What Does Memory Care in a Home Setting Look Like?

Exceptional care for seniors in 6-person homes.

When it comes time to choose a home for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you have a choice. And one option that doesn’t get a lot of attention is the smaller, family-style memory care center. And that’s a shame because some clients really thrive in this intimate setting. At Arthur’s Senior Living, we…

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The Power of Food for Memory Care Patients

There’s no varnishing the truth: Alzheimer’s is cruel, especially as we watch it slowly take the person we love. That’s why it’s important to us to give our clients and their families the tools to make the most of the time they have. One way to do that is finding opportunities that help our clients feel…

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Pets at Arthur’s: Are They Welcome to Visit?

Are you wondering if you should bring your little dog for a visit at Arthur’s? Pet visits are just as welcome as human visits. It’s hard to say how the clients will respond to any given animal. But animals and pets are almost always a welcome presence. They liven up the room with their antics,…

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Doll Therapy and Fidget Blankets Create Soothing Effects

At Arthurs, you may see a client cradling a doll. Or as someone is sitting in the common room, their fingers are busy with a string of beads sewn to a blanket. These ordinary activities are actually a part of the therapies we use at Arthurs. We offer doll therapy and fidget blankets because we…

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How to Show a Loved One with Dementia They’re Still Needed

When a loved one is experiencing cognitive decline, you start to see them change before your eyes. That can be heartbreaking. But it can also make you lose your footing when figuring out how to spend time together. Here’s a framework you can use to bring the right focus to your interactions: Above all else,…

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Children Bring a Special Touch to a Client’s Day

At Arthur’s Senior Care, we see firsthand the magical effect that children and babies can have on the mood and demeanor of our clients. Young children bring sunshine to clients’ days. Perhaps these young faces bring them back to a friendly, familiar time when they took care of their own younger siblings and children. Arthur’s…

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Socially Distant Activities for Loved Ones in Memory Care

Those living in memory care can feel lonely and isolated, especially at a time like this. When your loved one has trouble remembering the faces of those familiar to them, they can easily feel confused and frustrated. And as COVID-19 remains part of our everyday lives, your loved one’s interactions with you and others can…

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How Arthur’s Helped Make Airport Visits Friendlier for People with Dementia

A trip to the airport can be overwhelming and stressful for anyone, especially when you factor in parking, long lines, airport security checks and rushing around. So imagine how living with dementia would amplify that stress. The crowds, the noise, an unfamiliar environment, and perhaps an airport employee who’s becoming frustrated as you struggle to…

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Practical gift ideas for your loved one in memory care

When you have a loved one who’s in memory care, a thoughtful gift is always appreciated and can do a lot of good. Because who doesn’t love getting presents? Whether it’s a special occasion or you simply want to present a “just because” gift, here are some practical gift ideas that will go to good…

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Make Your Virtual Holiday Celebration Special

Because of COVID-19, celebrating the holidays with loved ones who are living in assisted living and memory care will look different in 2020. Social distancing and celebrating over a video conference can’t take the place of an in-person visit. But here are some ideas to make the holiday meaningful and to keep connections strong, when…

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