The Upper Providence facility has lost more than $5 million over the past three years.
The Parkhouse senior nursing facility in Upper Providence Township could be sold, leased, or placed under private management as Montgomery County seeks to reduce its financial responsibility for the unprofitable facility. The Parkhouse, which can accommodate up to 467 elderly patients, and its two affiliated facilities, which provide rehabilitation and assisted living services, have lost more than $5 million during the last three years. A request for information (RFI) issued by the county last week seeks proposals from private entities, either for-profit or non-profit, interested in taking over the three facilities' operations. The county is willing to sell part or all of the 288-acre Parkhouse campus, which dates to 1808 and only about 10…
Penn Asian Senior Service helps elders in need of culturally appropriate care.
Wednesday, January 23
It is right in the heart of Jenkintown. And, the creation of what today is known as Penn Asian Senior Service all started when Im Ja Choi had to care for her aging mother. According to a story on philly.com, the Montgomery County mother sought aid for her own mom in 2002 as she battled stomach cancer. Her mother had immigrated to the US from Korea in 1978 to help Choi raise her children, and spoke no English nor cared for American foods. The PASSi website, Choi's need to care for her 88-year-old mother got her thinking. With she and her husband working full-time, she needed help, but found county options to be lacking for her mother's unique needs. Few care services, according to the article on philly.com, could speak Korean. "If you …