The moment your loved one receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, your world changes immediately. You are suddenly immersed in a whole new conversation, and you probably aren’t quite sure how to speak this new language. Fortunately, this diagnosis now typically happens years earlier than it used to, giving you and your family members the chance to work together with your loved one to meet their needs.
One of the first places you and your family members may want to turn is the internet. Though there are certainly reliable resources online, including those posted on the Alzheimer’s Association website, you may struggle to discern which organizations and agencies can be trusted with the care of your loved one. It can be especially difficult to make a confident decision when you are thrust into the senior living industry, making decisions on behalf of your loved one.
Though senior care communities are much better than they were even just a couple of decades ago, it can be difficult to know which communities are truly exceptional. At Arbor Terrace Lakeway, we see memory care and senior living a bit differently than other communities around us do. Our community is operated by The Arbor Company, which has more than 30 years of experience caring for seniors throughout the country. Here are just a few reasons why our dedication stands above the rest.
A Culture of Compassion and Empathy
The Arbor Company was founded by John Carey. Mr. Carey wanted to find quality and compassionate care for his loved one who was living with Alzheimer’s disease. He couldn’t find what he was looking for and decided to take matters into his own hands. Mr. Carey built his own senior living community, designed to be home-like and with a foundation of person-centered care.
Specially Trained Staff
Memory care communities are working with seniors who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Residents may share a diagnosis, but each senior is unique. Our commitment to exceptional care begins with our team members, who are all trained in the dementia process. They receive education about different interventions and how to connect with those they care for.
Our training program is rigorous and it is not just our care staff who attend. Everyone in the community, from our executive director to our part-time housekeeper, attends our cognitive care training, Dementia Capable Care. We are dedicated to providing our team with the tools they need to care for our residents, giving each senior a personalized experience that reduces anxiety or frustration and increases engagement.
Unique Program Tailored for Dementia
Dementia affects every senior differently, and each resident requires a tailored intervention to have a positive interaction. At Arbor Terrace, we are equipped to care for more than just memory issues. We also care for and manage complex diseases like Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and other heart or pulmonary disorders.
We care for the cognitive and physical health of our residents, but we don’t stop there. Our team recognizes the importance of a healthy social life and that seniors who have connections are less lonely than those who live alone. Our Engaged Lifestyle programming is designed to create connections among residents and provide them with opportunities to take trips throughout the community, pursue a lifelong hobby (or pick up a new one), and have some fun.
Finally, we believe that life happens around the table at Arbor Terrace. Our vibrant dining room is the place to be, with residents enjoying healthy and delicious foods as well as meaningful conversations. Our award-winning Dining with Dignity® program ensures that we meet the needs of all our residents, no matter their abilities or challenges.
Arbor Terrace was founded to provide person-centered care for our residents. However, we also know that we care for each senior’s extended family as well. Our team is dedicated to keeping you in the loop with the daily interactions we have with your loved one. Our Sagely program allows us to send you videos or text messages with updates about your loved one, giving you a glimpse into their life when you are not here. We are also committed to educating you on dementia and connecting you with the resources you need to have successful visits with your loved one.
When it comes to finding dementia care in Lakeway, Arbor Terrace is an exceptional choice. We are confident that our foundation of compassion, specially trained staff, unique programs, and family education will benefit your loved one and your extended family. Call us to set up a tour so that you can see what life is like in our Arbor Terrace home.