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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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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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