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Those who read my articles and blog know how proud I am of our organization and the respect we command (rightfully so) in the Healthcare community and beyond.

Our Founder and President, Mr. David Gross, is an industry visionary and trailblazer for over 25 years.

He has been invited by elected officials, members of both Houses of Congress and The United States President himself, to attend critical conferences and symposiums in order to share his valuable insight and input regarding Healthcare initiatives and reforms.

I recently blogged here about an event hosted by President Obama at the White House, with Mr. Gross in attendance (he received a personal invitation from the President).

Mr. Gross doesn't talk much about these exceptional occasions, nor does he highlight  his distinctions, recognitions and accomplishments.

So I will!

Just a few weeks ago, noted NJ Congressman, Rep. Bill Pascrelll (Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health and Committee on The Budget) personally invited Mr. Gross to participate in (and to address) a special Healthcare Advisory Meeting regarding The Afforable Care Act and other pressing Healthcare related issues.

I got my hands on the letter.

See below.

So am I proud?

Yes, extremely.

 

Monday, 31 August 2015 20:12

How Income Trusts / 'Miller Trusts' Work

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Income trusts are created for the specific and expressed purpose of helping the individual qualify for Medicaid under his/her specific State mandated criteria.

 

This trust is especially helpful and, indeed, vital in states that have a set income limit for qualifying for Medicaid. Sometimes referred to as Qualifying Income Trusts, or “Miller Trusts” (based upon a singular court case with the same name), they are used when a Medicaid applicant has income in excess of the required cap and is therefore not eligible for Medicaid, yet concurrently unable to pay privately for nursing home care.

 

 

How the Income Trust Works

 

 

With an income trust, a significant portion of the money that comes through the trust goes right back out to pay Medicaid for part of the expenses associated with the plan of care.

 

It bears mentioning that a qualified income trust doesn’t protect income for the Medicare applicant, however without such an income trust the applicant wouldn’t qualify for Medicaid altogether.

 

For example, if a Medicaid applicant gets a Social Security check for $2,800 but the income cap is $2,100, the applicant wouldn’t qualify for Medicaid. But if the Social Security check is direct-deposited into an income trust, the applicant will qualify for Medicaid, even though much of the $2,800 will be used to pay the applicant’s portion of cost for long-term care.

 

It is also important to note that Medicaid includes and incorporates gross income into their eligibility criteria, which includes the Medicare Part B premium (typically deducted from the individual’s Social Security checks.)

Our good friends at www.SeniorAdvisor.com have once again promoted our most recent 5 star reviews on their homepage!!

Go on to their homepage (or take a look at my snapshot below) and you will be thrilled to see our published reviews for Regency Park and Regency Grande!

What makes this even more special, is the incredible traffic and visibility achieved by this amazing resource, with thousands of unique visitors each week!!

We are grateful!

Thursday, 20 August 2015 21:29

Regency Contributes on Aplaceformom.com!

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Regency Post-acute/Sub-acute Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers, now have expert representation on the famous and highly reputable and informative website, http://www.aplaceformom.com!!

As experts in Senior Healthcare, we will be responding regularly to a multitude of important questions on all Healthcare related topics, from real people, with real concerns, who are looking to do the right by their elderly loved one(s)!

As with everything else we do, we shall educate and empower - The Regency Way!

Click on the photo below to read a sample of our first contributions on this forum!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:12

Long Term Care: A Guide To Making Informed Choices

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SeniorAdvisor.com just blogged my latest important article.

Click on this link to read the article on their website.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 12:43

Annual Community BBQ At Regency Jewish Heritage!

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From the desk of Marie Barnes, Regency Marketing Director.

 

Regency Jewish Heritage Post-Acute, Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 380 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ, hosted their annual community BBQ on Sunday, August 9th, benefiting the Chai Lights Hadassah.  Community members from the Somerset adult communities attended this fun-filled annual event.

 

Approximately 100 residents were present.   

 

Delicious food was served cooked outside on the grill, in addition to summer salads, corn on the cob, providing choices for all tastes, along with delicious desserts.  The attendees chose to sit under umbrellas or bask in the sunshine on the beautiful expansive patio located at the facility.  

 

During the afternoon, everyone enjoyed the live entertainment of Bobby Brescia.  The entertainer sang, played a variety of music, and everyone got up to dance.  There was line dancing, the slide, the Hora, and couples enjoyed slow dancing.  It is an event that the community looks forward to throughout the year.  

 

For further information regarding Regency Jewish Heritage, call, 732-873-200, or visit, www.regencynursing.com.  

 

Pictured is a group of ladies enjoying the music, and dancing the Hora, along with "Ken and Barbie", a couple from the Canal Walk community, enjoying some slow dancing.

 

  

Monday, 10 August 2015 20:11

Nursing Home Compare - A Special Report

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Great info from AARP's website!

 

Sometimes the need for a nursing home comes unexpectedly. Your parent falls or has a serious medical diagnosis and is being discharged from a hospital, but he or she still requires skilled care.

 
AARP recommendations for the right questions to ask when choosing a nursing home for a family member- a nurse walks with a patient outside

Asking the right questions is key to choosing the best nursing home for your loved one. — Photo by Mikkel Grabowski/Gallery Stock

 

 

Choosing the right home can be difficult. As with any big decision, it pays to do some research.

First, consider the location. It's best for the nursing home to be one that family and friends can visit often. People in nursing homes who have regular visitors usually receive better care.

Also, try to visit a few nursing homes — with your parent and other family members, if possible — so you can make comparisons.

 
 
 

When touring a nursing home, remember to:

  • Observe the activities offered to residents;
  • Taste the food;
  • Visit at least twice;
  • Make one unscheduled stop on the weekend or evening when there may be staffing problems.

Talk to nursing staff to make sure the kind of care your loved one needs is provided. Ask about things such as:

  • Transportation to medical appointments;
  • Physical therapy;
  • Staff with special training for dealing with your parent's condition;
  • Special units, programs or services for special needs, such as dementia.

Our Subacute Rehabilitation unit at Regency Nursing Centers is an inpatient medical and rehabilitation program designed specifically for patients who do not require acute medical care, but who are not yet performing at their prior level of function and may require continued medical management. 

Subacute rehabilitation provides a targeted and outcome-oriented, interdisciplinary approach to help patients achieve maximum independence with all activities of daily living.  Our onsite physicians, nurses and therapists maintain constant and ongoing communication regarding patients' medical status and functional progress and work diligently together with Regency to help our patients achieve their goals.

 

Regency Nursing and Senior Healthcare in New Jersey is proud to provide sub-acute rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to our long-term care residents and short-term care patients.

We’ve developed relationships with the foremost providers and specialists in sub-acute rehab, post-acute rehab and skilled nursing care, to provide physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy in a way that will maximize the outcome of all of our patients and residents!

We truly offer the highest level of rehab care and have become known as the go-to place for the very best subacute rehabilitation in New Jersey.

At the very heart of our services, is an unyielding commitment to the wellbeing of our patients.

Our rehabilitation programs are designed to be dynamic and to cater to the individual needs of every patient.

Ours, is a multidisciplinary approach and a targeted implementation of a plan of care that is specific to our patients’ needs. Our end goal is to assist our patients and residents in regaining maximum strength and functional ability and to improve in all areas of their wellbeing and in all activities of daily living (ADL's).

Our sub-acute, rehab programs in New Jersey are the most robust in the sub-acute rehabilitation community and we help our patients achieve their rehab goals without costly and unnecessary re-hospitalizations,

We carefully and patiently work with our patients to help them meet their rehab goals and regain control of their lives.

 Call us today and let us show you what we can do for your loved one!

I’m not even sure how to begin this post…

This new partnership is so outside of the box and so creative, I’m floored myself.

I shouldn’t be, because our Regency Founder and President has a longstanding and industry wide reputation for his  forward thinking and creative genius.

This idea takes his MO to a whole new level, though (and I love it)!

Regency has always been about:

Consummate and Quintessential perfection!

Timeless appeal!

Innovation!

Singularity!

Dedication!

Customer Service!

Exclusivity!

We are also the envy of the rehabilitation and long term care industry.

Enter Tesla Motors!

Can the aforementioned attributes not be similarly applied to this one of a kind motor car?

Of course it can!

In fact, anyone who appreciates Regency, appreciates Tesla!

So here is the idea.

From now until October 31st, If you or someone you know, purchases a Tesla automobile, Regency will provide you with an exclusive $1000 discount towards the purchase price of your car!!!

But wait a second, we are not done!

You don’t have to purchase a car altogether.

Simply provide us with a legitimate referral for anyone you know who is seriously inclined to purchase a Tesla car and we will provide you with a unique and beautiful gift and the purchaser with a $1000 discount towards the purchase price of the car!

To access and redeem the $1000 discount, please click on this link.

To access our Regency-Tesla Referral Program, please respond to this posting using the comment feature below and we will be in touch with you.

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