montoco senior guide

Welcome to the Montgomery County, PA Senior Care Resource Guide. At Slutsky Elder Law, we believe that an important part of estate planning and elder law is to provide people with a convenient way to locate additional resources and services that will help you meet all of your aging needs. On the following pages, we have created a resource guide to include assisted living, skilled nursing communities, home care companies, care managers, bill payers and more.

Adult day centers offer structured programs that include social interaction, activities, personal care and some nursing services.  Adult day services are a good option for people who wish to remain at home (or with a family member) and who need safety supervision or assistance with personal care.

Most adult day centers provide a light breakfast and a full lunch.  Transportation is often provided by the center or arrangements are made with county transit.

While programming differs between adult day centers, in general, you can expect to find a variety of activities for your family member, including entertainers, crafts, word games and physical activities.  Many centers will provide activities customized for your family member, so that he or she can engage at a cognitive level that is both stimulating and comfortable.

Most adult day programs open early in the day and stay open until early evening. Some programs also offer half-days and/or weekend options.

In general, a full day of adult day care is less than $100 per day, making this type of service one of the most affordable options for families.

Phone
215-366-5955
Address
1614 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
Phone
215-855-1298
Address
51 Medical Campus Drive
Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone
215-242-4501
Address
1200 East Mermaid Lane Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Phone
215-443-5300
Address
111 Gibraltar Road
Horsham, PA 19044
Phone
215-343-6250
Address
720 Johnsville Blvd, Suite 1300 Warminster, PA 18974
Phone
215-782-8370
Address
1400 Willow Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Listing Title
Phone
610-792-8800
Address
470 North Lewis Road
Limerick, PA 19468
Phone
610-850-9885
Address
30 Old Schuylkill Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
Phone
215-233-6309
Address
551 East Evergreen Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Phone
610-527-4220
Address
119 Radnor Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone
215-855-7997
Address
621 Cowpath Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone
610-792-2399
Address
1600 Black Rock Road
Royersford, PA 19468
Phone
215-663-8090
Address
261 Old York Rd, Suite A51
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Assisted Living and Personal Care Communities provide 24 hour supervision, personal care assistance, meals and healthcare services in a home-like setting. Services include assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, using the bathroom, taking medicine, transportation, laundry and housekeeping. In addition, therapeutic social and recreational activities are also provided, making assisted living and personal care services excellent choices for people who enjoy active socialization that they may not be able to obtain in a home environment.

In Pennsylvania most homes that call themselves Assisted Living are in fact Personal Care Homes. While the services provided are largely similar, homes that are licensed in Pennsylvania as Assisted Living homes are subject to more regulation and are eligible to receive Medicaid funding (although that funding has yet to be paid, it exists legally). Personal care homes are less regulated, tend to have a lower (required) staffing ratio and are not eligible to receive Medicaid. There are very few licensed Assisted Living residences in Pennsylvania. This is important to recognize because there is a great deal of variation in the type of care provided, how they provide it and how much it will cost.

If you would like to have Slutsky Elder Law review a long term care policy please contact us at (610) 940-0650 to set up a consultation.

Phone
484-997-0487
Address
350 Guthrie Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone
215-660-3922
Address
695 Main Street
Harleysville, PA 19438
Phone
610-981-1904
Address
51 West Arcadia Drive
Limerick, PA 19468
Phone
610-337-1214
Address
620 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone
215-957-5182
Address
779 West County Line Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
Phone
267-571-2699
Address
2085 Lieberman Drive
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
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Phone
877-312-6192
Address
250 North Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
Phone
215-421-2216
Address
9303 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19128
Phone
215-591-4000
Address
1405 North Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA 19025
Phone
610-272-6200
Address
2101 New Hope Street
East Norriton, PA 19401
Phone
610-933-3250
Address
1133 Black Rock Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone
610-557-3357
Address
300 East Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
Phone
610-409-8910
Address
901 East Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
Listing Title
Phone
215-368-4438
Address
275 Dock Drive
Lansdale, PA 19446
Listing Title
Phone
215-659-4100
Address
3445 Davisville Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
Phone
215-938-4000
Address
1616 Huntingdon Pike
Meadowbrook, PA 19046
Phone
215-375-7556
Address
651 Montgomery Glen Drive
Lansdale, PA 19446
Listing Title
Phone
610-754-7878
Address
2849 Big Road
Frederick, PA 19435
Listing Title
Phone
610-850-9885
Address
30 Old Schuylkill Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
Listing Title
Phone
215-371-3000
Address
1425 Horsham Road
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone
267-460-1210
Address
8000 Twin Silo Drive
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Phone
215- 855-4109
Address
1001 Valley Forge Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone
267-433-4865
Address
735 Susquehanna Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone
267-460-6116
Address
728 Norristown Road
Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002
Listing Title
Phone
215-855-2697
Address
206 East Lincoln Avenue
Hatfield, PA 19440
Listing Title
Phone
215-302-0244
Address
1091 Horsham Road
North Wales, PA 19454
Listing Title
Phone
267-923-5380
Address
68 Main Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
Phone
215-659-3900
Address
3455 Davisville Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
Listing Title
Phone
215-461-2100
Address
208 Fernbrook Avenue
Wyncote, PA 19095
Listing Title
Phone
215-885-6800
Address
1515 The Fairway
Rydal, PA 19046
Phone
610-718-0900
Address
227 Evergreen Road
Pottstown PA, 19464
Phone
610-728-5211
Address
10000 Shannondell Drive
Audubon, PA 19403
Listing Title
Phone
610-260-1175
Address
2002 Joshua Road
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Phone
215-233-6300
Address
551 East Evergreen Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Listing Title
Phone
215-368-0900
Address
701 Lansdale Avenue
Lansdale, PA 19446
Listing Title
Phone
215-576-8899
Address
1801 Susquehanna Road
Abington, PA 19001
Phone
215-619-2777
Address
795 Penllyn Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Listing Title
Phone
215-283-1123
Address
1650 Susquehanna Road
Dresher, PA 19025
Phone
610-896-9777
Address
217 West Montgomery Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
Phone
610-940-3888
Address
429 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Phone
267-375-9846
Address
1419 Horsham Road
North Wales, PA 19454
Listing Title
Phone
610-442-4063
Address
35 Old Lancaster Rd
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Phone
215-461-4880
Address
501 Mattison Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002
Phone
267-427-5205
Address
691 Main Street
Harleysville, PA 19438
Phone
215-572-8300
Address
440 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone
610-664-5967
Address
238 Belmont Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Phone
215-402-8725
Address
4000 Foxhound Drive
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Phone
484-854-1600
Address
1421 South Collegeville Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
Phone
267-328-4981
Address
900 Towamencin Avenue
Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone
215-527-6505
Address
404 Cheswick Place
Rosemont, PA 19010
Phone
610-728-5400
Address
6000 Shannondell Drive
Audubon, PA 19403
Phone
610-292-3030
Address
215 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone
610-546-2339
Address
251 Rock Hill Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Phone
215-822-0688
Address
2343 Bethlehem Pike
Hatfield, PA 19440
Phone
215-855-1235
Address
1800 Walnut Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
Listing Title
Phone
610-645-8600
Address
1400 Waverly Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035
Phone
215-675-0103
Address
2815 Byberry Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
Listing Title
Phone
215-517-8200
Address
240 Barker Road
Wyncote, PA 19095

Care Managers, sometimes called Geriatric Care Managers or Aging Life Care Professionals, work with families to arrange care and problem solve when family members cannot be there.  They are client advocates who provide education and coaching to family members.

Care managers generally have experience and training in one or more types of human services, for example, social work, nursing or gerontology.  They encourage clients to be as independent as possible, while remaining safe.  In addition, care managers serve as a resource and connector across the entire spectrum of care. A Care Manager can help connect families with services that are appropriate for their physical, financial, and emotional needs. Great care should be taken in selecting a care manager with whom you wish to work with and have as your advocate.

Home health agencies provide skilled care services to people in their own homes. Home health agencies generally provide short-term care and generally provide skilled nursing services, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Home health aides may also be referred by home health agencies. Many home health agencies provide services that are covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Others provide private pay services or services that are reimbursed by insurance companies.

Palliative care is often confused with hospice care. Palliative care is for a patient with a chronic illness who can continue to receive curative treatments. Hospice care is for a patient with a terminal illness who has chosen to forgo curative treatments. Choosing hospice care means choosing not to aggressively treat the condition that is likely to cause death; however, it does not mean the hospice patient gets no medical care. Relief of pain is a major focus of hospice care. Hospice and palliative care benefits are available through most health insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid and most private plans.
The following is the definition of hospice care from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization:
Hospice care is for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patients’ needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient’s loved ones as well.
The following is the definition of palliative care from the World Health Organization:
Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psycho-social and spiritual.

Hospice and Palliative Care:

  • Provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms;
  • Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process;
  • Intends neither to hasten nor postpone death;
  • Integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care;
  • Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death;
  • Offers a support system to help the family cope during the patient’s illness and in their own bereavement;
  • Strives to enhance the quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of the illness.

To choose hospice means choosing to not aggressively treat the condition that is likely to cause death, however, it does not mean the hospice patient gets no medical care. Relief of pain is a major focus of hospice care.

Hospice benefits are available through most health insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid and most private plans.

Home medical equipment (HME) companies, or Durable Medical Equipment (DME) companies,  provide a variety of devices for people who need care, assistance or support at home.   Many of these items will be covered by Medicare or private insurance.  Check with the home medical equipment company to find out what they provide and payment options. The equipment provided varies from company to company, but common items include:

  • Bedpans
  • Catheters
  • Colostomy bags
  • Crutches
  • Diabetic Shoes
  • Feeding tubes
  • Glucose meters
  • Heating pads
  • Hospital beds
  • Infusion pumps
  • Lift chairs
  • Nasal cannulas
  • Nebulizers
  • Pill splitters
  • Walkers
  • Ventilators
  • Wheelchairs

Important Agencies in Montgomery County

Listing Title
Phone
215-299-4000
Address
Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter
2221 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

19103
Phone
610-278-3601
Address
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA

19404
Phone
610-278-3601
Address
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA

19404
Phone
610-525-0706
Address
9 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA

19101
Phone
215-368-0985
Address
1715 Sumneytown Pike
Suite 203A, Box 1197
Kulpsville, PA
19443
Phone
610-326-1610
Address
1976 East High Street
Pottstown, PA
Phone
610-270-3500
Address
1931 New Hope Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone
610-275-5720
Address
104 West Main Street, Suite 1
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone
610-278-3601
Address
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19404
Phone
610-278-3601
Address
Human Services Center
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA

19404
Phone
800-734-2020
Address
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19404
Listing Title
Phone
610-278-3601
Address
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19404
Phone
610-834-1040
Address
925 Harvest Drive, Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Phone
610-838-1040
Address
901 East Eighth Avenue, Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone
610-278-3601
Address
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19404
Listing Title
Phone
800-772-1213
Address
1700 Markley Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Federal Agencies

Phone
800-827-1000
Address
5000 Wissahickon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Phone
800-MEDICARE
Address
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone
888-346-3656
Address
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone
800-772-1213
Address
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235

Non-medical home care  companies provide caregivers who help with personal care (bathing, dressing, assistance using the bathroom), ambulation and transfers, light housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping and friendly companionship.  Agencies offer services on an hourly or live-in basis.  Home care may be covered by long term care insurance or is paid for privately.  Veterans and their families may also receive coverage through the service person’s veterans benefits.

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist (or SRES) is a realtor who is uniquely qualified to assist seniors in housing sales and purchases.  The SRES distinction is awarded only to realtors who have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions.

Senior Real Estate Specialists  utilize the expertise of a network of senior specialists, such as transition specialists, CPAs, and elder care lawyers.  They are familiar with local community resources and services.  Their mission is to help seniors and their families navigate the maze of financial, legal and emotional issues that accompany the sale of the home.  They will provide ease and guide you every step of the way.  Senior Real Estate Specialists will provide options that are best for you and your loved ones.

Are you a senior in need of help selling your home or purchasing one?  Call a Senior Real Estate Specialist today.

Find Senior Care Centers located in Montgomery County.

Listing Category
Phone
215-256-6900
Address
312 Alumni Avenue
Harleysville, PA 19438
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Phone
215-723-5841
Address
259 North Second Street
Souderton, PA 18964
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Listing Category
Phone
215-635-5244
Address
7763 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
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Phone
215-339-4747
Address
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401
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Phone
610-664-2366n
Address
100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor
Narberth, PA 19072
Listing Category
Phone
610-642-9370
Address
117 Ardmore Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
Listing Category
Phone
215-884-7664
Address
610 Summit Avenue
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Listing Category
Phone
215-679-6550
Address
517 Jefferson Street
East Greenville, PA 18041
Listing Title
Listing Category
Phone
215-362-7432
Address
606 East Main Street, Suite 1003
Lansdale, PA 19446
Listing Category
Phone
610-323-5009
Address
288 Moser Road
Pottstown, PA 19464
Listing Category
Phone
610-265-4715
Address
431 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Find Short-Term Geri- Psychiatric Units located in Montgomery County.

Listing Title
Phone
610-539-6000
Address
100 Eagleville Road
Eagleville, PA 19403
Phone
215-947-3000
Address
1648 Huntingdon Pike
Meadowbrook, PA 19046
Phone
610-327-7630
Address
1600 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Skilled Nursing facilities provide a high level of medical care or treatment that can only be done by licensed nurses and by trained individuals, such as physical, speech, and occupational therapists.  These services can be necessary over the short term for rehabilitation from an illness or injury, or they may be required over the long term for patients who need care on a frequent or around-the-clock basis due to a chronic medical condition.  Examples of skilled nursing services include wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections, physical therapy, and monitoring of vital signs and medical equipment.

Location is very important. Is the nursing home close enough for family and friends to be able to visit regularly?

The most important step is to visit more than once and look around. Are residents clean, well groomed, and dressed appropriately for the season and time of day? Are they involved in activities? Are staff friendly, helpful, and respectful? Is the home clean and free of odors? Do residents seem happy?

Go at different times of the day. Visit first thing in the morning and at mealtimes. Do residents seem to enjoy their meals? Is there help for residents who cannot eat on their own? If possible, eat a meal at the facility. Talk to staff, residents, and families to find out what they think of the facility.

If you would like to have Slutsky Elder Law review a long term care policy please contact us at (610) 940-0650 to set up a consultation.

Phone
610-279-7300
Address
845 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Listing Title
Phone
877-312-6192
Address
250 North Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
Listing Title
Phone
215-368-4438
Address
275 Dock Drive
Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone
215-379-2700
Address
265 East Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Phone
610-862-0618
Address
251 Stenton Avenue
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone
215-371-3000
Address
1425 Horsham Road
North Wales, PA 19454
Listing Title
Phone
610-850-9885
Address
30 Old Schuylkill Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
Listing Title
Phone
610-279-7300
Address
845 Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone
610-645-8600
Address
1400 Waverly Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035
Listing Title
Phone
215-461-2100
Address
208 Fernbrook Avenue
Wyncote, PA 19095
Phone
610-728-5211
Address
5000 Shannondell Drive
Audubon, PA 19403
Phone
610-525-1500
Address
35 Rosemont Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010
Phone
215-885-6800
Address
1515 The Fairway
Rydal, PA 19046
Listing Title
Phone
610-658-5100
Address
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Listing Title
Phone
215-836-4179
Address
110 West Wissahickon Avenue
Flourtown, PA 19031
Phone
215-938-4000
Address
1616 Huntington Pike
Meadowbrook, PA 19046
Phone
215-402-8725
Address
4000 Foxhound Drive
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Listing Title
Phone
610-277-0380
Address
2004 Old Arch Road
Norristown, PA 19401
Listing Title
Phone
610-275-6410
Address
205 East Johnson Highway
Norristown, PA 19401
Listing Title
Phone
215-233-6200
Address
8601 Stenton Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Senior Transition Specialists are holistic people who look at the whole person and help them with all the steps of transitioning. Some of the areas they work through with seniors are:
– Figuring out their finances.
– Working with CPS’s or financial advisors to develop a plan for the future.
– Going to the lawyer to get a will, Power of Attorney and Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney in order.
– Visiting houses of family, apartments, other houses, CCRC’s, Assisted Living or other locations to find the best fit.
– Do the comparison of living locations.
– Help with the paperwork to get accepted in a location.
– Figure out furniture and help get you downsized.
– Work with the movers.
– Make sure seniors are welcomed in your new location.
– Many other things that come up along the way.

Auctioneers work with seniors in need of downsizing and/or liquidation of their estate. They can assist with coordinating estate sales and online auctions.

To find the resources you need, click the link for Montgomery County Senior Guide Directory. Many of the providers in this directory are companies with whom we have developed a relationship over time. Slutsky Elder Law does not accept payment for any listing in this directory.

With more than 25 years of experience practicing Elder Law and Estate Planning in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia area, Robert M. Slutsky knows how to find the best arrangement for you and your loved ones; and he knows how to do so efficiently and cost-effectively.

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