Heart of gold awards at Elder Care Alliance

Team members often choose to work with seniors because they have hearts of gold. At Elder Care Alliance, special employees who strive to enhance residents’ quality of life every day receive the Heart of Gold Award. The award, established in 2002, is presented each year to one employee from each community. Winners exemplify the values…

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Elder Care Alliance welcomes wildfire evacuees

As wildfires raged across Northern California in October, scores of older adults were evacuated under extremely difficult conditions. Many of these elders had no time to gather personal belongings and did not know if they’d have homes once the flames retreated. With little notice, the teams at AlmaVia of San Francisco and AlmaVia of San…

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Technology in Assisted Living at Elder Care Alliance

  Are robots our new friends or potential replacements? Whichever category we consider them in, they are coming to assisted living. Elder Care Alliance recently received Jibo, a social robot, and we have been exploring his capabilities with the residents in our memory care and assisted living communities. Though I have interacted with several different…

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Support GLBT Elders

More than 2.4 million Americans over age 65 identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. While more LGBT people are open about their status now than ever before, many continue to suffer the effects of stigma and marginalization. Providing affirmation and support toward LGBT elders is critical for ensuring that they receive the health care…

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Pamela Hamilton, Executive Director of AlmaVia of San Francisco

AlmaVia of San Francisco has a new Executive Director, and we are excited to introduce her to you. Pamela Hamilton joined our community as Executive Director in May. Phil Altman, Elder Care Alliance’s Director of Operations, introduced Pam to AVSF residents and staff and noted how excited he was to be welcoming her to the…

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