• Peter Becker Community

Non-Discrimination

Posted: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 by Colleen Algeo in

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Peter Becker Community is an independent, non-profit corporation, related to the Church of the Brethren denomination. The goal of the founders of Peter Becker Community has been and continues to be “The establishment of a total life care community based on Christian principles which provide program, care, housing and preservation of dignity to any aging person.” As a result, Peter Becker Community has developed specialized abilities to meet the care and spiritual needs of those age 55 and older in the independent living, personal care and long term care portions of the community. Within these abilities and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in the provision of employment or of any care or service.

Peter Becker Community Non-Discrimination Policy

I. Equal Employment Opportunity.

Peter Becker Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PBC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disabilities, or status as a veteran in accordance with Federal, State and Local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

Peter Becker Community will provide employment opportunities for qualified disabled applicants and will reasonably accommodate the disabilities of qualified applicants or employees.

PBC’s EEO officer is Harry McConnell, Vice President of Human Resources, who may be reached at 215-256-9501. Any complaint or other communication concerning possible discrimination should be made to him.

II. Non-Discrimination in Service Delivery.

Peter Becker Community is an independent, non-profit corporation, related to the Church of the Brethren denomination. The goal of the founders of Peter Becker Community has been and continues to be “The establishment of a total life-care community based on Christian principles which provide program, care, housing and preservation of dignity to any aging person.” As a result, Peter Becker Community has developed specialized abilities to meet the care and spiritual needs of the age 55 years and older in the independent living and health care center portions of the community. Within those abilities and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in the provision of any care or service.

Program services shall be made accessible to eligible disabled persons through the most practical and economically feasible methods available. These methods include, but are not limited to, equipment redesign, the provision of aids, and use of alternative service delivery locations. Structural modifications shall be considered only as a last resort among available methods.

The non-discrimination in service delivery provisions set forth above apply to attending physicians, professional nursing staff and all other employees. These provisions also apply to admission, room assignments and transfers.

Any complaints or other communication concerning possible discrimination in the service delivery shall be made to Brent Nafziger,  Vice President of Health Care Services, who may be reached at 215-256-9501. Complaints of discrimination may also be filed with any of the following:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Suite 372, Public Ledger Building
150 S. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-9111
Department of Public Welfare
Bureau of Equal Opportunity
Southeast Regional Office
801 Market Street, Suite 5034
Philadelphia, PA 17107
PA Human Relations Commission
Philadelphia Regional Office
110 N. 8th Street, Suite 501
P.O. Box 2675
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Department of Public Welfare
Bureau of Equal Opportunity
Room 223, Health and Welfare Bldg.
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675

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SUZANNE OWENS, President/CEO

 

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