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Before you make a decision about independent living in a senior living community, it’s best to visit several options. Talk to the staff. Take a tour and try out the food. Do residents look happy and engaged? Is the atmosphere lively and positive? Also consider if you would prefer a rental senior living community over one which has a large entrance fee. Make a list before you visit of everything that matters most to you.
Some of our amenities include a library, dining room, arts & crafts studio, beauty/barber shop, courtyard and garden, walking paths, chapel and more. Services include, but are not limited to, scheduled transportation, housekeeping, landscaping and lawn maintenance, interior and exterior maintenance, and round-the-clock staffing.
Pets are most welcome! There are a few weight and size restrictions, so just give us a call and we can give you the details.
Assisted living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living—such as dressing, bathing, dining, medication management—while still offering every opportunity for maintaining independence. Residents are free to go about their day, knowing a helping hand is available if needed.
Any person who would appreciate the peace of mind that comes from knowing assistance is available, whether for daily activities, medication reminders or other daily needs. In addition, if a loved one no longer wishes to live alone, assisted living offers security as well as companionship of good neighbors and a helpful staff.
If you are a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, you may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. These benefits can help cover the costs of both assisted living and memory care. In addition, many long-term care insurance policies also help cover the costs of assisted living, but you will need to review your specific coverage to be sure.
Normal forgetfulness is part of the aging process and usually begins in middle age. However, there is there is a great difference between occasionally forgetting your keys and dementia. People with dementia cannot retrieve information and in most cases, lose the ability of how to remember.Dementia can be a variety of diagnosis. The most common is Alzheimer’s, a severe, progressive loss of recent memory and thinking ability.
A few factors to watch for: a senior who suddenly stops doing a longtime hobby or withdraws. Sudden weight loss. Change in grooming habits. A house in disorder. An inability to follow conversations. If you suspect that your loved one’s memory loss is disrupting their daily routine, it could be time to seek medical advice.
A quality memory care program provides countless benefits such as safety, nutrition and professional support. Activities and programs provide mental stimulation and interaction, especially when drawn from that individual’s life experiences. Therapeutic tools such as music and art can awaken the senses and provide moments of personal success. In addition, many memory care residents benefit from the enriching ambiance of a senior living community that also includes independent living and assisted living.
Skilled nursing is a high level of medical care provided by trained individuals, such as registered nurses (RNs) and physical, speech, and occupational therapists. Examples include wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections, physical therapy, and monitoring of vital signs and medical equipment. Seniors are often transferred to a skilled nursing facility following a hospital stay. It’s commonly referred to as post-acute care.
At Arbol Residences of Santa Rosa, skilled nursing includes long-term care, which is compassionate, personalized assistance with activities of daily living.
Short-term rehabilitation programs help patients achieve their maximum functional capacity and get back to their homes and community in the shortest time possible. To achieve this goal, patients receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy from highly skilled therapists.