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Carefree Living in a Country Setting at Elmcroft of Altoona

Our ranch-style senior living home has been part of the luxurious Duncansville neighborhood, just minutes away from Altoona, since 1998. Residents enjoy a cozy atmosphere in mostly private and spacious apartments with beautiful views of the Allegheny Mountains. Though we’re minutes from local shopping and entertainment, we’re situated in a more secluded, low-traffic, hillside setting for a serene living experience. All maintenance and housekeeping is included, so days are spent enjoying life, not doing chores.


We take our residents’ preferences into consideration in every way. Our personal care community is pet friendly, so dogs and cats are welcome. Private or shared apartment options are available. Menus feature multiple choices of chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style in our dining room or as room service. Fun activities are planned according to the interests of our residents. And when residents want some peaceful quiet, our comfortable indoor and outdoor gathering spaces with panoramic views of the beautiful mountains are just right for reading or contemplation.


What really underscores carefree living at Elmcroft of Altoona is our capability to meet the needs of our residents, even as those needs change. Our staff are specially trained in the full range of personal care skills. That means our residents can enjoy as much independence as safely as possible, as long as possible.


Respectful, Compassionate Care

One of the many things our residents compliment us on is our staff. Our management has 57 years of combined leadership experience. And, you can have peace of mind knowing our experienced resident care staff has served this community for 13 years. Each member of our team loves his or her job and truly cares about our residents.


From tenured management and specially trained caregivers, to professional support personnel, the people who work here really care. Our 24-hour resident care staff, culinary staff, housekeeping and activities coordinators are completely devoted to making our residents happy and at home.


When our residents need a little extra help throughout the day and night, our personal care staff are specially trained to provide the considerate and compassionate service that helps them thrive. We provide help with day-to-day tasks like incontinence and medication management as well as dressing, bathing and dining. And we’re there with support for safe engagement in fun activities like gardening, fitness classes, community outings, on-site live musical entertainment, outdoor parties and barbecues, cooking classes, trivia contests, dances and more.


Convenient, Family-Friendly Location

Elmcroft of Altoona is a senior living community nestled in the beautiful central Pennsylvania neighborhood of Duncansville. Visitors appreciate our convenient location near a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment, including:

  • Walmart, Target and Logan Towne Center

  • Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Marzoni’s and Eat’n Park

  • Blair County Ballpark (home of the Altoona Curve), Horseshoe Curve and Canal Basin Park


Health and Wellness

Helping our residents stay healthy is part of our mission. We coordinate with their outside healthcare providers and provide escorted transportation to and from needed appointments. Plus, on-call physician services are available as needed.


All the Extras That Make Life More Pleasant

Elmcroft of Altoona is both home and senior living community. Just like home, we provide comfort, love and care, but with an added level of security. Plus, we offer many special extras, like an on-site beauty shop, 24/7 snack and beverage service, restaurant-style dining for every meal, and social events and entertainment.



At Elmcroft of Altoona, personal care services go beyond the necessary and include all the extras that make our residents happy and keep them secure. Amenities include:


Maintenance-free Living:

  • Concierge service

  • Housekeeping and laundry service

  • Lawn care

  • Maintenance service

  • Plant care

  • Safety showers

  • Snow removal


Comforts of Home:

  • Beauty salon/barber shop on-site

  • Community garden

  • Fireplace

  • Individual climate control

  • Indoor and outdoor common areas

  • Library

  • Linen service

  • On-site parking for residents and guests

  • Refrigerator



  • Dry cleaning pickup and delivery

  • Medication management

  • Month-to-month leases

  • Move-in coordination

  • On-site religious services

  • Pharmacy coordination

  • Postal services

  • Respite care

  • Scheduled transportation to doctor appointments

  • 3 meals provided daily


Fun and Fitness:

  • Arts and crafts

  • Birthday and holiday parties

  • Brain fitness and trivia

  • Card groups

  • Community service programs

  • Computer lab

  • Cooking classes

  • Dances

  • Day spa

  • Fitness classes

  • Games

  • Library

  • Live musical entertainment

  • Lounge

  • Men’s club

  • Outdoor barbecues and picnics

  • Piano

  • Walking paths


Medical Centers Close at Hand:

  • UPMC Altoona

  • Nason Hospital

  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona

  • James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center

  • Tyrone Rural Health Center and Pinecroft Medical Center

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