Email Lisa Email
Apr 1, 2015

What Does Continuing Care Actually Mean?

Sponsored Content provided by Lisa Polanski - Marketing Director, Plantation Village Retirement Community

As the marketing director at Plantation Village, dispelling the myths about continuing care retirement communities is something I do on a daily basis. The concept of continuing care is simply about providing a complete, all-inclusive package of amenities, benefits and services that are designed to fit each phase of our residents’ lives.
It’s a principle that has guided us for more than 26 years and it’s been a big part of our success as Wilmington’s first and only not-for-profit continuing care retirement community.
Ensuring that our residents have priority access to health care throughout their lives is a key component of this. With an emphasis on matching our services to the changing needs of our residents, we offer 30 days of temporary care every year at no additional cost, starting from day one.
To deliver exceptional value and added peace of mind, we provide our residents with the opportunity to use the Davis Health Center and the Champions Assisted Living facility should they ever need it. Both are known as premier health care providers in Wilmington.
Of course, providing a complete package of amenities and services isn’t just about delivering the highest standard of health care available in the Wilmington area. It’s about providing our residents with a worry-free lifestyle that includes weekly housekeeping and linen services, building maintenance, a 24-hour security staff and emergency response system, and a host of dining options.
Making sure our residents get the most out of retirement is paramount to what we do. After all, continuing care is about taking care of the individual as a whole. Keeping that in mind, we make every effort possible to support the physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being of our residents. We feel that doing so is an essential element of any continuing care program.
To that end, we provide the residents of our 56-acre community with access to a fitness center with an indoor pool, salon services, a library, woodworking shop, garden area and artists’ studio. The expansion of our community is particularly exciting. Our beautiful new apartment homes, Plantation Place, opened in January of this year; a new auditorium and a wellness center with a saltwater pool will be open soon. We are also excited about the new bar and bistro that will be completed in the summer of 2015.

If this were a conversation with a potential resident, this is when the issue of costs and entrance fees would come up. The entrance fee has earned a negative reputation that is grounded in a misconception. The actual fact is that 50 percent to 90 percent of all the entrance fees are returned. Residents at Plantation Village can rest easy in the knowledge that they will always have a place to live in our community – even if their income runs out.
Many of our potential residents don’t know that a portion of the entrance fee and the monthly costs they pay are usually tax-deductible. Add to that the fact that we provide our residents with a 25 percent discount at The Davis Community, and the result is the peace of mind that comes from having priority access to the best health care in Wilmington.
To learn more about what the concept of continuing care can do for you, call (910) 319-1416, or visit

Lisa Polanski is the director of marketing at Plantation Village. Plantation Village is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community that offers independent living on a 56-acre campus in Porters Neck, just minutes from downtown Wilmington and area beaches. Residents enjoy first-class services in a wide variety of home styles, from one- and two-bedroom apartments to cottage homes and two-bedroom villas. Plantation Village is managed by Life Care Services™, the nation’s third-largest elder care management company. For more information, visit

Pv insights bnr
Ico insights


Burrus rob headshot 300x300

Internal Auditors Can Serve A Key Role In Tough Times

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington
Michaelhiggins 41019104338

Guidance For A Surviving Spouse

Michael Higgins - Dignity Memorial

Understanding Stock Compensation Plans | Part II: Stock Options

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting

Trending News

Cape Fear Sports Medicine Joining EmergeOrtho

Staff Reports - Sep 25, 2020

South College Road Property For Sale After Honda Dealership's Move

Cece Nunn - Sep 24, 2020

NHC Commissioners Look To Vote Oct. 5 On Hospital Sale

Vicky Janowski - Sep 25, 2020

Third ReStore In New Hanover County Helps Expand Habitat Capabilities

Jenny Callison - Sep 24, 2020

State's $40M Relief Program Could Help Local Businesses

Christina Haley O'Neal - Sep 24, 2020

In The Current Issue

Attractions Get Phase 2.5 Boost

Local museums were finally able to reopen after nearly six months of closure as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. The news couldn’t come so...

Info Junkie: Michealle Gady

Michealle Gady, founder, president and CEO of Atrómitos, an SBA-certified woman-owned management consulting business, shares her tech and in...

Lumber Prices Through The Roof

The prices of lumber have increased exponentially over the past several months....

Book On Business

The 2020 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!



2020 Leadership Accelerator: Virtual Workshops for Real Leaders
2019 Health Care Heroes
August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`