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Doll Therapy for Dementia

Residents who love to nurture babies are drawn to the baby dolls that Arthur’s Senior Care introduced in recent months. The dolls are a way to help ease anxiety and depression among certain residents in advanced stages of dementia.  It is clear that the dolls are loved dearly by many around here!   One of…

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Top Signs Your Aging Parent Needs Assisted Living

  1 million aging adults live in assisted living homes. Many older individuals resist the change of moving to an assisted living home because they feel as though they are losing their independence. But there are many benefits that make moving to an assisted living home a positive step for both your parents and you. They…

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How to Choose a Senior Care Home for Your Aging Parents

About 1.5 million seniors live in nursing homes. A further 1 million live in an assisted living home.As your parents age, you may be tasked with finding an appropriate senior care home for them. You’ll want them to live somewhere where you can feel confident about leaving them. While many older adults may be reticent to enter…

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Arthur’s Employees Share Top Award for Ethics and Values

Arthur’s Senior Care is proud to be staffed by ACR Homes, which was honored in the 2018 Star Tribune Top Workplace survey with a special award for Ethics & Values. In addition, for the fifth year in a row, employee feedback through the 2018 Star Tribune Top Workplace survey resulted in ACR Homes being named one of the…

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High Quality Caregivers are Key to Well Being for Seniors

Reports of neglect and abuse of seniors by the very staff who were hired to care for them are a great concern for those who are in need of senior care. A recent report from the Minnesota Department of Health noted that in 2017 over 20,000 allegations of neglect, physical abuse, unexplained serious injuries, and…

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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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Specialized Dementia Care Meets Emotional Needs

Judy Berry, a dementia care consultant who was instrumental in the development of the Lakeview Ranch model of specialized dementia care, recently toured Arthur’s Senior Care with Arthur’s Director of Marketing Deb Nygaard. She later emailed Deb and commented on “how impressive the Arthur’s homes were along with the incredible personalized attention and care all…

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Anxiety Medication Discontinued at Arthur’s Senior Care

A new client moved to Arthur’s Senior Care from a larger memory care facility in the area – a beautiful place that was advertised as “bright” and “vibrant,” but it did not seem to have the staffing ratio to meet the client’s needs. The client’s son had noticed that in the last three months at…

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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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A Family’s Experience At Arthur’s

Finding Alzheimer’s care for a loved one can be a difficult and confusing experience. How do you know which home or facility is the right one? How do you know which caregivers will treat your loved one with the respect and kindness they deserve? The letter seen below is from Kathy, whose mother Selma was…

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The Power of Validate, Redirect, and Relocate

Every client at Arthur’s Residential Care has different frustrations, and our staff works to make sure each client feels validated in the parts of their life they now find difficult. Keturah Rothermel, the housing manager at Arthur’s on Alta Vista, has over seven years’ experience providing care for people with a wide range of emotional…

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