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Congratulations to Our “Top Doctors”

Our long-standing commitment to providing a full continuum of healthcare as you age has blessed us with the opportunity to work with some of the best doctors in geriatric, hospice and palliative medicine. Every year, Grand Rapids Magazine publishes “Top Doctors” who are nominated by fellow M.D.s and D.O.s in the counties of Allegan, Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa via an online survey overseen by the Professional Research Services (PRS), who tabulates and fact-checks names and affiliations of the winners.

Laughter and Living Longer

There is an old adage about laughter being the best medicine. Well, as it turns out, it’s true. There are many benefits to laughing – especially as it relates to health and staying healthy longer.

The Memory Enhancing Power of Poetry

Like Sudoku, crosswords or any other brain games, memorizing works to stimulate the brain. Poetry, in addition to a mental workout, provides us with knowledge of a qualitatively and Physiologically different variety.

Senior Care is NOT Memory Care

A memory care community or facility is designed specifically for the needs of people who have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. And, more importantly, it has specially trained staff and medical teams to work with individuals who have dementia.

Renovations at Raybrook

Renovations are complete on the four floors in the “A” and “C” wings of Raybrook Manor.  The new design includes a central gathering place, dining room and kitchen.  “We wanted to get away from long corridors with endless doors like you would see in a hotel,” said Amy Thayer, senior living consultant.  “The new layout creates a much homier atmosphere and we hope it will encourage socialization among the residents.”