• Exploring the Cost of Assisted Living

    Exploring the Cost of Assisted Living

    When you or your loved ones are faced with deciding between senior care options, chances are cost is at the top of your list regarding things you need to consider. With the average cost of assisted living going up every year, it’s also an important conversation to have with your loved ones.  The cost of […]

  • Assisted Living Vs. Home Care: Which Is Right for You?

    Assisted Living Vs. Home Care: Which Is Right for You?

    In the lives of most seniors, there comes a time when it becomes clear they need assistance and care every day. When this time comes, it can be an overwhelming process for seniors and their loved ones to decide what the next steps should be. Often the choice comes down between two options: assisted living […]

  • 6 Tips to Make the Transition to Assisted Living Easier on Your Loved One

    6 Tips to Make the Transition to Assisted Living Easier on Your Loved One

    The transition from living an independent life into living in an assisted living community is probably the biggest transition seniors will make in their older years. Everyone in the process will inevitably experience worry and anxiety, but it will especially be difficult on your loved one who is moving.  Luckily, there are a lot of […]

  • The Benefits of Community Living for Seniors

    The Benefits of Community Living for Seniors

    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 […]

  • Making Music and Bringing Back Memories: Music Therapy at AlmaVia of San Francisco

    Making Music and Bringing Back Memories: Music Therapy at AlmaVia of San Francisco

    No matter what age we are, music is a tool that can transport us to a specific place in time. It evokes memories. Music therapy has become a vital part of the memory care programming at AlmaVia of San Francisco. The Alzheimer’s Association estimated that in 2019, 5.6 million people age 65 and older were […]

  • How to Pay for Assisted Living or Memory Care

    How to Pay for Assisted Living or Memory Care

    The choice to place a loved one into assisted living or memory care comes with an array of questions: How does one pay for assisted living? Does Medicare or Medicaid cover assisted living? Which senior living community will be the best fit? Will my loved one be well cared for? What will their quality of […]

  • How to Get Your Parents into Assisted Living

    How to Get Your Parents into Assisted Living

    Spending time with our loved ones is one of life’s great treasures, especially as they age and the time spent together becomes more precious. However, if you’ve been spending that time asking yourself, “How do I get my Mom into assisted living?” because you’ve noticed signs that some extra help is required, it’s time to […]

  • Having “the talk” with Mom and Dad

    Having “the talk” with Mom and Dad

    You just shared the holidays with mom and dad and you are concerned – you noticed they are having a difficult time getting around, their apartment is a mess, and while you can’t put your finger on it, they just don’t seem as “with it” as they have in the past. It may be time […]

  • Is it time to consider 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 […]

  • Top five things to look for when visiting Mom or Dad to ensure they are OK living independently

    Top five things to look for when visiting Mom or Dad to ensure they are OK living independently

    The holidays are a great time to visit loved ones and reconnect. They are also a good time to check in with your older loved ones to make sure they are healthy and comfortable in their living situation. Here are some tips for assessing how your relative is doing. Living conditions. Keep an eye out for […]

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