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Marietta’s close proximity to Atlanta and its tranquil surroundings in the foothills of Kennesaw Mountain have made it a popular community for seniors to retire to for years. And those looking for assisted living in Marietta will find modern, comfortable options awaiting.

During your search, look for communities that honor residents’ individuality, offer personalized care plans to meet changing needs, and provide modern amenities and design features to help narrow down the best option for assisted living in Marietta.

Look for Assisted Living Staff to Ask Questions

Seniors should expect staff to ask numerous questions before they move into assisted living in Marietta. Some questions will be part of a complimentary wellness assessment that helps staff understand a resident’s medical history, personal care needs and medications to ensure care needs can be met.

Questions that go beyond medical charts and medications might be the most important ones however. Assisted living staff who asks about residents’ personal histories, hopes, aspirations and concerns signal that the community honors the individuality of residents and provides personalized care.

And person-centered care doesn’t just foster tight-knit communities either. It’s also been shown to help residents remain more independent, reduce depression and make residents more willing to accept personal care.

New or Renovated Assisted Living Communities

Assisted living has come a long way over the last 30 years. Newly built or recently renovated communities reflect the latest best practices in regard to safety, socialization, healthy aging and connectivity. This improves not only quality of life but also outcomes.

These upgrades are trademarks in modern assisted living communities like Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory:

  • Amenities: On-site spa, salon, bistro and pub signal a commitment to personal comfort, pride and enjoyment among residents; although residents are welcome to local hotspots like to Marietta Square for shopping and dining, plenty of amenities on-site means convenience.
  • Community Elements: Neighborhood living rooms, sunny porches and common areas encourage socialization among residents and welcome visitors with comfortable accommodations.
  • Computer Area: Computer and library areas with online connectivity help residents stay connected with friends, families, and current events.
  • Decor: Beautiful decor and meticulously maintained grounds boost community pride and encourage resident activity.

By encouraging residents to be more social, active, and connected, these hallmarks of new or renovated assisted living communities promote healthy aging and enrich life for residents.

Memory Care for Residents with Dementia

If nationwide trends hold true, about about 15 percent of seniors aged 65 to 74 in Marietta have Alzheimer’s disease — compared to about 44 percent of those aged 75 to 84. Clearly, the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia increases over time. It’s important for seniors, even those who aren’t currently experience memory loss, to consider potential dementia care needs when looking for assisted living in Marietta.

Assisted living communities like Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory are licensed to provide specialized dementia care in secure memory care units. In Evergreen Memory Care, residents receive attention from dementia care specialists, nutritional support and cognitive care based on the latest scientific breakthroughs. This helps ensure that current and future care needs of residents can be met on-site.

Beginning Your Search

Experiencing assisted living first-hand is an important step in finding the best senior living in Marietta. Multiple in-person visits and meetings with staff and residents will provide a true sense of what day-to-day life would be like. Contact Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory today to schedule a tour.

Beth Laxton

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