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With six conveniently located communities, you’ll find one close to your ideal retirement.

At the heart and soul of each SpiriTrust Lutheran® community, we remain steadfast in our commitment to quality homes and services designed to meet your needs for an active lifestyle now and for years to come. Come discover a beautiful home, a great retirement lifestyle and secure your plan for the future at an amazing value!

The Village at Gettysburg, Gettysburg The Village at Kelly Drive, York The Village at Luther Ridge, Chambersburg

The Village at Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury The Village at Sprenkle Drive, York The Village at Utz Terrace, Hanover

Residential Living • Assisted Living • Memory Support Care Personal Care • Skilled Care • Short-term Rehabilitation

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Introduction & Contents “Accepting help is its own kind of strength.” – Kiera Cass, American author Welcome to the 2018 edition of 50plus Living, our annual guide to housing and care options in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. The communities, services, programs, and facilities in this guide are designed with help in mind: to help you maintain or achieve your best life. That may mean acquiring home care services to stay in your current home, downsizing to a more manageable house or apartment, or, if you’re a caregiver, using adult daycare services to help you balance the care of your loved one. When a transition in living arrangements becomes necessary for you or a loved one, this publication is a useful aid in determining which options make the most sense for your family. We are fortunate to have abundant housing/living accommodations, healthcare, and resources in our region. The 22nd edition of 50plus Living — available both in print and online at www.onlinepub. com — 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. Many of us feel hardwired to handle our changing living and care needs on our own — but through 50plus Living, we encourage you to seek out, accept, and find strength in the range of help available in your community. Regards, Donna K. Anderson President, On-Line Publishers www.onlinepub.com

Active Adult Communities Page 9 Antiques and Alzheimer’s Memory Care Pages 32–34 Care Codes Pages 15, 28, 31, 38, 47 Check-In Services that Can Help Seniors Stay Put Pages 18–19 CCRCs/Life Plan Communities Pages 12–17 Directory of Services Pages 39–43 Home Care Services Page 35 Hospice Page 38 How to Pick a Medical Alert System Pages 36–37 How to Use This Guide Pages 4, 23 Index Page 46 Is it Medicare or Medicaid? Pages 26, 38 Legend and Map Pages 22–25 Nursing/Rehab Page 31 Patient Advocates Lead Clients through Modern Healthcare Maze Pages 20–21 Staying Connected is Good for Your Health Pages 10–11 Personal Care Homes Page 30 Reader Information Service Page 44 Residential Page 8 Retirement Communities Pages 27–28 Susquehanna/Delaware Valley Profile Pages 6–7 Types of Facilities, Care Options Pages 4–5

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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 15, 28, 31, 38, 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. Continuing Care Retirement Communities/Life Plan Communities To portray the “vibrant, forward-looking nature of the contemporary senior living community,� some continuing care retirement communities have chosen to use new terminology to describe themselves: life plan communities. A life plan community follows the definition of a CCRC set by The National Investment Center: Age-restricted properties that include a combination of independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing services (or independent living and skilled nursing) available to residents all on one campus. Resident

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payment plans vary and include entrance fee, condo/co-op, and rental programs. Retirement Communities are planned for those who are able to care for their 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 50plus Living 2018


healthcare, self-administering medication, and proper turning and positioning in a bed or chair. 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 www.onlinepub.com

of care under a physician. Some of the 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 2018


Susquehanna/Delaware Valley Profile 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 1,4,6,7,10,11,20,22,24,34,35

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. Some 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 Kindred Place 1 Kindred Place Annville, PA 17003 (717) 867-5572 4700 Oakhurst Boulevard Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 657-7900 www.ucc-homes.org See our ad on the back page AAC, APT, HOME, SSA

Kindred Place, a program of service sponsored by United Church of Christ Homes, offers comfortable living, financial flexibility, personalized support services, and security in your future. No entrance fee required. Onsite home health agency with no hourly minimum and low rates. You’ll discover welcoming neighbors in a nicely tucked-away location that’s close to metropolitan opportunities and where a unique type of caring supports your independent spirit. Call today for a private tour at a location near you! 14,15

messiah lifeways 100 Mt. Allen Drive Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 591-7225 www.MessiahLifeways.org

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Providing a network of options for people 55+ in South-Central PA, including: life coaching; enrichment — lifelong learning, wellness, and senior center; 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!

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Health Matters:

Staying Connected is Good for Your Health By Lisa M. Petsche Research has shown that healthy relationships help to maintain physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, not only enhancing quality of life, but also contributing to longevity. As people age, however, their social network typically diminishes, due to retirement, relocation, and relatives and friends moving away or passing on. Preoccupation with health issues or caring for an aging relative may also cause relationships to slide. All too easily, social isolation may result. This separation from others fosters loneliness and may precipitate depression. It is therefore particularly important during one’s mature years to nurture relationships — a vital source of pleasure, validation, and practical support — and, if need be, forge new ones. Here are some ideas for how to go about this. Get Busy Get out around people every day. To combat isolation, join a dinner club, fitness center, or bowling league. 10

Or head to an indoor mall that has a morning walking program. Sign up for an adult education course or lessons that interest you — for example, gourmet cooking, pottery, or tap dancing. Be sure to check out available programs at the local senior center or recreation center, as well as those offered by educational institutions. Learning something new will energize you and boost your self-confidence, and you might make new friends in the process. Get involved in your community. Volunteer for a neighborhood association, charitable or environmental cause, animal shelter, or political campaign. If you belong to a faith community, join the choir or a social club or volunteer for a committee. Attend school, workplace, and other types of reunions whenever an opportunity arises. Better yet, offer to help organize such an event. You might rekindle some old friendships. Reach Out Take the initiative and invite friends over. Don’t wait for them to call or drop in. Some ideas for activities: Try out a 50plus Living 2018


new recipe, watch a movie, work on a challenging jigsaw puzzle, or play card games or board games. Organize among your friends a weekly coffee time (at a centrally located coffee shop or rotating in participants’ homes) or a monthly lunch or dinner date (for example, the first Friday of every month). This ensures you get together regularly and gives you something to look forward to. Keep in touch with out-of-area loved ones though phone calls, letters, email, or text messages. If it’s hard to get out or you’re shy, meet new people with similar interests through social networking sites aimed at seniors. Get to know neighbors. An evening stroll is one way to do this. You might begin a conversation, for example, by complimenting a neighbor on their home’s curb appeal or inquiring about a plant in their garden. Do nice things for others, especially those who are going through a difficult time. This takes your mind off your own situation, boosts your self-esteem, and strengthens relationships. If you are a caregiver or recently widowed, join a support group to connect with others who understand what you’re going through. Information on relevant groups can be obtained from the local community information service or Area Agency on Aging. If it’s hard to get out or you prefer www.onlinepub.com

anonymity, online message boards and discussion forums are some alternatives. Further Tips Get a cellphone so you don’t miss calls and can multitask if necessary while conversing. Be flexible when invitations, including last-minute ones, come your way. Don’t keep a rigid routine that limits your availability for socializing. Get a pet. Cats and dogs provide companionship and affection and give you a sense of purpose. A dog also ensures you’ll get out of the house. And while walking it, you might meet new friends. If you don’t have grandchildren or they live far away, find out from your local Area Agency on Aging if there’s an Adopt-a-Grandparent program that pairs youth with older adults for regular socializing. Cultivate some solitary pastimes — such as scrapbooking, woodworking, gardening, writing, or sketching. Hobbies not only enable you to enjoy your own company, but also give you something to talk about in social situations. If you live alone and don’t like it, consider taking in a boarder, sharing accommodations with a relative or friend, or moving to a senior living community. Lisa M. Petsche is a social worker and a freelance writer specializing in boomer and senior issues.

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CCRCs/Life Plan Communities 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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CCRCs/Life Plan Communities Ephrata Manor 99 Bethany Road Ephrata, PA 17522 (717) 738-4940 (717) 738-7478 – Fax www.ucc-homes.org See our ad on the back page

ALZ, APT, CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, SNF, SSA, WSS, *** 8

Ephrata Manor, a program of service sponsored by United Church of Christ Homes, provides a full range of services to meet the needs of most seniors, including independent living, personal care, and skilled nursing care with no entrance fees or life payments required. Our skilled nursing and rehabilitation center is Medicare/Medicaid certified. Honoring the uniqueness of each person, residents receive individualized care and attention based on specific needs, preferences, and interests. Come join our family at Ephrata Manor!

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

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, *** 12

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CCRCs/Life Plan Communities the Campus of the Jewish Home 4000 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17112 (717) 657-0700 www.jewishhomeharrisburg.org See our ad on this page

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, RHB, RSP, SNF, SUB, *** 13 The Lebanon Valley Home 550 East Main Street Annville, PA 17003 (717) 867-4467 (717) 867-7060 – Fax www.ucc-homes.org See our ad on the back page

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The Lebanon Valley Home, a program of service sponsored by United Church of Christ Homes, provides a full range of services to meet the needs of most seniors, including independent living, personal care, and skilled nursing care, with no entrance fees or life payments required. Our skilled nursing and rehabilitation center is Medicare/Medicaid certified. Honoring the uniqueness of each person, residents receive individualized care and attention based on specific needs, preferences, and interests. Come join our family at The Lebanon Valley Home!

Why look Anywhere Else? The Continuum of Care You Need … All in One Place. T H E CA M P U S O F T H E J E W I S H H O M E O F G R E AT E R H A R R I S B U R G • Caring and Compassionate Skilled Nursing • Results-Oriented Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies • Award-Winning Wound Care • Safe and Secure Dementia Unit • Personal Care/Assisted Living/ Independent Living Apartments — Respite and Trial Stays • New Transitions Program — Bridging the Gap Between Rehabilitation and Home • Expert Discharge Planning to Assure Safe and Positive Discharges to Home

What Discharge Planners Say: “I send you our patients with pressure ulcers — I know what meticulous care they‘ll get … “ What Families Say: “I can’t say enough about the compassion, concern and professional care you gave to my aunt … “ The beautiful, suburban Campus of the Jewish Home is convenient to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-81, I-83 and I-78.

We welcome your inquiries and your visits. Contact Keona Carter at 717.441.8581 or kcarter@jhgh.org. WE WELCOME PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS. 4000 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112 • 717.657.0700 • jewishhomeharrisburg.org

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CCRCs/Life Plan Communities 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 19 Spiritrust lutheran, the village at gettysburg 1075 Old Harrisburg Road Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-4443 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on page 2

Providing a network of options for people 55+ in South-Central PA, including: life coaching; enrichment — lifelong learning, wellness, and senior center; 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, *** 26 Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive 750 Kelly Drive York, PA 17404 (717) 854-5010 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on page 2

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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.

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; PAL – Palliative 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 – N  on-Participating in Medicaid or Medicare

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CCRCs/Life Plan Communities Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge 2998 Luther Drive Chambersburg, PA 17202 (717) 261-1251 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on page 2

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 28 Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury 800 Bollinger Drive Shrewsbury, PA 17361 (717) 235-5737 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on page 2

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.

CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RSP, SNF, SSA, *** 29 Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive 1802 Folkemer Circle York, PA 17404 (717) 767-0579 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on page 2

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, *** 30 Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace 2100 Utz Terrace Hanover, PA 17331 (717) 637-0633 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on page 2

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!

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CCRCs/Life Plan Communities ST. ANNE’S RETIREMENT COMMUNITY 3952 Columbia Avenue West Hempfield Twp., PA 17512 (717) 285-5443 www.stannesrc.org

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St. Anne’s was one of only 12 communities in all of Pennsylvania to receive the first “Excellence in Quality Care” award. St. Anne’s is dedicated to exceeding the expectations and desires of each individual and their family. A smaller-sized community of only 250 residents, the homelike, family-friendly atmosphere is warm and inviting but also has the variety of resources and housing options that a larger-sized community would. St. Anne’s offers cottages, apartments, personal care, skilled nursing care, therapy services, and memory support care.

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 36

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Check-In Services that Can Help Seniors Stay Put By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any services you know of that check in on elderly seniors who live alone? I worry about my 84year-old father falling or having a medical emergency and not being able to get to the phone to call for help. And he won’t wear a lifeline help button. – Desperate Daughter Dear Desperate, Depending on where your dad lives, there are check-in call services, volunteer visiting programs, and a variety of technology options you can turn to that can help you keep tabs on him. Here are several to check into. Daily Check-in Calls To make sure your dad is OK every day, consider signing him up with a 18

daily check-in call service program. These are telephone reassurance programs run by police or sheriff’s departments in hundreds of counties across the country and are usually provided free of charge. Here’s how they work. A computerautomated phone system would call your dad at a designated time each day to check in. If he answers, the system would assume everything is OK. But if he didn’t pick up or if the call goes to voicemail after repeated tries, you (or whoever his designee is) would get a notification call. If you are not reachable, calls are then made to backup people who’ve also agreed to check on your dad if necessary. If no one can be reached, as a fallback the police or other emergency services personnel will be dispatched to his home. 50plus Living 2018


To find out if this service is available in your dad’s community, call his local police department’s nonemergency number. If, however, the police or sheriff’s department in your dad’s community doesn’t provide a daily check-in call program, there are a number of companies you can turn to that offer similar services offered directly to consumers for under $15 per month. Some to check into include the CARE Call Reassurance program (www.call-reassurance.com), CareCheckers (www.carecheckers. com), and Iamfine (www.iamfine. com). Volunteer Visiting Programs Another option you may also want to investigate is volunteer visiting programs, which are usually run by churches, community groups, or social service agencies. These programs provide volunteers who will visit an older adult in their home, usually for an hour or two once a week, providing companionship as well as the reassurance that someone is checking in on a regular basis. They can also alert you if they notice your dad’s health or living conditions start to decline. To find out if these services are available, check with local churches or the Area Agency on Aging near your dad — call the Eldercare Locator

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at (800) 677-1116 for contact information. Technology Solutions Technology also offers a number of ways to help keep your dad safe at home and help you keep an eye on him from afar. For example, for safety and peace of mind, there are medical alert systems, which provide a wearable “help button” that would allow him to call for help any time he needed it. Some of these systems also offer wall-mounted buttons that can be placed near the floor in high-fallrisk areas, such as the bathroom or kitchen, if he didn’t wear a help button. And to help you keep daily tabs on your dad, there are wireless sensormonitoring systems (such as Silver Mother, www.sen.se/silvermother) you could put in his home that will notify you if something out of the ordinary is happening. Video-monitoring cameras (like the Nest Cam, www.nest.com/camera) have built-in motion and sound detection that will let you know when something is detected and two-way audio that will let you talk and listen to him. 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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Patient Advocates Lead Clients through Modern Healthcare Maze By Megan Joyce If you’ve ever walked out of a doctor’s office feeling frustrated, then you already understand why patient advocacy is a nascent but rapidly growing profession. Patient advocates — also referred to as health advocates or health navigators — are professionals who help their clients through the confusing swirl of medical care. From accompanying their client at a doctor’s appointment to researching treatment options to detecting possible medical-billing errors, a patient advocate’s job is to handle the stressful tangle of information and communication that bombards someone negotiating their healthcare or the care of a loved one. “Most of my clients have very complex health issues, and they may be going to several specialists,” Anne Miller, owner of Patient Advocates Lancaster, said. “Many of them feel as though they are not getting the care that they need. One doctor is not talking with the other doctor. They are ordering redundant tests and not ordering 20

other tests, or they may not check whether medications are compatible or redundant.” Patient advocates hail from a variety of professions; many previously worked in healthcare as doctors or nurses. Such was the case with Miller, who earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1990, her master’s degree in health administration in 1994, and her postgraduate certification in nursing education in 2007. Miller worked 37 years in various nursing roles before starting PAL in 2012 after being inspired by the story of her daughter’s boss, who lived in New York and hired a private advocate to oversee her mother’s nursing-home care in Florida. “She ran a business and just couldn’t manage her mother’s care as well, so she hired an advocate,” Miller said. “After I heard what they did, I was sold. That’s when I started Patient Advocates Lancaster.”  When a patient advocate joins a client at a doctor’s appointment, for example, the patient advocate knows the right questions to ask the physician and insists on getting them answered completely, Miller said, ensuring the patient understands any unfamiliar 50plus Living 2018


terminology and interpreting complex medical information. “Clients go to doctors and are rushed through the appointment,” Miller continued. “They don’t remember or understand what the doctor said or they don’t know what questions to ask.” Though many healthcare organizations have their own patient navigators, those navigators work for that organization and cannot recommend another organization for care. A patient advocate, who is paid directly by the patient or their caregiver, may be aware of and can suggest alternative treatment options or clinical trials conducted elsewhere. “Private patient advocates work for the patient,” Miller said. “I can look outside of a particular system for services ... One facility may have more updated technology or may be using a certain type of procedure that another does not.” Most physicians work well with advocates, according to Miller, and “appreciate that you are pulling everything together for their patients, which helps with overall compliance and quality of care.  “I am not insinuating that doctors are disconnected from their patients, but their role is changing as more hospitals buy up practices, and I don’t think physicians get the same satisfaction they once did,” Miller added. “Advocates help to assure that the physician’s plan is implemented with the support of another healthcare www.onlinepub.com

person overseeing the outcomes.” According to the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, there are an estimated 350 privately paid professional advocates in the United States. As the country’s population continues to age — especially with the influx of aging baby boomers — the organization expects demand for patient advocates to increase dramatically as “individuals [try] to obtain care in a confusing healthcare system.” There is currently no licensing process or certification for patient advocates, but the Patient Advocate Certification Board is now developing a certification that will become the standard for patient advocacy, according to APHA’s website. They aim to have that certification available by mid-2018. After nearly four decades in nursing, Miller now enjoys being her own boss and working with all “sides” of the healthcare process: both the patients who trust her with their care and the physicians with whom she has established relationships. “Once (physicians) know that their patient has an advocate on board, they seem to really become more involved and willing to work in a collaborative relationship with the patient and with me,” Miller said. “When people are willing to pay out of pocket for someone to help them navigate their healthcare experience, their doctors know they are truly invested in the process.” 21


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19. Messiah Lifeways

3. Calvary Homes 4. Chestnut Commons – CCHRA 5. Colonial Lodge Community 6. East Gate Apartments – CCHRA 7. Enola Commons – CCHRA 8. Ephrata Manor – United Church of Christ Homes 9. The Highlands at Wyomissing 10. Historic Iroquois Hotel Senior Apartments – CCHRA 11. Historic Molly Pitcher Apartments – CCHRA 12. Homeland Center 13. The Campus of the Jewish Home 14. Kindred Place at Annville – United Church of Christ Homes 15. Kindred Place at Harrisburg – United Church of Christ Homes 16. Lancashire Terrace 17. The Lebanon Valley Home – United Church of Christ Homes

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33. Thornwald Home – United Church of Christ Homes 34. Two West Penn Apartments – CCHRA 35. Valley Ridge Apartments – CCHRA 36. Willow Valley Communities

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Is it Medicare or Medicaid? By John Johnston A lot of people have a difficult time understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs begin with the letter “M.” They’re both health insurance programs run by the government. People often ask questions about what Medicare and Medicaid are, what services they cover, and who administers the programs. Medicare Let’s start with Medicare, the national healthcare program for those aged 65 or older and the disabled. You pay for some Medicare expenses by paying the Medicare tax while you work. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is the agency in charge of both Medicare and Medicaid, but you sign up for Medicare A (hospital) and Medicare B (medical) through Social Security. You can apply for Medicare online from the convenience of your home at the link on our website: www. socialsecurity.gov/medicare. If you’re already receiving Social Security retirement benefits when you reach age 65 or are in the 25th month 26

of receiving disability checks, we will enroll you automatically. Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (prescription drug) plans are available for purchase in the insurance marketplace. Social Security administers a program called Extra Help to help people with low income and low resources pay for premiums, co-pays, and co-insurance costs for Part D plans. You can find out more about Extra Help and file for it at www.socialsecurity.gov/ medicare/prescriptionhelp. Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services publishes Medicare and You, available online at their website at www.medicare.gov/ medicare-and-you/medicare-andyou.html. This publication is a user’s manual for Medicare. Medicaid Each state runs its own Medicaid program under guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Although it does not require paying taxes while working, it does have guidelines about how much income and resources you can have to qualify. Continued on page 38 50plus Living 2018


Retirement Communities Bethany Village 325 Wesley Drive Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 766-0279 www.BethanyVillage.org See our ad on page 12

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, café, miniature golf course, library, bank, pharmacy, beauty/barber shop, and so much more!

ALR, ALZ, APT, CCRC, RET/IND, RSP, SNF, SUB, WSS, *** 2 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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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 shop 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.

Home is where the heart is. • Independent Living • Personal Care • Medication Monitoring • Assistance with ADLs

• Beauty Shop Onsite • Private Baths in Rooms • Social & Recreational Activities • VA Approved

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

To schedule a tour, please call: 717-336-5501 x-309 or 800-406-2273

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Retirement Communities 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, HOME, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, RSP, SNF, WSS, ** 9 healthcare. lancashire lancashire terrace terrace 6retirement Terrace Drivevillage PA 17601 6Lancaster, Terrace Drive (717) 569-3215 Lancaster, PA 17601 email 569-3215 address? (717) www.lancashireterrace.com www.LancashireTerrace.com pagefacing page See our ad on the

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Lancashire Terrace is a non-profit 55+ community, nestled in Lancaster and within close proximity to shopping, restaurants, and area attractions. A warm and welcoming community with robust programming and activities, transportation services, excellent dining, and wellness coordination services, Lancashire Terrace proudly offers newly renovated cottage-home living. Our large cottage homes come in many different sizes, styles, and upgrades. Come visit today and learn what makes 16 Lancashire Terrace the best value in Lancaster!

willow valley communities 600 Willow Valley Square Lancaster, PA 17602 (800) 770-5445 www.willowvalleycommunities.org See our ad on page 17

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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 36

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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; PAL – Palliative 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 – N  on-Participating in Medicaid or Medicare 50plus Living 2018


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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 27

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

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Hershey Lodge, Hershey

March 10: Dauphin Co.

Hershey Lodge, Hershey

May 9: Lancaster Co.

Lancaster Host Resort, Lancaster

June 6: Chester Co.

Lebanon Expo Center, Lebanon

Sept. 19: Lancaster Co.

Carlisle Expo Center, Carlisle

Sept. 26: York Co.

April 14: Lancaster Co.

Oct. 6: Lebanon Co.

Nov. 10: Cumberland Co.

Shady Maple Conference Center, East Earl

Church Farm School, Exton Spooky Nook Sports, Manheim York Expo Center, York

Oct. 17: Cumberland Co.

Carlisle Expo Center, Carlisle

April 9: York Co. Wyndham Hotel York, York May 30: Berks Co. Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel, Wyomissing Aug. 28: Capital Area Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, Camp Hill Nov. 1: Lancaster Co. Farm and Home Center, Lancaster

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Nursing/Rehab the Campus of the Jewish Home 4000 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17112 (717) 657-0700 www.jewishhomeharrisburg.org See our ad on page 14

ALZ, CCRC, RHB, RSP, SNF, SUB, WSS, *** 13 Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home 1000 West South Street Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 245-2187 (717) 245-9733 – Fax www.ucc-homes.org See our ad on the back page ALZ, APT, RET/IND, RHB, SNF, SSA, ***

Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, a program of service sponsored by United Church of Christ Homes, provides independent cottages and apartments and skilled nursing care with no entrance fees or life payments required. Our skilled nursing and rehabilitation center is Medicare/ Medicaid certified. Services in place enhance personal dignity and independence. Honoring the uniqueness of each person, residents receive individualized care and attention based on specific needs, preferences, and interests. Come join our family at Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home! 25

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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.

Thornwald Home, a program of service sponsored by United Church of Christ Homes, provides personal and skilled nursing care with no entrance fees or life payments required. Our skilled nursing and rehabilitation center is Medicare/ Medicaid certified. Services in place enhance personal dignity and independence. Honoring the uniqueness of each person, residents receive individualized care and attention based on specific needs, preferences, and interests. Come join our family at Thornwald Home! 33

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; PAL – Palliative 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 – N  on-Participating in Medicaid or Medicare

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori:

Antiques and Alzheimer’s Memory Care By Dr. Lori Verderame

family and friends. My parents were more responsive and engaged if I brought an object from our family home for them to talk about and touch. If anyone looked in my pocketbook when I went to visit my parents, they would have thought I was crazy with all the collectibles I carried around. The most comforting activity for my parents was discussing items they recognized as their own.

My parents both suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and required specialized care. I am not a specialist in Alzheimer’s care, nor am I trained to give medical advice. That said, as a child of two parents with Alzheimer’s, I know something about the struggles for families living with the disease. Since I have met many other Alzheimer’s Memory families, I Album wanted to Verderame’s parents, circa 1950. I regularly share what I brought a have learned memory album filled with small about how heirlooms contribute to ephemera (paper), mementos, and happy visits with loved ones suffering photos. I scanned old photos and from Alzheimer’s. printed them out in booklet form While my parents’ care facilities from my computer. offered a quiet room, a reminiscence Digitalization allowed me to room, and a Snoezelen room to help reproduce original photos and leave stimulate the five senses, my parents a copy of the memory albums with responded best to personal visits from 32

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My mom’s memory could be my parents without the fear of losing sparked by such diverse objects — original family photographs. The shown to her one at a time so as not album helped my mom recall the to overwhelm her — as her wedding names of her eight siblings, children, grandchildren, friends, neighbors, etc. photo, a Hummel figurine from Dad liked to talk about the summer her collection from the 1950s, or an afghan that she crocheted in the cottage he built or his cars. Each page had a photo and a caption with names, 1970s. ages, locations, Dad’s Sports approximate Of course, dates, and my mom’s descriptions. disease was Photos of different from family homes, my dad’s. vacation Mom was less spots, schools combative, attended, more engaged, church and more weddings, and talkative than childhood Dad. My pets were dad was very featured. The quiet until he visuals sparked was upset by questions and some outside conversation from Mom and Her mother’s salt and pepper shakers. stimulus. Then he was in the Dad. moment. After he calmed down and started Mom’s Kitchen to enjoy our visit, he would repeat In addition to the memory album, sentences and phrases over and over my mom, who loved to cook for again. A highly intelligent man and a our big, Italian family, lit up when I professional athlete, listening to him brought part of her kitchen canister repeat himself was very difficult for set for our visit. me. The salt and pepper shakers would After trying to redirect him, I get her talking about favorite recipes, found that my dad’s verbal loop could and before you knew it, she would offer a tried-and-true baking tip! Continued on the next page. www.onlinepub.com

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be interrupted if I introduced a related emotions. Some objects collected over a lifetime can stir memories even when object to him. If we started our visit you think there are none. talking about baseball, my dad would Vintage objects from my parents’ say the same sentence about the sport home significantly helped my parents over and over again. Yet, if I were to hand him a baseball in their memory care. They helped me too. from our attic — one dating from It goes to his days as show that a big league heirlooms pitcher — are much things quickly more than changed. He just basement could grip clutter the baseball or chinaand show cabinet dust me how to collectors. throw a curve. Vintage Holding the Her dad’s baseballs. objects are baseball, Dad could explain proper finger placement more than just something to save; they or recall the day he struck out a minor can be memory savers. leaguer named Mickey Mantle. Dad’s postwar-era baseballs sparked Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, a positive conversation and stopped, Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events albeit temporarily, the repetitive worldwide. She is the star appraiser on chatter. This heirloom helped my dad international hit TV shows: Discovery’s reminisce calmly. It helped me find Auction Kings, History channel’s The Curse comfort in the fact that he could recall of Oak Island, and Fox Business’ Strange memories with the aid of an heirloom. Inheritance. Visit www.DrLoriV.com, At my appraisal events, I often say that antiques spark all types of

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Home Care Services Asbury Home Services 5225 Wilson Lane Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 591-8332

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

ALZ, HOME, HOS, RET/IND, NP Homeland HomeCare & HomeHealth 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270 Harrisburg, PA 17110 HomeCare: (717) 221-7892 HomeHealth: (717) 412-7890 www.HomelandatHome.org See our ad on page 13

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. Homeland HomeCare and Homeland HomeHealth are community outreach services of Homeland Center that have served our region with excellent care since 1867. We believe the care a person receives makes a difference in his or her quality of life. Our expert teams are dedicated to providing a continuum of At Home services—from non-medical personal assistance and companionship to skilled nursing and compassionate palliative care. We serve 14 counties in south-central Pennsylvania.

ALZ, HOME, PAL, SSA Homestead Village Homestead Village Home Care Services Home Care Services 1800 Marietta Avenue provides non-medical P.O. Box 3227 services with respect Lancaster, PA 17604-3227 and compassion in the comfort of your home. Services are customized to your needs and include: housekeeping, (717) 397-3044 www.homesteadvillage.org/home-care meal preparation, bathing, dressing, medication reminders, pet care, transportation, and more. Serving Lancaster County since 2009. HOME, NP www.onlinepub.com

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Savvy Senior:

How to Pick a Medical Alert System By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my 82-year-old mother, who lives alone, a home medical alert system with a panic button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. Can you recommend some good options to help me choose? – Overwhelmed Daughter   Dear Overwhelmed, A good medical alert system is an affordable and effective tool that can help keep your mother safe, but with all the choices available today, choosing one can be quite confusing. Here are some tips that can help.   How They Work Medical alert systems, which have been around for about 40 years, are popular products for elderly seniors who live alone. Leased for about $1 a day, these basic systems provide a wearable help button — usually in the form of a neck pendant or wristband — and a 36

base station that connects to the home phone line or to a cellular network if no landline is present. At the press of a button, your mom could call and talk to a trained operator through the system’s base station receiver, which works like a powerful speakerphone. The operator will find out what’s wrong and will notify family members, a friend, a neighbor, or emergency services as needed.  In addition to the basic home systems, many companies today (for an additional fee) are also offering motion-sensitive pendants that can detect a fall and automatically call for help if your mom is unable to push the button. And mobile medical alerts work when your mom is away from home. Mobile alerts work like cellphones with GPS tracking capabilities. They allow your mom to talk and listen to the operator directly through the pendant button, and because of the GPS, her general location would be known in order for help to be sent.  50plus Living 2018


What to Consider When shopping for a home medical alert system, here are some things to look for to help you choose a quality system: Extra help buttons: Most companies offer waterproof neck pendant and wristband help buttons, but some also offer wall-mounted buttons that can be placed near the floor in high fall-risk areas, such as the bathroom or kitchen, in case your mom isn’t wearing her pendant. Range: The base station should have a range of at least 400 feet so it can be activated from anywhere on your mom’s property — even in the yard. Backup: Make sure the system has a battery backup in case of a power failure. Monitoring: Make sure the response center is staffed with trained emergency operators located in the U.S. who are available on a 24-hour basis and respond to calls promptly.  Contacts: Choose a company that provides multiple contact choices — from emergency services to a friend or family member who lives nearby — that they can contact if your mom needs help.       Certification: Find out if the monitoring center has been certified www.onlinepub.com

by Underwriters Laboratories, a nonprofit safety and consulting company.   Top-Rated Companies While there are dozens of companies that offer medical alert systems, here are some top options that offer both home and mobile alerts: • Bay Alarm Medical – www. bayalarmmedical.com, (877) 5229633 • Life Station – www.lifestation.com, (800) 554-4600) • Medical Alert – www.medicalalert. com, (800) 800-2537 • MobileHelp – www.mobilehelpnow. com, (800) 992-0616 • Phillips Lifeline – www.lifelinesys. com, (855) 681-5351    Most of these companies offer discounts if you pay three to 12 months in advance. For mobile medical alerts only, you should also see GreatCall’s Lively Mobile and Wearable (www. greatcall.com, (866) 359-5606) and Consumer Cellular’s Ally (www. consumercellular.com, (888) 3455509).  

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Hospice HOMELAND HOSPICE 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270 Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 221-7890 www.HomelandatHome.org See our ad on page 13

Homeland Hospice, a community outreach of Homeland Center, provides the highest level of quality care, dignity, and support at the end stages of life. Hospice care addresses the whole person—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We use an interdisciplinary team approach with highly trained, compassionate, and caring people to serve our patients and their families. As patient advocates, we work closely with loved ones to educate and support in any way possible. Homeland Hospice serves 14 counties in south-central Pennsylvania.

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ALZ, HOME, HOS, RSP, SSA, ***

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; PAL – Palliative 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 – N  on-Participating in Medicaid or Medicare

Is it Medicare or Medicaid? Continued from page 26. Medicaid offers care for the most vulnerable among us, providing coverage for older people, people with disabilities, and some families with children. Each state has its own eligibility rules and decides which services to cover. The names of the Medicaid program may vary from state to state. You can read about each state’s Medicaid program at www.medicaid. gov/medicaid/by-state/by-state.html. You can find each state’s Medicaid 38

contact information at www.medicaid. gov/about-us/contact-us/contact-statepage.html. Medicare and Medicaid are two of the major insurance programs that provide healthcare to the American public. Understanding each program, as well as how the two programs differ, can help you and those you care about find the right healthcare program. John Johnston is a Social Security public affairs specialist. 50plus Living 2018


Directory of Services Area Agencies on Aging Adams (717) 334-9296 www.acofa.org Berks (610) 478-6500 www.co.berks.pa.us/aging Chester (610) 344-6350 www.chesco.org/aging Cumberland (717) 240-6110 (888) 697-0371, ext. 6110 www.ccpa.net/aging Dauphin (717) 780-6130 (800) 328-0058 www.dauphincounty.org Franklin (717) 263-2153 www.franklincountypa.gov Lancaster (717) 299-7979 (800) 801-3070 https://lancoaging.org Lebanon (717) 273-9262 www.lebcounty.org Montgomery (610) 278-3601 www.montcopa.org/mcaas www.onlinepub.com

Pennsylvania (717) 783-1550 www.aging.state.pa.us Perry (717) 582-5128 www.perryco.org York (717) 771-9610 (800) 632-9073 www.ycaaa.org Emergency Numbers Crisis Intervention Unit (717) 394-2631 Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222 www.chop.edu/service/ poison-control-center Health and Medical Services Alzheimer’s Association (717) 651-5020 www.alz.org/pa American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345 www.cancer.org American Diabetes Association (800) 342-2383 www.diabetes.org American Heart Association (800) 242-8721 www.heart.org

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Directory of Services American Lung Association (800) 586-4872 www.lung.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.pa.gov National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (800) 352-9424 www.ninds.nih.gov National Osteoporosis Foundation (800) 231-4222 www.nof.org

Chambersburg Hospital Summit Health (717) 267-3000 www.summithealth.org Chester County Hospital Penn Medicine (610) 431-5000 www.chestercountyhospital.org Holy Spirit Hospital A Geisinger Affiliate (717) 763-2100 www.hsh.org Jennersville Hospital Tower Health (610) 869-1000 https://jennersville.towerhealth.org 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

Pennsylvania Department of Health (877) 724-3258 www.health.state.pa.us

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

Hospitals Brandywine Hospital Tower Health (610) 383-8000 https://brandywine.towerhealth.org

Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital Penn Medicine (717) 406-3000

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Directory of Services Lebanon VA Medical Center (717) 272-6621 (800) 409-8771 www.lebanon.va.gov LifeCare Hospitals of Mechanicsburg (717) 697-7706 www.lifecare-hospitals.com Penn State Health St. Joseph (Reading) (610) 378-2000 www.thefutureofhealthcare.org Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (717) 531-8521 (800) 243-1455 www.pennstatehershey.org Phoenixville Hospital Tower Health (610) 983-1000 https://phoenixville.towerhealth.org Pottstown Hospital Tower Health (610) 327-7000 https://pottstown.towerhealth.org Reading Hospital Tower Health (610) 988-8000 https://reading.towerhealth.org UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle (717) 249-1212 www.pinnaclehealth.org/carlisle UPMC Pinnacle Hanover (800) 673-2426 www.pinnaclehealth.org/hanover

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UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Campus (717) 782-3131 www.pinnaclehealth.org UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster (717) 291-8211 www.pinnaclehealth.org/lancaster UPMC Pinnacle Lititz Medical Center (717) 625-5000 www.pinnaclehealth.org/lititz UPMC Pinnacle Memorial (717) 843-8623 www.pinnaclehealth.org/york WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital (717) 733-0311 www.wellspan.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. Pharmacy BenefitsCheckUp www.benefitscheckup.org 41


Directory of Services Drug Discount Card www.padrugcard.com 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.aging.pa.gov/aging-services/ insurance Elderly Lawyer Referral (800) 801-3070 www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco_aging Internal Revenue (800) 829-1040 www.irs.gov Latino Affairs (215) 560-2640 Medicare Inquiry (Part B) (800) 633-4227 42

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.dhs.pa.gov Social Security Administration (Medicare) (800) 772-1213 www.ssa.gov Toll-Free Numbers Bureau of Consumer Protection (800) 441-2555 www.attorneygeneral.gov Consumer Advocate (800) 684-6560 www.oca.state.pa.us 50plus Living 2018


Directory of Services General Services Department (717) 787-5966 www.dgs.state.pa.us

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

National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare (800) 998-0180 www.ncpssm.org

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (717) 787-2838 www.penndot.gov

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

Perry County Transit Authority (800) 632-9063 Pottstown Transit (610) 326-5413

Organ Donor Hotline (804) 377-3580 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

rabbittransit Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Northumberland, and York counties (717) 846-7433 (800) 632-9063 www.rabbittransit.org Red Rose Transit Authority (800) 892-1122 www.redrosetransit.com Rover Community Transportation (484) 696-3854 www.riderover.com

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Hospice Care

o Kindred Place............................................................. 9 o Messiah Lifeways....................................................... 9

o Homeland Hospice....................................................38

CCRCs/Life Plan Communities o Bethany Village.........................................................12 o Calvary Homes..........................................................12 o Ephrata Manor..........................................................13 o Homeland Center......................................................13 o The Campus of the Jewish Home..............................14 o The Lebanon Valley Home.........................................14 o Messiah Lifeways......................................................15 o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg..........15 o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive...........15 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.....16 o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace...........16 o St. Anne’s Retirement Community............................17 o Willow Valley Communities......................................17

Home Care Services o Asbury Home Services..............................................35 o By Your Side Home Care............................................35 o Homeland HomeCare & HomeHealth........................35 o Homestead Village Home Care Services....................35

Nursing/Rehab Facilities o The Campus of the Jewish Home..............................31 o Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home..................................31 o Thornwald Home......................................................31

Personal Care Homes o Colonial Lodge Community.......................................30

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

Retirement Communities o Bethany Village.........................................................27 o Colonial Lodge Community.......................................27 o The Highlands at Wyomissing...................................28 o Lancashire Terrace Retirement 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

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York County 717.771.9610

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Index Active Adult Communities Kindred Place................................. 9, Back

Home Care Services Asbury Home Services......................... 35

Messiah Lifeways......................................9

By Your Side Home Care..................... 35

Ancillary Services Caregiver Solutions..................................8 CCRCs/Life Plan Communities Bethany Village....................................... 12 Calvary Homes........................................ 12 Ephrata Manor............................. 13, Back Homeland Center.................................. 13 The Campus of the Jewish Home.... 14 The Lebanon Valley Home......14, Back Messiah Lifeways................................... 15

Homeland HomeCare & HomeHealth...................................13, 35 Homestead Village Home Care Services........................... 35 Hospice Care Homeland Hospice.........................13, 38 Nursing/Rehab Facilities The Campus of the Jewish Home..................................14, 31 Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home....................... 31, Back Thornwald Home........................ 31, Back

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg............2, 15

Personal Care Homes Colonial Lodge Community.........27, 30

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive.............2, 15

Residential Communities Community Basics....................................8

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge.........2, 16 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury...........2, 16 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive.....2, 16 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace............2, 16

Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities..............8 Retirement Communities Bethany Village.................................12, 27 Colonial Lodge Community............... 27 The Highlands at Wyomissing........... 28

St. Anne’s Retirement Community.... 17

Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village....................... 28, 29

Willow Valley Communities............... 17

Willow Valley Communities.........17, 28

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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

SUB – Sub-Acute Care

CCRC – C  ontinuing Care Retirement Community

WSS – Wandering Security System

HOME – Home Care Services

** – Medicare Facility

HOS – Hospice Care

*** – Medicaid and Medicare Facility

PAL – Palliative Care

NP – Non-Participating in Medicaid or Medicare

PCH – Personal Care Home/Unit

* – Medicaid Facility

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Your guide to choosing the right living and care options for you or a loved one.

50plus LIVING 2018  

Your guide to choosing the right living and care options for you or a loved one.