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Introduction & Contents “Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges!” – Jim George, American author Welcome to the 2019 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 transition in mind: to help you navigate the process and arrive at an improved quality of 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 23rd 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. Responding well to a life transition can seem like a tall order, but none of us needs to do it alone. 50plus Living is designed to assist you in locating your community’s services and resources, giving you a needed boost as you rise to meet the challenge. Regards, Donna K. Anderson, President, On-Line Publishers www.onlinepub.com

Active Adult Communities Page 9 Care Codes Pages 18, 28, 30, 47 Caregivers Can Take Steps to Prevent Depression Pages 10–13 CCRCs/Life Plan Communities Pages 16–19 Dementia/Alzheimer’s Page 36 Directory of Services Pages 39–43 Home Care Services Page 37 Hospice/Palliative Care Page 38 How to Use This Guide Pages 4, 23 Index Page 46 Legend and Map Pages 22–25 Nursing/Rehab Pages 30–­31 Palliative Care Provides Comfort and Support alongside Cure-Seeking Treatments Pages 32–35 Personal Care Homes Page 28 Reader Information Service Page 44 Residential Page 8 Retirement Communities Pages 26–28 Susquehanna/Delaware Valley Profile Pages 6–7 Types of Facilities, Care Options Pages 4–5 Where Seniors Can Get Help with Home Chores and Small Jobs 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 18, 28, 30, 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. 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 describe themselves as 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 payment plans vary and

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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) and 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 mainly on their own but may need help 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 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, 50plus Living 2019


and proper turning and positioning in a bed or chair. Assisted Living Residences 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 have living units with kitchen capacity, private bathrooms, and only one person per unit. An ALR may provide services that 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 services www.onlinepub.com

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 living with memory issues. These units/communities enable the person living with memory issues to be as independent as possible while enhancing 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, using the toilet, and 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, assisted living, or nursing care environments. Services include skilled nursing services, therapies, and changing and reinforcing simple wound dressing, as well as nonmedical 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 and provides professional treatment of pain and symptom management with support and counseling for medical, psychological, and spiritual needs. Palliative Care also focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness but, unlike hospice, can be provided along with curative treatment.

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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 2019


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 1,3,4,5,10,11,20,22,24,33,34

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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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!

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Health Matters:

Caregivers Can Take Steps to Prevent Depression

By Lisa M. Petsche Family members and friends provide practical assistance and enhance the quality of life for ill or frail seniors who might otherwise require longterm care. The help they provide ranges from chauffeuring, shopping, running errands, and paying bills to housekeeping, preparing meals, managing medication, and assisting with personal care. Other typical caregiver responsibilities include coordinating care and advocating for the ill person’s needs. If the care receiver is cognitively impaired, they may also provide supervision to ensure safety. In addition, caregivers provide companionship and emotional support. Although it has its rewards, the caregiving role can be physically, psychologically, emotionally, and financially demanding. It is particularly challenging when it continues over a long period of time, and when the care 10

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receiver has complex needs, a demanding personality, or mental impairment. While a certain degree of stress is inevitable, when left unchecked, it can lead to the caregiver becoming physically, mentally, and emotionally run down. Depression may result. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, “a conservative estimate reports that 20 percent of family caregivers suffer from depression, twice the rate of the general population.” The rate is even higher for those caring for someone with dementia. If you are a caregiver, consider the following strategies for keeping stress manageable and reducing your risk of depression. • Accept the reality of your relative’s illness so you can appropriately plan for the future. • Learn as much as possible about the illness and its management. • Keep positive. Focus on what your relative can rather than can’t do and on your strengths and successes as a caregiver. • Do things that bring inner peace, such as meditating, writing in a journal, or listening to music. • Create a relaxation room or corner in your home — a tranquil spot that you can retreat to in order to rejuvenate. www.onlinepub.com

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• Develop a calming ritual to help you unwind at day’s end. • Make a conscious effort to look after your health: eat nutritious meals, get adequate rest, exercise, and get regular medical checkups. • Stay connected to people whose company you enjoy. • Simplify your life. Set priorities and don’t waste time or energy on unimportant things. If finances permit, hire a housecleaning service or a companion for your relative to free up some of your time and energy. • Be flexible about plans and expectations. Take things one day at a time. • Give yourself permission to feel all emotions that surface, including resentment and frustration, which are normal. Remind yourself that you are doing your best and are only human. • Don’t keep problems to yourself — seek support from a relative, friend, religious leader, or counselor. Join a caregiver support group in your community or on the internet. • Accept offers of help. Ask other family members to share the load, and be specific about what you need. • Get information about community support services and take full advantage of them. Information can be obtained from your local office on aging. Depression: An Overview Contrary to what some may believe, depression does not stem from personal weakness, and the depressed individual cannot “buck up” or “snap out of it.” Clinical or major depression is a medical illness involving a chemical imbalance in the brain. The most common symptoms are as follows: • A change in appetite, which may result in weight loss or gain • A change in sleep patterns (needing more sleep or experiencing insomnia) • Feeling tired or lacking energy • Noticeable slowing of movements, speech, or thinking 12

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• Unexplained physical aches and pains, or exacerbation of chronic health issues • Difficulty concentrating, remembering things, and making decisions • Feeling anxious, irritable, or angry • Feeling sad, and perhaps also crying easily, without any particular reason • Feeling guilty, incapable, unlovable, or hopeless • Lacking interest in activities that normally bring enjoyment • Withdrawal from social contact • Preoccupation with death or recurring thoughts of suicide If any of the above symptoms persist for more than a few weeks and interfere with your ability to carry out activities of daily living, make an appointment to see your primary physician. In the case of suicidal thoughts, help should be sought immediately through community crisis resources. Depending on the severity of symptoms, treatment may involve counseling, antidepressant medication, or a combination. The sooner help is obtained for depression, the easier it is to treat. Lisa M. Petsche is a social worker and a freelance writer specializing in boomer and senior health matters. She has personal experience with elder care. www.onlinepub.com

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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, pharmacy, beauty/barber shop, and so much more!

ALR, ALZ, APT, CCRC, RET/IND, RSP, SNF, SUB, WSS, *** 2 Ephrata Manor 99 Bethany Road Ephrata, PA 17522 (717) 738-4940 (717) 738-7478 – Fax www.ucc-homes.org See our ad on page 15

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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!

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CCRCs/Life Plan Communities HOMELAND CENTER 1901 North Fifth Street Harrisburg, PA 17102 (717) 221-7902 www.homelandcenter.org See our ad on page 2

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 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.

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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 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 page 15

ALZ, CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, SNF, SSA, 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 the back page

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!

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 the back page

APT, CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RSP, SSA 27 Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge 2998 Luther Drive Chambersburg, PA 17202 (717) 261-1251 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on the back page

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.

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 spring 2019.

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CCRCs/Life Plan Communities Spiritrust lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury 800 Bollinger Drive Shrewsbury, PA 17361 (717) 235-5737 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on the back page

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 the back page

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 the back page

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

Willow Valley Communities is located in Lancaster, Pa., named the No. 1 city in the country for retirement by U.S. News & World Report. Willow Valley Communities is recognized as a leader in forward-thinking senior living that breaks through typical stereotypes. At the forefront of innovation, we have recently been awarded Best 55+ Lifestyle Program by the National Association of Home Builders and Best Independent Living Design by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Award-winning buildings, inspiring programming, and rich amenities abound.

Willow Valley Communities’ Lifecare promise provides short- or long-term care — if it is needed — with no change to the monthly fee for any increased support in the future. Residents live a vibrant lifestyle with peace of mind about their financial future. As one of only five communities in the U.S. to score an A from Fitch Ratings, residents can count on Willow Valley’s financial stability. We offer more than 90 floor plans, from cozy studios to ALZ, APT, CCRC, HOME, HOS, PCH, 3,300-square-foot homes, as well as an impressive array RET/IND, RHB, RSP, SNF 35 of amenities, clubs, restaurants, and events. Jim and Cathy, living at Willow Valley since 2017

ursue pADVENTURE Willow Valley Communities residents pursue their passions every day. Come live yours. A premier 55+ Lifecare community

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Savvy Senior:

Where Seniors Can Get Help with Home Chores and Small Jobs By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to find good, trustworthy, qualified people who can help seniors with home chores or small jobs? – Looking for Mom Dear Looking, Getting help at home for any number of household tasks is a lot easier than it used to be, thanks to a number of webbased tools that can quickly and easily connect you and your mom to a wide variety of skilled, carefully vetted workers. Here’s what you should know.  Finding Qualified Help One of the best ways to find qualified, reliable, trustworthy people who can help with home chores and other small jobs is through referrals from people you trust. But if your friends or family don’t have any recommendations, there are a number of online companies you can turn to now, such as TaskRabbit 20

(www.taskrabbit.com) and Takl (www.takl.com). These are on-demand service companies that can quickly and easily connect you to skilled workers to handle a wide variety of household chores and small jobs, such as cleaning and housekeeping, moving and packing, lawn and yard cleanup, handyman tasks, grocery shopping, running errands, furniture assembly, picture hanging, closet organizing, and much more. TaskRabbit currently has more than 60,000 Taskers (workers) in 47 U.S. cities, while Takl currently serves 75 U.S. cities with around 35,000 workers. All you need to do is download their app, or go to their website, select the service your mom wants to have done, and set a time when she would like the worker to show up. The software then matches your request and provides you a list of qualified, feedback-rated workers (including their hourly rate) from which to choose. Once the job is complete, payment is done through 50plus Living 2019


the company’s app. You should also know that all TaskRabbit and Takl workers have to go through a thorough vetting process before they can join their respective company, including extensive background checks. If, however, you can’t find a skilled worker through TaskRabbit or Takl, or if they don’t serve your area, another option is Amazon Home Services (www.amazon.com/services). Like TaskRabbit and Takl, Amazon will connect you to qualified workers who handle dozens of household chores and other small jobs. Amazon also screens all workers through media searches, online interviews, reference checks, and background checks. And all experts need to have licenses and insurance. To purchase and book a service, you can either buy a prepackaged service with a fixed price (like two hours of cleaning), or you can submit a custom request and receive estimates. When booking, you select three different dates and time frames, and the pro confirms an appointment. All payment is done through your Amazon account.  Need a Tradesman If your mom primarily needs a tradesman, such as a plumber, electrician, painter, roofer, or carpenter, for home repairs or remodel projects, you should also check HomeAdvisor (www.homeadvisor. www.onlinepub.com

com) and Angie’s List (www.angieslist. com). Both of these sites can connect you with prescreened, customer-rated service professionals in your area for free. Senior Specific Another option you should know about is Umbrella (www. askumbrella.com), which is a feebased membership service for seniors 60-plus that provides qualified, vetted workers to do small jobs in and around the house for only $16 per hour. Currently available in New York, they are expanding nationally over the next year. Lower-Income Option If your mom is on a tight budget, you should also contact her nearby Area Agency on Aging (call (800) 6771116), which can refer you to services in her area, if available. For example, some communities have volunteer programs that provide chore and handyman services to help seniors in need. And some local nonprofits provide residential repair services that offer seniors minor upgrades and adaptations to their homes.  

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.

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Map Legend 1. American House Apartments – CCHRA

17. The Lebanon Valley Home – United Church of Christ Homes

2. Bethany Village

18. Marietta Senior Apartments – Community Basics, Inc.

3. Chestnut Commons – CCHRA 4. East Gate Apartments – CCHRA 5. Enola Commons – CCHRA 6. Ephrata Manor – United Church of Christ Homes 7. Harrison House Chester County

19. Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 20. Mountain View Apartments – CCHRA 21. Nissly Chocolate Factory Apartments – Community Basics, Inc.

8. Harrison House Christiana, PA

22. One West Penn Apartments – CCHRA

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23. Park Avenue Apartments – Community Basics, Inc.

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

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33. Two West Penn Apartments – CCHRA

31. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace

34. Valley Ridge Apartments – CCHRA

32. Thornwald Home – United Church of Christ Homes

35. Willow Valley Communities

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Retirement Communities Bethany Village 325 Wesley Drive Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 766-0279 www.BethanyVillage.org See our ad on page 14

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, pharmacy, beauty/barber shop, and so much more!

ALR, ALZ, APT, CCRC, RET/IND, RSP, SNF, SUB, WSS, *** 2 Harrison House Harrison Senior Living provides Chester County residents newly renovated 300 Strode Avenue independent living apartments East Fallowfield, PA 19320 at an affordable price. To help (610) 384-6310 residents lead a maintenancefree lifestyle, we offer delicious coatesville@harrisonseniorliving.com meals, housekeeping, and transportation. The arts and www.HarrisonSeniorLiving.com entertainment program has groups such as Seniors See our ad on page 29 On-The-Go, which help enhance residents’ lives and give them a sense of community. Residents can be as busy as they wish. Harrison House Chester County is an equal ALZ, HOS, PCH, RET/IND, RSP, SSA 7 housing opportunity and wheelchair-accessible facility. 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 and a putting green. Services include three dining venues, social events, housekeeping, on-site bank, on-site physician services, transportation and educational enrichment opportunities. Residents also enjoy the added security of lifecare with our on-site personal care and ALZ, APT, CCRC, HOME, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, RSP, SNF, WSS, ** 9 skilled nursing. lancashire lancashire terrace terrace 6retirement Terrace Drivevillage Lancaster, PA 17601 6 Terrace Drive (717) 569-3215 Lancaster, PA 17601 email address? (717) 569-3215 www.lancashireterrace.com www.LancashireTerrace.com See our ad on page the facing page

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Lancashire Terrace is a 55+ community nestled in Lancaster and within 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 living. Our cottage homes come in many different sizes, styles, and upgrades. Come visit today and learn what makes Lancashire Terrace one of 16 the best values in Lancaster County!

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Retirement Communities willow valley communities 600 Willow Valley Square Lancaster, PA 17602 (800) 770-5445 www.willowvalleycommunities.org See our ad on page 19

Willow Valley Communities is located in Lancaster, Pa., named the No. 1 city in the country for retirement by U.S. News & World Report. Willow Valley Communities is recognized as a leader in forward-thinking senior living that breaks through typical stereotypes. At the forefront of innovation, we have recently been awarded Best 55+ Lifestyle Program by the National Association of Home Builders and Best Independent Living Design by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Award-winning buildings, inspiring programming, and rich amenities abound.

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Willow Valley Communities’ Lifecare promise provides short- or long-term care — if it is needed — with no change to the monthly fee for any increased support in the future. Residents live a vibrant lifestyle with peace of mind about their financial future. As one of only five communities in the U.S. to score an A from Fitch Ratings, residents can count on Willow Valley’s financial stability. We offer more than 90 floor plans, from cozy studios to ALZ, APT, CCRC, HOME, HOS, PCH, 3,300-square-foot homes, as well as an impressive array RET/IND, RHB, RSP, SNF 35 of amenities, clubs, restaurants, and events. AAC – Active Adult Community (Age Restricted); ACF – Acute Care Facility; ADC – Adult Day Center ALR – Assisted Living Residence/Unit; ALZ – A  lzheimer’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 – Non-Participating in Medicaid or Medicare

Personal Care Homes Harrison House Harrison Senior Living has been Chester County providing personal care at an 300 Strode Avenue affordable price for residents East Fallowfield, PA 19320 and their families for more than coatesville@harrisonseniorliving.com 40 years. Residents and their families can rest assured that www.HarrisonSeniorLiving.com all of their needs are attended to by licensed nurses and See our ad on the facing page caregivers, 24 hours a day. The arts and entertainment program and group events provide residents a sense of community. Harrison House Chester County is an equal housing opportunity and wheelchair-accessible facility. APT, HOS, PCH, RET/IND, RSP, SSA 7

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Nursing/Rehab Harrison House Harrison House of Christiana Christiana, PA offers residents and their families 41 Newport Pike peace of mind by providing Christiana, PA 17509 an elegant environment with (610) 593-6901 top-notch care. We offer rehabilitation therapy, a secure christiana@harrisonseniorliving.com neighborhood with memory support, hospice, and www.HarrisonSeniorLiving.com comfort care. Residents’ needs are attended to by skilled, See our ad on the previous page licensed nurses and caregivers, 24 hours a day. We excel at offering exceptional care at an affordable price. ALZ, HOS, PAL, RHB, RSP, SNF, *** 8 the Campus of the Jewish Home 4000 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17112 (717) 657-0700 www.jewishhomeharrisburg.org See our ad on page 16

ALZ, CCRC, RHB, RSP, SNF, SUB, WSS, *** 13 misericordia nursing & rehabilitation center 998 South Russell Street York, PA 17402 (717) 755-1964 www.mn-rc.org See our ad on the facing page

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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.

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.

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 2019


Nursing/Rehab 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 page 15 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

Thornwald Home 442 Walnut Bottom Road Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 249-4118 (717) 249-8906 – Fax www.ucc-homes.org See our ad on page 15

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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! 32

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Palliative Care Provides Comfort and Support alongside Cure-Seeking Treatments By Megan Joyce Although you may often see the words “palliative care” listed in conjunction with “hospice care,” the two terms are not entirely interchangeable. “Palliative care can take on different meanings for different people,” Sandy Sferrella-Taylor, public relations manager for Visiting Angels York, said. 32

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“Palliative care seeks to prevent, relieve, or soothe the symptoms of disease, disorder, or aging without effecting a cure. It is a resource for anyone living with a serious illness where doctors feel they can provide treatment in the hopes of a cure.” Both palliative care and hospice care provide symptom management and comfort care for people with serious illnesses, but palliative care — which also supports a patient’s emotional, social, and spiritual needs — is not restricted to those with a life-limiting illness. “Some people are more comfortable with the term ‘palliative care’ if the explanation of support and comfort is provided,” Sferrella-Taylor said. “Many people associate the term ‘hospice’ with ‘giving up’ or death in general. The expectation of death to be coming soon does not need to exist to receive palliative care.” Hospice care is a type of palliative care, but not all palliative care is hospice care, which is reserved for individuals diagnosed with a terminal illness and with a life expectancy of six months or less. Patients who choose hospice have chosen to end curative treatment, but “diagnoses and life expectancy are not part of the need for palliative care,” Sferrella-Taylor said. There is no time limit for palliative care; it is appropriate at any stage of a serious illness and for patients of any age. Palliative care can occur in a hospital, in outpatient settings, in assisted living facilities, or at home. It is provided by an interdisciplinary team assembled based on the patient’s particular needs: palliative doctors, nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers, financial advisers, and other specialists. This team works in conjunction with a patient’s physicians to provide “an extra layer” of comfort and support, according to the Center to Advance Palliative Care (www.getpalliativecare.org). A palliative care team may help someone with a serious illness — such as cancer; heart, lung, or kidney disease; Alzheimer’s; multiple sclerosis; and others — to better carry on with their daily life. The types of relief received under palliative care depend on the patient’s individual needs and can include medication or other treatments for physical discomforts such as pain, fatigue, sleep disruptions, nausea, www.onlinepub.com

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constipation, or appetite loss. It could also include trained caregivers and social workers to help a patient better understand their diagnosis, clarify treatment goals and options, and offer emotional support as they deal with the stress and anxiety that arise from the management of their illness. “[Palliative care] can be for anyone needing comfort care … they might not be nearing the end of life or willing to put off any life-sustaining measures,” Sferrella-Taylor said. “They might still be receiving aggressive treatments for certain illnesses. Therefore they wouldn’t necessarily qualify for hospice, but they can get palliative care.” 34

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For someone already facing the costs Palliative care is of treating their disease, the addition of appropriate at any comfort care, while appealing, may not stage of a serious at first seem financially viable. But many illness and for private insurance companies and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) offer patients of any age. palliative and hospice benefits, according to PalliativeDoctors.org, the patient site of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. For people over 65, Medicare Part B offers some palliative care benefits; Medicaid’s coverage of palliative care varies by state. Sferrella-Taylor said the nature of the palliative care being provided often determines whether or not Medicare will pay for it. Non-medical care is not usually covered, but if the palliative care is categorized as nursing care or therapy, it may be covered. “An example of such care may be nursing visits from a skilled homecare agency to the end-stage congestive heart failure patient to manage them at home with the goal of avoiding repeat emergency-room visits,” SferrellaTaylor said. “This type of care also provides comfort and support, but the inclusion of the licensed professional may make it a Medicare-covered benefit.” How does someone diagnosed with a serious illness obtain the care of a palliative team? By asking for it. Hospitals often have a palliative specialist, or personal doctors and nurses can refer a patient to a palliative doctor. There are also numerous online resources that can serve as starting points for assembling a palliative-care team. The essential goal of palliative care is to alleviate physical suffering and mitigate the emotional and psychological burdens that accompany longterm medical treatment. “Many individuals, especially our clients, receive palliative care on an ongoing basis,” Sferrella-Taylor said. “The key is support and comfort for individuals who need it, and that, as mentioned, can span several years.” www.onlinepub.com

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Since 1994, By Your Side Homecare has referred quality caregivers for personalized, nonmedical home care 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.

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Hospice/Palliative Care Harrison House Offered by Harrison House of Christiana, PA Christiana, Arbor with Holisticare 41 Newport Pike is an advanced diseaseChristiana, PA 17509 management program that (610) 593-6901 bridges the gap in the healthcare continuum. The program christiana@harrisonseniorliving.com improves care transitions using an interdisciplinary www.HarrisonSeniorLiving.com team of skilled caregivers providing nursing care, goal See our ad on page 29 planning, symptom management, and emotional and spiritual support. Arbor with Holisticare is available to persons needing routine hospice care, respite care, ALZ, HOS, PAL, RHB, RSP, SNF, *** general inpatient level of care, and palliative care. HOMELAND HOSPICE 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270 Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 221-7890 www.HomelandatHome.org See our ad on page 2

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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 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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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

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

Pottstown Transit (610) 326-5413 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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Please have these companies send information to me: Active Adult Communities

Hospice/Palliative Care

o Kindred Place............................................................. 9

o Harrison House Christiana, PA...................................38

CCRCs/Life Plan Communities o Bethany Village.........................................................14

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

Nursing/Rehab Facilities

o Ephrata Manor..........................................................14

o Harrison House Christiana, PA...................................30

o Homeland Center......................................................16

o The Campus of the Jewish Home..............................30

o The Campus of the Jewish Home..............................16 o The Lebanon Valley Home.........................................17 o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg..........17

o Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center...........30 o Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home..................................31 o Thornwald Home......................................................31

o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive...........17

Personal Care Homes

o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge........17

o Harrison House Chester County.................................28

o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury.........18

Residential Communities

o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive.....18

o Community Basics, Inc............................................... 8

o SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace...........18

o Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities................................................................. 8

o Willow Valley Communities......................................19

Dementia/Alzheimer’s o Harrison House Christiana, PA...................................36

Retirement Communities o Bethany Village.........................................................26 o Harrison House Chester County.................................26

Home Care Services

o The Highlands at Wyomissing...................................26

o By Your Side Home Care............................................37 o Homeland HomeCare & HomeHealth........................37

o Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village.......................26 o Willow Valley Communities......................................28


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Index Active Adult Communities Kindred Place......................................9, 15 Ancillary Services 50plus LIFE............................................... 38 Caregiver Solutions..................................9 CCRCs/Life Plan Communities Bethany Village....................................... 14 Ephrata Manor..................................14, 15 Homeland Center..............................2, 16 The Campus of the Jewish Home.... 16

Home Care Services By Your Side Home Care..................... 37 Homeland HomeCare & HomeHealth.....................................2, 37 Hospice/Palliative Care Harrison House Christiana, PA................................ 29, 38 Homeland Hospice...........................2, 38 Nursing/Rehab Facilities Harrison House................................ 29, 30 The Campus of the Jewish Home................................. 16, 30

The Lebanon Valley Home...........15, 17

Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center................. 30, 31

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg......17, Back

Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home............................15, 31

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive.......17, Back

Thornwald Home.............................15, 31

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge...17, Back

Personal Care Homes Harrison House Chester County... 28, 29

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury....18, Back

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

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive... 18, Back

Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities..............8

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace.....18, Back

Retirement Communities Bethany Village................................ 14, 26

Willow Valley Communities............... 19

Harrison House Chester County... 26, 29 The Highlands at Wyomissing........... 26

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Harrison House Christiana, PA................................ 29, 36

Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village....................... 26, 27

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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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