The Williams family serves as a testament to the value to be found in living life to the fullest at the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home. Back in the early days, Aunt Mae, a nurse here in Washington, moved into the Home.

She lived out the remaining years of her long life as a resident and was here to welcome and support her niece, Catherine, when she retired to the Home in 1978. Catherine, in turn, was at the door to greet her sister, Patsy, when she arrived in 1996. Our enduring relationship with the Williams family, one that has continued for over half a century, illustrates our commitment to providing a remarkable quality of life.



All of the rooms at the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home can be furnished upon request. That said, nothing makes one feel more at home than being surrounded by his or her personal belongings. Residents are encouraged to personalize their rooms with photos, artwork, and small pieces of furniture to create a familiar and comforting environment. All rooms have a telephone connection, cable TV outlet, and a nurse call system.


Residents help the catering team select delicious and nutritious menus; therefore, it is no wonder that mealtimes are so popular. Whether a resident dines with friends or invited guests in one of the two delightful dining rooms or is in need of eating in the comfort of their own room, the dining experience is always pleasurable. Excellent meals, including alternative selections, are planned by a registered dietician and are prepared in-house. Special diets are provided to those who need them. Our daily offerings of fresh fruit and a varied salad bar are resident favorites.


We all know that keeping active is important and, at the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home, you will find an active and stimulating community. Our activities team is always busy organizing events, entertainment, and excursions with the broadest possible appeal and many residents see living here as a place to develop a new skill or interest. Outings include trips to local restaurants, the nearby racetrack, and shopping malls. Our in-house movie program provides films upon request and all residents have free access to computers, e-mail, and fax services. Residents are certain to find opportunities to meet their individual needs, be it taking a cruise down the Potomac River or listening to the peaceful sounds of music playing in the comfort of their own room.


Empowering a resident to live life to the fullest is something the team at the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home takes very seriously. That is why our programs are designed to address the specific needs of each individual. The Home is staffed with licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants 24 hours each day. Our staffing is consistent for every individual and therefore it is rare that an unfamiliar face greets a resident. Our medical team, including practitioners in the fields of internal medicine, psychiatry, dentistry, ophthalmology, and podiatry visits the Home on a regular basis. Should a trip to a specialist be in order, transportation is provided. Extensive rehabilitation services are a part of daily life at the Home and include physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Physician-ordered medications are delivered daily.

Having one's physical needs addressed permits a resident to explore the Home's many other opportunities designed to make life meaningful and fulfilling. Through our extensive social services programs, a resident is encouraged to identify social and emotional needs and to formulate and initiate plans to meet these needs. Residents are assisted in drawing upon their strengths and resources and in recognizing their value and self-worth. With these foundations in place, residents may continue to capture the full value of living at the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home. Whether a trip to our beauty and barber shop or an afternoon hanging out with the therapy team doing some exercising and trading jokes, laughter and joy are an integral part of the Home. Living life to the fullest is indeed a reality at the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home.


It is not surprising that people are concerned that this high degree of individualized service comes at a steep price. The reality is that the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home specifically serves modest and low income seniors in keeping with the wishes of our founders, Abraham and Laura Lisner. Fees are based on a person's ability to pay and we look to benefit programs such as Medicaid to assist us in covering the cost of our programs.

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