Tag Archives: Assisted Living

Funding Long Term Care

Many people don’t think about their potential long term care needs until they’re faced with the need for long term care.  When faced with the emotional and physical turmoil of a loved one’s long term care needs, families quickly learn … Continue reading

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Kelly Answers the $64 Question

Did you know that The $64 Question was a popular radio quiz show? During the 1940s, “That’s the $64 question” became a common catchphrase for a particularly difficult question or problem.  When the show moved to television, it became The $64,000 Question! Recently, … Continue reading

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My Parents Were Unprepared for a Health Crisis (But Fortunately, Four Pillars Was There to Help)

In September of 2011, I dropped by my parents’ house for quick overnight visit.  I had been there less than a month earlier, and at that time, our Dad exhibited some of the forgetfulness one expects with an aging parent.  … Continue reading

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley Battles Mom’s Dementia

Celebrities may seem to lead fabulous lives, but even their families and loved ones are not immune from the devastating effects of dementia.  In a new Redbook magazine article, Brad Paisley’s wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, opens up about the slow and … Continue reading

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Medicare No Longer Requires “Improvement Standard” for Coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated the program manuals used by Medicare contractors in order to “clarify” that coverage of skilled nursing and skilled therapy services does not depend on a beneficiary’s potential for improvement but rather … Continue reading

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Should You Sign a Nursing Home Admission Agreement?

Admitting a loved one to a nursing home can be very stressful. In addition to dealing with a sick family member and managing all the details involved with the move, you must decide whether to sign all the papers the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Active Aging Week!

Active Aging Week is being celebrated this week – September 22-28, 2013! This week provides an opportunity for motivated organizations to reach out to aging adults and support their efforts to remain active, healthy and engaged. Our elders play a … Continue reading

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Forget-Me-Nots of Wilmington Early Stage Dementia Education and Support Group

The newest community resource for individuals experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia is Forget-Me-Nots.   The monthly program is designed for both care recipients and caregivers who will meet simultaneously in separate groups at the … Continue reading

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Andrew Zeldin Creates a New Community Resource for Those with Early Stage Dementia

As a teenager, Andrew Zeldin watched his parents care for his grandmother and great aunt, both of whom suffered from dementia.  This firsthand experience, with the challenges and complexities of caring for a loved one suffering from Early Stage Dementia, … Continue reading

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Wilmington Awaits First Hybrid CCRC in Eastern NC

Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about Carolina Bay, the $52M retirement community coming to Wilmington’s Autumn Hall.  Autumn Hall, on Eastwood Road less than 2 miles from Wrightsville Beach, is a mixed-use community that has been in development for the … Continue reading

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