Finding Peace and Wholeness: Arden Wood Christian Science Home

Arden Wood Christian Science home has been in the news a lot lately. That’s because a big development is being planned for the property. The place itself is a huge French chateau style residential care facility built in 1929 that sits nestled into the hillside at the southern end of West Portal. It has been the site of Christian Science nursing facilities since 1930, and remains a very active home today.

It’s a place where many patients spend the last years of their lives in the company of Christian Science nurses. The ministry “supports healing through skillful Christian Science nursing care and training, inspired living, and Christly service.” It provides a variety of services, including long-term nursing and rehabilitation and sheltered care assisted living for adults. It also has an education and training program for Christian Science nurses and a Christian Science nursing arts program for students. It also offers a vacation home for young people.

A thriving community of residents live at Arden Wood and Fern Lodge, two aging-in-place care facilities in the Bay Area. They are supported around the clock by Christian Science nurses, who follow the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

The home’s mission is to help those in need of physical or emotional healing. In addition to a nursing and therapy center, it has a short-term rehabilitation clinic and an independent living community for seniors. It has a Medicare-approved provider status and is privately owned by an LLC.

Arden Wood is also known for providing a wide variety of social activities and community trips for its residents. There is a choir, dance troupe, and other groups that meet regularly. There are also outdoor excursions, like hiking and kayaking, as well as arts and crafts. The facility is also open to the public for special events, such as a holiday tea or classical music concerts.

Those who need financial assistance can apply for it through the National Arden Wood Christian Science home. Some insurance companies offer policies that cover Christian Science practitioners and nursing care, so ask your insurance agent if this is an option for you.

In addition to the funding available through the National Fund, Arden Wood has a benevolence fund. This fund is intended to assist patients who cannot afford the full cost of their care. The application is simple, and decisions are made quickly. It’s worth a look, especially if you’ve ever been in need of such help yourself. For more information, call the home’s office or visit their website.