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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1996
As a group of Catonsville residents awaits a zoning decision on an unapproved enlargement of an assisted-living group home in its neighborhood, its councilman is preparing to ask the county planning board to re-examine the laws governing such facilities.Members of the Old Catonsville Neighborhood Association have expressed concern over Parkside Assisted Living at 303 N. Rolling Road, whose owners recently built a three-story addition to the Victorian-style home. The facility would have a maximum of 15 beds for elderly residents.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
Seven people were taken to hospitals after a pickup truck ran into an assisted living facility in Reisterstown Friday evening, Baltimore County fire department officials said. The truck ran into the building, in the 600 block of Main St., around 6:30 p.m. and struck a gas line. No fire or explosion was caused by the ruptured line. Five of the eight residents of the assisted living facility were taken to the hospital, two with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2002
Owners of the unlicensed assisted living facility in Owings Mills where a caretaker was fatally stabbed this week were running four other group homes in the area, health officials learned yesterday. One of the owners of A Touch of Love Assisted Living Group Inc. told health investigators last night that the company provided service to 24 mentally ill men and women at five group homes in the Owings Mills area. Four of the homes were in the Briarwood apartment complex where the stabbing occurred, and the fifth was nearby.
HEALTH
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
As an alternative to a traditional nursing home facility, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to a new program in which those in need of assisted-living care are treated in a more intimate setting. Medical foster homes place up to three patients, typically veterans, in the private home of a vetted caregiver who is responsible for their care on a daily basis. Additionally, physicians, therapists, social workers and other VA staffer members regularly work with the patients.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2004
For some of Carroll County's aging population, retirement at a proposed $20 million community could mean spa days, dances and movies at their doorstep. The Westminster Common Council approved the annexation of the 162-unit Westminster Mews on Monday night after a public hearing in which there was only one dissenting voice. The latest senior-living project created by the Shelter Group, a Baltimore-based developer and property-management firm, the Mews is expected to encompass about 150,000 square feet upon completion in fall next year.
NEWS
November 2, 1998
Names in the newsInternational Paperin Odenton recently named James Tanner as human resource generalist. Tanner will be responsible for all facets of human resources, including recruitment, management development, employee relations and salary administration.Kassie Foundoshas been appointed director of marketing by Regency Park Assisted Living. Foundos was most recently director of marketing for the Heartlands Assisted Living Community in Severna Park. Regency Park, a 60-bed assisted-living facility, will open soon in Gambrills.
NEWS
September 12, 1999
An attorney for the owners of an assisted-living home in Columbia says they were surprised by a judge's ruling that will eventually close the facility.Brian Wallach also said the owners might appeal the opinion filed last week by Howard County Circuit Judge Raymond J. Kane Jr."We are considering our options, which obviously includes the possibility of appeal," Wallach said. "We're disappointed with the decision."Kane ruled that the owners of the assisted-living home violated a neighborhood covenant.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | January 20, 1995
For the past 14 years, Joseph Abell has enjoyed the woods, the view and the gardens at his modern Winfield home.Last month he opened his home to seniors who need help with the tasks of daily living but don't require the skilled medical care of a nursing home.The facility, called Bloom Valley Senior Care, provides residents with all their meals, laundry service, assistance with bathing, dressing and monitoring of medications.Bloom Valley is the eighth senior assisted living facility to open in the county.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1996
The initial public offering yesterday for Integrated Living Communities, the assisted living division being spun off by Integrated Health Services of Owings Mills, raised less than half of the amount anticipated when the parent company filed for the offering in June.The company initially planned to offer 6.5 million shares at $15 to $18. It wound up selling 4.2 million shares at $8.Marc B. Levin, executive vice president of Integrated Health, said the drop in price and number of shares was "a response to market conditions over the last few months for assisted living.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | January 16, 1996
Integrated Health Services of Owings Mills yesterday announced plans to acquire Standish Care Co. for $17 million and merge it into IHS' assisted-living division.The agreement is subject to approval by the boards of both companies and by shareholders of Standish, who would receive $5 a share in the transaction. There are about 3.4 million shares outstanding.Standish, based in Burlington, Mass., develops and manages assisted-living facilities, in which elderly residents are provided some help, but less than in a nursing home.
NEWS
September 15, 2013
Among the 76 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received during the period Sept. 8-15 were the following: 912 South Rolling Road, 2:08 p.m. Sept. 12. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Catonsville, Halethorpe and Westview career stations responded to the report of a building fire on the campus of Brightview Assisted Living in Catonsville and found an overheated HVAC unit. Smoke was cleared from the building. 4045 Wilkens Ave., 2:01 a.m. Sept.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
A $5,300 reward is being offered for tips that lead to the homecoming of James White, an intellectually disabled 64-year-old man who left his Owings Mills assisted-living home a month ago. White, who is black, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 186 pounds, left his group home in the 9200 block of Leigh Choice Court on Feb. 26. White was last seen between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m., after which time staff found the front door open. White's sisters, Rosanna Miles of Rosedale and Addie Bagley of Baltimore, urged the public to provide police with any information.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2012
I was fooled by the summer calm of old Lutherville, the Victorian village in Baltimore County that hides behind York Road, the Beltway and Interstate 83. On a cloudy morning, Lutherville's timeless homes seemed to be enjoying a July holiday, with abundant rose of Sharon bushes blooming near the rain-encouraged weeds. But something else was sprouting on the lawns of old Lutherville: a crop of signs devoted to a neighborhood zoning issue. It is a tricky issue. The longtime owners of the College Manor assisted-living complex want a zoning change that would enable them to build a new facility, move the residents into it, then renovate the old complex, portions of which are decades old. But the Lutherville residents say that once a zoning change is enacted, it stays on the books and remains permanent should the property change hands.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2011
Starting this month, senior citizens who need help with daily activities have a new living option in Anne Arundel County. Brightview South River is an $11 million assisted-living rental community that will open in mid-December for residents 55 and older who can no longer live independently, including people with Alzheimer's disease and other memory impairments. The three-story building off the 3000 block of Solomon's Island Road in Edgewater will be constructed by the Shelter Group of Baltimore, a specialist in multifamily and senior living communities.
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By Leslie Morgan | October 3, 2011
When an older family member needs supportive housing, there's often a rush to find a place with the "best quality. " But what is quality? Do family or friends value the same things as the future assisted-living resident? Assisted-living settings are extremely diverse. To find a good fit, it is essential to look beyond the factors highlighted in marketing tours: cost, room size, staff ratio and appearance. Opinions on which factors are truly essential to quality vary, but one voice should receive the most attention as you decide on housing: the voice of the person who is to live there.
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By Ann Egerton | July 5, 2011
How dreadful. My husband and I are going to the home sometime this summer or fall, assuming that we sell our apartment for enough money. "The home," of course, is assisted living - a nice, bland euphemism. What it means is that we'll be leaving our lovely apartment on the first floor of a condo looking over an Olmsted garden for an apartment on the seventh floor of the retirement home, which is half the size for lots of money. Yes, I know that we're lucky to be able to do this.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writer | July 22, 1993
Being a pioneer isn't easy. Ask Brenda Walker.She wanted to open the first assisted-living home for senior citizens in Baltimore County. Two years of plowing through the bureaucracy and thousands of dollars later, Miss Walker still isn't there.But in part because of Miss Walker's experience and those of others, the county is trying to make it easier for operators of these small group homes to get past the county's development and zoning hurdles and provide housing for members of a rapidly aging population.
NEWS
By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1997
Moving to protect the state's burgeoning elderly population, Maryland officials are about to overhaul the way they monitor thousands of assisted-living homes, the fastest growing type of long-term care.The plan, unveiled last week, is intended to sew up gaping loopholes and replace a patchwork of contradictory regulations that the state has used up to now."In some places we've gone in and found very, very ill people, and we've had to intervene or move them to a hospital," said Carol Benner, director of licensing and certification for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
NEWS
By The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2011
An early-morning three-alarm fire that heavily damaged Holland Manor, a Riderwood assisted-living facility, early Saturday morning resulted in more than a dozen staff and residents being evacuated from the building. Twelve residents and staffers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to WJZ-TV. The historic home in the 800 block of Landrake Road had been known as Bush Manor for years. During the 1920s, it had been part of the estate of Baltimore-born silent movie star Francis X. Bushman, who starred in the 1926 classic "Ben Hur. " The fire is under investigation.
EXPLORE
By Diane Pajak | February 1, 2011
Construction already has begun on the new 10-bed inpatient Gilchrist hospice facility in Harmony Hall Assisted Living in the Howard County Health Park. A “demolition party”  - where a wall was ceremoniously broken down within Harmony Hall to be replaced by the facility's entranceway -   was held Oct. 27. “Howard County patients and their families, as well as local government and community leaders, have advocated for many years for an inpatient presence within Howard County,” said Lori Mulligan, director of development and marketing at Gilchrist's Hunt Valley facility.
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