April 19, 2024

Dispelling Senior Living Myths

Category: Senior Living

Author: Sophie Rich, Executive Director

Arrow Senior Living is known for doing things a little differently and challenging the status quo within the industry. It’s just who we are! Even with all the technological conveniences of today such as social media and websites, it is still common to meet individuals with a skewed perception of what senior living looks like. In this blog, I want to share my senior living journey, why I remain committed to the industry, the biggest myth I believe exists, and how to help others overcome the myths surrounding our beautiful Carriage Court Senior Living community and services.

Arrow Senior Living led me to the role of Executive Director, where I’ve been for nearly five years. A couple of years ago, the need arose for someone to step into this position temporarily. Initially, I intended it to be a short-term commitment, but I quickly became deeply passionate about the role and its opportunities. It allowed me to engage in more meaningful interactions with residents, families, and staff members.

Two senior living employees in black shirts and masks holding up signs at a Mardi Gras event.

Individuals who move into our community are often in a state of emotional vulnerability. I continue to dedicate myself to the community because I possess the compassion and empathy to ease their difficult days. The work our staff performs here is challenging, and I’m always ready to lend a helping hand. I believe every senior living community requires a leader who is compassionate and willing to listen.

Reimagining Senior Living: Embracing Life Fully from Day One

The greatest misconception about senior living is that it’s a place people go for “the end.” By seeking our assistance sooner, we can create a community where individuals come to live fully.

Senior lady cuddling small dog against heart backdrop during Valentine's Day celebration.

I actively involve myself in the tour process and spend ample time with new families and residents during the lease signing process to ensure their comfort. I highlight the amenities and services we offer to enhance their lives and provide more convenience. Additionally, I emphasize the benefits of routine meals with dietician-approved menus, regularly scheduled and administered medications, and numerous opportunities for social engagement, among others.

I hope you found this helpful, and I encourage you to share it with others because here at Arrow, we are committed to reshaping the perception of senior living! Search #whatseniorlivinglookslike, and you will find so many great things that happen in our community every single day.

Carriage Court Senior Living in Hilliard, OH offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Dublin Methodist Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Heritage Golf Club, The Market at Hilliard, Ten Pin Bowling, Crooked Can Brewery & Center Street Market , and the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center.

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