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Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Carlton Senior Living staff and residents extends their deepest concern and heartfelt sympathy to the millions of people in Texas and Louisiana who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Disaster Assistance Click for a list of resources, both federal and local, that may be useful for those trying to navigate the insurance process and secure available financial assistance for residents and employees who have been impacted. Disaster Assistance Red Cross As you know the damage estimates from this storm are rising daily and the road to recovery will be a long one. Therefore, we encourage you to make a contribution to the relief …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living

Toy Soldiers Reign Over San Leandro

As part of our contribution to our local city programs, activities, and improvements, we recently sponsored a toy soldier as a token of support for the San Leandro Downtown Association, and to bring a bit of whimsical charm to our downtown during the holiday season. According to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. This toy soldier nutcracker is one of 12 that adorn San Leandro, watching over our community’s good tidings and holiday well wishes!


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living

Senior Foot Care

The Importance of Foot Care For Seniors

Most seniors are not flexible or mobile enough to manage their own foot care. Of course, that doesn’t mean this is something that you should forgo altogether. If you want to learn more about the importance of senior foot care, we will offer you a few insights. Why Is Foot Care Important? Even though people understand that foot care can make your feet look nice and presentable, few people know that looking at one’s feet can provide insight to their overall health. You might have larger problems when you notice changes in shape, chipping, or discoloration of the toenails. One group that is especially at risk of foot problems is seniors who have …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health

Signs You May Need To See A Doctor

Some seniors (and other people as well) tend to avoid seeing the doctor as much as possible. Many people are afraid to disrupt their life and go to the hospital. While rest and fluids might be enough for a regular cold, there are some more serious symptoms that require you to find help. We want to offer you a number of different signs that will tell you that you should visit the hospital. Sign #1 – Skin Changes Because their outer layer of skin is thinner and more susceptible to breakage, seniors are more at risk of skin infections. If it becomes infected and goes untreated, even a tiny cut could become a severe drug-resistant infection. Whil …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health

Meditation Tips For Seniors

People are spending more time and energy than ever before on improving their overall well-being. Many seniors are not just relying on their doctor, but also turning towards holistic approaches to relieve their stress. If you want to become calmer and reduce your overall anxiety levels, we have a few tips to get you started. Pick The Right Locale For You Where you choose to perform your meditation plays an important role in meditation itself. Some people prefer to meditate in complete silence, while others do not mind being in a noisy environment. It is a good idea to experiment with a number of different places and try to find out what works …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

Is Your Senior Loved One Hiding Dementia?

Finding out that their loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is a shock for many different families. Sometimes the person seems fine for a long period of time, only for the family to find out that the person’s mind is confused the next. It is important to understand that these issues do not happen overnight. It might be possible for families to overlook these issues, because they happen so gradually. It is imperative that you know what to look for to determine whether your loved one is hiding memory issues. Sign #1 – Trouble With Logical Thinking Some seniors might have issues with simple tasks, including doing math or balancing a che …


by Jonita Dixon

Alzheimer’s Care, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Dementia Care, Memory care

How To Cope With A Decreasing Sense Of Smell

There are millions of Americans over the age of 55 who have a problem with their sense of smell. In fact, it is a problem that affects around 24 percent of seniors. Presbyosmia – the loss of smell – is not preventable. There are a number of unexpected ways that it can affect a senior’s life. We want to provide you with a few different issues related to losing your sense of smell that you might not have thought about before. Food May Taste Differently – Problems With eating If you have a head cold, you have experienced that food does not taste great. Your olfactory cells are unable to detect the scent of food when your nose is stuffed up. You …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

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

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Life Tips, Senior Living Lifestyle

Tools To Assist Seniors Who Experience Tremors

There are around half a million seniors who struggle with Parkinson’s disease according to the National Institutes of Health. 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 fingers and a hand, whi …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Life Tips, Senior Living Lifestyle

Tips To Help Ease Digestion For Seniors

There are a number of different health issues that commonly plague seniors. These range from memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease all the way to chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure. There are normal aches and pains for older people to deal with. Even though digestion issues are common in seniors, there are a number of different ways that seniors can help ease their digestive processes. Tip #1 – Talk To Your Doctor Most people do not seek help because they assume slowed digestion is a symptom of being older. Because your doctor might be able to offer advice, it is still a good idea to seek out their expertise. A doctor might recomm …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health

The High Rise Senior Living Trend

When looking at a senior’s quality of life, both lifestyle and ambiance can have a tremendous impact. The layout, location, and amenities of a senior living community can play an important role in a senior’s socialization and happiness. One of the hot topics in senior care is the concept of high rise senior living. There is a reason that many consider this as one of the important factors for the future of senior care. We are going to tell you a little about this trend. The High Rise Senior Living Trend When it comes to senior living, the world is constantly looking for innovation. Because people are living longer than before, it is important …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

Tips For Dealing With Allergies For Seniors

As the trees and flowers begin to bloom and winter officially comes to an end, it often becomes difficult for those who have allergies to enjoy the outdoors. Fighting off sneezing, watery eyes, and the sniffles can be a serious challenge, especially if you have issues like arthritis and chronic pain. If you want some tips on how to deal with your allergies, we have a few tips that seniors can use. Tip #1 – Take Allergy Medicine Many seniors already have medications that they are taking to deal with issues such as high blood pressure. It might be a good idea to take daily medication to reduce your symptoms if you have allergy symptoms. Your lo …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle