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5 Questions Potential Residents and Their Families Ask Us

Aug 5, 2020 6:24:00 AM / Chris Harper Chris Harper

5 Questions Potential Residents and Their Families Ask UsThe right senior living community can change your life, offering you a steady supply of things to do, people to see, and special events. At Arbor, we offer gourmet dining and luxury living and put you at the center of every decision we make. The result is a thriving community where seniors can live more joyful, purposeful lives. You might even live longer, thanks to nourishing and tasty meals, more activity, and relief from the health-eroding effects of isolation and loneliness.

The move to a senior living community is a big decision, not something you can jump into headfirst without doing your research. Here are the questions potential residents and their families ask us about what they can expect. 

Will I be bored? 

No! The better question here is of whether you are bored at home. It’s tough for the realities of retirement to live up to your dreams because financial barriers, health issues, isolation, and myriad other challenges can force you into a much quieter and less interesting retirement than you had hoped. In a senior living community, that all changes. You have access to a wide range of activities, just outside your door. You’ll also get the help you need to do the things you like — whether it’s transportation to a local event or the reassurance that, should you injure yourself, you’ll get help right away. 

What do you do to support families? 

Aging can be hard for everyone, especially for children tending to the needs of senior parents. Senior living can help alleviate caregiver burden. This often restores balance to relationships, making seniors feel less dependent and children feel less resentful. Many of our senior living communities offer support groups for families dealing with dementia and other aging issues. And of course, families are always welcome at our many family-friendly events. 

How do you keep residents safe?

Let’s face it: The COVID-19 crisis showed us how important senior living safety is. If you’re not safe, then nothing else matters. At Arbor, we take safety seriously and diligently work to avoid transmitting infections like the flu. We also ensure each senior has access to help they might need via a call button, and we check on all of our residents daily. At Arbor, much of our safety plan centers around our deep connections to our residents. Nurturing these relationships empowers seniors to ask for the help they need, to tell us how they are doing, and to lean on us when they face life’s challenges. 

What is a typical day like? 

There is no such thing as a typical day at Arbor. Indeed, that’s what many seniors love about life here. Though all seniors enjoy stunning homes and exceptional food, we believe that each senior should have the chance to chart their own course. We offer daily activities, including exercise classes and group meetups, then encourage seniors to choose what feels right for them. In our dementia care communities, things are more structured because brains with dementia thrive on structure. Your loved one will spend their day enjoying safe, dementia-friendly activities that help them connect with other residents and explore a range of skills. 

Can I afford all of this? 

Senior living is more affordable than you might think. Many seniors hear about our luxury lifestyle and assume they can’t afford it. But the truth is that, compared to the costs of homeownership, Arbor is a deal. You’ll eliminate your mortgage, as well as most monthly entertainment expenses and your grocery budget. If you sell your home, you’ll have a large nest egg to help fund your stay. To compare costs, check out our cost comparison tool. You don’t have to be rich to live richly in retirement!

At Arbor, we’re on a mission to ensure that every senior can spend the next chapter of their life doing things that bring meaning and joy. We would love to talk to you about your retirement options. To learn more, visit our website to find a community near you!

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Topics: Senior living

Chris Harper

Chris Harper

As the vice president of communications for The Arbor Company, Chris is responsible for digital marketing, public relations, technology and design.

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