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Elder Care: Frequently asked questions regarding Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts

Posted on August 17, 2018 by Carlisle Sentinel

Here are some frequently asked questions about Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts: 1. What is a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust? It is an irrevocable trust that (if drafted properly) protects the assets transferred to it from counting as resources for Medicaid qualification…

Air conditioning unit fire causes Lower Moreland nursing home evacuation

Posted on August 17, 2018 by AP

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — Fire officials say a nursing home had to be evacuated when an air conditioning unit caught fire… 

County to spend $2 million to better heat, cool Westmoreland Manor

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Westmoreland County will spend nearly $2 million to upgrade heating and air conditioning at Westmoreland Manor. Commissioners on Thursday signed off on spending $960,000 for a new air handler unit for the Hempfield nursing home. Manor administrator John Austin said the current system is more than three…

Private unions almost non-existent in Lebanon County

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Lebanon Daily News

Cedar Haven Healthcare Center workers had a thriving union when they were employees of Lebanon County. Less than four years after Cedar Haven was privatized, though, the union had disbanded – broken by an unsuccessful strike against the facility’s ownership….

Centre Crest to get $34M USDA loan for new building

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Lock Haven Express

BELLEFONTE — Centre Crest Nursing Home received a $34 million direct loan commitment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its new Centre Care Health Center in College Township. The brand-new 240-bed skilled nursing facility would be located on Benner Pike just east of the Nittany Mall, replacing the Centre Crest property at…

Geisinger LIFE program to open in fall

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Lewistown Sentinel

LEWISTOWN — A new service is coming to the area to provide healthcare to older adults to help them maintain quality of life while living in their own homes. Geisinger’s new program called LIFE, Living Independence for the Elderly, will be opening this fall to service residents in Mifflin, Juniata…

Centre Care Receives $34 Million Federal Loan Commitment for New Nursing Facility

Posted on August 15, 2018 by State College News

Centre Care, the nonprofit that operates the current Centre Crest in Bellefonte, has been approved for a $34 million direct loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the planned new, 240-bed skilled-nursing facility in College Township. When operational in 2020, the new Centre Care Health Center will replace…

Palmer planners recommend permit for developer Atiyeh’s four-story nursing home

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Allentown Morning Call

The Palmer Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended a conditional use application that would permit a four-story personal care home planned by developer Abe Atiyeh. Atiyeh’s Pennsylvania Venture Capital wants to build the new nursing home at 530 Milford St., which is just south of William Penn Highway and…

Proposed senior living facility at Newbury receives conditional approval

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Washington Observer-Reporter

Some South Fayette residents are concerned that instead of the tranquil treeline they currently enjoy in their backyards at the Newbury development, the view could one day be impeded by a senior living facility. Despite concerns from nearby homeowners, the South Fayette Township…

Pickering Manor breaks ground on expansion

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Levittown Bucks County Courier Times

NEWTOWN — Pickering Manor held a groundbreaking ceremony for its planned expansion July 12. Over 100 people were in attendance including dignitaries from Pickering Manor, residents, family members, members from the community, Pickering Manor staff and State Rep. Perry Warren, D-31….

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