Thanksgiving is the perfect time to visit family or friends and count your blessings. While all that is wonderful, there is one thing you cannot deny: Thanksgiving is also about the food! What a treasured holiday when we all can gather to enjoy delicious family favorites that comfort us and bring us into the holiday season. Who knew mashed potatoes and turkey could evoke such lovely memories?
More than eight million Americans have purchased long-term care insurance (LTCI) policies to ensure that future or unexpected care needs won’t drain their savings or burden their family members.
But many of those people are unsure exactly what that insurance covers when it comes to senior living. Every LTCI policy is different, so it’s important to understand exactly what is and isn’t covered under your policy from day one.
Are you considering independent senior living as a possibility for your retirement years? You aren’t the only one. Many active seniors enjoy downsizing into an apartment within an independent senior living community, trading a large home for a busy lifestyle packed with amenities that take away some of the unwanted responsibilities of home ownership.
Now that you have chosen your assisted living community, your journey is just beginning! It’s time to start downsizing and packing, determining what you would like to move into your new apartment and what you may sell, give away or put in storage. Perhaps you have even ordered change-of-address cards to mail out to your friends and family. You may be feeling a mix of emotions ranging from relief and excitement to nervousness or anxiety. But fear not; so much of your nervousness is due to the unknowns that come with your upcoming move-in process. Here is a bit of what you can expect as you begin the process of understanding assisted living and making your new apartment your home.
Would you be surprised to learn that most people who live in assisted living communities are in excellent, very good, or good health? Or that one review found that a fifth of assisted living residents were younger than 74?
We are so pleased to announce that Arbor Terrace has been selected as a "Caring Super Star of 2017” for service excellence in Assisted Living, in three or more years since 2012. In ratings and reviews from family caregivers and cognitively healthy older adults, Arbor Terrace earned a 5-star consumer rating (the highest possible score) within the last year, while also having a high volume of positive reviews and meeting other qualifying criteria for this national honor year after year. Nationwide, there are only 67 Caring Super Stars in 2017, so Arbor Terrace truly stands out as among the top senior living communities in the country.
A whopping 93 percent of people who move into senior living communities make friends with their new neighbors—and the benefits of those new friendships go well beyond card games, good laughs, and happy hours.
It’s a simple question, but it gets at the heart of what The Arbor Company is all about. We're intensely focused on ensuring that our residents and their families are happy with the service we provide, and that our employees find their work rewarding.