Who We Are
The Shook Home and The Quarters at The Shook is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing quality care and services to empower residents to achieve their highest level of independence, dignity, and self-worth in a home-like environment.
Aspiring to achieve a Culture of Excellence by empowering the Shook Family to fulfill our core Values.
- Support – attending to wants and needs of others
- Motivation – Inspiring each other to work together
- Integrity – being ethical, honest, and responsible individually and corporately
- Love – conveying compassion, empathy, dignity and respect
- Excellence – surpassing expectations
The Shook Home and the Quarters at the Shook has a rich heritage dating back to the early 1900’s. Its beginnings are rooted in an institution for elderly women established in 1912 by the Children’s Aid Society of Franklin County. Originally housed in a four bedroom residence on Garber Street, the organization quickly outgrew the home’s capacity and relocated to a larger, eleven bedroom residence on East Queen Street.
The Shook Home continued to function at its East Queen Street location for nearly fifty years. Periodic improvements were made to the building nearly doubling its capacity to twenty-one guests. However, it eventually became evident that a larger facility was necessary to meet the growing needs of the community and to remain compliant with increasingly stricter regulations. Consequently, a sixty-five bed purpose-built nursing facility was erected on South Second Street in 1970. The cost of the new facility was subsidized by donations from community members solicited via a building fund campaign.
In 1993, a forty-five bed Personal Care Home was added to the nursing facility. Known as the Quarters, it broadened the Shook Home’s service range and enabled it to remain relevant in the ever-changing landscape of the long-term care industry. In 2006, the Shook Home and the Quarters at the Shook was licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). As a CCRC, the facility further expanded its service offerings to include Residential Living.
Despite the array of services the Shook Home and the Quarters at the Shook currently offers, it continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of the community. The Board of Directors continually engages in strategic planning to ensure the facility is always positioned to optimally serve the community in which it operates. Due to the increased need for short-term and out-patient rehabilitation services (e.g. Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy) offered by post-acute care providers, the Shook Home and the Quarters at the Shook has embarked on opening the Shook Rehabilitation & Wellness Center which offers a state-of-the art therapy gym. Our new building will enable therapists to treat a higher volume of residents in an enhanced therapeutic environment while also providing a venue for additional services.