Stephanie Brice Recognized as CALA Advocate of the Year

Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Fremont Recognized as CALA Advocate of the Year

Stephanie Brice Recognized as CALA Advocate of the Year

Carlton Senior Living is pleased to announce that Stephanie Brice, Executive Director of Carlton Senior Living Fremont, has been named as CALA “Advocate of the Year” The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) advocacy group focuses on representing communities which provide personalized care to their residents while promoting choice, independence and dignity. The advocacy group represents its members before California Legislature, Department of Social Services (DSS) Community Care Licensing Division and other state entities who are involved in the development of senior living policies. As a CALA advocate and Executive Director of Carlto …


by Denee Naro

Associates On The Move, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living Fremont, Community Outreach

Welcome Jon McCraw, New Executive Director at Poet's Corner!

Carlton Senior Living is thrilled to announce our new Executive Director at our Poet’s Corner location, Jon McCraw. Jon joins Carlton with 23 years of experience in various roles of senior care. As he recalls, it indeed all began for him growing up as a young child. Jon attributes this time of his life as extra meaningful because he lived in the same town as all four of his grandparents. Their involvement and engagement in his life was pivotal for his interactions as a child through his teenage years and have lasted now well into his adulthood. The church was a significant part of his early life, and he can recall that he wasn’t shy about sit …


by Jessica Beck

Alzheimer’s Care, Blog, Carlton Associates & Career News, Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner Pleasant Hill, Dementia Care, Memory Care

Celebrating the Holidays with Our Local Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts troop #506 made their annual holiday visit to Carlton San Leandro to sing Christmas carols for our residents, which of course spread many smiles. Troop #506 is from our local Roosevelt Elementary School. This beloved tradition came on a very special day for the Scouts, being that it was their 75th anniversary of being a chartered troop. Congratulations! We’re so happy to have been able to celebrate your special milestone together! We’re already looking forward to having you visit our community again soon. Happy 75th Anniversary Troop #506 Troop #506 singing us Christmas carols. Read more about the Entertainment and Events at Carlto …


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro, Community Events, Community Outreach

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 …


by Jonita Dixon

Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Living Lifestyle, Senior News, Science & Technology

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 …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Parkinson's Disease, Senior Health & Wellness, Senior News, Science & Technology

Why Assisted Or Independent Living Trumps Living Alone

Why Assisted Or Independent Living Trumps Living Alone

It is important to distinguish between the ‘traditional’ nursing home and assisted living options. Many different communities have a myriad of amenities. There are many reasons that seniors prefer assisted living or independent living communities over living alone. These are a few of the most important reasons why that might be the right choice for you or your loved one. Reason #1 – Far More Socialization Living in an assisted living community surrounded by other people your age is far more social than being alone in your home. As we get older, people no longer have to work and have fewer social contacts as a result. With these living facilit …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Living

Tips to Fall Proof Your Home

Tips To Fall Proof Your Home

We already know the importance of keeping our loved ones safe at home. If you are worried about falls, there are a few different ways that you can ensure that you reduce fall chances in seniors. Given how dangerous a fall can be for seniors, these tips should be taken into serious consideration: Tip #1 – Create clear walking paths You want to make sure that our loved one has a chance to walk around without issue. Make sure that there is space to walk freely by removing everyday clutter and moving small furniture out of the way. Things such as throw rugs, phone cords, small décor items, pet bowls, and bags can all cause a fall to occur. Tip #2 …


by Jonita Dixon

Senior Health & Wellness

Annual BBQ at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill annual family barbecues are fun for the whole family and this particular event had over 500 guests in attendance. It’s a great opportunity for residents and their loved ones and associates and their families to get together and celebrate being a part of such a special community. Festivities included a barbecue buffet, live music, lot’s of decorations and activities for everyone to enjoy.


by Jonita Dixon

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

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 …


by Jonita Dixon

Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Health & Wellness

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 …


by Jonita Dixon

Caregiver Resources, Independent Living & Assisted Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

Dinner With Elvis - Carlton Senior Living Sacramento

On February 2nd, CPS Dining Room celebrated with an Elvis theme dinner and we even had Elvis (a new resident) in the house! Chef MJ created a specialized Elvis theme menu. The Dining Room created “Elvis Trivia” placed on each table for the Residents to share in conversation. The event was one of our monthly regular themed events. Residents and family members enjoyed tremendously. Please view the photo gallery below. Included in these pictures are Marilyn Royce, Jim Critchfield (Elvis), Ann Davis, Elsa, Tanya, Honey Vermeulen, Edna Lewkowitz and Mary Lease.


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Sacramento, Community Events, Independent Living & Assisted Living