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  • Financial Assistance for Assisted Living | Elder Care Alliance
    Sign Up for the E Newsletter Home What Is Assisted Living Is It Time for Assisted Living Assisted Living Options Health Benefits Finding the Right Fit Talking About Assisted Living What Is Memory Care Financial Assistance Making the Move Services Assisted Living Memory Care Skilled Nursing Continuing Care Retirement Community Care Coordination Communities AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Visit Our Communities Estimated Costs Floor Plans About Us Holistic Wellness Mission Vision Quality of Care Our Leadership Our Culture of Learning Mercy Brown Bag Program Events Contact Us Resources Caregiver Spiritual Leader Medical Provider Financial Planner map call AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Financial Assistance How will I pay for assisted living It s one of the most important questions when you re considering assisted living for yourself or a loved one Some long term care insurance covers assisted living to varying degrees but individuals pay for what insurance may not Every situation is unique but assisted living can be affordable and there are resources available that may help cover the costs To learn more about financial assistance options start by exploring these resources Private Funding for Assisted Living Elderlife Line of Credit A short term financial solution to cover costs associated with senior living until other funds become available Family Giving and the IRS Gift Tax Exemption Family support If family members contribute to the cost of senior living they can take advantage of the IRS gift tax exemption Long Term Care Insurance Long term care LTC insurance This insurance can be added to your current plan to help prepare for the future Government Assisted Living Benefits Government support Government programs such as Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit can help

    Original URL path: http://www.eldercarealliance.org/financial-assistance (2016-01-08)
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  • Moving to Assisted Living | Elder Care Alliance
    one You and your family have a financial plan in place You are emotionally prepared Now it s time to make the move When you take it one step at a time moving to a senior living community can be an uplifting exciting new beginning Plan Ahead for the New Space As with any move the first step is deciding which possessions to take with you Think about your new living environment Review the measurements of the space to determine what furniture and other belongings can realistically make the move Next think about what things will truly make the new space feel like home Make a plan for how framed pictures or other sentimental pieces will fit into the new space This can be a wonderful opportunity to gift meaningful items to friends and loved ones Start Packing Early Begin the packing process as far in advance as possible Keep in mind the size of the closets at your new home and begin sorting through clothing and other possessions that will need to be stored there Plan a garage sale or select a charity and donate items that won t be part of the move With planning downsizing can be a positive experience and provide a fresh start Take the Stress Out of Moving Day Moving to a new home can be exciting but it can also be emotionally and physically exhausting Reduce the potential stress of moving by checking with the senior living community about moving services or staff available for assistance Families should plan to stay with their loved ones the entire day to help arrange the new living space and perhaps dine there making the transition a smooth one Become a Part of the Community Moving to an assisted living community can be an emotional event If

    Original URL path: http://www.eldercarealliance.org/making-the-move (2016-01-08)
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  • Services | Elder Care Alliance
    Making the Move Services Assisted Living Memory Care Skilled Nursing Continuing Care Retirement Community Care Coordination Communities AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Visit Our Communities Estimated Costs Floor Plans About Us Holistic Wellness Mission Vision Quality of Care Our Leadership Our Culture of Learning Mercy Brown Bag Program Events Contact Us Resources Caregiver Spiritual Leader Medical Provider Financial Planner map call AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Elder Care Alliance Services At Elder Care Alliance we understand no two people are alike so we carefully customize our care to meet each resident s unique needs even as those needs change over time All services are grounded in our holistic approach to wellness nurturing the bodies minds and spirits of our residents Learn more about our assisted living memory care skilled nursing including rehabilitation services short term stays long term stays and skilled care and continuing care retirement communities Elder Care Alliance also offers a Care Coordination Program that provides long term health and wellness planning services for members of local religious congregations and dioceses Select a Link Visit Our Communities Services

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  • California Assisted Living | Elder Care Alliance
    Making the Move Services Assisted Living Memory Care Skilled Nursing Continuing Care Retirement Community Care Coordination Communities AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Visit Our Communities Estimated Costs Floor Plans About Us Holistic Wellness Mission Vision Quality of Care Our Leadership Our Culture of Learning Mercy Brown Bag Program Events Contact Us Resources Caregiver Spiritual Leader Medical Provider Financial Planner map call AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Assisted Living Elder Care Alliance s assisted living communities provide caring support and wellness services to residents who need assistance with personal care coordination of health care services medication management and other services Our goal is to help you or your loved one continue to live as independently as possible Short term stays may also be available at our communities Assistance With Daily Living Our caring staff gets to know each resident and helps with everyday tasks like bathing dressing laundry and housekeeping They can also help manage medications and escort residents to the dining room activities or events Assisted Living Services Each resident s living space features a 24 hour call system allowing residents to get help any time Other services that enhance daily life in each community include Wellness services Physical and life enrichment activities Transportation to medical appointments plus shopping sightseeing and entertainment events Spiritual services and faith centered activities Programs for Healthy Aging Elder Care Alliance communities offer a variety of enrichment programs including Brain fitness activities Tai chi yoga and other exercise programs Trips to local museums restaurants and entertainment Art classes in community activity rooms Live performances Intergenerational experiences bringing together people from ages 4 to 104 Learn more about our communities or schedule a visit Select a

    Original URL path: http://www.eldercarealliance.org/assisted-living (2016-01-08)
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  • California Memory Care | Elder Care Alliance
    comfortable residential setting our caring staff combines specialized training based on the latest research with programming techniques designed for those with cognitive impairment The team in each community s memory care neighborhood includes a Memory Care Director Life Enrichment Coordinator spiritual care services and support staff Memory Care Services Our memory care programs are founded on an engagement focused philosophy and a belief that every person has an innate capability to learn and succeed no matter the depth of their cognitive challenges Residents receive specialized memory care along with all of the typical assisted living services in a safe and supportive environment Our three tiers of programming are designed to meet the needs of residents as they progress through the stages of the disease At the top of our priority list is helping each resident feel safe and comfortable while continuing to be as mentally stimulated and engaged in daily life as possible A Supportive Environment We stand apart from other communities because of our focus on dignity respect independence and choice These qualities are embedded in every aspect of resident care experience and interaction Our communities provide supportive environments and bright open common rooms with comfortable places to sit and visit Residents are encouraged to stay active and engaged by attending art therapy classes movies and community events like a Super Bowl soup social We also encourage residents to participate in group walks and scenic drives with trained staff Not everyone will be interested in the same activities so we offer a variety of activities that embrace a wide range of interests Through these opportunities for engagement and connection residents gain a sense of purpose This can make a real difference as increased engagement has been shown to improve functioning and result in a higher quality of life I

    Original URL path: http://www.eldercarealliance.org/services-memory-care (2016-01-08)
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  • California Skilled Nursing | Elder Care Alliance
    Assisted Living What Is Memory Care Financial Assistance Making the Move Services Assisted Living Memory Care Skilled Nursing Continuing Care Retirement Community Care Coordination Communities AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Visit Our Communities Estimated Costs Floor Plans About Us Holistic Wellness Mission Vision Quality of Care Our Leadership Our Culture of Learning Mercy Brown Bag Program Events Contact Us Resources Caregiver Spiritual Leader Medical Provider Financial Planner map call AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Skilled Nursing The skilled nursing Care Center at Mercy Retirement Care Center provides 24 7 skilled care for residents who require short term rehabilitation or long term care Mercy s Care Center is known for quality It has sustained a CMS 5 star rating and its readmission rate is less than half the national and state averages The Care Center boasts wide hallways a cozy lounge multiple dining rooms and welcoming outdoor spaces In our bright inviting therapy room seniors receive a wide range of services including physical speech and occupational therapy Short Term Rehabilitation If you or a loved one is recovering from a debilitating illness stroke or surgery a short term stay at our Care Center can help get you back home quickly Each room in our skilled nursing Care Center offers a beautiful view of a garden or patio to make the rehabilitation stay more pleasant An Eden Alternative Care Center We are a certified Eden Alternative Care Center which means we abide by a philosophy of close and continuing relationships with each other children pets and plants To learn more download our fact sheet or schedule a visit Select a Link Visit Our Communities Services Floor Plans Contact Us Related Content The

    Original URL path: http://www.eldercarealliance.org/skilled-nursing (2016-01-08)
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  • California Continuing Care Retirement Community | Elder Care Alliance
    Care Financial Assistance Making the Move Services Assisted Living Memory Care Skilled Nursing Continuing Care Retirement Community Care Coordination Communities AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Visit Our Communities Estimated Costs Floor Plans About Us Holistic Wellness Mission Vision Quality of Care Our Leadership Our Culture of Learning Mercy Brown Bag Program Events Contact Us Resources Caregiver Spiritual Leader Medical Provider Financial Planner map call AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Continuing Care Retirement Community Choosing a senior living community is a big decision Our continuing care retirement community CCRC allows residents to stay with us on the same campus they call home even as their care needs change A CCRC provides residents with the opportunity to form and sustain long term relationships with staff and other residents even as their needs change and they move through different care settings This option can be especially important for couples As one partner s care needs change both individuals can still reside on the same campus Mercy residents who choose a continuing care contract instead of a traditional residency agreement receive additional benefits CCRC residents are eligible for priority access to the Care Center In addition if a health issue requires a stay in the Care Center residents in an assisted living apartment don t have to pay the full rental fee on top of the skilled nursing fee to hold their apartment until their return There is an entrance fee associated with the continuing care contract As a CCRC Mercy Retirement Care Center in Oakland California offers assisted living memory care services and skilled nursing To learn more about Mercy Retirement Care Center download our fact sheet or schedule a visit Select a

    Original URL path: http://www.eldercarealliance.org/continuing-care-retirement-community (2016-01-08)
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  • Care Coordination | Elder Care Alliance
    Finding the Right Fit Talking About Assisted Living What Is Memory Care Financial Assistance Making the Move Services Assisted Living Memory Care Skilled Nursing Continuing Care Retirement Community Care Coordination Communities AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Visit Our Communities Estimated Costs Floor Plans About Us Holistic Wellness Mission Vision Quality of Care Our Leadership Our Culture of Learning Mercy Brown Bag Program Events Contact Us Resources Caregiver Spiritual Leader Medical Provider Financial Planner map call AlmaVia of Camarillo AlmaVia of San Francisco AlmaVia of San Rafael Mercy Retirement Care Center Care Coordination Through its Care Coordination Program Elder Care Alliance works with religious congregations and dioceses to ensure their members have the long term health and wellness planning services they need Our care coordinators are embedded in the communities and congregations they serve and have backgrounds in gerontology social work and or nursing Each care coordinator s role is developed in conjunction with the sponsoring organization to ensure the specific needs of the community or congregation are being met Services can include assessing health needs developing care plans arranging medical appointments assisting with hospital discharge and planning for other health

    Original URL path: http://www.eldercarealliance.org/care-coordination (2016-01-08)
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