May 31, 2013

New Listings Alert – Cerenity Senior Care, Multiple Locations.

20130219063200logoCerenity Senior Care provides a variety of senior housing and care options at three campus locations in St. Paul and surrounding communities. To learn more about each campus location’s features and options, check click on the campus name.

Cerenity Senior Care – Marian of Saint Paul
Cerenity Senior Care – Humboldt
Cerenity Senior Care – White Bear Lake

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May 30, 2013

New Listing Alert – Seymour I. Hollander Apartments 4190 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604

Filed under: active adult,New Senior Housing Information,retirement — seniorlivingguide @ 2:46 pm

Untitled-1The faith-based Greater Bridgeport Jewish Housing Corporation owns and manages the site known as Seymour I. Hollander Apartments, pharm commonly referred to as “The Hollander House”. Extensively remodeled in 2012 and 2013, the Hollander House is a lovely facility in the quiet north end of Bridgeport, CT, with on-site staff and numerous activities to stimulate mind, body, and spirit.

View the full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20130530133616

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New Listings Alert – North Country Associates, multiple locations

Filed under: assisted living,Nursing and Rehab,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 2:11 pm

560784_323635487690219_1400303141_nNorth Country Associates is recognized as a premiere skilled nursing and rehabilitation provider. Our programs are individualized, sovaldi sale physician-directed, and goal-oriented to enable our patients to achieve their highest levels of independence.

With twenty-three locations (owned & non-owned) in Maine and Massachusetts, we offer a range of specialty services to meet the various needs of our customers.

Borderview Rehabilitation & Living Center
Country Manor
Courtland Rehabilitation & Living Center
Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center
Evergreen Manor
Gardiner Health Care Facility
Harris House
Heritage Rehabilitation and Living Center
Klearview Manor
Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center
Mountain Heights Health Care Facility
Narraguagus Bay Health Care
Northland Living Center
Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center
Rosewood Manor
Rumford Community Home
Russell Park Rehabilitation & Living Center
Sanfield Rehabilitation & Living Center
Sarah Frye Home
Somerset Rehabilitation & Living Center
Sonogee Rehabilitation & Living Center
Southridge Rehabilitation & Living Center
The Commons at Tall Pines

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New Listing Alert – The Renaissance at Coeur d’Alene 2772 W. Avante’ Loop Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

Filed under: assisted living,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 8:58 am

LogoOur French Chateau style architecture and interior designs are truly unique here in the Northwest. That unique difference is a dream fulfilled for Ron & Valeri Glauser and Fred & Mindy Weber, cure owners of “The Renaissance”. Nestled on 5.7 beautifully wooded acres, check The Renaissance is a community of charming yet spacious homes impeccably designed with our residents in mind. Although our chateaus are dramatic with their old-world masonry and architecture, rest assured our homes boast 21(st) Century technology. With the latest state-of-the-art monitoring systems and assistance-call devices, we strive to provide our residents with impeccable care and the highest quality service.

View the full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20130530074955

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May 29, 2013

A Vision of Caring Ideal Healthcare Services

Filed under: home health care,senior living guide — seniorlivingguide @ 9:47 am

If Tammy Lewis could go back in time and advise her younger self, viagra she knows exactly what she would say: “Take risks, step out on faith and ideal 3believe you are who God has called you to be.” Lewis, an RN, is CEO of Ideal Healthcare Services, a home care agency that provides personal
care and companion services to elderly and disabled adults in 11 North Carolina counties. But her younger self was not nearly as confident as the woman she is today. “I had the vision of creating this company back in 1994, but fear held me back for over 10 years,” she says. Fortunately, Lewis’ desire to help seniors ultimately proved stronger than her fears, and she launched Ideal Healthcare in 2005.
Over the next few years she successfully applied for an SBA loan and, with the support of her mentor, County Commissioner James West, honed her business skills as a member of the City of Raleigh Pacesetters program. The most important business lesson of all: Delegate. “Once I started to delegate some of the work to other people, everything ran a lot smoother.”

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Caring for others comes naturally to Lewis. You might say it’s part of her DNA. One of her earliest childhood memories is of watching two great-grandmothers succumb to cancer – and of the loving care each received from family members. “That’s what I want to do when I grow up,” she recalls thinking.

The belief that everyone deserves the same level of care her great-grandmothers received has guided Lewis’ every career decision, every interaction with a patient, client or family member during her 20-plus years working in hospitals, long-term care and home health, and in her current role at Ideal Healthcare. “Our mission is to provide all clients with a compatible companion/aide who will enhance their quality of life and help them maintain their dignity,” Lewis says. Home visits from physicians and nurse practitioners are also available. To ensure that every client and family member feels loved and safe, Lewis personally visits each one prior to the start of care. Like any business, Ideal Healthcare has had its ups and downs, and Lewis and her team continue to face their share of challenges. Still, there’s nothing else she would rather do. “This is the best job I’ve ever had, simply because it doesn’t feel like one,” Lewis says. “I’m incredibly lucky to have work I truly love.” By all accounts, the people she cares for are lucky, too.

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Southern Hospitality – by Anne Conley

Filed under: retirement,seniorlivingguide,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 9:38 am

Today I was reminded what I love about southern hospitality. Wikipedia defines southern hospitality as “a phrase used to describe the stereotype of residents of the Southern United States as particularly warm, purchase sweet, recipe and welcoming to visitors.” I think a portion of that statement could be amended to read “… residents of Springmoor Retirement Community…”. What a warm and sweet welcome we, patient Wake County Extension Master Gardeners (EMG), received from the Springmoor residents as we gathered to plant a vegetable garden together as part of the Wake County Extension Master Gardener’s Therapeutic Horticulture program. EMGs who volunteer in the Therapeutic Horticulture program provide instruction to seniors on indoor plants, floral design, container or raised bed gardening.

Springmoor 1Thom Morgan, Springmoor’s landscape director, greeted us on a cool, spring morning with more vegetable plants than we had room to plant! (Food always plays an important role in southern hospitality as provision for visitors!) Four Springmoor residents – LaVerne, Ann, Charles and Rachel – soon joined us dressed in the most fashionable gardening garb I have ever seen! Welcoming hands were extended to us along with soothing southern drawls of, “Welcome, we are so glad y’all are here. What can we do to help y’all?” (Note to self: Southern manners/etiquette – how can I bottle that?!)

EMG Pam Norton gathered two of the ladies, LaVerne and Ann, at a table to make seed tapes. Pam showed the ladies how to make “glue” with flour and water, apply the glue to a newspaper strip, and then place that strip in the garden. I may be more excited than them to see how this sprouts!Springmoor 2

Springmoor 3While the seed tapes were being prepared and planted, EMG Julee Jones was busily coordinating the planting of tomato, pepper, basil and cilantro plants with Rachel and Charles. As I photographed them working, I was aware of the smile growing on my face. I was watching southern hospitality at its finest – conversation was flowing cheeringly, information was being exchanged, and a helpful spirit prevailed.Springmoor 4

As I looked up from the vegetable planting taking place, I spotted LaVerne and Ann who had moved from seed tapes to tomato cages. I usually wrestle tomato cages solo in the spring, but here were two southern ladies who, without hesitation, rose to the challenge of separating those impossible things. I may have to invite them over to my house next spring… and serve sweet tea, of course!Springmoor 5

Charles took a break from planting when I asked him to show me the vegetable garden he had recently planted on his own. I spied his many tomato plants and asked what he and his wife were going to do with all those tomatoes. And with typical southern hospitality he simply said, “Share.” I asked him if he likes tomato sandwiches as much as I do, and he does. “What do you put on your tomato sandwich?”

Charles replied, “Just mayonnaise. Maybe a little salt. And it has to be with white bread.” That was a southern tradition in my childhood. And yes, Charles, it has to be with white bread!Springmoor 6

Of course, our time together didn’t end without one more act of southern hospitality – sharing garden cuttings. I was admiring a beautiful Brown Turkey Fig in the Springmoor garden and mustered up the courage to ask for a cutting from Thom. I am so thankful he said ‘yes’ (true southern gentleman) because now I will have a lovely reminder of the Springmoor gardeners and everything I love about southern hospitality!Springmoor 7

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May 28, 2013

Reduce Medical Bills With These Helpful Tips

Filed under: seniorlivingguide,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 12:52 pm

Courtesy of Madyson Grant [madysongrant@gmail.com]

In today’s market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to be able to afford healthcare. When you have some kind of medical issue, the bills can really start to add up and cause all kinds of financial problems for you. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a few tips for you to keep in mind to reduce your medical bills.

Pay with Cash

One of the most effective ways for you reduce the amount of money that you have to pay medical bills is to pay with cash. Medical facilities typically have a different rate for individuals who pay with cash. The cash price could be somewhere between 20 and 30% less than the regular price. In order to get this discount, you may have to pay all at once, or sometimes, they will set up a payment plan for you. If you have had the medical that for some time, the facility may even take a settlement that is much less than what you owe. For example, they might take 50 percent of what you owe if you’ll pay off the account.

Ask for Itemized Statements

If you incur any medical bills, it is important for you to get a copy of an itemized statement from the facility before you agree to pay anything. It is very common for medical facilities to make mistakes when they are billing patients. The medical billing system involves all kinds of complicated codes and it’s not uncommon for mistakes to be made. In some cases, the bills you see are inflated with unnecessary charges that you don’t need to pay.

Health Savings AccountReduce Medical Bills With These Helpful Tips

The health savings account is a nice tool to use when you’re interested in saving money on medical bills. If you have a high deductible health insurance plan, you can use a health savings account to pay your medical bills. The money that you put into the account isn’t taxed. This means that you’re paying your bills with tax-advantaged money. If you get enough money saved up in the account to pay your annual deductible, then you won’t have to worry about using any of your regular money to pay for medical expenses.

Considerations

When you have medical bills, it is important to make sure that you keep your credit in good shape. Don’t just avoid paying your bills because the facilities will report you to the credit bureaus. Using companies that clean up your credit can help if this happens. It may be in your best interest to find out more about credit repair companies, as they can really make a difference.

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May 21, 2013

New Listing Alert – Heal at Home 1041 N. Formosa Ave. #96 West Hollywood, CA 90046

Filed under: home health care,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 4:23 pm

183823_416247078430297_496688261_nHeal at Home was founded by Courtney Hogenson, try a Registered Nurse in UCLA’s Cardio-thoracic Intensive Care Unit. Through her work as an RN she often noticed a gap in the care of patients leaving the hospital. Many discharged patients were well enough to leave the hospital, try but not well enough to care for themselves at home. After successfully coordinating the care for a friend’s mother post-surgery, buy she decided to utilize her knowledge and experience to help others find care for their loved ones. With her personal experience as both a nursing assistant and an RN, Courtney interviews, hires and trains each and every caregiver. She only hires caregivers that she would trust to care for her own family.

View the full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20130521151659

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New Listing Alert – Senior Helpers – Manchester 67 Lacey Road Suite #7 Manchester, NJ 08759

Filed under: home health care,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 3:20 pm

header-tagged-logoThe Senior Helpers mission is to ensure a better quality of life for our elderly clients and their families, drugstore by providing dependable and affordable care. We are a trusted and respected organization that takes a responsible role in supporting our clients and their families, store our employees, and our community.

View the full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20130521141331

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New Listing Alert – Andelcare 14400 Bel-Red Road, Suite 109 Bellevue, WA 98007

Filed under: home health care,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 3:10 pm

540191_10150763221668718_2039721648_nAndelcare is the premier home care agency in Seattle, patient Bellevue and surrounding areas providing companionship, view homemaking and personal care services. As a locally women-owned company experienced in caring for our own parents, we understand that Life is Sweet at Home for the elderly and other adults. We are passionate about our home care services and offer a personal touch not found in other companies for seniors.

View the full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20130521140233

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