Friday, June 7, 2013

Resource and Benefits offered from Life Celebration

Life Celebration Resource and Benefit Highlights

Benefit Coordinator

Staff and families benefit from this relationship that provides an additional resource to assist in providing the things that people need most, when they need them. This foundational process which helps identify personal planning goals, available resources and options that make the most sense by assessing each individual’s needs. This program includes:
  • Complimentary Estate Planning Guide
  • Household Financial Worksheet
  • Access to Wills, Living Wills, Advance Directives, P.O.A.’s
  • and more...
Medicaid Planning

Business Office Managers and Consumers may benefit from Medicaid Planning with this partnered program with Senior Planning Services aimed at maximizing the outcome for the applicant and reducing pending days and expense associated with applications for providers.

Irrevocable Trust (Final Expense)

We make funding a Medicaid compliant Irrevocable Trust easy. This can be accomplished as part of a Medicaid planning or as a smart way to ensure that every individual under care has adequate funding for future final expenses.

Veteran Benefits

We offer assistance to veterans and their families that include Health and Well-being, Financial and Funeral and Burial Benefits. More comprehensive financial planning is available through an accredited planner.

Property Assistance

Staff and residents, especially in our Independent and Assisted Living Communities benefit from assistance in managing personal property and real estate.

Financial and Estate Planning

While this program does not employ attorneys or CFP’s, we can help connect individuals to these approved resources when appropriate. Certified Financial Planners can advise on strategies that assist with achieving goals of providing excellent care options and preserving assets. These options may include Trusts, Insurance, Annuities or a variety of financial instruments that best meet a client’s needs.

Companion Animal Care

Staff and Residents benefit from re-homing services that help pets find a new home when an individual transitions into care. Through this partnered program, we can access Pet Therapy, Pet Trusts, and more.

Funeral Planning

Participants can access a national Life Celebration network of funeral providers that offer preferred pricing and a focus on personalized care.

Family Support

Caregiver support, bereavement support, children’s support and pet loss support groups can be accessed through this program.

Inspiring Life Programs

Make today your best day. This partnered program with Life Choice Hospice helps create an exceptional experience for hospice patients.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Arrangements posted for Michael Goodwin

 A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

The celebrations will be at:
John F. Givnish Funeral Home
10975 Academy Rd.

The funeral for Capt. Goodwin will be held Thursday at 12:00 pm at:
St. Michael's Lutheran Church
2139 E. Cumberland St.

He will be buried afterward at Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Goodwin's memory can be sent to:
Firefighters Widow Fund c/o Local 22
415 N. 5th St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 

Anyone wishing to share memories of Goodwin can visit and post details about his life.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Benefit for Lucy Brown

APRIL 20, 2013  2PM – 4PM
All proceeds go to The Lucy Brown Benefit Fund
$20 for 20 games of bingo.

Prize will be gift certificates of $25 or more to local restaurants
50/50 Raffle

$5 Bingo games worth bigger prizes
Refreshments will be available. No alcohol please.
Call Hope Veterinary Specialists at 610-296-2099 and ask for Dawn, Margaret or Laurie with any questions.
Lucy was born on November 20, 2012. She is the beautiful daughter of Katie Brown, one of the Internal Medicine Nurses at Hope Veterinary Specialists.  She was born with fluid around her lungs, and by the end of January, Lucy needed to be placed on a ventilator to help her breathe.  Since that time, Lucy has been hospitalized at CHOP with a diagnosis of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. This is a condition in which her heart is unable to pump adequately, leading to heart failure.  She has had a multitude of tests performed and still shows the strength of a true fighter.  Lucy has been able to get off of the ventilator; however, she did not respond to her oral medications as well as they had hoped.  She is currently being maintained on IV heart medications and she is receiving nutrition through a feeding tube.  She was placed on the heart transplant list and was accepted as top priority.  Lucy is surrounded by the love of her parents, Katie and Jared, and their extended family day and night, rendering it difficult for them to work at this time.  Please find it in your hearts to help this amazing family by making a donation to the Lucy Brown Benefit Fund.  These donations are not tax deductable.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated in helping little Lucy and her family overcome this difficult battle.              
Thank you for all your support!