Description of Arbor Place Dementia Care
CUSTOM DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR DEMENTIA CARE
Founded by a geriatric psychiatrist, and purpose-built for dementia care, Arbor Place is situated on beautifully landscaped acreage which backs up to protected green space. Unlike many assisted living facilities with locked memory care units that don’t allow residents to get outside or even socialize, at Arbor Place, the entire building and grounds are secure yet accessible.
With the constant support of our compassionate care team, residents enjoy an outdoor walking path, gardens, and even a putting green. Some residents participate in gardening --growing herbs and vegetables. We find that getting outside does wonders to boost our residents’ spirits.
By architectural design, our intimate setting creates a safe and interactive experience which provides the highest standard of care. In the central living room with skylights, residents participate in different activities from singing, art, and interactive games along with socialization and companionship to support changing needs throughout the day. Surrounded by laughter, sunlight, and cognitively engaging activities, Arbor Place residents are comfortable, relaxed and happy. In short, they feel at home.
Each of our 16 residents has a private room. The unintrusive use of closed-circuit television enables residents to safely spend time in their room. At the same time, our team can visually identify needs right in the moment even when a resident is unable to ask for help. We also use fall alert technology to ensure rapid response. Safety is a top priority at Arbor Place.
From the minute you walk into Arbor Place, you’ll sense the warm and caring community. You will not see people sitting alone unattended in wheelchairs. Nor will you witness uninvolved, disinterested staff on their phones, ignoring the residents. At Arbor Place, our residents and staff really are an extended family.
With the highest caregiver to staff ratio you’ll find anywhere, and a geriatric psychiatrist as our founder, you can feel confident that your family member is getting the attention they need at the most vulnerable time of their life. We believe in treating our residents as well as our staff like family. That’s why we have the lowest turnover you’ll find. Some members of our team have been at Arbor Place for over 20 years.
Our dedicated, professionally trained team, led by experienced and collaborative nursing professionals supports the medical and emotional needs of our residents. Unlike other memory care and assisted living facilities, at Arbor Place we never ask families to hire private duty aides. Instead, we provide the individualized care for each of our residents. From bathing, incontinence support, dressing, and assistance with dining to warm friendly companionship, our team ensures we meet each of our resident’s individual wishes and needs.
At Arbor Place, there is no one-size fits all. From our experience, we know that individually tailored support is essential to engage residents in a meaningful quality of life. While we encourage residents to participate in activities, we understand that the brain requires quiet time. So, whether it’s reading quietly with a member of our team or reminiscing over family photo albums in private, we honor their individuality and dignity. Our team helps each member of our community make the most their cognitive capacity by creating rich, stimulating experiences specific to their interests. For people with memory issues, it is “the moment” that means something. We make each moment count.
DEEP DEMENTIA EXPERTISE
At Arbor Place, we are 100% dedicated to dementia with the medical staff and knowledge to care for individuals with memory loss through the end of life. We possess deep experience with many neurodegenerative disease processes including Alzeheimer’s, Parkinsons and other challenges with dementia. We know how to support these with a care first, behavioral-focused approach.
IN-HOUSE MEDICAL VISITS
Residents receive most medical services in-house. Yes, we’re talking house calls! Medical providers including primary care, podiatry, dentistry, dermatology, audiology, physical and occupational therapy, speech language therapy, and laboratory services come to Arbor Place, making medical care convenient for residents and their families. We even have on site x-ray capabilities. And, unlike most other group homes or even large, assisted living facilities, we provide aging in place with dignity as the disease progresses, including gentle palliative care and on-site hospice through end of life.
As a family-owned community, we are care driven, not corporate profit driven. We put our residents’ needs first and accommodate special requests more readily than larger, bottom-line focused corporations. Whether it’s a special meal, a newspaper subscription, or a family celebration, we recognize that little things mean a lot.
Having a family member with dementia is difficult enough without worrying about large upcharges. That’s why, at Arbor Place, you’ll pay one rate which covers housing, furniture, meals and snacks, nursing support, and ALL care. We’ll never ask you to hire additional staff and we won’t charge you more for things like increased medication administration, dining help, dress or bathing, or incontinence assistance.
HOME-COOKED, DELICIOUS MEALS
Our dining team takes great pride in cooking delicious food, as well as catering to individual dietary needs and taste preferences. Everything is made fresh daily in our home style kitchen. We even use herbs and vegetables grown right in our own garden! And you won’t hear the clang of cafeteria trays. The dining team provides full table service as well as in-room dining, when requested. Special requests? No problem.
You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we offer unlimited visiting hours. Come when you want, stay as long as you want. Need something? Just ask. We are here to answer questions, provide information and offer support when you need us.
When your family member lives at Arbor Place, you are family. We provide the care they require and the support you need.