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Is Mom or Dad Safe at Home?

The holidays are a time to enjoy family traditions. They can also offer opportunities to notice subtle or not-so-subtle changes in aging family members. In the midst of traditional meals and activities, evidence of decline in physical ability or memory might become apparent. Maybe the parents who used to be able to direct and participate…

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Potential Breakthrough in care for Alzheimer’s using Ultrasound

A team of Alzheimer’s researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute in Australia has developed a non-invasive ultrasound technology that could restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients.  This non-pharmacological procedure offers exciting new potential for the care for Alzheimer’s. We know that Alzheimer’s disease is associated with the buildup of two types of lesions that interfere with brain function: amyloid…

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Putting Technology to Work in Elderly Care Services

Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, and it is having a huge positive impact on elderly care services.  Most of you have heard about sensors that can be installed in the home to monitor daily activity. You can remotely track everything from how often the refrigerator is opened to how long someone spends in…

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Arthur’s Daybook: Going for a Ride.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care – Arthur’s Residential Care We all enjoy a change of scenery–even a simple thing like going for a ride in a car. It’s a way for everyone to “change the subject” and get out to enjoy the weather and see something new. This is true in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, too.…

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Which Memory Care in Minnesota is staffed by the #1 Employer in Minnesota?

When you are shopping for a product, what better way get the inside scoop than to check customer reviews, right?  So if you were looking for memory care in Minnesota, wouldn’t you appreciate some customer feedback about their staff? Here’s a look at some of the typical feedback about Arthur’s staff from the families of…

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Parenting Advice from Someone Who Has Been There

As I mentioned in a recent blog, some of my favorite memories at Arthur’s are from time spent around the dining room table talking, reminiscing, watching wildlife out the windows, and even asking for parenting advice for my own kids!  These mealtime conversations happened twice a day some days during the four years that my family lived in…

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Observations from the Dining Room Table

Some of my favorite memories at Arthur’s Residential Memory Care are from time spent around the dining room table talking, reminiscing, watching the deer, playing “name that tune” or hang-man, and even asking for parenting advice for my own kids!  Conversation can be challenging for clients with dementia, and they love it when family members join…

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I toured Arthur’s memory care and fell in love with the philosophy of care, the staff and the home.

Before I heard about Arthur’s Memory Care, my mother was in a large memory care facility which we chose for the “personalized care” they promised. It didn’t take long, however, to see that the resident-to-staff ratio of 8 residents, at minimum, for each care attendant made keeping track of the 30-35 memory care residents, much less…

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We appreciate the resident to caregiver ratio

A few months ago Arthur’s Residential Care requested feedback from family members on the quality of our elderly care services. We were hoping to gain insight on how we can better meet our clients’ needs. In the process we received a lot of positive comments about our high staffing ratio, such as these: “We appreciate…

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You were able to look past dementia and saw Mom for the person she really was

We all long to be treated with dignity and respect.  Clients with dementia and other disabilities share this deep need and often express it in compelling ways.  This letter from an adult daughter of a client at Arthur’s Residential Care shares some heartfelt insight into this deep need for dignity and respect. Thank you so much for…

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Core Values at Work

Arthur’s core value statement, “human life is intrinsically valuable and worthy of dignity and respect,” plays a prominent role in Arthur’s staff training as well as in our marketing materials.  It sounds good for a home that offers assisted living and memory care, right?  But it’s only natural for assisted living and memory care clients…

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Making the Transition to Assisted Living Care

Are you considering moving yourself or your loved one to assisted living care? It’s no doubt clear to you why you are considering getting help—meals, chores and day to day living are becoming a challenge. Yet those same responsibilities are the things that give you control over your life and add structure and purpose to…

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