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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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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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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Using artificial intelligence to improve senior citizens 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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younger woman helps a senior woman dress

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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senior resident poses with a caregiver

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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