As Delaware County’s Skilled Nursing Facility, Fair Acres is owned and operated by the County of Delaware. We have been providing quality service to the community for over 200 years.
The Center consists of eighteen buildings located on a 210-acre tract in Lima, Pennsylvania. Five of these are resident buildings, containing skilled nursing units with total accommodations for over 900 residents. Fair Acres Geriatric Center employs a large and well-trained staff of physicians, nurses, therapists and others who provide the care and services that the residents need. The facility is approved for operation by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is certified for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. The Center is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of County Affiliated Homes. It serves as a Geriatric training site for nursing schools in the area.
Fair Acres Geriatric Center is located in Lima, Pennsylvania on PA Route 352, one mile north of U.S. Route 1 and Granite Run Mall. Click here for a Facility Map.
A county home was established in Media, Pennsylvania in 1807, where it remained until 1857. It then moved to its present location in Lima on the 210 acre Abraham Pennell Farm on Middletown Road. The farm was called "Fair Acres", and as a county facility it retained this name.
During the early years in Lima, the County facility often cared for entire families as well as individuals in a self-contained environment. A part of this facility was the operation of a farm used for the production of food items for people within the facility. The farming operation was discontinued in 1967 when the facility underwent a transition from a partially residential community to a health care facility and directed its emphasis to elderly residents of Delaware County who required medical and nursing care. With this change, "farm" was dropped from the name, and in 1978 the institution became the Fair Acres Geriatric Center. Today we are continue to be owned and operated by the County of Delaware and we specialize in providing 24-hour individualized care to over 900 residents who range in age from young adult to seniors.
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