A Rental Continuing Care Retirement Community in Wilmington, Delaware
Foulk Living is a full-service, rental continuing care retirement community nestled on 10 wooded acres in a residential area just north of Wilmington. Our highly desired rental model means there’s never an up-front endowment or purchase required, but, because we’re a continuing care community, residents still enjoy the benefits of having advanced levels of care conveniently available when it’s needed, right on our campus.Contact Our Team
Our Leadership Team
Our team is dedicated to providing a community of loving care and exceptional experiences for the seniors we serve. Click below to learn more about each of our community leaders and how they impact the lives of our residents and their family members.
She is new to Foulk Living, but not to the senior living industry. Leslie is bringing her extensive leadership as a nursing home administrator and an assisted living community’s executive director, as she heads up the Foulk Living team. Leslie said what she likes best about working in senior living, is the ability to help others, and make a positive impact on their overall care experience. In her new role, Leslie will direct day-to-day operations, ensure the highest level of resident services and care, oversee management of business-related activity, and work collaboratively with physicians and other healthcare providers. Leslie said she is looking forward to getting to know the residents, families, and team members at Foulk, as well as continuing to grow and develop the community to its highest standards.
Janet Belles inspires confidence and pride. As the Director of Nursing at Foulk for more than three years, and Director of Resident Services prior to that, she manages all aspects of skilled care, assisted living, and memory care for the community. Describing herself as “dedicated,” Janet is also highly qualified, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Wound Care Certification. She is also an Infection Preventionist. Janet said that she values her team at Foulk and loves the residents for whom she cares.
Tirus, who has been with Foulk Living for seven years, has been the Assistant Director of Nursing in healthcare for the past year. Before that, he was the Evening Supervisor, followed by the MDS Coordinator and Scheduler. As the ADON, he is responsible for infection control, training and staff education, and clinical management. Tirus has an impressive background. He has his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has also completed a Post-Bachelor Premedical Program. Additionally, Tirus was a chemical and biological weapons specialist with the U.S. Army. Tirus was recently selected as Delaware's representative of Future Leaders of Long-Term Care in America through American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).
New to Foulk Living, Nana has more than 15 years of experience in senior living. Her responsibilities at Foulk include direct sales, supporting the marketing team’s efforts, and managing lead generation, referral development, and events. Nana said she was drawn to the community because of the “staff, residents, and compassionate, caring culture.” Describing herself as a “firm believer in adding value to others,” Nana added, “I like being able to create lasting experiences and bonds in the warm and welcoming environment.”
Michelle is highly qualified for her Director of Social Services and Admissions role. With a passion for working with seniors, she earned a Master’s of Health and Human Services with a concentration in the geriatric population. She has more than 18 years of related experience. At Foulk Living, Michelle gives tours, processes admissions and clinical paperwork, and maintains social services for healthcare. “I am dedicated to seniors and will do everything I possibly can to help them,” she said.
Susan has been ensuring the nutritional wellbeing of the healthcare residents at Foulk Living/Shipley Living for ten years. The registered and licensed dietician monitors residents for their healthcare needs and making appropriate nutritional recommendations while meeting state requirements. She attends care plan meetings and collaborates with residents and their families. In addition to meeting nutritional requirements, it’s important to Susan that she is also meeting the dietary preferences of the residents. “I work with the interdisciplinary team in making the best decisions for our residents to assure the best quality of life possible,” she said. “I consider myself organized and willing to share and help implement any ideas that will promote a better life for our residents.”
Sam Wansor has spent almost half his life working at Foulk. Now 30-years old, he began working in the kitchen shortly after high school, doing “whatever it was they needed.” Sam then moved to the Maintenance Department. While working, Sam joined the Marine Corps Reserve, where he attended engineering school. The skills he learned there, he said, have been invaluable to his career at Foulk. Now, as Director of Plant Operations, Sam oversees mechanics, security, housekeeping, and transportation. He said he has an outstanding crew. Some of the residents at Foulk have been there long enough to enjoy watching him grow. Sam said, “And I’ve been able to help them age. It’s a double rewarding situation.”
David Shea is new with Foulk but brings more than 20 years of experience in senior living to the table. As the Director of Food and Beverage, David oversees the entire food and beverage department at the senior living community. With an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, David said he started working as a dishwasher in high school and worked his way up. Describing himself as “level-headed,” David said that his favorite aspect of the job is helping the residents.
Mary, known as Renee, has been the Executive Chef at Foulk Living for two years. This is her first foray into senior living, having previously worked as the chef at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Renee, who is chef-certified, has a teaching degree, certification in American bistro and is ServSafe trained. In her current role at Foulk, she oversees the kitchen operations and staff, creates menus, manages scheduling, inventory control, and sanitation, and also creates the menus for special events. Renee, who loves helping the residents, describes herself as being full of energy, passionate and striving to excel.
With impressive commitment and dedication, Trace Weaver has worked with Foulk Living and sister community Shipley Living since 1990. She started her career in the dietary department during high school, and then progressed through office positions including administrative assistant, business office assistant and business office manager. Working at the two communities, she said, was a ‘family affair” as her grandfather worked as an overnight floor tech and her mother worked in the business office. Tracey said she shares her mother’s and grandfather’s passion for serving older adults. “I love working with seniors. They have a lot to teach us,” she said.
Melody (Mel) Black has been part of the Foulk team since 2020. As the Human Resources Manager, Mel is responsible for pre-employment, new hires, and current employee processes. These include working with the community’s Human Resources Information System (HSIS), maintaining employee files and payroll, handling leaves of absence, and more. She said her favorite part of the job is “building a rapport with the new hires that come in and being a person that the employees can come to with questions or concerns.”
He’s responsible for keeping the building squeaky clean. Leroy Pressey has worked at Foulk for more than 10 years, maintaining cleanliness in the common areas, stairways, and residents’ apartments, doing laundry, and ordering housekeeping supplies. Describing himself as “easy to get along with,” Leroy said his favorite part of working in senior living is helping the residents.
Foulk Living is managed by Life Care Services®, a nationwide leader in senior living with more than 50 years of proven experience. In 2022, Life Care Services earned the J.D. Power award for Customer Satisfaction in Senior Living among independent living residents for the fourth consecutive year. In resident satisfaction surveys, 95% of all residents would recommend a Life Care Services managed community to a friend.Explore Life Care Services
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