• Visiting a Senior Living Community: Your First Step

    Visiting a Senior Living Community: Your First Step

    A visit is the perfect starting point to find the right elder care community for your loved one. Visiting a senior living community isn’t the end to your search—it should be the first step when you are exploring senior living options for your loved one. But many people put off an in-person visit. Some don’t […]

  • Transitioning a Loved One Into an Assisted Living Community

    Transitioning a Loved One Into an Assisted Living Community

    An adult child shares her insights on moving her mother-in-law into senior living. Moving a loved one to an assisted living community is a delicate transition. It takes research, planning and clear communication to make the move go smoothly. Rebecca Kilbury shares her experience of moving her mother-in-law, Fran Kilbury, age 85, into AlmaVia of […]

  • The Benefits of Community Living for Seniors

    The Benefits of Community Living for Seniors

    Increased social interaction can benefit senior health and wellness. Walking into the gathering room at AlmaVia of San Francisco, you might see a group of seniors participating in a book club, exercising, working on a group art project, or sipping coffee and chatting. Creating social experiences for residents is an important part of life at […]

  • Seniors Connecting With Seniors: The Friendly Club’s Founding

    The Friendly Club has evolved from a social gathering to a mission-driven volunteer organization created by residents living with dementia. Elder Care Alliance has implemented the Hearthstone Institute’s I’m Still Here™ approach to programming in its memory care neighborhoods, a philosophy that aims to provide person-directed care to residents with memory loss. Implementation of this […]

  • Elderly Parents Living Alone: Are They Okay?

    Elderly Parents Living Alone: Are They Okay?

    How to tell if your loved ones could benefit from senior living. When you don’t live near your parents, it’s tough to know if they’re still safe living at home. The holiday season can be a good time to check in and see how they’re doing. “People don’t get to visit as often as they […]

  • How to Talk to Your Parents About Assisted Living

    How to Talk to Your Parents About Assisted Living

    Tips for talking with your aging parents about making the move to an assisted living community. Talking with your loved ones about making the move to an assisted living community can be emotional. How you bring up the topic can have a big impact on whether they see the transition as a positive next step. […]

  • Hospice Care in Assisted Living

    Hospice Care in Assisted Living

    Planning for end-of-life care in senior living is an important part of quality of life. Hospice care is an important component of end-of-life care; it can help alleviate pain, enhance your loved one’s quality of life and offer caregivers peace of mind. Understanding all that hospice care in assisted living can offer and how to […]

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