Welcome to Crosslands Health Services!

Crosslands Resident Care is an outpatient facility responsible for providing quality medical services for those residents who live independently in our communities.

Medical care is always available for urgent needs.

Call Resident Care at: 610-388-5634
or after hours: 610-388-1440 (Firbank Emergency Line)
For life threatening medical emergencies, call 9-1-1 and then pull your emergency pull cord.

Frequently Asked Questions
Crosslands RC Welcome Booklet
Philosophy Statement
Resident Info Form
Covid Contact Tracing Info & Form
Designated Friend Form
DOH POLST Form
Medical Transportation Request Form
POLST Presentation & Instructions
Prescription Refill Form
PA Advance Health Care Directive
Health Services Organizational Chart (updated March, 2021)

Did you know?…

You are eligible for 2 sets of 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. You can order these tests at https://www.covid.gov/tests.

Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests?
Call 1-800-232-0233

Although Resident Care does COVID testing, we only do it for known exposures and residents who are symptomatic. Having a test kit at home is always beneficial to have when returning from a trip and for peace of mind.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:

Crosslands Resident Care
(p) 610-388-5634, (f) 610-388-5687

Firbank (After Hours) Emergency Line
(p) 610-388-1440

KCC PharmacyHeatherWilley, PharmD
(p)610-388-5651, (f)267-487-8974

Crosslands Rehab Suite – Main Number
(Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy & Occupational Therapy)
(p) 610-388-5501

Director of Rehab and Wellness ServicesAntonio Sofia
(p) 610-388-5587

Wellness Team Photos and Contact Info

Fitness Program ManagerSuzanne Stevens
(p) 610-388-5527

Health & Wellness Coach – Vitalize 360 – Lathie Gannon
(p) 610-388-5653; link to coach

Aquatics CoordinatorCasey Shedenhelm
(p) 610-388-5678

Fitness Coordinator – Jenn Keil
(p) 610-388-5639

Registered DieticianElizabeth Kautz
(p) 610-388-5570

Transportation:
Supervisor – To be determined
Dispatcher – Richard Jackson
(p) 1-888-388-5602

Crosslands HousekeepingChristine Lilley
(p) 610-388-5530

Chester County Hospital
Radiology Scheduling
(p) 610-431-5131

Chester County Hospital – Main Number
701 E. Marshall St.
West Chester, PA 19380
(p) 610-431-5000

Click the Calendar to enlarge.

This outline is presented for your convenience as a summary of the services of this department – for further details please refer to the green notebook.

RESIDENT CARE STAFF:
     Beatriz Cordova-Pedroza, BSN, RN, CEN – Director of Resident Care
     Nomi Horn, RN, CRNP (Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner)
     Kelly Daniel, RN
     Katie Stafford, CNA – Administrative Assistant

PER DIEM STAFF:
     Maria Sarver, RN
Michele Wenzel, RN
Anita Downs, RN
Barbara Stickley, RN
Jennifer Lopez, RN
Nancy Waldorf, Admin Assistant
Lisa Berdoulay, Admin Assistant

RESIDENT CARE HOURS:

Monday – Friday        8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Closed Wed. @ 3:30 pm)

Closed daily for lunch (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm) except for emergencies

Saturday                     8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 Please note: Saturday hours are for urgent matters. One nurse is available and may be with someone. Please have a seat in the waiting room and the nurse will be with you as soon as they become available.

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN SCHEDULE:

Monday am –                       Douglas Lieberman, M.D.

Tuesday am –                       Stephen Conrad, M.D.

Wednesday am –                 Marylou Checchia-Romano, DO

Thursday am –                     Douglas Lieberman, M.D.

Friday am –                          Stephen Conrad, M.D.

Friday pm –                          Marylou Checchia-Romano, DO

Please note: The primary care physicians visit residents in Skilled Nursing and Personal Care units prior to Resident Care office hours.

EMERGENCIES: In the event of a life-threatening emergency, FIRST dial 911 and activate our Crosslands emergency alarm system (buttons provided at bedside and in the bathroom). For after hours, use the Firbank emergency phone number: 610-388-1440. An RN will respond to your apartment/cottage depending on the nature of your call and triage your needs appropriately.

There are times when a resident has a medical situation that is non-life-threatening but may need attention.   While on campus, Resident Care can be utilized during business hours and Firbank can be utilized after hours. If you are off the Crosslands campus when an urgent medical situation arises, there are Urgent Care centers located nearby. It is your decision to use an Urgent Care facility, however, we do ask that you follow up with our office with any paperwork that you were given so that we can update your medical records.

            Local Urgent Care Centers:

                        Tower Health Urgent Care

Address:        300 Old Forge Lane, #302

Kennett Square, PA 19348

Phone:           484-778-8000

Hours:           Daily, 9 am – 9 pm

AFC Urgent Care

Address:        510 E. Gay Street

West Chester, PA 19380

Phone:           484-200-8655

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday-Sunday, 8 am – 5 pm

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS:

Since an emergency may result in a stay in Firbank or the hospital, residents are urged to have a bag pre-packed with the following personal belongings: robe, slippers, sweater, undergarments, change of clothes, shoes/socks, toothbrush and paste, comb or brush, reading material, cellphone and charger. Please have these items packed and readily available for easy access in the event they are needed.

PENDANT ALERT SYSTEM:

Independent of emergency pull cords, the Pendant Alert System, which must be requested by the resident, is an addition method available by which residents may summon help. It is an alarm alert, worn by the resident as a pendant which only works inside the resident’s apartment. To obtain a pendant, you must fill out a pendant form located in the Resident Care office.

SARA SYSTEM:

The SARA system is a safeguard system used throughout the KCC communities to ensure the wellbeing of our residents. The system will monitor the opening of the front door between the hours of 5:00 am – 10:30 am. If a resident opens their door between these hours the system will record the successful check-in. At 10:30 am resident(s) who have not successfully checked in by opening their front door will receive an automated phone call. Resident(s) who answer that phone call will be prompted to check-in by pressing the number 1 on their phone. If the check-in has not been completed successfully the resident will then receive a phone call from a resident care staff member. If there is no answer, maintenance will be dispatched to the apartment to ensure the well-being of the resident(s).

**If you are going to be away, please submit a Resident(s) Absence Form to the Front Desk Ambassador in the Main Center. The Front Desk Ambassador will enter the information into the SARA system so that you will be removed from the check-in during that time.**

BLOOD TESTS: 

PT/INR finger sticks: By appointment only

Blood draws for labs: Wednesday & Friday, 8:00 am – 9:00 am By appointment only

(If you have an order for blood work from an outside physician, please call Resident Care to schedule an appointment and then drop off the lab slip before the day of your appointment.)

TEST RESULTS:

Residents are notified verbally of ALL diagnostic and blood test results (normal and abnormal) by the nurse practitioner or nurse. These results are reviewed by the primary physician and then scanned into the resident’s electronic medical record.

All consultation forms received will be reviewed by the Director of Resident Care or nurse practitioner as well as the primary physician before they are scanned into the resident’s electronic medical record.

Copies of test results will be provided to a resident when requested.

IN-HOUSE PHARMACY:

KCC Pharmacy, also known as Contract Pharmacy Services (CPS), provides services to residents at Kendal, Crosslands, Cartmel, and Coniston. Private/outside physicians and specialist may call or fax in prescriptions even if you do not use Resident Care as your preferred doctor’s office. The pharmacy will provide Resident Care with a copy of your new order to keep records up to date.

Phone: 610-388-5651
Fax: 267-487-8974

MEDICINE PICK UP:

Monday – Friday, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Pick up in Resident Care

Monday – Friday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Pick up in Crosslands Pharmacy

(No Saturday pick up)

For all refills:

Please place empty bottles or a prescription refill sheet in the wooden box located in any of the following locations:

  1. Outside of the Main Center
  2. To the left of the resident open mailboxes in the Main Center (next to the elevator near the Main Dining Room)
  3.  Outside of the Resident Care office

WHEN ORDERING MEDICATIONS, PLEASE SPECIFY WHERE YOU WILL BE PICKING YOUR MEDICATIONS UP FROM.

Requests should be submitted for your refill order three days before your supply will be depleted or before leaving on a trip (four days if your supply will run out over a long weekend). Newly ordered medications are usually dispensed the same weekday.

 WEEKLY MEDICATION PACKS:

A Mediset is a weekly pill pack that packages daily medications for morning, noon, evening, and bedtime ease of administration. Weekly Medisets will be dispensed for residents who see Resident Care physicians and who have been approved by the Director of Resident Care. Medisets may be picked up on Thursdays or Fridays from 3:00 – 3:30 PM.

 BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC:

By appointment only

IMMUNIZATION AND OTHER INJECTIONS:

By appointment only and with a physicians prescription. Some examples of common immunizations administered are: Prevnar, Pneumococcal, Shingrix, and Tetanus. If you received vaccines outside of KCC, we ask residents to provide a copy of your immunization to Resident Care so that we can update your medical records here.

EAR WAX REMOVAL:

Ear wax removal is done by appointment only. Please consult with Resident Care for pre and post instructions.

ANNUAL WELLNESS REVIEW (2 PARTS):

  1. A Medical Review conducted by phone
  2. An Annual Wellness exam done in person by the primary care physician/nurse practitioner. (Virtual appointments available upon requests)

Residents receive an Annual Wellness Review. A notice will be sent out by Resident Care with a scheduled date and time for both the Medical Review with a nurse and the Annual Wellness Exam with the resident’s primary car physician or nurse practitioner.

On the date of your Medical Review, a nurse or nurse practitioner will call you to review your medication list, medical history and review and update emergency contact information and any other pertinent information in your medical record. This information is not only helpful to us bus is also necessary to comply with Medicare guidelines.

On the date of your Annual Wellness Exam the physician or nurse practitioner will conduct an overall physical assessment, review medications and order blood work and or other diagnostic tests that they deem necessary.

 

Residents who are not feeling well and unable to come to the dining room may receive a dinner tray in their apartment. Residents in need of this service should call the Resident Care department at 610-388-5634 before 1:00 PM daily if the feel they need one. A dining room staff member will call the resident for a menu selection. If there is no answer after a few phone attempts by the dining staff, the staff will pre-select a meal and deliver the meal during dinner. Please state any food allergies, food intolerance and the need for a special diet. Residents may call Firbank at 610-388-1440 for a tray if ill on weekends or holidays.

OFF CAMPUS MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS:

Residents are asked to inform the Resident Care Department of any off campus diagnostic testing and medical appointments.  A physician’s report should be submitted to the Resident Care office.  A Consultation form is provided to the resident to ensure communication between the consulting physician and the Resident Care department. The form(s) is placed in the resident’s open mailbox in the evening the business day before the test or appointment.  Residents should return the form following the medical visit or have their physician fax an office report to 610-388-5687.

TRANSPORTATION:

Transportation to medical appointments that you have been referred to by Resident Care and that are within our servicing area (Chester County Hospital, Crozer Health System, Main Line Health System) is arranged through the Resident Care office. Transportation fees will be covered by Crosslands for these types of trips. Slips for transportation requests can be found in the resident care waiting room and at the Main Center on the shelf under the resident bulletin boards. Requests for transportation should be made at least 3 business days in advance to ensure that staff are available to assist you with your transportation needs. (Failure to do so may result in staff unavailability for your trip)

Transportation to off-site medical appointments that are not within our servicing area as referenced above and/or are not referred to by Crosslands primary care physicians but selected by residents are not scheduled by the Resident Care office. If a medical service is available onsite at Kendal~Crosslands Communities (such as Podiatry, Audiology, Dentistry) and you choose to go elsewhere, you are responsible for arranging transportation. Transportation fees for these trips will be charged to the resident. These arrangements may be made with the transportation department at 1-888-388-5602. Requests for transportation should be made as early as possible.

Transportation also provides residents with daily bus run pick ups for all 3 meals; see below for times all 7 days a week:

Breakfast:                                        Lunch:                                                        Dinner:

Pick up Run:  7:55 AM                    Pick up Run:  11:55 PM        Pick up Run:  4:50 PM

Drop off Run: 9:20 AM                   Pick up Run:  1:20 PM          Pick up Run:  5:40 PM

Any transportation questions call 610-388-5602.

CROSSLANDS IN-HOUSE CONSULTANT SCHEDULES:

Appointments can be made by calling Resident Care at 610-388-5634.

Audiologist: Joseph Chiarello, Au.D.

Every Wednesday evening, alternating start times

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Every other Saturday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cardiologist: Raghuram Mallya, M.D.

Once every other month, 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Neuropsychologist: George Ledakis, Ph.D. and Kathleen Breslin, Ph.D

As Needed

Optometrist: Sarah Kulich, OD

3rd Thursday of each month, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Plastic Surgeon: R. Michael McClellan, M.D.

Every Friday, 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Psychiatrist: Rona Pasternak, M.D.

Every other Tuesday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Psychologist: Robert Pomerantz, Ph.D.

Every Wednesday as needed

Social Services:

Rosemarie Carpenter, Director of Social Services: 610-388-5635

Kristine Valyo, Associate Director of Social Services: 610-388-5636

Rehab Suite:

Rehab Suite Main Number: 610-388-5501

Director of Rehab & Wellness Services: Antonio Sofia

Fitness Coordinator: Jenn Keil

Aquatics Coordinator: Casey Glowiak

Vitalize 360: Lathie Gannon

Speech Therapy: Lauren Orlando

Physical Therapist: Sandra Delligatti, Marge Scharr

Occupational Therapist: Sue Brogan

Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services are available by physician referral through the Resident Care office.

Nutrition:

Elizabeth Kautz, Registered Dietician: 610-388-5000 x 219

A registered dietitian is available for a consult by self-referral or by physician referral.  This can be arranged by contacting the Resident Care office.

OTHER SERVICES AT CROSSLANDS:
DENTAL:

Matthew Ballas, DMD

Elderdent dental office located in the Wellness Center

To schedule an appointment call 267-708-0156

PODIATRISTS:

Marc Bobik, DPM – office located in the Wellness Center

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Richard Oller, DPM – office located in the Wellness Center

Every other week on Tuesday, 1:40 PM – 4:00 pm

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bobik or Dr. Oller, please call Crosslands Resident Care 610-388-5634

ADDITIONAL CONSULTANT SCHEDULES BASED AT THE KENDAL CAMPUS (only):

Appointments can be made by calling Kendal Resident Care at 610-388-5531.

Hematologist/Oncologist:

Dr. William Luginbuhl (need a provider referral)

Once monthly

Transportation can be arranged to take you to Kendal.

 

 

 

 

 

Kendal Home Care offers additional services to residents of Crosslands, Cartmel, Coniston and Kendal at Longwood when daily activities become more challenging and life is more difficult than it needs to be.  Our Home Care provides extra support and assistance, allowing residents to make the most of everyday and maintain their health and independence.  Our array of services can be provided daily or on an intermittent basis.  The program is fee-for-service based – meaning it allows for one-to-one assistance charged at an hourly rate under a separate agreement.

Services can be delivered in increments of 15 to 30 minutes or by the hour.  Our program is unique in that family or friends may purchase Home Care, as a comforting gift for a resident member.

To learn more about bringing Kendal Home Care into your home, see attached brochure or contact:

Millie Lee, LPN

Home Care Manager

610-388-5623

mlee@kal.kendal.org