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The Haven: Assisted living community should be celebrated

This month we celebrated National Assisted Living Week. This year’s theme, “Capture the Moment,” reminds us to seize the day and continue to find purpose in life. Residents at The Haven assisted living facility in Hayden certainly give purpose to those who work here.

It can be very difficult for older adults to leave their homes, but it often is necessary to keep them safe and also prevent isolation and loneliness that can be just as detrimental to their health as physical injury. We are grateful that we can be part of helping our residents make the transition into a new, caring home where they receive compassionate care and are able to make new connections.

Our small facility allows us to spend the time to get to know each of our residents and customize care and interactions to maximize their gifts, interests and health.

We understand that senior years can be laced with loss — loss of friends, independence, capabilities and what we know as home, but we believe this time is also an opportunity for renewed happiness and love.

We feel honored to be able to play a role in helping each of our residents open a new page in their lives while reflecting on the joys and remarkable experiences that make up their personal histories. We gain as much from them as they do from us.

Thank you,

The Haven assisted living team


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