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Meaningful Connections with Others

Aging research agrees: Connected adults are healthy adults. Our well-trained Evergreen memory care team knows the value of connection, and we aim to provide custom interventions based on each residents’ preferences, interests, and history. We also value family involvement — we’re here to provide the support that you need.

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Safe, Comfortable, and Engaged

Living at home can be dangerous for seniors living with dementia, not to mention isolating. When you choose Evergreen memory care at Arbor Terrace, you can rest assured that your loved one is receiving attentive care that will keep them more than just safe. Our best practices approach to dementia care means your loved one will feel comfortable and engaged in their new home.

 

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Dining with Dignity®

For those who may need assistance at mealtime, our unique and award-winning Dining with Dignity program provides a meaningful and dignified dining experience for everyone. Dining with Dignity uses specific preparation techniques to create food options that hold the same nutritional value as a regularly prepared meal, but in a form that allows residents to maintain independence and dignity.

 

Put Our Experience to Work for Your Family

Arbor Terrace Willistown is managed by the Arbor Company. For more than 30 years, The Arbor Company has dedicated itself to providing exceptional care for all seniors, including those who are living with dementia. Our Evergreen team members are specially trained in the most current best practices for serving those who are living with dementia. We take pride in being among the leaders in our area for dementia care, support, and education.

 

Life at Arbor Terrace Willistown

The Evergreen neighborhood was designed just for seniors who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

 

  • Housekeeping Arbor Terrace Willistown - Assisted living near Olmsted Dementia-Friendly Community Design Every aspect of our Evergreen memory care neighborhood, from the doors to the outdoor space, was designed to promote a peaceful, productive, and safe environment for our residents.
  • Dining Arbor Terrace Willistown - Assisted living near Sartwell Dining with Dignity® Our dining experience is individualized for each resident’s abilities, preferences, and needs.
  • Activities Arbor Terrace Willistown - Senior living near Shaytown Individual Care Plans Each resident is unique and deserves personalized care interventions designed just for them. Our care plans ensure that every aspect of care is tailored to each individual, and each dedicated Evergreen director who supervises them is also a licensed nurse.
  • Health at Arbor Terrace Willistown Medication Supervision Our professional team, which is supervised by a licensed nurse, supervises medication administration for each resident.
  • Purposeful Livng Arbor Terrace Willistown - Assisted living facility near Burtville Engaging Activities Our robust and structured activities program is designed to incorporate daily routine and healthy socialization.
  • lotus flower at Arbor Terrace Willistown - Dementia Care near Turtlepoint Dementia Support and Resources We are always learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and want family and community members to learn along with us.
  • people at Arbor Terrace Willistown - Senior living close to Roulette PA Specially Trained Caregivers Every team member who works with our memory care residents receives cognitive care training that is based on our 30+ years of experience in working with seniors with dementia.
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Engaged and Thriving

The Evergreen memory care neighborhood is built on the foundation of meaningful participation in daily tasks and activities. From wellness-focused exercise programs, to calming sensory groups, to trips into the greater community, our residents enjoy engaging activities with friends, family, and staff members.

There’s Always Something to Do, and Someone to Enjoy It With

You’ll always have your choice of what to do here at Arbor Terrace Willistown. Whether you’re exploring our professionally landscaped gardens, trying an in-house cooking class, or enjoying a trip to a favorite restaurant with your neighbors, you’ll love knowing that you can always find something to do, and a friend to enjoy it with.

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Enjoying West Chester Life

One of the best parts of living at Arbor Terrace Willistown is being located right in the heart of the Philadelphia suburbs. Our diverse neighborhood features shopping and dining experiences you’ll love. You can certainly take advantage of all the leisure and beauty the area has to offer, such as world class museums, trail systems, and golf courses, on your own or as a part of one of our trips or excursions.

Dementia Care Floor Plans

Our floor plans are designed to meet your unique needs and to provide comfort, luxury, and convenience. These are more than just apartments—they are spaces to call home!

The Berwyn

Studio, 1 Bath

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The Malvern

Shared Studio, 1 Bath

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The Chesterbrook

Shared Suite, 2 Bedroom 1 Bath

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The Charleston

2 Bedroom 1 Bath

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is memory care like in West Chester, PA?

We take pride in being among the leaders in the West Chester area for dementia care, support, and education. When you choose dementia care at Arbor Terrace Willistown, you’re choosing a community designed to promote a peaceful, productive, and safe environment, supported by a team that is trained in the most current best practices for serving those who are living with dementia.

What is the difference between memory care and dementia care?

There is no difference between memory and dementia care—in fact, the terms are often used interchangeably. At Arbor Terrace Willistown, dementia care residents live in our Evergreen Memory Care Neighborhood, a peaceful environment designed specifically for those living with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.

How do you know when someone needs memory care?

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia and you’re seeing signs that they’re struggling with daily functioning, need support most of the time, or seem afraid and lonely living at home, it may be time to consider memory care. Seniors with memory issues are at an increased risk for wandering, physical risk-taking that can lead to falls, and other unsafe behaviors.

Memory care facilities and programs are specially designed for seniors living with memory loss or other age-related cognitive impairment, and provide  a calm and dignified environment that promotes independence and choice while reducing safety risks and distress. Here are five challenges of living with dementia that can prompt a move to a memory care community.

How is memory care different from personal care?

Both memory care and personal care or assisted living facilities offer supportive care to people with a range of health issues, including cognitive impairments. But with memory care, the entire community is structured around the unique needs of people with dementia. This means that memory care tends to be much more comprehensive, and residents’ days are spent with people highly experienced at managing dementia. Memory care offers dementia-friendly activities and staff trained in the psychological and physical effects of cognitive impairments. To understand the key differences, you may find this post from The Arbor Company blog helpful.

If you have questions about these different types of senior living at Arbor Terrace Willistown, or would like help determining which might be the best fit for you or your loved one, please contact us. We’re happy to answer your questions!

What is the difference between memory care and a nursing home?

Nursing homes and memory care facilities both offer dementia and Alzheimer’s care, round the clock staff, and supervision to keep residents safe. Memory care communities offer specialized staff members who are trained in issues with dementia care, and offer a structured day of activities that help to prevent behaviors associated with anxiety and depression. Meals are prepared to preserve dignity and independence, and environmental features are designed to keep residents safe and secure. 

By contrast, a nursing home (also known as a skilled nursing facility) offers more comprehensive support to those who have extensive medical needs in more of a clinical environment. They provide the highest level of care possible outside of a hospital, delivering 24-hour care to seniors who have complex medical conditions and need hands-on assistance and monitoring. Skilled nursing facilities are the best choice for those who need assistance with tasks that go beyond the activities of daily living.

How can dementia care be paid for?

There are numerous resources available to help pay for dementia or Alzheimer’s care. These include Medicare and Medicaid, employee benefits, long-term care insurance, and personal assets and savings. Veterans with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia may also be eligible for certain benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Our webinar, Understanding the VA Benefit for Senior Living, examines this benefit in further detail.

Every situation is different and it’s important to review any programs for which your loved one is eligible before they need to move. If you’d like assistance understanding your options, contact us—we’re happy to help!

Will Medicare cover memory care in Pennsylvania?

Medicare covers some, but not all, costs of care in a memory care facility. It does not cover long-term memory care, but Medicare will cover certain medical costs including inpatient stays, home health care, diagnostic testing and medications.

How much of memory care is tax deductible in Pennsylvania?

If your loved one is in a memory care residence due to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, their care may be tax deductible. As a “long-term care service,” some or all of the expenses of dementia care do qualify for a medical expense tax deduction. We suggest consulting a tax advisor with questions regarding your specific situation and what may or may not be deductible in Pennsylvania.

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