1. Reasons Why Independence Is Important for Seniors

    Age-related changes often result in a loss of independence, like the ability to maintain a routine, complete certain tasks, or take care of ourselves. However, maintaining independence and exercising autonomy as much as possible is a vital part of mental and physical wellbeing. Here are some reasons why independence is so important as we get older. Reasons Why Independence Is Important for Seniors…Read More

  2. How To Spot Signs It’s Time For Senior Care

    Your mom tells you she’s eating, but food is spoiling in the refrigerator. Meanwhile, your dad’s medication was refilled three weeks ago and the bottle is still full. And you notice the house could use a little more attention than it’s receiving. These observations include some of the classic signs that older adults may be declining physically or mentally, which could indicate that it’s ti…Read More

  3. 7 Objective Signs That It’s Time to Move to Memory Care

    7 Objective Signs That It’s Time to Move to Memory Care It’s difficult to know when your loved one needs to change living situations, because the disease progresses so slowly, and often times the changes that occur go unrecognized.  Those who spend the most time providing care tend to diminish how much they have progressed in their dementia because the changes weren’t quick or drastic, so e…Read More

  4. Is it time to reimagine assisted living? These industry experts say yes

    KIMBERLY BONVISSUTO FEBRUARY 9, 2022 (Credit: Halfpoint Images / Getty Images) Assisted living must be reimagined as an affordable care option providing quality, person-centered care that melds social and medical models, according to industry experts. The industry is at a crossroads, Sheryl Zimmerman, Ph.D., co-director of the Program on Aging, Disability and Long-Term Care at the University of No…Read More

  5. Our Newest Care Home: LiveWell @ Vintage Gardens in North Raleigh

    LiveWell is excited to announce the re-launch of LiveWell @ Vintage Gardens, our 6 resident-memory care home, located in North Raleigh just off of Lynn Road at 6701 Candlewood Drive. This intimate 6 resident home specializes in Alzheimer's and memory care management and consists of a mix of private and semi private rooms. There are only 3 rooms remaining so please contact us today to schedul…Read More

  6. 7 Fun Things for Seniors to Do in the Raleigh Area

    by Ashley Beale Welcome to the Triangle, originally named for the trio of significant research universities of NC State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but perhaps more widely used to describe cities of Raleigh and Durham and the town of Chapel Hill. As the universities have grown and birthed major industrial and technological centers, the cities a…Read More

  7. The Triangle & Beyond

    Triangle Area Information Chapel Hill/Carrboro info from the Chamber of Commerce: https://www.carolinachamber.org/ Chapel Hill Self-Guided Walking Tours: http://www.preservationchapelhill.org/walk-this-way Carrboro information: http://walkcarrboro.com/ Orange County, Chapel Hill Visitors Board: https://www.visitchapelhill.org/ Durham Visitor Information Website: http://www.durham-nc.com/ Raleigh V…Read More

  8. When is It Time to Stop Caregiving?

    Chapter 9--When is It Time to Stop Caregiving? As we have stated repeatedly throughout this booklet, caregiving is a very stressful situation. Stress either causes or exacerbates some 70 to 90 percent of all medical complaints, including tension and migraine headaches, high blood pressure, asthma, nervous stomach, bowel problems, and chronic lower back pains. There is research evidence indicating …Read More

  9. The New Retirement Plan

    he average American retirement and having resources available for some form of elder care takes serious preparation. Adding complexity are the facts that people are living longer (and thus need more money) and so called retirement can mean many different things today. This piece from forbes.com provides a detailed, helpful explanation of what you need to do to design the perfect retirement… (…Read More

  10. How Soon Is Soon Enough To Learn You Have Alzheimer’s?

    Jose Belardo of Lansing, Kansas, spent most of his career in the U.S. Public Health Service. He worked on the frontlines of disasters in places like Haiti, Colombia, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. At home with his three kids and wife, Elaine, he'd always been unfailingly reliable, so when he forgot their wedding anniversary two years in a row, they both started to worry. "We recognized some…Read More