Young at Heart: Assisted Living Provides Social Environment for Seniors

Posted by The Arbors on Jun 8, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Living an active, healthy and social life is important — no matter your age. But, it’s especially important for older adults. As time passes, your senior loved one experiences many changes in their overall health and social life. Friends move away, they may no longer be able to drive themselves to the grocery store or be as active as they once were. How can you help your parent stay young at heart and get back to enjoying a social and healthy life?

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Topics: Mental health, assisted living

Infographic: Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Posted by The Arbors on May 25, 2018 3:30:00 PM

When searching for the right assisted living facility for your loved one, comparing the costs and services can be overwhelming. You want your loved one to receive the best quality care, but you’re nervous about being able to afford these costs. There are many ways to pay for assisted living. The final price shouldn’t be your deciding factor, but we understand it plays a large role in the decision.

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Topics: Future Planning, assisted living

Unique Activities at The Arbors

Posted by The Arbors on May 18, 2018 1:20:00 PM

There is always an activity happening at The Arbors! From bowling, movie nights, live music or baking classes, there is something for everyone! Residents are able to choose from a variety of activities and programs that best suits them. Here’s a look at some of the activities residents at The Arbors participate in.  

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Topics: Insider, Senior Health, assisted living

Making Mother's Day Memorable

Posted by The Arbors on May 11, 2018 2:00:00 PM

There are many ways to celebrate your “mom” on Mother’s Day to make her feel extra special. But, what if she lives in an assisted living community? No problem. Whether you have a spa day or plan a potluck – you can still spend the day pampering her. Here are a few ways to make your mom feel appreciated on Mother’s Day in an assisted living. 

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Topics: Caregiving, Senior Health, assisted living

Tips for Planning Moving Day when Moving a Parent to Assisted Living

Posted by The Arbors on May 4, 2018 2:30:00 PM

When you're moving a parent to assisted living, the hundreds of "make your move easier" lists on the internet fall a little short. Every move signifies an ending and beginning. When your mom or dad moves from their home to assisted living, this is even more so. 

These tips are meant to help your parent's move go more smoothly – for them and you.

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Topics: Future Planning, assisted living

6 Ways to Avoid Downsizing Disasters When Moving your Parent to Assisted Living

Posted by The Arbors on Apr 27, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Helping a parent downsize can be a rewarding experience. It’s also a lot of work – both physically and emotionally. While you might be tempted to just “get it done”, here are six things to avoid.

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Topics: Future Planning, assisted living

Top 5 Myths About Assisted Living

Posted by The Arbors on Apr 27, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Assisted living can get a bad rap. Many seniors mistakenly believe that when they move to an assisted living community they’ll lose their privacy and independence when, in reality, it’s just the opposite. Assisted living communities are now designed to empower seniors to maintain their independence while allowing for easy access to assistance, activities and companionship.

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Topics: Future Planning, assisted living

Old Is the New Young: Why You to Need a Plan for Long-term Care Now

Posted by The Arbors on Apr 20, 2018 2:10:00 PM

Is 80 the new young? If the pace of increase in life expectancy in America over the past two centuries continues through the 21st century, most babies born since 2000 will celebrate their 100th birthdays, according to an article published in the medical journal the Lancet. And people aren’t just living longer. These additional years of life are now being realized later in life.

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Topics: Future Planning, Health, assisted living

Dealing with Denial: When Mom Says “No” to Assisted Living

Posted by The Arbors on Apr 13, 2018 4:00:00 PM

It’s an uncomfortable topic: talking about safety concerns, isolation, errors in managing medications at home or the plethora of other reasons assisted living becomes a topic of discussion. 

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Topics: Future Planning, assisted living

Can You Really Afford Assisted Living?

Posted by The Arbors on Apr 6, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Each year, the cost of assisted living has steadily risen. Depending on what level of care your loved one needs, assisted living can be much more affordable than nursing home care or long-term in-home care. Often nursing homes don’t allow flexibility in services and you pay a flat fee for services, where assisted living communities range from an apartment with services for extra fess to all-inclusive packages.

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Topics: Future Planning, assisted living

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