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  • A Complete Assisted Living Checklist for Moving Your Loved One

    A Complete Assisted Living Checklist for Moving Your Loved One

    For many, a conversation with a loved one about moving into an assisted living community can seem overwhelming. If you are in the process of finding the right community for your loved one, read our tips on how to begin the search for a senior living community.  Continue Reading A Complete Assisted Living Checklist for…

  • Elder Care Alliance and Transforming Age Join Forces to Enhance Senior Living Services

    Elder Care Alliance and Transforming Age Join Forces to Enhance Senior Living Services

    August 7, 2023 – Seattle, Wash. – Today, Transforming Age and Elder Care Alliance (ECA) are excited to announce that they are affiliating, and ECA is joining the Transforming Age network in a strategic move that brings together the two nonprofit organizations to enhance their shared commitment to enrich the lives of older adults. By……

  • Team Member Spotlight: Angela Boucher Turin

    Team Member Spotlight: Angela Boucher Turin

    Every month, we invite one of our team members to sit down with us and tell us more about their journey to Elder Care Alliance, their role now, and their insights into older adult care. We are excited to share the expertise and knowledge of our many team members who every day come to work……

  • Advantages of Senior Living for Senior Older Adults

    Advantages of Senior Living for Senior Older Adults

    As your loved one ages, it’s essential to consider how you will help ensure the happiest and most secure future for them. One of the significant considerations to make is where your loved one will live. If you have a busy life and you’re not home frequently enough to provide the type of care your……

  • Five Stimulating Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia

    Five Stimulating Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia

    More than 50 million people around the world live with dementia. These people require extra love and attention. To better connect with the people you love and encourage healthy brain activity, it’s vital to engage in fun, brain-stimulating activities with them regularly. Here are five ideas for stimulating dementia activities you can try today. 1.……

  • Team Member Spotlight: Sylvia Hartowicz

    Team Member Spotlight: Sylvia Hartowicz

    Every month we invite one of our team members to sit down and tell us more about their journey to Elder Care Alliance, their role now, and their insights into older adult care. We are excited to share the expertise and knowledge of our many team members who come to work and help our residents……

  • Inside Memory Care at Elder Care Alliance Communities

    Inside Memory Care at Elder Care Alliance Communities

    Memory care – it sounds simple enough, but what exactly is it? Well, it is a senior living community built to care for older adults who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. When at-home care is no longer sufficient or potentially un-safe for your loved one a memory care community is an option. Memory……

  • Checklist for Choosing the Right Senior Living

    Checklist for Choosing the Right Senior Living

    Is it time to find the ideal senior living solution for a loved one? There are things you can do to narrow your options and make sure your loved one ends up in a community that’s a good fit. When looking for the right senior living community, consider the following considerations. Then, write them down……

  • Masking the Problem: A Non-Pharmacological Approach to Senior Care

    Masking the Problem: A Non-Pharmacological Approach to Senior Care

    A baby cries, and we soothe it. But, when our older adult parent suffering from dementia has an outburst, how do we handle that? Sometimes these non-memory-related symptoms such as aggressiveness, agitation, or even delusions, the first treatment plan is to go to antipsychotic medications. But, more often than not, these drugs mask real issues……

  • Why Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Alzheimer’s Are Successful

    Why Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Alzheimer’s Are Successful

    The words “dementia” or “Alzheimer’s” can often elicit fear for us. We instantly think about what a loved one will lose if we hear that diagnosis. Dementia doesn’t have to mean you are losing out on your life. Cognitive skills may diminish, but every person can grow. That is the fundamental philosophy behind I’m Still……