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January Quarterly Meeting

1/26/2017 - PARCR Admin

The January PARCR Meeting happened on January 11th at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford.

Jennifer Holcomb presented on Memory Support. You can view her presentation here (PDF). Please find her contact information below.

Jennifer Holcomb M.S., NHA, CDP, CDCM, CADDCT
Director of Memory Support
Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community
2990 Carlisle Pike
New Oxford, PA 17350
Phone: (717) 624-5474

Scott and Steve Dardick from AIA Benefits Resource Group also gave a presentation titled Understanding Medicare. You can view the presentation here (PowerPoint).

For more information, please see the minutes from the meeting.


Tidbits for the New Year 2017

2/1/2017 - PARCR Admin

The Department of Heath Services and Aging Announced the delay in Community Health Choices implementation. The implementation will now begin January 1, 2018 in the Southwest region; July 1, 2018 in the Southeast region; and January 1, 2019 in the remainder of the state (as previously planned).

The 2017-2018 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly officially started on, January 3, 2017, when members of both the House and Senate were sworn into office. While there are 28 new freshman, 6 in the Senate and 22 in the House, there are little changes in the leadership. The only new leader is Stan Saylor (R-York) who was elected chair of the House Appropriations Committee following the retirement of Bill Adolph (R-Delaware). The other change of committee chair that is relevant to LeadingAge PA is the Senate Health and Human Services Committee which will now be led by Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne) following the retirement of Pat Vance (R-Cumberland). The LeadingAge PA Government Affairs team is scheduling legislative breakfast across the state for spring. More details will be shared as plans are finalized.

At the January 11, 2017 Quarterly PARCR Meeting, Scott and Steve Dardick from AIA Benefits Resource Group gave a presentation titled Understanding Medicare and Jennifer Holcomb, Director of Memory Support at Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community presented on Memory Support Today and Tomorrow. The power point presentations can be seen on the PARCR website.

The General Assembly came back in session Monday, January 23 through Wednesday, January 25, 2017. According to LeadingAge PA 's report, as an open solvo to the budget, House Republicans led by Stan Saylor (R, York), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced HB 218. LeadingAge PA is currently reviewing the bill to determine Medicaid funding for long-term care and will provide additional information at a later date.

As a reminder, the Governor will unveil his budget proposal on Tuesday, February 7. There is no information on this time regarding what the Governor will include in his proposal for long-term care and senior service providers The LeadingAge Government Affairs team will closely monitor the budget process and provide you with information as it becomes available.

On January 27, 2017, LeadingAge PA participated on a conference call with Governor Wolf’s office regarding his intention to form a brand new state agency which will bring together the Departments of Health, Human Services, Aging and Drug & Alcohol Programs into the Department of Health & Human Services. This change is being made in order to better serve Pennsylvanians as well as to provide efficiency in state government. All affected state agency staff were also informed of this change the same day. A public announcement will be made early next week and further details will be shared in the Governor’s Budget address on February 7, 2017. LeadingAge PA will inform you as further detail becomes available.

Save the Dates! LeadingAge PA's 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition happens June 21-23 in Hershey. This year's theme? CONNECT.




October PARCR Meeting Presentation

11/16/2019 - PARCR Admin

At the October 2019 PARCR meeting, Dr. Kenneth Brubaker gave a presentation titled "Caring for Persons with Memory Loss". You can view the slides here.

Dr. Brubaker now serves as corporate medical director for Masonic Villages and a board member for the national AMDA Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. He also speaks regularly on geriatrics topics and leads a caregiver support group with his wife. He is the former Chief Medical Director for the PA Dept. of Aging and the office of Long Term Living.

Working long hours as a physician never fazed Ken Brubaker, M.D. He says “I grew up on a farm, I was used to getting up at 5 a.m. to milk the cows, going to school, then coming home and working till dark.”

Dr. Brubaker, said medicine has changed a great deal in his 44-year career – mostly for the better. He will continue to work with older adults and educate those who care for them. He was in private practice for many years but found that he really enjoyed older patients’ wealth of wisdom and desire to build a relationship with their doctor. After completing a fellowship in 1989, he practiced solely in geriatrics, seeing patients at Geriatrics since 1999 and at Masonic Villages since 1991. He also led the LGH Geriatrics Fellowship Program. During his long career, Dr. Brubaker also did mission work in Puerto Rico and saw patients in Lancaster County Prison. Teaching and learning have always been important parts of his life. In retirement, Dr. Brubaker, will continue to educate others in geriatrics; spend time with his wife, three children and 11 grandchildren; and tend to his large garden and fruit orchard. He also serves as president of Brubaker Families of America, which celebrated its 300th anniversary in Lancaster in August.