Meet Simonne, Delegating Nurse at Pickersgill Assisted Living

Simonne Bisaha began working as a delegating nurse for the assisted living program at Pickersgill in December of 2017. Over the course of her first year working here, she noticed something about the community that hadn’t always been the case in her career.

“At Pickersgill, there are a lot of people who have worked here for a long time, so there’s a family atmosphere and a special feeling of cohesiveness,” she said. “It starts from the Executive Director [Barry Eisenberg] on down: The people are warm and accepting and helpful, which gives us all a great sense of security in being here and with what we do every day.” Continue reading

Modern Floor Plans: Life at Pickersgill

Pickersgill Retirement Community offers several modern floor plans in assisted living that are current, bright and apartment-like. Each floor plan is a contemporary space that features modern upgrades and windows to let in light all year long. Your loved one will truly feel at home in one of our two assisted living floor plans: (1) the garden level suite or (2) the large unit with kitchenette.

Both of these modern floor plans serve as a blank slate to create a comfortable, private home to come home to at the end of the day. Your parent will be able to take advantage of the many community events, organizations and services taking place right here at Pickersgill, while having help with daily tasks at your request. Continue reading

The Value of Our Approach to Assisted Living

Pickersgill has been providing quality care since 1802, and today the mission of our board continues in everything we do: to provide quality care at a reasonable price. We combine a host of services and amenities with a social model of assisted living that improves our residents’ quality of life while keeping them independent longer. Here’s a look at what makes Pickersgill a sensible option for an ideal assisted living lifestyle in the Baltimore area. Continue reading

How Senior Living Helped My Mom

We recently talked with Linda Sarubin, whose mother, Molly Golden, moved to Pickersgill more than six years ago. We wanted to get an adult child’s perspective on the impact of a senior living community on her mother. This is what Linda said:

Leaving her house was a hard decision. Mom had been living with a companion in Baltimore in a huge house. Parking was an issue. Safety was a concern. I worried all the time. When her companion passed away about 7 years ago, my sister and I started thinking about what would be best for mom. We thought it was a good time to consider a senior living community. I’m in Pennsylvania, and my sister is in New York, so neither of us are right down the street. Continue reading

When Should You Consider Assisted Living For Your Parents?

If your parents are having more and more difficulty with everyday activities such as showering, dressing, getting around the house, and running errands, assisted living  may be the answer. Your parents (and you!) can get the daily support you need, while remaining as independent as possible. Making the decision to move can be difficult for you and your parents, but you can make the transition easier by taking time to find the right fit and being honest about their needs and concerns.

So, how do you know if it’s time to consider assisted living for your parents? Ask yourself these questions: Continue reading