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Pace Magazine Helps Find the Right Place to Live for Aging Loved Ones

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Carole-Lynne Richardson of Pace Guide to Senior Living and Chrissy Hall of our very own American Orchards Senior Living sat down with Arizona Midday host Jan D’Atri in March to discuss a new platform that helps families find the right place to live for aging loved ones. HOST: Time now to talk about families and […]

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American Orchards Senior Community Participates in Nature Room Study

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The senior living community offers a unique therapeutic approach for the care of people with dementia. GILBERT, Ariz. — Lori Reynolds, an occupational therapist and gerontologist, along with a team of researchers recently conducted a study on the benefits of viewing nature for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, at American Orchards Senior Community. A nature room […]

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American Orchards Ranked in Top Ten by Ranking Arizona

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American Orchards Senior Living Community in Gilbert is excited to announce that we were ranked #8 in the Independent & Assisted Living category for the 2018 edition of Ranking Arizona. Earning a spot in Ranking Arizona is no easy feat. More than 20,000 companies are nominated each year, and only those companies revered and trusted […]

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Resident and Former Chancellor of Connecticut State University System, President of ECSU, David G. Carter, Passes At 75

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A beloved resident of the American Orchards senior living community in Gilbert, AZ, David G. Carter, passed away on March 17 after battling cancer for some time. Carter served as former president of Eastern Connecticut State University and chancellor of the Connecticut State University System. He has been credited as leading the Connecticut higher-education institutions […]

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What is the Difference Between Assisted Living and Memory Care?

What is the Difference Between Assisted Living and Memory Care?

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Understanding the vast senior living industry doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Determining the best establishment for your loved one will ultimately depend on a variety of factors, including your loved one’s needs, abilities, environment, and your budget. However, with time and the right approach, finding the perfect senior housing option can be a comforting and […]

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8 Symptoms & Warning Signs of Dementia

8 Symptoms & Warning Signs of Dementia

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It is inevitable that as we grow older our bodies and minds will no longer function as they did in our younger years. Even so, caring for a loved one who may be showing early signs of dementia can be among the hardest things we may ever be asked to do. And the effort and […]

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How to Choose the Right Memory Care Community for Your Parent

How to Choose the Right Memory Care Community for Your Parent

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With nearly 8 million men and women diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia every year, thousands of their adult children or other caregivers become responsible for finding the right memory care facility for their aging loved ones. Unlike traditional senior living communities, “memory care” facilities offer specialized services and settings that […]

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How Assisted Living Facilities Are Regulated and Graded

How Assisted Living Facilities Are Regulated and Graded

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Due in part to its great year-round climate and its moderate cost of living, the state of Arizona has long been a popular place for older adults to live after retirement. This popularity has only increased as our nation’s population has grown older, with a proportionate rise in the number of assisted living facilities to […]

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The Difference Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

The Difference Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

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Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are often considered interchangeable terms. But there are distinct differences you need to know if you are considering one or the other for a loved one. About Assisted Living Facilities Assisted living facilities usually cater to the same age group as nursing homes, but their purpose and function share […]

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Elderly Enrichment: The Importance of Activities for Seniors

Elderly Enrichment: The Importance of Activities for Seniors

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The decision to move yourself or an elderly loved one into an assisted living community can be a difficult one to make. Just as importantly, it can be a difficult decision to stick with after you’ve actually made it. Understanding the benefits of assisted living is the best way to reassure yourself that you’ve made […]

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Help For One of the Hardest Conversations You’ll Ever Have

Help For One of the Hardest Conversations You’ll Ever Have

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We all want our parents to live in their home peacefully until the end of their days, but this just isn’t realistic in most cases. As our parents and loved ones continue to age, they become progressively less able to care for themselves in the same comfort and safety than they were when they were […]

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What Is Memory Care for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients?

What Is Memory Care for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients?

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What is memory care for seniors and how does that differ from traditional assisted living? Both help the elderly maintain a satisfactory way of life, but memory care is specialized for those with certain cognitive health conditions. When elderly people develop Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, you may notice they begin to experience memory […]

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