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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, [...]

Arbor Acres and the Art of Assisted Living

Arbor Acres’ new assisted living center looks like a colonial village, an illusion well-crafted to entice the eye. Like all of Arbor Acres, the building evokes beauty and creative expression, the essential contributions of art to life.Arbor Acres’ mission, like fine art, has grown richer over time. Opening in 1980, Arbor Acres strives to enhance each resident’s experience of aliveness. The [...]

Asbury at Arbor Acres Offers True Neighborliness

The Asbury Neighborhood is a new independent living option at Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community in Winston-Salem. It has an ambiance that reflects its name – a true neighborhood. No two houses are alike in this charming, brand new neighborhood of 23 homes. Tudor, Craftsman, French Country, Rustic and Colonial styles stand side-by-side. Residents have a choice of [...]

First Impressions Count

When entering a community, look around. Evaluate the service levels by using some of the following questions: •  Was I greeted in a friendly manner?•  Did they see me immediately?•  Are the premises well-maintained, clean and safe?•  How are staff members interacting with co-workers and those receiving services?•  What is the ratio of staff to those receiving services?•  What credentials [...]

2011-08-16T23:03:06-04:00August 16th, 2011|Rehabilitation & Nursing|

Things To Look For In Senior Housing

Whether you are researching a CCRC, independent living, assisted living or a skilled nursing facility, there are several important aspects to consider. In the AARP Magazine article titled ‘Selecting Senior Housing,’ Dimitra Kessnides outlined some suggestions of things to look for in a potential community. Observe residents. Is their hair clean, their clothing soiled? What about staff? Are they [...]

Nursing Home Costs Could Reach $190K a Year by 2030

By: Press Release Financial planners and insurance providers have been warning baby boomers to be prepared for the cost of nursing home care for years, but just how much should they expect to pay? On average, U.S. nursing homes now charge $54,900 a year, and this could reach as high as $190,000 by 2030, when the last of the boomers [...]

2010-04-01T18:49:21-04:00April 1st, 2010|Rehabilitation & Nursing|
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