Westbury, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2009
Raphael Weiss, Managing Director of Amber Court Assisted Living (AmberCourtAL.com]), assured that his commitment to residents and to the Medicaid-funded program would always be honored in their communities. "Frail, elderly people are entitled to peace of mind and security. They deserve the opportunity to age in place. We are here to love and care for our residents regardless of financial circumstances."
NJ Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen's investigation of Wisconsin based Assisted Living Concepts, revealed a history of evictions when residents depleted their personal savings. The company operates 200 facilities throughout the country, including 8 in southern New Jersey. It avoided a $66,000 fine when it halted the involuntary discharge of 90-year-old Lillie Hatcher from Lindsay House in Pennsville.
Health Care Association of NJ represents the long-term care industry. Its president, Paul Langevin Jr., commented that the report "does not characterize the majority of assisted living companies and residences in the state." He said the industry, with 200 facilities serving 17,000 people, "has been an overwhelming success story."
Raphael Weiss is proud that Amber Court, with locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island and Elizabeth, New Jersey, is a fine example of assisted living at its best. "Not only do residents remain with us after transitioning to Medicaid, seniors who already have Medicaid are welcome to live here as well."
This commitment echoes the sentiments of Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic). In response to Public Advocate Ronald Chen's findings, the senator said, "New Jersey's senior citizens are a precious resource to be treasured - living connections to our shared past. They are our mothers and fathers, our aunts and uncles, and our grandparents…they deserve to be treated with the respect and reverence they have earned."
To learn more about how Amber Court provides high quality assisted living and elder care with guaranteed services, please visit online at http://www.ambercourtal.com or arrange an onsite visit by calling 1.888.929.4929.