Mercy Retirement & Care Center

The BridgeHaven Learning Series at Mercy Retirement & Care Center

If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with dementia, you may find that communication sometimes can present challenges. Attempting to communicate about even simple things like meals can end in unexpected agitation or hostility. Fortunately, there are proven methods you can use to effectively communicate with your loved one. For example, keeping distractions, noise…

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Oakland Rehabilitation Program Changes Long-Term Care for the Better

The long-term care program at Mercy Retirement & Care Center offers residents the care they need and preserves independence and dignity. Today’s skilled nursing communities are nothing like nursing homes of the past. The Mercy Care Center is the perfect example. At the Care Center, residents receive the care they need in a comforting, restorative environment.…

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Palliative Care: Comfort and Dignity at a Sacred Time

Caring for terminally ill residents is a gift. Mercy Retirement & Care Center’s mission is to provide compassionate palliative care for residents with terminal diagnoses. We comfort residents and provide them dignity when they have a serious, incurable illness; when they’re nearing the end of their lives. This is an incredibly important and sacred time. “We…

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A Day in the Life of Senior Living Resident Skip Sahlin

From fitness classes to movie nights, there’s never a dull moment at Mercy Retirement & Care Center. Skip Sahlin starts his day just the way he likes—with a warm breakfast, a brief Mass, some light exercise and a hands-on art class where he can release some of his creative energy. Sahlin, a former baker, moved…

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Fighting Senior Hunger with the Mercy Brown Bag Program

The Mercy Brown Bag Program distributes wholesome bags of groceries to Bay Area seniors living on fixed incomes. In 1982, Mercy Retirement & Care Center launched the Mercy Brown Bag Program to distribute wholesome bags of groceries to Bay Area seniors living on fixed incomes. The Mercy Brown Bag Program is vital to our community and…

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Measuring Clinical Quality

Exceptional staff and innovative practices help create communities that foster high-quality clinical care. In a senior living community, nothing is more important than the health and wellbeing of its residents. When it comes to resident health, a high level of clinical quality is vital to delivering effective care. Clinical care encompasses a broad spectrum from…

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Vocational Wellness and Volunteering

The Mercy Brown Bag Program addresses vocational wellness for older adults, while providing a public service to Alameda County. A component of Elder Care Alliance’s mission is to serve and enrich the holistic wellness of older adults. Vocational wellness, recognizing personal satisfaction and enrichment through work, hobbies or volunteering, is an important aspect of holistic…

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Oakland Rehabilitation Program Helps Seniors Get Back on Their Feet

The short-term rehabilitation program at Mercy Retirement & Care Center offers top-notch care for seniors in recovery. After a health event, it can take time for seniors to fully recover. That’s where short-term rehabilitation can help. The Mercy Care Center offers a top-notch program designed to help seniors start feeling like themselves as quickly as…

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Staff Spotlight: Compassionate Care in Oakland Senior Living

After 15 years as a caregiver, this nursing assistant found her skills were ageless. In 2006, Mercy Retirement & Care Center nursing assistant Gilda Soriano and her husband Crisanto decided to relocate their family from their home in Toronto to a more temperate climate. After moving to the Golden State, Soriano—who had been working for…

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Seniors Helping Seniors: The Fight to End Senior Hunger

The Mercy Brown Bag Program not only helps fight hunger in the Bay Area—it enriches the lives of senior volunteers. Bill Shabbas and Bernice Smith aren’t used to asking for help. But when their car broke down two years ago, they didn’t know how they were going to get to the grocery store. At 71…

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