Other Area Providers

Home care can provide non-medical home support to enable clients to remain at home, living better in their own environment and living safely.  Home care agencies can help with bathing, dressing, housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, medication reminders, assist with bill paying, appointment setting and the like.  There may come a time, however, when non-medical support is not enough.  When the time comes that more care is needed, Lori's Angels recommends the following care options.

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HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCIES:

Home health care provides skilled services, including nursing care and physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy.  The home health care agency will send a licensed professional to assess needs and develop a complete care plan.  These services are usually short-term, as in the case of a person recovering from surgery, a person with an acute illness or other health issue.  Medicare will cover home health if it is ordered by a physician and the person is homebound and in need of skilled services.  Healthcare professionals are then sent to the patients home to provide skilled care.

Hospice care brings together medical care, pain management and emotional/spiritual support for terminally ill patients and their families.  Eighty percent of hospice care is provided in the patient's home, however there are also impatient hospice facilities.  The mission of hospice staff and volunteers is to address the symptoms of the terminal illness with the intent of promoting comfort and dignity.  Medicare and Medicaid provide a hospice benefit that covers almost all of the costs of caring for a dying person.  To qualify for the Medicare benefit, the person must have Medicare Part A, a life expectancy of less than 6 months and an agreement in writing that he or she will not pursue any treatments to cure his or her illness. 

  • Covenant Home Care & Hospice

  • Berks County Visiting Nurse Association

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ADULT DAY PROGRAMS:

Adult day services, also called adult day care centers, are non-residential facilities that specialize in providing activities for older adults with cognitive (thinking) and/or physical disabilities.  Many participants have Alzheimer's disease or another forms of dementia.  High quality adult day care provides a safe environment that offers social activities to promote physical and cognitive functioning, in addition to health and therapeutic services.  There are 3 types of adult day services:  Social models that cater to higher-functioning participants, health-focused models that offer nursing care and Alzheimer/dementia care centers.  Medicare does not cover adult day services however many long-term care insurances do.  Medicaid may pay for the services if the client qualifies.  The Office of Senior Services (570-622-3103)     may be able to help with funding for Adult Day Services if the client meets eligibility criteria.

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  • Evergreen Adult Day Program

 

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

Assisted Living Facilities provide residents with services that assist them with the tasks of daily living such as providing meals, housekeeping, laundry and medication reminders.  They also assist with grooming, bathing, managing bills and providing transportation.  Assisted living makes sense for your parent or loved one if he or she needs assistance in performing the tasks of daily living.  Family members also seek this type of living arrangement when they feel it's no longer safe for the person to live alone.  Don't assume your loved one is receiving a great deal of one-on-one attention.  They may have a person on site 24/7 but they aren't providing direct care to every single resident.  Make sure you ask what services are included in the daily rates and which are extras!  Assisted Living Facilities are primarily a private pay arrangement.  Some long term care insurance policies do provide coverage.  If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for assistance from the Veterans Administration through the VAs Aid and Assistance Program.  Assisted Livings are regulated through the PA Department of Human Services. 

  • Luther Ridge

  • Providence Place

  • Providence Place at Pine Grove

  • Schoolyard Square

 

SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES:

It is possible that your parent or loved one may eventually need this level of care if it becomes unsafe for them to remain at home.  Nursing homes provide 24 hour skilled nursing care for residents who have a much higher need for assistance.  Nursing homes also offer rehabilitation, medical services and protective supervision as well as assistance with the activities of daily living.  People with long term mental or physical conditions that require a 24 hour protective environment offering medical and healthcare services can benefit from nursing home care.  Medicare MAY cover up to 100 days of nursing home care after an immediate hospitalization that required a 3 night hospital stay.  Most people that enter nursing homes begin by paying out of pocket until they "spend down" all their wealth.  Many then turn to Medicaid for assistance. Long term care insurance will often help pay expenses, but they do not cover all expenses.

  • Seton Manor

  • Manor Care 

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  • Schuylkill Center

  • York Terrace

  • Broad Mountain

  • Shenandoah Manor

  • Rosemont Health & Rehabilitation Center (formerly Rest Haven)

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