Park Lane at Bellingham


Senior Lifestyle 34th Anniversary

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We're located at

1615 E. Boot Rd.
West Chester, PA 19380

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  • Personal Care
  • Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

rates starting at

  • $9,420 /month

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Park Lane at Bellingham Skilled Nursing & Rehab

Grow at Your Own Pace at Bellingham

Bellingham was constructed around a quaint 18th century farm in West Chester, Pa., lending the grounds a tranquil, rustic charm. After two major renovations, the farmhouse and barn are now common areas that include a dining room, living room, library and craft room. The staff a Bellingham can also now serve seniors at all care levels through the highest clinical standards and an unmatched service culture.

Kick off your shoes and stay awhile

Bellingham is the perfect choice for residents and families who are looking for a continuum of care community, in which residents can access Independent Living, Personal Care, Memory Care, or Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in West Chester. A continuum of care setting offers residents and families the peace of mind of knowing that if one’s needs change—even temporarily—there is an appropriate level of care available at Bellingham.

Get involved!

Residents at Bellingham are able to forget about the tedious necessities of life and focus on exploring their interests and making new friends. The sky is truly the limit, as our Executive Chef, Programming Directors and caring staff are always turning resident suggestions into reality through our Fresh for You dining program and life enrichment programs. Nestled on 14 rolling acres, Bellingham is minutes from historic downtown West Chester and its many boutiques, galleries, restaurants, historic houses, hospitals and West Chester University. On top of that, there are a number of local attractions including the Brandywine River Museum, Chester County Historical Society and the Helicopter Museum nearby. Our transportation services are always available to assist you in exploring the vibrant West Chester community.

Care that’s always there

Our residents and residents’ families receive valuable peace of mind knowing that a certified nurse is on staff 24 hours a day and a security system is in place for residents with mild dementia. Our West Chester Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities include a state-of-the-art therapy gym, where residents can fulfill their personalized therapy programs. Whether you need short-term care following a hospital stay or long-term nursing supervision due to chronic health issues or disabilities, Bellingham has an excellent reputation for quality care delivered consistently to our residents.

Worry-free lifestyle with just a simple lease

While some communities insist on new residents plopping down huge, non-refundable payments up-front, we like to do things a little differently. We care about not only the physical and emotional well being of our residents, but their financial health as well. That’s why we offer our residents all the perks of country club living without the expensive buy-in—just a simple lease. We offer a variety of very spacious apartment styles and floor plans, which feature full kitchens with plenty of cabinets and plenty of amenities listed below.

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Dining at Park Lane at Bellingham

Live Well, Dine Well

Allow our professionally trained service staff to present you with delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At Senior Lifestyle, dining is an integral part of the resident experience, and we do everything we can to delight you with a personalized dining experience.

Dining Directors and Executive Chefs meet with residents to discuss and incorporate enhancements to the menu, special requests, favorite recipes or foods, and unless otherwise specified by state regulations we offer therapeutic diets such as reduced concentrated sweets, mechanical soft and purée. Residents can select healthy, locally sourced options based on the nutritional information, or they can simply opt to choose their favorites. And we always encourage residents and relatives to make special arrangements when expecting a family visit!

Services at Park Lane at Bellingham

Our Service Culture Makes the Difference

It’s the service culture at every Senior Living community that sets us apart. Our experienced, highly trained staff find everyday fulfillment as they help residents live life to the fullest. Below you will find the services and amenities available that are specific to this location, organized by lifestyle option.

Skilled Nursing & Rehab

  • Restaurant-style service for Breaskfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Cuisine prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • On-Site Maintenance Personnel
  • Personal Laundry
  • Availability of Professional Service Staff 24-hours per day
  • Availability of trained clinical staff 24-hours per day
  • Availability of licensed nursing staff 24-hours per day
  • Utilities
  • Basic Cable
  • Personalized Care Plans
  • 24-Hour Emergency Call Response
  • Daily Up and About Check
  • ACCESS TO Rover and Rainbow cab transportation
  • Secured exterior courtyards with walking paths and professionally manicured landscapes and gardens

General Amenities

  • Bank
  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Emergency Call System
  • Storage
  • Rehabilitation Gym
  • Bistro
  • Main Dining Room
  • Private Dining Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Cards Room
  • Billiards Room
  • Walking Path
  • Outdoor Garden Area
  • Guest Room(s)
  • Library
  • Lounges
  • Mail Room
  • Reserved Resident Parking
  • Guest Parking
  • Courtyard
  • Shuffleboard
  • Smoke-Free Environment
  • Pet Friendly
  • Individually Controlled Heat and Air
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Balcony/Terrace

Points of Interest

Senior Lifestyle communities are located near many cultural, culinary and spiritual points of interest. We encourage residents to explore their local communities however they like. We arrange for scheduled trips to local markets, theaters and more, but we also love it when residents create their own trips!

Points of interest near this Senior Lifestyle community include:

  • St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
  • St.Simon and Jude Catholic Church 
  • First Presbyterian Church, West Chester
  • Paoli Hospital 
  • Chester County Hospital 
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital 
  • Septa bus (W. Chester Pike)
  • Septa train (Malvern) 
  • Rover paratransit picks up at Bellingham
  • West Chester Senior Center 
  • Downingtown Senior Center 
  • West Goshen Shopping Center 
  • West Chester shopping district
  • Goshen Village Shopping Center 
  • Exton “Main Street” Shopping 
  • United Artists Theater, Frazier
  • Regal Theatre, Downingtown
  • Am. Helicopter Museum
  • Chester County Historical Society Museum 
  • Brandywine River Museum 
  • West Chester University 
  • Immaculata University
  • Villanova University 

Programs at Park Lane at Bellingham

Stop Dreaming—Start Doing!

Senior Living communities thrive because many of our residents are curious, interesting individuals who love to collaborate with their neighbors and our staff. They consistently make brilliant suggestions for interesting new programs and clubs, which we are more than happy to make a reality. We empower every resident to continue to grow, connect, move, and create at their own pace.

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Executive Bio for Park Lane at Bellingham

Meet Our Executive Director

David Nicholson

David Nicholson, has been in the retirement industry for over 15 years. He has his Bachelors Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, MBA from DeSales University, and is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. He has held many positions over the years, such as, Director of Sales & Marketing, Director of Operations, and Nursing Home Administrator. David’s passion for meeting and helping people is evident when you meet him. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to him anytime, his door is always open!

Awards for Park Lane at Bellingham

And the Award Goes to…

Since Senior Lifestyle was founded in 1985, our skilled and compassionate team has been helping Senior Living residents learn, grow, and connect in ways they never expected. The best part is that we learn from our residents even more than they learn from us, which might explain why our programs and services continue to evolve and improve every year. As a result of our high level of service, we’ve received official recognition over the years. While we are proud of these awards, our passion for what we do continues to drive us to improve every single day.

Caring Star Award 2014

Awards for Park Lane at Bellingham

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Testimonials for Park Lane at Bellingham

We can talk all day about how great our communities are, but we think you should hear from people who have experienced first-hand how we offer an unmatched quality of life at every senior living community.

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Right from the get-go all was good. Staff would give you their full attentions, Meals have been very good. Multiple walking paths, etc..

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“After recently having surgery, I chose Park Lane for my physical and occupational therapy. Because of the wonderful care my mother has received as a full time resident for two and half years, my decision was any easy one to make. All personnel have been caring, pleasant, effective and positive to resident needs. Response by nursing, dietary, housekeeping and all other departments has been immediate and there are lots of activities to keep us busy. The dedication to residents at Park Lane as well as communication is commendable! I wholly recommend sending your loved ones for care, long term living and therapy!
I must also say that I was extremely impressed with the continuing care, food preparation and the staff members who stayed during the recent blizzard of 2016!!!”

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“We toured the community and loved it. Everyone just seemed so happy. The woman at the front desk greeted us when we entered. It felt like a place that my mom could call home. I loved the history of the farmhouse and the grounds. I love the fact that there are multiple levels of care so that we will not have to move my mom if her needs change. I would recommend anyone to come and visit this place in you are looking for a place for their parents.”

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“I would recommend the Bellingham Retirement Community. They have a variety of activities. My overall rating of this property is 5 stars. I haven’t had any issues or concerns with this place. I rated the friendliness 5 stars. This is a very friendly facility that offers a great care service. The value is also excellent. It is reasonably priced. I would recommend this facility to anyone searching for a friendly community.”

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“I have been at Bellingham for 8 months now and did not come here by choice. I was certain that I would hate it, but now I’m a converted fan. The people here have been wonderful to me and there are numerous activities for everyone from crafts, to book club. to bridge and drum circle. I look forward to having dinner at night with interesting engaging people. The dining room is very attractive with fresh flowers on the tables. The young people who serve us are cheerful and amusing,And Just sitting on my balcony enjoying the beautiful grounds is a favorite relaxing moment, I certainly would recommend it to others”

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“I went to visit my grandmother at this community which is situated in a rural setting among farms, horses, and rolling hills. The facilities are beautiful, peaceful, and quaint. The residents were at an ice cream social when I got there, and there seemed to be many social gatherings planned which was nice. The facilities are nice and include a library, a dining room, and many lobbies that are nicely appointed. The staff is everywhere and was willing and able to help anyone out. I had encounters with both the medical office and physical therapists on site, and both were very friendly and pleasant, and had formed a personal relationship with my grandmother. I feel happy for her that she is there.” – Cody Joe

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“Not only did I find a parking spot right away, but I knew my car was safe because the spots were designated and close to the entrance. They were absolutely amazing and make others in the same field look like beginners. It is obvious that their office is cleaned regularly. It was fantastic.” – Joan

Special Offer

Save $1,000 on Moving Expenses!*

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Senior Lifestyle is here to lessen the load. That’s why we’re offering $1,000 off your moving expenses for move-ins prior to 12/31. We take pride in making everyday a happy day. This even includes moving day.

Request more info to receive a coupon for $1,000 off your Moving Expenses. Print out the $1,000 off coupon and bring it with you when you visit the community!

*Participating communities only. Limited-time offer applicable to new residents only and must be presented at the time of deposit.

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Visiting Park Lane at Bellingham

Our doors are always open, and we'd love to show you around! You'll get to meet staff and residents as you tour our beautiful community. We encourage you to learn more about everything we have to offer -- just click any of the links to the left. There is always something abuzz here, so every day is a great day to visit. We look forward to meeting you!

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1615 E. Boot Rd., West Chester, PA 19380

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