Catering to Couples Living in Assisted Living

Catering to Couples Living in Assisted Living

With many more baby boomers needing a place for assisted living, it should come as no surprise that we are soon dealing with the concept of assisted living for couples. If you want to make sure that you keep the transition as smooth as possible, we have a few different ways to do so. Couple Tip #1 – Before Problems Arise: Do Your Research You want to make sure that you can make quick transitions once the time gets there. You want to make sure that both parties are sound of mind when you begin the search for senior living options in order to take both people into consideration. By planning ahead of time, you are making sure that you are not ge …

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Carondelet High School Visit – Downtown Pleasant Hill

Carondelet High School Visit - Downtown Pleasant Hill

Students from Carondelet High School visited Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill recently and participated in activities along side the residents. Some residents enjoyed decorating pumpkins while others made wreaths to hang on their doors. The group also made goody bags for Trick-or-Treaters. The group enjoyed playing boards games together while sipping hot chocolate.  

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Steps to Finding the Best Senior Care Community

Steps to Finding the Best Senior Care Community

It is reasonable that we all want to find the best possible place for our loved ones to stay after retirement. Finding a quality senior living community is important when you want to eventually make this new location your home. Because the stakes are high and the decision is a hard one, you want to make sure that you are making the right choice. These are the best ways that you can narrow down your options and come up with the right community for you. Determine Your Budget First The first thing that you need to figure out is how much you can afford. You need to take a moment and do the math. If you are unable to pay for a community, it does n …

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How Assisted Living Has Changed Over the Years
Assisted Living | October 10, 2016

How Assisted Living Has Changed Over the Years

When looking for an assisted living option for oneself or a loved one, the term ‘assisted living facility’ conjures up a number of different feelings. In fact, the transition that you make to a new home can feel scary, uncertain, and emotional. However, few people have an actual idea of what assisted living is like nowadays. Knowing more about the different care options, amenities, and activities offered can offer peace of mind for many families. The Changes We Have Seen Many of the better assisted living options have taken steps to shift towards the consumer. This means that seniors (and their families) are more at ease with senior care comm …

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Gratitude for Carlton Senior Living Davis
Carlton Senior Living Davis | September 29, 2016

Gratitude for Carlton Senior Living Davis

I would like to acknowledge a true gem in our community. The Carlton Senior Living Facility was where my mother spent the last couple of years of her life. The staff at the Carlton allowed my mother to age on her terms and with tremendous respect and dignity. A special thank-you to all the medical staff and especially to Jose, who was very attentive to my mother’s needs and kept me well-informed. Also, to the front desk staff, who took the time to listen to my mother, whether she had a concern or simply wanted them to admire her latest crocheted creation or fresh-picked flowers. This meant so much to her. My mother had a special fondness for …

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Staff Celebration – Downtown Pleasant Hill

Staff Celebration - Downtown Pleasant Hill

Our community hosted our quarterly Associate Appreciation Gathering on 9/15 and the theme was Under the Sea.  We gather quarterly to thank our team for a job well done.  We hosted a buffet lunch and held a prize drawing for those in attendance. A costume contest was held as well.  Imee Segarra was the winner with her Jellyfish costume, complete with bioluminescence in the form of lights in the umbrella.  Malika Griffith was the runner up. The decorations we handmade by Diane Duarte.  She and her daughter are the creative minds behind most of the fabulous decorations seen throughout our community for holidays and celebrations. Enjoy the photo …

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Alzheimer’s Association BBQ – San Leandro
Community Events | September 2, 2016

Alzheimer's Association BBQ - San Leandro

The fine people at Carlton Senior Living San Leandro raised $413 in cash at our annual BBQ for the Alzheimer’s Association! We currently have $611 in cash in addition to all the online donations for team San Leandro! Enjoy the video of the Pie Eating contest below:  

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Carlton Senior Living Event Raises $1,500 For Special Needs Athletes

Carlton Senior Living Event Raises $1,500 For Special Needs Athletes

Carlton Senior Living Event Raises $1,500 For Special Needs Athletes Carlton Senior Living Sacramento hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on July 5, 2016 that brought in $1,500 to benefit special needs athletes. More than 200 people attended, including guests and residents of the Carlton Senior Living community. The money raised at the event was donated to Pathways to Recreation, a nonprofit that provides advocacy, education and funding for people with disabilities in Sacramento County. Lisa Schumann, Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living in Sacramento, said she was inspired to host the event by one of her residents, Suzie Smith. “Suzi …

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Things That Shouldn’t Matter When Selecting Senior Housing
Assisted Living | August 26, 2016

Things That Shouldn’t Matter When Selecting Senior Housing

When it comes to finding the right senior housing facility, there are a number of different factors that are very important. Determining the best senior housing option for your loved one is not only important to your state of mind, but also important for the future of your loved one. When following these following factors, people are often unhappy about their choice in the end: Factor #1 – Location Chances are that you want your loved one close to you to guarantee frequent visits. However, the truth is that the proximity to family should never be the primary reason that you select a senior housing option. Regardless of how often your loved on …

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Red Flags For Finding An Assisted Living Facility
Assisted Living | August 23, 2016

Red Flags For Finding An Assisted Living Facility

If the time has come for your loved one to move into a long-term care facility, chances are that you want to find the best possible option for them. These are a few of the red flags that you want to be aware of that might indicate that this facility is not the right choice for your loved one. Red Flag #1 – Lack of Life Enrichment A good assisted living facility is going to offer stimulation for residents on an educational, social, physical, spiritual, and emotional level. You want to know what type of activities, services, and outings there are to offer encouragement and assistance – make sure that your assisted living facility stimulates act …

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