COVID-19 Staying Connected Through Technologies New and Old
Assisted Living | March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Staying Connected Through Technologies New and Old

While many are embracing new technologies to communicate with family and friends, others are turning to more traditional technologies like paper and pen.   Upper Left: Craftopolis Craft Club creates beautiful handmade cards for residents of Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove. Upper Right: Pat from Carlton Senior Living Davis exchanges smiles with her son and daughter via video call. Lower Left: Ruth’s daily visits with her son and family continue at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill thanks to Zoom. Lower Right: Zayn, a local elementary school student, takes to paper and pen to connect with residents at Carlton Senior Living Downt …

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2019 Innovator of the Year Bronze Award Recipient

2019 Innovator of the Year Bronze Award Recipient

The 2019 McKnight’s Technology Awards competition endeavors to acknowledge contributors in the Senior Living industry who have employed technology in the effort to increase the quality of life for their residents. All entries for this extremely competitive contest were judged by an independent panel of senior living and skilled nursing experts. To be chosen as one of the honorees is both a notable accomplishment and feat in advancing the knowledge and utilization of technology in Senior Living. Carlton Senior Living is honored to be presented with the prestigious Bronze Award for Innovator of the Year in the 2019 McKnight’s Excellence in Tech …

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Senior News, Science & Technology | September 23, 2019

Carlton Reduces Resident Falls by 31% with SafelyYou

Falls and fear of falling are often a big part of the decision for a resident and their family to choose assisted living. In assisted living, a care team can support making sure the right protections are in place, and if anything does happen, trained personnel are there to help. For residents with dementia who cannot necessarily advocate for themselves, it can be challenging for care staff to design effective fall management plans. This is one reason that adults living with dementia in assisted living and skilled nursing communities fall nearly twice as often as those without dementia. Moreover, an estimated 80% of falls in dementia care are …

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“The Central California Hemophilia Foundation – A Birthday Story”

"The Central California Hemophilia Foundation – A Birthday Story"

Today we celebrate the World Federation of Hemophilia by recognizing the 29th Anniversary of World Hemophilia Day. We are thrilled to showcase our very own residents Will & Gloria Curtis, of the Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community and the contributions they have made in the founding of the Central California Hemophilia Foundation. We invite you to read more from Will’s perspective in his article entitled; “The Central California Hemophilia Foundation – A Birthday Story” On a bright summer day in Sacramento, June 10, 1969, our attorney, John R. Saldine, invited me to join him as he walked our corporation papers through t …

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Internet Safety Tips for Seniors
Senior News, Science & Technology | February 12, 2019

Internet Safety Tips for Seniors

The internet is a great resource and offers a wealth of information including your personal and private information. Because so much of your personal information is easily accessed online it’s especially important to be vigilant in protecting yourself from those who may try to use your information with dishonest motives. Seniors, unfortunately, have become prime targets for many modern-day scammers but there are many techniques that can be used to identify possible criminals before they can cause any harm. Here are a few internet safety tips to help you stay protected online: Never Assume a Stranger Online is Trustworthy Unless you have a rea …

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Senior News, Science & Technology | November 28, 2018

Have YOU tried Dakim BrainFitness?

Dakim BrainFitness is designed for everyone-from those that are sharp as tacks to individuals with mild cognitive impairment and even those with moderate dementia. And the Dakim BrainFitness System self-adjusts the level of difficulty to match each individual’s ability, so it’s always challenging and engaging for each and every user, each and every time. Since new content is downloaded regularly, Dakim’s “gameologists” are at work night and day developing new and unique exercises. Carlton Senior Living is proud to offer Dakim’s BrainFitness program throughout our communities and we encourage everyone to give Dakim a try. Each session only tak …

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Senior Living Lifestyle | November 26, 2018

Carlton's 10 Favorite Gifts for Seniors

Need help finding a gift that the senior in your life will actually use and enjoy? Carlton’s Senior Gift-Giving Guide includes our top ten favorites to help make the holiday season merry and bright for all: 10.) Customized Return Address Stamp These customized return address stamps make it easy to keep up on correspondence and are available in a variety of designs from classic to whimsical, and everything in between. Starting at around $10, this practical gift is sure to be put to good use. Pair this with Gift #9 and a book of postage stamps for a thoughtful gift that will help the senior in your life stay connected. Available through Zazzle. …

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Community News | July 28, 2018

National System Administrator Appreciation Day

At Carlton Senior Living we believe that implementing technology advancements related to senior living is crucial to upholding our customer satisfaction and maintaining the safety of our residents. Today, for National System Administrator Appreciation Day, we are proud to take a moment to honor the man behind the scenes of our technology systems and the support he provides to Carlton, the residents, and our associates. Tuan Nguyen is our Vice President of Technology and has been with Carlton since he joined our family in 2002. With almost 20 years of IT experience he is nearing 16 years dedicated to a focus in assisted living. Tuan has grown …

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Technology Partnerships & Collaborations

At this year’s California Assisted Living Association, CALA, Spring 2018 Conference a topic of discussion highlighted was the use of technology in Assisted Living and how certain partnerships and collaborations can lead to innovation among generations. Our very own Director of Memory Care Operations, Allison Groves, was asked to discuss this topic alongside Sheri Peifer, Senior Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer at Eskaton as well as Cynthia Williams who works in Operation Services at Kisco Senior Living. We at Carlton Senior Living are pleased to share with you some of the main points from their discussion and highlight the technology par …

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Reducing Falls in Memory Care Through Innovative Technologies
Alzheimer’s Care | February 5, 2018

Reducing Falls in Memory Care Through Innovative Technologies

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, falls are the primary cause of Alzheimer disease–related hospitalizations, contributing to 26 percent of all hospitalizations in the United States. Stats like this are hard to ignore and, because of this, Carlton Senior Living was excited to be the first facility to deploy an innovative technology offered by SafelyYou that has resulted in an 80 percent reduction in falls [1]. In 2017, Carlton Senior Living Davis partnered with Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research, an affiliate of UC Berkeley, to test the SafelyYou system to detect falls and prevent future falls within our memory care environment. …

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Basic Facts About Medicare
Senior Health & Wellness | November 21, 2016

Basic Facts About Medicare

Chances are that you have heard of Medicare – chances are that you qualify for Medicare. But what IS Medicare? Why do you need it? And what are your coverage options? Before enrolling in Medicare coverage, we are going to look at a few different basic facts that seniors have to know about. Different Benefits With Different Plans There are a number of different Medicare insurance options, what are the different options that you have? These are the different aspects of Medicare that you might deal with. Original Medicare – These cover basic medical and hospital care, and are also known as Parts A and B. You will be automatically enrolled in Par …

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Tools To Assist Seniors Who Experience Tremors

Tools To Assist Seniors Who Experience Tremors

There are around half a million seniors who struggle with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of the primary symptoms for people with this neurological disorder is tremors. Daily life tasks can prove to be quite difficult when these seniors have no control over these shakes. Fortunately, it is possible to promote healthy living despite these symptoms, thanks to many helpful tools. These are a few of our favorite examples:   Tool #1 – Switch Enlargers People who have tremors might have a hard time manipulating switches. Both arthritis and Parkinson’s disease can lead to weakness of your fing …

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