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2018 Annual Best of the Best South Bay Winners

Carlton Senior Living’s “Best of the Best” awards honor associates, in all departments and all positions from our culinary team to our Executive Directors, who have gone above and beyond. These chosen individuals are honored quarterly and annually. They are those within our company who have provided particularly high-quality customer service in memorable experiences for our residents, their families and fellow associates. These individuals exemplify the Carlton Commitments to Love, Honor and Provide. Annually each year, the annual “Best of the Best” winners are chosen out of those who had won in the past four quarters of the given year. The w …


by Jessica Beck

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Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Paul Schmidt

Resident Spotlight - Paul Schmidt

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Paul Schmidt – Paul was born in the East Bay in Oakland, California. He attended San Jose City College and later transferred to San Jose State University. Paul was a police officer with the City of San Jose for 30 years and, after retiring, he became a reserve officer. He was also in the U.S. Coast Guard during the 1960s. While with the police force, Paul became a youth soccer coach with the San Jose Police Activities League (PAL). Despite not knowing anything about soccer when he began coaching, Paul was eventually named PAL Coach of the Year. Because Paul is so tall at a height of 6 feet 4 inch …


by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living San Jose, Resident Spotlight

Walking Together to End Alzheimer's

This year Carlton Senior Living communities collectively participated in three different walks hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Recruiting a total of nearly 140 participants we took a walk in Sacramento on September 29th, Silicon Valley on October 13th and Walnut Creek on October 20th. At this time, we are thrilled to announce that we have raised a total of $22,897.00! We at Carlton Senior Living have been helping and caring for residents since 1985 and we want to continue helping whenever we can by giving back to our local communities. The Alzheimer’s Association is an American non-profit voluntary health organization that focuses on c …


by Jessica Beck

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Resident Spotlight - Don Bordenave

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Don Bordenave – Don has lived in Northern California all his life and attended Santa Clara University on a football scholarship. In 1950 his team, the Santa Clara Broncos, played in the Orange Bowl and won in an upset against the Kentucky Wildcats. Football continues to be a great passion for Don and he enjoys watching the games on TV. Don was in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in college and later joined the Army and served during the Korean War. After the war, Don began a career in education and was a high school teacher and later principal for Santa Clara High School, and also coac …


by Denee Coleman

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Ask The Elders: Beating the Back-to-School Blues

Carlton’s residents love sharing the wisdom they’ve have gained through years of experience. As the dog days of summer dwindle, students everywhere are reminded of the inevitable return to the classroom and so we asked the elders to offer their advice on heading back to school. The next two letters in our “Ask the Elders” series come from a couple of perplexed parents who are already seeking reprieve from the return of the school year.     Dear Elders: My kids will be heading back to school soon and are anxious about the new school year. What advice do you have to help them beat the back to school blues? –Mom Before the Storm …


by Denee Coleman

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In Honor of National Nurses Week

At Carlton Senior Living we are grateful for the role of our nurses in the communities and all that they bring to our residents, their families, and our teams. In honor of National Nurses Week, our Carlton Senior Living San Jose community supports the American Nurses Association and would like to highlight their nursing team; Paige Woods and Mike Aberin. Paige chose to work for Carlton because of the clinical environment we endorse as a company, although we are a social model of care, our Nurses role allows us to assist in clinical aspects that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to without them. In that same regard, Mike enjoys the fact that Carlt …


by Jessica Beck

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National Puppy Day: Meet JJ, Bear and Tessie Sue

At Carlton Senior Living we indeed recognize the value of pets and the companionship they provide for our residents. Our communities are “pet-friendly.” More specifically in our Memory Care neighborhoods our residents and staff host a pet for the residents to connect with and bond over during their transition and integration into a new environment. We have found that often, the companionship of the pets chosen can help to provide comfort and security for our residents and aid in the ease of behaviors associated with the progression of the disease process. We are pleased to share with you today, in honor of National Puppy Day, three of our Mem …


by Jessica Beck

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Carlton Senior Living is Hiring

San Jose Hiring Event

We’d love for you to join us for our San Jose hiring event. Wednesday, February 28th  10AM to 12PM and 4PM to 6PM Carlton Senior Living San Jose 380 Branham Lane San Jose, CA 95136 Location Details Walk-In interviews will be conducted. We are currently hiring Personal Care Aide, Wait Staff and Housekeeping associates to provide services to our Assisted Living and Memory Care Residents. Refreshments will be provided. It takes a special group of employees to help our senior residents live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by love, kindness and care. We believe happy employees help to ensure happy residents, and that’s why we take great car …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living San Jose

Resident Spotlight - Dick Morrill

Meet Dick Morill, Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident – Dick is originally from the city of Bristow located in Creek County, Oklahoma. He enjoys playing pinochle, cribbage, bridge and many other card games. Dick is excited to share a horse racing game he made with his Carlton neighbors called Derby Days. He created the horse derby game and ran it at the Morgan Hill Senior Center for years and thinks everyone will have a lot of fun playing it. Dick has also volunteered with the Helping Hearts and he is a great addition to the Carlton Senior Living San Jose community. View additional Resident Spotlight articles.       …


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living San Jose, Resident Spotlight

How to Make Respite Care Work for a Loved One with Dementia

How to Make Respite Care Work for a Loved One with Dementia

The National Center for Biotechnology Information conducted a study, which proved that exposing dementia patients to respite has a positive effect on their behavior and memory. You might have been worried or feeling guilty about leaving your loved one with dementia for a respite care stay. However, this finding has proved that it can be beneficial for the health of your loved one. Despite this, you may face difficulties when using respite, especially if it’s for the first time. Some patients of dementia may refuse to leave home or leave their caregivers even for a short while. Others might request to go home while at the memory care respite f …


by Jonita Dixon

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