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Paula Panchuck Redefines Independent Living with Lasell Village at Lasell College

From Inside Elder Care: "In this Leaders in Elder Care interview, I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Paula Panchuck, vice president of Lasell Village at Lasell College. Lasell Village epitomizes the meaning of creativity in elder care. Combining senior independent living and continuing education within the campus of a four-year university, Lasell Village at Lasell College serves as an inspiration for what can happen when people think “what if….”" Read more from Inside Elder Care







Student Newspaper Highlights Carolyn Eastman as she went to Cambodia for a Community Service Trip

In an article written by Lasell College student Morgan Brittany Austin, Communications Major, class of 2015, Lasell Village resident Carolyn Eastman gives a candid interview of her community service trip to Cambodia through a nonprofit organization known as The Sharing Foundation.

You can read the full interview on the 1851 Chronicle's web site: http://the1851chronicle.org/2013/04/23/lasell-villager-carolyn-eastman-goes-to-cambodia-for-community-service-trip/







Gov. Deval Patrick Visits Lasell Village, Signs Silver Alert Legislation

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick visited Lasell Village today as part of a ceremony to sign the Silver Alert Community Response System bill into law. The legislation intends to help Massachusetts families find lost elders with dementia who have wandered away. The bill will also provide dementia specific training for first responders and public safety officials.

The Governor was grteeted by Lasell president Michael B. Alexander and Vice President for Lasell Village Paula Panchuck as well as residents of Lasell Village.

In addition, several members of the Lasell Village retirement community and officials from Lasell College attended the ceremony, which was held in the Lasell Village ballroom. Those giving brief remarks included Lasell President Michael B. Alexander, State Sen. Cynthia Creem, State Rep. Ruth Balser, State Sen. Rob O'Leary (bill sponsor), Gerald Flaherty, Vice President of Medical and Scientific Programs for MA Alzheimer's Association, and State Secretary for Elder Affairs Ann L. Hartstein.



Obama Inauguration Marks a Special Moment for Lasell Villager

It’s a memorable moment to attend a Presidential inauguration and Myril Bennett has had a few of them.

Bennett, a resident at Lasell Village on campus, has seen Presidents Johnson and Clinton sworn into office and danced at their inaugural celebrations. But this year is something special.

Witnessing the inauguration for President Barak Obama on January 20th has unique significance for Bennett because her son helped get him there. Read more





From Builder’s Magazine, Spring 2008
Colleges and Builders - New Opportunities for 50+ Housing

From Metro West Daily News, February 24, 2008
A Lifetime of Learning ...

February 2008
Baby Boomers, Back to Campus ... What would it be like to retire on a college campus? More older adults are about to find out ... Read the article featuring Lasell Village in University Business.

July 2007
Lasell House Skilled Nursing Facility Celebrates another Deficiency Free Survey
by The Massachusetts Division of Health Care Quality

NEWTON, MA – Lasell House, the 38-bed, Medicare certified, skilled nursing facility at Lasell Village, recently received a clean bill of health from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Division of Health Care Quality, which found the facility to be deficiency free.

The survey assesses compliance with federal standards such as adequacy of staffing, quality of care, and cleanliness of facilities. The DPH survey, completed in June 2007, found that Lasell House was in compliance with all applicable requirements for certification in the Medicare program.

Lasell House is a facility that serves the residents of Lasell Village as well as patients in the greater Boston community. It is noted for its orthopedic and sub-acute rehabilitation program that embraces physician-driven care and an uncompromising commitment to quality.

This is the third deficiency free survey in the past five years for the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located within the Lasell Village living and learning retirement community. 

Unannounced and conducted by health care professionals, including registered nurses and licensed social workers, the survey is performed at least every nine to 15 months for all Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing facilities throughout
the Commonwealth.

In addition to scrutinizing compliance issues, the Division also investigates complaints and serious incidents occurring within a nursing home.

The full array of medical support services offered at Lasell House includes:

Short stay orthopedic rehab with a concentrated expertise in joint replacements

  • Medical management of chronic conditions requiring short term stays
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Stroke recovery
  • Wound care
  • Pain management
  • Short term respite care
  • IV therapy
  • End of life care

For more information on Lasell House, please contact 617-663-7053.