Tag Archives: Independent Living

All Things Considered

What’s the fastest growing group of individuals in the United States? Those who are 85 years and older. And what’s one of the key needs for this group? Social support. Read more here.  Or listen to these clips from All Things Considered, the flagship … 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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Minimum Wage Laws Extending to Cover Home Care Aides

The Obama Administration has announced that it will extend the U.S. minimum wage and overtime laws, created under the Fair Labor Standards Act, to cover home care aides who assist the elderly and disabled, allowing them to remain in their … 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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What is a CCRC and How Does it Work? Part 3: Choosing a CRCC

In this three-part blog series, attorney Kelly Shovelin of Four Pillars Law Firm discusses Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): What are CCRCs?  How do they work? How do you choose the right CCRC for your needs? Learn the answers to … Continue reading

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What is a CCRC and How Does it Work? Part 2: Paying for a CCRC

In this three-part blog series, attorney Kelly Shovelin of Four Pillars Law Firm discusses Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): What are CCRCs?  How do they work? How do you choose the right CCRC for your needs? Learn the answers to … Continue reading

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What is a CCRC and How Does it Work? Part 1: Understanding CCRCs

In this three-part blog series, attorney Kelly Shovelin of Four Pillars Law Firm discusses Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): What are CCRCs?  How do they work? How do you choose the right CCRC for your needs? Learn the answers to … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgages: The Basics

Under our “system” of paying for long-term care, you may be able to qualify for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care, but in most states there’s little public assistance for home care. Most people want to stay at home … Continue reading

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