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State Doc Pick of the Week: Lead Safe Toys for North Carolina Children

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Lead safetyWith the holidays approaching be sure to consider the hazards of lead when giving young children toys. Lead exposure in young children can cause serious health problems. Children under 6 and pregnant women are most at risk from exposure to lead. This short bulletin explains how lead in toys can be a risk and how to determine and prevent lead exposure from contaminated toys.  It also includes a toll-free hot line phone number for questions about lead poisoning and prevention.

This report can be downloaded, printed, saved, and viewed by clicking here .

Process for Receiving a Land Grants, Part 3

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a Road in NC with trees and land on both sides

Last week, I discussed the first step in the land grant process (land entries, which were application to buy vacant land). Today I want to talk about the next steps: the warrant and the plat map.


North Carolina County of the Week: Davie County

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North Carolina County of the Week: Davie County Davie County, NC

Formed in 1836 from Rowan County, Davie County is located in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Its namesake is  William R. Davie, governor of North Carolina from 1798 to 1799 and founder of the University of North Carolina. Join us this week for a tour of the county, from its history and people to its historical and documentary collections, cultural heritage sites, and its natural heritage.

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State Doc Pick of the Week : Continuing Care Retirement Communities Reference Guide

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November is NationalCCRC Long-Term Care Awareness Month. If you are seeking information to help a loved one move to an independent and thriving community, then you need to check out this publication. The North Carolina Department of Insurance publishes the Continuing Care Retirement Communities Reference Guide available in the State Publications Digital Collection. Shortened to CCRCs, these communities “are unique to the area of long-term care in that they provide various levels of care within one community to older adults.”

The valuable information inside includes definitions of the three types of care offered: independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. The publication guides you along in your search for a long-term care community for your loved ones.

When choosing a long-term care community, what are you looking for in a community? A licensed facility. What important documents should you expect to receive? Disclosure Statements. Contracts. Where can you find a community in a specific area? Check out page 9 for a map. What if you are given the name of a certain community? Find the name on the map and scroll down to the named community. You will find contact information, provided services, and offered amenities.

In addition, the publication includes information on SHIIP, Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program. This program “assists people with Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, and long-term care insurance questions.”



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