Arbor House Granbury is an all-inclusive, secure community for residents with memory care needs. We have created an environment to support residents to maintain their dignity and independence while receiving assistance in areas they may need support, such as dressing, bathing, medications and decision making. Our Life in Motion engagement programming allows residents to find joy, purpose and connection in their everyday lives. Our caregivers, as we call "friends", find a distinct connection with each resident that helps build relationships between the two, providing continuity and structure throughout the day. Whether it be enjoying snacks in the ice cream parlor, or helping bake a cake, enjoying the birds in the Aviary, or taking a walk in the secured courtyard, the residents of Arbor House are engaged with their "friends" and enjoy a more purpose-filled day!
Arbor House Granbury holds a special Certification for Alzheimer's Care. Residents enjoy a home-like living space that offers a kitchen area available to residents 24 hours a day, a neighborhood or individual house dining area, a living room where many engagements occur, a quieter family area that has a TV, private bedrooms and courtyards which are available for our residents enjoyment anytime they like. The community is comprised of 4 such houses, providing the smaller spaces as recommended in studies on proper environment for successful dementia living while giving ample community spaces for walks and larger engagement groups. Assistance with personal care needs and 24-hour care is provided in our uniquely caring environment. When space allows, Day Stay and Respite Care is also available.
At Arbor House, we give new meaning to life.
Life In Motion
At Arbor House, we believe that Life can have new meaning and it doesn't stop as we age - we stay In Motion. A balanced engagement program gives breath to this New Life in Motion by ensuring that Arbor House offers just what every person needs and wants to continue to enjoy and encounter life. This engagement program is composed of eight components, including: bodies, minds, hearts, dreams, friends, purpose, feelings and quiet moments. Residents can participate in engagements throughout the day that encompass these eight elements. Life in Motion is built around residents' needs and desires. Each Arbor House community is unique in the way they deliver these engagement programs - it all depends on the residents! Join us for Life In Motion! Our communities offer over 50 different programs daily. Programs are happening in each "house" simultaneously allowing residents the freedom to participate wherever they would like.
Arbor House was a beacon in the night to our family. As a team, the Arbor House has provided exemplary medical care along with compassion and understanding for a man who has lost so much. The Arbor House has provided not just a place for dad to be cared for but an environment that has become his home. Staff members have become his extended family providing care, companionship, concern, kindness, and even hope for the future. Thank you for all you do and being an important part of our father's daily life.
All family members know the agony all too well of having to make the decision that you can no longer care for your loved one. The staff at all levels are alert and sensitive to individuals needs at any given time. .. While I am visiting my husband I am able to observe what is happeningthe interaction of the staff, how the caregivers interact with the residents, and how the residents respond. There are always an abundance of hugs and "I love yous" to go around. The staff has come to my emotional rescue on more than one occasion. They minister to the whole family. Bless them for it
On October 26th our father, James W. Smith, passed away in his room at your facility in Granbury. He had been a resident there for about five months. We want you to know about the high praise we have for your facility and staff there.
As we struggled with the initial decision to move Dad from his home and visited several facilities in the Granbury and Glen Rose area, we were immediately impressed with the caring, professional, and candid conversations we had with Tammie O'Connor. She helped guide us through this initial period and continued to provide us with support through the rest of his life.
We also have high praise for your staff nurse, Nancy Smith. She was always available to us, answered any questions we had and she seemed to take very personal interest in our father, as well as the other residents at Arbor House.Dad lived in the peach wing the entire time he was a resident at Arbor House. We cannot say enough good things about those who took care of our father on a daily basis. Certainly the cast changed over the months, and some were better suited to our needs than others; however, the remarkable thing was how many of these girls became like family to us and our father.
During the final two days of his life, as we became more and more aware that his time on earth was increasingly short, we were given every possible consideration from everyone there. This means so much to us. The staff helped share our grief and we were even visited by some of the staff who were not currently on duty as well as some who had moved on to other jobs. We don't think this kind of devotion happens accidentally.
We want you to know that you have good reason to be very proud of the service you provide at the Arbor House in Granbury.
---Lazane Smith & Lyndell Smith