Your physician or a family member may have suggested that you move to an assisted living community. Before you make that very important decision, you probably have a whole lot of questions that you need to have answered. Below, we’ve talked to Russell Williams, executive director of The Towers, an assisted living and memory care…

Maybe you’re in the hospital for a knee replacement or a heart attack. Before you head home, your case manager may recommend a stay in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) so you can get more stable, stronger and transition safely. If you or a family member has never needed the services of an SNF before,…

liminality

Liminality is defined as “the ambiguity or disorientation that a person often feels when standing at the threshold between their previous way of structuring their identity, time, or community, and a new way that becomes necessary because of the transition into a new ‘life stage’.” “Why Isn’t Mom Feeling at Home Yet?” As the “baby…

fall

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…

If you’ve ever seen the beautiful English Meadows Elks Home Campus in Bedford, there’s a good chance that you wished you were a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks just so you could live there. But there’s good news: It’s not just for Elks anymore! “The Elks Home was a 100-year-old senior…

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…

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