two seniors hold hands while sitting

Did you know that generosity benefits everyone, including the giver? Being generous can improve both your emotional and physical health, according to Michelle Carlino, instructor at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey. Because philanthropy is an integral part of our Elder Care Alliance not-for-profit culture, we’re growing opportunities for giving. An…

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Seniors discussing how to pay for assisted living

The choice to place a loved one into assisted living or memory care comes with an array of questions: How does one pay for assisted living? Does Medicare or Medicaid cover assisted living? Which senior living community will be the best fit? Will my loved one be well cared for? What will their quality of…

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daughter hugs senior mom and dad

Spending time with our loved ones is one of life’s great treasures, especially as they age and the time spent together becomes more precious. However, if you’ve been spending that time asking yourself, “How do I get my Mom into assisted living?” because you’ve noticed signs that some extra help is required, it’s time to…

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health care professional cares for senior on a park bench

As the holiday seasons are upon us, this should be a time for joy and celebration. But for some caregivers, this time of the year can bring the blues. Trying to live up to past expectations or cooking the perfect holiday dinner can all add up to a lot of pressure. That stress, combined with…

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Holistic Wellness at Elder Care Alliance

“When I is replaced with We, even Illness becomes Wellness.” – Malcolm X If you or a loved one has done even the smallest amount of research into senior living communities, you’ve no doubt come across the term holistic wellness. What is holistic wellness, exactly? It’s the idea that to enjoy a full and fulfilling…

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Inter-generational Activity with Senior

Aging doesn’t automatically mean that people have to slow down. In fact for many, some days feel like life is just getting started. It’s easy for seniors to feel that way when they get to interact with people younger than themselves on a regular basis. That’s why so many senior living communities have introduced intergenerational…

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Senior in wheelchair dressing stylishly and comfortably

The days of ill-fitting and unfashionable wheelchair clothing for the elderly or disabled are gone, thanks to fashion designers and companies bringing adaptive clothing for seniors into the mainstream. How? By focusing equally on functionality, comfort and style. Adaptive clothing refers to garments, accessories and footwear specially designed with the dressing needs of seniors and…

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