5 Reasons You Don’t Need to Sell Your House Before Moving to Assisted Living

Moving to an assisted living community requires some preparation. First, one must recognize when you or a loved one has a need for help. Then research begins- where do you or your parent want to live? What communities provide the care you need? Once you’ve found the right place, your physician will create a plan of care and provide it to the community. You and your family will then determine what furniture is moving with you to your new assisted living home. One thing that does NOT have to happen? Selling your home.

“We find that waiting to sell your home until after you’ve moved to Wesley Place on Honeysuckle makes for a more enjoyable and less stressed transition,” said Holly Whitehead, marketing and admissions director. Continue reading “5 Reasons You Don’t Need to Sell Your House Before Moving to Assisted Living”

How to Discover the True Value of an Assisted Living Community

When it’s time to start searching for an assisted living community for a loved one, there are many factors to take into consideration, especially when it comes to cost. Arguably, after quality of care, the most important aspect to compare is the price. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as simply comparing each community’s base monthly fee.

Different assisted living communities include varying services and amenities in their contracts, meaning you may get more or less for your monthly fee. A service that is included in one community’s monthly fee may be an additional fee at another community. So how do you boil down a contract to find the community’s true value?

Use these 5 guides to make sure you’re comparing the true cost and value of the contracts.

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When Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living For a Loved One?

Making the decision to research an assisted living community is never easy. It can be difficult to admit when an aging loved one needs additional help that you may not be able to provide.

Ideally, it’s best to start conversations about care while your parents or loved one is still able to care for him or herself. This allows you and your family to discuss wants, needs and opinions regarding various senior living options. Instead of being forced to make a quick decision for them, you can make a decision about their care together.

The right time to consider assisted living will be different for each family. However, there are some warning signs to keep an eye out for that may not always be apparent. These warning signs may indicate that it’s time to start your search for an assisted living community. Continue reading “When Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living For a Loved One?”

An Insider’s Look at Life in The Rehab Inn

It has now been more than a month since The Rehab Inn at Wesley Place on Honeysuckle opened its doors to welcome guests, and since then it has garnered much attention in the community and the greater Dothan area.

As the first short-term stay rehabilitation of its kind in the state of Alabama, The Rehab Inn focuses on providing a unique, home-like atmosphere for guests’ relaxation and recovery. Each guest at The Rehab Inn has their own private room and bathroom, and shares common spaces with the other rehab guests, replicating the experience of living at home. Continue reading “An Insider’s Look at Life in The Rehab Inn”

Celebrating the Holidays at Wesley Place on Honeysuckle

The holiday season is finally upon us! The air is crisper, with a palpable cheer and anticipation. Beyond all the presents, hearty meals and twinkling lights is a time of reflection and joy.
wsmr-signResidents and staff at Wesley Place on Honeysuckle have so much to be thankful for and to celebrate this holiday season, from events in their own lives to the renovations and rebranding on campus. To help usher in this festive season, decorations are being put up around campus and events are scheduled to bring merriment to all throughout the community.

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The Rehab Inn Featured on WTVY

The latest addition to the Wesley Place on Honeysuckle campus, The Rehab Inn, was recently featured on WTVY 4! Get a sneak peek for yourself of the first rehab center of its kind in Alabama.

Meet ‘The Rehab Inn’ Team!

While The Rehab Inn at Wesley Place on Honeysuckle may be a new addition to the community, the team that will be leading the revolutionary center is not. Collectively, Dani Babinski, Clinical Coordinator, Judy Partin, Clinical Mentor, and Jeff Kirby, Community Mentor have spent over 28 years at Wesley Place on Honeysuckle, and have an incredible 68 years of experience in long-term care.

rehab-teamThe Rehab Inn is the new rehabilitation center at Wesley Place on Honeysuckle, formerly known as Wesley Manor, scheduled to open early December of 2016. However, it won’t be your average rehabilitation center. A stay at The Rehab Inn will be a unique experience as guests are immersed in the innovative model of care known as the Household Model that treats the residents as guests, rather than patients, during their stay in a comfortable home-like setting.

A guest’s day at The Rehab Inn begins with waking up to the smell of a home-cooked breakfast being prepared by household staff in the shared kitchen near the private suites. Guests may choose to enjoy a hot breakfast, or a continental style breakfast. As guests get ready for the day, staff members are available to help, if needed.

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Well-known Retirement Community in Dothan Reveals New Name and Logo

In addition to a renovation and new model of care, Wesley Manor Retirement Community gains a fresh face.

October 31, 2016

fairhaven-wesley-logos_final-lrDothan, AL – Wesley Manor Retirement Community, a well-respected retirement community in Dothan, has just introduced a new name and logo in conjunction with the renovation of the campus.

“Although Wesley Manor has been a part of this community for nearly 50 years,” says Christopher Tomlin, President and CEO of Methodist Homes of Alabama and Northwest Florida, Wesley Manor’s parent organization, “the term ‘manor’ has become outdated and no longer meets the image that we want to convey to the Dothan community.”

The name will drop the word “manor” and be replaced by “Wesley Place on Honeysuckle.”

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A Sneak Peek into Wesley Place on Honeysuckle’s New Rehabilitation Center, The Rehab Inn

frontviewrehabWesley Manor has made many changes this past year to renew, refresh and restore the exceptional services it provides to the Dothan community, including a renovation, a name change, and a new logo. Starting in October, Wesley Manor will now be known as Wesley Place on Honeysuckle, and feature a beautiful, bright new logo.

As part of Wesley Place on Honeysuckle’s renovation and expansion, the community will be opening a newly constructed rehabilitation center, The Rehab Inn. Unlike other rehabilitation centers, The Rehab Inn will host a revolutionary new model that is changing the way people look at how rehab services are provided. Rather than being treated as a patient, people will be treated as guests.

“It will be similar to going to a hotel. We have concierge service and you’ll be taken to your suite, have hospitality type amenities, and be in a home-like environment,” says Jeff Kirby, Administrator at Wesley Place on Honeysuckle.

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Wesley Place on Honeysuckle Assisted Living “Keeps Connected”

nalw_logo_colorAssisted Living plays an important role in the lives of senior adults all over the United States. To recognize the importance of and educate the public on assisted living services, the National Center for Assisted Living established an annual weeklong celebration known as Assisted Living Week. This year, Assisted Living Week is September 11 through the 17.

The National Center for Assisted Living website states that “the annual observance encourages assisted living communities around the country to offer a variety of events and activities to celebrate the individuals they serve, as well as to help educate members of the public about this distinctive aspect of long term care.”

This year, Wesley Place on Honeysuckle, formerly known as Wesley Manor, will be participating in this weeklong celebration with a number of events and activities for staff and residents. Each day will have a different theme, with a corresponding lunch, including the highly anticipated “Southern Cooking Day.” Continue reading “Wesley Place on Honeysuckle Assisted Living “Keeps Connected””