Elements of an Assisted Living Facility

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Signature Senior Services
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Bruno D’Uva leads as chief operating officer (COO) of Signature Senior Services, through which he facilitates the development of new care facilities. Bruno D’Uva is currently overseeing the development of three new projects, one of which is a high-end assisted living residence.

Assisted living facilities allow an individual to receive support for activities of daily living (ADLs), while remaining as independent as possible. Their function is thus different from the traditional nursing home, where residents most often require 24-hour care. In an assisted living facility, residents can go about their day without supervision yet need help with such personal care tasks as bathing, dressing, and toileting.

To create a homelike environment, assisted living facilities typically house residents in private studio or one-bedroom apartments. Housekeeping, including laundry, is likely to be available, as is support for medication management. Most facilities also offer a community dining area where each resident can enjoy healthful balanced meals in a social environment. Organized recreational activities further help to increase resident engagement.

Because assisted living is by its nature a flexible arrangement, the array of services can vary dramatically between one facility and the next. Some feature specialized memory care options, while others target a particular cultural or religious community. Certain communities may include transportation and specific wellness services.

It is important for each family to carefully consider the services offered by a particular facility and match those offerings to their loved one’s needs. Facility personnel can and should be able to answer questions about the community itself, while explaining to families how they protect each resident’s safety and individual rights.


Top Attractions in Nova Scotia


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Cabot Trail
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An entrepreneur and real estate developer, Bruno D’Uva serves as the COO of Signature Senior Services. Outside of work, Bruno D’Uva is an avid traveler who has been to various European countries and numerous states and provinces in the United States and Canada, including Nova Scotia.

Located east of New Brunswick and Maine, Nova Scotia is a peninsula with beautiful scenery and landscapes worth exploring. Below are three must-visit places in the province.

1. Cabot Trail: This winding 186-mile highway offers scenic coastal views that can be enjoyed by driving, cycling, or even hiking. Fine dining restaurants and artisan shops are scattered throughout the trail, and hikers can camp at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

2. Halifax waterfront: The capital of Nova Scotia is a historic port city complete with numerous shops and restaurants, as well as tourist sites such as the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

3. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site: Located in the town of Cape Breton, the Fortress of Louisbourg takes visitors back to the early settlements in Nova Scotia when the English and French fought for New World supremacy. Complete with an 18th-century-era pub, the Fortress is North America’s largest historical reconstruction.

Signature Senior Services Offers Quality Care for Seniors

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Signature Senior Services
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Bruno D’Uva serves as the director of development and acquisitions for Signature Senior Services, which focuses on senior medical adult day care. Under Bruno D’Uva’s guidance, the company plans to open an assisted living facility in 2018.

Currently Signature owns facilities in Paterson and Montclair, New Jersey. Both locations offer an array of activities and health services that take into account both the body and the mind.

The staff works with residents individually in physical therapy to build mobility and endurance. They understand the importance of personalized care to maintaining quality of life. In addition to fostering cameraderie, physical activities such as Pilates and yoga keep spirits fresh and the body tuned.

Social programs help residents make friends with each other. Additionally, Signature provides access to social media that puts residents in contact with loved ones, including Skype and Facebook.

Not only does this social focus enhance relationships, it may even benefit physical and mental health. Reduced blood pressure, a more effective immune system, and enhanced memory may result from enjoyable group activities. Signature’s get-togethers, such as a chess club, karaoke, bingo, and swimming offer relaxation and enjoyment. All of these events combine to create a safe and fun atmosphere that makes residents feel at home.

The Tuscan Bistro Bar Features Family-style Dining


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Tuscan Bistro Bar
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As the chief executive officer of B. D’Uva Development, Bruno D’Uva focuses on residential and senior living developments. Bruno D’Uva is also an entrepreneur, having opened in 2009 the Tuscan Bistro Bar in Toms River, New Jersey.

Winner of the Open Table Diner’s Choice Award for 2016, the restaurant features family-style dining with a select menu of Italian entrees. The first course is hot antipasti appetizers, such as fried mozzarella, rice balls, mussels, and green beans, all in a marinara sauce. Pastas make up the second course, including Italian macaroni and cheese, penne vodka, and orrechetti.

For the main course, diners can choose three of the following: eggplant or chicken parmigiana, chicken marsala, heirloom chicken, meatballs, and scarpariello wings. Desserts and salads complement the meal.

Happy hour at the Tuscan Bistro Bar is from 3-7 p.m. weekdays and all night on Thursdays. The restaurant’s bar selections range from beer to sangria and mixed drinks to the house wine. Bar food items include nachos, fries, pizza, wings, and tuna.

Catering services can accommodate any size group in elegant surroundings. With sufficient notice, the restaurant can prepare off-site meals.