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    Skilled Nursing Care Communities

    Nursing homes are facilities for seniors in need of 24-hour nursing care. They provide many of the same care options offered in other senior communities such as room and board, personal care, protection, supervision and other types of therapy.

    Typically nursing care falls into three levels of care:

    1. Basic Nursing Care is required to maintain a person's activity of daily living.
    2. Skilled Nursing Care is for those seniors who require the services of a registered nurse for treatment and procedures.
    3. Sub-Acute Care requires comprehensive in-patient care for someone who has experienced an acute illness or injury.

    Nursing Care Communities Are For You If …

    You require the care of a skilled nursing community 24 hours a day. With the help of RNs, LPNs, and nurse practitioners, you'll get all the attention that you need at a skilled nursing facility, or SNF.

    Nursing Care Communities Checklist Of Things To Consider

    • Does the area seem clean and well maintained?
    • Does the atmosphere seem friendly and inviting?
    • Is the Residents Bill of Rights posted in the lobby?
    • Does the company run background checks on all the staff?

    Cost Of Nursing Care Homes by City & State

    Payment sources can include private pay, Medicare, or Medicaid. For a private room, the average cost range is between $6,000 and $8,000 per month.

    Introduction to Wilmington, North Carolina and Surrounding Areas

    Wilmington is located between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean in Hanover County. The city contains a large seaport and is home to the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial. It features a prominent historic district and is close to superb beaches. The city was the childhood residence of basketball star Michael Jordan.

    History

    The area was established during the 1720's by English settlers. In 1739 the city was incorporated. Lumber produced from the nearby forest as well as naval stores were major factors for the economy during the 18th and 19th Centuries. During the Civil War, the local port was a primary base for Confederate blockade runners. The city was named in tribute to Spencer Compton who was the Earl of Wilmington and held the position of Primer Minister during the reign of George II.

    Wilmington was the scene of the notorious "Massacre of 1898," a violent assault by a group of Caucasians which began with the destruction of a printing press of the African-American newspaper called the Daily Record. They proceeded to set the building on fire. The mob then entered an African-American neighborhood and lynched numerous residents and forced hundreds of African-Americans to leave town. The primary factor for the attack was an editorial in the Daily Record which was interpreted by some of the white citizens as being insulting to white womanhood. After the violent attack, the mayor along with the city council was pushed out of office and the leader of the white gang became the mayor.

    Transportation

    The city is home to the Wilmington International Airport.

    Attractions

    • USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial.
    • Cape Fear Museum.
    • Bellamy Mansion features antebellum architecture.
    • Airlie Gardens incudes lakes and the Historic Airlie Oak.
    • Burgwin-Wright House.
    • The Cape Fear Serpentarium features a vast number of snakes from all over the world.
    • Latimer House Museum.
    • Wilmington Railroad Museum.
    • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
    • Sunset Park Historic District.

    Activities

    • Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts.
    • Cultural Arts Building at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington contains a music recital hall, two theaters as well as an art gallery.
    • The EUE Screen Gems Studio offers tours to the public.
    • Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.
    • Wilmington Exchange Festival.
    • North Carolina Jazz Festival is host to world famous jazz musicians.
    • Wrightsville Beach.
    • Carolina Beach.
    • Kure Beach.
    • Marrz Theatre.
    • Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington.

    Wilmington Public Libraries

    New Hanover County Public Library
    201 CHESTNUT STREET
    Wilmington, North Carolina
    (910) 772-7859
    Library Web Site

    Wilmington Hospitals

    NEW HANOVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
    (Government - Local)
    2131 S 17TH ST BOX 9000
    (910) 343-7000
    Emergency Service: Yes