AlzheimersNet is your comprehensive guide to memory care in Rushland, PA. Memory care communities provide housing and care for people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia. Memory care empowers seniors who have memory loss to stay as active and engaged as they possibly can, while living in a dignified, safe and supervised setting. Our local Senior Living Advisors are widely knowledgeable about dementia care in Rushland, PA and surrounding areas. After an initial assessment, your advisor will recommend a list of memory care facilities that fit your loved one's specific imperatives for care and living preferences, as well as your family's finances.
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Facts about Rushland
Rushland, in the northwestern corner of Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was originally named for Joseph Sackett who came here in 1730. Called Sackett's Ford from 1750 to about 1800. Joseph Sackett built a grist mill store, and blacksmith shop near the Mill Creek where it joined the Neshaminy Creek. Some authorities claim that the name of the hamlet, first Rush Valley and later Rushland was due to the availability of "scouring rushes" used by early settlers for cleaning pots and pans. On December 29, 1883 a post office was established under the name Rush Valley. In 1894 the name was changed to Rushland. Located along the Mill Creek near Rushland was a settlement started by Italian immigrants who came to the area as laborers when the railroad was being built in the last decade of the nineteenth century. Their community became known as Little Italy. By forcing its way through a rocky cliff, the railroad opened a major industry for Rushland, the stone quarry, an industry that continues to this day. The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad passes through Rushland on the former Reading New Hope Branch and the old depot still stands to day.The Vansant Farmhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.