Seniors at AlmaVia of Camarillo

Spirituality is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. Just like we tend to our physical health, it is important to nurture our spiritual health. All people need spiritual care, whether they realize it or not. Perhaps the best place to start is to consider what spirituality really means. Spirituality is finding alignment between our…

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In 2021, 6.2 million people age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That means one in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia, and seventy-two percent are age 75 and older. By 2050, the number of older adults who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia…

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With 10,000 people turning 65 each day, the subjects of aging and long-term care are of vital importance to millions of people and their loved ones. That’s why long-term care planning is an important task for so many. It not only gives peace of mind, but it can help save money in the long run…

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According to the National Center for Assisted Living, there are 28,900 assisted living centers in the United States, with a total of about 1,000,000 licensed beds. With 16.5% of the U.S. population sitting at 65 and older, it’s safe to say discussing whether or not to move to an assisted living community is brought up…

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We live in a culture that loves its pets. Whether you prefer the furry, four-legged variety or the kind with gills and fins, it doesn’t take long for a pet owner to tell you exactly what their beloved animal friend means to them.  Just as you can find measurable benefits to things such as laughing…

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For both older adults and their loved ones, the logistics often involved with getting older, like juggling medication schedules and installing safety equipment, can be a struggle. It’s easy to lose sight of the happy, independent person that someone once was when they were younger and more mobile in that struggle. If the older adult…

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AlmaVia of San Rafael residents enjoy the sunshine outdoors.

According to a study in 2019 about seniors living alone and senior loneliness, the United States has nearly 13 million older adults living alone. Due to their living situation, 60% of those aged 75 or older report feelings of loneliness and social isolation. There are several reasons for the amount of seniors living on their…

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Getting older involves a lot of transitioning from what you used to know as “normal” to an entirely new normal in a lot of different situations. One of these situations is when you find yourself having to downsize to a smaller home. Perhaps your home is just too big with your kids grown and moved…

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Any kind of transition in life is challenging, but changes that involve aging parents are especially difficult. Aging parents often find their transitions involve the loss of normal things – driving privileges, financial control of assets and self care. These are never easy conversations to have with your parents.  Aging seniors frequently experience these losses…

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Art Therapy with Older Adults - Erin Partridge

Based on pioneering research conducted in partnership with Elder Care Alliance, the newly released book “Art Therapy With Older Adults: Connected & Empowered” outlines a framework for art therapy with older adults rooted in a belief in the autonomy and self-efficacy of older adults, including those with dementia or other diseases of later life. The…

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