April 21, 2024

Debunking Senior Living Myths

Category: Senior Living

Author: Karra Belza, 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 Kentridge Senior Living community and services.

Throughout my career, I have held various roles, including State Tested Nurse Aide, Manager, and Business Office Director. In each position, I have made it a priority to ensure that older adults experience smooth transitions as they move into our communities. This commitment has been a consistent focus throughout my professional journey. This entails coordinating support for residents, families, and staff alike. Drawing from the wisdom of exceptional leaders, I’ve cultivated a deep understanding of effective team management. Now, I’m eager to leverage these insights to mentor and guide others in our field, nurturing a culture of excellence and compassion in senior care.

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The synergy among my team, residents, and their families fills me with genuine enthusiasm for each day at our community. I’ve discovered the cornerstone of a fulfilling work experience lies in the trust, camaraderie, and mutual support within our team.

Executive Director Karra and her team of employees are smiling in front of a decorated wall with large paper snowflakes and red wrapping paper.

When surrounded by colleagues you enjoy working with and can rely on, the distinction between work and enjoyment often blurs. It transforms the workplace into an inviting atmosphere that you eagerly anticipate being a part of every day.

One of the most pervasive myths about senior living is the belief that all assisted living communities are the same. When I engage with prospective residents, families, and guests, I encourage them to take the time to explore all communities in the area they are considering. The more they tour, the better they’ll understand what matters most to them and their family. Each community possesses its own distinct look, feel, and unique sense of community and togetherness.

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.

The KentRidge Senior Living in Kent, 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 University Hospital Portage Medical Center with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Sunny Hill Golf & Recreation Inc, Stow-Kent Shopping Center, Kent State Univeristy Museum, The Portage Hike & Bike Trail, and Mad Cap Brewing Company.

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