Holistic Wellness

Elder Care Alliance and Holistic Wellness

Home is a place where you feel secure. It’s a place where people care about you. It’s a place that enables you to be your best.

When home is an Elder Care Alliance community, it means great care grounded in our belief in holistic wellness: nurturing the body, mind and spirit. We strive to provide services that treat every resident like an individual, focusing on each aspect of his or her unique needs.

Physical Wellness

Physical wellness includes maintaining a healthy diet, sleeping well and remaining active. In our communities, staff members manage medications, help manage chronic health conditions, and strive to keep residents as healthy and mobile as possible.

Some of our physical wellness services include:

  • Group exercise classes
  • Transportation to medical appointments, shopping and more
  • Delicious, nutritious meals in restaurant-style and private dining rooms
  • Onsite beauty salons to keep residents feeling their very best
  • Assistance with daily tasks to empower residents to remain as independent as possible

Emotional Wellness

Emotional wellness is the ability to understand oneself and foster healthy relationships that empower us to deal with life’s challenges. Our communities offer a variety of services to help residents manage stress, build self-esteem and maintain a positive attitude:

  • Allowing pets on campus to serve as supportive companions
  • Hosting support groups
  • Providing a 24-hour call system, so residents feel secure
  • Offering computers and Wi-Fi, so residents can maintain relationships

Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual health is tied to maintaining creativity, being open to new ideas and continuing to learn. We provide a variety of resources that allow residents to stretch their minds and discover new things every day:

  • Extensive libraries with magnifying equipment
  • Access to computers and Wi-Fi
  • Trips to cultural and entertainment events
  • Onsite life enrichment programming

Social Wellness

Social wellness is the ability to create and maintain meaningful personal connections, a sense of belonging and a well-established support system. As we age, our risk of becoming isolated increases. Seniors who are lonely are more likely to be depressed, experience mobility problems and suffer other health complications.

We take pride in helping our residents form new friendships and strengthen existing bonds through a variety of opportunities:

  • Comprehensive program of activities to foster relationships and socialization
  • Trips to local sporting and entertainment events
  • Chances to interact with staff and members of the surrounding community

Vocational Wellness

Vocational wellness means having opportunities to put our unique talents and passions to work in maintaining a sense of purpose and accomplishing new goals.

One way we do this is by providing opportunities to meet new people through volunteering – from fighting senior hunger to making blankets for premature infants.

Some of our residents take part in the Mercy Brown Bag Program, which delivers groceries to low-income seniors in Alameda County. Such meaningful work can boost self-esteem and lower depression in our residents. It also nurtures opportunities to socialize and form lasting relationships.

Environmental Wellness

Environmental wellness involves living in harmony with the environment, having a conscious relationship with the surrounding world and creating positive environments.

We strive to create communities that offer comfort and the feeling of home for seniors. Each community has outdoor living spaces designed to support connection with the outside environment.

Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual wellness is about finding alignment between our values and our actions, connecting to our purpose and finding meaning in life. We’re dedicated to meeting the spiritual needs of all residents, no matter their beliefs. Each community has at least one staff member dedicated to spiritual care and offers space for nondenominational prayer and worship.

We invite you to learn more about how an Elder Care Alliance community can meet your individual needs. Contact us to set up a visit to one of our communities.

The villa challenge

Elder Care Alliance is thrilled to announce The Villa Challenge: Redesigning Space to Support Aging In Place.

When we first visited The Villa at San Mateo, a rental community for 55+, we knew immediately it was a gem. This building’s mid-century modern architecture is a favorite of 1950’s design fans everywhere. And we quickly learned about the history of the property as a center for entertainment and dining unparalleled for its time…

Smiles, Volunteerism & Intergenerational Connections

Elder Care Alliance’s vision of engaging hearts, transforming lives and erasing boundaries was on full display recently when AlmaVia of San Francisco elders partnered with elementary school students to help feed the hungry. Residents spent the morning making sandwiches alongside 4th graders from St. Thomas More School, a local school guided by Catholic values and…

Caregiver burnout

Self-Care for the Caregiver; Guarding Against Caregiver Burnout

Care partners are accustomed to selflessly attending to the needs of others. But what happens when a care partner becomes physically and emotionally exhausted? In many cases, care partners who experience burnout feel anxious, depressed and fatigued, and they may lose interest in activities they once enjoyed. Some care partners also feel guilty if they…