Building Standards

The building exceeds the standards of a large personal care home as promulgated by the PA Department of Public Welfare.  It was built in accordance with the international building code as adopted in Pennsylvania and has been granted a certificate of occupancy by the Borough of Pennsburg.

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Americans with Disabilities Act

The building is ADA compliant with entrance ramps, hand rails, guard rails, accessible ADA Compliant bathroom that includes approved toilet, grab bars, and roll-in shower.  Light switches are at mandated height and wheelchair turn radii are designed into the building.  Braille signage is used throughout the building. 

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Fire Safety

The structure is built using fire code drywall throughout the newly renovated areas.  All rooms have a state of the art hard wired smoke and heat detection system. The fire company is notified automatically in an emergency.  The fire sprinkler system is in all rooms and integrated with the smoke and heat detection system.    All bedrooms have fire labeled doors and jams.  Metal fire rated doors are in all the stairwells and exit areas.

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Additional Safety Features

Emergency exit signage and lighting meet code standards.  An eight camera video surveillance system is employed to monitor the outside and inside common areas.  There is an emergency pull-cord alert system in all bathrooms and bedrooms.  Exit door alarms are used during off hours.   

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Additional Building Features

  • An integral in-duct humidifier is employed to temper the hot air heating for maximum comfort and to avoid static dryness. 
  • All rooms are air conditioned. 
  • The entire building is upgraded to meet current code standards for electrical, plumbing, and insulation. 
  • Energy efficient lighting is installed throughout. 
  • The building is prewired for phone and TV cable in all bedrooms and many common areas.
  • The 10'x36' deck is constructed with composite deck material.  There is an exit ramp off the deck.  
  • All bathrooms have elevated toilets, ceramic tile floors, and exceed the state mandated ratios for sinks, toilets, and showers/tubs.


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