AlmaVia of Camarillo

The BridgeHaven Learning Series at AlmaVia of Camarillo

How can you create an engaging and supportive environment for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or related dementia? An upcoming workshop sponsored by AlmaVia of Camarillo provides you with valuable information on forms of expression as diverse as interactive art creation, virtual visits to museums, poetry collages, seated yoga, volunteer opportunities and iconic movie clips…

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Tips for Bringing Kids to Visit Elder Care Communities

Prepare your children for a visit to a senior living community. Visiting with family members—especially grandkids—can be a joy to residents in a senior living community. But it can be tough to bring kids along when you don’t know what to expect. These tips can help family members of all ages make the most out…

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Self-Care for Caregivers: 5 Tips

How to watch out for your well-being while caring for aging parents Caring for an aging parent requires juggling multiple roles and responsibilities. But for many caregivers, one thing tends to get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list—caring for their own health and wellbeing. In order to counteract caregiving’s emotional and physical toll,…

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Visiting a Senior Living Community: Your First Step

A visit is the perfect starting point to find the right elder care community for your loved one. Visiting a senior living community isn’t the end to your search—it should be the first step when you are exploring senior living options for your loved one. But many people put off an in-person visit. Some don’t…

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Assisted Living: More than Medicine

Staying mobile and eating well improve health outcomes in assisted living. The residents of AlmaVia of Camarillo are no couch potatoes. They spend their days learning tai chi, playing tribal drums or taking walks around the community. Activities that promote and support mobility are important because scientists have found that staying physically active and exercising…

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An AlmaVia of Camarillo Resident’s Legacy of Love

Clark Hunter grows his faith by sharing it. There are two unwavering loves in Clark Hunter’s life: a sweet, simple song and his steadfast Catholic faith. Hunter has lived at AlmaVia of Camarillo for a little over a year, bringing with him his spiritual legacy and his 25 years of experience as a lay minister…

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Staff Member Spotlight: Minerva Santiago, AlmaVia of Camarillo

A dedicated caregiver to seniors with memory loss. Caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss involves more than giving medications and making sure they have assistance getting to meals. True care requires a personal touch to unleash their creativity and bring them joy. Resident Care Assistant Minerva Santiago, known as Mini, engages residents…

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Creating Connections Across Generations

A local Boy Scout brings video-chat technology to senior living residents of AlmaVia of Camarillo. Every Sunday morning, 16-year-old Ben Baker video chats with his grandparents in Connecticut. They talk about what Ben is doing at school and his Boy Scout activities. “It’s great because I can talk to them and see them even though…

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Transitioning a Loved One Into an Assisted Living Community

An adult child shares her insights on moving her mother-in-law into senior living. Moving a loved one to an assisted living community is a delicate transition. It takes research, planning and clear communication to make the move go smoothly. Rebecca Kilbury shares her experience of moving her mother-in-law, Fran Kilbury, age 85, into AlmaVia of…

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