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What's Your Color?

When you think about it we use our hands daily in so much of what we do. We speak with hand gestures, at times even more than we talk, we sign important documents and even create masterpieces with our hands. They can be used as universal signs of greeting those we meet or love with a handshake, a wave or blowing a kiss. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that for most of us we choose our nail color to display our personality as well. The beauty of this is that whether we are adventurous, loud and outgoing or soft spoken, subtle and introverted there is a color for you that will match impeccably! In honor of National Nail Polish day we t …


by Jessica Beck

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How Assisted Living Has Changed Over the Years

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 …


by Jonita Dixon

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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 …


by Jonita Dixon

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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 …


by Jonita Dixon

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What Steps Can You Take to Reduce Fall Risk?

Fall-related injuries are responsible for sending more than 1.6 million senior Americans to the hospital, according to the National Institutes of Health. To put matters into perspective, one-in-three seniors are going to experience a fall each year, falls that often result in a loss of independence, may cause fractures, other injuries, and sometimes even death. What Can You Do? If you are trying to evaluate and minimize risks related to falls, there are a few different things that you are able to do. If you want to reduce the controllable risk of falls, we recommend the following: Make sure that you have a good fit – It is important to have g …


by Jonita Dixon

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Reasons to Hire a Geriatric Care Manager

Reasons to Hire a Geriatric Care Manager

As a family caregiver, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and anxious. You can relieve some of your stress by hiring a geriatric care manager. These professionals can help you understand the elder care system and help with potential caregiving decisions. These are a few of the different reasons that many families have decided to hire a geriatric care manager: Reason #1 – Make Better Decisions Having a geriatric care manager can may help with recommending changes and provide an honest assessment of whether our loved one is able to care for him/herself. It is normal to be personally invested in decisions as a caregiver, but with a geriatric care …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Caregiver Resources, Senior Health, Senior Living

How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Although a caregiver is always worried about caring for someone else, it is also imperative that they care for themselves. Caregivers who are feeling fatigued and hopeless the majority of the time may be suffering from caregiver burnout. A few characteristics of caregiver burnout include: Isolation from others; withdrawal from friends, family and other loved ones Loss of interest in activities that were previously enjoyable Feelings of irritability, depression and hopelessness Mental and physical exhaustion Difficulty concentrating Changes in sleep patterns including restlessness Caregiver burnout can best be summarized as a state of physical …


by Jonita Dixon

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Things That Shouldn’t Matter When Selecting Senior Housing

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 …


by Jonita Dixon

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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 …


by Jonita Dixon

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Talent Show - Davis Senior Living

The Carlton Senior Living Davis Talent Show with local UCD community service group, Circle K was a hit!  They were a daylong service extravaganza and one group finished their day at Carlton Senior Living Davis, where they performed music, told jokes, and played minute-to-win-it style games with our residents.  One of the biggest benefits of Davis is the university, and this is just one example of how we connect with their students.


by Jonita Dixon

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