Tag Archives: Assisted living

From Wedding to Hospice

One woman rethinks used wedding bouquets

Wedding bouquets are intricate and stunning, but when the ceremony is over, most of the flowers either wind up in a trash bin, or they’re left to wilt on someone’s kitchen counter for weeks. Floral designer Shawn Chamberlain wants to change … Continue reading

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What Happened When an Assisted Living Facility Was Abandoned with Residents Still There? An interview with Miles Maker

A true story that broke our hearts becomes a film "If We Left"

Today SevenPonds speaks with Miles Maker, both an Executive and Creative Producer for an (in process) film titled “If We Left.” The film is based on a true story that has received much national coverage. Valley Springs Manor, an assisted … Continue reading

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How Do You Stay Active with Alzheimer’s? An Interview with Patricia Ris, Part One

Patricia Ris of Memory Care Cafe talks about how to stay healthy while you are in the early stages of this disease

Today SevenPonds speaks with Patricia Ris, the program director and founder of Memory Care Cafe. Her San Francisco-based program teaches people with Alzheimer’s how to stay involved in their communities and maintain an active lifestyle. The group focuses on people … Continue reading

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A Friend in Life and Death

Ann Clark incorporates her Stanford science background, a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology and a clinical massage certification to meet the needs of seniors approaching the end of life

Ann Clark has a playful light in her blue-green eyes. Now in her seventies, her exuberant presence is inviting, and you just want to be her friend. Ann’s zest for life shines even through the countless hours spent by the … Continue reading

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How Can a Care Manager Improve Quality of Life for Seniors? An Interview with Janet Brush, Part One

Janet Brush talks about how care managers can work with clients, family and friends to craft individualized care plans to increase the quality of life for seniors

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Janet Brush, who is the founder and managing director of Senior Alternatives — a company that is focused on providing comprehensive senior care to residents in the Bay Area. Janet has extensive experience in the field … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Choosing Hospice Care

Why a nonprofit hospice may be a more sensible option when choosing end-of-life palliative care

What if you’ve cared for terminally ill loved ones until your resources have been exhausted? You are exhausted too, having taken on a role of a nurse while grieving over the impending loss. Finally a decision is reached to find … Continue reading

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