More than 40 million Americans are unpaid caregivers. Though caring for a loved one offers the assurance that they’re getting quality, loving care from someone who truly understands them, it can also be grueling work. One in 10 caregivers says that caregiving has negatively affected their physical health. Between 40 and 70 percent of caregivers struggle with depression. Caregiver burnout is very real, and very serious. You can’t care for your loved one if your own health falls apart. Here’s what you need to know about your own risk of caregiver burnout.
People often minimize sources of grief and the impact different types of loss can have on their daily lives. Certified life coach and grief recovery specialist, Anne Keeton, will discuss the depths of these triggers and how to manage them in our next free
Senior Living Live!webinar. In her role, Anne helps seniors manage all types of loss including major life changes, moving, isolation and loss of friendships. Anne sat down with our host Melissa Lee to use components of the Grief Recovery Method--the only evidence-based grief support system, as a preview of the full webinar.
Considering a transition into a senior living community? Now is a great time to make the move. Residents of senior living communities enjoy a priority spot to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before it becomes available to the general public. Nearly all of the communities operated by The Arbor Company are part of the “phase 1A” group in the national rollout of the vaccine. (One exception: our standalone independent living communities.)
At Arbor, we are dedicated to ensuring the residents we serve always receive the highest quality of care. This begins with developing our team members and giving them the tools they need to do their job well. We believe in educating our staff so they are empowered to make critical decisions and strive for positive interactions with our residents every time.
When was the last time you felt happy? If you can recall a time today when you felt joyful and happy, then you are well on your way to better health outcomes as you age. The phenomenon of happy aging has been researched for the past decade or so, with results all pointing to one thing: that a positive outlook on life can make you healthier as you age.