Can you be discharged from an Assisted Living facility?

submitted by E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire, and Maureen L. Anderson, Esquire, www.GummerElderLaw.com

 

 

Assisted Living facilities provide long-term or permanent care for residents. However, occasionally they are confronted with a situation, which requires them to discharge a resident or terminate the resident’s admission contract.

As a resident, you have rights, which protect you from being discharged without cause.

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Spring Village at Floral Vale: Helping memory care residents Live in the moment

by June Portnoy

If your loved one is in need of memory care, there are numerous personal care/assisted living facilities from which to choose. However, keep in mind many of these communities are administering various care programs under one roof, with their memory care residents in a secured unit behind locked doors.

For that reason alone, a better option you might want to consider is Spring Village at Floral Vale, specializing exclusively in memory care.

“Our community can offer more freedom and independence,” says Callista Oberholtzer, Director of Admissions. “Our residents can walk freely throughout our entire community in a secured setting, which includes our beautiful outdoor courtyards.”

Spring Village’s first priority is to provide memory care with respect, love and understanding. Assessing a new resident’s level of care resulting in an individualized plan of care is the first step.

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Middletown Seniors’ bus trip

The Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association offers a travel program for all ages. Buses depart from Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association, 2142 Trenton Road, Levittown. Make checks payable to M.S.C.A. and mail to above address. Include traveler’s name, phone number, address, and partners. Call for further details at 215-945-5345 or 215-945-2920.

*Wednesday, September 16th: Crab Feast at Phillips Restaurant & guided tour of Baltimore. Baltimore is a thriving city with exciting history plus fun and interesting sights to see. Cost $101. Leave 8:45am, return 7:30pm.

*Wednesday, October 14th: “A Tribute to Frank Sinatra” at Penns Peak Dinner Theatre Jim Thorpe, PA. Show and lunch, enjoy fall foliage en-route to the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Cost $89. Leave 9:15am, return 5:45pm.

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Morrisville Senior Center sponsoring Oldies Dance

The Revitalization Committee of the Morrisville Senior Service Center is sponsoring an Oldies Dance on June 6th at the Center. The dance will be held from 6:00 to 10:00pm. DJ Scott Robinson will be spinning tunes from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s for your listening and dancing pleasure. There will also be door prizes and a 50/50.

Beverages, including soda, water, seltzer, ginger ale, and tonic water, are included with admission. Food will also be available. Admission is only $15 per person or $25 per couple.

The event is for all ages over 21 years of age. The dance is the first of many events that will help to revitalize the Morrisville Senior Center. To purchase tickets call the Senior Center at 215-295-0567.

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Noteworthy donation

Bryant Greene, (second from left) owner/administrator of Always Best Care Senior Services, of Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware Counties presents a check for $2,500 to the Southampton Free Library’s Access The World Capital and Endowment Campaign during special ceremonies in the library. Receiving the donation (from left) are Ray Greenberg, financial oversight chairman for the campaign (Greene) Kim Ingram, library director and Gregory W. Crompton, campaign chairperson.

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Scenes from the Senior Citizen Ball

  1. From left, Amber Coffman, Ann Caminiti, Gail Krimstock, Kelly Macauley, and Matt Valeri serve up the pasta.
  1. Pauline Biedka and Frank Fricke have been dancing at various functions for the past 15 years.
  1. Mary R. Valeri and Harold Ruent became engaged on the day of the Senior Citizen Ball.
  1. Everybody went home with a smile on their face.
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Selecting the best care option for your loved one with memory challenges

submitted by Callista Oberholtzer, Admissions Director, Spring Village of Floral Vale

The Alzheimer’s Association reminds us in their literature that “everyone with a brain is at risk for Alzheimer’s.” This is a hard reality. Currently there are five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.

If Alzheimer’s or a related dementia has touched your life, you are not alone.

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How divorce and remarriage affect Social Security benefits

submitted by E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire, and Maureen L. Anderson, Esquire, www.GummerElderLaw.com

Many people are aware that seniors are entitled to collect Social Security benefits that are calculated based on their spouse’s work record. What’s less well-known is that this benefit applies in many cases to divorced spouses. In fact, ex-spouses may even be entitled to survivors benefits in certain circumstances.

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The conversation

submitted by Jason “Oz” Oszczakiewicz, Owner/Supervisor, Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home of Doylestown, Inc.

Recently, a couple discussed their funeral arrangements with their children. And as is the case with many families, once the couple informed their children about their funeral arrangement decisions, their children didn’t want to hear any further discussion and the discussion was shut down. This denial is very common. The last thing you want to discuss with family members is your final demise and your wishes regarding funeral/cremation services and your assets, but it is one of the most important decisions a person/couple will ever make.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown: Affordable, maintenance-free living, rich with amenities

by June Portnoy

While many seniors argue about the benefits of aging in place, the disadvantage is that our elder population often becomes isolated, continuing to live at home where they have little interaction with others their age or with their community.

Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) Doylestown is committed to keeping seniors active, physically, socially and educationally, at a price you can afford.

Founded in 1981, Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown is home to more than 300 residents, and provides a full continuum of services.

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