Eagle Ridge — A place to call home

JOHN RISHEL/THE EXPRESS Eagle Ridge Personal Care Home is a 27-bed assisted living community located at 2997 Renovo Road in Mill Hall.

LOCK HAVEN — Looking for a nice room that your elderly mom or dad can settle into, complete with the care they need and new friends just waiting to be made?

Are you in the market for a personal care home yourself?

Eagle Ridge offers a comfortable, home-like atmosphere for “stress-free living,” just as the brochure says.

Owner-operators Steve and Lisa Stem say their goal is to promote the residents being as independent as possible while they make Eagle Ridge their “home away from home.”

The 27-bed facility is at 2997 Renovo Road, Mill Hall, not far from Lock Haven, and offers a rural setting that is near enough to town for families to visit easily.

It offers large private, small private, semi-private, and medium private rooms and suites, as well as family-oriented sitting areas, covered porches, a patio area and a gazebo, housekeeping, laundry care, three meals a day and snacks as requested, planned activities and entertainment, even a beauty salon.

The local management team is Travis Stem, administrator, and Christine Dorman, resident care coordinator.

Dorman reports that Eagle Ridge services include an in-house doctor, an in-house podiatrist, RN and LPN supervision, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, and pharmacy services.

Home health care providers from outside agencies are welcome to assist in meeting the residents’ needs.

The staff offers help with personal grooming, dressing, bathing, toileting, medication, activities, and generally getting from one place to another.

The residents and staff know each other and seem like family, particularly when they are all having fun together, from holiday parties to a relaxing session of painting.

Meals are prepared on the premises and served in the dining room.

Some of the sitting areas feature fireplaces, “another homey touch,” and residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture, pictures and other items from home to make their room unique and welcoming for them.

Cable television, wireless internet, and phone services can be provided for additional fees, as can personal transportation, guest meals, and home health and hospice services.

Steve and Lisa Stem have been in the personal care business since 1997. They saw a need for this service and wanted to provide it in an atmosphere that encourages residents to feel at home.

At Eagle Ridge, residents have their personally decorated rooms as well as their favorite spots to relax and converse together in the sitting areas, both inside and out.

Eagle Ridge Personal Care Home

2997 Renovo Road,

Mill Hall, Pa. 17751