Articles on "Assisted Living or Personal Care"

More Room to Care
November 18, 2014 8:45 pm

More Room to Care

The most essential element of caregiving is caring. To truly serve seniors and their families, an organization has to care—about individuals and their unique needs, about families and about communities. Phoebe Ministries is a unique not-for-profit organization that has been caring for Pennsylvania’s seniors for more than a century. Over the years, Phoebe has adapted to meet the changing needs of the senior population, including an increased focus on Alzheimer’s and dementia care that emphasizes both dignity and support. Now, the […]

Memorable Moments–Arbor Place
August 21, 2014 1:56 pm

Memorable Moments–Arbor Place

Love. Laughter. Joy. These are singularly human experiences—and they are essential to a good life, regardless of age or ability. In fact, individuals who are coping with cognitive or physical disabilities may need these experiences even more. Such is certainly the case with people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders. At Arbor Place, a private assisted living residence offering dementia care in Rockville, Md., visitors will see plenty of love, laughter and joy—from the staff members […]

All Inclusive–Forest Hills of D.C.
August 21, 2014 1:54 pm

All Inclusive–Forest Hills of D.C.

Consumers often associate the words “all inclusive” with resort hotels and cruise ships. However, some local innovators are applying the term inclusive more broadly and offering inclusive senior living. Inclusive senior living is certainly all inclusive. It is a principle that welcomes residents and families of all faiths and religious backgrounds, as well as individuals from all walks of life, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or identity. Beyond welcoming a diverse population of residents, the concept also […]

July 14, 2014 7:57 pm

Assisted Living Inventory Growth – Nursing Home Continues to Slide

McKnights Long Term Care reports that assisted living inventory growth reached a historic high in the second quarter of 2014, while nursing home inventory continued its slight downward trajectory, according to data released Friday by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry. Seniors housing construction has been moderate, and this trend continued in the second quarter, noted Charles W. Harry Jr., NIC’s managing director and director of research and analytics. The annual inventory growth rate for the […]

July 14, 2014 7:54 pm

Seven injured after pickup runs into Baltimore assisted living facility

Baltimore Sun reports that seven people were taken to hospitals after a pickup truck ran into an assisted living facility in Reisterstown Friday evening, Baltimore County fire department officials said. The truck ran into the building, in the 600 block of Main St., around 6:30 p.m. and struck a gas line. No fire or explosion was caused by the ruptured line. Five of the eight residents of the assisted living facility were taken to the hospital, two with injuries that […]

Art and Inspiration–Lorien Taneytown
July 1, 2014 10:03 am

Art and Inspiration–Lorien Taneytown

By Christy Brudin Art has always been a big part of Millicent “Millie” Bassett’s life. From theaters in New York City to classrooms in Connecticut, Millie has been inspired by countless artists—and helped provide some inspiration for novice art teachers. Following her recent move to Lorien Taneytown Assisted Living in Taneytown, Md., Millie is already looking forward to starting an art appreciation group for her fellow residents. She’s also found a great place to relax and get inspired: the onsite […]

Friends and Neighbors–The Fountains at Washington House
April 30, 2014 3:41 pm

Friends and Neighbors–The Fountains at Washington House

By Christy Brudin Good friends and great neighbors are always there to lend a hand. That’s exactly what Carmen Callan was doing—helping a friend—when she found her ideal retirement community. As part of her search for a retirement community for her close friend, Ainsley, Carmen toured The Fountains at Washington House, a community offering independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing care in Alexandria, Va. When she walked into The Fountains, her search suddenly became much more personal. “I […]

Puppy Love at Morningside House of Friendship
March 14, 2014 6:20 pm

Puppy Love at Morningside House of Friendship

Alice Heiderman has always been a dog person. Throughout her life, she’s been the proud owner of many wonderful dogs. However, when she met Lily, the therapy dog at Morningside House of Friendship in Hanover, Md., what had always been an interest turned into a passion. Lily’s special breed of puppy love has helped improve Alice’s physical and emotional wellbeing. After graduating from high school, Alice took a job at W.R. Grace and Company, a chemical company near Baltimore, Md. […]

February 25, 2014 10:25 pm

Brookdale and Emeritus Merger Stock Update

Shares of Brentwood, TN-based Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) rose 1.5% to $30.55 on Feb 21 as the company signed a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based senior housing services company Emeritus Corp. (ESC) a day before. Under the agreement, shareholders of ESC will receive 0.95 shares of BKD for each share, putting the value of ESC at about $28.59 a share, representing about 33% premium to closing price on the day the deal was signed. Including debt, the deal is […]

February 10, 2014 3:55 pm

Assisted Living in Mexico vs. USA

Bonnie Kassel, a Boston Globe corespondent shares her story of finding a home in Mexico for her mother. She writes that “The staff of five would cost the same as one person had in New York. And doctors, even specialists, made house calls.” She shares “At home we’d resisted getting a wheelchair. We’d clung to the belief that with rehab, Mother would walk again. But in Mexico a wheelchair represented freedom to explore. We went for lunch at Hotel Camino […]