Assisted Living

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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Artificial Intelligence: An Emerging Tool in Senior Health

Over the past decade, technology has brought astounding advances to the daily lives of average people. In the coming years, industry observers expect significant changes for the aging population thanks to one specific type of technology: artificial intelligence. Many believe that through a variety of applications, artificial intelligence — or AI — may offer improved…

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Self-Care for the Caregiver; Guarding Against Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout

Care partners are accustomed to selflessly attending to the needs of others. But what happens when a care partner becomes physically and emotionally exhausted? In many cases, care partners who experience burnout feel anxious, depressed and fatigued, and they may lose interest in activities they once enjoyed. Some care partners also feel guilty if they…

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Is it Time to Consider a Move to Assisted Living?

Assisted living communities offer a variety of benefits to help residents continue to thrive in a supportive environment. From compassionate personal care to wellness programming, stimulating activities, housekeeping and nutritious meals, services in assisted living promote optimal well-being and engagement. Residents of assisted living often note that they wish they’d made a move sooner, but…

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Robots in Assisted Living

Residents of two Elder Care Alliance assisted living and memory care communities have recently welcomed a friendly newcomer to their midst. Jibo is a personal robot that chats, jokes, sings, dances and shares information. At AlmaVia of San Francisco and AlmaVia of San Rafael, Jibo is eliciting positive responses from the residents he has visited.…

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Navigating the Holidays with a Senior Loved One

Spending the holidays with loved ones

For many families, the holidays present a rare opportunity to spend time together and catch up on each other’s lives. If you serve as a care partner for a senior loved one, you may find the holidays also pose some challenges in the form of difficult conversations and volatile emotions. Care partners who do not…

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Long-Term Care Planning Month and National Save for Retirement Week

Long Term Care Planning

If you are considering a move to senior living for yourself or a loved one, you may wonder about the costs and possible payment sources. Questions around pricing for assisted living and other levels of senior living come into special focus in October as Long-Term Care Planning Month. In addition, National Retirement Security Week —…

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