Seven signs your loved one may require the help of a memory care community

seven signs may require memory care community

Feeling intimidated by the thought that your loved one might need memory care? You’re not alone. Here are some signs when you might want to pursue professional memory care: Cognitive issues. If you notice your loved one having trouble with tasks or activities that they used to be able to do easily, this could be a…

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Housing options for older adults

housing options for older adults

If you have an older relative you are caring for, or you’re considering senior housing for yourself, you’ve likely felt overwhelmed by all the choices out there. What are the different options and how do you know which is the right one? Here’s a quick overview of the four most common options for senior care.…

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How to choose an Assisted Living community

how to choose an assisted living community

So … you or your loved one has decided it’s time for assisted living. Now what? Take the stress out of choosing an assisted living community by following these tips and resources. Determine where you want to look. Are you interested in a particular town, city or region? Do you want to be within a certain…

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Is it time to consider assisted living for a friend or family member?

assisted living for a friend or family member

Life decisions can be hard, especially when you’re considering whether to move a loved one into assisted living. Here are some signs that it might be time. Safety concerns. Are you worried about your loved one getting in and out of the shower or tub? Have they recently had a fall or accident? According to the…

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Fun things to do with your aging relatives during the holiday season

fun things to do during the holiday season

Visiting your parents and family this holiday season? Instead of staring at the TV, or – even worse – debating politics, try some of these suggestions. Not only are they enjoyable, they provide opportunities to gain insight into how your aging relative is doing. Pull out the photo albums. This is an opportunity to hear…

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First Aging2.0 event – Social Robots & Older Adults – a huge success

Elder Care Alliance’s (ECA) inaugural Aging2.0 event – Social Robots & Older Adults – was held Oct. 16 and was a huge success with more than 35 engaged attendees. ECA launched an Aging2.0 chapter in August and the October event was its first of four planned events for the first year. The purpose of the…

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Meet Virginia Vecina of AlmaVia of San Rafael

Virginia Vecina

Q: How long have you been part of the San Rafael family and what is your role? A: I started in February 2013 as a resident assistant and still enjoy that role and being here for the residents.   Q: What does a typical day look like? A: I help residents get dressed and washed…

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Highly Walkable Location Helps Seniors Build Social Connections

Seniors walking in shopping area.

For older adults, maintaining social connections can play a significant role in staying healthy and engaged. In addition to participating in physical activity, eating a healthy diet and getting regular medical checkups, staying social is believed to be one of the best steps individuals can take as they age. The Villa at San Mateo –…

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