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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Making New Connections Through Activities at The Arbors at Dracut

Posted by Samantha Aakre on Jun 15, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Moving your senior loved one to a senior living community is a big decision. You may feel guilty that you’re no longer able to care for them. And they may feel nervous about leaving their home and meeting new people. Judi Parisi, Activities Director at The Arbors at Dracut understands these feelings. “One of the favorite parts of my job is interviewing each new resident when they move in. We ask them where they came from, what kind of activities they enjoy and any interests they have.” says Judi.

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Assisted Living Vs. In-Home Care │Which is The Best for Your Senior Loved One?

Posted by Samantha Aakre on Jun 15, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Watching your parent age and no longer being able to care for themselves isn’t easy. You never imagined that you’d be their caregiver. From helping them bathe every day, make their meals or checking on them every night after you get off work. You always pictured them as your “mom” or “dad” who cared for you — but now you’re taking care of them. And it can take a toll on you, both emotionally and physically.

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Topics: Caregiving, Senior Health, assisted living

Home is Where the Heart is │Selling the Family Home

Posted by Samantha Aakre on Jun 8, 2018 3:00:00 PM

You may have heard the phrase “Home is where the heart is” from your parents or even grandparents. It’s how they feel about the house they’ve lived in for the past 30 or 40 years. Your parents raised you in this house and created memories as a family. It’s been more than just a roof over their head and a backyard to care for, it’s home. Although as your parents age, you know the upkeep of their four-bedroom home with a big lawn may is becoming too much for them to handle.

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Re-defining Life After Loss │The Arbors at Dracut Resident Feature Story

Posted by Samantha Aakre on Jun 8, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Moving to an assisted living community is an emotional time, from closing one chapter to moving on to a new part of life. Carole, a resident at The Arbors at Dracut knows these feelings all too well. After taking care of her husband, Ray, the love of her life for 68 years, he passed away. Carole was so busy caring for Ray, that she didn’t have time to care for herself. The morning after his funeral, she was admitted to the hospital only to find she had Atrial Fibrillation, Congestive Heart Failure, and Pneumonia. Like many spouses who assume the role of primary caregiver, putting her husband’s needs before her own took a serious toll on her own health.

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