From Island to Assisted Living  | The Arbors at Dracut Resident Feature Story

Posted by Samantha Aakre on Jul 13, 2018 2:31:00 PM

 

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Recognizing the Three Stages of Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Kelsey Allen on Jul 13, 2018 2:29:00 PM

If you’re a family caregiver for a loved one, you’ve likely become accustomed to spending most of your time giving to others while putting yourself at the bottom of  the priority list. And, it would be hard not to. Family caregivers spend an average of 24.4 hours per week providing care, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. 

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How to Conduct a Home Safety Assessment for Seniors

Posted by Kelsey Allen on Jul 13, 2018 2:11:00 PM
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Assisted Living & Memory Care at The Arbors at Dracut │One in the Same

Posted by Samantha Aakre on Jul 6, 2018 4:45:00 PM

From the moment you walk through the doors at The Arbors at Dracut you feel like you’re home — the classic chandelier hanging in the entryway, people chatting in the Pub and plenty of comfy couches and chairs to sit on. It’s a warm feeling that carries throughout the building. Whether you’re in assisted living or memory care – you feel the same way. “If someone makes the transition from assisted living to memory care, they will barely notice a difference,” says Kim, Program Director for Memory Reflections at The Arbors at Dracut. And that’s on purpose. The Arbors at Dracut designed their building to be a cohesive community with similar features on each floor.

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5 Benefits of Moving to Assisted Living Before You Need To

Posted by Kelsey Allen on Jul 6, 2018 4:43:00 PM

 

It is easy to assume that an assisted living facility is the new “nursing home.” But senior care professionals have transformed your grandma’s retirement home into a community where there is a myriad of amenities, healthy options, and social activities for your loved ones.

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Is Home Care a Better Option than Assisted Living?

Posted by Kelsey Allen on Jul 6, 2018 4:37:00 PM

Have you heard the phrase “age in place”? It’s what your dad means when he declares, “I want to stay in my own home!” 

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"Leave a lasting impression"- Dining Services Director at The Arbors at Dracut

Posted by Samantha Aakre on Jun 29, 2018 1:50:00 PM

To Bob Coffman, Food Services Director at The Arbors at Dracut, cooking is more than just fixing a plate of food – it’s a passion for creating quality, delicious meals that will leave a lasting impression on each person. He didn’t always want to be a chef, but a gentle nudge from his father led him into his cooking career. “When I was going to school to be a teacher, my dad told me that 800,000 chefs will be needed within the next 10 years, so I listened to him and went to culinary school instead. There was a lot of other people in my cooking classes with more experience, but I pushed through and learned from some of the best cooks in Europe,” says Bob.

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Celebrating Dementia Care Professionals Month

Posted by Samantha Aakre on Jun 29, 2018 1:45:00 PM

It takes a patient and kind-hearted person to be a caregiver for someone with dementia. People with dementia often require a higher level of care. But when you talk to the team at The Arbors, there is a common theme of: “I was meant to do this job.” They couldn’t imagine themselves doing anything else. And that’s why caregivers of those with dementia are celebrated this month in Dementia Care Professionals Month.

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More than Just a "Job"- The Arbors at Dracut

Posted by Samantha Aakre on Jun 29, 2018 1:41:00 PM

 

It doesn’t matter which staff member you talk to from The Arbors at Dracut, coming to work is more than just a “job.” They truly love the work they do and see themselves as one team, no matter their job title.
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Men’s Health Education and Awareness Month│5 Tips for Dad

Posted by Samantha Aakre on Jun 22, 2018 2:30:00 PM

June is Men’s Health Month, a month to bring awareness of preventable health issues and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases in men. Does this sound like your dad or husband? “I’m fine, I don’t need help from any one. I took care of the family for 67 years, I think I can take care of myself.” Your dad has always been the provider for your family, so why should he take the time to care for himself? He doesn’t believe in going to the doctor or asking for help. No matter how many times you offer to give him a ride or go along with him to his appointments – he simply won’t go. Having your dad be resistive to the idea of going to the doctor for a regular check up can leave you feeling defeated.

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