Guest blog by Erin Partridge, Ph.D. ATR-BC, Elder Care Alliance Experiential Researcher-in-Residence The dining room sparkled with glitter. As people moved, the light streaming in through the windows bounced from table to table, reflecting off sweaters, cheeks, walkers, and shoes. It was not just from cleanliness, but little specks of gold glitter from a morning…

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According to the National Center for Assisted Living, there are 28,900 assisted living centers in the United States, with a total of about 1,000,000 licensed beds. With 16.5% of the U.S. population sitting at 65 and older, it’s safe to say discussing whether or not to move to an assisted living community is brought up…

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Elder Care Alliance COVID-19 Update

Spring brings with it a sense of renewal and new beginnings. The blooms are returning to flowers, trees are getting their leaves back, and for us at Elder Care Alliance, as we step into this time of renewal, we are moving closer to “normal” from what the past year has been throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Executive Director Matthew Hathway accepts Venture County Green Business certification award

As we celebrate Earth Day, we are reminded sustainability is central to our mission at Elder Care Alliance.  A mission devoted to making smart changes that will help us adapt to and be good stewards of the environment so we can serve our communities in a greater capacity now and for generations to come. Living…

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Man kissing cat. Image source Unsplash

We live in a culture that loves its pets. Whether you prefer the furry, four-legged variety or the kind with gills and fins, it doesn’t take long for a pet owner to tell you exactly what their beloved animal friend means to them.  Just as you can find measurable benefits to things such as laughing…

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Group of seniors gather. Image source Unsplash

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…

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Two men playing chess. Image source Unsplash.

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…

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Old photo album. Image Source Unsplash.

For both older adults and their loved ones, the logistics often involved with getting older, like juggling medication schedules and installing safety equipment, can be a struggle. It’s easy to lose sight of the happy, independent person that someone once was when they were younger and more mobile in that struggle. If the older adult…

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Man holding weights. Images: www.pexels.com

There’s a lot to consider as you age when it comes to your wellbeing. You not only have to be mindful of social wellness, but you should also be aware that physical wellness is at a critical point. At any age, physical activity keeps us feeling and looking our best. Still, when you get older,…

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