AlmaVia of San Rafael

Elder Care Alliance Art Therapist to Present at International Conference

An art therapist with Elder Care Alliance will present her research on seniors and technology at an upcoming international conference. The event, the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society, will take place May 26 at Canada’s University of Toronto. Dr. Erin Partridge was selected to present her findings, which focused on how nonverbal…

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Benefits of Assisted Living

Has maintaining your home become much more of a chore than it used to be? If you or a family member face challenges with the daily tasks required to keep up a home — including yard work, cleaning and cooking — you may want to consider a move to assisted living. By choosing an assisted…

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AlmaVia of San Rafael, April 2017

Blooming flowers and trees mark the beginning of spring here at AlmaVia of San Rafael, and spring also represents a busy time for community partnerships and upcoming events. Webelos Scout Visit On April 30 at 2 p.m., members of a local Cub Scout pack will visit AlmaVia of San Rafael. The group of Scouts, who…

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The BridgeHaven Learning Series at AlmaVia of San Rafael

How much do you know about dementia? If a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you can benefit from learning more about the condition and how memory care services in an assisted living community can help. The BridgeHaven Learning Series: “Alzheimer’s & Related Dementia” provides three upcoming opportunities to…

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Medical Provider Spotlight: Dr. John H. Fullerton, AlmaVia of San Rafael

Assisted living communities offer convenient health care for seniors. When seniors visit the doctor’s office, it is often up to their family members to help with everything from scheduling to driving to interpreting doctors’ instructions. Medical services at an assisted living community can ease some of this burden for families and help ensure seniors get…

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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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Seniors Connecting With Seniors: The Friendly Club’s Founding

The Friendly Club has evolved from a social gathering to a mission-driven volunteer organization created by residents living with dementia. Elder Care Alliance has implemented the Hearthstone Institute’s I’m Still Here™ approach to programming in its memory care neighborhoods, a philosophy that aims to provide person-directed care to residents with memory loss. Implementation of this…

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Referring Patients to Elder Care Communities

Here’s how medical professionals can help older patients find the right assisted living community. It’s a situation medical providers see all the time. An aging patient’s mobility has declined to the point that she no longer leaves her home. Or someone isn’t getting the nutrition he needs because shopping and cooking have become difficult. Whatever…

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Laughter Yoga: Fostering Senior Health and Happiness

Laughter does more than bring people together; it benefits the entire body. The gathering room at AlmaVia of San Rafael was filled with laughter on a recent Wednesday afternoon as residents participated in some lighthearted exercises with Teena Miller, a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. The event, part of AlmaVia of San Rafael’s innovative programs to…

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