Articles on "Assisted Living or Personal Care"

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 [...]

February 10, 2014 3:35 pm

Community Accused of Discriminating Against Disabled VIDEO

NBC News in Richmond reports on allegations that a communities policy regarding power wheelchair use is discriminatory. NBC12.com – Richmond, VA News

January 27, 2014 7:53 pm

Study Highlights Differences Among Residents in the Nation’s Largest and Smallest Assisted Living Communities

In the first of its kind, researchers at George Mason University have documented distinct differences among residents of the largest and smallest assisted living communities in the United States. Using information gathered from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Mason researchers’ analyzed data on 8,064 residents from 2,302 assisted living communities. The data were then compared for residents in communities that the CDC had categorized as “small” (4-10 beds), “medium” [...]

Real-Life Story–Atrium Assisted Living
December 18, 2013 2:55 pm

Real-Life Story–Atrium Assisted Living

A native Washingtonian, Pam Davis has never strayed far from home. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Pam lived in a house on Blagden Avenue in Washington, D.C., with her parents until her father passed away. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis years ago, Pam remained in her family home where she could get the support she needed to manage her disease. After graduating from Howard School of Law in 1982, Pam took a position with the D.C. Department of [...]

The Best is Yet to Come–Kensington Park
December 17, 2013 9:59 pm

The Best is Yet to Come–Kensington Park

By Christy Brudin “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet,” croons Tony Bennett in “The Best Is Yet to Come.” Albert (“Al”) and Anne Fishman couldn’t agree more. Al, a former music executive who promoted many of Mr. Bennett’s hit records, and Anne, a former teacher, spent a lot of time planning the perfect retirement. Now, they look forward to seeing exactly what their future holds. Residents of Kensington Park Senior Living in Kensington, Md., the Fishmans enjoy the variety of activities [...]

Home for Good–Falcons Landing
December 17, 2013 9:59 pm

Home for Good–Falcons Landing

A former home economics teacher for eight years and special education administrator for 16 years, Margaret Quayle knows how to transform a house into a home. As a military wife and avid traveler, she has established homes from coast to coast. While she has enjoyed her many homes and countless journeys, Margaret is delighted to have found her “home for good.” Just a year ago, Margaret made her long-planned move to Falcons Landing, a military retirement community in Potomac Falls, [...]

A Family Commitment–Harrison Senior Living
November 6, 2013 4:39 pm

A Family Commitment–Harrison Senior Living

Entering a Harrison Senior Living facility brings an immediate feeling of warmth and comfort. The staff, many of whom have been with the company for decades, greet each resident and family member by name. Down the hall, brightly lit foyers are filled with residents gathering for a jazz concert, while other residents sit down to enjoy a meal in our restaurant style dining room. It is this quality of care and attention to detail that serves as a reflection of [...]

A Charmed Life–Harmony Hall
October 14, 2013 8:02 pm

A Charmed Life–Harmony Hall

“That was a close shave I had,” recalled William (Bill) Thomas Applegate of his harrowing journey through thick fog in a plane running low on gas. It was a close call, but it wasn’t his only one. Bill has lived what some would call a charmed life and readily admits his good fortune in avoiding or getting out of dangerous situations. He is also, at 93, vibrant and engaging. He may be charmed, but he is also enormously charming. A [...]