Watson Memorial Home

A Personal Care Home for Women 65 and Older

The Only Lifetime Care Facility in Warren County

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Welcome to Watson Memorial Home

Watson Memorial Home was established by bequest in the will of Caroline E Watson, who died in 1919. The home was opened in 1935 as a non-profit charitable organization.

Watson Memorial Home is a licensed personal care home providing food, shelter and personal assistance with activities of daily living to women age 65 or older. This includes assistance in matters such as; bathing, dressing, nutritional management, financial management, medication management and finding and securing medical care as needed.

To become a resident of the home, the candidate must be a single/widowed female age 65 or older. Once accepted by the Admissions Committee and deemed physically and emotionally appropriate for our facility, the staff in the home coordinate the move and do all moving of residence furniture and belongings. We try to make this process easy on the resident, as well as any family members involved in the process.

How to Start the Process

We encourage those who are interested in the Watson Memorial Home to call and set up a tour. If you would like, you can arrange to stay for a meal and spend some time in the facility on the same day of the tour, or you can take the tour and decide if you would like to come back for a day to experience a meal and the atmosphere. We strongly encourage anyone interested in coming to the Watson Home to first spend some time in our home. This is a very important decision for a lady to make for herself, and we want each resident to feel confident in the decision she makes.

After experiencing the home, if a lady is interested in becoming a resident, she needs to fill out an application. The application must be notarized before the lady enters onto our waiting list. The notarization can be done outside of the facility, or for the convenience of the ladies, we have a notary on-site. To have the application notarized at the Watson Memorial Home, an appointment must be made. The prospective resident must also attend an interview with our admissions committee and receive a medical examination performed by a physician or physician’s assistant at the Watson Memorial Home. For convenience of the ladies, we try to set up the interview and the physical on the same day unless requested otherwise by the prospective resident.

Services We Provide

  • House Physician
  • Nursing Staff including 1 RN, LPN’s, and Nurse Aides
  • Organized administration of all medications
  • Payment of all medical bills, dental bills, and glasses
  • Additional medical specialist care, as needed
  • All ambulance service fees
  • A private room and half bath with emergency call bells
  • Fire protection devices throughout the building
  • Shower rooms
  • Any needed room furnishings
  • Nutritious meals, tastefully prepared and served
  • Cable TV
  • An adequate monthly allowance
  • All laundry services
  • Social director to plan activities and entertainment
  • Transportation for all medical appointments and other needed transportation as schedule permits
  • Services of 35+ caring staff members
  • Freedom to come and go as health permits
  • Assistance with financial management
  • Nursing home care provided if necessary
  • Storage of out of season clothing garments and help with changing these out during the year
  • Beauty shop on premises with a licensed beautician who charges reasonable fees for her services
  • Burial expenses paid if the resident does not have pre-arrangements in place.