AlmaVia of San Rafael

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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Hospice Care in Assisted Living

Planning for end-of-life care in senior living is an important part of quality of life. Hospice care is an important component of end-of-life care; it can help alleviate pain, enhance your loved one’s quality of life and offer caregivers peace of mind. Understanding all that hospice care in assisted living can offer and how to…

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Assisted Living Resident Spotlight: Andy Judd

Comfort and cards make a San Rafael senior living community home. For Andy Judd, AlmaVia of San Rafael’s location—close to his daughter’s home—was one part of his decision to join the community seven months ago. Last week, she dropped by with his five-year-old grandson and 10-year-old granddaughter just to say hi on their way back…

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Creativity Opens Doors in Memory Care

A resident art project represents the best of Elder Care Alliance’s memory care communities. A very special mural welcomes anyone who enters the BridgeHaven memory care neighborhood at AlmaVia of San Rafael. Ten residents with a flair for color and creativity created the mural and an accompanying piece of art. More than a project to…

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Resident Spotlight: Joyce DeMartini, AlmaVia of San Rafael

Candy, card games and cheer make life a little sweeter at AlmaVia of San Rafael. Concerned about a string of recent crimes in her old neighborhood, including a friend’s home invasion, Joyce DeMartini decided to quietly start investigating senior living communities in her area. Her decision to sell her six-bedroom home in Terra Linda, California…

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