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April 14, 2023

The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville Executive Director Shares How She Got Her Start in Senior Living

Category: Senior Living

Author: Tracy Haarmann, Executive Director

Senior living has certainly changed over the past decade. An industry that once provided very little hands-on care has blossomed into a wonderful option for older adults. It now provides varying levels of assistance with residents’ activities of daily living, while arranging many opportunities for socialization and community. I am fortunate to work for Arrow Senior Living leading The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville team. I would like to share a little about my journey to becoming a senior living leader.

When I was sixteen, I watched my grandfather go through the end of his life with some of the most caring and compassionate nurses and caregivers. I knew right then that I wanted to be a nurse. What keeps me in senior living is I am blessed to experience these amazing lives and stories with our elders.

Arrow Senior Living hires for heart and is consistently promoting from within the company. Arrow is a leader in utilizing wellness technology to assist in the care of residents.

The long-term care market will continue to grow and expand in the years ahead, especially as the baby boomers continue to have more need for support and services. I also believe there will be a continued need for advances in technology that will allow people to live longer in senior living.

If someone is considering a career in senior living management, I would remind them that patience and empathy is the key, as you are not only dealing with just the resident, but also their loved ones. I would also inform them, they must be able to multitask at the drop of a hat, while remembering you are blessed to “get to” do this vs “have to.”

Arrow Senior Living and I invite you to reach out and learn more about a career in senior living. Working in this industry can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Whether you’re interested in caregiving, management, or another aspect of senior living, there are a wide variety of roles available that allow you to make a positive impact on the lives of older adults and their families.

The Boulevard Senior Living of Wentzville in Wentzville, MO 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 SSM Lake St. Louis Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Bear Creek Golf Club, Wentzville Bluffs Shopping Center, Wentzville B&B Movie Theater, Quail Ridge Park, Wentzville Flea Market, and The Meadows at Lake St. Louis.

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