Staff Member Spotlight

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

In my time as an art therapist with older adults, I’ve encountered many people dealing with low vision. Most notable were two elders who came regularly to art therapy groups. One had life-long vision loss; he was a strong advocate for independence and autonomy. He enjoyed creating clay sculptures and working with textured materials. Another…

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Elder Care Alliance Hires New VP of Business Development and Strategy

20-year industry veteran Rosemary Jordan will lead strategic growth initiatives ALAMEDA, Calif. — May 25, 2016 — Elder Care Alliance®, a non-profit integrated system of assisted living and memory care communities, today announced Rosemary Jordan has been hired as vice president of business development and strategy. Ms. Jordan brings over 20 years of experience in…

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Leadership Spotlight: Ken Claire, VP of Sales and Marketing

With two decades of industry experience, Ken Claire is using senior living marketing to make a difference in the lives of seniors. In college, Ken Claire knew he wanted to work in the health care field. To prepare, he majored in recreation therapy and landed an internship at a local hospital. Claire didn’t, however, expect…

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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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New Leadership at Elder Care Alliance: Adriene Iverson

Our President & CEO discusses strategic plans, senior living and what it means to be a non-profit assisted living organization. Approximately fifteen years ago, it was a connection with a resident that affirmed that Adriene Iverson was on the right track. Iverson started her career in senior living when she joined the board of directors…

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Staff Member Spotlight: Carmel Dolcine-Joseph

Elder Care Alliance’s Corporate Director of Clinical Services takes a hands-on approach with every aspect of resident services. You might expect a Corporate Director of Clinical Services and Memory Care Programming to be sitting in an office making big decisions about processes and implementing new programs for the care of approximately 500 residents in four…

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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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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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Staff Spotlight: James Li, AlmaVia of San Francisco

Our 2014 Heart of Gold award winner goes above and beyond. As a Transportation Specialist, James Li drives residents to appointments and activities. But, he does so much more. James is best known at this community for going above and beyond for the community’s residents, and he is the esteemed recipient of the 2014 Heart…

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A San Francisco Senior Housing Leader Finds His Calling

Adam Mitchell takes a compassionate, empowering approach to senior care. Shifting from the advertising world to managing a senior living community isn’t part of a typical career trajectory. But Adam Mitchell’s experience in the ad world has informed his work in senior living quite nicely. He’s been able to bring his marketing and advertising knowledge…

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