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Overall Rating 4.8 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • kendall weir
    ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago

    My grandmother was a resident at Somerford earlier this year. I was so impressed with this community. The staff were so caring. I felt like they were apart of my family. I know this is a little late in coming, thank you for loving my grandmother and taking such great care of her.

  • Carlee Myers
    ★★★★★ a month ago

    Great place. My late grandmother lived there before she passed. All the staff was incredibly friendly. It definitely felt like home when I was there. I especially liked all the great activities they had there!

  • KM Seabright
    ★★★★★ in the last week

    Enjoyed the Octoberfest celebration at Somerford House Friday afternoon. Staff did a wonderful job as always and the musical entertainment set the right atmosphere!

  • Susan Wood
    ★★★★★ 2 months ago

    My Dad lived at Somerford Place for 10 months until his passing on July 11, 2017. We will be forever grateful for the loving care & support shown him by all of the staff during his stay. I highly recommend this facility. I like that they have 2 houses-- one for residents with dementia and one for residents who do not. I was so impressed (and overwhelmed) with how great the staff were in how they communicated and dealt my Dad and all the dementia residents--respectfully and with kindness. They were quick to deal with any health issues that came up for my Dad, and I felt they always went the extra mile for him. My Dad was safe and well taken care of. It is obvious that the staff love what they do by their positive attitudes and how wonderfully they treat the residents. They keep the place very clean and in great shape; and the food is very good. Below is the beginning of our experience with Somerford: As my Dad's Alzheimer's Disease was getting worse making it too challenging for my step mother and I to take care of him in their home, we knew it was time for him to go into a facility for his own safety and my step mother's health. This is an extremely hard and gut wrenching thing to have to do for a loved one. We probably waited about a month longer than we should have thinking things would get better with new medications. When we finally gave in to reality, I called Somerford because so many people told me it was definitely the best assisted living facility in Hagerstown - they told me about the positive experiences they had with loved ones who were placed there. My first contact was with Sheri Evans who invited me in for a tour right away. She was so compassionate and understanding of our situation and empathized with what we were going through. After the tour of the beautiful facility and meeting Nurse Shirley and Director Mark Gipe, I was sold. Sheri knew time was of the essence for my Dad to move in, so she helped me through the paperwork and the other steps for admission approval- she made it very easy. We had to tell my Dad that he was going to Somerford for a medical review for another purpose to get him to go. It was so sad having to deceive Dad and leave him there that day. Nurse Shirley told me they strongly recommended that we not come to visit him for 2 weeks so he could get used to his new home-- especially after we told them Dad was not going to be happy at all leaving his home to live there. They told me that if we came back too soon he would beg to come home, which I believed 100% of my Dad. I cried on the way out wondering what he would think that we didn't come see him for 2 weeks, but knew we needed to take the advice of these professionals. After rebelling a little on the first day, a miracle happened (as far as we were concerned). He began making friends with other men there (they have their own table at dinner), and settled in the 2nd day and never asked when he could come home. The reason is that the staff at Somerford know how to respectfully work and communicate with folks with Alzheimer's- they have training and experience in this area. My Dad no longer had to feel embarrassed about his condition; he wasn't treated like a child; he was no longer kept out of conversations; and the staff knew how to effectively communicate with him. When we did come to visit for the first time 2 weeks later, he was very happy to see us and wanted to show us "his" room (that I had decorated prior to his arrival). He didn't ask if he could leave with us and it was obvious he was very happy. I couldn't believe it !! But that is the difference Somerford has made in my Dad's life and ours. They keep him engaged in activities, and we witness almost everyday how well he is taken care of. They have an RN there 24/7 which is not typical for assisted living facilities. Thank you Somerford for making an extremely difficult situation for us turn out so well for my Dad. It is such a relief for us to know he is living out his life in a happy way there at Somerford Place. Susan Wood

  • susan k
    ★★★★★ 4 months ago

    Wonderful Mother's Day event! Great food too! Nice relaxing event. Wonderful attentive staff.

 

Other Information

Branch 1

CountyWASHINGTON COUNTY
Facility NameSomerford House - Hagerstown
Facility Address10116 Sharpsburg Pike
Facility CityHagerstown
Facility StateMD
Facility Zip21740
Facility ContactTrish Hall
License Capacity55
Certification TypeMedicaid Waiver
Program NameAssisted Living Programs

Branch 2

Facility NameSomerford Place - Hagerstown
Facility Address10114 Sharpsburg Pike
License Capacity36




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