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Atlas Senior Living

How to Connect with a Family Member with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

At Atlas Senior Living, our communities pride themselves on finding activities that will fuel the souls of our residents. Our independent living, assisted living and memory care communities all have a wide variety of activities that allow our residents to find joy in each day. While each of these areas in senior housing brings their…
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Not Losing Sight of the ‘Why’ Behind Senior Housing

One of the things I’ve learned in the 17 years I have spent in senior housing is that people don’t get into this industry for the money; there are much easier ways to earn a living. People get into this industry because they have a passion for serving others. They truly want to make a…
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The Unique Resident-Centered Business Model of Atlas Senior Living

There are few senior living companies who function the same way as the other. If you take Atlas Senior Living as an example, you’ll find that we are a provider that’s resident-centered with every decision. Why? Atlas develops and operates our senior living communities, bringing full attention and dedication that is simply unmatched, versus those…
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How to Choose a Senior Living Facility

Looking for a senior living facility, or how we like to call it, community, is something most people haven’t really planned for, either for themselves or for a loved one. To get to the point of looking, it takes encouragement from a medical professional, close friend or family member. Some even say it’s the fear…
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Why We Need Appreciation for Associates in Senior Living

Everyone has heard the expression “it takes a village,” right? While this is commonly used in parenting (as I’ve realized recently), I also find it true in Senior Living communities. Here’s why. In my ‘village’ at Atlas Senior Living, I believe the hardest position in a Senior Living environment is being a Care Associate. And by that I don’t mean their work environment. I…
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How Loneliness is a Big Myth in Senior Living

Loneliness Is Not Inevitable! Studies show that maintaining worthwhile friendships is essential for emotional, mental and physical wellness throughout life.  With work being one of the most common places to see friends and meet new people, retirement presents socialization barriers for many over the age of 60.   Often compounded by illness, the death of…
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29 Years of Senior Living – A Love Story

If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.  When leaving high school and entering college, isn’t this what everyone aspires to do?  To love the work they do so much that it does not feel like “work”?  Starting a Dream Career in Senior Living I must admit, at that…
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Putting People First in Senior Living

  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou Every day is an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life when you’re working in senior living. The power that we as leaders in this field…
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Atlas Senior Living Community Associates and Residents

You Win With Your People in Senior Living

As we conclude 2018, I am reminded more than ever this year of something important: that Atlas Senior Living’s progress, future growth and service to our residents hinge upon the constant determination of building a “dream team,” from the communities to the corporate office. Without great teammates, you can’t win. You may ask that “this…
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Thankful for the Power of Community and Volunteering in Senior Living

As Thanksgiving approaches, I realize there is so much to be thankful for this year, and the gratitude starts right in our Atlas Senior Living communities. Let me tell you why. I had a career in my early 20’s where I quickly understood that it wasn’t going to provide me with a sense of appreciation…
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