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.
Relationships enrich our lives. A good relationship with your spouse may even help you live longer. The transition to assisted living is all about preserving your quality of life, which means that your spouse can of course live with you. This is true even if you need different levels of care. Here’s what you need to know as you compare options.
Whether you are looking for a way to connect with family members during visits, strengthen cognitive skills alone, or just have a little bit of fun, card games can be the ideal solution. We love that card games for seniors can be played alone or in groups, and that most games are suitable for beginners or experts. Even better, most card games can be played with a single deck of playing cards, which are inexpensive and easy to carry almost anywhere.
As you have likely seen in the news recently, the COVID-19 vaccine will be ready soon, and residents and staff in senior living communities are among the first groups being prioritized. At Arbor, this means nearly all of the communities we operate are in the “phase 1A” portion of the national rollout of the vaccine (the only communities not eligible are standalone independent living communities with no assisted living attached to them).