Personal Care Homes

Stairways Personal Care Homes


What is a personal care home?

Stairways personal care homes are 24-hour, supervised, state-licensed facilities where persons with mental health care needs receive therapeutic support as well as recreational and social opportunities.

Residents receive personalized care in homelike environments, recognizing their unique mental health needs. Individuals are assisted in reaching and maintaining their maximum potential and are encouraged to develop continuing, self-sustained, independent activities in addition to those provided by the program.


Services Provided

Activities at personal care homes are developed to meet the needs of each resident. Some activities are conducted in groups to provide opportunities to socialize with others, while others are individual activities for each resident. Most services are provided on the grounds of the homes, with additional opportunities to visit and experience interesting places in the community. Assistance can be provided for the following activities:


Who qualifies for Personal Care Home services?

This program is available to adult Erie County residents with serious and persistent mental illness who meet the criteria for this level of daily support. As these services are critical for individuals in need of enhanced care for complex needs and personalized attention in a safe and stable environment, residents are enrolled by Erie County Care Management (ECCM).



Contact Information and Location Map

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Stairways Behavioral Health
Personal Care Homes
Heather Filson, Director
814.878.2155
hfilson@stairwaysbh.org

810 Walnut Street
Erie, PA 16502
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