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.
It is understandable why your loved one may resist leaving the home they knew to live in an environment that is unfamiliar. However, we know that there are many pros to living in a senior living community, from safety to a sense of community to new friendships.
Through reviews from our residents and their loved ones, learn more about life at Arbor Terrace of Asheville.
Sometimes it is no longer safe for your loved one to live alone at home. Maybe the upkeep is too much or the home isn’t “aging-ready.” Maybe you’ve noticed signs of decline like missed medications and scorched pans. When this happens, a move into a senior living community is important for their safety and well-being.
Laura Williams shared, “We could not be more pleased with our experience at Arbor Terrace. My mother is so much happier and healthier since she moved in. The leadership and staff are amazing, she is treated with respect, and her opinion matters and is sought when necessary. Her cognition and overall health have improved since moving in due to the multiple activities that are offered daily and the stimulation generated just by a healthy community. Arbor Terrace is wonderful.”
FEELS LIKE HOME
Senior living communities help build a sense of community. Our trained staff keeps residents engaged and maintains deep connections through shared interests and stories. Our community is modern and updated with cozy corners for reading, gardens, and dining rooms where residents eat together.
Arbor Terrace of Asheville understands that connections to the community and surrounding neighborhood is important. As one family member shared, “This is a small-medium sized managed care community that is clean, and well managed. The location is easily accessed from major interstates and the airport, as well as Asheville/Hendersonville cities. Grounds are nicely landscaped; the surrounding area is residential rather than commercial. Staff is knowledgeable, knows its residents and provides for resident activities, entertainment, and overall well being.”
When thinking of a senior living community, some may remember visiting their grandparents in a nursing home. From pools and game rooms to libraries and cocktail lounges, this is not your great-grandma’s senior living.
The way we look at senior living has evolved and seniors are staying active now more than ever. In addition to the modern and updated decor, senior living communities offer many amenities like housekeeping, laundry services, and transportation.
E. McNeal raved, “HOME, that's what my mother calls Arbor Terrace! It's a beautifully decorated and very welcoming facility. There is a lovely garden where residents enjoy afternoon walks or conversation. In the nine years that mom has lived at Arbor Terrace, the friendliness, attentiveness, and support of the Arbor staff has been outstanding. For example, for many years grits have been served at breakfast just for Miss Ann!” She went on to say, “Arbor Terrace of Asheville is a special place! My mother loves living there, which is a real comfort to me and our family.”
Seniors can be affected the most when it comes to isolation, especially while dealing with an ongoing pandemic. Due to increased isolation, seniors are reevaluating their living arrangements.
Senior living communities help seniors maintain and develop new relationships through common interests and planned activities calendar.
Family members, like Kelly Saenz, are thankful their loved ones are in a safe and caring environment. Kelly said, “I cannot thank this amazing staff enough for the outstanding care provided to mom and their meticulous attention to safety during the pandemic. I would tell my friends that there had been no outbreaks at Arbor Terrace and they were incredulous. It is a relief to know that mom was safe and secure during a scary and vulnerable time. So very grateful!”
There are many benefits to living in a senior living community. That’s why so many seniors are making the move!
If you would like to learn more about Arbor Terrace of Asheville or schedule a tour, give us a call at 828-681-5533!