Since 1908, Good Shepherd has provided long-term care for people with severe neurological and physical disabilities. Today, Good Shepherd offers two state-of-the-art long-term care facilities with a total of 159 beds: Good Shepherd Home-Raker Center in Allentown and Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem.
Both locations are designed for individuals 12 years of age and older, who require residential nursing care.
Good Shepherd's long-term care facilities have received five stars from US News & World Report's Best Nursing Homes 2013.
Diagnoses served in Good Shepherd’s long-term care homes include:
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Spinal cord injury
- Spina bifida
Whether you require a lifelong home or a stepping stone to independent living, Good Shepherd’s long-term care facilities can help you realize your fullest potential while living in a comfortable, professionally supervised environment. At the Good Shepherd Home- Raker Center in Allentown and Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, we care for the mind, body and spirit of every resident.
Beyond therapy and medical services, Good Shepherd’s long-term care programs provide an environment for expanding your life experiences and maximizing your potential.
The interdisciplinary long-term care team includes:
- Attending physicians
- Certified nursing assistants
- Certified therapeutic recreation specialists
- Nursing assessment coordinators
- Occupational therapists
- Pastoral care providers
- Physical therapists
- Licensed, master's level social workers
- Speech language pathologists
Long-term care highlights:
- Applications for entry are considered from in and out of state.
- Good Shepherd’s long-term care homes are within easy access of I-78, I-80 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension. The facilities are within a two-hour drive of Philadelphia, New York City, Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
- Good Shepherd is licensed to provide long-term care to 159 residents.
- For qualifying residents, Medicare and Medicaid cover the cost of most services.
- You, along with your family, actively participate in developing care plans to help you meet your goals and improve your quality of life.
- You will benefit from a comprehensive assistive technology program.
- A community transition program is designed to assess your potential for independent living. When appropriate, transitional planning, which includes skill development and the coordination of community services, will be provided.
- Residents under the age of 21 use public school programs.