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The Carolina Inn Reports Zero Cases Of The Flu In Two Years

The Carolina Inn Reports Zero Cases Of The Flu In Two Years

(Fayetteville, North Carolina)—October marks the start of flu season, but that’s no cause for concern at The Carolina Inn. Zero residents who have participated in the assisted living community’s flu prevention program have been diagnosed with the disease over the past two years. “Generally, the immune system weakens as people age, making seniors more likely to catch a bug,” said John Hiles, nurse in charge at The Carolina Inn. “The flu also can make chronic medical problems worse.” According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, seniors are at a greater risk of complications from influenza, as well. These can be minor ailments such as sinus or ear infections. Or, they can be serious complications such as pneumonia; inflammation of the heart, brain or muscle tissues; extreme inflammatory response in the respiratory tract; and even organ failure in extreme cases. In fact, more than half of the state’s flu-related deaths occurred in those 65 and older during the 2018-2019 season. “Since seniors are one of the highest risk groups, it’s essential for an assisted living community to have a solid plan in place to prevent infection and transmission of the disease,” said Hiles. That’s why starting in
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Put Your Mind At Ease

Put Your Mind At Ease

Offering the highest licensed nursing-to-resident ratio in the area, The Carolina Inn has raised the standard for assisted living so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved ones are cared for in an environment of unsurpassed support. Learn about customized care.


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New Dining Experiences Draw Residents To The Carolina Inn

New Dining Experiences Draw Residents To The Carolina Inn

(Fayetteville, North Carolina)—The Carolina Inn, Fayetteville’s premier senior assisted living community, has a new dining program that offers freedom of choice. “Proper nourishment helps our seniors thrive and enhances their quality of life,” said Brad Itzkowitz, director of dining services at The Carolina Inn. “However, we understand that everyone has unique tastes and nutritional needs so we recently updated our menu ordering technology to provide personalized dining experiences.” For example, chefs not only offer basic preparations that are low salt or sugar-free, they can turn up the spice for those who prefer it or even create gluten-free options. Choices abound for appetizers, entrees, vegetables, breads or starches, and desserts, and the culinary staff works with residents and their families to make sure each person’s dining preferences are met. Three meals a day are included at The Carolina Inn and can be enjoyed in the main dining room, which echoes a four-star restaurant with impeccable service and attention to detail. Or, residents may choose the more casual ambiance of the Sky View Bistro. “We offer an all-day dining menu loaded with soups, salads, sandwiches, fruits, and desserts,” said Itzkowitz. “And, if someone prefers to dine in their room, we feature a
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Fayetteville's Senior Living Destination

Fayetteville’s Senior Living Destination

When you live within the Village Green campus, everything is nearby, including access to a full continuum of care—from independent living at The Carolina Highlands to long-term rehab at SanStone Health and Rehabilitation. See what's in the neighborhood.


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