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Introduction & Contents “It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” – Alan Cohen As life carries us forward, we must periodically make adjustments to our lifestyles to ensure our lives remain as meaningful and satisfying as possible. Whether this means downsizing to a more manageable home, hiring assistance for changing needs, or securing professional care for an aging loved one, it is often challenging to “release the familiar” and “embrace the new.” 50plus Living, this annual guide to housing and care options in the Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania, is designed to help you find the power in movement and the newfound security that can come from positive change. When a transition in living arrangements becomes necessary for you or a loved one, this publication is a useful aid in determining which direction makes the most sense for your family. We are fortunate to have abundant housing/living accommodations, healthcare, and community resources in Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The 21st edition of 50plus Living gathers this information and presents it all in a readable, concise format to help you navigate the myriad choices available to suit your changing needs or those of a loved one. In the pages that follow, the housing and care categories that compose 50plus Living are identified, explained, and presented in descending order of independence: from residential living, to assisted living residences, to dementia/Alzheimer’s care facilities, to hospice services and all points in between. Also included are available support services for caregivers, such as respite care and adult day centers, as well as helpful articles on related subjects. With guidance from the businesses and organizations included in 50plus Living, we wish you success and peace of mind as you consider the lifestyle changes that will keep your life at its most meaningful. Regards, Donna K. Anderson President, On-Line Publishers www.onlinepub.com

Active Adult Communities Page 9 Acute Care Facilities Page 32 Care Codes Pages 17, 31, 47 Continuing Care (CCRC) Pages 12–17 Dementia/Alzheimer’s Page 33 Directory of Services Pages 39–43 Home Care Services Page 35 Hospice Page 38 How to Create a Safe ‘Aging-inPlace’ Home Pages 36–37 How to Use This Guide Pages 4, 23 Index Page 46 Legend and Map Pages 22–25 Nursing/Rehab Pages 30–31 Parenting Our Parents: A Look Inside the Sandwich Generation Pages 10–11 Personal Care Homes Page 29 Reader Information Service Page 44 Residential Page 8 Retirement Communities Pages 26–28 Simplifying Your Move Page 18 Susquehanna/Delaware Valley Profile Pages 6–7 This is How You Feed Your Brain Page 34 Types of Facilities, Care Options Pages 4–5 What Boomers Are Looking for in Retirement Living Pages 20–21

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How to Use This Guide 1. D  etermine the type of need by referring to Types of Facilities, Care Options on these two pages. 2. Select the region desired on the map featured on pages 24 and 25. 3. Refer to the Index on page 46 for type of facility or care option with corresponding page number. 4. Refer to care codes on pages 17, 31, and 47.

Types of Facilities, Care Options A number of broad categories of care options and facilities are included in this guide. Terminology may vary from facility to facility. Residential living is for individuals who are responsible for their own basic needs. Nursing services are not available on site nor are residential communities affiliated with nursing care providers. No meal service or activity programs are offered. Active Adult Communities are residential-type communities for mature adults only. Individuals are responsible for their own basic needs. Nursing services are generally not available on site. Meal service is not provided. Outdoor maintenance service may be provided. CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities) are facilities offering a variety of residential living options in addition to comprehensive medical and nursing services. Many CCRCs are self-contained communities offering educational and recreational activities, dining accommodations, banking facilities, transportation services, etc. Residents move between independent living, assisted living, and nursing care based on changing needs. Retirement Communities are planned for those who are able to care for their

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own basic needs (or almost so) who choose to live in a community with other seniors. Organized social programs, meal service, transportation, recreational activities, and access to health and shopping are typical amenities. Nursing care is not usually provided. Some do offer assisted living/personal care designed for individuals who function on their own most of the time but may require assistance with medications, bathing, or dressing. Services offered are similar to those provided by assisted living/personal care facilities. Retirement communities can be freestanding or affiliated with a complex offering nursing care services. Personal Care Homes offer food, shelter, and personal assistance or supervision. They are ideal for people who do not want to forfeit independence and do not require the services in or of a licensed long-term care facility but do require assistance or supervision in activities of daily living (ADL). Some ADL provided are transferring in and out of a bed or chair, toileting, bladder and bowel management, personal hygiene, securing and managing healthcare, self-administering medication, and proper turning and positioning in a bed or chair. 50plus Living 2017


Assisted Living Residences are designed to provide an environment that combines housing and supportive services to allow residents to “age in place� without having to move to a licensed long-term care facility when their care needs increase. ALRs will have living units with kitchen capacity and private bathrooms and only one person per unit. An ALR may provide services that otherwise would be provided in a long-term care facility (Personal Care Homes may not). As of January 2011, changed regulations regarding licensure for assisted living communities became effective. Nursing/Rehab Facilities provide nursing care and related medical or other personal health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to individuals who require full-time care or supervision but do not need more intensive, hospitalbased care. Nursing/rehab facilities may be independent or part of another community. Individuals may be temporarily placed for rehabilitation following an illness, injury, or surgery or reside long term due to illness or aging. Nursing facilities offer skilled medical care under the supervision of licensed nurses, and at least one registered nurse must be on duty during the day. Custodial care is also offered and includes services that assist in the activities of daily living, which include bathing, dressing, using the bathroom, or transferring from a bed to a chair. Nursing centers are licensed by the State Department of Health. Acute Care Facilities are licensed as hospitals. They provide the highest level of care under a physician. Some of the www.onlinepub.com

services provided at an acute care facility include emergency services, critical care, medical/surgical services, and maternal/ childbirth services. Dementia/Alzheimer’s services offer assistance and support to those who are living with memory issues. These units/ communities offer the person living with memory issues the opportunity to be as independent as possible while enhancing their freedom of movement in a safe, secured environment. Adult Day Centers offer programs in facilities or function as independent organizations. The services may include but are not limited to personal care, assistance with eating or using the toilet, assistance with taking medication, and social assistance. Centers offer a protective, supervised setting and generally operate during normal business hours. Respite Care provides caregiving opportunities on a short-term basis. Care may range from personal to nursing care. Home Care Services may be provided in a residential setting or as ancillary services, such as in personal care and assisted living or a nursing care environment. Services include skilled nursing services, therapies, and changing and reinforcing simple wound dressing, as well as non-medical services such as light housekeeping, transportation to doctor visits, shopping, respite, and more. Hospice Care is for families living and coping with life-limiting illnesses. Hospice provides professional treatment of pain and symptom management with support and counseling. It includes medical, psychological, and spiritual support.

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Susquehanna/Delaware Valley Profile Weather Average high temperatures are the 80s in the summer months and the 30s in the winter. The warmest month is July, with an average maximum temperature of 85 degrees. The coldest month is January, with an average minimum temperature of 20-23 degrees. Average annual precipitation is 41-47 inches.

Taxes Sales tax is 6 percent. Sales tax exemptions include groceries, healthrelated items, medical services, prescription drugs, and groceries. State income tax is 3.07 percent; retirement income is tax-exempt. Property tax is determined by the local government according to school districts and municipalities.

State Lottery Benefits The Pennsylvania Lottery contributes to programs such as Property Tax/Rent Rebate; the Mass Transit Program; PACE, PACENET, and PACE Plus Medicare; long-term care services administered by the Department of Public Welfare; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging.

PACE To be eligible for PACE, you must be 65 years of age or older and a Pennsylvania resident at least 90 days before the date of application. You cannot be enrolled in the Department of Public Welfare’s Medicaid prescription benefit.

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PACE and PACENET eligibility is determined by your previous calendar year’s income. Effective in 2014, Social Security Medicare Part B premiums are excluded from income. For a single person, your total income must be $14,500 or less. For a married couple, your combined total income must be $17,700 or less. Once you are enrolled in the PACE program, a benefit card will be sent to you, and you will pay no more than $6 for each generic prescription medication and no more than $9 for each brandname prescription at your pharmacy. These co-payments are based on a 30-day supply.

PACENET To be eligible for PACENET, you must be 65 years of age or older, a Pennsylvania resident at least 90 days before the date of application, and you must not be enrolled in the Medicaid prescription benefit program. A single person’s total income must be between $14,501 and $23,500. A couple’s combined total income must be between $17,700 and $31,500. PACENET cardholders that do not enroll in a Part D plan will pay a nominal deductible each month at the pharmacy, which will be calculated through the cost of their medications. If the deductible is not met each month, it will accumulate. In addition, the individual will pay no more than $8 for each generic prescription medication and no more than $15 for each brand name. 50plus Living 2017


PACENET cardholders enrolled in one of the program’s partner Part D plans will pay the Part D premium at the pharmacy each month, which will be calculated through the cost of the medications. PACENET cardholders enrolled in a Part D plan that is not one of the program’s partner plans will pay the Part D premium directly to the Part D plan. In addition, they will pay no more than the PACENET co-payments of $8 for each generic prescription medication and $15 for each brand name. To apply for PACE or PACENET, call (800) 225-7223 or visit the PACECares website at https://pacecares.magellanhealth. com.

PACE Plus Medicare Under PACE Plus Medicare, PACE/ PACENET coverage is supplemented by federal Medicare Part D prescription coverage and offers older Pennsylvanians the best benefits of both programs. Older adults continue to receive the same prescription benefits while, in many cases, saving more money.

Transportation Pennsylvania Free Transit Program – Provides free transit service on bus routes, trolley, and rapid-transit lines. Individuals 65 and older may ride free on fixed-route services at all regular operating times on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. You will need a senior citizen transit identification card to ride free. The identification card is available free of

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charge from participating local transit operators. Shared-Ride Program – Provides reduced-fare transportation services to persons 65 and older utilizing shared-ride transportation services. Reduced-fare transportation is provided to medical appointments, senior community centers, and adult daycare centers. Mature Driver Safety Program – There is a mandated auto insurance discount for older drivers who complete a mature driver improvement course. Courses are offered through AARP, AAA, and the National Safety Council. It is intended for drivers 55 and older. Low-Vision License – Persons who do not meet the vision standards for a driver’s license may qualify for a restricted (lowvision) license. A restricted license allows the driver to drive during daylight hours on roadways other than freeways. A person with visual acuity of less than 20/70 combined vision, but at least 20/100 combined vision with best correction and 120 degrees’ field vision in the horizontal meridian, may qualify with a recommendation from an optometrist or physician. Retired Status Registration – Customers who qualify for retired status registration pay a $10 per year processing fee instead of the full $36 registration renewal fee. Total income must not exceed $19,200 and vehicles must weigh less than 9,000 lbs.

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Residential Community basics, Inc. 941 Wheatland Avenue, Suite 204 Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 735-9590 jraff@communitybasics.com www.communitybasics.com

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Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities 114 North Hanover Street Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 249-1315 www.cchra.com Locations in Carlisle, Enola, Mechanicsburg, Mt. Holly Springs, New Cumberland, Newville, and South Middleton Township APT, SSA 1,4,7,8,11,12,19,21,27,34,35

Community Basics, Inc., a non-profit, affordable housing provider, has several communities for persons age 55 and older. All communities are accessible and include community rooms, an onsite laundry facility, and parking. Most apartment rents include all utilities. Supportive services available. Stay independent as long as you can! Call today to set up a personal showing at the community of your choice. Equal housing opportunity. The Authorities offer affordable living for seniors 62 or older. Efficiency, one- and twobedrooms, as well as accessible apartments, are available in 11 locations in both Cumberland and Perry counties. Buildings are safe, secure, and elevator assisted, each with 24-hour on-call maintenance, laundry facilities, community room, and opportunities for activities and socialization. Medical facilities, restaurants, shopping, and churches nearby. Call us, visit our website, or write us for information and income limits.

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Active Adult Communities Heritage Run 2320 Oak Street Lebanon, PA 17042 (717) 272-4332 home@heritagerun.net www.heritagerun.net See our ad on page 27

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Heritage Run, a 55+ independent living community, offers the comfort and freedom to enjoy life without the exterior maintenance. Our low monthly fee includes lawn and landscape care, snow removal, and garbage removal. Great Lebanon County location close to shopping, golf, and all the attractions of Hershey and Lancaster. Come home to Heritage Run! 9

roth’s farm village P.O. Box 262, 1396 Chami Drive Spring Grove, PA 17362 (717) 225-6570 info@rothsfarmvillage.com www.rothsfarmvillage.com See our ad on this page

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Roth’s Farm Village age 50-plus condominium community offers a peaceful, low-maintenance lifestyle for those who want to leave behind the maintenance of a home but who still want to maintain their independence! The low association fee covers all exterior and common-area maintenance. The community offers a choice of one-story plans with an array of options to choose from. 26

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Parenting Our Parents: A Look Inside the Sandwich Generation By Claire Yezbak Fadden The week I placed my 82-year-old mother in a personal care home was the same week my 5-year-old son started kindergarten. The decision to move Mom out of her home was made after months of agonizing discussions with my brothers and sister. We all spent hours and hours researching her options, being very reluctant to take any of Mom’s independence away from her. As time went on, it became increasingly apparent that she wasn’t able to properly and safely care for herself the way she had done for decades. We were all in agreement that Mom couldn’t live alone any more. But what was the best solution? There were many options to take into account. We discussed everything from Mom moving in with one of us (a choice she would never go for) to having someone live with her, to moving her to a residential care facility. 10

Increasingly, adult children are faced with this same situation. Sandwiched between generations, still in the throes of raising their families, they are also having to make decisions for aging parents. In fact, nearly one in four households in the U.S. is caring for an older parent or relative. We are descriptively called “The Sandwich Generation”—feeling pushed from two sides—caring for our own children and finding ourselves a parent to Mom or Dad. After months of investigation, we found the perfect care community. Mom has her own room, all of her medications are administered, she has daily interaction with lots of people, her meals are provided for, and there is someone available 24 hours a day (if she needs anything). There are many local and national resources to make the caregiving quest easier. Take the time and do the research. You’ll then be able to make informed choices. After all, Mom and Dad made the 50plus Living 2017


best choices for us when we couldn’t do it for ourselves. Here’s how to return that favor. Where to Start Your choice of what type of elder care to use will depend on what your parent is capable of doing, both physically and mentally. For example, if your mom can do light housecleaning but needs help with heavy tasks, all you may need to do is to connect with a home care agency that assists with nonmedical necessities. If transportation is an issue, we are fortunate in this region to have no-cost or low-cost transportation services for senior citizens. If your parents have come to a place in their lives where they are unable to remain in their current living situation without some changes, then it’s time to consider other options. Everything from adult day services, a personal care home, an assisted living residence, or a nursing home to home care, home-delivered meals, or moving in with a relative are possibilities. Caring for the Caregiver In her book The Complete Eldercare Planner, Joy Loverde devotes an entire chapter to caregivers, with a focus on taking care of the caregiver. “According to Children of Aging Parents, Inc., family members provide 80 percent of the care of aging relatives,” Loverde notes. “They do www.onlinepub.com

so without pay, often with little or no assistance, while coping with competing responsibilities of family, work, and personal interest.” Adult children frequently feel guilty, frustrated, powerless, and torn between caring for their parents and their responsibilities to the family they are raising. There is nothing unusual, mean-spirited, or bad about those feelings. It’s best to accept your feelings but be on the lookout for early warning signs of trouble, such as becoming aware of your persistent irritability, sleep problems, depression, anxiety, and temper flare-ups. Take a step back and prioritize tasks. Don’t feel like everything must be done today. Take breaks. Give yourself a daily change of scene. It’s not uncommon for a caregiver (usually a woman) to spend nearly 18 hours a week caring for an aging parent. “Scheduled family meetings and telephone conversations between every member of the family is a practical way to address eldercare issues and delegate responsibilities evenly,” Loverde says. She also believes that the amount of help we receive from other siblings is directly related to the help we ask for. “Be specific about the kind of help you expect from family members. Don’t beat around the bush. Say, ‘I need your help and this is what I need …,” says Loverde. 11


Continuing Care (CCRC) Bethany Village 325 Wesley Drive Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 766-0279 www.BethanyVillage.org See our ad on this page

Bethany Village is a nationally accredited, not-for-profit retirement community for people 55 and better. Numerous residential living options are available, ranging from charming, one-bedroom apartments to estate homes. Residents enjoy the convenience of having on-site amenities, such as a fitness center with an indoor pool and whirlpool, restaurant, cafĂŠ, miniature golf course, library, bank, pharmacy, beauty/barber shop, and so much more!

ALR, ALZ, APT, CCRC, RET/IND, RSP, SNF, SUB, WSS, *** 2 calvary homes 502 Elizabeth Drive Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 393-0711 www.calvaryhomes.org

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Calvary Homes is a Christian, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community. Our beautiful suburban campus features residential living (cottages and apartments), personal care with memory care, and skilled nursing with therapy services (Medicaid approved). We offer amenities and activities for those seeking a unique, faith-based, and friendly retirement setting. Contact us for more information.

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Continuing Care (CCRC) HOMELAND CENTER 1901 North Fifth Street Harrisburg, PA 17102 (717) 221-7902 www.homelandcenter.org See our ad on page 38

A CCRC, Homeland Center is a place of beauty and caring. Chartered in 1867, Homeland is the area’s oldest healthcare provider. Personal care suites combine the charm of past eras with contemporary convenience. Skilled nursing, hospice, and rehabilitation are available, as are short-term rehab and specialized dementia care. Residents and their families enjoy the beauty of numerous secure, private courtyards. A full complement of highly competent clinical staff meets residents’ medical LeadingAge & LeadingAge PA Member and social needs. Spiritual care is provided by local volunteer clergy, priests, and rabbis. ALZ, CCRC, HOS, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, RSP, SNF, SSA, WSS, *** 13 HOMESTEAD VILLAGE enhanced senior living 1800 Marietta Avenue P.O. Box 3227 Lancaster, PA 17604-3227 (717) 363-8682 www.homesteadvillage.org CARF-CCAC Accredited ALZ, APT, CCRC, HOME, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, SNF, SSA, SUB, WSS, *** 14

Homestead Village offers apartments, cottages, and villas with the security of personal care and 24-hour skilled nursing, as well as home care services. Services and amenities, including a fitness center and therapy pool, allow residents to enjoy retirement living to its fullest. Homestead Village is an accredited, not-for-profit, non-denominational CCRC located minutes from downtown Lancaster. For more information, visit www.homesteadvillage.org.

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Continuing Care (CCRC) the Campus of the Jewish Home 4000 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17112 (717) 657-0700 www.jewishhomeharrisburg.org See our ad on page 13

The Campus of the Jewish Home welcomes people of all faiths. We provide a continuum of services including independent living, personal care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation. In addition, we offer care for mild-to-moderate cognitive impairment in a safe, secured, and quiet unit. Visit jewishhomeharrisburg.org for more information.

ALZ, APT, CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, SNF, SUB, *** 15 messiah lifeways 100 Mt. Allen Drive Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 591-7225 www.MessiahLifeways.org

AAC, ADC, ALZ, APT, CCRC, HOME, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, RSP, SNF, SSA, SUB, WSS, *** 17 Spiritrust lutheran, the village at gettysburg 1075 Old Harrisburg Road Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-4443 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on facing page

Providing a network of options for people 55+ in South-Central PA, including: life coaching; enrichment — lifelong learning, wellness, and senior centers; community support services — home care, adult day, and age-in-place options through Connections, shortterm rehab stays, and respite; and resident communities — Messiah Village and Mount Joy Country Homes. Contact the Messiah Lifeways coach to learn more! The Village at Gettysburg, one of SpiriTrust Lutheran’s six retirement communities, provides maintenance-free living options, including cottages, apartments, personal care, skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation services in a historic setting. Walking paths, fitness room, library, social programs, hair salon, and gardening area are a few of the amenities available. Enjoy the faith-based, not-forprofit difference and make living in historic Gettysburg part of your history.

APT, CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RSP, SNF, SSA, *** 28 Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive 750 Kelly Drive York, PA 17404 (717) 854-5010 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on facing page

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The Village at Kelly Drive, one of SpiriTrust Lutheran’s six retirement communities, provides maintenance-free living options, including cottages, apartments, and personal care. Classic brick ranch homes, personalized with your selections from our new Decorator Dollar Program, are situated in a park-like setting of mature trees and benches. Enjoy the faith-based, not-for-profit difference and convenience of a great York location. Call today to schedule a personal tour or to attend our monthly open house or seminar.

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Continuing Care (CCRC) Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge 2998 Luther Drive Chambersburg, PA 17202 (717) 261-1251 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on page 15

The Village at Luther Ridge, one of SpiriTrust Lutheran’s six retirement communities, provides maintenance-free living in several cottage floor plans and assistive living services in the personal care residence. Our on-site home care office is ready to offer you support and care in the comfort of your very own home. Luther Ridge’s location offers a pastoral setting at the base of South Mountain with stunning seasonal views, yet is within a few miles of Interstate 81. Skilled care center opening in 2018.

CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RSP, SSA 30 Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury 800 Bollinger Drive Shrewsbury, PA 17361 (717) 235-5737 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on page 15

Part of SpiriTrust Lutheran’s family of senior living communities, The Village at Shrewsbury is one of the area’s best-kept secrets around. Set within walking distance of the town library, YMCA, post office, drugstore, convenience store, and even a doctor’s office, residents are afforded the frequent opportunity to engage in the greater community at large. Should healthcare needs arise, personal care suites and a skilled nursing center with rehabilitation services are also located on campus.

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Continuing Care (CCRC) Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive 1802 Folkemer Circle York, PA 17404 (717) 767-0579 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on page 15

The Village at Sprenkle Drive, with its contemporary, open cottage floor plans, is conveniently located in York, close to the area’s “big-city” offerings and cultural attractions. Assisted living, memory support care, skilled nursing, maintenance services, café, and restaurant provide peace of mind and convenient living. And as one of SpiriTrust Lutheran’s six retirement communities, you can count on our heritage of providing exceptional senior living. Call today to schedule a personal tour.

ALR, ALZ, APT, CCRC, RET/IND, RSP, SNF, SSA, *** 32 Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace 2100 Utz Terrace Hanover, PA 17331 (717) 637-0633 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on page 15

At the Village at Utz Terrace, the newest of SpiriTrust Lutheran’s six retirement communities, you can enjoy all the perks of a new home plus maintenance-free living without having to worry about future healthcare, as personal care, skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation services are also on campus. Walking paths, fitness room, library, social programs, hair salon, café, dining room, and a dog park are a few of the amenities available. Enjoy the faith-based, not-for-profit difference!

APT, CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RSP, SNF, SSA, *** 33 willow valley communities 600 Willow Valley Square Lancaster, PA 17602 (800) 770-5445 www.willowvalleycommunities.org See our ad on page 28

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For over 30 years, Willow Valley has been devoted to helping seniors pursue exceptional lives. Our mission is simple: to inspire each person to embrace the possibilities of a Life Lived Forward. We offer innovative programming and the security of Lifecare, which provides long-term care at no additional cost. Located in Lancaster, Pa., on two meticulously maintained campuses, residents from nearly 40 states call ALZ, APT, CCRC, HOME, HOS, PCH, Willow Valley home. RET/IND, RHB, RSP, SNF 37

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Simplifying Your Move By Mark Brandenburger Moving at any age is challenging. For those who have lived in their homes for numerous years, it can be daunting or even paralyzing. Planning ahead will simplify the process, expedite your move, and relieve your stress. Downsizing Tips: Set aside a specific time each week. Four hours is optimal. Choose one area each time to create a disciplined approach. Assemble everything ahead of time: sticky notes, space organizers, garbage bags, boxes, price tags, and markers. Eliminate distractions and stay focused. Don’t move from one area to the next. Make unemotional decisions and push yourself to get as much done as possible. After completing your mission each week, step back, take a photo, and admire your new space! Preparing for the move: Once downsizing is completed, create a “moving binder” to keep on your 18

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What Boomers Are Looking for in Retirement Living By Katie Markey McLaughlin If you’re in the market for a retirement community, you’ve probably already noticed that your options are greater—and more modern—than ever before. With the baby boomer generation reaching retirement age, they now represent one of the largest demographics in the housing market. In turn, one-size-fits-all institutions are quickly being replaced by communities offering residents maximum choice. Housing Options & Home Features Recent research shows that institutional senior living is declining in this country. Traditional nursing homes are being replaced by a plethora of housing options that run the gamut from independent to assisted living. Active adult communities—which are often age-restricted but do not offer direct medical care or staff—are 20

becoming increasingly popular due to their extensive amenities and resortlike settings. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are also thriving, as they offer an independentliving lifestyle but greater levels of healthcare services as needed. Various styles of housing are also available. While some baby boomers might be interested in a single-family home, others might prefer a townhome or apartment-style living. In general, residents today are looking for more square footage than was desired previously. Baby boomers are also expressing a greater interest in more modern, open floor plans featuring a lot of natural light and connections to the outdoors, be it through larger windows, larger porches and patios, or both. Community Spaces Now more than ever before, the 50plus Living 2017


social scene is as important as the home when it comes to choosing a retirement-living situation. As such, many retirement communities are now offering plenty of communal space where residents can socialize, get to know one another, and attend events together. Communities are investing in more large gathering spaces, too—for meetings, lectures, concerts, and more. Retirement communities are now breaking down a larger campus setting into smaller groups of households— sometimes called neighborhoods—to encourage social connection within a smaller cluster. Their buildings also include more semi-public spaces, open only to those who live in the neighborhood and their visitors, again to foster a greater sense of community. Dining When it comes to dining, choice and flexibility are of utmost importance. While many communities continue to offer a formal, sit-down dining option, it’s now likely to be complemented by casual dining venues as well—bistros, coffee shops, and delis. Similarly, food options are expanding to accommodate boomers’ more varied tastes. Cuisine from

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around the globe is often offered side by side with traditional meat-andpotatoes meals. Directors of dining and nutritional services at most communities understand the new eating patterns of their guests, and there is more consciousness of people who are vegan or vegetarian or have a gluten-free restriction. Wellness The average age for moving into a retirement community is dropping, meaning residents are more independent—and active—than ever. To accommodate residents’ desire to stay physically active, communities are offering onsite, indoor fitness facilities and swimming pools, plus outdoor options like tennis courts and walking paths. Boomers can expect greater options when it comes to mental wellness as well, including onsite courses or lectures targeted to their specific interests. Over the past decade or so, retirees have started looking for places where they want to live, as opposed to places they feel like they have to live. Boomer and senior housing has been changing and expanding to create fewer cookiecutter living options and more one-ofa-kind retirement experiences. 21


Map Legend 1. American House Apartments – CCHRA

19. Mountain View Apartments – CCHRA

2. Bethany Village

20. Nissly Chocolate Factory Apartments – Community Basics, Inc.

3. Calvary Homes 4. Chestnut Commons – CCHRA 5. Colonial Lodge Community 6. The Crossings at West Shore 7. East Gate Apartments – CCHRA 8. Enola Commons – CCHRA 9. Heritage Run 10. The Highlands at Wyomissing

21. One West Penn Apartments – CCHRA 22. Park Avenue Apartments – Community Basics, Inc. 23. Pleasant Acres Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 24. Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital 25. Reading Health System

11. Historic Iroquois Hotel Senior Apartments – CCHRA

26. Roth’s Farm Village

12. Historic Molly Pitcher Apartments – CCHRA

27. Roundhouse View Apartments – CCHRA

13. Homeland Center

28. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg

14. Homestead Village Enhanced Senior Living 15. The Campus of the Jewish Home 16. Marietta Senior Apartments – Community Basics, Inc.

29. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive 30. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge

17. Messiah Lifeways

31. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury

18. Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

32. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive

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36. WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital

34. Two West Penn Apartments – CCHRA

37. Willow Valley Communities

35. Valley Ridge Apartments – CCHRA

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Retirement Communities Colonial Lodge community 2015 North Reading Road Denver, PA 17517 (717) 336-5501 www.coloniallodgepa.com See our ad on this page

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the crossings at west shore 1910 Technology Parkway 2000 Technology Parkway (sales office) Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 (717) 402-1200 www.thecrossingsatwestshore.com

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Independent living at Colonial Lodge includes a safe environment with a 24-hour emergency response system and worry-free senior housing, including cable TV and local phone, access to dining rooms, and a beauty/barbershop on premises. Optional meals and housekeeping/laundry services available. To find out more about our comfortable living choices—where individual differences are valued—arrange for a tour today. The Crossings at West Shore is designed to put you in control of your future, knowing that the finest care is available to you – all on one private campus. The continuum of care at West Shore includes independent living, personal care, and Harmony Square, the secure memory care neighborhood of our community.

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Sylvia says: Home is where the heart is. – Sylvia Frank, Resident at Colonial Lodge Community

• Independent Living • Personal Care • Medication Monitoring • Assistance with ADLs

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All in a peaceful country setting at the PA Turnpike Interchange 286, Rt. 272

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Retirement Communities Heritage Run 2320 Oak Street Lebanon, PA 17042 (717) 272-4332 home@heritagerun.net www.heritagerun.net See our ad on this page

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Heritage Run, a 55+ independent living community, offers the comfort and freedom to enjoy life without the exterior maintenance. Our low monthly fee includes lawn and landscape care, snow removal, and garbage removal. Great Lebanon County location close to shopping, golf, and all the attractions of Hershey and Lancaster. Come home to Heritage Run! 9

the highlands at wyomissing The Highlands offers 2000 Cambridge Avenue residential apartments Wyomissing, PA 19610 and villas. Our residents (610) 775-2300 enjoy amenities such as a info@thehighlands.org fitness center, heated indoor swimming pool, computer center, library, art studio, www.thehighlands.org billiards room, woodworking shop, and a putting green. Services include three dining venues, social events, housekeeping, on-site bank, transportation, and educational enrichment opportunities. Residents also enjoy the added security of lifecare with our on-site ALZ, APT, CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, RSP, SNF, WSS, ** 10 healthcare.

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Retirement Communities roth’s farm village P.O. Box 262, 1396 Chami Drive Spring Grove, PA 17362 (717) 225-6570 info@rothsfarmvillage.com www.rothsfarmvillage.com See our ad on page 9

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Roth’s Farm Village age 50-plus condominium community offers a peaceful, low-maintenance lifestyle for those who want to leave behind the maintenance of a home but who still want to maintain their independence! The low association fee covers all exterior and common-area maintenance. The community offers a choice of one-story plans with an array of options to choose from. 26

willow valley communities 600 Willow Valley Square Lancaster, PA 17602 (800) 770-5445 www.willowvalleycommunities.org See our ad on this page

For over 30 years, Willow Valley has been devoted to helping seniors pursue exceptional lives. Our mission is simple: to inspire each person to embrace the possibilities of a Life Lived Forward. We offer innovative programming and the security of Lifecare, which provides long-term care at no additional cost. Located in Lancaster, Pa., on two meticulously maintained campuses, residents from nearly 40 states call ALZ, APT, CCRC, HOME, HOS, PCH, Willow Valley home. RET/IND, RHB, RSP, SNF 37

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Personal Care Homes Colonial Lodge community 2015 North Reading Road Denver, PA 17517 (717) 336-5501 www.coloniallodgepa.com See our ad on page 26

APT, PCH, RET/IND, NP

For more than 20 years, Colonial Lodge has considered it a privilege to provide for the people in our community. Residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible; however, medication monitoring, laundry, housekeeping, meals, and help with bathing and dressing are what we do every day while also meeting the social and psychological needs of each resident. VA-approved facility. 5

HOMESTEAD VILLAGE enhanced senior living 1800 Marietta Avenue P.O. Box 3227 Lancaster, PA 17604-3227 (717) 363-8682 www.homesteadvillage.org CARF-CCAC Accredited ALZ, APT, CCRC, HOME, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, SNF, SSA, SUB, WSS, *** 14

Personal care services at Homestead Village are provided for those needing assistance with medications, bathing, dressing, and meals. A variety of units are available, as well as memory support. We have a full range of services and amenities, including 24-hour skilled nursing care. Homestead Village is an accredited, not-for-profit, non-denominational CCRC located minutes from downtown Lancaster. For more information, visit homesteadvillage.org.

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Nursing/Rehab HOMESTEAD VILLAGE enhanced senior living 1800 Marietta Avenue P.O. Box 3227 Lancaster, PA 17604-3227 (717) 363-8682 www.homesteadvillage.org CARF-CCAC Accredited ALZ, APT, CCRC, HOME, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, SNF, SSA, SUB, WSS, *** 14 the Campus of the Jewish Home 4000 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17112 (717) 657-0700 www.jewishhomeharrisburg.org See our ad on page 13

ALZ, CCRC, SNF, SUB, ***

On the Campus of the Jewish Home, you will find people of all faiths taking advantage of our excellent reputation for skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. Residents with mild-to-moderate cognitive impairment live in their own safe, secured, quiet environment. Our residents enjoy recreational programs, scheduled transportation, and delicious cuisine. Visit jewishhomeharrisburg.org for more information. 15

misericordia nursing & rehabilitation center 998 South Russell Street York, PA 17402 (717) 755-1964 www.mn-rc.org See our ad on facing page

ALZ, HOS, RHB, RSP, SNF, SSA, ***

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pleasant acres nursing & rehabilitation center 118 Pleasant Acres Road York, PA 17402 (717) 840-7100

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The Apostles Center for Care at Homestead Village consists of three households, each with a kitchen, dining room, and living room. One household is for skilled care memory support. Our professional staff offers medical services and rehabilitation programs. Homestead Village is an accredited, not-for-profit, non-denominational CCRC located just minutes from downtown Lancaster. For more information, visit www.homesteadvillage.org.

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Dedicated to serving our residents with a heart of mercy by providing kind, patient, and compassionate care, we continue to enjoy the distinction of being the only 5-star rated nursing home in York. Our small size (50 beds), high ratio of staff to residents, and nurturing environment provide the ideal second home for our residents during this phase of their lives. At Pleasant Acres Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, caring about your loved one is as important as caring for them. Our dually certified Medicare and Medicaid skilled nursing facility provides short-term rehab and long-term care. Our services include a secure dementia unit, rehabilitation therapy, ventilator unit with dedicated respiratory therapists, and an on-site pharmacy. The Elm Spring Residence offers independent living efficiency apartments for seniors.

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Nursing/Rehab reading health rehabilitation hospital 2802 Papermill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610 (484) 628-2388 www.readinghealth.org/rehab See our ad on page 2

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Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital’s specialized team of rehab physicians, clinicians, nurses, and therapists utilizes the latest technology and advanced therapies, while providing an unparalleled level of care and support. It is the only rehabilitation facility in the area certified by both the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

AAC – Active Adult Community (Age Restricted); ACF – Acute Care Facility; ADC – Adult Day Center ALR – Assisted Living Residence/Unit; ALZ – Alzheimer’s and Dementia-Related Diagnoses; APT – Apartments; CCRC – Continuing Care Retirement Community; HOME – Home Care Services HOS – Hospice Care; PCH – Personal Care Home/Unit; RET/IND – Retirement/ Independent Living RHB – Rehabilitation Unit; RSP – Respite Care; SNF – Skilled Nursing Facility; SSA – Supportive Services Available; SUB – Sub-Acute Care; WSS – Wandering Security System; * – Medicaid Facility; ** – Medicare Facility; *** – Medicaid and Medicare Facility; NP – Non-Participating in Medicaid or Medicare

A LEGACY OF CARING Misericordia enjoys the distinction of being the only 5-star rated nursing home in York.

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Acute Care Services Acute Care Facilities Opened in 2012, WellSpan Surgery & WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital reading health system 55 Monument Sixth AvenueRoad and Spruce Street York, PA 17403 PA 19611 West Reading, (484) 628-4357 (717) 812-6100 help@readinghealth.org WellSpan.org/WSRH www.readinghealth.org See the WellSpan ad in this issue See our ad on page 2 ACF

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Prepared. For the journey that is life. At WellSpan Health, we don’t just treat problems, we help people reach their health goals. And whether yours leads you to a primary care physician, an advanced specialist or even a simple walk-in visit, we partner with you to learn what’s important to you, and create a care plan to help you get healthy, stay healthy and reach your goals. WellSpan Health and you. Together, let’s make your life’s journey as healthy as it can be.

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This is How You Feed Your Brain By Suzy Cohen The biggest fear that older people face is Alzheimer’s disease, where memory and cognition begin to fade. There are foods, spices, and herbs in your own kitchen that can go a long way to preserving cognitive function, stabilizing mood, and lowering levels of anxiety. Here is how you can feed your brain: Put hemp seeds in your salad. Hulled hemp seeds put healthy fats into your body and offset the bad fats typical of an American diet. Hemp seeds have practically no THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. They have a perfect 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. Put a tablespoon (daily) on your salad, scrambled eggs, or roasted vegetables. Sprinkle my recipe for Brainpower Season Salt. Mix together the following six seasonings in equal amounts and put into an empty salt shaker. Sprinkle as desired: rosemary, powdered gotu kola (get from an apothecary), Himalayan salt, onion powder, powdered garlic (not garlic salt), and powdered turmeric. Eat mushrooms. I’m not talking portobellos; I’m referring to lion’s mane, which gives us the active ingredient of Hericium erinaceus.  Lion’s mane, a neurotrophic, is sold as a dietary supplement and is known for its potent neuroregenerative 34

powers. I buy the real mushrooms in the fresh-produce section and butter sauté them with Brussels sprouts and garlic. Drink juice. We all think of antioxidants as a dietary supplement, like vitamin C, for example. Citrus juice is a great source of natural vitamin C, so a few ounces of orange juice would provide natural C, which helps you make dopamine, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters that a healthy brain requires. Eat foliage. By foliage, I mean salads and greens to give you folate, the natural form of the synthetic vitamin folic acid. Leafy greens like kale, spinach, broccoli, Swiss chard, and lettuce have a lot of folate. Greens also provide powerful antioxidants, so eat something green every day. I recommend you cook cruciferous vegetables in order to reduce goitrogens. Obviously, you don’t cook the lettuce. Say yes when they offer black pepper. The servers will often ask if you want black pepper on your salad at restaurants. Say yes next time because piperine, the primary component of black pepper, slows the breakdown of serotonin and raises other feel-good endorphins. Studies are ongoing for black pepper’s role in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.  This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat your disease. For more information about the author, visit SuzyCohen.com

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Asbury Home Services offers quality, affordable, licensed home care and brings supportive services right to your door. Our experienced and trained staff will provide a customized package of personal care, companionship, and transportation services to fit your needs. Care is given with the respect and dignity seniors deserve while maximizing their independence.

HOME by your side home care 218 West Main Street Leola, PA 17540 (717) 394-5111 ­– Lancaster (717) 600-8600 ­– York info@ByYourSideCare.com www.ByYourSideCare.com

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Since 1994, By Your Side Homecare has referred quality caregivers for personalized, nonmedical homecare services to thousands of Lancaster and York county families at affordable rates. By Your Side also receives high client-satisfaction ratings. Services include bathing, dressing, ambulation assistance, medication reminders, and more. Caregiver services can be scheduled on an hourly, overnight, or live-in basis. Serving Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties, WellSpan VNA Home Care provides home healthcare services such as skilled nursing care, home health aides, therapists (PT, OT, and speech), IV therapy, wound and ostomy care, phlebotomy services, social services, nutrition counseling, patient education, and more. All services are provided in the comfort and privacy of your home.

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How to Create a Safe ‘Aging-in-Place’ Home By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are thinking about making some modifications to our home so we can remain living there for as long as possible. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us with aging-inplace ideas? – Staying Put Dear Staying, Many retirees, like you and your husband, want to stay living in their own house for as long as possible. But being able to do so will depend on how easy it is to maneuver your home as you get older. Here are some helpful resources you can check out to get an idea of the different types of features and improvements you can make that will make your house safer and more convenient as you grow older.   Home Evaluation A good first step in making your 36

home more age friendly is to do an assessment. Go through your house, room by room, looking for problem areas like potential tripping or slipping hazards, as well as areas that are hard to access and difficult to maintain. To help with this, there are several organizations that have aging-in-place checklists that point out potential problems in each area of the home, along with modification and solutions. Rebuild Together, for example, has a two-page “Safe at Home Checklist” that’s created in partnership with the Administration on Aging and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Go to www.aota.org and search for “Rebuilding Together Safe at Home Checklist.”  The National Association of Home Builders also has an “Agingin-Place Remodeling Checklist” that offers more than 100 suggestions 50plus Living 2017


that can help homeowners age 50plus live safely, independently, and comfortably. Go to www.nahb.org and search for “Aging in Place Remodeling Checklist.”  Also check out AARP’s excellent resource called the “HomeFit Guide” that’s filled with 28 pages of tips and diagrams to make your entire home safe and easier to live in as you age. You can access it at www.aarp. org—search for “HomeFit,” or call (888) 687-2277 and ask them to mail you a free copy.    Personalized Advice If you want more personalized help, consider getting a professional inhome assessment with an occupational therapist.  An occupational therapist, or OT, can evaluate the challenges and shortcomings of your home for aging in place, recommend design and modification solutions, and introduce you to products and services to help you make improvements.  To find an OT in your area, check with your physician, health insurance

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provider, or local hospital, or seek recommendations from family and friends. Many health insurance providers, including Medicare, will pay for a home assessment by an OT if prescribed by your doctor. However, they will not cover the physical upgrades to the home. Another option is to contact a builder who’s a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). CAPS are home remodelers and design-build professionals that are knowledgeable about aging-in-place home modifications and can suggest ways to modify or remodel your home that will fit your needs and budget. CAPS are generally paid by the hour or receive a flat fee per visit or project. To find a CAPS in your area, visit the National Association of Home Builders website (www. nahb.org/capsdirectory), where you can search by state and city. Jim Miller is a regular contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior Book. www.savvysenior.org

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Hospice HOMELAND HOSPICE 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115 Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 221-7890 www.homelandhospice.org See our ad on this page

ALZ, HOS, SSA, *** reading health system Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street West Reading, PA 19611 (484) 628-8000 help@readinghealth.org www.readinghealth.org See our ad on page 2

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Homeland Hospice, a service of Homeland Center, provides the highest level of quality care, dignity, and support at the end stages of life through a full complement of services addressing the whole person physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We use a team approach with highly trained, compassionate, and caring people to serve our patients and families. We work closely with loved ones serving as educator, resource, and support in any way possible. Providing hospice care, home care, and home health in 13 counties in SouthCentral Pennsylvania. Palliative medicine is for patients facing a serious medical issue. Our team sees patients during their illness and includes specially trained doctors, nurses, and staff who keep patients as comfortable as possible while providing support to family. Services include treatment to relieve pain, emotional and spiritual support, planning for care after a hospital stay, and help with treatment choices and decisions.

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Directory of Services Area Agencies on Aging Adams (717) 334-9296 www.acofa.org Berks (610) 478-6500 www.co.berks.pa.us/aging

Pennsylvania (717) 783-1550 www.aging.state.pa.us Perry (717) 582-5128 www.perryco.org

Chester (610) 344-6350 www.chesco.org/aging

York (717) 771-9610 (800) 632-9073 www.ycaaa.org

Cumberland (717) 240-6110 (888) 697-0371, ext. 6110 www.ccpa.net/aging

Emergency Numbers Crisis Intervention Unit (717) 394-2631

Dauphin (717) 780-6130 (800) 328-0058 www.dauphincounty.org

Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222 www.chop.edu/service/ poison-control-center

Franklin (717) 263-2153 www.co.franklin.pa.us

Health and Medical Services Alzheimer’s Association (717) 651-5020 www.alz.org/pa

Lancaster (717) 299-7979 (800) 801-3070 www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco_aging

American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345 www.cancer.org

Lebanon (717) 273-9262 www.lebcounty.org Montgomery (610) 278-3601 www.montcopa.org/mcaas

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Directory of Services American Lung Association (800) 586-4872 www.lunginfo.org American Parkinson’s Disease Association (800) 223-2732 www.apdaparkinson.org American Urological Association Foundation (800) 828-7866 www.urologyhealth.org Arthritis Foundation (800) 283-7800 donor_relations@arthritis.org Deaf and Hard of Hearing (717) 783-4912 (V/TTY) www.dli.state.pa.us/odhh National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (800) 352-9424 www.ninds.nih.gov National Osteoporosis Foundation (800) 223-9994 www.nof.org Pennsylvania Department of Health (877) 724-3258 www.health.state.pa.us Hospitals Carlisle Regional Medical Center (717) 249-1212 www.carlislermc.com

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Chambersburg Hospital Summit Health (717) 267-3000 www.summithealth.org Chester County Hospital Penn Medicine (610) 431-5000 www.cchosp.com Hanover Hospital (800) 673-2426 www.hanoverhospital.org Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center (717) 625-5000 www.heartoflancaster.com Holy Spirit Hospital A Geisinger Affiliate (717) 763-2100 www.hsh.org Jennersville Regional Hospital (610) 869-1000 www.jennersville.com Lancaster General Health Suburban Outpatient Pavilion Penn Medicine (717) 544-3000 www.lghealth.org Lancaster General Health Women & Babies Hospital Penn Medicine (717) 544-3700 www.lghealth.org

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Directory of Services Lancaster General Hospital Penn Medicine (717) 544-5511 www.lghealth.org

Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (610) 327-7000 www.pottstownmemorial.com

Lancaster Regional Medical Center (717) 291-8211 www.lancasterregional.com

Reading Health System (610) 988-8000 www.readinghospital.org

Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital Penn Medicine (717) 406-3000

Penn State Health St. Joseph (Reading) (610) 378-2000 www.thefutureofhealthcare.org

Lebanon VA Medical Center (717) 272-6621 (800) 409-8771 www.va.gov LifeCare Hospitals of Mechanicsburg (717) 697-7706 www.lifecare-hospitals.com Memorial Hospital (717) 843-8623 www.mhyork.org Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (717) 531-8521 (866) 204-0035 www.pennstatehershey.org PinnacleHealth (Systems Center) (717) 782-3131 www.pinnaclehealth.org

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WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital (717) 733-0311 www.ephratahospital.org WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital (717) 334-2121 www.wellspan.org WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital (717) 270-7500 www.gshleb.org WellSpan York Hospital (717) 851-2345 www.wellspan.org Meals on Wheels Call your local Area Agency on Aging for information.

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Directory of Services Pharmacy BenefitsCheckUp www.benefitscheckup.org

Latino Affairs (717) 599-0701 www.gacla.state.pa.us

Drug Discount Card Line (215) 625-9609 www.padrugcard.com

Medicare Inquiry (Part B) (800) 633-4227

PACE (800) 225-7223 https://pacecares.magellanhealth.com RxAssist info@rxassist.org www.rxassist.org Senior Centers For a complete listing of senior centers in your area, call your local Area Agency on Aging. Services AARP (888) 687-2277 www.aarp.org Apprise – Health Insurance Assistance (800) 783-7067 www.sswp.org Elderly Lawyer Referral (800) 801-3070 www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco_aging Internal Revenue (800) 829-1040 www.irs.gov

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Medicare Rights (800) 333-4114 www.medicarerights.org Medicare Telephone Hotline (800) 633-4227 www.medicare.gov National Institute on Aging Information Center (800) 222-2225 www.nia.nih.gov Office of Minority Health Resource Center (800) 444-6472 www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (800) 692-7462 www.dpw.state.pa.us Social Security Administration (Medicare) (800) 772-1213 www.socialsecurity.gov Toll-Free Numbers Bureau of Consumer Protection (800) 441-2555 www.attorneygeneral.gov

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Directory of Services Consumer Advocate (800) 684-6560 www.oca.state.pa.us General Services Department (717) 787-3197 www.dgs.state.pa.us National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare (800) 998-0180 www.ncpssm.org

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (717) 787-2838 www.dot.state.pa.us Perry County Transit Authority (717) 567-2490 Pottstown Transit (610) 326-5413

National Council on Aging (800) 424-9046 www.ncoa.org

rabbittransit Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Northumberland, and York counties (717) 846-7433 (800) 632-9063 www.rabbittransit.org

Organ Donor Hotline (800) 355-7427 Veterans Affairs (800) 827-1000 www.va.gov Transportation Berks Area Transit Authority (BARTA) (610) 921-0601 www.bartabus.com Capital Area Transit (CAT) (717) 238-8304 www.cattransit.com

County of Lebanon Transit Authority (COLT) (717) 274-3664 www.coltbus.org

Red Rose Transit Authority (800) 892-1122 www.redrosetransit.com Rover Community Transportation (484) 696-3854 www.riderover.com

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Please have these companies send information to me: Active Adult Communities o Heritage Run............................................................. 9 o Roth’s Farm Village..................................................... 9

Acute Care Facilities o Reading Health System.............................................32 o WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital.............32

Continuing Care (CCRCs) o Bethany Village.........................................................12 o Calvary Homes..........................................................12 o Homeland Center......................................................13 o Homestead Village Enhanced Senior Living..............13 o The Campus of the Jewish Home..............................14 o Messiah Lifeways......................................................14 o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg..........14 o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive...........14 o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge........16 o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury.........16 o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive.....17 o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace...........17 o Willow Valley Communities......................................17

Dementia/Alzheimer’s o Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center...........33

Home Care Services o Affilia Home Health..................................................35 o Asbury Home Services..............................................35

o By Your Side Home Care............................................35 o WellSpan VNA Home Care.........................................35

Hospice Care o Homeland Hospice....................................................38 o Reading Health System.............................................38

Nursing/Rehab Facilities o Homestead Village Enhanced Senior Living..............30 o The Campus of the Jewish Home..............................30 o Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center...........30 o Pleasant Acres Nursing & Rehabilitation Center........30 o Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital....................31

Personal Care Homes o Colonial Lodge Community.......................................29 o Homestead Village Enhanced Senior Living..............29

Residential Communities o Community Basics..................................................... 8 o Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities................................................................. 8

Retirement Communities o Colonial Lodge Community.......................................26 o The Crossings at West Shore......................................26 o Heritage Run............................................................27 o The Highlands at Wyomissing...................................27 o Roth’s Farm Village....................................................28 o Willow Valley Communities......................................28


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Dauphin County 717.780.6130

Lebanon County 717.273.9262

Cumberland County 717.240.6110

Lancaster County 717.299.7979

York County 717.771.9610

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Index Active Adult Communities Heritage Run.......................................9, 27 Roth’s Farm Village...................................9 Acute Care Facilities Reading Health System...................2, 32 WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital..................... 32 Ancillary Services Armstrong Relocation & Companies... 19 Caregiver Solutions............................... 29 Holy Spirit Orthopaedic Surgery...Back Continuing Care (CCRCs) Bethany Village....................................... 12 Calvary Homes........................................ 12 Homeland Center............................13, 38 Homestead Village Enhanced Senior Living.................... 13 The Campus of the Jewish Home..................................13, 14 Messiah Lifeways................................... 14 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg..........14, 15 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive...........14, 15 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge.......15, 16 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury.........15, 16 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive...15, 17 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace..........15, 17 Willow Valley Communities.........17, 28 Dementia/Alzheimer’s Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center..................31, 33 46

Home Care Services Affilia Home Health...........................2, 35 Asbury Home Services......................... 35 By Your Side Home Care..................... 35 WellSpan VNA Home Care........... 32, 35 Hospice Care Homeland Hospice............................... 38 Reading Health System...................2, 38 Nursing/Rehab Facilities Homestead Village Enhanced Senior Living.................... 30 The Campus of the Jewish Home..................................13, 30 Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center................. 30, 31 Pleasant Acres Nursing & Rehabilitation Center........................ 30 Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital.................2, 31 Personal Care Homes Colonial Lodge Community........ 26, 29 Homestead Village Enhanced Senior Living.................... 29 Residential Communities Community Basics....................................8 Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities..............8 Retirement Communities Colonial Lodge Community............... 26 The Crossings at West Shore.............. 26 Heritage Run........................................... 27 The Highlands at Wyomissing........... 27 Roth’s Farm Village............................9, 28 Willow Valley Communities............... 28 50plus Living 2017


Active Adult Communities Care Codes AAC – Active Adult Community (Age Restricted)

RET/IND – Retirement/ Independent Living

ACF – Acute Care Facility

RHB – Rehabilitation Unit

ADC – Adult Day Center

RSP – Respite Care

ALR – Assisted Living Residence/Unit

SNF – Skilled Nursing Facility

ALZ – A  lzheimer’s and DementiaRelated Diagnoses

SSA – Supportive Services Available

APT – Apartments CCRC – C  ontinuing Care Retirement Community

SUB – Sub-Acute Care WSS – Wandering Security System * – Medicaid Facility

HOME – Home Care Services

** – Medicare Facility

HOS – Hospice Care

*** – Medicaid and Medicare Facility

PCH – Personal Care Home/Unit

NP – Non-Participating in Medicaid or Medicare

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