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A Publication of the Armenian Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Emerson, NJ
102 Year old ANRC resident Berjouhi Saksoorian helps celebrate Activity Professionals Week with Director of Activities, Sandy Cortelyou!
The President’s Message
Board Of Trustees
ANDREW TORIGIAN President of the Home and Chairman of the Board of Trustees VATCHE BAGHDIKIAN Vice President DAVID ROWAN Treasurer BERGE TALANIAN Assistant Treasurer KHOREN NALBADIAN Recording Secretary ANNETTE TAMALIANALMOND Corresponding Secretary H. CRAIG FROONJIAN, DMD TED TAKVORIAN, Esq. JOHN VANISKHIAN Board Members MATTHEW RUSSO, LNHA Administrator JAN MRANI, M.D. Medical Director
ow great it would be if all we wanted in life would come to us if we only had to wish for it. In the real world, it doesn’t happen. We must remain diligent in our faith and believe in the Almighty that rewards those who work for what they need. In this terrible economic climate, we are still working on our plans for a new building for our Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ANRC). What an exciting time of growth for us, and we need to have the facilities to accommodate that growth. The need is great, and we will continue our quest. We must keep moving forward for those needing our care. Progress is being made each month. We are at the stage now where we are asking for bids for the architectural design of the building. We had mentioned in the past issue that the Planning Board of the Town of Emerson had given us a preliminary approval. The next step is to have final plans to present to the State of New Jersey Health Department. We will shortly be announcing the start of a Capital Building Campaign to raise at least fifty percent of needed funds. There are currently several banks who are willing to lend us the balance of the required amount. Going forward – for our Lord, for our community, for you! We ask you for your support when the campaign begins and invite all our members to come to our Annual Meeting on May 21, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the ANRC where sandwiches and refreshments will be served. We at the ANRC wish all a very Happy Easter.
Hye Doun Editorial Board
Andrew Torigian Chief Editor Louisa Janbazian Editor Matthew Russo Advisor Howard Torossian Photographs and Ads
Քրիստոս յարեաւ ի մեռելոց. Օրհնեալ է Յարութիւնը Քրիստոսի “Krisdos haryav ee merelotz. Orhnyal é haroutuneh Krisdosi” (Christ is resurrected from the grave. May his resurrection be blessed)
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The Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center sits on three spacious acres nestled in wooded, suburban Emerson, Bergen County, NJ. Our Address is: Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 70 Main Street, Emerson NJ 07630 Phone: 201.261.6662 Fax: 201.261.5509 You are invited to call and make an appointment to discuss the individual needs of your loved one. Directions: By Bus: Port Authority: Bus #165 to Emerson By Car: Exit #165 on Garden State Parkway. Right turn onto Oradell Ave. Left turn onto Kinderkamack Rd. Turn right onto Main St. Follow contours of road. Home on left. From GWB: Take Route 4 to Kinderkamack Rd. Right turn onto Main St. Follow contours of road. Home on left.
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From the Administrator’s Desk
has never been a better time to buy a LTC insurance policy due to the incentives. In the coming weeks details of a national long term care financing reform plan may be in place. States have already started the ball rolling by initiating a “Long Term Care Partnership Program.” This program is designed to protect assets equal to the insurance benefits received from a Partnership Policy so that personal assets will not be taken into account when determining eligibility for Medicaid. If your policy pays $250,000 in LTC benefits, your savings will not be depleted by $250,000 and your loved ones will be able to hold onto the assets your hard work produced. Think of this as, “I put into Matthew L. Russo, LNHA Administrator the market and I’m losing it. If I invest in a LTC hankfully the warmth of the spring and policy I’ll be able to protect the assets I have.” summer is finally upon us. While I normally New Jersey is one of many states with write about the state of affairs of our building, sponsored policies in the LTC Partnership our economy and the future of healthcare financing Program and many factors need to be addressed weigh more on my mind these days. There is no when purchasing a policy. Establishing a LTC doubt that many of us are still shaking the cold insurance policy immediately reduces the response of the stock market this past winter. financial and psychological burden that plagues While our new President has enacted a stimulus most families when the need for long term care plan to warm things up, many still wonder if he arrives. Asset preservation is a win-win situation can tame the deficit. In a for the consumer in recent meeting President “Asset preservation is a win-win today’s economy. Don’t Obama was importantly be surprised if legislators heard saying “the only way situation for the consumer in add tax incentives to I think we’re going to fix it future products and only (the deficit) is if we…bend today’s economy.” your financial or insurance the curve down on health advisor can ask the right care inflation.” Obama’s thoughts are not alone questions to form a policy best suited to meet and many states have been acting on health your needs. Having personally sold LTC policies care reform way before he entered office. Our prior to entering the healthcare arena, I can tell economic climate this past winter has cooled our you that if a policy is structured properly, your feeling of investing in the market, and many of premium will be lower than you thought and it is a us are left wondering what do to with what we’ve terrific investment should you turn ill. been investing. Here is an alternative for you: With many states running large deficits, it is buy Long Term Care Insurance. critical to take advantage of programs designed While some of you may have already purchased to protect our assets and in turn help our economy a policy, many of you may have declined due to as well. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 allows the high cost of the premium. For those whose all states the option to enact partnership policies timeframes may be 20 to 30 years away from Cont’d on the next page possibly entering a long term care facility there
The Price May
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Shakeh Bautista, DON
he Dementia Care Practice recommendations for the residents who wander are the result of extensive research, literature, reviews and consultations with nationally recognized care experts. The practice recommendations focus on multiple care areas; one of them is DEMENTIA and WANDERING. Wandering is a term used to describe a person who moves around aimlessly. Many people think that wandering should be stopped but in fact, it is often purposeful and has a significant meaning to that individual. Wandering can be beneficial when it provides stimulation, contact with others, physical
mobility and prevention of pressure sores. In actuality wandering is a response to physical and psychological needs such as boredom, isolation, hunger, pain, excessive or lack of stimulation and anxiety. However, wandering also can be detrimental when a resident attempts to elope, enter unsafe areas or unable to eat or drink due to excessive motion causing fatigue, weight loss, dehydration and death. With these factors in mind, it is necessary for the interdisciplinary team to work closely with the family members, to assess the needs of each wanderer. Based on his or her assessment, the team will develop a care plan with interventions and goals that promotes the physical and psychological well being of the resident in a safe and home like environment. q
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and your state may or may not be involved in a program. Policies in these new programs must meet specific criteria, including federal tax qualification, consumer protections, and inflation protection requirements. New Jersey along with other states has established the program to provide incentives for individuals to insure against the costs of providing for their long term care needs. More importantly it provides a mechanism for individuals to qualify for coverage of the cost of meeting their long-term care needs under Medicaid without first being required to substantially exhaust their resources. I can tell you from experience that while working at the ANRC, not one LTC insurance carrier has denied a claim. That’s something to ponder when thinking about your next investment move. At the ANRC we accept all LTC insurance carriers and have begun aligning ourselves with networks to help consumers make informed decisions about their long term care needs. If you need assistance with finding a reputable agent who can steer you through the maze of options
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and objectives, do not hesitate to call my office and we will help point you in the right direction. If this market has left a bitter taste in your mouth over the last few months you should certainly consider LTC insurance. We all have taken risks by investing in mutual funds, 401K’s, stocks and bonds. LTC insurance is a risk that may pay huge dividends for you and your family’s fiscal health when you can no longer afford to and its price may be right for these times. q
Six carriers have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. They are:
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Bankers Life and Casualty Company Assurity Life Insurance Company Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company Transamerica Life Insurance Company Minnesota Life Insurance Company John Hancock Life Insurance Company
On Thursday January 15th, The Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center welcomed Archbishop Khajag Barsamian along with Father Diran Bohajian for a Christmas blessing and celebration. The ANRC is extremely thankful for the Archbishop and the various clergy members who visit our home year after year. Their devotion to our building, the blessing of our home and of our residents brings joy and fulfills our resident’s spiritual needs. We greatly thank all members of the church who share in the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Received with Thanks the following donations for the ANRC
Mr. & Mrs. Ara Akian Mr. & Mrs. Armenian Mr. & Mrs. Sarkis Arslanian Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Aslanian Mr. & Mrs. Michael Azaraian Mr. Charles Babikian Mr. Norayr Baklayan Mr. A.P. Bedrosian, JD Mr. & Mrs. Manoog Egazarian Mrs. Mary Rose Figueroa Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Guth,Jr. Mrs. Lucy Janjigian Ms. Marilyn Keosayian Mr. & Mrs. Avedis Koushakjian Dr. Jonathan Mardirossian Mr. & Mrs. Minassian Mr. & Mrs. Ed Muserlian Mrs. Sylvia Muserlian Mr. Gilbert Nersesian Ms. Annette Ohnikian Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Ruis Mr. & Mrs. Samir Sabba Mr. & Mrs. Zarmair Setrakian Jr. , Mr. Toros Shamlian Mr. & Mrs. Marval Stepanian Tiffany Garment Center, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Torigian Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Vartanian Total $2,870.00 In Memory of Rosine Anserlian Mr. Haroutioun Aydjian Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Azarik Mr. & Mrs. Mosses Bairamian Mr. & Mrs. Armen Basmajian Mr. & Mrs. Donigian Donigian Mr. & Mrs. Robert Rohrberger Mr. & Mrs. Saro Tegrarian Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Terouz Total $950.00
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The ANRC salutes all its Activities Personnel for the week of January 18th through the 23rd of this year. We gladly thank all of our dedicated activity professionals for their hard work and dedication to our residents’!
Katie Chupak with Theresa Lucchesi
Maureen Grippo with Carmela DiDino
Zepyur Grigoryan with Jack Karibian
Virginia “Ginny” Alexander and her traveling piano side show!
Celebrating the Birthdays of the Month
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“Friends of the Armenian Home” (FAH) Neiman Marcus Fall Fashion Show, Luncheon and Super Raffle held in Paramus, NJ on September 7, 2008. Mrs. Karen Nargizian Chaired this event along with her Co-Chairs Mrs. Armine Pechdimaldji and Mrs. Ica Kouyoumdjian chaired the Super Raffle. We hope this fundraiser will enable us to provide a very successful outcome for the benefit of our “Hye Doun”, its residents and future new building project.
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To All ANRC Members..........
The Annual Meeting of the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ANRC) will take place on Thursday, May 21, 2009, 6:30 pm at the ANRC in Emerson, NJ. Your attendance is important to ANRC. Review and an update will be presented as well as future plans of ANRC. Refreshments will be served
Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
70 Main Street Emerson, NJ 07630
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