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4 Ways to Make a Smoother Transition into Assisted Living

You’ve been researching assisted living facilities for quite some time. You’ve found a place that will meet your needs and you’re ready to make the move. There will be a period of adjustment as you get used to this new living arrangement. It may feel stressful at first but here are 4 things that you can do to help make this life transition as smooth as possible. Sort through your belongings in advance. Moving is stressful. You likely have more belongings than you will be able to take ...

Getting to Know Our Staff: Meet Chef Wayne

It takes many hands to make an assisted living home run successfully. Administration and nursing staff are obviously critical. However, let’s not underestimate the importance of nutritious food that tastes good. This week, we’re going to take a moment and get to know our own Chef Wayne Butler. Wayne has been in the food service industry for twenty three years, and Director of Dietary Services at Wentworth Home since 2010. Wayne takes great pride in serving healthy food and satisfying meals. ...

Which Assisted Living Facility is Right For You?

Deciding which assisted living facility is right for you is a major decision. There are many factors to consider. What levels of assistance do they offer? Do they plan activities and outings? What types of food do they serve? Do they offer storage or parking? What am I really getting for the cost? You want to get as much information as you can about the facilities you are considering. To help, we’ve created a checklist you can use to evaluate included services and costs of the Assisted ...

5 Ways to Stay Cool and Hydrated in the Summer

Summer and warmer temps are finally upon us. Along with trips to the beach and BBQs comes the threat of dehydration and heat exhaustion. This is especially true for our seniors. With aging, our thirst perception decreases. This places seniors at an increased risk for dehydration and other heat-related illnesses. Here are 5 tips for keeping seniors cool, hydrated and safe during the summer months. Use an air conditioner or a fan to keep the home cool and air circulating. Dress in ...

Wentworth Home Presents…The Traveling Boutique

  Save the date as the Wentworth Home presents… The Traveling Boutique Thursday, July 24th 1:00 – 4:00 PM Come enjoy refreshments and a large selection of fashionable clothing, unique accessories and small gift items for you or someone special! New Summer Collections & gift cards will be available. – Featuring Alfred Dunner and other Designs – If you are not familiar with the Traveling Boutique, they are a wonderful service that combines years of experience in the senior ...

5 Signs That a Parent or Loved One Might Need Assisted Living

“How do I know when my parent needs more help than the family can provide?” That is a tough question but one that needs to be addressed. Having the “assisted living” conversation with your parent or loved one can be uncomfortable. It may, however, be necessary for their health and safety. Here are some indicators that it’s time to have the discussion. The refrigerator is empty or filled with spoiled food, or your parent is losing weight. These may be signs that he or she isn’t eating well ...

Is Assisted Living Right For You?

The thought of leaving your home and losing a piece of your independence may make you hesitate to consider assisted living. Moving is always stressful but transitioning to a senior assisted living facility may cause an extra level uncertainty and grief. How do you know if moving to an assisted living facility is the right decision?  (Photo Credit) “When trying to decide whether assisted living is right for you, ask yourself the following questions: Do you need more help than family and ...

What is Assisted Living?

As we age, it’s normal to start needing additional assistance with everyday activities. The house and yard may now be too much to take care of and dinners have become increasingly difficult to prepare. Perhaps family lives too far away to offer ongoing support. What options are out there that can provide the needed help while still allowing you to be as independent as possible? “Assisted living is a residential option for seniors who want or need help with some of the activities of daily ...

Community Appreciation Open House

Wentworth home has had the privilege of serving the Greater Dover community for over 115 years. Please come and join us on Thursday, June 5th as we celebrate our partnership with great company and excellent food. Get to know other business owners in the community and you will also have the chance to win some prizes. We look forward to seeing you there! Printable version of invitation can be downloaded here.