Better Senior Care Resource Guide

Resources for Better Senior Care

More than 44 million Americans care for an adult family member or friend.
Here you will find resources to help you care for those you care most about.
Disclaimer —  No listing on this Resource Guide should be construed to constitute professional advice or a formal recommendation.  We exclude all representations relating to the content and use of the information listed on this site.

Elder Law Specialists:

Attorney: Robert Gerhard III, Esquire, CELA
Elder Law Offices of Gerhard & Gerhard
222 South Easton Road, Suite 104
Glenside, PA   19038
Phone: 215-885-6785

Offers Elder Connections – The Montgomery County Elder Law Handbook
Profile: Robert C. Gerhard, III, Esq., is an elder law specialist with expertise in representing seniors entering a nursing home, and helps seniors legally protect assets from nursing home costs.  Attorney Gerhard limits his practice exclusively to elder law matters and is certified as and elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, which is accredited by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Attorney: Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esquire
911 Kings Highway South
Cherry Hill, NJ   08034

Offers Elder Connections – Complimentary 15 minute phone consultation.
Profile: Jerold Rothkoff is an elder and disability law attorney who has been helping clients and their families respond to the legal, financial, physical and psychological challenges associated with the aging process.  We serve Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities and their families in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, protecting their assets and coordinating long-term care.  The Law Offices of Jerold E. Rothkoff includes hand-selected experts who are passionate and dedicated to serving the elderly and those with disabilities.

Attorney: Larry Scott Auerbach, Esquire, CELA
1000 Easton Road
Abington, PA   19001
Phone: 215-517-5566

Profile: Larry Scott Auerbach, Esquire, CELA, CPA-PFS, J.D., LL.M, MBA has over 30 years extensive experience in the areas of elder law, tax law, accounting, estate, trusts and business matters.  He also counsels older individuals and their family members on Elder Law issues including how to protect their assets when in or entering into a nursing home.  He has a special interest in the areas of estate planning using living trusts, income tax planning, asset protection, and business planning for the small business owner.

Attorney:Margery Preddy and David M. Smilk, Esquire
Sand, Gibbs, Marcu, Smilk
2727 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA   19008
Phone: 610-359-1999

Profile: Margery S. Preddy is a partner whose primary areas of practice are estate planning and estate administration. She remains dedicated to counseling clients on difficult and complex family inheritance matters including issues involving Elder Law.  Sometimes, the various estate and family inheritance matters result in an inherent conflict of issues for the family to resolve.  Margery will help clients and their families wade through the somewhat complex and confusing issues related to taxes, trust, nursing home concerns, probate costs, difficult family members with compassion and unparallelled knowledge of the law.

Profile: David M. Smilk has specialized in Estate Administration and Estate Planning.  He lectures on the impact of Federal Estate Tax, Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax, Revocable Living Trust and Powers of Attorney, all of which affect individuals’ future planning.  His experience and insights have allowed him to develop and employ very valuable short cuts to solve estate issues, often allowing clients to avoid more costly full “probate” administration.  Such short cut methods have saved many clients fees and time expended.  David is devoted to to always identifying and employing the best possible ways of getting results to serve his clients’ needs with efficiency and at the minimum possible expense.

Attorney: Michael S. Connor, Esquire
644 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA   19444

Attorney: Dana Breslin, Esquire, CELA
Pappano and Breslin
3305 Edgmont Avenue
Brookhaven, PA   19015
Phone: 610-876-2529

Geriatric Care Management:

Company: Elder Connections
491 Allendale Road
King of Prussia, PA    19406
Phone: 610-265-4300

Profile: Elder Connections is a comprehensive geriatric care management practice that combine a platinum level of non-medical licensed home care services integrated with care management.  Our multi-disciplinary team of professionals addresses the concerns families face when dealing with the issues of aging and disability — we are client centered advocates.  Families choose one or more of the appropriate services we provide based upon their specific needs.  We have developed to reach out to caregivers offering them relevant information and resources for better senior care.

Senior Movers:

Company: Senior Transition Services
3408 Hillside Drive
Huntington Valley, PA   19006

Offers Elder Connections – Complimentary Phone Consultation
Profile: Marlene Stocks is a senior move manager who recognizes that a move from ones current home to independent or assisted living can be an overwhelming experience. Together with her staff at Senior Transition Services, she is committed to providing her clients the traditional downsizing, relocating and organizing services they need with the respect, patience and dignity they deserve.  Marlene assists her clients from start to finish with sorting, selling, donating, discarding, packing and moving their items.  Once in their new home, she helps unpack and gets her clients settled in.

Company: Moving Planners, LLC
Glenside, PA

Profile: A complete moving service company owned by moving experts, Jefrey and Diana Bacal.  We will personally help you with your next move.  Moving does not have to be a stressful experience.  At a competitive price with the right planning, good management and our professional personal care, we can guarantee a smooth and successful move. Services include:  packing, unpacking, estate purchases, tag sales, clean-outs, design your new home, movers (local and long distance), and staging.

Caregiver Communities:

Company: Nancy’s House
440 Deaver Road
Wyncote, PA   19095-1772
Phone: 215-885-0753

Profile: Nancy’s House is a comprehensive approach to respite for family caregivers.  Uniquely designed to address the physical and emotional strains of caregiving, Nancy’s House provides the time and space for a family caregiver to step out of their caregiving role, rest, rejuvenate, and connect with other people who are walking the same path.  Nancy’s House builds community for support and provides a retreat from the outside world where the caregiver can relax with yoga, mediation, massage and sleep.  If home care is required so that the caregiver can come, Nancy’s House will cover the cost.

Senior Care Communities:

Company: Abramson Center for Jewish Life
1425 Horsham Road
North Wales, PA   19454-1320
Phone: 215-371-3000 -or- 215-371-3400

Profile: The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life is a nonprofit provider of care to seniors.  Services include:  skilled nursing care, personal care and independent living apartments, post-hospital transitional care, home care, hospice, adult daycare, counseling and referral, and aging research.

Company: Friends Home in Kennett
147 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA   19348

Profile: Friends Home in Kennett has been serving older adults for over 100 years with quality care at an affordable price. The Home has a strong tradition of encouraging independence and dignity of each person.  We offer a family-like atmosphere with hometown staff in a smaller community that enables you to know your neighbors.  Friends Home offers three levels of care including:  Independent Living, Personal Care and Skilled Nursing.  Friends Home also offers short term respite stays and hospice care.

Company: Springfield Residences
551 East Evergreen Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA   19038

Offers Elder Connections – Complimentary Luncheon and Tour
Profile: Springfield Residences is a beautiful 104 apartment Independent and Assisted LIving located on an eleven acre campus in historic Montgomery County.  We offer spacious studio, one and two bedroom apartments.  Residents maintain their independence and community involvement while know that security and nursing personnel are available 24 hours a day.  We understand choosing the right retirement community is not an easy decision.  We welcome the opportunity to ease some of that difficulty and provide a warm,friendly environment that is easy to call home – so you can lead the life you want to live.

Company: The Watermark at Logan Square

Offers Elder Connections – Free Lunch and Learns featuring Community Speakers
Profile: Living at The Watermark at Logan Square means having all the benefits of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Comprehensive Healthcare Services, Memory Care as well as on-site Rehabilitation and Skilled Care, if and when the need arises.  A straight-forward rental plan and no large entry fee, the appropriate service program can be selected.  A variety of dining venues, an Aveda Salon and Day Spa, fitness center and engaging classes — everything that Center City Philadelphia has to offer.

Company: Phoebe Wyncote
208 Fernbrook Avenue
Wyncote, PA   19095

Profile: Phoebe Ministries is a non-profit, multi-facility organization specializing in healthcare, housing and support services for senior adults throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania.  Affiliated with the UCC, Phoebe Ministries offers 16 communities that provide a variety of living options and levels of care to suit the diverse needs and desires of senior adults.  Services include:  long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, specialized programs for persons with cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s and respite care.  All to meet the diverse lifestyle preferences and needs of senior adults.

Company: Wellington at Hershey’s Mill
1361 Boot Road
West Chester, PA   19380

Profile: Assisted Living is intended for those who should not live alone and require a little extra help with daily living tasks, but not the regimented constant care, supervision or medical services of a nursing facility.  Our 24 hour staff is known for attentive, personal service and they meet the residents’ needs in a warm and courteous manner.  To assure the quality of care, our staffing ratio is higher than required by our licensing agency.  This lifestyle provides a sense of security and peace of mind for loved ones. All without an entrance or community fee.

Company: Barclay Friends Continuing Care Community
700 North Franklin Street
West Chester, PA    19380

Profile: Barclay Friends, an affiliate of The Kendal Corporation, provides residential, assisted living, long term nursing care and short stay care for rehabilitation in a state-of-the-art community in the borough of West Chester.  Barclay Friends is dedicated to continuing to improve the care of the aging in the wider community.  Basic Quaker values are reflected in the manner of care we provide.  We strive to honor the spirit, humanness, and basic rights of each older person.  We respond faithfully to the needs of older people:  the need for independence and self determination, the need to feel connected and the need to have opportunities for learning, fun, reflection and self expression.

Company: Arbor Terrace at Chestnut Hill
495 East Abington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA    19118
Phone: 215-247-5307

Offers Elder Connections – A complimentary lunch and tour.  Learn about Arbor Terrace’s Transitional Care Program.
Profile: Arbor Terrace at Chestnut Hill offers senior living with a blend of historic charm, modern conveniences and affordable apartments.  The Arbor Advantage means the best in compassionate care, and this care is what sets us apart from the rest.  Arbor Terrace residents also benefit from:  a wellness program with licensed nurses, tenured staff, on-site therapy and rehabilitation, a vibrant activity program serving residents at all levels of interest and ability, three meals served daily in our dining room, plus Personal Affordability Assessments including:  cost comparisons, Veterans Assistance and Financing Plans.

Company: Martins Run Senior Living Community
11 Martins Run
Media, PA   19063
Phone: 610-353-7660

Offers Elder Connections – Guests are welcomed to attend monthly events including a complimentary luncheon, tour and community entertainment performance.
Profile: Martins Run is a nonprofit, premier senior living community located minutes from the Main Line.  For more than 30 years, our priority has been to create a community that fulfills the residents’ high expectations and serves their diverse needs.  Services include:  Senior Housing, Independent Living, Continuing Care, Personal Care and Nursing with new amenities featuring an indoor heated pool, two exercise rooms, Juice Bar, Bistro, Wellness Center, Library, surround-sound theater and designer apartment homes.

Company: Montgomery Rehab Center
8601 Stenton Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA    19038
Phone: 215-233-6200

Offers Elder Connections – Complimentary tours of the Rehab Center.  Within our campus is Springfield Residences, MX Physical Therapy and Evergreen Adult Daycare.
Profile: Montgomery Rehab Center offers comprehensive sub acute rehabilitation services for those who suffer from a variety of medically complex disorders including, stroke and cerebrovascular disease, cardiac disorders, post-operative recovery and wound care.  Patients needing some post-hospital or post-acute rehabilitation stay with us for an average of fourteen days, and are safely discharged home to their community.

Company: Atria Woodbridge Place
1191 Rapps Dam Road
P.O. Box 879
Kimberton, PA    19442
Phone: 610-933-7000

Home Care & Therapy Services:

Company: Elder Connections
491 Allendale Road
King of Prussia, PA   19406
Phone: 610-265-4300

Profile: Elder Connections is a comprehensive geriatric care management practice that combine a platinum level of non-medical licensed home care services integrated with care management.  Our multi-disciplinary team of professionals addresses the concerns families face when dealing with the issues of aging and disability and are client centered advocates.  Families choose one or more of the appropriate services we provide based upon their specific needs.  We have also developed, www.betterseniorcare.comto reach out to caregivers offering them relevant information and resources for better senior care.

Company: Mind Body Music
225 South Church Street
West Chester, PA   19382

Offers Elder Connections – In-home visitation in Philadelphia and western suburbs
Profile: Mind Body Music is an integrative treatment blending conventional and alternative approaches to promote health and well being.  Mind Body Music uses a holistic approach tailored to fit the unique needs and strengths of each individual. Kimberly Atwood’s professional and personal journey has led her to combine the use of music, creativity and healing.   Kimberly commonly works within the following clinical areas:  anxiety, caring for the caregiver, children of aging parents, depression, grief, loss, quality of life for aging, and stress management.

Company: Home Access Rehabilitation, LLC
355 Lancaster Avenue
Building E
Haverford, PA    19401
Phone: 610-642-1990

Profile: Home Access Rehabilitation is an independent physical therapy practice owned and operated by Physical Therapists with over 30 years experience.  Providing exceptional one-on-one care in the comfort of our patients’ home, apartment, assisted living facility or adult daycare facility.  Our services are covered under Medicare Part B and no “home bound” status is required.  In addition, offering “Continued Access Program” which allows patients the option to receive ongoing rehabilitative services until you have reached your optimum potential and quality of life goals.

Funeral Home Services:

Company: John F. Givnish Funeral Home
1010 Fox Chase Road
Rockledge, PA
Phone: 215-663-1838  -or-  800-GIVNISH

Offers Elder Connection – Educational events and workshops to help families plan more effectively for their seniors.  The Life Celebration Network of Homes will extend a 10% reduction in services and merchandise.
Profile: The Life Celebration Network of Homes provides care for the entire family by focusing on the importance or remembering, sharing and celebrating a lifetime.  Our advance planning options provide the most affordable options in the state and are easily integrated with Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefit Programs.  And our Continued Care Program ensure that families have access to invaluable social programs to help care for emotional needs.  With locations throughout the Delaware Valley in PA and NJ – our affiliate network expands to eight states.

Medical Specialists:

Company:   Skin Smart Dermatology
Toby Shaw, MD
Samy Badawy, MD

8200   Flourtown Avenue
Suite 3
Wyndmoor, PA   19038
Phone: 215-836-7212

Profile: Skin Smart Dermatology and Aesthetic Center, a unique practice where you always look and feel cosmetically elegant.  Envisioning a place where patients could feel confident and comfortable about their skin care, dermatologist Dr. Toby Shawe and dermatotological surgeon Dr. Samy Badawy founded Skin Smart in 2002.  They took a holistic approach to skin, combining their up-to-date medical expertise with the latest trends in aesthetics.

Company:  Montgomery Dermatology, LLC
Erum N. Ilyas, MD
491 Allendale Road
Suite 302
King of Prussia, PA   19406
Phone: 610-265-1166

Profile: Montgomery Dermatology will address your skin care needs — acne, warts, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, allergic reactions, infections to name just a few common skin conditions.  We are committed to providing you with options in treatment and working together to decide on a treatment plan.  Full skin exams, as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology, are an important aspect of preventive healthcare.  Early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and precancerous conditions can positively impact overall health.  We will take our time to provide you with this important exam and address your concerns.

Professional and Personal Services:

Company: Art Directives Inc.,
Fine Art, Antiques, Personal Property Appraisals
306 St. Andrews Place
Blue Bell, PA    19422
Phone: 484-684-6958

Offers Elder Connections – Lectures on “How to be a Savvy Collector” and “The Importance of Protecting your Collection.”
Profile: Rochelle Eisenberg, ASA, is an accredited senior member of the American Society of Appraisers.  She is qualified to perform appraisals on fine art, paintings, prints, antique furniture, silver, porcelains, glass, textiles, oriental carpets, modern crafts, collectibles other decorative arts.  Art Directives is known for quality, experience and integrity.

Company: Lifefone
Personal Emergency Response

Offers Elder Connections – LifeFone offers a generous preferred service rate only $24.95 quarterly.

Profile: LifeFone has been a leader in the Personal Emergency Response Industry for 35 years.  Since 1976, we’ve been providing 24/7 caring service, security and peace of mind to seniors, their families and caregivers throughout the USA and Canada.  LifeFone is proud of the recongition received from leading healthcare and senior organizations.