpose to each person's life, especially the residents. We welcome and respect the beliefs of all persons of all faiths, gender, national origins, races, disabilities, and ages. We are a healthcare community dedicated to the service of elders. We want our facility to look like, act like, and feel like home.
Compassion is our final care value. Our belief is that each person is created in the image of God, as an object of His personal love. We not only care for our residents, we care about them as individuals who have a life history and family connections. Since our ministry flows from the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, we are honored to walk part of each resident's journey of life with them. In doing so, we endeavor to bring them hope, healing, and comfort.

While the physical structures of Garvey Manor are exceptional and attractive, people are the most important part of a community. Throughout the complex, mission-driven, dedicated and caring staff maintains focus knowing the residents are not living in our facility, we are providing care and service to the residents in this, their home.

Following our Mission and Ministry united as a team, we strive for excellence in performance and adherence to the highest ethical, professional, and regulatory standards. Through this philosophy we have proven to be a very well respected, successful, sustainable organization in our community and in the field of Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Our history, Mission and Ministry have proven we are capable of providing excellent care and service to those who have entrusted their lives to us. Our capabilities will continue through the committed leadership of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.

Garvey Manor's Corporate Compliance Plan fosters and promotes ethical business conduct. The Plan broadly defines a scope of conduct. It is not considered all-inclusive. It's
guidance helps meet compliance standards, prevent breaches in compliance, and detect noncompliance if it occurs so that corrective action can be taken.

Garvey Manor's corporate code of conduct is committed to operating under the highest ethical and moral standards, complying with applicable legal requirements, maintaining values of honesty, integrity and impartiality in order to assure the residents' and the public's trust in Garvey Manor. Preservation of Garvey Manor's reputation requires observance of the code of conduct by all employed by or responsible for Garvey Manor. Principles of the Code of Conduct provides guidance for decisions and actions, they do not substitute for common sense, individual judgment or personal integrity.

Laws and regulations establish obligations with which Garvey Manor must comply. Any employee, business associate or agent who violates these laws or regulations not only risks individual indictment, criminal prosecution, or civil actions but also subjects Garvey Manor to disciplinary risks. Any employee, business associate or agent who violates these laws may be subject to disciplinary measures relating to affiliation with Garvey Manor.

Since 1965 Garvey Manor has been providing healthcare and housing to the elderly. Currently, our campus includes a 132 skilled nursing facility, a 54 unit personal care facility, and 3 independent living residential apartments. We employ approximately 300 staff members. We also have approximately 100 volunteers on our campus in all levels of care.
While not looking for recognition beyond the satisfaction experienced by each resident and family we serve, Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence has been honored to receive awards for quality of care and service: The Excellence in Quality Care Award by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Division of Long Term Living, and the Award for Excellence in Health Care Compliance by the Department of Health. Garvey has also been inducted into the Altoona Mirror's Hometown Favorites Hall of Fame. Several times it has been named for Best Nursing Facility, and most recently also Hometown Favorite Senior Independent Living.
The senior population in the United Sates is expected to climb to 83,000,000 by 2050. Approximately 37,000,000 baby boomers will turn 65 over the next decade. 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 each day over the next 15 years, fueling the aging population explosion. To meet the needs of this mass census explosion, Healthcare providers must continue to adapt to meet changing demands. Garvey Manor is committed to our continued Mission and Ministry. We are an established, stable business provider in Blair County. Our reputation and strong business sense have proven us to be a premier provider for senior living in this area. We continue to uphold our business standards for sustainability of service into the future.

Financials

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Garvey Manor Nursing Home

Board of directors
as of 4/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sr. Diane Mack

The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm


Board co-chair

Mr. Gerald Murray

UPMC Altoona

Mr. Rick Karcher

Retired

Mrs. Cynthia Karcher

Merrill Lynch

Mr. Matthew Stever

The Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese

Sister Patricia Margaret Rawdon

The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm

Monsignior Robert Saly

Priest at St. Catherine of Siena Parish

Sister Jeanne Francis Haley

The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm

Mr. Blaise Michaels

Self Employed Project Manager/Consultant for Residential, Commercial and Institutional Construction Projects providing Design Management and Construct

Miss Mary Ann Bell

Retired

Sister Barbara Maloy

The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm

Sister Pauline Ross

The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm

Fr. Ronald Osinski

Priest at St. Mark's Parish

Mr. David Andrews

Mount Aloysius College

Fr. Alan Thomas

Priest at St. Joseph's Parish

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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