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Finding Compassionate Senior Care at Arthur’s

Preventing elder abuse is on the agenda at the Minnesota State Legislature. This follows a report that the Minnesota Department of Health received over 20,000 allegations of neglect, physical abuse, unexplained serious injuries, and theft in state-licensed homes for the elderly in 2017. Over 16% of these reports related to altercations between residents, and another…

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A Baptism at Arthur’s Senior Care

A senior care residence is not the usual place for infant baptisms, but the unique and beautiful home setting at Arthur’s Alta Vista made it the perfect location for one family’s baptism ceremony and celebration. Great-grandma Evelyn has lived at Arthur’s on Alta Vista for the past year. She and five other residents enjoy the…

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A Day in the Life of Arthur’s Residential Care

Last week, one of the ladies at Arthur’s Residential Care woke up from a nap and called across the living room to Megan, the care attendant on duty, to ask if she wanted to go on a walk with her. Megan’s answer was, of course, “Yes!” This resident likes to go on walks in the…

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Alzheimer’s Care for a Life-Long Gardener

Alzheimer’s care is a key area of expertise for Keturah Rothermel, the housing manager at Arthur’s Residential Care on Alta Vista. She has over seven years’ experience providing physical and emotional support for people with a wide range of needs, and her focus is on helping each client make the most of each day. Here’s a glimpse of Alzheimer’s…

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Finding Beauty in Senior End of Life Care

For most families, senior end of life care is not something they look forward to. Emily Williams, the Housing Manager at Arthur’s Residential Care in Shoreview, Minnesota, can empathize. She remembers feeling that way herself. But she has come to see that the end of life often leads to new insight and perspective on life…

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Minnesota’s Finest Senior Care – Arthur’s Residential Care

The senior care services of Arthur’s Residential Care are the focus of a recent episode of the cable TV show “Around Town.” This show, hosted by Carla Beaurline, features local businesses on the Minneapolis-based Metro Cable Network Ch.6. Deb Nygaard, Arthur’s Director of Growth and Development, opens the episode by noting the challenges faced by…

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Nancy Carlson writes about coping with FTD

Putting One Foot In Front of the Other is author Nancy Carlson’s candid blog post about coping with her husband’s diagnosis of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD).  FTD is a form of early-onset dementia that affects the executive decision-making part of the brain.  Problem solving, personality and common sense are all affected, along with memory, language comprehension and…

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Moving Aging Parents: How to Start the Conversation

To move or not to move becomes a topic of conversation for most people as they age. Perhaps you and your siblings have been concerned for a while about your parents’ living situation. You want to honor their preference if they want to stay in their home, but you also want them to be safe and comfortable.…

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Memory Loss and Family Relationships

When her two grandsons walk in the door, you can see the spark of joy enter Sharon’s eyes and slowly work its way into her smile. Like many people with memory loss, she had been wandering the house, unsure of where she was or what she should be doing. But as soon as her grandsons stepped in…

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Free Resource on Senior Care Options

Do you need help finding senior care options in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area or have questions about your loved one’s safety and well-being? Deb Nygaard can help. She is the Director of Development with Arthur’s Residential Care. She has 27 years of experience working with people with memory impairment, and her passion is helping…

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