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Community News The Benefits of Moving to Arbor Terrace Decatur

The decision to move into a senior living community is not always an easy one to make. Sometimes the decision has to be made on behalf of your loved one for their own safety. However, what may begin with hesitation can end up being one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.

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Community News Arbor Terrace of Decatur Named Best Senior Living Community by U.S. News & World Report

We are proud to announce Arbor Terrace of Decatur has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2022-23 Best Assisted Living and Best Memory Care Community.    

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Senior Living Options Infographic: Senior Living Options | Decatur, GA

When it comes to senior living, the options can seem endless. We created this chart to help you understand the different levels of care, and identify which best fits your or your loved one's needs. 

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Senior Resources Senior Resources Near Decatur, Georgia

Just a few miles away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta lies the small, laid-back city of Decatur. A college town of about 25,000 people, Decatur is known for its historic neighborhoods and a walkable downtown area that features a pedestrian plaza, trendy gift shops, sophisticated boutiques, and critically acclaimed restaurants. There’s truly something for everyone here, especially for seniors, who can take advantage of the many resources Decatur, Atlanta, and DeKalb County have to offer.

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Arbor Terrace Decatur Celebrates 30 Years Of High-Quality Care

In 1991, gas prices were $1.20 per gallon, the New York Giants won the Super Bowl, and “Dances With Wolves” won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was also the year that The Arbor Company opened its first community, Arbor Terrace Decatur, just outside of Atlanta.

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Senior living Where to Start Your Search for Senior Living in Decatur, GA

If you or a loved one is ready to make the move to assisted living, you’ll need to do some work to find the community that’s right for you. That search can be overwhelming: If you search online for  “senior living in Decatur, Georgia,” you’ll get more than 8 million results! Here’s where to start your search for senior living in Decatur:

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Dementia, Dementia Care How to Find Dementia Care in Decatur, GA

Seniors are living for longer than they did a generation ago. Sixty-five is now considered young, and living to 100 or beyond is not unheard of. But the longer you live, the more likely it is that you will develop some type of dementia and the more important it is that you receive the right care.

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Assisted living, Dementia Care Assisted Living vs. Dementia Care in Decatur, GA

If you have dementia or another type of cognitive impairment, you might be weighing the pros and cons of assisted living versus those of dementia care. The truth is there’s no hard-and-fast answer for every situation. Most people with dementia who remain physically healthy will eventually need the 24/7 support that dementia care provides. Nevertheless, not all people with dementia need dementia care immediately, even if they need additional support. Here’s what you need to know as you weigh your senior living options.

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Senior living, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia Care Why Dementia Care in Decatur, GA, Could Be Right for Your Loved One

If your senior loved ones have started to become more forgetful, don’t automatically chalk it up to normal aging. It might be dementia. The signs of dementia often develop gradually and can sometimes be overlooked, especially if the seniors themselves are embarrassed to admit that they are having problems remembering things. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 10 early signs of dementia that you should look out for. They include: Memory loss that disrupts daily life, like forgetting important dates or events, or repeatedly asking someone the same question. Difficulty completing familiar tasks such as driving to the grocery store, or playing a favorite game. Problems with words, including keeping up with a conversation, or having trouble naming familiar objects. Changes in mood or personality, such as becoming confused, anxious or more easily upset. Seniors who live in Decatur and DeKalb County, Georgia, are fortunate to have a wide range of dementia care resources available to them.

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Assisted living Assisted Living in Decatur, GA: What You Need to Know

Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who are having trouble doing things that used to come easily for them. Maybe you find it hard to walk up the stairs or get in and out of the bathtub. Maybe you’ve become isolated because you no longer drive. Maybe you’ve been forgetting to take your medication.

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