People on the Move – Emeritus Seniors Living Communities Launch Home Visits Program

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Emeritus Seniors Living Communities Launch Home Visits Program “You Don’t Have to Live with Us for Us to Help!”
A Complimentary Service for Seniors

Arlington, VA September 8, 2009 – Summerville at Potomac in Potomac, MD; Summerville at Woodward Estates in Bowie, MD; Emeritus at Lake Ridge in Woodbridge, VA; Emeritus at Manassas, VA; and Emeritus at Arlington in Arlington, VA, all Emeritus Senior Living communities announced today that they have launched a home visits program, You Don’t Have to Live with Us for Us to Help – part of Emeritus Senior Living’s Safely Somewhere program.  We are committed to making sure that every senior in our area in need finds the combination of programs and services that serves them best, even if they do not live at an Emeritus Senior Living community.

We recognize that some of our area seniors may want to live at home as long as they can. We also know that these seniors may face a variety of challenges living at home, and may need assistance identifying all of their support service options.  This is why we are pleased to offer our team of dedicated health care professionals to serve these seniors and their families as a complimentary service.

“We realize that there are many seniors in our area going without the vital health, social and supportive services they need to maintain their quality of life at home,” said Christine Ballance, Community Relations Director at Emeritus at Arlington. “Our Home Visits program helps these seniors cope with their challenges and provides a host of resources to help them stay healthy and connected to the community.”

A few of the services that we will be offering to our local seniors will consist of:

• Nurse Evaluation to help identify care needs
• Support system check to identify potential challenges based upon gaps in needed assistance
• Referrals to other area providers as needed based upon needs uncovered
• Post visit follow up coordination with families and referral sources after home visit
• Access to Emeritus resources such as family lending library and senior safety tips
• A listening ear and enjoyable visit

If you know of a senior that could benefit from one of these home visit services at one of these locations, please contact Christine Ballance today at 703-294-6875.

Summerville at Potomac, Summerville at Woodward Estates, Emeritus at Lake Ridge, Emeritus at Manassas and Emeritus at Arlington are Emeritus Senior Living communities, a national provider of assisted living and Alzheimer’s and related dementia care services to seniors.  Emeritus is one of the largest and most experienced operators of freestanding assisted living communities located throughout the United States.  These communities provide a residential housing alternative for senior citizens who need assistance with the activities of daily living, with an emphasis on personal care services, which provides support to the residents in the aging process.  Emeritus currently operates 309 communities in 36 states representing capacity for approximately 27,200 units and approximately 32,400 residents.  Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ESC, and our home page can be found on the Internet at

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