Have you ever met someone who just rubbed you the wrong way? Or met someone you instantly liked? That’s chemistry—relationship chemistry. Now, imagine not having the choice to decide which of those persons you’d like to be partnered with. That’s why the care receiver/caregiver matching process is important. Being partnered with the right caregiver can…

The Truth About Home Care Many people don’t understand what home care is. Those who do often have a lot of misconceptions. Let’s put some of those misconceptions and myths to rest. 1) Home Care is Expensive This is the most common misconception about home care. Most clients receive about 20 hours of care per…

Triangle Senior Centers: Providing Services, Activities and Information to the Community Whether you need to know how to find services to maintain your independence or are simply looking for a way to meet new people, stop by a Triangle J Area on Aging senior center and you’ll probably find exactly what you need … and…

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…

fastest growing places to retire

Could North Carolina be the new Florida? According to recent US Census Bureau data, more adults are choosing North Carolina for retirement, making the Raleigh-Cary area one of the fastest growing places to retire. Compiled by the personal finance website NerdWallet, the list of the fastest growing places to retire in the US was based…

Apartment Living: Low Maintenance, Convenience and Engagement Looking for Apartments in The Triangle?  Don’t need all that space anymore? Tired of mowing the lawn and fixing the toilet? Can’t manage the stairs? Perhaps it’s time to downsize from that large home to a manageable ground-floor pied-à-terre (AKA apartment). What you lose in space, you’ll gain…

assisted living

Assisted Living Communities: What Do You Get for Your Money in the Triangle? If you’ve done any research on assisted living communities in the Triangle area—Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, or maybe even Burlington, Cary or Johnston County—you may have been stopped in your tracks by the fees. They’re probably a lot more than what you’re paying for…

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…

Ask The Expert

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…