Mission: The mission of foulkeways at gwynedd is to provide community life for older persons who want to maintain or improve their quality of life and security within a framework of mutual caring and quaker values.
Programs: Health care service program: the basis for all foulkeways health services is a primary care model for those over 65 consisting of health maintenance, education for self-care, appropriate screening, management of acute illness, monitoring of chronic disease and achievement of dignified death. The health and wellness needs of residents are addressed at all levels of care. Most residents receive primary care from onsite physicians who are board certified in geriatric medicine. Resident education: community-wide seminars on a variety of health and welness topics are provided throughout most of the year by foulkeways professional staff and guest lecturers. Health promotion and maintenance: residents at any level of care may take part in the wellness program. The fitness center, including an indoor 65' by 25' pool (equipped with chair lifts for handicapped accessibility) and a fully equipped exercise facility is available to all residents, priority list members and staff. Independent living residents are considered able to demonstrate their independence in all activities of daily living (adls) and instrumental activities of daily living (iadls). Personal care (abington house) - residents require minimal to moderate assistance with activities of daily living. Skilled nursing facility (gwynedd house) - the majority of skilled care residents are in their 90's and often have a strong preference to be treated with less invasive technologies at foulkeways. Staff education and training: required regulatory seminars are provided annually in an interdepartmental format to enhance education and communication between all departments. Ongoing educational opportunities are provided on a monthly basis to nursing staff.
dining services program: foulkeways offers residents and staff three meals per day in three different dining venues. Along with regular meal services, catering is offered to compliment the resident's culinary needs on a requested basis. There are dietitians on the team who present educational seminars to all residents on nutritional awareness and healthy eating. One dietitian supports care plans developed for all personal care and skilled care occupants as well as reviewing the nutritional porgram offered to all residents. A second dietitian is specifically tasked with wellness related presentations and programs and one-on-one nutritional counseling with residents who request consultation. During 2014 the dining services program again partnered with the montgomery county intermediate unit (mciu) to provide life skills training to disabled high school students who are eligible for the mciu transition to employment program.
the maintenance department: foulkeways is established to provide building and property support to the older persons who live on the campus of foulkeways and to maintain the work areas of the employees who care for them. Specifically, the department is responsible for maintaining and repairing approximately 413,000 square feet of buildings and 100 acres of land. The buildings include 253 garden and two-story apartments, a personal care building with 53 suites and 6 single rooms and a medicare certified skilled nursing facility with 42 rooms. Areas used by the entire community include a community center with an auditorium, fine dining room, cafe, bank, activities areas and main offices. The department is also responsible for performing upgrades and improvements to apartments, personal care rooms and skilled care rooms that are being re-occupied by new entrants. Areas specifically for nursing staff, housekeeping, dining services and the administrative offices are also supported.
other program service expenses include amounts paid for general & administrative expenses (including employee benefits), housekeeping expenses, utility expense, real estate taxes, depreciation and amortization and interest.