Assisted Living: Is it Time?

“So, let’s talk about your long-term care…” This is the beginning of a tricky conversation that no one likes to have with their elderly loved one. But the truth is that nearly 1.2 million people in the U.S. reside in assisted living facilities, according to the National Caregivers Library. In fact, today’s 65-year-olds have almost…

Assisted living holds a stigma among many seniors because the words imply a loss of freedom and independence, but that simply isn’t so. Services such as Friendship at Home take assisted living to a whole new level, allowing seniors to live in a comfortable, independent fashion at home. Let’s take a look at some of the…

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When Dick Van Dyke did his famous slapstick tumble over the ottoman in the opening of his ‘60s sitcom, it was funny. Back then, a fall for Dick—or for that matter, for us—was no big deal. We’d bounce right back up and keep right on going. But not anymore. These days, a fall can put…

My Story of Helping my Mother With my experience working with retirement living communities, I thought I’d be prepared when my own mother moved into a nursing home. For the most part I was. However, what I couldn’t have truly anticipated is how quickly she settled in! We both credit this to the vast amount…

Lifestyle, Health and Wellness…and Location? When you hear the word “retirement,” you probably envision all those things you enjoy most in life – golf and water aerobics, gourmet dinners and wine tastings, and those art classes you’ve been meaning to take. But chances are good that you don’t think of any of the things that…

The Wellness program at Carolina Bay in Wilmington, North Carolina is designed to fully immerse residents in a well-rounded, multi-dimensional, and comprehensive program where residents can achieve an exceptional feeling of well-being and a high sense of self-efficacy leading to an extraordinary quality of life. Our goal is to provide residents with the opportunity to…

“We put our passion for life to work—creating and managing thriving communities where seniors can enjoy the comforts of home, the care of professionals and the energy of life.” That’s the mission of Harmony Senior Services, a family-owned and operated company based in Roanoke, Virginia. The company practices this mission each day throughout its more than a dozen senior communities in the mid-Atlantic,…

Traditionally, senior living often meant that past a certain point, it was necessary for a senior to either move in with a family member or move to a nursing home. 2015’s seniors, however, have more options than ever before. Many of these options make it possible to age with dignity and respect, maintaining the quality…

move to a retirement community

Why Would You Want to Move to an Assisted Living or Independent Living Community? It’s hard to think about leaving your home. But believe it or not, most people who make the decision to move to a retirement community end up being really glad they did! Here are just a few of the reasons residents…

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