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Devotion. Compassion. Dignity. When you or your loved one needs help, join hands with Homeland. We are privileged to offer a continuum of care options and to be part of your caregiving team. To arrange a family meeting or tour of Homeland Center— at no cost or obligation—please call us.

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Introduction & Contents “Quality of life actually begins at home — it’s in your street, around your community.” – Charles Kennedy, British politician Welcome to the 2020 edition of 50plus LIVING, our annual guide to housing and care options in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. The services, programs, and facilities in this guide are all threads in the fabric of your community, able to help you maintain or improve quality of life for you or a loved one. 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 24th 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. It is our sincere wish that 50plus LIVING illuminates the vast area resources awaiting your discovery; your community is ready to support and enhance your quality of life. Regards,

Donna K. Anderson, President, On-Line Publishers www.onlinepub.com

Active Adult Communities Page 9 Article: Hiring an In-Home Caregiver Pages 30–33 Article: How to Choose a Walk-in Bathtub Pages 10–13 Article: Signs Your Aging Parents May Need More Help at Home Pages 20–21 Article: Simple Improvements Can Make Home Safer Pages 36–38 Care Codes Pages 9, 18, 29, 47 CCRCs/Life Plan Communities Pages 14–19 Directory of Services Pages 39–43 Home Care Services Page 34 Hospice/Palliative Care Page 34 How to Use This Guide Pages 4, 23 Index Page 46 Legend and Map Pages 22–25 Nursing/Rehab Page 29 Personal Care Homes Page 28 Reader Information Service Page 44 Residential Page 8 Retirement Communities Page 26 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. Determine 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 9, 18, 29, 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 2020


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 $14,500 and $27,500. A couple’s combined total income must be between $17,700 and $35,500. 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 2020


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 fi xed-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

AAC, APT, RET/IND, SSA

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.

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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 1,3,4,5,8,9,16,18,20,29,30

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, 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!

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

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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 – Non-Participating in Medicaid or Medicare

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Savvy Senior:

How to Choose a Walk-in Bathtub By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Because of my mobility problems, I’m thinking about getting a walk-in bathtub that’s easy to get into and out of but could use some help selecting one. What can you tell me about walk-in tubs, and can you recommend some good companies that make and install them? – Bubble Bath Betty 10

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Dear Betty, Walk-in tubs are a good option for mobility-challenged adults because they’re much easier to get into and out of than a standard tub and will help prevent slips, trips, and falls too. Here’s what you should know. The Basics Walk-in bathtubs are uniquely designed tubs that have a watertight, hinged door built into the side of the tub that provides a much lower threshold to step over (usually 2.5 to 7 inches), versus a standard tub that’s around 15 inches. In addition to the low threshold, most walk-in tubs also have a built-in seat, grab bars, anti-slip floors, anti-scald valves, and a handheld showerhead. And many higher-end models offer therapeutic, spa-like features that are great for seniors with arthritis and other ailments. The kind of tub you choose will depend on your needs, preferences, budget, and the size and layout of your bathroom. The cost of a walk-in tub with professional installation ranges anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000. Here are some other things you’ll need to consider to help you make a good choice.

Tub size: Walk-in bathtubs vary in size. Most models have high walls between 3 and 4 feet high and are between 28 and 32 inches wide, but they will fit into the same 60-inch-long space as your standard tub without having to reconfigure the room. There are also bariatric walk-in tubs that have wider door openings and larger seats to accommodate people over 300 pounds. Wheelchair-accessible: Most walk-in tubs have an inward-opening door, but if you use a wheelchair, an outward-opening door may be a better option because they’re easier to access. Tub options: The most basic and least expensive type of walk-in tub you can get is a simple soaker tub. But depending on your preferences, you have many other options, like an aerotherapy (air jets) tub, hydrotherapy (whirlpool water jets) tub, aromatherapy tub that mixes fragrant essential oils with the water, or a combination tub that has multiple features. www.onlinepub.com

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Also, look for tubs that have an inline heating system to keep your bathwater warm while you soak.

Fast fill and drain: One drawback to using a walk-in bathtub is that the bather must sit in the tub as it fills and drains, which can make for a chilly experience. To help with this, consider a tub that has fast-filling faucets and pumpassisted drainage systems, which significantly speed up the process. But these options may require some plumbing modifications to your bathroom. 12

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Easy cleaning: Keeping the tub clean should be a priority, especially if you get a therapy tub because of the bacteria that can grow in it. So, look for tubs with self-cleaning systems. Warranty: The best walk-in bathtubs on the market today are made in the U.S. Also make sure the company you choose has a lifetime “leak-proof” door-seal warranty and lengthy warranties on both the tub and the operating system.

Walk-in tubs are a good option for mobility-challenged adults because they’re much easier to get into and out of than a standard tub and will help prevent slips, trips, and falls.

Where to shop: While there are many companies that make, sell, and install walk-in bathtubs, some of the best in the industry are American Standard (www.americanstandard-us.com, (800) 442-1902), Safe Step (www.safesteptub.com, (800) 346-6616), and Kohler (www.kohlerwalkinbath.com, (800) 707-5276). Most companies offer financing with monthly payment plans. Unfortunately, original Medicare does not cover walk-in bathtubs nor do Medicare supplemental (Medigap) policies, but some Medicare Advantage plans may help pay. There are also many states that offer Medicaid waivers that will help pay for the purchase and installation of a walk-in tub to those who qualify, and the VA offers some programs that provide financial aid too. To get started, contact a few companies who will send a local dealer to your home to assess your bathroom and give you product options and estimates for free. 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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CCRCs/Life Plan 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 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

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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 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, *** 10 HOMELAND CENTER 1901 North Fifth Street Harrisburg, PA 17102 (717) 221-7902 www.homelandcenter.org See our ad on page 2

The Campus of the Jewish Home is a continuing care retirement community that welcomes people of all faiths. We provide a continuum of services, including independent living, personal care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation. In addition, we offer a safe and secured specialty care unit for individuals with various levels of cognitive impairment. The Campus is located in a beautiful, serene atmosphere with easy access to highways, shops, and local area ALZ, APT, CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, RSP, SNF, SUB, WSS, *** 11 attractions. Visit our website for more information. 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 OF GREATER HARRISBURG

A Continuing Care Retirement Community W E W E LC O M E P E O P L E O F A L L FA I T H S . The Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg • Skilled Nursing • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies • Sub-Acute Rehab Program • Award-Winning Wound Care • Short-Term Respite Care • Discharge Planning • Home Safety Assessments Guild Special Care Center • Care and Special Programs in a Secured Setting for Memory Impaired Residents

The Residence • Independent Living and Personal Care • Respite and Trial Stays • Transitional Rehab Program • Nurse on Duty 24/7 • Various Apartment Styles/Options • All-Inclusive

What Families Say: “I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who came in contact with my mother during her stay at the Jewish Home. Thank you for the kindness, patience and most of all, your caring.” — Family Member

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. 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 the back page

ALZ, CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, SNF, SSA, WSS, *** 14 SPIRITRUST LUTHERAN, THE VILLAGE AT GETTYSBURG 1075 Old Harrisburg Road Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-4443 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on the facing 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, *** 22 SPIRITRUST LUTHERAN, THE VILLAGE AT KELLY DRIVE 750 Kelly Drive York, PA 17404 (717) 854-5010 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on the facing page

APT, CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RSP, SSA 23 SPIRITRUST LUTHERAN, THE VILLAGE AT LUTHER RIDGE 2998 Luther Drive Chambersburg, PA 17202 (717) 261-1251 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on the facing page

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

The Village at Luther Ridge, one of SpiriTrust Lutheran’s six retirement communities, provides maintenance-free living in several cottage floor plans, assistive living services in the personal care residence, and skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. 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 previous 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, *** 25 SPIRITRUST LUTHERAN, THE VILLAGE AT SPRENKLE DRIVE 1802 Folkemer Circle York, PA 17404 (717) 767-0579 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on the previous 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, *** 26 SPIRITRUST LUTHERAN, THE VILLAGE AT UTZ TERRACE 2100 Utz Terrace Hanover, PA 17331 (717) 637-0633 www.spiritrustlutheran.org See our ad on the previous 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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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 – Non-Participating in Medicaid or Medicare 50plus LIVING 2020


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

ALZ, APT, CCRC, HOME, PCH, RET/IND, RHB, RSP, SNF

Willow Valley Communities, Lancaster, Pa., is a premier 55-plus senior living community recognized as a leader in innovative thinking that breaks through the typical stereotypes of retirement. Willow Valley Communities has earned numerous awards from a variety of organizations for its amenities, culinary expertise, programming, and lifestyle experience. It is located 3 miles outside of downtown Lancaster, a city designated by U.S. News & World Report among the top three places to retire in the United States.

Willow Valley Communities is the only exclusively Type A contract Lifecare community in Lancaster County. This means that if supportive care is ever needed in the future, monthly fees will not increase because of the need for the enhanced level of care. 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 Communities’ financial stability. The community offers over 90 different floor plans, from cozy studios to 3,300-square-foot townhomes, as well as a seemingly endless array of amenities, clubs, 31 restaurants, programs, and entertainment.

Reimagine Senior Living at Willow Valley Communities From your first visit, you’ll know you’ve arrived at a very special place. For nearly 35 years, Willow Valley Communities has been setting the standard in reimagined senior living. You’ll enjoy take-your-breath-away landscaping and meticulously-maintained campuses. You’ll dine on exceptional cuisine at any of our 11 venues. Plus, you’ll thrive among our rich array of amenities. All, while covered by the security of Lifecare which means predictable future expenses because your monthly service fee won’t increase if you need enhanced care later. Come see us for a warm and welcoming visit. 800.770.5445 | Info@WillowValley.org WillowValleyCommunities.org | Lancaster, PA

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Signs Your Aging Parents May Need More Help at Home Every day, roughly 10,000 baby boomers nationwide turn 65, according to the Pew Research Center, which means that a growing number of Americans are dealing with the many challenges associated with aging parents or relatives. Among them is determining when parents may need assistance they aren’t currently receiving. “Asking for help and depending on others for care may make an individual feel like a burden to family or friends. The goal of home 20

care should be to strengthen the mind and the body, lift spirits, and support loved ones in a way that makes life worth living,” says Jennifer Sheets, president and chief executive officer of Caring Brands International and Interim HealthCare Inc. “This whole-person and individualized approach allows caregivers to look for ways to empower people at home.” Unfortunately, when seniors struggle with basic tasks such 50plus LIVING 2020


as self-care, transportation, or household chores, they don’t always talk about it. They may be embarrassed or afraid of losing their independence or homes. Still others may not even realize anything is amiss, particularly if they’re in the beginning stages of dementia. Sheets shares some warning signs that an aging loved one may be in need of senior care: A change in mood, such as depression, anxiety, or a loss of interest in social activities and hobbies. Significant weight loss, which can happen for a variety of reasons, including serious physical and mental disorders. Issues with mobility and balance. These can be signs of joint, muscle, or neurological problems and increase the likelihood of falls. Bruises, cuts, or scrapes are sometimes evidence of falls or kitchen mishaps and a potential indication of declining physical agility. Piles of bills, un-watered plants, and overflowing hampers — these are just a few of the many signs that basic tasks are being neglected. New dents or dings on your parents’ vehicle. These could be signs that safe driving has become an issue. www.onlinepub.com

Stains, missing buttons, and untrimmed nails are signs of neglected personal hygiene. No food in the house, or moldy, stale, or spoiled food, might mean a parent is struggling to grocery shop or cook or may have even lost interest in eating. A prescription stockpile could indicate your parent is forgetting to take critical pills. Stacks of unopened bills, late payment notices, unbalanced checkbooks, and wads of cash stashed in odd places are all signs of mismanaged money. If a parent requires extra care, consider all your options, including in-home assistance, which allows older adults to continue living at home, while getting needed help. Look for care that offers a wholeperson approach, which looks beyond basic needs to develop specific protocols and interactive activities that stimulate the brain, improve motor functions, and help seniors feel in control of their days. If your parents are displaying signs of needed care, getting them this support is crucial — both for their immediate health and safety, as well as their overall happiness and wellness. (StatePoint)

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Map Legend 1. American House Apartments – CCHRA

16. Mountain View Apartments – CCHRA

2. Bethany Village

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

3. Chestnut Commons – CCHRA 4. East Gate Apartments – CCHRA

18. One West Penn Apartments – CCHRA

5. Enola Commons – CCHRA 6. Ephrata Manor – United Church of Christ Homes

19. Park Avenue Apartments – Community Basics, Inc.

7. Harrison House Chester County

20. Roundhouse View Apartments – CCHRA

8. Historic Iroquois Hotel Senior Apartments – CCHRA

21. Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home – United Church of Christ Homes

9. Historic Molly Pitcher Apartments – CCHRA 10. Homeland Center 11. The Campus of the Jewish Home

22. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg 23. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive

12. Kindred Place at Annville – United Church of Christ Homes

24. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge

13. Kindred Place at Harrisburg – United Church of Christ Homes

25. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury

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

26. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive

15. Marietta Senior Apartments – Community Basics, Inc.

27. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace

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Map Legend 28. Thornwald Home – United Church of Christ Homes

30. Valley Ridge Apartments – CCHRA

29. Two West Penn Apartments – CCHRA

31. Willow Valley Communities

How To Use This Guide 1. Determine the type of need by referring to Types of Facilities, Care Options on pages 4 and 5. 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 9, 18, 29, and 47.

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

BETHANY VILLAGE 325 Wesley Drive Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 766-0279 www.BethanyVillage.org See our ad on page 14

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 the facing page 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.

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Willow Valley Communities, Lancaster, Pa., is a premier 55-plus senior living community recognized as a leader in innovative thinking that breaks through the typical stereotypes of retirement. Willow Valley Communities has earned numerous awards from a variety of organizations for its amenities, culinary expertise, programming, and lifestyle experience. It is located 3 miles outside of downtown Lancaster, a city designated by U.S. News & World Report among the top three places to retire in the United States.

Willow Valley Communities is the only exclusively Type A contract Lifecare community in Lancaster County. This means that if supportive care is ever needed in the future, monthly fees will not increase because of the need for the enhanced level of care. 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 Communities’ financial stability. The community offers over 90 different floor plans, from cozy studios to 3,300-square-foot townhomes, as well as a seemingly endless array of amenities, clubs, 31 restaurants, programs, and entertainment.

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At Harrison Senior Living, we believe that your four-legged friend can improve your overall health and happiness; that’s why we pride ourselves on being a pet-friendly community. After all, your pets are family too.

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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 previous 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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On The Campus of the Jewish Home, The Residence is an all-inclusive luxury apartment building that provides carefree living for seniors. There are a variety of apartment options to choose from, including companion suites, studios, and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Our residents can receive assistance with various task, such as medications, bathing, dressing, and more, all while maintaining their independent lifestyles. Visit www. ALZ, APT, CCRC, PCH, RET/IND, RSP, WSS, NP 11 jewishhomeharrisburg.org for more information. THE CAMPUS OF THE JEWISH HOME 4000 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17112 (717) 657-0700 www.jewishhomeharrisburg.org See our ad on page 15

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Dauphin County 717.780.6130

Lebanon County 717.273.9262

Cumberland County 717.240.6110

Lancaster County 717.299.7979

York County 717.771.9610

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Nursing/Rehab On The Campus of the Jewish Home, our skilled nursing care center has been servicing the community for more than 40 years and has an excellent reputation for skilled nursing services and rehabilitation. We provide long-term skilled nursing care in a comfortable, homelike environment for seniors who require a higher level of care, as well as short-term rehab services to aid individuals with safely returning back to ALZ, CCRC, RHB, RSP, SNF, SUB, their homes. Visit www.jewishhomeharrisburg.org for WSS, *** 11 more information. THE CAMPUS OF THE JEWISH HOME 4000 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17112 (717) 657-0700 www.jewishhomeharrisburg.org See our ad on page 15

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!

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, ***

21 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!

THORNWALD HOME 442 Walnut Bottom Road Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 249-4118 (717) 249-8906 – Fax www.ucc-homes.org See our ad on the back page

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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 – Non-Participating in Medicaid or Medicare

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Hiring an In-Home Caregiver By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, I need to locate a good in-home caregiver for my 83-year-old mother. What’s the best way to find and hire one? – Looking for Care 30

Dear Looking, Finding a good in-home caregiver for an elderly parent can be challenging. How can you find one that’s reliable and trustworthy, as well as someone your parent likes and is comfortable with? Here are some tips that can help. 50plus LIVING 2020


Know Your Needs need someone to come in just a Before you start the task of few mornings a week to help her looking for an in-home caregiver, cook, clean, run errands, or perhaps your first step is to determine the bathe? Or does she need more level of care your mom needs. This continuous care that requires daily can pinpoint the type of help she’ll visits or a full-time aide? need. After you determine her For example, if she needs, there are two only needs help ways in which you with daily living can go about tasks like hiring someone: shopping, either through Before looking for an cooking, an agency in-home caregiver, doing or you can the first step is laundry, hire someone to determine the bathing, or directly on dressing, a your own. level of care needed. “homemaker” or “personal Hiring care aide” will do. Through an But, if she needs Agency healthcare services, Hiring a personal there are “home health care or home health aide aides” that may do all the things through an agency is the safest a homemaker does, plus they also and easiest option, but it’s more have training in administering expensive. Costs typically run medications, changing wound anywhere between $14 and $25 an dressings, and other medically hour, depending on where you live related duties. Home health and the qualification of the aide. aides often work under a nurse’s How it works: You pay the supervision. agency, and they handle everything, Once you settle on a level of care, including an assessment of you then need to decide how many your mom’s needs, assigning hours of assistance she’ll need. appropriately trained and For example, does your mom prescreened staff to care for her, and www.onlinepub.com

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finding a fill-in on days her aide cannot come. Some of the drawbacks, however, are that you may not have much input into the selection of the caregiver, and the caregivers may change or alternate, which can cause a disruption. To find a home care agency in your mom’s area, ask for referrals through friends, family, or doctor’s offices, and check the Home Health listings in this guide. You can also use the home-care locator 32

service tool at Paying for Senior Care (www.payingforseniorcare. com) by clicking on “Find Quality, Affordable Care,” or call (206) 4625728. In addition, Medicare offers a home health compare tool (www. medicare.gov/homehealthcompare) to help you find and compare home healthcare agencies. You also need to be aware that original Medicare does not cover inhome caregiving services unless your mom is receiving doctor-ordered 50plus LIVING 2020


skilled nursing or therapy services at home too. But, if your mom is in a certain Medicare Advantage plan or is low income and qualifies for Medicaid, she may be eligible for some coverage. Hiring Directly Hiring an independent caregiver on your own is the other option, and it’s less expensive. Costs typically range between $12 and $20 per hour. Hiring directly also gives you more control over whom you hire so you can choose someone you feel is right for your mom. But, be aware that if you do hire someone on your own, you become the employer, so there’s no agency support to fall back on if a problem occurs or if the aide doesn’t show up. You’re also responsible www.onlinepub.com

for paying payroll taxes and any workerrelated injuries that may happen. If you choose this option, make sure you check the aide’s references thoroughly and do a criminal background check, which you can do on sites like eNannySource.com. To find someone, ask for referrals or try eldercare-matching services like Care.com or CareLinx (www. carelinx.com, (800) 494-3106). Or, for a fee, an aging life care expert (see the Aging Life Care Association at www.aginglifecare.org or (520) 881-8008) can help you find someone. 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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Home Care Services 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 2

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 nonmedical personal assistance and companionship to skilled nursing, telehealth monitoring, and rehabilitation services.

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Hospice/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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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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Simple Improvements Can Make Home Safer By Lisa M. Petsche Falls are the primary cause of injury and hospitalization for older adults, and half of those injured do not regain their former level of 36

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Most often they occur in the bathroom, bedroom, or a stairwell. Health- and age-related changes that contribute to falls include arthritis, decreased sensation in the feet (known as peripheral neuropathy), loss of strength, visual impairment, balance problems, and the use of certain medications. The other major cause of falls is hazardous conditions in the home environment. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to reduce these hazards for yourself or a loved one. Many of them involve little or no cost. In the Kitchen Keep regularly used pots, dishes, staple foods, and other supplies within easy reach. Ensure the heaviest items are stored in the lower cupboards. If your loved one must reach high places, make sure they have a stepstool that has a high handrail and rubber tips. They should never use a chair. In the Bedroom Situate a lamp within easy reach of their bed. Also keep a flashlight on hand in case there’s a power failure (don’t forget to regularly replace the batteries). Keep a phone at their bedside. If their bedroom doesn’t have a phone jack, get a cordless phone and keep the receiver with you at night. Many seniors are using cellphones, which www.onlinepub.com

are easy to take anywhere. (Remind them to recharge the portable phone on the base in the morning and to keep the cellphone charged.) Ensure there’s a clear path from their bed to the bathroom. In the Bathroom Have grab bars installed by the toilet and in the bathtub or shower area. Ensure they are placed in the proper location and well anchored to the wall. Use a rubber mat (the kind with suction cups) in the tub or shower and a nonskid bathmat on the floor. Get a bathtub seat or a shower chair. Obtain a raised toilet seat if they have trouble getting on and off the toilet. Get a handheld showerhead so they can shower in a sitting position. Stairwells Steps should be in good repair and have a nonskid surface. Have solid handrails installed on both sides of stairways — ideally these should project past both the top and bottom steps. Keep steps free of clutter. Ensure stairwells are well lit. If necessary, get battery-powered dome lights that easily attach to the wall. General Tips Your loved one should wear slip37


pers or shoes that fit snugly, offer good support, and have a nonskid sole (avoid a sticky sole like crepe, though). Make sure throw rugs and scatter mats have a nonskid backing. Better yet, remove them, since they are one of the most common causes of falls. Keep walkways clear of electrical and telephone cords. Avoid clutter in rooms and hallways. Post emergency numbers by the telephone for easy access. If vision is a problem, get a phone with a large, lighted keypad. Sign on with a personal emergency response service, whereby your loved one wears a lightweight, waterproof pendant or bracelet that has a button to press if you run into a crisis and need help. (Studies have found that getting help quickly after a fall reduces the risk of hospitalization and death.) Use nightlights in the bedroom, hallways, and bathroom. Get the kind that have a built-in sensor that automatically turns the light on in 38

dim conditions. Also consider getting one or more plug-in, rechargeable flashlights that automatically come on when the power goes out. Spend some time browsing in medical supply stores or perusing their catalogs to discover the many items available — for example, reachers and electric-lift armchairs — that can increase household safety and make everyday activities easier. Consider a cane or walker if balance is an ongoing problem. Make sure they are fitted with the appropriate type of aid and receive instruction on proper usage. Arrange for a home assessment by an occupational therapist if you would like more information about identifying potential safety hazards and successfully addressing them. The therapist may point out areas of risk and make recommendations that would not have occurred to you or your family. 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. 50plus LIVING 2020


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

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital A Geisinger Affiliate (717) 763-2100 www.hsh.org

American Parkinson’s Disease Association (800) 223-2732 www.apdaparkinson.org

Jennersville Hospital Tower Health (610) 869-1000 https://jennersville.towerhealth.org

American Urological Association Foundation (800) 828-7866 www.urologyhealth.org

Lebanon VA Medical Center (717) 272-6621 (800) 409-8771 www.lebanon.va.gov

Arthritis Foundation (800) 283-7800 donor_relations@arthritis.org

Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital (610) 431-5000 www.chestercountyhospital.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 Pennsylvania Department of Health (877) 724-3258 www.health.state.pa.us Hospitals Brandywine Hospital Tower Health (610) 383-8000 https://brandywine.towerhealth.org 40

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Suburban Outpatient Pavilion (717) 544-3000 www.lghealth.org Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Women & Babies Hospital (717) 544-3700 www.lghealth.org Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital (717) 544-5511 www.lghealth.org Penn Medicine Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (717) 406-3000 www.lghealth.org 50plus LIVING 2020


Directory of Services 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 UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg (717) 782-3131 www.pinnaclehealth.org UPMC Pinnacle Lititz Medical Center (717) 625-5000 www.pinnaclehealth.org/lititz www.onlinepub.com

UPMC Pinnacle Memorial (717) 843-8623 www.pinnaclehealth.org/york UPMC Pinnacle West Shore (717) 791-2600 www.pinnaclehealth.org/westshore WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital (717) 267-3000 www.wellspan.org 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 Drug Discount Card www.padrugcard.com 41


Directory of Services PACE (800) 225-7223 https://pacecares.magellanhealth.com

Medicare Telephone Hotline (800) 633-4227 www.medicare.gov

RxAssist info@rxassist.org www.rxassist.org

National Institute on Aging Information Center (800) 222-2225 www.nia.nih.gov

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 Medicare Rights (800) 333-4114 www.medicarerights.org 42

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

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Directory of Services 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

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

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Hospice/Palliative Care

† Kindred Place ............................................................ 9

† Homeland Hospice ...................................................34

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Nursing/Rehab Facilities

† Bethany Village........................................................14

† The Campus of the Jewish Home .............................29

† Ephrata Manor .........................................................14

† Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home.................................29

† Homeland Center .....................................................15

† Thornwald Home .....................................................29

† The Campus of the Jewish Home .............................15 † The Lebanon Valley Home........................................16 † SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg .........16

Personal Care Homes † Harrison House Chester County ................................28 † The Campus of the Jewish Home .............................28

† SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive ..........16 † SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge.......16 † SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury ........18 † SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive ....18 † SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace ..........18 † Willow Valley Communities .....................................19

Home Care Services † Homeland HomeCare & HomeHealth.......................34

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

Retirement Communities † Bethany Village........................................................26 † Harrison House Chester County ................................26 † Willow Valley Communities .....................................26


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Lancaster County (spring) April 22, 2020

Dauphin County May 6, 2020

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York County Sept. 23, 2020

Cumberland County Oct. 14, 2020

Spooky Nook Sports

York Expo Center

Carlisle Expo Center

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Memorial Hall East York

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Dauphin County April 4, 2020

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Lancaster County Cumberland County Oct. 10, 2020 Nov. 14, 2020

Hershey Lodge

Lebanon Expo Center

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Carlisle Expo Center

Hershey

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Berks County May 27, 2020

Capital Area Sept. 1, 2020

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Lebanon County Lancaster County Sept. 9, 2020 Nov. 12, 2020 Farm and Home Center Lancaster

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Index Active Adult Communities Kindred Place – Anneville ......... 9, Back Kindred Place – Harrisburg....... 9, Back Ancillary Services 50plus LIFE .................................................9

Home Care Services Homeland HomeCare & HomeHealth ....................................2, 34

Hospice/Palliative Care Homeland Hospice ..........................2, 34

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/ Paula Musselman ............................... 35 Caregiver Solutions ..............................34 CCRCs/Life Plan Communities Bethany Village...................................... 14

Nursing/Rehab Facilities The Campus of the Jewish Home .................................15, 29 Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home ......................29, Back

Ephrata Manor ............................14, Back Homeland Center .............................2, 15

Thornwald Home.......................29, Back

The Campus of the Jewish Home ... 15 The Lebanon Valley Home .....16, Back

Personal Care Homes Harrison House Chester County ...27, 28

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg .........16, 17 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive ..........16, 17 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge ......16, 17

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

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury ........ 17, 18 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive ........17, 18

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

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace ......... 17, 18

Harrison House Chester County . 26, 27

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

Willow Valley Communities ........19, 26

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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 – Alzheimer’s and DementiaRelated Diagnoses

SSA – Supportive Services Available SUB – Sub-Acute Care

APT – Apartments CCRC – Continuing 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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