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Being the child of an aging parent can often come with unexpected responsibilities and decisions that need to be made. One of the biggest responsibilities of this position is knowing when and how to start taking over your parent’s finances.  It isn’t easy to navigate the time in life when the roles of parent and…

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No matter how old you are, we all know that physical activity is the key to remaining strong and healthy. But for older adults, the stakes are higher. Seniors can experience benefits like improved immune and digestive functioning, better bone density, and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer. Besides that,…

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AlmaVia of Camarillo Senior Living Community

Many older Americans start to consider a change in their community and care as they get older. Some are looking for help with everyday responsibilities. In contrast, others would like a community of people their age who are engaged in day trips, game nights, communal meals, and a healthy, active lifestyle. If you are considering…

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Seniors at AlmaVia of Camarillo

Spirituality is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. Just like we tend to our physical health, it is important to nurture our spiritual health. All people need spiritual care, whether they realize it or not. Perhaps the best place to start is to consider what spirituality really means. Spirituality is finding alignment between our…

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Did you know according to the U.S. Fire Administration, older adults who are 65 and older are twice as likely to have an injury or death in a fire as compared to the general population? The good news is research has shown living in a building with sprinkler systems dramatically reduces incidents of death or…

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Team member assists senior resident with tablet

In 2021, 6.2 million people age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That means one in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia, and seventy-two percent are age 75 and older. By 2050, the number of older adults who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia…

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AlmaVia of San Francisco courtyard

Assisted living facilities provide long-term care and housing for older adults. The goal of an assisted living community is to help older adults continue to live as independently as possible, with supportive services around activities of daily living (ADLs).  This can include bathing, dressing, meal preparation, personal care, hygiene, medication administration, and mobility support. Most…

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Elder abuse is becoming an ever-increasing public health problem, particularly as older populations continue to increase. According to the World Health Organization, “ Elder abuse is an important public health problem…15.7% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to some form of abuse. However, this is likely to be an underestimation, as only…

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The month of June is Pride Month across America. We are honored to recognize the thousands of people in the LGBTQ community, especially our seniors, who have worked tirelessly to gain rights, change laws, and increase social acceptance. Every person deserves to grow older with dignity; this is especially true for LGBTQ seniors who have…

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With 10,000 people turning 65 each day, the subjects of aging and long-term care are of vital importance to millions of people and their loved ones. That’s why long-term care planning is an important task for so many. It not only gives peace of mind, but it can help save money in the long run…

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