News From Laurel View Village

Top Considerations When Choosing a Senior Care Facility

By Brian Goodman | January 7, 2020
Seniors doing water aerobics

Many people wrestle with the decision to move a loved one into a senior care facility. It’s not only a tough decision, but the move itself can be a difficult transition for the entire family. That’s why it’s important to find the best retirement community Johnstown, PA, has to offer in order to make the move as seamless as possible. Of course, your first step is knowing what to look for in a senior care facility. If this is your first time choosing a retirement community for your elderly parent or loved one, it’s important to understand the main characteristics that make senior care facilities a great place to live. Here are the top factors to consider when choosing a…

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Laurel View Village Hosting a Personal Care Open House

By April Coval | January 2, 2020

Laurel View Village, a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) or also known as a Life Plan Community, is hosting an open house for Personal Care. If you are considering senior living options for yourself or a loved one, this is a great opportunity to visit Laurel View Village and speak with both staff and residents. Laurel View Village Personal Care is designed for those who are active yet want assurance that a helping hand is nearby. Laurel View Village is dedicated to the safety, comfort, and happiness of their residents. Private rooms, suites and apartments are currently available. The Personal Care open house is scheduled for Thursday, January 9. The time of the open house is 3:00 p.m. to…

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Advantages of Living in a Senior Citizen Apartment

By Brian Goodman | December 4, 2019
Elderly White Couple Moving Out of Home and Hugging and Looking at Their Living Room

There will come a time when you’ll need to downsize. Leaving your home and all the reminders of fond memories can be a very tough process. But life comes with change and new stages of life. Where you move is a big decision that will determine your quality of life. And you will need a place that will meet your budget and suit your needs. This is why it’s important to research and weigh all your options. Senior Citizen Apartments Moving to a 55+ apartment is a popular option for seniors looking to downsize. Selling your house gives you access to a lump sum of money. Working with a financial advisor, you can invest the funds from the sale of…

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Laurel View Village Donates to JMBCC

By April Coval | November 7, 2019

Laurel View Village’s  CEO Timothy Mock (left) and Senior Administrative Secretary April Coval (right) presented a $554.59 donation to Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Director Erin Goins (center). To raise funds, they hosted a cookie sale, t-shirt sale, pumpkin decorating contest, awareness walk around their campus, and pink boot collections. Laurel View’s generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for breast-related health services – including mammograms, follow-up diagnostic services, and genetic counseling.

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Laurel View Village Announces New Chief Executive Officer

By April Coval | October 10, 2019

Laurel View Village, a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), located in Davidsville, PA is excited to announce their new chief executive officer (CEO), as Mr. Timothy Mock.  The Board of Directors of Allegheny Christian Ministries, the governing board of Laurel View Village, is pleased to announce that Timothy Mock has been selected and promoted as chief executive officer.  Mr. Mock has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the last four years and most recently, as interim CEO. Mr. Mock’s first employment with Laurel View Village was 22 years ago in dining services. He worked his way up the ladder and has held a variety of positions such as, staff accountant and controller. He holds a B.S.B.A.…

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How to Choose the Right Retirement Community

By Brian Goodman | August 21, 2019

There are many advantages to moving into a retirement community at an older age. You’ll be able to make friends, remain healthy, and will have assistance if you need anything. While you may have decided that retirement living is right for you, it can be difficult to find the right retirement community. Here are some tips to consider to ensure that you choose the right community for you. Consider Location A major aspect in choosing a retirement community should be its location. Just because you’re moving into a new community doesn’t mean that you need to give up what you enjoy in life. Ensure that the community is located near important places and people, such as your family, friends, doctor’s…

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OMA Art Exhibit provides beauty to Laurel View Village through resident Art.

By April Coval | July 25, 2019

Our newest art exhibit features the work of residents created through the partnership with Mount Aloysius College and the Opening Minds through Art program.  The exhibit will be open in our Cambridge building until August 31,2019. The public is welcome to stop by and check out the great artwork anytime. The art was created by the residents of Laurel View Village in the Fall of 2018 and Spring 2019 through a partnership with Mount Aloysius College using the Opening Minds through Art program. “Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an award-winning, evidence-based, inter generational art-making program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders. Its failure-free program provides opportunities for creative self-expression and social engagement for people…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Personal Care Facility

By Brian Goodman | July 22, 2019

Your loved ones deserve the best for every stage of their lives. If it’s time to make the transition from home to the best personal care facility in Johnstown, PA, then you’ll want to make a careful choice with your family member’s interests in mind. Thankfully, there are excellent options for families like yours who need a personal care facility or memory care center. When you’re searching for the best personal care service provider and memory care facility, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind. Think about the Future While it can be tempting to select a home based on your present requirements, it’s time to consider the future. Sure, a particular facility may meet your loved one’s…

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Nursing Home receives deficiency-free state survey

By April Coval | July 18, 2019

With all the negative news we have recently seen regarding nursing homes, Laurel View Village Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, is happy to share they recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey. The skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility passed the state survey by meeting criteria that address nursing care and resident safety, patients’ rights, food services, administration and the physical condition of the building. Surveyors review all aspects of care, from kitchen and dining services to observing resident care and interview residents, families and staff members. Emily Reckner, Nursing Home Administrator states, “We are proud to have our deficiency free survey that reflects the dedicated team effort in maintaining high standards for quality care in addition to having…

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Helpful Tips for a Smooth Transition to Senior Living

By Brian Goodman | July 11, 2019
Moving box

Retirement communities go by many different names, such as continuing care retirement communities, life plan communities, senior care centers or nursing homes. There are differences between each, so you want to make sure you do your homework. Regardless of their label, the best options enhance you or your loved one’s well- being while also providing medical services, social opportunities, and other services to match a changing lifestyle. If you’re looking for a senior care community for yourself or a loved one, keep reading to learn how to make this transition as smooth as possible. Begin the Moving Process Early On People collect a lot of things over a lifetime and packing and moving can be quite stressful. Individuals who have…

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