Brookview Independent Living Apartments is owned and operated by the County of Lehigh. The apartments were created as the result of eliminating 141 licensed nursing facility beds at Cedarbrook Nursing Homes in Allentown, PA. Construction was made possible through a grant from the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) in cooperation with the Department of Public Welfare. The 42 studio and efficiency apartments occupy a three-story wing of the nursing facility, enables Cedarbrook to provide independent living within the security of the Cedarbrook campus.
Brookview has its own secure entrance separate from the nursing home, as well as a designated parking lot located to the rear of the building. On each of the three floors, there is a community dining room, living room/activity room, storage area, lounges, and public restrooms.
Eligible applicants have a choice of single or double occupancy. There are 27 single units ranging from 260 to 347 sq.ft., and 15 double units ranging from 494 to 593 sq.ft. All apartments are equipped with a kitchenette with refrigerator, two burner stove, and microwave oven, handicap accessible bathroom with shower, bedroom, and sitting area. An emergency call system in each apartment connects the tenant with the switchboard of the nursing home in the event of an emergency.
The apartments are affordably priced. The rent includes: cable, heat, air conditioning, electricity, water, sewage, and trash collection. Tenants of Brookview can also access a variety of services from Cedarbrook Nursing Home, such as meals, activities, laundry, housekeeping, barber/beauty, pharmacy, clinics, and physical, occupational and speech therapies. Some services may be covered by third party insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. Brookview does not provide medical care or personal care services on a 24-hour basis.
Brookview tenants will have priority for admission to Cedarbrook if short-term rehabilitation or long-term care is needed.