5 Strategies for Talking About Assisted Living with Aging Parents

Joseph Coupal  Have the discussion as early as possible, preferably before a health crisis strikes. Having the conversation before a health emergency occurs can afford you and your loved one the opportunity to methodically discuss plans to tackle a host of issues, like downsizing and getting rid of extra possessions, figuring out finances and gathering…

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Garden Therapy for Memory Care Residents

Joseph Coupal At Spring Arbor Senior Living, our philosophy is to make every day special for our residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. As a result, we are always discovering new and invigorating ways to engage and stimulate our residents. Our Gardening Therapy program is a prime example! Research shows that…

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Music Can Revive Memories in Dementia Patients

Josheph Coupal Modern researchers have now discovered that music can soothe those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at University of Utah Health recently tested whether they could alleviate anxiety in patients with dementia by playing familiar music to them using headphones and a hand-held music device. Anxiety and agitation are two of the…

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How “Memory Care” for Dementia / Alzheimer’s Differs from Assisted Living

Darren Kincaid Many of the same services are offered at assisted living residences as in memory care units. However, there are also several ways in which assisted living differs from memory care.  Physical Differences Between Memory Care and Assisted Living Memory care is typically architecturally designed to meet the specific needs of Alzheimer’s patients. Unlike…

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Assisted Living Communities Need to Keep Residents Active and Engaged

Joseph Coupal One of the challenges for senior living communities is helping residents maintain physical strength and to stay engaged in everyday life activities. Inspired by existing HHHunt wellness initiatives, our Senior Living team members developed a new wellness program tailored specifically to residents in Spring Arbor assisted living communities. The Wise & Well program…

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Professional, Compassionate Senior Living Communities

Joseph Coupal Just as your family makes a house a home, our family of dedicated professionals makes Spring Arbor a place where our residents feel loved, like an extension of family. From Residential Assisted Living to Alzheimer's Care, our team nurtures each resident's independence by promoting dignity and choice within a setting of Just as…

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