Deeply committed to the idea that life is meant to be enjoyed, Bethany Village believes that people should dedicate their time to doing what they love. Redefining the expectations of aging is more than our Vision, it’s a way of life at this community. Our Mission to do all the good we can for those we serve is the driving force behind all that we do. At Bethany Village, associates and residents are always seeking new ways to make a difference here and in the greater Harrisburg region.
Bethany Village is part of Asbury Communities, the 16th-largest not-for-profit retirement system in the United States, an organization with nearly 100 years of expertise in and dedication to serving older adults. With Financial Strength and Stewardship as a Core Value, the Asbury system makes strong reserves and sound operations a priority.
Bethany Village is overseen by Asbury Communities’ volunteer Board of Directors, which is made up of accomplished professionals who are charged with positioning the system for ongoing success. Financial experts on the Board’s Audit and Finance Committees assist in overseeing the fiscal strength of the organization and each of its entities. Here are some of the ways we monitor and assure our financial strength:
Our accreditation by CARF International is a distinction held by less than 20 percent of the nation’s continuing care retirement communities. This means that an independent survey team continues to find us in compliance with more than 600 measures of quality and financial strength related to long-term viability. CARF communities commit to resurveys every five years.
Asbury is also proud to hold EAGLE accreditation from the United Methodist Association of Health & Welfare Ministries. EAGLE measures its member organizations on sound operations and financial strength while placing emphasis on building a values-based, Mission-driven culture.
Should you outlive your financial resources through no fault of your own, you will have a place to live along with access to services and care. Asbury’s Benevolent Care program, funded by the Asbury Foundation, provides assistance with monthly fees, food, medical care, medications, and health insurance. It can also assist with payment for dental, hearing and eye care services. Participation in this program is strictly confidential.
Day-to-day operations of Bethany Village are managed by the community’s Executive Director and Leadership Team. They are supported by Asbury Communities, Inc., which is the 501(c)(3) sole member providing Asbury Atlantic and other entities in the Asbury system with strategic guidance and clinical, compliance, communications, finance, human resources, IT, and marketing services support.
Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Md., Asbury Solomons in Solomons, Md., and Springhill in Erie, Pa., are owned and operated by Asbury Atlantic, Inc., which is the provider and legal entity responsible for providing services to the residents of these communities.
Bethany Village ensures residents’ voices are heard in a number of ways. The Resident Council is an elected body of members who meet monthly and work in collaboration with the community’s Leadership Team. Residents from the council hold regular meetings with department leadership in such operational areas as dining, wellness, and facilities. In addition, the Executive Director holds monthly Resident Coffees which are conducted in the Rife Center and broadcast on our internal TV station for those who are unable to attend.
As the nation’s first Planetree Gold Certified continuing care retirement community, Bethany Village also includes residents and their family members on the community’s Planetree Guiding Team. This group continually solicits feedback from all Bethany stakeholders on community operations and addresses concerns.