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How Granddaughter of Arthur’s Founders is Carrying on the Family’s Core Values

Most children only get a sense of their parents’ work life once per year on Take Your Child to Work Day. But for Nadia Nelson, it was a daily occurrence. Her mom worked as a live-in supervisor at ACR Homes, where Nelson grew up, sharing daily life with her mom as well as the residents…

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Arthur’s housing manager: ‘The most rewarding part is creating joy’

Hannah Brosted first came aboard Arthur’s as a college student seeking to make extra money on the weekends. But the clients, friendly atmosphere and meaningful work she encountered there quickly led her to think beyond her part-time work. As part of her business administration degree from the University of Northwestern, she was able to get…

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What to Look for in a Good Memory Care Community

People who think that the only options for senior care involve impersonal large nursing homes need to do their research. A lot has changed in the world of senior care, and smaller more intimate housing options are readily available. Senior care has become a lot more specialized. Now there are certain homes and communities that can…

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Dementia Care Dos and Don’ts: Coping with Dementia Behavior Problems

In the backs of our minds, we all know we’ll be saying goodbye to each of our loved ones at some point, especially those who are older than us. What we don’t prepare for is watching that person leave us in a different way: changing who they are because of dementia. If you have a…

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No Place Like Home: How Senior Care Homes Are Different Than Other Types of Senior Housing

As nearly half of all seniors need help with daily activities, a high number of them will also need round the clock care from a care facility. However, not all facilities are created equally and some will offer more care and kindness than others. As their needs increase, many seniors choose senior care homes where they’re part…

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Enriching Social Activities for Seniors to Look for in Senior Care Homes

Choosing senior care for your loved one requires attention to many details. You will want to make sure that they are well taken care of as well as happy at a senior care home. They may have a lot of opinions on where they want to live but you should be able to guide them.…

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6 Key Things You Should Know About Memory Care Facilities

It is diagnosed in about 10 million people worldwide per year. It progressively robs people of their mental and physical functioning, as well as having a direct impact on their family. It’s dementia. While it’s a serious condition, there is caregiver help available. There are also specialized facilities that are equipped to properly care for seniors with cognitive decline, and…

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Feedback on Arthur’s Senior Care

What have our clients and their family members said about our services?  The words they have used to describe us fit nicely into this acrostic: A – Accountable.  We meet and exceed the expectations of our assisted living license.  Our record keeping and data collection gets outstanding feedback from hospice workers, families, fiduciaries, guardians, and…

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An Unexpected Discovery

That moment when you realize you’re different… And it’s not just me, the Director of Development.  It’s the owners, the Chief Operating Officer, the HR Director, the Program Directors, the Nurses, the Office Manager, the Director of Recruiting, the Receptionist, the Training Coordinator, and many more. You see, we’ve all done direct care, and that’s…

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Estate Planning Seminar

We were fortunate enough to hear from Mark Mischke, Eric Jonsgaard, and Beth Paterson at our Estate Planning Seminar in May. Feel free to use these resources as needed. Mark Mischke: https://youtu.be/T5xVLvQByVQ Eric Jonsgaard: https://youtu.be/lOvcQdZR8aI Beth Paterson: https://youtu.be/0XNSkDinJzA  

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Identity Protection Tips for Senior Citizens

The Digital Age makes it easy to communicate, share information, and learn new things. However, it also makes us vulnerable to cyber threats and con artists. In fact, in 2018 a poll determined that 60 million Americans have been affected by identity theft. One of the most vulnerable populations to this threat are senior citizens. Our senior…

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10 Dementia Symptoms and Signs to Look Out For

Have you been having a significant loss of memory that even made someone hint at you to see a doctor? Well, this could be a vital sign of dementia, where one develops a persistent disorder of mental processes when the nerve cells of the brain stop working, due to a brain disease or injury. Memory loss…

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