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Find answers to your questions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please reach out to us. We’re always happy to take time to listen and help.

How do I choose Sarah Reed for Short-Term Rehab?

There are several ways to do this. If you have a surgery planned, and anticipate the need for rehab, call ahead with your surgery date. We will work with the hospital to admit you to our rehab unit based on availability. If you have an unplanned surgery or illness and are hospitalized, simply ask your hospital discharge planner to contact Sarah Reed. It’s that simple!

Is Personal Care and Assisted Living the same thing?

For many years, Pennsylvania did not recognize a distinction between these two types of care and the terms were often interchangeable. Pennsylvania adopted a law making these two distinct types of facilities. However, many people continue to use these terms interchangeably. Sarah Reed Senior Living is a licensed Personal Care Home.

Is there a waiting list?
How long is it?
How do I get on it?

Wait list times vary depending on when you call and the type of housing required. The list is constantly changing due to changing needs of our current residents, as well as changing needs of those on the list, so the answer to how long it is also is constantly changing.

Get on the waiting list by filling out an application, and sending it to us. We will call you when it is reviewed. Or visit the contact page to set up a tour.

How do I pay for my care?

 Residential Apartments, Personal Care, and our Memory Support Unit are all private pay and are not covered under Medicare or Medicaid. Some long term care insurance policies may help you pay for this level of services.

In the Skilled Nursing Facility, Medicare may cover a portion of your stay, depending on your condition, and your need for skilled nursing services.

Sarah Reed is an approved provider for Medicare and Medicaid Programs. We also participate with most major insurance plans.

Medicaid eligibility is determined based on medical and financial qualifications. Persons who do no meet the criteria for Medicare or Medicaid coverage are expected to use private resources to pay for their stay.

How much does it all cost?

Every individual has different needs, so it is difficult to give an exact number. Visit our contact page and call or email us to discuss your needs and we can help determine a price range. As a nonprofit organization, we are committed to providing quality care and services at a reasonable cost, and are very competitive with similar types of organizations.

What happens if I run out of money to pay for my care?

If a resident depletes all resources in a reasonable manner, we will explore all
available financial options to assist you. Eligibility for financial assistance could be affected if resources were gifted or depleted inappropriately according to state, federal, etc., laws.

Do I have to be a certain age to live at Sarah Reed Senior Living?

We generally serve older adults. Your medical condition will be the primary factor in determining admission and your level of care.

What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Sarah Reed Senior Living is a licensed Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC. We are authorized by the Department of Insurance to provide different levels of care. We offer a variety of accommodations and services to our residents in one complex to ensure their needs are met. With the full range of services available our residents have preferred access to all of our programs. We can accommodate friends and family members who need different levels of care on one campus.

Can I have visitors?

Of course! Friends and family are welcome every day. General visiting hours are 8am to 7pm, but visiting is also permitted at other times. Weekend hours vary.

Can I leave the building?

Yes! Residents may come and go as they please. We do ask that you sign in and out of the building so we can account for you in the event of an emergency. If you receive nursing and medication services we require you or a family member to inform the nursing staff so no dosages are missed.

Can I bring furniture from home?

Yes. Our apartments are just waiting for your personal treasures! In skilled nursing, a bed, dresser, nightstand, and chair are provided, but you are welcome to switch them out with your own. Depending on your functional level in the nursing facility, bringing your own furniture from home will need to be evaluated to properly care for you and assure your safety. We understand that it is difficult to be away from your home and encourage you to bring personal items for your comfort and happiness.

Can I come for a tour and more information?

Please do! We’d love to schedule a time to meet you. We do encourage you to visit in person. However, in certain circumstances, we can come to you.


Trusted for Generations

Founded in 1871, we’re a private, nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community in the City of Erie. Governed by a Board of Directors, we provide comprehensive housing, services, and nursing care at one location.

Residential & Personal Care Apartments

Offering a variety of spacious accommodations with dining and housekeeping services tailored to meet individual needs, Sarah Reed provides comprehensive nursing services that let you remain in your apartment as your needs change. Learn more>

Memory Support

Residents with Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and memory impairments can take advantage of Zurn Pavilion, Sarah Reed's special care unit. Licensed under Personal Care Home regulations, this cozy area is ideal for residents who require a safe, secure area with increased supervision. Learn more>

Skilled Nursing Care

We provide short- and long-term nursing and skilled care on a 24-hour basis. This is ideal for short-term rehab stays, as it offers skilled services that help residents return home quickly. A dedicated short-term wing is available within this area. Learn more>


Offering a full range of rehabilitation services, our team approach is designed to meet the needs of short-term rehab residents as well as those who can benefit from services in all levels of care. Learn more>

Respite / Short-Term Stays

Offering the opportunity to stay in any level of care for a temporary period for recovery following hospitalization, Caregiver Respite, or to sample the Sarah Reed lifestyle before committing to a longer stay.


The therapy I received for my knee replacement surgery was great! I stayed in the Skilled Nursing Facility and everything was just great. Having a private room was so important to me.

— Kathy K.

Never did I think I could like living in a nursing home but I really do! After a heart attack and broken hip, I can no longer live alone. The staff here is so helpful, and my room is very comfortable! I especially enjoyed the physical therapy I received.

— Francis F.

When we walked in and saw the bright, spacious apartment we knew this was the place for us! We love the view from our apartment. Everyone here was so welcoming and made us feel right at home!

— Theresa K.

Come visit us!

Want to learn more? We want to meet you.
Call or email us today to schedule a tour.