In-Home Care Services in Haverford, PA and Surrounding Areas
Expert Home Care Services in Haverford
Haverford is home to 9,610 residents with a median household income of $121,806 and a median home value of $658,600. It is located 10 miles west of Philadelphia and is comprised of many neighborhoods: Llanerch, Beechwood Park, Grassland, Haverford, Ardmore Junction, Brookthorpe, Coopertown, and Manoa. It is an unincorporated community located in Haverford Township (Delaware County) and Lower Merion (Montgomery County).
History of Haverford
In 1684, a group of Welsh Quakers purchased 40,000 acres of land (Haverford, Radnor, and Lower Merion) from William Penn, known as the Welsh Tract. The name Haverford comes from Haverford-West in South Wales, U.K. It became a township in 1912. There were many mills built along the two creeks that bordered the township, Cobb’s Creek and Darby Creek. In 1658, William Howell built a grist mill on Cobb’s Creek. On the other side of Haverford, in 1707, Richard Hayes, Jr., David Morris, and Samuel Lewis were the first to erect a mill (Haverford New Mill) on Darby Creek.
When the Pennsylvania Railroad built its famous Main Line in the early 19th century, many towns along the rail line (now Septa’s R5) experienced a boom in their populations. Haverford was one of them. Wealthy families purchased farmlands to build their estates or “summer homes.” These grand homes had majestic names, such as Brookthorpe, Far-Away, and Allgates. Along with the development came numerous golf courses. The Merion Cricket Club is one of America’s oldest country clubs.
Haverford is also home to Haverford College, The Haverford School, and Friends School Haverford.
The niter powders of Haverford provided 800,000 pounds of black powder to the U.S. government during the War of 1812.
Things to Do in Haverford
- Bryn Mawr Film Institute – This non-profit, member-supported movie theater shows classic movies and provides film education. There are several levels of film membership, and many events are open to the public.
- The Barnes Foundation – Founded in 1922, The Barnes Foundation is an impressive collection of Impressionist and Modern art. Initially, in Merion, the collection was moved to Philadelphia in 2012.
- Ardmore Farmer’s Market – Located in nearby Suburban Square, this farmer’s market offers flowers, wheat grass, meats, sweets, and more. You’ll also find gourmet cheese and delicious seafood.
Trustworthy In-Home Senior Care
Letting someone else take part in caring for your loved one is hard. You are used to handling everything from daily tasks to transportation. However, there comes a time when your own plate becomes full, and you’re emotionally exhausted. This means that you need some help and a break for yourself.
At Comfort Keepers, we offer a wide range of services to meet your senior’s needs. Whether it’s simply companionship or in-depth care for Alzheimer’s, you’ll find exactly what you need. We also provide respite care, for when you need an afternoon off or if you are going on trip. It all starts with a conversation. Contact us today for an in-home assessment and to learn how we can provide a safe and comfortable home for your loved one.
Diane D. Reviews Comfort Keepers
Haverford, PA Senior Care Services
"The caregivers who watched Mom were caring and considerate. During the visits it was not necessary for them to do any home tasks as I was here full time. They did a good job in keeping Mom company while I was out."