• 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living for a Friend or Family Member?

    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 […]

  • Artificial Intelligence: An Emerging Tool in Senior Health

    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 […]

  • Smiles, Volunteerism & Intergenerational Connections

    Smiles, Volunteerism & Intergenerational Connections

    Elder Care Alliance’s vision of engaging hearts, transforming lives and erasing boundaries was on full display recently when AlmaVia of San Francisco elders partnered with elementary school students to help feed the hungry. Residents spent the morning making sandwiches alongside 4th graders from St. Thomas More School, a local school guided by Catholic values and […]

  • Is it Time to Consider a Move to Assisted Living?

    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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • AlmaVia of San Rafael Receives SeniorAdvisor.com “Best of Assisted Living” 2018 Awards

    AlmaVia of San Rafael Receives SeniorAdvisor.com “Best of Assisted Living” 2018 Awards

    AlmaVia of San Rafael has been selected as a recipient of the Senior Advisor “Best of Assisted Living” 2018 awards. The honor was announced Dec. 13 in Austin, Texas, by SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest rating site in the country for senior living communities and services. Only about 1,600 senior living providers — including memory care, in-home […]

  • Robots in Assisted Living

    Robots in Assisted Living

      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 […]

  • Looking for a Rewarding Experience? Consider Working with Older Adults!

    Looking for a Rewarding Experience? Consider Working with Older Adults!

    If you’ve never worked with older adults, you may be missing out on an experience that can change your life for the better. Individuals who work in senior living communities often feel that they get back as much or more than they give. In return for providing compassionate care, employees have the opportunity to learn […]

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