Depression in the Elderly

Fight depression in the elderly By Beth Chapman, Administrator, Arbor Village Seven million people over the age of 65 have some degree of clinical depression, and only 10 percent of them receive treatment for it, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It’s a major problem that everyone should be aware of, especially if... Read More


It Takes a Village As the legislature axes Medicaid, nursing homes close By Beth Chapman, Administrator, Arbor Village The legislature has cut—again—the reimbursement rate that Medicaid pays nursing homes. In just the first two weeks of April, those cuts have resulted in five nursing homes closing their doors and two more declaring bankruptcy. At that... Read More

Living Wills

It Takes a Village Protect yourself and your family with a living will By Beth Chapman, Administrator, Arbor Village I’ve seen it too often: someone becomes catastrophically ill so that they’re no longer able to make their own health care decisions, and their families and physicians are left to figure out what this person would... Read More

CNA Career Paths

It Takes a Village Caring for our elders is both a great career and a rewarding personal journey By Beth Chapman, Administrator, Arbor Village The job market is starting to improve, fortunately for many folks who have been out of work for months and even years. But it hasn’t completely turned around, and many are... Read More