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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…

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Is it time to consider assisted living for a friend or family member?

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…

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Fun things to do with your aging relatives during the holiday season

fun things to do during the holiday season

Visiting your parents and family this holiday season? Instead of staring at the TV, or – even worse – debating politics, try some of these suggestions. Not only are they enjoyable, they provide opportunities to gain insight into how your aging relative is doing. Pull out the photo albums. This is an opportunity to hear…

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First Aging2.0 event – Social Robots & Older Adults – a huge success

Elder Care Alliance’s (ECA) inaugural Aging2.0 event – Social Robots & Older Adults – was held Oct. 16 and was a huge success with more than 35 engaged attendees. ECA launched an Aging2.0 chapter in August and the October event was its first of four planned events for the first year. The purpose of the…

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Meet Virginia Vecina of AlmaVia of San Rafael

Virginia Vecina

Q: How long have you been part of the San Rafael family and what is your role? A: I started in February 2013 as a resident assistant and still enjoy that role and being here for the residents.   Q: What does a typical day look like? A: I help residents get dressed and washed…

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Highly Walkable Location Helps Seniors Build Social Connections

Seniors walking in shopping area.

For older adults, maintaining social connections can play a significant role in staying healthy and engaged. In addition to participating in physical activity, eating a healthy diet and getting regular medical checkups, staying social is believed to be one of the best steps individuals can take as they age. The Villa at San Mateo –…

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Get to know Monica Stinson, vice president of Human Resources at ECA

Q. You started the new position – Vice President of Human Resources for Elder Care Alliance – in August? What are the goals for you and your team for the first six months? A. My overarching goal is to create a more compelling experience here. More specifically, we are looking at programs closely and asking…

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Six questions with Sadie Harmon, Dementia-Inclusive Communities Director

Sadie Harmon

Q. You started the new position – Dementia-Inclusive Communities Director for Elder Care Alliance – in September? Was it what you expected? Why or why not? A. I would say more or less. My expectations were that it was a pretty open field. I knew what the values were behind this initiative. I have really…

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Meet associate Veronica Verduzco

Meet Veronica Verduzco, a med-tech on AlmaVia of Camarillo’s Memory Care team. Veronica loves spending time with residents and enjoys getting to know what makes every one special. Her organizational skills ensure that each resident gets the right meds at the right time and that records are accurate and complete. She finds great satisfaction in…

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