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A Rental Continuing Care Retirement Community in Wilmington, Delaware

Shipley Living is a full-service, rental continuing care retirement community nestled in a thriving Wilmington neighborhood close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. 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.

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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.

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Bringing more than 20 years of experience in senior living, Tim heads up the team at Shipley. In that role, he said he is “responsible for orchestrating the operations of the community, ensuring that we embrace and adopt LCS systems and culture while building a strong team.” Describing himself as “focused and committed to creating exceptional teams and communities,” Tim said he enjoys being an advocate for residents and staff alike.

Nancy Gachingiri

Nancy came to Shipley with more than 22 years of experience in nursing. “I started working here with an agency. I liked the community and the team’s work ethic a lot, so I applied to work here directly,” she said. Nancy explained why she works in senior living, “I like advocating for individuals who might not be able to do so themselves.” She added, “The residents have great stories. I love talking to them and learning a lot.” Nancy describes herself as being a “hard worker” and said teamwork is important to her. “I love working with people who are willing to do the job. The team here works hard and knows how to care for people and treat them with respect.”

Keisha Jacobs-Jackson

New to senior living, Keisha loves her wonderful team and funny residents. Describing herself as “loving, caring, dedicated, and family-oriented,” Keisha said she is honored to have the responsibility of filling the community and creating a waitlist. She loves the opportunity, she said, of “helping my senior saints find a new home.”

Lisa Eck

Lisa has more than 25 years of experience in social work and enjoys problem-solving, reading medical records, and communicating with people seeking information. She is well-suited and happy in her role as Admissions Coordinator. “I enjoy being able to bring people to Shipley and creating a good experience for them,” she said

Cy Stewart

Before coming to Shipley Living, much beloved Chef Cy set the culinary bar high at our sister community Millcroft Living, for four years as the Executive Chef. As Food and Beverage Director at Shipley for the past five years, Chef Cy said his responsibilities are “to ensure that Shipley dining experiences are memorable. Great food and service with a smile are the best.” Describing himself as having a cheerful disposition, Chef Cy said, “Food brings people together. I love to entertain and showcase my culinary talents to the residents.”

James (Jim) Kintz

New to Shipley, Jim is in charge of maintenance, housekeeping, security, and transportation. As an organized and dedicated person, Jim helps the residents with whatever they need. He said his favorite part of the job is “working with the residents daily and creating friendships.”

Jazmine Williams

Jazmine ensures that residents’ psychosocial well-being needs are being met and that short-term rehab residents have safe and successful discharges to their homes. Describing herself as “funny and a go-getter,” she said she “likes being able to advocate for our patients, showing them that they matter.”

Susan Kreps

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.”

Jameca West

Jameca has been with Shipley for five years, overseeing human resources and payroll. Describing herself as ‘focused, hospitality-driven, and dedicated,” she said her favorite part of her job is getting to know the employees and helping them understand policies and procedures.

Dominique (Dom) Boardley

Dom said that the Shipley team pitches in and helps wherever and however needed. She’s the perfect example, having worked in transportation, activities, and at the front desk over the past five years. As the Business Office Manager, Dom is currently in charge of the day-to-day financial operations, including insurance verification, billing collections, and ordering. Describing herself as a down-to-earth and caring person, Dom said that she is most motivated by the opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face, and her greatest joy is contributing to seniors' happiness. 

Amarech Ghebrehiwot (Amy Ghebre)

She’s got the ability to greet you in one of five languages in which she is at various levels of fluency. Amy is multi-talented, certified as a massage therapist, and a fashion personal shopper. As one of the first friendly faces you see at Shipley, Amy has been with the community for twenty years. Known for her incredible smile and friendly personality, Amy describes herself as being “respectful, hard-working and a considerate team worker.”

Award-Winning Management

Shipley Living is managed by Life Care Services®, a nationwide leader in senior living with more than 50 years of proven experience. In 2021, Life Care Services earned the J.D. Power award for Customer Satisfaction in Senior Living among independent living residents for the third consecutive year. In resident satisfaction surveys, 95% of all residents would recommend a Life Care Services managed community to a friend.

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Our Sister Communities

Shipley Living shares a commitment to providing premier senior living—always guided by a sense of loving care—with our two sister communities in northern Delaware.

Foulk Living

Located on 10 wooded acres with beautiful streams and parklands in a residential area just north of Wilmington, Foulk Living is a rental continuing care retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing.

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Millcroft Living

Close to a variety of public parks and pools, Delaware’s wonderful beaches, and an array of cultural attractions, Millcroft Living in Newark, Delaware is a rental continuing care retirement community providing independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation.

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