More than 43 million Americans provide unpaid care for a loved one. They average about 20 hours of care per week. Yet the challenges of caregiving remain hidden. Most people don’t know how exhausting caregiving can be until they become a caregiver. Many caregivers worry that their exhaustion means something is wrong with them — not that caregiving is inherently challenging.
Fulton county is the most populous county in Georgia, with more than a million residents. It’s also geographically diverse, extending from the heart of downtown and midtown Atlanta and up into the Alpharetta suburbs. With so many options for entertainment, so many different places and ways to live, and easy access to a veritable cornucopia of resources, it’s also a great place to live. As the nation’s most rapidly aging city, Atlanta is a great place to meet, network, and form lasting relationships with other seniors. Here’s why assisted living in Fulton county might be the perfect choice.
At least 5.7 million Americans are currently living with dementia. So although dementia can feel profoundly isolating, you’re not alone. Numerous memory care communities are scattered across the country. If you live in Alpharetta or another part of metro Atlanta, you have access to some of the best memory care communities in the country, as well as exceptional hospitals. Emory University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, for example, is just down the road.
Children and seniors can learn a lot from one another. Children connect seniors to the future, remind them of the simple joys of youth, and love without judgment. Seniors offer children wisdom, gentle encouragement, and an understanding of how we are all rooted in the past. Yet bridging generational gaps can prove difficult. Music allows people of all ages to connect, even without speaking. Last January, Arbor Terrace at Crabapple began connecting children and seniors through the Giving Tree Intergenerational Preschool Program.
Arbor Terrace at Crabapple Community Team Spotlight: Rachael Phiri
The Arbor team’s commitment to senior care is unrivaled. Their passion is clear in everything they do. Many of our team members have been with us for years, or even decades. We recruit excellent, compassionate people, and then we do all we can to keep them. Rachael Phiri is a med tech, resident assistant, and preceptor at Arbor Terrace at Crabapple. Her quiet commitment to unparalleled care exemplifies everything that makes Arbor great.
Alpharetta, Georgia provides an abundance of resources and activities for seniors. From the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center to Meals on Wheels, this town is an exceptional place for senior living. To make senior living even easier for you in Alpharetta, we've gathered all of this information and put it into one convenient location.
If nationwide trends hold true, nearly 70 percent of people in Alpharetta, Georgia, over the age of 65 will need to seek care from an assisted living or memory care provider at some point in their life.
Alpharetta residents who need help with multiple activities of daily living (ADLs) will benefit from assisted living. Those who suffer from Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, or age-related cognitive decline will benefit from memory care. However, many find themselves in a gray area that makes it hard to determine exactly which type of care will benefit them most.