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Plan Now for Better Visits Between Kids and Elderly Loved Ones

Few relationships in life seem as mutually beneficial as those between grandchildren and grandparents. Grandmas and grandpas traditionally like to shower attention on their descendants, and the kids in turn usually benefit from the extra love and care. The same is often true of beloved aunts, uncles and family friends who have become “adopted relatives.”…

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Snapshot: A day in the life at Arthur’s

When it comes to daily life, you may wonder what your loved one will be doing all day if he or she comes to live at Arthur’s. The answer? Probably more than you think. Our goals are to make sure our residents can be themselves, that they feel comfortable in their surroundings and that they…

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Arthur’s Core Values Show Up in Employee Testimonials

When it comes to core values, Arthur’s has one primary focus: Upholding the dignity and value of all people. That’s not just another statement put together for marketing purposes; it’s evident both in the way we treat our residents and the way we work together as staff members. We know we’re successful in maintaining that value…

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Character Counts: Arthur’s Top-Notch Staffing Starts with Key Screening

One frequently asked question at Arthur’s is why we’re constantly recruiting new staff. Really, the answer to that query is twofold. It’s true that our staffing needs are substantial: Together with our sister company ACR Homes, we’re tasked with managing employees for 56 different homes across the Twin Cities metro, each of which provides quality care 24/7/365.…

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Emotional Intelligence: 9 Ways Arthur’s Staff Manages Behavioral Changes

At Arthur’s Senior Care, one element that differentiates us is our ability to gently manage day-to-day behavioral changes in our residents. We understand that it’s normal for the mental, emotional and physical health issues sustained by our clients to often result in feelings of frustration, sadness, resentment and/or anger. That’s especially true when dementia is…

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Working in direct care? That’s how Arthur’s management team got their start

At Arthur’s and ACR Homes, knowing how to provide the best possible care for our clients is a way of life. In fact, many of our top administrators first joined us as direct care providers (DCPs) before transferring their skills to management roles. And many say that one-to-one experience has helped them enormously when it…

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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 Nadia 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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