With Erie County’s senior population now approaching one out of four residents, the LECOM Health is adding another dimension to its health care programs for older adults. As part of its commitment to wellness for this growing age group, LECOM now manages Parkside Senior Living Communities with its three independent living and personal care facilities, located in Erie, North East and Millcreek.
LECOM Senior Living Communities includes the Regency at South Shore in Erie, Parkside at North East, and Parkside at Westminster in Millcreek, as well as the new skilled nursing facility, the LECOM Senior Living Center on upper Peach Street in Erie.
LECOM now offers a full continuum of care from independent living and personal care apartments to skilled nursing care and outpatient services under the direction of the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging.
The Institute will make available its geriatric health services to any resident who wishes to receive care through the Institute, including primary care physicians, specialists, and consulting services.
LECOM Senior Living strives to create a healthy and proactive environment that values keeping older adults independent in their decisions though each part of the continuum of care. LECOM Health is continuing to embrace its commitment to provide high-quality, ethical and empathetic resident centered care to serve the needs of a diverse population.
In addition, the Institute’s LifeWorks Erie educational and health services will also be available should patients want to join in those programs. LifeWorks offers life-long learning courses, fitness and wellness programs, broad-based medical screenings, and health and prevention education.