retirement communities

What More Could You Need? Leaving your home, where you’ve lived for years, can be difficult. When you finally decide to pack up and move to a retirement community, wouldn’t it be nice to know that—despite how much care you need down the road—you’ll never have to move again? What Are Continuing Care Retirement Communities…

Raleigh, NC in Top 10 Fittest Cities for Baby Boomers In a recent survey done by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Huffington Post, Raleigh, North Carolina has been ranked on of the fittest cities in America for Baby Boomers. The reasons for Raleigh’s high ranking in the study?  High Life Expectancy, Mental/Emotional…

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Ask The Expert: Hospice Care Dr. Stephen Marsh, M.D., Medical Director for Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice in Raleigh, NC     Q: Is Hospice a place? A: Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. Hospice Care can be provided in any place the patient calls home, whether it is a personal…

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Ask The Expert: Home Health Care Leigh Layne, RN with Heartland Home Health in Raleigh, North Carolina   Q: Can I receive home health services if I go to church? A: Yes, if leaving your home is a taxing effort. In other words, if you drive to church effortlessly, and walk without requiring assistance; I…

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Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina   Q: What is Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)? A: ECT refers to the most effective and rapidly acting treatment that we have today for severe depression and other…