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Dec
05
News You Can Use December 2019

Please remember - Everyone is here for a reason. We ask that you do not give anyone medcations, cigarettes, or lighters. Thank you in advance!


When you bring in new clothing from the holidays, please remember to label them with their names. Also, seniors tend to collect items in their rooms and drawers. Please be on the lookout for silverware, sugar packets, open and unsealed food or anything that may concern the safety of our residents.


It is cold and flu season. If you are ill, please consider visiting when you are feeling better. Also, remember good handwashing and covering your cough helps prevent the spread of germs.


Lastly, Christmas decorations are welcomed and appreciated in our...


Nov
01
News You Can Use November 2019

Attention:


Families, please take a moment and check your loved one's supply of personal items, such as Depends, shampoo, Kleenex, etc. While going though their drawers, please also check for salt and pepper shakers, silverware, extra sets of towels and/or washclothes. If found, please return to the front office.


Also, just a reminder... any medications - over the counter or prescribed - and wipes are not permissible in the resident rooms. Please remember, do NOT flush wipes in our community as these plug our pipes and cause flooding.


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. We are asking for our employees and families to consider donating a baked good for our Bake Sale, which is to be hel...


Oct
03
News You Can Use October 2019

For Your Information:


Tranquility, calming or weighted blankets as they are known to be called have been proven to reduce restlessness and anxiety at night. Weighted blankets work by delivering a type of therapy called deep pressure touch stimulation. In one study, researchers found that 63 percent of individuals who slept with a weighted blanket felt less anxious. Please consider purchasing one for your loved one! They can be found on Amazon.com, and at Kohl's or Target.


To all of our Residents and Families:


Please remember that we are all here for a reason, and at times, accurate/true information becomes distorted and hearsay becomes the perceived truth. All of our residents and staff ...


Aug
01
August is National Eye Exam & Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40. Worldwide, there are more cases of cataracts than glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined.


Here are 10 little-known facts about cataracts:



  1. A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye and it develops when proteins in the lens clump together.

  2. Cataracts affect 1 in 6 Americans over the age of 40.

  3. By the time they are 70, over half of Americans have cataracts.

  4. Cataracts can be caused by factors such as ultraviolet radiation (sun exposure), obesity, smoking, eye injury, high myopia, steroid medications and family history.

  5. The three types of cataracts are subscapular, nu...

Apr
05
Spring has Sprung!

Please take some time to clean out your loved one's winter clothes and bring in appropriate springtime clothing, including a light jacket or sweater. Springtime brings added sunshine and remember sunscreen is to be used when outdoors. Again, no over the counter medications, including allergy medicine, are allowed in our resident rooms.


Also, we would like to remind families to utilize of one the community rooms when visiting a loved one who has a companion room. Addtionally, please no over the counter medications are to be at bedside. All medications in the community require a physician's order and then they must be filled through our pharmacy. Thank you!


Dec
10
The Arbor Inn Partners with Macomb County Health Department in Emergency Preparedness Planning

As you may or may not be aware, The Arbor Inn has been coordinating efforts with Macomb County Health Department in Emergency Preparedness planning. Working together, a plan has been created in case of a public health event such as a chemical or biological attack like the release of aerosolized anthrax. Here at The Arbor Inn, our main focus is the care and well-being of all of our residents. In coordination with our planning efforts, we are also working on educating our staff on what to do if a public health event ever occurred. As a point of contact we would like to inform you of what would happen if we were ever in need of putting our plans into effect.


The Center for Disease Control (C...


Nov
01
Attention Families

Families, please take a moment and check your loved one's supply of personal items, such as Depends, shampoo, Kleenex, etc. While going through their drawers, please also check for salt and pepper shakers, extra sets of towels and/or washcloths, or silverware. If found, please bring to the front office.


Also, just a reminder that any medications, over the counter or prescribed, and wipes are not permissible in the resident rooms. Please remember to NOT flush wipes in our community as they plug our drains and cause flooding.


If your loved one is in a shared room, please be considerate when visiting and utilize one of our community rooms.


THANK YOU!!!


May
31
News You Can Use June 2018

For Your Information:


During the month of June, when weather permits, the parking lot will be repaved and resealed. Parking will be rerouted to the doctor's office next door. Please park in the back of their lot only. Please watch for signs throughout the community as we get closer to the construction date. Once the repaving and sealing is complete, please be mindful of using the side door for visiting the community whenever possible and understand that your shoes may have sealer and / or asphalt on the bottoms. Please wipe them carefully for your safety.


Nurses' Notes:


Families please remember to re-stock your loved one's incontinence products, oxygen supply and tubing, water filters, nebulize...