Categories for Senior Housing Tips

How to Decide if Assisted Living is the Right Choice

If you’re searching for a senior community to care for a loved one, you may not be clear about what a Winston Salem NC assisted living community offers. Some people assume “assisted living community” means the same as a nursing home or retirement home. But there are some significant differences. Here are a few facts... View Article

Moving and Settling in to Senior Care

Moving can be emotionally hard for seniors especially when it is because of a life change. The act of moving can also seem overwhelming. If your loved on is moving to a Winston Salem assisted living facility your participation is crucial. Here are some suggestions that may help to make the transition an easier one.... View Article

10 Decorating Tips for Assisted Living

1. You want you loved one’s room to feel like home so bring what is important. Pictures of loved ones, mementos, special blanket, books, etc. It is important to avoid clutter. Donate or gift the items that your loved one chooses not to keep. Consider Your Space Make sure you and your loved one have... View Article

Books About Senior Living & Housing

Nearly one sixth of the U.S. population are senior citizens and with the Baby Boomer generation starting to reach retirement age that number will grown substantially. In the next 20 years almost 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach the age 65 daily which means by the year 2050 there will be 89 million senior citizens in... View Article

Making Assisted Living Feel More Like Home for Parents

Change is rarely welcomed but it can be especially hard the older we get. As we age we are forced to make pretty dramatic changes due to illnesses, death, and physical needs. As a result you may be considering moving into assisted living. Leaving home to move into assisted living can be a daunting thought.... View Article

4 Common Questions About Assisted Living

Are you looking for an assisted living community in Winston Salem for yourself or a loved one? Here are 4 questions you should ask if you are considering assisted living. How can I pay for assisted living? Assisted living is primarily private pay only although some states are now recognizing assisted living as part of... View Article

VIENNA VILLAGE DAHLIAS WIN AT THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

The residents at Vienna Village have always thought their flower gardens were award worthy and now they are living up to the reputation! At the Dixie Classic Fair, our dahlias won two honorable mention ribbons. Two years ago, our owner, James Lowe, wanted a dahlia garden planted at Vienna Village. Since dahlias are one of... View Article

The Five Biggest Mistakes Boomers Make When Enrolling in Medicare

Finding the right Medicare plan matters. With hundreds of policies to choose from, and so much information to understand, many people guess when choosing a policy and end up paying too much for a plan that doesn’t cover what they need.Open enrollment period for Medicare begins October 15. To help baby boomers avoid making the... View Article

Assisted Living -Is It Right For Your Loved One?

If you or a loved one is trying to determine if moving to an assisted living community in Winston Salem is the right choice, ask yourself the following questions: 1. Do you require more help than a family member or friend can provide? When day-to-day activities have become too much for you to handle and... View Article

Remaining in the home is always the most desirable option- FALSE

Having worked in various levels of senior living for most of my career, I encountered one prevailing false assumption when working with families more than any other:  that remaining in the home is the most desirable option.  “Well, isn’t it?” you ask.  My answer is nearly always, “No.”  Of course, there are rare exceptions, but... View Article