610-674-2210
Formerly the Lehigh Valley Senior Services Council

Meet Our Professionals


OneCall Senior Services is comprised of experts in the Geriatric and Elder Care Arena. Our goal is to provide education, guidance and solutions to families with regard to determining how to best care for their aging family member or for planning for future needs.

 


 

Elder Law and Asset Protection

WENDY J. ASHBY, Esquire
Legal & Mediation Services
Ashby Law Offices, LLC
246 West Broad Street Suite 3
Quakertown, PA 18951
Offices Located In: Allentown Quakertown Doylestown
Phone: 215-536-7606
Email: office@ashbylaw.net 
www.ashbylaw.net

 

Since 1992, Wendy J. Ashby, Esquire has devotedly pursued the practice of law in the areas of elder law, mediation, estate administration and probate, estate planning, family law and adoptions. Ms. Ashby attended the University of Maryland for her undergraduate studies, Rutgers School of Law for her juris doctor and has become a Certified Mediator. She is a member of the Bucks and Lehigh County Bar Associations and the Pennsylvania Bar Association and sits on the Upper Milford Parks & Recs Commission, Upper Milford Youth Association, Blue Heron Homeowner’s Association along with the Advisory Board of the OneCall Senior Services.


Services we provide are:


ELDER LAW
Asset Preservation Planning, Medicaid Planning, Long Term Care Planning, Wills, Power of Attorneys, Guardianships, Advanced Medical Directives and VA Benefits.

WILLS & ESTATES:
Simple, Complex and Reciprocal Wills, Trusts, Codicils, Probate and Estate Administration and Estate Plans.

MEDIATION:
Family Disputes, Health Care Financial Matters, Living Arrangements Regarding Maternal/Paternal Interests and Estate Disputes.

OTHER LEGAL SERVICES:
Family Law and Adoptions.

 

WHAT IS ELDER LAW?


ELDER LAW is the legal practice of counseling and representing older persons and their representatives about the legal aspects of health and estate planning, public benefits, asset preservation planning, surrogate decision-making, older persons’ legal capacity, the conservation, disposition and administration of older persons’ estates and the implementation of their decisions concerning such matters, giving due consideration to the applicable tax consequences and medical eligibility of the action, or the need for more sophisticated tax expertise.

 

SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Home and Hospital Visits Are Available in Bucks, Lehigh and Montgomery Counties.

 


In-Home Physician

NANCY URANKAR, M.D.
NU House Calls
P.O. Box 490
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Phone: 610-393-3966 Fax: 484-863-4166
Email: dr.urankar@nuhousecalls.com
www.nuhousecalls.com

Dr. Nancy Urankar, the “NU” in “NU House Calls,” is an established Lehigh Valley physician. Her new practice offers the Lehigh Valley area home-based treatment and diagnostic services normally found in a physician’s office or outpatient clinic setting.
NU House Calls is a medical practice “on wheels.” Dr. Urankar began this unique practice when it became apparent that medicine practiced in the “traditional” setting did not fully meet patients’ needs. The privacy and convenience of being seen in one’s home or office lends itself more fully to the comprehensive approach to medical care so essential today.
Dr. Urankar is a general internist (with a geriatric specialty) who has more than 25 years experience in the private practice, hospital, assisted-living and nursing home environments. She is board certified, and a member of the American College of Physicians and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.


SERVICES PROVIDED
The difference between a house call and a traditional doctor’s office visit – more privacy, personal and comfortable care. Quality care that is more convenient without wasted waiting time. Call NU House Calls when you are ill or just not feeling right. Once Dr. Urankar arrives, she will.....

  • Obtain your medical history
  • Perform an appropriate examination
  • Discuss her findings and thoroughly explain her diagnosis
  • Educate you about your condition and the medication she intends to prescribe
  • Make sure any questions and concerns are discussed and answered
  • Dispense medication(s) and/or provide prescriptions
  • Summarize and plan for a follow-up visit if necessary


Dr. Urankar will also provide, as part of your participation fee, preventive health services and an annual health assessment at your location so that you and she can develop a schedule of regular screenings and check-ups to keep you on the road to good health. Services such as ...

  • Physical examinations
  • Medication management and medication refills
  • Health and exercise assessment
  • Flu shots and other vaccines
  • Diabetic screening and monitoring
  • Coumadin management

 

In addition, as part of her practice, Dr. Urankar can arrange and coordinate a spectrum of limited additional services that can also be performed in your home. These services include ultrasound, X-rays, psychological counseling, pharmacy consulting, and geriatric fitness assessments.

To enroll in NU House Calls, please call 610-393-3966.

 


Non-Medical Home Companion Care

LYNN MARIE HOUGHTON
RN, BSN

Seniors Helping Seniors® Home Care Agency
175 S. 21st Street, Lower Level South
Easton, PA 18042
Phone: 610-253-3232
Toll Free: 1-877-494-3090
www.SeniorCareLehighValley.com

Hello from Seniors Helping Seniors® Home Care Agency! We match seniors who need help with seniors who want to help throughout the Lehigh Valley – including Northampton and Lehigh Counties – as well as parts of Bucks County. We work with you to find a senior who can help meet your personal needs, schedule and personality. We can help out just a little or a lot.

If you are worried about how safely your parents are managing at home because other important and necessary obligations (like work) prevent you from being able to spend as much time as you would like assisting them with their activities of daily living, or you simply don’t live nearby; Seniors Helping Seniors® can give you back your peace of mind and relieve those unnecessary feelings of guilt you may have.

What makes Seniors Helping Seniors® services unique is that all of our helpers are seniors themselves. They have a warmth and understanding that comes from experience and wisdom gained over the years. They are all loving, caring compassionate people who bring joy and companionship to everyone with whom they work. That’s why our seniors often become life-long friends with those who receive our services.



WE CAN HELP EACH PERSON STAY INDEPENDENT AND AT HOME BY PROVIDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES INCLUDING:

  • Cooking
  • Light housekeeping/Laundry
  • Companionship
  • Personal care, bathing & dressing
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Yard work
  • Mobility assistance/fall prevention
  • Medication reminders
  • Overnight stays
  • Doctor’s appointments
  • 24 hour live-in care
  • Specializing in Dementia Care

Call us and we will schedule a time for one of our Registered Nurses to meet with you in person. We want to know who you are, so we can make the best match possible to meet your needs!

Lynn Marie Houghton, owner and operator of Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services of the Lehigh Valley Has been a registered nurse since 1990. Lynn is very familiar with the in-home needs of seniors because of her home care and hospital discharge planning experience. "I love the concept of a Seniors Helping Seniors® Home Care Agency because it's so clear that these relationships of respect and assistance are two-way – those who give and those who receive learn and grow from each other. The reason I feel so passionate about my business is due to the loving memory of my grandparents. This is my tribute to them!"

 


Real Estate & Relocation Services

JEANETTE PERRUSO
Realtor, CRS, CSP, e-PRO, GRI, SRES, SRS
WEICHERT REALTORS
Bethlehem Office: Office #154: 610.865.5555
Direct Line & Voice Mail: 610.317.4154
Cell Number: 610.310.8359
Email: jperruso@weichert.com
www.contactjeanette.com

 

 

 

Feel free to give me a call to find out about complimentary services including:

  • A copy of the Weichert guide to buying and selling homes.
  • A marketing plan designed to get the best price for your home.
  • Information on Real Estate Updates and trends
  • Helpful hints and tips to prepare your home for sale.
  • Full time Realtor with 7 days a week accessibility to assist Buyers and Sellers.
  • A Price Trend Analysis* to determine your properties current value.
    • *A price trend analysis is not an appraisal.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Lifelong resident of Bethlehem
  • Active volunteer for the American Cancer Society
  • Married with two grown children and 1 beautiful granddaughter
  • Husband is also a Weichert Realtor & retired Pennsylvania State Trooper

 

AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

  • Weichert Million Dollar Club
  • Weichert Realtors Ambassador’s Club
  • CRS – Certified New Home Sales Professional
  • e-PRO – NAR Technology Certification Program
  • GRI – Graduate Realtors Institute
  • SRS – Seller Representative Specialist
  • SRES – Seniors Real Estate Specialist
  • PAR Excellence Club Life Member
  • LVAR – Professional Standards Committee
  • Regional New Agent Instructor
  • Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors, Board of Directors 2004-2009
  • 85% of Business is Referrals from past clients

“Professional service with a personal touch” We are all as different as our properties; therefore, identifying your personal needs is my top priority!

A NOTE FROM JEANETTE...
As long as I’ve been in the Real Estate business, since 1988, I’ve been more concerned with telling people the truth, and being a consultant rather than a salesperson. I figured if I did that right, I’d build a base and develop personal referrals. 28 years and many referrals later, my philosophy is still the same. If you’d like to find out what your home is worth in today’s market...and perhaps start looking for your next home, call today...let’s talk!

© 2009 Weichert, Realtors. All rights reserved. If you are currently listed with another broker, it is not our intent to solicit that listing 

 


Medical Alert Systems

FRANK A. DEROSA
LIFE SAFETY SPECIALIST

Maintain Your Independence, LLC

P.O. Box 554
Nazareth, PA 18064

Phone: 484-515-4683
Toll Free: 866-794-9003
Email: Frank@gomyi.com
www.GOMYI.com

Maintain Your Independence is in the peace of mind business. A medical alert system from Maintain Your Independence helps to eliminate the fears that can lead to a senior’s immobility. Wearing one of our pendants gives those that use it an opportunity for a higher more independent quality of life. It also gives family and caregivers peace-of-mind.

Many older adults want to age in place but either they or their loved ones are unsure if it is safe to do so. If you are not sure ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you fear falling and not being able to get up?
  • Do you live alone without family or friends close by?
  • Do you have a medical condition that makes you dizzy or even black out?
  • Do you want the security of emergency medical assistance?
  • Do your loved ones constantly worry about you?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions it may be time to investigate a medical alarm from Maintain Your Independence. We have products to meet the majority of senior needs that exist in our complicated world. Our products range from the Traditional Personal Emergency Response System(PERS) that connects to your phone line, to a cellular unit, a mobile unit with GPS and finally a Mobile 365 pendant with GPS that you can speak into and go anywhere in the USA and Canada. All of our systems do have the ability to have an Auto-Fall feature and all units come with water proof pendants. So for most it is Help at the Push of a Button. However, if you are unable to push the button or you suffer seizures our Auto – Fall button will provide the security you need. Our products start at less than $1/Day, we pay the shipping charges and there is no long term commitment. Throughout the Lehigh Valley set-up and installation are also provided for free.

I started this business over 8 years ago to meet the needs of family members. My mom currently lives alone and utilizes a system from Maintain Your Independence. I know it gives me peace-of-mind that my mom is wearing her pendant and I know it gives her more confidence too. Please let me help you and your mom or dad live as safely and independently as possible.

 


Geriatric & Life Care Management

THERESA KUHAR, RN BSN
Nurse Advocate Supervisor

IKOR of Bucks & Lehigh

3477 Corporate Parkway, Suite 100
Center Valley, PA 18034

12 Penns Trail
Newtown, PA 18940

Phone: 855-367-4567

LARRY ENRIGHT, MBA, NCG
Managing Director

IKOR of Bucks & Lehigh

3477 Corporate Parkway, Suite 100
Center Valley, PA 18034

12 Penns Trail
Newtown, PA 18940

Phone: 855-367-4567

 

THERESA KUHAR, RN BSN

Theresa Kuhar, RN, BSN, is the Nurse Advocate Supervisor for IKOR of Bucks and Lehigh. She serves our clients as a patient advocate and also oversees the nursing staff, coordinates staffing and serves as a resource for our nurses. Theresa makes a point of meeting each new client at their initial assessment and is always available for any questions and concerns. A magna cum laude graduate of Holy Family University, Theresa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She has over 15 years’ experience, including 12 years in critical care and emergency nursing, neurology, maternal/fetal nursing, and nursing education. Theresa has also served as an adjunct faculty member of Holy Family University in the Nursing Education program. She is a member of the international nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau.

 

LARRY ENRIGHT, MBA, NCG

Larry Enright is the Managing Director and performs all fiduciary and money management services and holds all agency appointments such as Power of Attorney, Trusteeship, executorship and guardianship. He has over 35 years of experience as an accountant and financial officer. Larry has a Master of Business from Stockton University. He is certified as a National Guardian and Senior Advisor and has certificates in Gerontology from Bucks County Community College, Patient Advocacy and Basic Mediation. Mr. Enright holds membership in many different professional organizations including Lehigh Valley Estate Planning Council, Bucks County Estate Planning Council, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors-Lehigh Valley and the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators.

 

Services we provide:

 

GERIATRIC AND LIFE CARE MANAGEMENT AND MAINTAINING QUALITY OF LIFE:

IKOR understands that tending to all of your medical needs can be overwhelming. Our care managers are a vastly experienced team of Registered Nurses who specialize in the coordination and control of all of your medical needs. We oversee all of the home healthcare and skilled nursing services provided by our professional associates and we work with state agencies to help get the public assistance to which you might be entitled. We create unique plans of care for our clients, tailored only to them, and then help them navigate that course of care.

 

FINANCIAL ADVOCACY, DAILY MONEY MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION OF ASSETS:

IKOR’s financial advocacy team can help with day to day financial matters such as paying bills and the guarding and securing of assets. This can be a great help when there are no family members available. Tending to matters such as these may allow for continued independence for a longer period of time. We can also help with insurance claims. We are fully insured and can be bonded on a case by case basis.

 

AGENCY APPOINTMENTS—POWERS OF ATTORNEY, TRUSTEES AND GUARDIANSHIP

The legal team that you use to create the positions to meet your desired needs for a comprehensive estate plan may require a certified professional to ensure that all that you have desired and designed in that plan be carried out. Our team here at IKOR has been trained to always follow the dictates of your documents and comprehensive estate plan that express your exact wishes and the statutes of Pennsylvania whether this is needed today or at some point in the future.

 

To schedule a free initial consultation or to learn more about IKOR please call 855.367.4567 ext. 703 or email to theresa.kuhar@ikorglobal.com

 

 


Move Management & Real Estate Staging

            

JILL KEARNEY
Senior Move Manager & Real Estate Stager

Senior Moves by Design

3050 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 220B
Allentown, PA 18103

Phone: 610-295-0036
Email: info@seniormovesbydesign.com


www.SeniorMovesByDesign.com 

 

JILL KEARNEY

After a successful corporate career and a few years off to raise two daughters, Jill Kearney became a professional Real Estate Stager and added professional Senior Move Management to her repertoire, in 2009. Now expanded to 24 employees, Senior Moves by Design has successfully moved nearly 450 individuals and couples, creating beautiful homes whether in “Over-55 neighborhoods”, or Senior Living Communities, in Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care settings. Each time, function, safety and a beautiful, warm and familiar feel are always the end objectives.

As professional stagers, they have helped hundreds of home sellers determine how to strategically present their homes to sell quickly and for the most money possible. They can manage everything from repairs, selecting the right paint colors and carpeting to decluttering for now and the future. Selling off or donating excess furnishings, while staging the home or preparing for a move, is also part of their offering.

In 2017, Senior Moves by Design added Aging-in-Place Modifications to their offerings, with a CAPS certified interior designer on hand to help clients determine how to stay safely and function well in their homes for the long haul.

Founder and Owner, Jill Kearney, is a frequent guest speaker in the Eastern PA region and at national conferences. She is passionate about making transitions as smooth and joyful as possible, bringing energy and enthusiasm to all who meet her. To book her for your next event, please call the Senior Moves by Design office, or email Jill directly, at jill@SeniorMovesByDesign.com. 

SERVICES OFFERED:

Senior Move Management, which includes:

• Floorpan Design
• Decluttering Services
• Professional Packing
• Full Unpack in a One-Day Move • Art Hanging

Real Estate Staging, which includes:

• Decluttering
• Strategic Evaluation of the Property
• Selection of Paint, Flooring, etc
• Take-over of Vacant Properties to prepare for sale

Aging-in-Place Modifications for Existing Homes, including:

• Evaluation of Homes to match accessibility needs of the client
• Decluttering and redesign of furniture layouts
• Design of Home Modifications (bathrooms, kitchens, stairways, etc)
• Oversight of Contractors

Speaking Engagements:

Jill Kearney is an energetic and engaging speaker and welcomes the opportunity to address your group. Topics have included: Joyful Moves- It’s not an Oxymoron, Decluttering for your Health and Happiness, Serving an Aging Population, and more. If you have a special topic you’d like to suggest, please ask!


 

Make informed decisions and be the best caregiver you can be with the support of our expert recommendations. Caregiving can be a meaningful experience for you and your family, full of opportunities to make cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Call for a complimentary consultation and see how we can support you and your loved one on this caregiving journey.

 

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