Assisted Living

Is Extended Isolation Killing Older Adults in Long-Term Care?

Five months of COVID-19 lockdowns have created a mental health crisis. When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S., long-term care facilities went into lockdown. Experts say that the lockdown is fueling a mental health crisis that's amplifying the devastating impacts of the pandemic on the long-term care industry. [...]

2021-07-23T13:21:22-04:00September 15th, 2020|Assisted Living, Rehabilitation & Nursing|

The COVID-19 Imperative: Keep Family Caregivers and Long-Term Care Facility Residents Connected

As individuals, families, and communities continue to confront the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are reminded just how connected we are—and how much we depend on one another to keep going. Consistent with that truth, family caregivers can serve as crucial and trusted partners in the nation’s strategy to curb the spread [...]

2021-07-23T13:21:44-04:00April 14th, 2020|Assisted Living, Home Care & Home Health|

Salemtowne: A Rich Heritage

Salemtowne, a non-profit continuing care retirement community near historic Bethabara, has a rich heritage, based on 45 years of caring for older adults. Its roots are traced back to 1887 when a poor, ill girl, dying of tuberculosis, came to the attention of two young single sisters, Marian Vogler and Mary Ann Fogle. [...]

Arbor Acres – A Metamorphosis of Nursing Care

“It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen.” That’s how Les Cranfill, Director of Building and Grounds Arts at Arbor Acres, describes the renovation of the Fitzgerald, the building that houses the continuing care retirement community’s skilled nursing and memory care. The 85-acre campus, home to nearly 500 residents, is re-opening the Fitzgerald, home to more than 100 residents who need the [...]

Arbor Acres

Several years ago, a gerontologist from Duke University, in discussing the sociological issues facing older people, compared the importance of horizontal and vertical relationships in their lives. Horizontal relationships, she said, refer to a person’s peers while vertical relationships are generational – mothers, fathers, children, and grandchildren. What struck me was her emphasis on the importance of horizontal relationships, even [...]

Bermuda Village

Located just ten minutes outside Winston-Salem, Bermuda Village has matured into North Carolina’s premier retirement community, offering a lifestyle with amenities both deserved and expected. The result is a secure, gated community with five-star services and a wide range of independent living choices, all amid a tranquil setting. To compliment this, a myriad of supportive care options are available, [...]

When Elderly Parents Need Help

The process of determining if an elderly parent should no longer live alone is a difficult one for Baby Boomers and for the extended family at large. A new book, Why Wait? The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially & Legally for a Parents' Death, by Carolyn A. Brent, helps family caregivers to discern, discuss, and deal with end-of-life [...]

New Training for Assisted Living Facilities

Effective January 1, 2013, a new law requiring specific infection control training for staff at assisted living facilities in North Carolina took effect. The law, supported and advocated for by AARP North Carolina, was passed with bi-partisan support in the last legislative session. By the end of 2012, med. techs at facilities must receive a training course developed by the [...]

2019-01-02T18:05:33-05:00August 20th, 2013|Assisted Living, News & Information|

How Much is Enough?

Linda P. Erickson Linda P. Erickson, CFP®, is the president of Erickson Advisors and a registered principal offering securities through Cetera Advisor Networks, LLC, 336-274-9403 Once you retire there is usually no going back. No Resets, No Undo’s, at least in the earned income department. This fact poses a challenge to those planning their retirement income strategies. The [...]

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