lamb foundation!! DO NOT GO!!!!!!

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smiles

Northampton, PA

#1 May 12, 2009
Do not send anyone to the lamb foundation!!! once started out as a wonderful organization, turned in to hell for all of its clients. THey can not supply meals every day for lunch and dinner.They cant do wash properly. Most of all, they cant even get people their medication on time or the right amounts. PURE ABUSE!!! just ask oneone living at lamb foundation. You pay all of your check but 50 dollars and for what??? staff cant provide people with toilet paper or food!! how do they get away with this? THEY ARE UNLICENSED!!! do not go here.... u will regret it...they claim to be christian but when all you hear is f this and f that....guess again.....yet u have the landlord going to all different countries with peoples rent money!!! DONT GO HERE UNLESS THEY GET LICENSED OR YOU DONT CARE ABOUT TOILET PAPER OR FOOD......ridiculous....they ruin people!!!JUST LOOK AT THE STAFF AND THE HISTORY OF THE LANDLORD!!!! GETTING KICKED OFF SCHOOL BOARD!!! CRAZY!!!
Reeba

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Aug 18, 2009
The Lamb Foundation advertises itself as an organization that helps disabeled adults live independantly. What they dont tell you is that they rob their resdients of their dignity and hope. I shouldnt say "they" the problem really lies with their Director who runs her housing as a dictatorship. I mean this is the same woman who was kicked off of a school board for making anti semetic remarks, so you can imaginge the empathy she has for mentally and physically challenged residents. Just to give an idea of the hardships endured by residents LAMB does not supply meals, toiletries, or medications as stated in their living agreement. LAMB requires the resident to pay all of their monthly income except $50 for rent, no matter how high your income is all you can have is $50!. What can you do with that! They even charge extra to have the air conditioning on! If you care about your loved ones do not let them live there. I wouldnt let my worst enemy stay there and deal with the holier than Thou director who is a wolf in sheeps clothing.
Hope

Wayne, PA

#4 Dec 10, 2012
I've reported them to L & I, the county and the state. All three offices have advised me that dealing with Donna Mengel is a horror as she refuses to cooperate. I've had a family member on wait lists for other, better, facilities for 18 months and pray each day I will hear from someone. I've reported the non-working toilet and no one cares. I prepare and feed my family member as there is rarely enough food to go around. I also supply her toilet paper and other "basics" that are supposed to be provided. She has been assaulted by other residents and this weekend her cell phone, which I purchased since the house phone does not allow her to call me (I live 20 minutes away!)grew legs and walked. Now, when I attempt to find out from Donna what they intend on doing, I cannot get her on the phone.

DO NOT SEND ANYONE YOU LOVE TO THE LAMB FOUNDATION!
JessePA

Morristown, TN

#5 Feb 1, 2013
Things like this used to not happen in PA but ever since Governor Corbett got elected things changed the state is turning into like southern hillbilly states soon you will have dry counties, and higher pollution and higher taxes and no medical services republicans will destroy PA and I grew up in PA so it is sad to see it destroyed like the south where i live for now, But i will return to PA soon as can, Hopefully this republican governor doesn't completely destroy it by then.

Since: Mar 13

Levittown, PA

#6 Mar 12, 2013
Hello my friends!!!! If you're looking to get LAMB investigated I have an opportunity for you to file a complaint against them. After talking with an employee I found out that they dispensing medication through unlicensed and untrained personnel such as the cleaning crew. PA law requires that anybody that doesn't fit this list: http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/055/chapter...

are not allowed to dispense medications. I ask that you all contact The Dept of Health, Public Welfare and PA Dept of State concerning these violations.

The person I spoke with is not on the cleaning crew but gives meds to patients and has not received the training course every year as required by law.

Since: Mar 13

Levittown, PA

#7 Mar 12, 2013
Hope wrote:
I've reported them to L & I, the county and the state. All three offices have advised me that dealing with Donna Mengel is a horror as she refuses to cooperate. I've had a family member on wait lists for other, better, facilities for 18 months and pray each day I will hear from someone. I've reported the non-working toilet and no one cares. I prepare and feed my family member as there is rarely enough food to go around. I also supply her toilet paper and other "basics" that are supposed to be provided. She has been assaulted by other residents and this weekend her cell phone, which I purchased since the house phone does not allow her to call me (I live 20 minutes away!)grew legs and walked. Now, when I attempt to find out from Donna what they intend on doing, I cannot get her on the phone.
DO NOT SEND ANYONE YOU LOVE TO THE LAMB FOUNDATION!
Contact you local news agancies and read the post that I have posted also.
Kathy

Doylestown, PA

#8 Apr 14, 2013
Donna Mengel (out of the goodness of her heart) provided my family member with a "Free" Will. Her husband (routinely) provides this service to the residents. Here's the funny part... they make The Lamb Foundation a beneficiary in their passing. At first, this didn't seem so wrong, giving the residents don't have too much to pass on, as their social security is their income. But, then I realized that most of the residents have parents that leave money for their children in the lamb foundation so that they will have care provided for them in their absence. Mengle cleverly has her foundation as beneficiary, knowing that no family member will ever question inheritance received by their family in the foundation, thinking it goes for their future care. BUT, if that resident passes, the foundation takes the balance of their inheritance. I wonder how many of these "wills" are out there.
christina

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Apr 20, 2013
My mother been at lamb for years and she's never allowed to visit her children i am under the assumtion she can leave on her own free will i have the space for her in my home and i am her power of attorney heard they have bedbugs and my mom gets things stolen from her and they are intimidating her my mother is the sweetest person u could meet anyone know if i can pack her up and bring her home or will this cause me legal issues?
CJ loveless

Sellersville, PA

#10 May 13, 2013
My Dad is happy there. he says he gets his medications daily and he always gets his meals

Since: May 13

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#11 May 20, 2013
Can you give me more info on how you found out the facts about the lamb foundation? I have a relative that was just recently placed there. Went to visit her as I live over 600 miles away in another state. They promised to show us the upstairs and when we arrived we were not permitted. Many RED flags went off in our head! The facilities were really old - many improvements needed. We would love to hear from you. Thanks

Since: May 13

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#12 May 20, 2013
christina wrote:
My mother been at lamb for years and she's never allowed to visit her children i am under the assumtion she can leave on her own free will i have the space for her in my home and i am her power of attorney heard they have bedbugs and my mom gets things stolen from her and they are intimidating her my mother is the sweetest person u could meet anyone know if i can pack her up and bring her home or will this cause me legal issues?
Can you give me more info on how you found out the facts about the lamb foundation? I have a relative that was just recently placed there. Went to visit her as I live over 600 miles away in another state. They promised to show us the upstairs and when we arrived we were not permitted. Many RED flags went off in our head! The facilities were really old - many improvements needed. We would love to hear from you. Thanks

Since: May 13

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#13 May 20, 2013
christina wrote:
My mother been at lamb for years and she's never allowed to visit her children i am under the assumtion she can leave on her own free will i have the space for her in my home and i am her power of attorney heard they have bedbugs and my mom gets things stolen from her and they are intimidating her my mother is the sweetest person u could meet anyone know if i can pack her up and bring her home or will this cause me legal issues?
Can you give me more info on how you found out the facts about the lamb foundation? I have a relative that was just recently placed there. Went to visit her as I live over 600 miles away in another state. They promised to show us the upstairs and when we arrived we were not permitted. Many RED flags went off in our head! The facilities were really old - many improvements needed. We would love to hear from you. Thanks
Someone Who Knows

Souderton, PA

#14 May 20, 2013
The wills are made out to the recipient the resident requests. The statement of "most of the residents have parents that leave money for their children" couldn't be further from the truth. The fact is most of the residents have no family involved in their lives. Sad to say, several residents sit and wait for a family member to pick them up for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and holidays, but no-one comes. Fortunately, Lamb ALWAYS has activities to try to help.
Someone Who Knows

Souderton, PA

#15 May 20, 2013
Not true at all! Residents are welcome to go with family/friends whenever their families are willing to take them. Lamb staff will have their meds ready for them when the family member arrives. My question to you would be did their family actually show up?
Someone Who Knows

Souderton, PA

#16 May 20, 2013
Most Lamb homes are considered "independent living" homes. Residents share the home and sometimes a room with other residents. Family members are not normally allowed in out of respect for the privacy of other residents. Imagine if you had a home and people paraded in and out at all times of the day. I know I wouldn't like it.
Someone Who Knows

Souderton, PA

#17 May 20, 2013
Kathy wrote:
Donna Mengel (out of the goodness of her heart) provided my family member with a "Free" Will. Her husband (routinely) provides this service to the residents. Here's the funny part... they make The Lamb Foundation a beneficiary in their passing. At first, this didn't seem so wrong, giving the residents don't have too much to pass on, as their social security is their income. But, then I realized that most of the residents have parents that leave money for their children in the lamb foundation so that they will have care provided for them in their absence. Mengle cleverly has her foundation as beneficiary, knowing that no family member will ever question inheritance received by their family in the foundation, thinking it goes for their future care. BUT, if that resident passes, the foundation takes the balance of their inheritance. I wonder how many of these "wills" are out there.
The wills are made out to the recipient the resident requests. The statement of "most of the residents have parents that leave money for their children" couldn't be further from the truth. The fact is most of the residents have no family involved in their lives. Sad to say, several residents sit and wait for a family member to pick them up for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and holidays, but no-one comes. Fortunately, Lamb ALWAYS has activities to try to help.
Someone Who Knows

Souderton, PA

#18 May 20, 2013
christina wrote:
My mother been at lamb for years and she's never allowed to visit her children i am under the assumtion she can leave on her own free will i have the space for her in my home and i am her power of attorney heard they have bedbugs and my mom gets things stolen from her and they are intimidating her my mother is the sweetest person u could meet anyone know if i can pack her up and bring her home or will this cause me legal issues?
Not true at all! Residents are welcome to go with family and friends whenever their families are willing to take them. Lamb staff will have their meds ready for them when the family member arrives. My question to you would be did their family actually show up?
Someone Who Knows

Souderton, PA

#19 May 20, 2013
dukelow wrote:
Can you give me more info on how you found out the facts about the lamb foundation? I have a relative that was just recently placed there. Went to visit her as I live over 600 miles away in another state. They promised to show us the upstairs and when we arrived we were not permitted. Many RED flags went off in our head! The facilities were really old - many improvements needed. We would love to hear from you. Thanks
Most Lamb homes are considered "independent living" homes. Residents share the home and sometimes a room with other residents. Family members are not normally allowed in out of respect for the privacy of other residents. Imagine if you had a home and people paraded in and out at all times of the day. I know I wouldn't like it. Regarding the facilities: Take a look at the outside of the homes compared to other homes in the area and you will notice they are in much better condition and kept up. This also follows through on the inside.
Blessed by Lamb

Lansdale, PA

#20 Jun 9, 2013
My sister lived at Lamb for 7 yrs. For less than $1000/mo she received housing, including heat, electric, local phone, cable TV, wkly house cleaning, laundry service, food preparations (breakfast, lunch and dinner)& assistance with medications. Donna Mengel & her staff worked hard to make her stay happy and productive, providing activities and a volunteer position at Sweet Repeats which she enjoyed and was proud of. I don't know how Lamb does it all for such a low cost. The staff works with clients who have limited abilities and resources, some very manipulative and most with families that are less than supportive. I never was denied access and I was always able and encouraged to take my sister for outings... My sister is now in a nursing home, which costs more than $6000/mo. It requires all her income, Medicaid picks up the balance. She is given $45/mo for personal expenses. No phone, no comparison.
smiles

Allentown, PA

#21 Aug 11, 2013
I work for a place that no longer will send someone there unless it is the last resort. For someone who is elderly who likes it is probably someone who may not know better. They give them moldy outdated food. You used to be able to go and as a mental health worker i used to go in but i can understand why they wouldnt let us in because of how terrible they are to their people. They sell peoples items in their thrift store. It is terrible so if you love someone dont send them there.

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