February 27, 2012

WOODLAND TERRACE EARNS EXCELLENCE IN CARE DEMENTIA PROGRAM OF DISTINCTION FROM ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

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January 25, 2012 (Cary, North Carolina) — Woodland Terrace – Arboretum Alzheimer Care Residences, part of the Kisco Senior Living family of communities, recently earned the status of an Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) Excellence in Care Dementia Program of Distinction. The community is being recognized as a model of dementia care in the local community.

The AFA developed Excellence in Care to promote continual improvement of care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and to establish best practices at dementia care settings across the country. The program provides facilities with the tools and resources to offer their clients the most current and highest standards of care.

The initiative, created by AFA and other industry experts, consists of a comprehensive on-site evaluation and ongoing consultation on strategies to achieve and sustain the highest standards for quality care.

“Woodland Terrace Arboretum is pleased to have received this designation as it speaks to our continued efforts to provide and ensure the best quality of life for our residents,” says Trudy Croxton, Assistant Executive Director and Wellness Director at Woodland Terrace. This status also allows Woodland Terrace to be a dementia care resource, conducting educational workshops for residents’ family and friends, provide knowledge and support, encourage communication and enhance associate/family interaction.

“At Woodland Terrace we pride ourselves on making a difference every day in the lives of our residents and their families. Earning this status from AFA reminds us that continuing to strive for excellence and keeping our residents and their families top of mind, truly does make a difference,” added Croxton.

Woodland TerraceAFA’s Excellence in Care serves as a resource and offers a comfort level for families choosing care settings for their loved ones. When families see this status, they know the care setting has voluntarily gone through the Excellence in Care evaluation process and has attained AFA’s national standard of excellence.

Located at 300 Kildaire Woods Drive in Cary, Woodland Terrace is about nurturing the mind, body and spirit, continuing the process of personal growth and having a newfound sense of connection to others. The community calls it The Art of Living Well.SM The community offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care residences with studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and cottage homes.

Residents also enjoy an award-winning wellness program, healthy chef-prepared meals, and a resort-style campus with pool and walking trails.

Woodland Terrace is currently offering dementia training workshops designed to provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need, to better relate to your loved ones with dementia and to support the caregiver. All workshops start at 6:30pm. February 18th-Virtual Dementia Tour®; February 25th-“Accepting the Challenge” Module 1: What is Dementia? And Module 2: Communication; March 3rd-“Accepting the Challenge”

Module 3: Progression of the Disease-Levels of Cognitive Loss and Module 4: Meaningful Day & Dealing with Problem Behaviors; March 10th-End of Life Care for Family Members. Contact Trudy Croxton, CDP to RSVP for each session or for more information about Woodland Terrace call (919) 465-0356 or visit them online at www.LifeatWoodlandTerrace.com.

About Kisco Senior Living:
Kisco Senior Living communities offer independent lifestyle options for seniors as well as licensed assisted living and memory care in some locations. Family-owned Kisco Senior Living, based in Carlsbad California, owns and operates 19 senior communities in six states. With an award-winning approach to senior lifestyles and wellness, Kisco creates communities where residents and associates share passions, live and work in balance and leave a legacy. Kisco is an International Council of Active Aging (ICAA) member and has recently been recognized as an ICAA Champion Organization. This program is part of ICAA’s Changing the Way We Age® Campaign, an initiative that aims to shift the way society perceives aging. Since 1990, Kisco’s guiding principles of integrity, dignity and compassion have balanced the interests of residents, associates and business partners. For more information, log on to www.kiscoseniorliving.com.
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MAGNOLIA GLEN NAMED “CARING STAR” OF 2012 ON CARING.COM

Kisco Senior Living

January 25, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) — Magnolia Glen, a member of the Kisco Senior Living family of communities, located in Raleigh, North Carolina was recently named a “2012 Caring Star”, a new nationwide designation based on consumer ratings and reviews recognizing service excellence. In reviews from families, seniors and others concerned about assisted living care, Magnolia Glen captured the highest possible rating of five stars on Caring.com, a leading internet source for senior care reviews and an online destination for those caring for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones, with nearly two million visits to the website monthly.

Magnolia GlenMagnolia Glen was one of 119 assisted living communities in 24 states across the United States ranked as a “Caring Star” of 2012. Currently, there are over 38,000 assisted living communities serving more than a million seniors nationwide, according to the Assisted Living Federation of America.

The Caring Stars of 2012 list is designed to help consumers make assisted living choices, and to provide direct insights to providers about the preferences of families and residents in senior care. In addition to giving star ratings, reviewers are asked to provide specific details on their experiences and observations, adhering to Caring.com’s Review Guidelines with their comments.

Characteristics consumers often discussed in a five-star rating for an assisted living community include care that is personalized and provided with genuine concern, home-like amenities and decor, a wide variety of activities, and a high level of cleanliness.

The Caring Stars of 2012 for Assisted Living was based on consumer ratings and reviews posted on Caring.com during the past year and tallied in December 2011. This year is the first of what is expected to be an annual ranking and go-to guide for consumers.

“We are pleased to have been recognized by Caring.com as a Caring Star,” says Tom Ford, Executive Director at Magnolia Glen. Our commitment to making a difference every day for our residents, their families and our associates is a big part of what we do at Magnolia Glen and a distinction such as this helps to solidify our commitment.”

Magnolia Glen is located at 5301 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh and offers full service senior living including: Independent Living apartments and private cottages, Assisted Living apartments, an award-winning wellness program, state-of-the-art fitness center, heated indoor swimming pool, picturesque walking trails, lifelong learning, intergenerational activities plus art & music appreciation. The community is close to shopping, restaurants, places of worship, medical facilities and more. Call the community at 919-841-4747 or visit them online at www.LifeatMagnoliaGlen.com for more information.

For more information contact: Kendall Carre at 760-804-7077  Kendall.carre@kiscosl.com

About Kisco Senior Living:
Kisco Senior Living communities offer independent lifestyle options for seniors as well as licensed assisted living and memory care in some locations. Family-owned Kisco Senior Living, based in Carlsbad California, owns and operates 19 senior communities in six states. With an award-winning approach to senior lifestyles and wellness, Kisco creates communities where residents and associates share passions, live and work in balance and leave a legacy. Kisco is an International Council of Active Aging (ICAA) member and has recently been recognized as an ICAA Champion Organization. This program is part of ICAA’s Changing the Way We Age® Campaign, an initiative that aims to shift the way society perceives aging. Since 1990, Kisco’s guiding principles of integrity, dignity and compassion have balanced the interests of residents, associates and business partners. For more information, log on to www.kiscoseniorliving.com.
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