July 18, 2012

Morningside of Concord Invites You to Set Sail at Our Cruise Ship Open House

Filed under: Senior Housing Events,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 2:30 pm

Sail away with Morningside of Concord at our Cruise Ship Open House! Enjoy a tropical dinner as our jazz entertainer performs a show fit for a ship, sildenafil featuring standards and crooner classics. Sit back and relax, try a fabulous manicure and chair massage. Play your favorite games with friends and neighbors, and see how the residents of our house always win! Dock at Morningside of Concord for the evening and see how our community goes overboard for our residents!


Gentiva Home Health in Kannapolis/Concord/Salisbury Launches Food Drive to Benefit Cooperative Christian Ministry Food Bank and Rowan Helping Ministries

Filed under: Home Health Care,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 2:00 pm

Local Office Contact:
Susan Wear, hospital Account Executive


July 22, cure 2012 — Staff members from theGentiva Home Health offices will be blanketing Cabarrus and Rowan counties throughout August, check distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Cooperative Christian Ministry and Rowan Helping Ministries food banks as part of the company’s 8th Annual Food Drive.

As part of the Gentiva Health Services family of home health and hospice providers, employees at the Gentiva Home Health Kannapolis/Concord/Salisbury offices and their counterparts around the country are placing the food collection bags at various healthcare facilities in their respective communities and will collect their “harvest” during the entire month of August. They are focused on beating last year’s national record, when the company’s 7th Annual Food Drive yielded more than 382,702 pounds of goods for donation to charitable organizations across the country.

“As active members of the community, we know that food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations face rising demand and a chronic lack of necessary supplies due to the economy and global food shortages,” said Susan Wear, Account Executive. “We also know that proper nutrition is important for the well-being of the people that we serve. In these especially hard economic times, more people are at risk for poor nutrition and hunger. We look forward to working with many area health organizations, and we encourage local healthcare providers to contact us for more information on how they and their employees can participate in this community effort.”

Gentiva Home Health provides skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapies and related services to residents of Cabarrus, Rowan and surrounding counties. Its Kannapolis/Concord/Salisbury office is owned and operated by Gentiva Health Services, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive home health and hospice services. While its Kannapolis/Concord/Salisbury offices are staffed by area professionals familiar with the health needs of community residents, Gentiva’s national scope allows it to bring substantial resources to its local offices that other companies often cannot provide.

Area residents, physicians and referral sources who want to learn more about Gentiva Home Health superior home health services should contact Susan Wear at 704-933-1001.


About Gentiva Health Services

Gentiva Health Services Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive home health and hospice services throughout the United States. Gentiva delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients through offerings that include skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. For more information, visit www.gentiva.com.


July 17, 2012

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You are invited to a FREE Breakfast for Older Adults and Caregivers on Health Care issues

Filed under: Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 7:56 am

North Carolina has an urgent need for Better Care.

The goals of the Campaign for Better Care are to:
• Make improvements in the health care system for vulnerable older adults
• Build a strong and lasting consumer voice for better health care

Be sure your voice is heard! You can share your experiences about what YOU think we needto change in our health system, discount while you learn from representatives from AARP, prostate the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), generic and others who will be available to answer your questions.


Important Training Announcement for NCALA Provider Members!

Filed under: Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 7:52 am

NCALA will host a training session with the NC Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Medical Assistance staff on Monday, here August 6, sickness from 9 am–2 pm regarding the following topics impacting our industry:

Consolidated Personal Care Services Reimbursement Process—Learn about the criteria for eligibility in the budget bill passed by the NC General Assembly.

Institutes for Mental Disease—Adult Care Homes with more than 16 beds may be subject to data review of paid claims to determine if more than 50% of residents are residing in our setting based on a mental health or substance abuse diagnosis.

1915(i) State Plan for Special Care Units in Assisted Living—The NC General Assembly has instructed the NC Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Medical Assistance to submit a new 1915(i) State Plan specifically addressing Special Care Units in Assisted Living.

Space is limited to 30 attendees. NCALA will accept registration on a “first come—first served” basis. This training is being offered free of charge and lunch will be provided. Four CEUs will be offered. This training will be held at the NCALA office at 3392 Six Forks Road, here Raleigh, NC 27609. NCALA Executive Director, Peggy Smith, will be joined by Sandy Terrell, NC DHHS DMA Assistant Director of Clinical Policy & Programs, and Talbatha Myatt, NC DHHS Facility & Community Care.

Go here to register for this training. Registration must be received by Thursday, August 2.



July 16, 2012

Homewood Residence Naples is Hosting a Rock & Roll Event

Filed under: Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 2:51 pm


Contact: Sandy Spindler, look Sales & Marketing Director – sspindler@Brookdaleliving.com 239-430-3535

Homewood Residence Naples is Hosting a Rock & Roll Event


Homewood Residence Naples, site a Brookdale Senior Living community, is hosting a Rock & Roll Rendezvous event on July 24th from 2-4pm.  The event features classic tunes from the early Rock ‘n’ Roll era, refreshments, community tours and special surprises.


This event is open to the public.  Guests are encouraged to bring their families, friends and loved ones. Chicago Heat will perform music from the 50’s & 60’s; Professional Dancing from Fred Astaire Dance Group; Cool Cruisers antique car club, and Rock n’ Roll themed dessert.


“Please join us as we enjoy the classic sounds of Elvis, Buddy Holly and other early Rock ‘n’ Roll artists,” said Nicole Stern, Executive Director of Homewood.  “We look forward to meeting new friends and commemorating this special time in American history.”


Throughout 2012, Homewood Residence Naples is hosting “Music of Our Times,” a series of monthly events, each one celebrating a different genre of music.  The events are a component of Brookdale Senior Living’s Optimum Life®, which supports residents’ pursuit of living well through the six dimensions of wellness.


Location: Homewood Residence Naples, 770 Goodlette Rd North, Naples FL, 34102

Date:  July 24 2012

Time: 2:00pm -4:00pm


For more information on this special event, please call 239-430-3535



Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is a leading owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The company is committed to providing an exceptional living experience through properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Currently the company operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, with 646 communities in 35 states and the ability to serve over 67,000 residents. Brookdale is committed to providing exceptional living experiences within properties that are purpose-built, designed and operated to help residents live well while achieving an Optimum Life®. Brookdale Senior Living communities provide a daily experience of programs, services and care that are unique as a result of the collective talents and inspiration of the residents, their families, and its associates – demonstrating Brookdale’s promise of “Our People Make the Difference.” Brookdale is a publicly-traded company (NYSE: BKD). For more information, visit http://www.brookdaleliving.com


July 11, 2012

July 25th ~ 8am-4:00pm – “2nd Annual FTD Caregiver Education Conference” – McKimmon Center in Raleigh

Filed under: Alzheimer's,Senior Housing Events,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 8:19 am

July 25th ~ 8am-4:00pm – “2nd Annual FTD Caregiver Education Conference” – McKimmon Center in Raleigh – FTD (frontotemporal degeneration) dementias are a group of syndromes that affect over 250, healing 000 American families each year.  Registration for the conference is now open and we are welcoming both family and professional caregivers to attend. We hope you will consider joining us, and perhaps you will also pass along the information to other who might be interested in learning more about Frontotemporal Degeneration. Brought to you by Alzheimers North Carolina, UNC-CH Memory Disorders Clinic, COPE Eldercare with sponsors AFTD and Homecare Assistance.

For more information contact Nancy Broadwell, Alzheimers North Carolina, 1305 Navaho Dr., Ste. 101, Raleigh, NC 27609 – nbroadwell@alznc.org


July 9, 2012

Knight Time is the Right Time

Filed under: Senior Living Guide,Senior Living Resource Magazine — seniorlivingguide @ 2:16 pm

By Bill Clements

Some 17 years ago while preparing for an industry event, sildenafil a very good friend of mine who was performing at the event, told me “Gladys Knight is one of the greatest of all time, she’s a legend”. This friend was performing several songs at the event, all from Knight and I was curious why her. “If I were your Woman” and of course “Midnight Train to Georgia”. I remember never having paid that much attention to them prior to this time but definitely thinking they were great songs. They were already classics then and still hold up today for sure. Interestingly it was at this time 17 years back (1995), that Knight was about to get her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the next year, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Recently the newest “cast” members for the upcoming season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was announced with Gladys Knight being one of them.

Check out the full article HERE


Harrison Ford at 70

Filed under: Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 2:04 pm

Article Courtesy of Bill Clements

The movie legend who made Han Solo and Indiana Jones beloved film characters (and most certainly household names) is 70 as of July 2012. Born yes, generic Harrison Ford (he actually has no middle name) in 1942 in Chicago, pharm Illinois Ford went from meager beginnings in a regular middle class home, patient pulling down less than stellar marks in school, to becoming a film icon starring in movies that combined, have grossed nearly 6 billion dollars worldwide.

What’s he up to these days?

Find out HERE


HEALTH TIPS – Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services

Filed under: Uncategorized — seniorlivingguide @ 1:53 pm


  •  Obtain a monitor to check your blood sugar
    Goals are: Fasting                                       70 – 120
    1 to 2 hours after eating                          160 or less
  •  Do not skip meals.
    Eat within 90 minutes of waking up and then again every 4 to 5 hours (even if it is a “mini meal”: an apple and a piece of light cheese.)
  •   Eat at some protein each time you eat anything.
    Protein digests slower and will slow down blood sugars going too high.
    This will also help you feel full which may help with weight loss
  •   Work in 30 minutes of exercise/ activity.
    Exercise is invisible insulin. It make your body use glucose.
  •   Know your carbohydrates and be consistent with the amount you eat.
    Carbohydrates are grains, stuff starches (which include: corn, ask peas, potatoes, and dried beans), fruit, milk and yogurt, and sweets.
    Goals: Men 45 – 60 grams at meals
    Women 30 – 45 grams at meals
    (For all – keep to 15 to 30 grams at snacks)
    15 grams of carbohydrate would be approximately ½ cup of the above foods


  • Work in 20 to 30 minutes of exercise/ activity every day
    As your blood flow increases with exercise, this widens arteries and veins and will later result in a lowered blood pressure.
    The results will last for the rest of the day
  • Limit sodium to 500mg to 600mg at each of your three meals during the day.
    Most of the sodium we get is from eating out and prepared/ convenience foods
    Limit eating out/ take out to once or twice a week
    Limit canned or boxed foods/fresh foods and some frozen foods are lower in sodium
  • Monitor your weight. Lose weight if you need to (a fair amount of us do =D)
  •  Try to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Talk to a doctor if you are finding this difficult
  • Take a 15 – 20 minute break each day to quiet you mind and manage stress. Try reading, puzzles, prayer/ meditation, a hobby, music, daydreaming, bird watching, etc.
  • Use herbs and spices to season foods instead of salt (try Mrs. Dash, vinegar, onion, garlic, etc).


  • Start with a ½ plate non-starchy vegetables and fruits at lunch and dinner.
    Work in a fruit with breakfast or try adding vegetables to an omelet.
    Plant foods do not have cholesterol and very few contain saturated fats.
  • Work in 20 – 30 minutes of activity/ exercise every day.
  • Use mostly white meats: fish, skinless poultry, pork loin, pork chop.
  • Work in beans twice a week. The fiber helps to lower cholesterol.
    Try seasoning with onion, peppers, and olive oil or smoked turkey necks instead of bacon or fatback.
  • Work in fish twice a week (baked, broiled, grilled, “oven fried” versions) Limit frying it in oil.
  • Avoid trans-fats and hydrogenated oils.
  • Work in 2 teaspoons a day of heart healthy oils: canola, olive, peanut.
    Nuts and avocados are heart healthy oils too.

It is possible to speed your recovery and healing from surgery with healthy snacks and meals. Before you have surgery include

  • Protein that helps the body repair itself and fight infections. Choose lean sources: beans, eggs (particularly the whites), fish, skinless poultry, pork loin and pork chop, soy, and a few nuts.
  • Whole grains like brown rice, high fiber breads / cereals, and pasta.
  • Foods rich in vitamin C: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, oranges, papaya, green/ yellow/ and red peppers, sweet potato, strawberries, and tomatoes
  • Foods rich in beta-carotene: apricots, asparagus, beef liver, beets, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, guava, kale, mangoes, collard and mustard greens, nectarines, peaches, pink grapefruit, pumpkin, yellow and winter squash, sweet potato, tangerines, tomatoes, and watermelon
  • Foods rich in Vitamin E: almonds, broccoli, hazelnuts, kiwi, mango, peanuts and peanut butter, pecans, spinach, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, and walnuts
  • Foods rich in zinc: eggs, nuts, seafood, seeds, wheat germ, and whole grains (especially fortified cereals)
  • If you take a multivitamin choose one that gives you B12 and iron, both of which help form bone marrow and new blood cells.
  • If your appetite is low, try a supplement like: a regular or sugar free instant breakfast drink you mix into low fat milk, Ensure with Revigor, Boost, Resource, or Glucerna if you have diabetes.
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